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Elliott would love to find a way to be different at Richmond

By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Like many drivers in NASCAR's top series, Chase Elliott had a hard time figuring out the best way to navigate the layout at Richmond Raceway when he first raced on the track. Some think the 0.75-mile, D-shaped oval drives like a mini ...

Brewers’ Yelich put on 10-day injured list with sore back

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich, who has missed four straight games because of a sore back, was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday. "There's nothing new, nothing to add," manager Craig Counsell said. "That's what it is. We'll take a couple more days without ...

Baylor beatdown: Bears win title, hang 86-70 loss on Gonzaga

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Heck, everyone's entitled to an off night. But that beatdown Baylor put on undefeated Gonzaga with the national title on the line — nobody saw that coming. The fresh-as-can-be Bears obliterated wobbly-legged Gonzaga's march to ...

Castellanos, Moustakas lift Reds to third straight win

By JEFF WALLNER Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Nick Castellanos hit a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning hours after deciding to appeal a two-game suspension for his part in a brawl, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 on Monday night. Castellanos connected off ...

Molina’s early double, Cardinals pitching stops Marlins 4-1

MIAMI (AP) — Yadier Molina hit a bases-loaded double during a three-run first inning, Daniel Ponce de Leon and the St. Louis bullpen protected the lead, and the Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 4-1 Monday night. Molina drove in two runs with his 382nd double, moving past Hall of Famer Johnny ...

Flyers finally beat Bruins, 3-2 on Sanheim’s OT goal

By KEN POWTAK Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Travis Sanheim scored 3:08 into overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Monday night after losing their first five meetings this season. The Flyers moved within three points of Boston for the final playoff spot in the ...

AP source: MLB moving All-Star Game to Denver’s Coors Field

By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — Major League Baseball plans to relocate the All-Star Game to Coors Field in Denver after pulling this year's Midsummer Classic from Atlanta over objections to sweeping changes to Georgia's voting laws, according to a person familiar with the ...

To the bank! Suggs hits the winner, Zags top UCLA 93-90

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The shot by Jalen Suggs — perfect! The Gonzaga freshman banked in a shot at the buzzer from just inside the half-court logo Saturday night to lift the Zags to a 93-90 overtime win over UCLA and move them one win away from an undefeated ...

Arrieta makes triumphant return as Cubs beat Pirates 5-1

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta pitched six solid innings in a triumphant return to the Cubs, Kris Bryant and Jason Heyward homered, and Chicago beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Saturday afternoon. Arrieta (1-0) got a warm reception prior to the game, then ...

Bearing down: Baylor routs Houston 78-59 to reach title game

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly two decades ago, Scott Drew decided to leave his comfort zone at tiny Valparaiso for the scandal-plagued basketball program at Baylor, explaining to his father that there was nowhere for the Bears to go but up. Now, they're one ...