Men's sports

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2016, file photo, San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon, left, talks to Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, right, on the court during a timeout in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in San Antonio. Popovich sees one simple way for both the NBA and women to mark real progress in the league: hire more women in positions of power. (AP Photo/Darren Abate, File)
October 09, 2018 - 4:12 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich sees one simple way for both the NBA and women to mark real progress in the league. Hire more women in positions of power. "I think there just has to be more, more of the same," said Popovich, who during the offseason promoted assistant...
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Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt connects for a two-run home run against New York Yankees' Austin Romine (28) during the ninth inning of Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
October 09, 2018 - 10:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Austin Romine never expected to replace Aroldis Chapman as the Yankees' closer. A backup catcher, Romine was leaning on the dugout railing and watching New York get blown out by Boston in Game 3 of the AL Division Series when bench coach Josh Bard walked up to him in the eighth...
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October 09, 2018 - 9:36 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Has Dennis Rodman, the former NBA star-turned pal of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, been benched for Chinese hoop legend Yao Ming? The former Houston Rockets center and eight-time NBA all-star took center court in Pyongyang, North Korea's capital, on Tuesday as...
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Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt, center, celebrates with Ian Kinsler (5) after hitting a two-run home run against the New York Yankees during the ninth inning of Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in New York. Holt hit for the cycle in the Red Sox's 16-1 win. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
October 09, 2018 - 1:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Brock Holt had one thing in mind: He was swinging for the fences. After all, the game was decided long ago. And everything else went Boston's way all night, so why not this? The part-time utilityman put the finishing touch on a Red Sox blowout, becoming the first player to hit for...
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Houston Astros' George Springer is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger in the fifth inning during Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
October 08, 2018 - 5:38 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Houston Astros advanced to the AL Championship Series for the second straight year, completing a division-round sweep of Cleveland on Monday with an 11-3 win in Game 3 helped by two key throwing errors from Indians reliever Trevor Bauer. Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run double off...
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Atlanta Braves left fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. (13) hits a grand-slam homer against Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler during the second inning in Game 3 of MLB baseball's National League Division Series, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
October 07, 2018 - 9:11 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. has become the youngest player to hit a grand slam in the postseason. The 20-year-old Acuna made history with his second-inning homer off Walker Buehler in the NL Division Series on Sunday night. The previous youngest hitter with a postseason...
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Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola appeals for a foul after Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum, standing, and Manchester City's Fernandinho, sitting, collided during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
October 07, 2018 - 3:13 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Premier League's two title favorites huffed and puffed but, ultimately, neither team was able to blow the house down at Anfield. Liverpool and Manchester City can generally be relied upon to provide open, expansive tussles with goals aplenty. Sunday's 0-0 draw, however, was a drab...
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Cleveland Indians players stand in the dugout as they fall to the Houston Astros in Game 2 of a baseball American League Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 07, 2018 - 2:03 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians are very familiar with the postseason hole they're currently stuck in. They saw one just like it last October — from above. At least they know it can be scaled. But Cleveland's climb in this AL Division Series seems much steeper than just the 2-0 deficit they're facing...
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Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the third inning of Game 1 of a baseball National League Division Series on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 07, 2018 - 2:22 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: 2-0 CHANGEUP Sean Newcomb will start Game 3 of the Braves' NL Division Series against the Dodgers instead of Kevin Gausman. With Atlanta trailing 2-0 in the best-of-five series, manager Brian Snitker made the swap Saturday. The 25-year-old Newcomb...
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Khabib Nurmagomedov, left, punches Conor McGregor during a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 07, 2018 - 1:34 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Conor McGregor tapped out in the fourth round of his comeback fight at UFC 229 against Khabib Nurmagomedov, who then climbed over the cage and set off a brawl by scuffling with another fighter in McGregor's corner on Saturday night. The wild scene occurred after McGregor (21-4) got...
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