Pro Sports

Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba

Puig's smuggling venture, first reported by Los Angeles Magazine, is a common way for Cuban baseball players to make it to U.S. professional leagues.

Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

The 6-foot-8-inch All-American forward said Thursday he'll enter the NBA draft after being the highest-scoring freshman in Duke history. He was also the first freshman to lead the Blue Devils in scoring and rebounding, and the first freshman in three decades to be selected team MVP.

Can Spurs get back at Heat, survive West?

Miami's path seems much easier, but James' team also appears more vulnerable than the one that was an overwhelming favorite in last year's playoffs.

At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

Jeff Glasbrenner was three blocks from the finish when the marathon was halted by the two bomb explosions. This year, he's one of 4,781 runners taking the iconic race up on its offer to return — an opportunity to settle some unfinished business when they line up at the start again.

Brewers avoid series sweep with 5-1 victory over Cardinals

Milwaukee pitcher Wily Peralta allowed one run in six 1-3 innings, and Cardinals starter Joe Kelly left the game with left hamstring tightness.

Atlanta lands MLS expansion team for 2017

The team will be owned by Arthur Blank, who also owns the NFL's Atlanta Falcons. He donned a traditional soccer scarf and was serenaded by a burgeoning fan group that calls itself "Terminus Legion," a reference to the city's former name.

Officer: Sharper's DNA found on 1 Arizona victim

Tempe Police Detective Kevin Mace said at a bail hearing in Phoenix that Darren Sharper's DNA was recovered from one of the women's clothing but none of his DNA was found during an exam of the other woman.

After Titans release, Chris Johnson signs with Jets

The running back spent all day Tuesday with the Jets, signing with the team on Wednesday.

Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl reaches deal to sell team

The former U.S. senator is banking on New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens to follow through after agreeing to sell them the Bucks for about $550 million. The deal is subject to approval by the NBA and its board of governors.

Cards pitching shuts down Brewers again 6-1

Cardinals starters are feeling right at home on the mound at Miller Park.

T.J. Oshie, Brenden Morrow return to Blues practice

The St. Louis Blues players are getting healthy right on schedule as two key players return to the line up as the team prepares for Game 1 of the playoffs against Chicago Thursday.

Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert witnesses who will testify for the defense could undermine the prosecution's efforts to prove Pistorius killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on purpose after an argument.

NHL playoffs series-by-series breakdown

A look at the eight opening-round series in the NHL playoffs.

Panthers jump Sabres to win NHL draft lottery

NHL draft lottery losers last year, the Florida Panthers had their number come up this year.

Patrick Roy makes all right moves in 1st year leading Colorado Avalanche

Patrick Roy's attitude has recharged the young Avalanche team in his first season as they enter a first-round series against Minnesota on Thursday.

Ventura sharp as Royals down Astros 4-2

Kansas City rookie Yordano Ventura entered Tuesday night's game winless in four career starts dating to last season despite posting a 2.53 ERA in those games.

Green jacket No. 2 proves to be golden moment for Bubba Watson

In a new place in life, Watson plans to handle success differently after his second Masters championship.

Lance Lynn, Cardinals snap Brewers' 9-game win streak

Lance Lynn allowed three hits over seven innings before Carlos Martinez finished off the surprising Brewers, who still have the majors' best record at 10-3.

With playoffs approaching, Blues need goalie to step up

The Blues, who had been contending for the President's Trophy before their late-season fade, open Thursday at home as the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference against the defending Stanley Cup champions.

Dwayne Bowe's attorney seeks to suppress evidence in bust

Dwayne Bowe is scheduled to appear Wednesday on a misdemeanor drug charge in the Kansas City suburb of Riverside, where he was pulled over Nov. 10 for speeding. During the stop, an officer detected a strong marijuana odor in the car.