TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma wind came sweeping through Southern Hills and then swiftly left town in time for Will Zalatoris, Bubba Watson and yes, even Tiger Woods, to bring a sleepy PGA Championship to life on Friday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 32 points with six 3-pointers and eight rebounds, Kevon Looney had a career-high 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors used one of their signature third-quarter flurries to rally past the Dallas Mavericks 126-117 on Friday night for a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tiger Woods clenched his jaw when the pain hit.
He limped, occasionally used a driver like a cane, and pushed his rebuilt right leg over and through the hills and swales of Southern Hills on Friday with a singular mission: to get to the weekend at the PGA Championship.
Odor homers in 13th, Orioles finally beat Rays, 8-6
Freeman, Urías lead Dodgers past Phils for 6th straight win
Story's slam snagged by former Sox player in Monster seats
Acuña's 1st game in Miami since knee injury, leads Braves
Ramírez shakes off injury, leads Guardians past Tigers 6-1
Curry, Warriors rally past Mavs for 2-0 lead in West finals
Marcus Smart, Mikal Bridges top NBA All-Defensive first team
Indiana's Jackson-Davis pulls out of NBA draft, will return
Smart, gritty Celtics hope to maintain intensity vs Heat
PARIS (AP) — The women's and men’s professional tennis tours will not award ranking points for Wimbledon this year because of the All England Club’s ban on players from Russia and Belarus over the invasion of Ukraine, an unprecedented move that stands as a significant rebuke of the sport's oldest Grand Slam tournament.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Brendan Smith scored a shorthanded goal late in the second period while Antti Raanta finished with 21 saves to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers 2-0 on Friday night, taking a 2-0 lead in their second-round playoff series.
PARIS (AP) — Naomi Osaka cracked jokes at Roland Garros on Friday — and, yes, laughed at those jokes.
BOSTON (AP) — Trevor Story hit a grand slam over the Green Monster — and into the hands of a former Red Sox player — a night after hitting three homers over Fenway Park’s fabled left field wall, leading Boston to a 7-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Deshaun Watson's week included meeting with NFL investigators and golf in the Bahamas with his new Browns teammates.
Next week he'll be back on the field, and under more public scrutiny.
CHICAGO (AP) — On a perfect day to play home run derby at Wrigley Field, the big winner was Josh Rojas.
Rojas launched his first three longballs of the season and the Arizona Diamondbacks powered past the Chicago Cubs 10-6 Friday.
Hurricanes beat Rangers 2-0 in Game 2 for 2-0 series lead
Smith, Raanta, Hurricanes top Rangers for 2-0 series lead
Finland eases to win over Britain at hockey worlds
Avs seek answers after Blues make right moves, tie series
Rick Bowness won't return as coach of Dallas Stars
Browns' Watson caps busy week as NFL investigation continues
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
BOSTON (AP) — Marcus Smart brought the energy boost the Celtics needed to ignite a blowout win in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference finals matchup with the Heat.
Now armed with home-court advantage in the series, Boston will look to maintain its edge at TD Garden during Saturday's Game 3, where it will be opposite a Miami team that is dealing with new health concerns.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Rougned Odor hit a two-run homer in the 13th inning and Baltimore Orioles snapped a 15-game losing streak to the Tampa Bay Rays with an 8-6 victory on Friday night.
The Orioles' last win over Tampa Bay was on July 19 at Tropicana Field, and Baltimore hadn't beaten the Rays at home since Sept.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Freddie Freeman singled three times and drove in two runs, Julio Urías pitched five shutout innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory.
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox second baseman Trevor Story connected again Friday night — this time with a former Boston player seated atop the Green Monster.
Story, who hit three home runs in Boston’s victory Thursday, launched a grand slam to give the Red Sox a 4-0 lead over Seattle in the third inning.
MIAMI (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. led off the game with a deep double and later singled and stole a base as the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-3 Friday night in his first game at the stadium where he sustained a season-ending knee injury last year.
CLEVELAND (AP) — José Ramírez hit a three-run homer and tripled a day after avoiding a serious injury when he fouled a ball off his leg, and the Cleveland Guardians defeated the Detroit Tigers 6-1 on Friday night.
BOSTON (AP) — Trevor Story hit a grand slam over the Green Monster — and into the hands of a former Red Sox player — a night after hitting three over Fenway Park’s fabled left field wall, leading Boston to a 7-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched seven innings of one-run ball to extend his domination of Pittsburgh, and battery-mate Yadier Molina keyed a four-run sixth inning with a two-run single as the St.
HOUSTON (AP) — Martín Pérez pitched his first shutout since 2014, scattering seven singles as the Texas Rangers beat Houston 3-0 Friday night, ending the Astros' nine-game home winning streak.
