Pro Sports

Michael Phelps prepares for comeback to sport's greatest stage

Michael Phelps has his regimen ready for a comeback in Rio, home of the 2016 Olympic games.

Michael Sam saga apt to expand NFL's gay fan base

Now that the NFL has its first openly gay player in Michael Sam, it can further expand and market to gay and lesbian fans all over the country.

Kings, Blackhawks set for Western Conference final

The Kings take on the Blackhawks on Sunday afternoon in a short turnaround from their series-clinching 6-2 victory over Anaheim.

Arsenal ends 9-year title drought with FA Cup win

For the fifth time in manager Arsene Wenger's 14 years, the Gunners are FA Cup winners.

New York Rangers rout Montreal Canadiens in Game 1 of Eastern Conference finals

Martin St. Louis, who will attend his mother's funeral with his teammates on Sunday, scored the opening goal of the Eastern Conference finals to pace New York's suddenly high-powered offense in a 7-2 rout of the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.

Wade Davis, former NFL player, works with Rams and others on gay rights

The head of an advocacy group for gay and lesbian athletes said he spent a full day this week helping the St. Louis Rams prepare for the arrival of Michael Sam, who hopes to become the first openly gay player in the NFL.

Former Missouri forward Laurence Bowers named Rookie of the Year in Israeli league

Laurence Bowers averaged 12.9 points and 6.2 rebounds in his first professional season with Hapoel Holon.

Aaron Hernandez indicted in 2 more shooting deaths

Aaron Hernandez, a former tight end for the New England Patriots, allegedly ambushed and gunned down two men in 2013.

Cards' DeWitt leads panel for Selig's successor

The Cardinals' chairman will lead a seven-member panel to search for and select Bud Selig's successor as MLB commissioner.

Royals drop 2-1 to first-place Baltimore Orioles

Nelson Cruz homered and the first-place Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Thursday night to snap a four-game losing streak.

Indiana Pacers best Washington Wizards for Eastern Conference finals spot

For all their mysterious slumps and chemistry curiosities, the Indiana Pacers are back where they were last season: the Eastern Conference finals.

Cardinals rack up four runs in second inning to beat Cubs 5-3

Cubs starter Jason Hammel gave up four runs in the second inning and Chicago lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 Thursday.

UPDATE: Oprah, Michael Sam agree to documentary deal over lunch

The Oprah Winfrey Network says it plans to produce a documentary series following the life of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.

Hit by pitch in 12th sends Cardinals over Cubs

Pinch-hitter Greg Garcia was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and one out in the 12th inning, sending the St. Louis Cardinals over the Chicago Cubs 4-3 Tuesday night.

Canadiens beat Bruins 3-1 in Game 7 to advance

Pacioretty scored the winner, and Carey Price made 29 saves to give the Canadiens a spot in the conference finals against the New York Rangers. Game 1 will be in Montreal on Saturday, with the rest of the schedule to be announced.

Pistorius to be sent for psychiatric tests

Oscar Pistorius will undergo psychiatric evaluation after the judge ruled at his murder trial Wednesday that his state of mind when he killed his girlfriend should be assessed by experts, possibly delaying court proceedings for two months.

Heat rally past Nets to East finals, 96-94

Down by eight with less than five minutes left, after trailing for virtually the entire game, the Heat found a way nonetheless to finish off the Brooklyn Nets and move into the NBA's final four for the fourth straight season.

Steve Kerr spurns Knicks, agrees to coach Warriors

The Warriors won the bidding war with the New York Knicks for Steve Kerr on Wednesday, hiring him away from the TNT broadcast table to be their coach.

Moustakas leads Royals to 3-2 win over Rockies

Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas hit a three-run double in the second inning to account for Kansas City's only runs, and Jason Vargas and the Royals' bullpen made the meager offense work in a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies that completed a two-game sweep.

Cubs-Cardinals rained out, doubleheader set for Aug. 30

The game was postponed before it started because of a wet weather forecast.