TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy was more interested in his own history in the majors than the peculiar heritage at Southern Hills on Thursday at the PGA Championship.
Southern Hills has proven to be favorable to frontrunners.
MIAMI (AP) — His team was down by 10 in the opening minutes, and Boston coach Ime Udoka was making no effort to hide his level of disappointment.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — In four games over a pressure-filled week, the Tampa Bay Lightning have gone from the brink of playoff elimination to a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Ross Colton scored with 3.8 seconds remaining, giving the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers in Game 2 of their best-of-seven series on Thursday night.
Astros continue home dominance against Rangers with 5-1 win
Alonso's HR in 10th lifts Mets past Cardinals 7-6
Story hits 3 homers for Red Sox in 12-6 win over Mariners
Zac Gallen, Daulton Varsho lead Diamondbacks past Cubs 3-1
Robert homers, drives in 4 as White Sox beat Royals 7-4
Celtics roll past Heat 127-102, tie Eastern finals at 1-1
Colton scores late, Lightning beat Panthers 2-1 in Game 2
Horford and Smart cleared to play, White out for Celtics
NBA prospects see value of college despite other options
AP source: Timberwolves in talks with Nuggets' Tim Connelly
DENVER (AP) — David Perron scored twice as St. Louis switched up its line combinations, Jordan Binnington made 30 saves and the Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Thursday night to tie their second-round series at a game apiece.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marco Andretti doesn't want to be at the track if he's not racing. He'll watch on television, though, and offer advice from 650 miles away.
Andretti was at home in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, watching Andretti Autosport race the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last week when he had an idea: Colton Herta could pit early and probably win the race.
The Southeastern Conference spring meetings will be held in person for the first time since 2019 in a little less than two weeks.
It is unlikely two of the league's superstar coaches will be chumming around Destin, Florida, together.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets pitcher Max Scherzer is expected to be sidelined for six to eight weeks with a strained oblique muscle in his left side, the latest blow to a New York pitching staff already missing ace Jacob deGrom.
Something wasn't working.
Even though the NFL attempted to enhance opportunities for minority candidates to become head coaches in a league whose players are 70% Black, there was a disconnect.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — By the time Tiger Woods walked toward the fifth tee box Thursday, the hot start to his return to the PGA Championship had turned cold, and what was quickly becoming a steamy day at Southern Hills had also become an agonizing grind.
Lightning score late, beat Panthers 2-1 for 2-0 series lead
Perron scores twice, Blues even series with 4-1 win over Avs
Colton scores late, Lightning beat Panthers 2-1 in Game 2
Canada wins at worlds after fire delay, US beats Britain
Up 1-0 on Rangers, Hurricanes' D-men adding vital offense
USC lands All-American WR Jordan Addison from Pitt
Titans agree to deal with third-round pick Petit-Frere
Jones shrugs off Giants not picking up his 5th- year option
Ravens veteran punter Sam Koch retires after 16 seasons
Minority GM, coach candidates invited to meet NFL owners
BOSTON (AP) — Trevor Story had three homers, four hits and seven RBIs to help the Boston Red Sox rally from a four-run deficit to beat the Seattle Mariners 12-6 Thursday night.
Story slugged a pair of two-run homers and a three-run shot in the eighth, and he also singled in the go-ahead run in the sixth with the help of a wild throw.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Ross Colton scored with 3.8 seconds remaining, giving the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Thursday night.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Hong Kong-flagged racing sailboat that led its skippers to win multiple contests around the world came under attack Thursday off the coast of war-torn Yemen, with its crew reportedly targeted by militants who fired warning shots and threatened them with rocket-propelled grenade launchers.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jackie Young scored a season-high 25 points, A'ja Wilson added 17 points and nine rebounds and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Minnesota Lynx 93-87 on Thursday night.
Chelsea Gray scored 17 points and added seven assists for Las Vegas (5-1), while Dearica Hamby finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds for her third double-double of the young season and Kelsey Plum had 14 points.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored a season-high 37 points, Marina Mabrey added 13 points and a career-best 10 assists and the Dallas Wings beat the Phoenix Mercury 94-84 on Thursday night.
Diana Taurasi led Phoenix (2-3) with 31 points — her 50th career game scoring at least 30 to extend her own WNBA record.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston catcher Martín Maldonado entered Thursday's game batting just .116.
But with the Astros clinging to a one-run lead and the bases loaded with two outs in the eighth inning, manager Dusty Baker decided to stick with the veteran instead of using a pinch hitter.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — In at least one sense, Scott Morrison has become the most successful Australian prime minister in years just by standing for reelection on Saturday.
He is the first to survive in office from one election to the next since 2007.
NEW YORK (AP) — Hours after the Mets learned Max Scherzer will join fellow ace Jacob deGrom on the injured list, Pete Alonso kept New York rolling with a two-run homer in the 10th inning for a 7-6 win over the St.
