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Kentucky Derby is family affair for Asmussens and O’Neills

By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Steve Asmussen grew up in a barn in dusty Laredo, Texas. He and older brother Cash were the help in their parents' Ma-and-Pa stable. Nearly 4,000 miles away, Patrick O'Neill watched from Hawaii as his Uncle Doug made his way up the ...

LEADING OFF: Harper healing after fastball to face

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ HEADS UP Phillies star Bryce Harper says he's feeling fine after being hit in the face by a 96.9 mph fastball Wednesday. Harper was drilled in the left cheek by Cardinals left-hander Génesis Cabrera's ...

Vázquez helps Red Sox beat deGrom, slumping Mets 1-0

By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom doesn't give up much on the mound. Fortunately for his opponents, sometimes it doesn't take a whole lot to beat him, either. Christian Vázquez hit an early RBI double, producing the only run required for the Boston Red Sox ...

Braves hit 5 homers, pound Hendricks, Cubs 10-0

By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Marcell Ozuna homered in a four-run first inning, Huascar Ynoa pitched 5 1/3 strong innings and the Atlanta Braves went deep five times to beat the Chicago Cubs 10-0 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. Ynoa added his first ...

LEADING OFF: Braves try to do better with bats, Burnes tough

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ HOW BOUT A HIT? Limited to a total of one hit in an entire doubleheader, Freddie Freeman and the Braves try to do better with the bats when they begin a set against the Cubs. Freeman got Atlanta's ...

Curry sets NBA record for 3-pointers in a month with 85

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Greeted by more "M-V-P!" chants, Stephen Curry dazzled again in one of the most dominant stretches of his career. Curry scored 37 points and set an NBA record for 3-pointers in a month at 85, leading the Golden State Warriors past the ...

Keselowski claims 6th win at Talladega with overtime pass

By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Brad Keselowski made exactly the right final move this time, winning again at Talladega Superspeedway and demonstrating a painful lesson well learned. Keselowski's overtime victory made him the ninth driver to win through 10 NASCAR Cup ...

Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman team to win Zurich Classic

By The Associated Press undefined AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman outlasted Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel to win the Zurich Classic in a playoff that capped a tight and tense final round Sunday. Smith and Leishman won with a par on their second trip up the par-5 ...

Jarry, Guentzel lead Penguins past Bruins, 1-0

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan wants his highly skilled team to find a comfort level in playing low-scoring, one-goal games as the Stanley Cup playoffs approach. That message was received. Tristan Jarry made 29 saves for his first ...

Penguins jump into 2nd in East with 3-2 win over Sabres

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Evan Rodrigues was so focused on the Pittsburgh Penguins' late-season push to win the East Division title the forward didn't realize the implications that came with beating his former team, the Buffalo Sabres. While the Penguins jumped ...