Jason Day ‘Obsessed’ With New Swing, Leads Wells Fargo | Sports News

By BEN NUCKOLS, AP Sports Writer POTOMAC, Md. (AP) – Three years and 364 days since his last victory, Jason Day describes himself as “obsessed” with honing his new swing and improving his results, even if he never gets back to No. 1 in the world. There wasn’t much room for improvement Thursday as the … Read more

Playoff Physicality Creeps Into Crease to Impact Goaltenders | Sports News

By AARON BEARD, AP Sports Writer The physicality of the NHL playoffs is creeping into the crease. There has already been a huge goal disallowed due to goaltender interference, a starting goalie was knocked out of a game after taking a shot to the head and one rookie netminder confronted an opposing star forward over … Read more

Stefan Wilson Hired to Drive 33rd Car at Indianapolis 500 | Sports News

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – British driver Stefan Wilson spent an entire year searching for a spot in this year’s Indianapolis 500 field. The journey proved equally challenging for team owners Don Cusick and Elton Julian – until they joined forces. On Thursday, the trio announced it solved two problems by … Read more

Betts, Freeman Power Dodgers Past Giants Again, 9-1 | Sports News

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) – Mookie Betts and Max Muncy homered, Freddie Freeman added a two-run triple and the Los Angeles Dodgers swept a short series from the San Francisco Giants with a 9-1 victory Wednesday night. Trea Turner and Will Smith had RBI singles in the fourth inning for … Read more

Curry, Morant Enjoying the Challenge of Battling in West Semis | Sports News

By TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Stephen Curry had a message for Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. after the Golden State Warriors took Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal against the Memphis Grizzlies. Prepare to have some fun in this series. Morant countered in a big way in … Read more

Dodgers Top Rodón, Giants 3-1 in Rivalry Series Opener | Sports News

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers got a hard-fought win in the first chapter of their rivalry series with the San Francisco Giants this season. And everybody on both teams last year learned just how important every single victory can be when these two powerhouses tangle. Chris … Read more

EXPLAINER: Why Is Bob Baffert Not in the Kentucky Derby? | Sports News

By BETH HARRIS, AP Racing Writer Bob Baffert has been the face of American horse racing for nearly 30 years. His success at the sport’s biggest stages and his shock of white hair make him hugely recognizable, even to the average person who doesn’t follow the sport outside of the Kentucky Derby. He trained the … Read more

Ayton, Booker Lead Top-Seeded Suns Past Mavericks 121-114 | Sports News

By DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer PHOENIX (AP) – After a brief hiatus, the Phoenix Suns that bulldozed through the regular-season schedule made an appearance on Monday night. Deandre Ayton scored 25 points, Devin Booker added 23 and the top-seeded Suns rolled to a 121-114 win over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of the … Read more

LEADING OFF: Astros’ Baker Goes for 2,000th Win as Manager | Sports News

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: Astros manager Dusty Baker tries for his 2,000th win as a major league manager when Houston hosts Seattle. Only 11 skippers have reached the mark so far. Political Cartoons The 72-year-old Baker posted his 1,999th victory when Houston blanked the Mariners 3-0 Monday night. Baker is … Read more

AP Source: WNBA to Honor Griner With Decal on Teams’ Floors | Sports News

By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer The WNBA will honor Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner with a floor decal, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Monday night. The person spoke is a condition of anonymity because it hasn’t been announced publicly. The All-Star center remains in Russia after being detained … Read more