AP News Articles

A look at what's happening around the majors today:

BOUR BLUNDER

Angels slugger Justin Bour looks to improve his baserunning after yet another blunder on the bags. He failed to run out a popup in a tie game in the eighth, and the...Read more

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — After getting shut out in the series opener, the Colorado Avalanche clamped down defensively to shut down the Western Conference-leading Calgary Flames.

Now, the Avalanche are on to the second round of the playoffs for the first...Read more

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Justin Bour shouted, turned his head and headed back toward the bench.

He wasn't watching the ball, but Dee Gordon was watching him.

Bour blundered again on the bases, this time failing to run out a popup that...Read more

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook called his play in Game 2 "unacceptable."

It was more than acceptable in Game 3. He had 33 points and 11 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-108 on Friday night to cut their...Read more

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Boston Celtics keep following the same game plan.

Three games into their first-round playoff series, it's still working.

Another dominant second-half defensive performance Friday night helped the Celtics...Read more

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The eldest son and daughter of a couple who starved and shackled 12 of their children spoke publicly for the first time Friday, alternately condemning and forgiving their parents before a judge sentenced the pair to up to life in prison....Read more

BOSTON (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs have grown accustomed to playoff disappointment in recent years.

However, after putting together possibly their best defensive effort of the season, their latest victory has them on the brink of getting out of the...Read more

ATLANTA (AP) — A strong storm system barreling through the South on Friday killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia.

A tree fell onto a house in Woodville, Florida,...Read more

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ruled that the Trump administration failed to consider potential damage to the environment from its decision to resume coal sales from U.S. lands, but the court stopped short of halting future sales.

U.S...Read more

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors think Pascal Siakam should be selected the NBA's Most Improved Player.

He was their MVP on Friday night.

And the East's No. 2 seed has the home-court edge back again.

...Read more

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