CHICAGO (AP) — It was a grind for Zac Gallen. An impressive one.
Especially at the very end.
Gallen pitched five effective innings, Daulton Varsho homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Thursday night, stopping a six-game slide.
SCARBOROUGH, Ontario (AP) — Rapper J. Cole will play another season of pro basketball, this time in Canada.
The Canadian Elite Basketball League tweeted Thursday night that the 37-year-old rapper will join the Scarborough Shooting Stars in the coming season as a guard.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Luis Robert homered and drove in four runs as the Chicago White Sox rallied past the Kansas City Royals 7-4 Thursday to win the five-game series.
Robert delivered a pair of RBI singles before hitting a two-run homer into the left field stands in the eighth.
A look at what's happening around the majors on Friday:
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Yu Darvish put the tying runs on base and the heart of the Phillies lineup was coming up.
With the way Kyle Schwarber and the suddenly silent bats have been swinging, Darvish breezed through the order in the sixth inning without a run allowed, a peak performance for the Padres ace.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Manager Bob Melvin plans to return to the dugout Friday night when the San Diego Padres open a three-game series at San Francisco, the team said Thursday.
Melvin has been away since having prostate surgery on May 11.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A look at the key hole Thursday in the first round of the PGA Championship:
Here's a pretty cool hat trick from NL MVP Bryce Harper. The Phillies slugger swapped caps — and the NL MVP even autographed his hat — with a fan in the Citizen Bank Park stands.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — There was no Southern charm to Southern Hills for the world's No. 1 player.
Scottie Scheffler was scrambling all day in the first round of the PGA Championship, finding bunkers or water, and landing behind trees.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A brief look at the first round Thursday of the PGA Championship at Southern Hills (all times EDT):
NEW YORK (AP) — There are two constants to the Mets' season: injuries and wins.
They learned Thursday that Max Scherzer will join fellow ace Jacob deGrom on the injured list for a lengthy stretch.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Romain Grosjean flirted four times with the wall Thursday while preparing for his Indianapolis 500 debut.
The Frenchman didn't crash — his high drift with 15 minutes remaining in practice came oh-so-close to kissing the outside wall of Indianapolis Motor Speedway — but he seemed unbothered.
NEW YORK (AP) — The hurting St. Louis Cardinals are bringing up their second- and third-ranked prospects for major league debuts.
Nolan Gorman will start at second base in Friday's series opener at Pittsburgh and Matthew Liberatore will be on the mound for Saturday's game against the Pirates.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks placed catcher Jose Herrera on the injured list Thursday without a designation, indicating a potential COVID-19 issue with the team.
The move with Herrera comes one day after left-hander Kyle Nelson and outfielder Cooper Hummel were placed on the IL without any injury designation.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the first round of the PGA Championship (all times local):
MIAMI (AP) — The Boston Celtics are closer to whole for the Eastern Conference finals.
Al Horford's stay in the NBA's health and safety protocols ended Thursday, a few hours before tipoff of Game 2 of the series against the Miami Heat.
CHICAGO (AP) — TyTy Washington Jr. remembers being in awe gazing at the banners in Madison Square Garden as he watched the New York Knicks meet the Cleveland Cavaliers and the feeling he had two days later when Kentucky faced Duke at the famed arena.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Amid a pitch invasion by Everton fans, Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira appeared to kick out at a supporter who looked to be goading him during a confrontation.
The field was flooded by Everton supporters after their team recovered from 2-0 down at halftime to win 3-2 on Thursday and secure Premier League survival before Sunday's final round.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Always colorful, never boring.
Shaggy John Daly produced yet another wild ride around a PGA Championship.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Three players were injured when the chartered bus carrying the Murray State softball team was involved in a two-vehicle crash on the way to the NCAA Tournament in Alabama, police said.
LONDON (AP) — When Dominic Calvert-Lewin headed the ball into the net, Everton fans were ready to start celebrating their team's Premier League status being preserved.
A combination of astonishment and relief sent supporters flooding onto the Goodison Park field on Thursday night.
DENVER (AP) — AT&T Sportsnet reporter Kelsey Wingert says she's recovering after being struck in the head by a line drive during the ninth inning of the Colorado Rockies' game against the San Francisco Giants earlier this week.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs activated right-hander Marcus Stroman from the COVID-19 injured list on Thursday.
Stroman was slated to start opener of the team's four-game series against Arizona.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A proposal to legalize sports betting survived a test Thursday amid lawmakers' efforts to pull together the pieces of a package to spend Minnesota's enormous budget surplus with just days remaining in the legislative session.
TAMPERE, Finland (AP) — Canada was on the ice until nearly midnight to extend its perfect start at the world hockey championships by beating Kazakhstan 6-3 after a fire at the rink played havoc with the schedule on Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — All-American receiver Jordan Addison is transferring from Pitt to Southern California.
The Biletnikoff Award winner announced his decision Thursday on social media, ending weeks of speculation on where the top receiver in college football will play this season.