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Trump calls off event for NFL’s Eagles, cites anthem dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — Digging deeper into a culture war that he’s repeatedly stoked, President Donald Trump called off a visit to the White House by the Philadelphia Eagles, citing the dispute over whether NFL players protesting racial injustice must stand during the playing of the national anthem. Trump said in a statement Monday that some […]

Capitals on verge of Cup after blowing out Golden Knights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov smiled about getting four assists. He tried not to smile too much at the thought of being one win away from the Stanley Cup. With Kuznetsov and goaltender Braden Holtby leading the way, the Washington Capitals are on the verge of capturing the first title in their 43rd season after […]

Dynasty in making? Warriors chase third title in 4 years

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry and coach Steve Kerr’s Golden State Warriors have repeatedly said they want to build something special for the long haul, to compete for championships year after year. LeBron James considers his familiar NBA Finals opponent among the best teams ever. Where the Warriors will put themselves in the dynasty […]

WATCH: Clay Matthews breaks nose in his charity softball game; will need surgery

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews says he needs surgery on his nose after getting hit in the face with a line drive during a charity softball game. Here's an updated video [much better quality] of the #Packers Clay Matthews hit during softball that broke his nose. pic.twitter.com/RdrlBNIZgN — Dov […]

Curry dazzles from deep, sets NBA Finals record

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry backpedaled in pure joy. He skipped, hollered and let it fly from everywhere with that feeling he gets there’s no way it will miss — unwavering even with a defender’s hand in his face. SCtop10: Steph Curry drills insane 3-pointer STEPH 😮 Posted by NBA on ESPN on Sunday, […]

Judge considering fraud investigator in NFL concussion case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers for the NFL urged a federal judge Wednesday to appoint a special investigator to look into what the league said is extensive fraud in claims on the $1 billion concussion settlement. NFL attorneys said a study by the independent auditors in the claims process showed about 440 claims were flagged for […]

Kirk Cousins on leading Vikes: ‘Let your voice be heard’

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — There’s still so much more for Kirk Cousins to learn about his new coaches, teammates and playbook in Minnesota, a mere 2½ months after the newest Vikings quarterback signed his record-setting contract to headline this year’s NFL free agency frenzy. With every full-swing fist pump after a completed pass in […]

Silver says NBA encouraging 76ers to resolve Twitter probe, calls Bucks’ Sterling Brown video “horrific”

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Adam Silver has encouraged the Philadelphia 76ers to both quickly and thoroughly resolve the investigation into whether team president Bryan Colangelo used Twitter inappropriately, a story that the NBA commissioner acknowledged was not one he wants to be thinking about during the league’s title series. Silver, speaking Thursday before Game 1 […]

James left in disbelief after brilliant Game 1 performance

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James defied belief with another brilliant playoff performance and was in utter disbelief at teammate J.R. Smith and the officials about key plays down the stretch that sent the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 124-114 loss to Golden State in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. James posted […]

Eagles fan accused of punching police horse sues team, cops

PHOTO FILE – In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, a fan is taken into custody after violence erupted in parking lot M as Philadelphia Police Department officers and Pennsylvania State Police troopers on horseback tried to disperse fans who were tailgating, hours before the Philadelphia Eagles were scheduled to host the Minnesota Vikings in […]

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