News archive from 15 May 2016

Bell Tolls: Eagles should let Sam Bradford, Carson Wentz compete for QB job

Bell Tolls: Eagles should let Sam Bradford, Carson Wentz compete for QB job

PHILADELPHIA -- Nearly an hour into his first practice during rookie minicamp on Friday, Carson Wentz went through the paces of a drill designed to force a quarterback to adapt. His position coach, John DeFilippo, feigned a rush up the middle,...

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Inside the GOP effort to draft an independent candidate to derail Trump

A band of exasperated Republicans - including 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a handful of veteran consultants and members of the conservative intelligentsia - is actively plotting to draft an independent presidential candidate who could keep...

 
8 killed in south Texas charter bus crash, officials say

8 killed in south Texas charter bus crash, officials say

SAN ANTONIO — At least eight people were killed and 44 others injured when a charter bus crashed Saturday on a highway in south Texas, authorities say. According to officials in Webb County, the rollover occurred around 1 p.m. about 8 miles north of...

 

Marshall couple die after falling into Yukon River

Two people from the Southwest Alaska village of Marshall died on Friday after their vehicle fell into the Yukon River, authorities said. Frank Coffee, 80, and his wife Angelina, 76, died while launching their boat at 4:55 p.m., according to a state...

 
Unbeaten Strasburg, Nats down Marlins in doubleheader opener

Unbeaten Strasburg, Nats down Marlins in doubleheader opener

WASHINGTON — Stephen Strasburg couldn't deny he experienced a different vibe in his latest start compared to all others this season. Perhaps a change was expected after signing a lucrative long-term contract earlier this week. At least the result...

 

Brewers star Ryan Braun scratched with sore right wrist

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun was a late scratch from the lineup Saturday night against San Diego because of a sore right wrist. Braun is hitting .367 with seven homers and 27 RBIs. His 12-game hitting streak was snapped on...

 
White Sox waste Quintana's effort in 2-1 loss to Yankees

White Sox waste Quintana's effort in 2-1 loss to Yankees

NEW YORK — Once the Chicago White Sox were unable to solve Ivan Nova's sinker, they had little chance the rest of the way. Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman combined for eight strikeouts and scoreless relief as the New York Yankees...

 
Arrieta strikes out 11, Rizzo drives in 4, Cubs beat Pirates

Arrieta strikes out 11, Rizzo drives in 4, Cubs beat Pirates

CHICAGO — Jake Arrieta regained his form right after Anthony Rizzo's towering drive landed in the bleachers in right field. The unbeaten ace took over from there. Arrieta struck out 11 in eight innings, Rizzo drove in four runs and the Chicago Cubs...

 
Redskins CB Fuller forced to be patient after knee surgery

Redskins CB Fuller forced to be patient after knee surgery

ASHBURN, Va. — Kendall Fuller knows all about dealing with issues out of his control. The Virginia Tech cornerback went under the knife last fall thinking he'd miss only a few weeks with meniscus repair and found out he'd instead be out months after...

 
Spurs unsure if Duncan or Ginobili will return

Spurs unsure if Duncan or Ginobili will return

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio's unexpected and abrupt end to the season brings on another stressful summer that begins with what has become an annual quandary. Will Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili return? "I really don't know what they're going to...

 
Wary of rust, Cavs sweat in gym while awaiting next round

Wary of rust, Cavs sweat in gym while awaiting next round

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Even coach Tyronn Lue came off the floor sweating on Saturday. Don't think for a second the unbeaten Cavaliers have been lounging around the past week as they've waited for their next opponent. "Guys have been really busting...

 
Game 7 to finally decide Raptors-Heat winner, Cavs' opponent

Game 7 to finally decide Raptors-Heat winner, Cavs' opponent

MIAMI — History is going to happen. Either Toronto or Miami will become the 15th NBA team to win two Game 7s in the same postseason. The Raptors could go to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time. The Heat have a shot at being the first team...

 

Draymond Green committed to cutting down his technicals

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stunningly, Draymond Green kept his mouth shut on the court for a full practice Saturday. Golden State's outspoken swingman is striving to cut down on his arguing and technical fouls for the rest of the postseason — which could be as...

 
St. Louis Blues stayed course, now reaping benefits

St. Louis Blues stayed course, now reaping benefits

ST. LOUIS — After three straight first-round eliminations, Doug Armstrong resisted the temptation to tear it all down. The St. Louis Blues general manager can crow just a bit now that patience has been rewarded and the franchise is in the NHL's final...

 
Lightning lose goaltender Bishop to apparent leg injury

Lightning lose goaltender Bishop to apparent leg injury

PITTSBURGH — Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop left Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night in the first period with an apparent injury to his left leg. Bishop was scrambling to get back in the crease when his left leg appeared to get...

 

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