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Pato O’Ward snags Mid-Ohio pole as title contenders struggle

LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — The IndyCar championship race faces a major shakeup at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, where the top title contenders struggled and Pato O'Ward won the pole to match a series mark set in 1961. O'Ward became the ninth different pole winner through nine races this season — ...

Poston eagles 17th, takes 3-shot lead in John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — J.T. Poston made up for two back-nine bogeys with an eagle on the par-5 17th, shooting a 4-under 67 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the John Deere Classic. Trying to complete a wire-to-wire victory after tying for second last week in the ...

Analysis: NBA teams going all-in, and that’s what it takes

The 2023 NBA playoffs are more than nine months away, and one thing is already clear. There will be chaos. The Minnesota Timberwolves grabbed a megaphone and announced that to the world when they traded multiple players and several first-round picks — one of them in 2029, which means that ...

Leiter works 5 1/3 in emergency relief, Cubs top Boston 3-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Mark Leiter Jr. threw 5 1/3 solid innings of emergency relief, Nico Hoerner and Patrick Wisdom each had two hits and the Chicago Cubs capitalized on a pair of Boston errors and beat the Red Sox 3-1 Saturday night. Four pitchers combined to limit the Red Sox to five hits as ...

Zach LaVine says he’s coming back to the Chicago Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine is staying with the Chicago Bulls. The two-time All-Star and Olympic gold medalist said Friday he has agreed to a new deal with the Bulls. LaVine will be signing a five-year max contract worth about $215 million, according to a person with direct knowledge of the ...

AP source: Hawks trading Kevin Huerter to Sacramento

The Atlanta Hawks are trading Kevin Huerter to the Sacramento Kings for Justin Holiday, Mo Harkless and a future conditional draft pick, according to a person with direct knowledge of the agreement. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity because the trade ...

NBA says take-foul penalty will change at summer leagues

The NBA has sent another strong indicator that the penalty for transition take fouls is about to change. Such fouls will result in a penalty of one free throw, plus retention of the ball, at all three summer leagues this season — first the two smaller ones in San Francisco and Salt Lake City ...

Lampaert wins first Tour de France stage in the rain

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Although Belgian rider Yves Lampaert caused a surprise by winning the Tour de France opening stage, two-time defending champion Tadej Pogacar wouldn't have been bothered at finishing third on Friday. His priority was testing his race legs and placing ahead of his ...

San Jose Sharks fire coach Bob Boughner, assistants

San Jose Sharks coach Bob Boughner and his staff were fired two months after the regular season ended, a move the team said it made to clear the decks for the next general manager to pick new leadership behind the bench. Interim general manager Joe Will informed Boughner, assistants John ...

Volkanovski, Holloway complete title trilogy at UFC 276

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alexander Volkanovski has already beaten Max Holloway twice in UFC featherweight title fights, and that still wasn't enough to settle this rivalry. That's a measure of the excitement generated by the first two bouts between these two electrifying strikers. It's also an ...