It was the first complete-game shutout for Texas since Kyle Gibson beat the Astros 1-0 on Sept.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Stewart Friesen muscled his way past Christian Eckes in overtime Friday night to win at Texas Motor Speedway for his first NASCAR trucks victory of the season.
The 38-year-old Friesen won for the third time in his career and the first time since November 2019.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Lauer pitched seven sharp innings and Rowdy Tellez and Tyrone Taylor homered as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Washington Nationals 7-0 on Friday night.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Brendan Smith scored a short-handed goal late in the second period while Antti Raanta finished with 21 saves to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers 2-0 on Friday night, taking a 2-0 lead in their second-round playoff series.
TORONTO (AP) — Hyun Jin Ryu pitched six shutout innings to earn his first victory of the season, and the Blue Jays held Reds star Joey Votto in check in his return from COVID-19 as Toronto beat Cincinnati 2-1 Friday night.
ATLANTA (AP) — Ariel Atkins scored 18 points, Natasha Cloud added 17 and the Washington Mystics erased a double-digit deficit in the second-half to beat the Atlanta Dream 78-73 on Friday night.
There were two ties and three lead changes in the final 2 1/2 minutes, the last of which came when Tianna Hawkins made two free throws to give the Mystics a 74-73 lead with 41.5 seconds left.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A smiling and thankful Bob Melvin returned to manage the San Diego Padres for the start of a three-game series in San Francisco on Friday, less than two weeks after undergoing prostate surgery.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones scored 19 points and the Connecticut Sun beat the Indiana Fever 94-85 on Friday night for their third straight victory.
DeWanna Bonner had 18 points and Alyssa Thomas added 17 for Connecticut (3-1), which put six players in double figures.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A brief look at the second round Friday of the PGA Championship at Southern Hills:
Leading: Will Zalatoris had a 5-under 65 and is at 131.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Scottie Scheffler arrived at Southern Hills with a green jacket hanging in his closet, the No. 1 ranking beside his name and the rest of the field pointing to him as the favorite to win the PGA Championship.
Scales should be banned from children’s gyms. Parents should be permitted to watch. Rules of acceptable behavior should be posted on gym walls with a toll-free line to report violations.
They may sound like basic safety precautions for children in sport, but they don’t exist on a blanket scale in Canada.
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Jacksonville State offensive coordinator Calvin Magee has died. He was 59.
The school said the longtime college football coach died on Friday but didn't release the cause of death.
DENVER (AP) — Kris Bryant's return from a back injury will have to wait. It's hard to play baseball during a snowstorm in Colorado.
The opener of the Rockies' three-game series against the New York Mets was postponed Friday, 6 1/2 hours before the scheduled first pitch, with a winter storm warning in effect for the Denver area.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A look at the key hole Friday in the second round of the PGA Championship:
NEW YORK (AP) — Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics was the leading vote-getter for the All-Defensive first team, with Mikal Bridges of the Phoenix Suns joining him as the other guard.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's national team will prepare in Europe beginning Nov. 14 for the World Cup in Qatar at a location to be decided, Juninho Paulista, the coordinator of the Brazilian soccer body, said Friday.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Some of the intrigue heading into the PGA Championship at Southern Hills had to do with the compact nature of the grand old layout, where greens are often so close to tees that players get in logjams waiting for each other.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the second round of the PGA Championship (all times local):
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Carlsbad 5000 will return Sunday for the first time since 2019, with Ed Cheserek of Kenya looking to defend his title and race co-owner Meb Keflezighi simply running for fun.
The Carlsbad 5000 will be one of the last major road races to bounce back from a pandemic hiatus.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Interstatedaydream's owner and trainer decided to skip the Kentucky Oaks two weeks ago. That paid dividends at the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Friday.
With jockey Florent Geroux aboard, the well-rested filly was able to hold off race favorite Adare Manor down the stretch and win the $250,000 Grade 2 race by 1 ¼ lengths.
A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday:
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State is adding South Carolina transfer and former McDonald's All-American Saniya Rivers to its women's basketball program.
TORONTO (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds activated Canadian slugger Joey Votto off the injured list before Friday’s game in Toronto against the Blue Jays.
A six-time All-Star in 16 seasons, Votto hasn’t played a lot in front of the local fans — only nine games at Rogers Centre, during which he’s hit three home runs while going 8 for 33 (.242) with seven RBIs.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference reported a record total of $578.3 million in revenue for the 2020-21 fiscal year with the addition of Notre Dame as a full football member for one season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
CHICAGO (AP) — Gabriel Slonina, the 18-year-old Chicago Fire goalkeeper who's viewed as a potential future standout, will remain with the American national team program and turn down an invitation to join Poland.