Pro Sports

NBA charges Sterling, sets up June 3 hearing

The NBA charged Donald Sterling on Monday with damaging the league and its teams with his racist comments, setting up a June 3 hearing after which owners could vote to terminate his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Kurt Busch crashes during Indy 500 practice

Kurt Busch crashed hard into the outside wall at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday as his No. 26 car went through the second turn during practice for Sunday's Indianapolis 500.

NBA's biggest losers look for lottery win

The NBA's draft lottery is Tuesday, a night some teams appeared to be aiming toward for months during a season featuring plenty of talking about tanking.

Woods: Surgery erased doubts; no date for return

Tiger Woods still doesn't know when he'll return. For a while, he didn't know whether he would return at all.

Manziel passes first test with Browns

Johnny Manziel spent his first weekend in the NFL hanging around other rookies and unsigned free agents. He's about to take the field with the bigger boys.

Owners to decide on 2018 Super Bowl site

NFL owners will vote Tuesday on the site of the 2018 Super Bowl, choosing among New Orleans, Indianapolis and Minneapolis.

Duffy delivers; Royals hold on to beat Orioles

Danny Duffy carried a perfect game into the seventh inning, Billy Butler drove in the only run, and the Kansas City Royals held on to beat the Baltimore Orioles 1-0 Saturday night.

Cardinals take advantage of speed in 4-1 win over Braves

Rookie Kolten Wong scored on a short sacrifice fly to tie the Cardinals with the Braves on Saturday, one of many big plays St. Louis made with its legs in a 4-1 victory.

Heat, Pacers eager for next playoff battle

Indiana and Miami spent a whole season hearing about the rematch. On Sunday, the two Eastern Conference heavyweights will meet in the most intriguing fight of the year.

Arizona hires La Russa to run baseball operations

The Arizona Diamondbacks hired La Russa as their chief baseball officer Saturday, hoping the Hall of Fame manager can help turn around the team after one of the worst starts in franchise history.

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.