Thursday, March 30, 2017

Sports

New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) works against the St. Louis Cardinals in the eighth inning of a spring training baseball game Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The game ended in a 3-3 tie. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

BY RONALD BLUM New York Mets All-Star reliever Jeurys Familia accepted a 15-game suspension under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, discipline stemming from an altercation last October. The suspension, ...
In this Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, Kentucky head coach John Calipari, right, address official John Higgins after being assessed a technical foul during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Vanderbilt, in Lexington, Kentucky. (AP Photo/James Crisp, File)

BY ERIC OLSON OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Referee John Higgins of Omaha reported he received death threats after Kentucky’s loss to North Carolina in the NCAA South Regional final, a ...
In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, University of North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham speaks with a fellow board member during a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N. Carolina. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

BY AARON BEARD CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham has stopped trying to project when the NCAA case tied to the school’s multi-year academic scandal ...
Panama's Felipe Baloy, left, heads the ball as United States' Jorge Villafana, center, challenges and Michael Bradley, right, heads it back during a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Panama City, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

BY RONALD BLUM PANAMA CITY (AP) — Omar Gonzalez looked relieved as he spoke in the tunnel underneath Estadio Rommel Fernandez. Last in the standings with a 0-2 record last ...
San Francisco 49ers owners John York, left, and Jed York, right, arrive for sessions at the NFL football annual meetings, Monday, March 27, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

BY BARRY WILNER PHOENIX (AP) — Time to celebrate? NFL fans could see an enhanced flow of play and fewer restrictions on how demonstrative players can be in their jubilation ...
In this Oct. 2, 2013, file photo, United States Olympic hockey player Jocelyne Lamoureux poses for a portrait at the 2013 Team USA Media Summit in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, File)

BY STEPHEN WHYNO While the impending start of the world championships created urgency for USA Hockey and the women’s national team to hammer out a deal, the agreement had everything ...
In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully waves to fans alongside Hall of Famer baseball player Willie Mays during the fourth inning of a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

BY BEN NUCKOLS WASHINGTON (AP) — On Monday, the Dodgers will play their first opening day since 1950 without Vin Scully calling their games. He won’t be in the stands. ...
United States' Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring against Panama during a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Panama City, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

BY RONALD BLUM Pulisic made an outstanding individual move to spin a defender and feed Clint Dempsey for his 56th international goal, and the Americans hung on for an important ...
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, left, gets past Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, left, to score during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

BY BETH HARRIS LOS ANGELES (AP) — Water pooled on a table in the middle of the noisy locker room and soaked in the carpet. The Washington Wizards had just ...
Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) dishes the ball between Houston Rockets' Clint Capela, Trevor Ariza (1) and James Harden (13) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Houston, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

BY KRISTIE RIEKEN HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors didn’t get much time to celebrate their 60th win, not with a game at San Antonio coming ...
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