Wolves enter draft with Jimmy Butler looming in the distance

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves enter the NBA draft with the No. 7 overall pick in the first round, and not sure if the player they want will be available. And that player might not nece...

Will NHL awards honor Leafs, Oilers, Columbus?

Mike Babcock, John Tortorella and Todd McLellan had plenty in common. Not only did the three steer their playoff-starved franchises to the postseason, they are the NHL coach of the y...

They're back! Numbers of ticks are high across New England

MARSHFIELD, Vt. (AP) — Tick numbers are on the rise across New England this spring, raising the prospect of an increase in Lyme and other diseases associated with the blood suckers. ...

Wright-Phillips scores 2 late goals, Red Bulls beat Union

CHESTER, Pennsylvania (AP) — Bradley Wright-Phillips scored two late goals and the New York Red Bulls beat the Philadelphia Union 2-0 in Major League Soccer on Sunday. Wright-Phillip...

Scheffler, Champ hope to break amateur drought at US Open

ERIN, Wisconsin (AP) — Scottie Scheffler is a veteran when it comes to playing the U.S. Open as an amateur. The experience of failing to make the cut last year at Oakmont rubbed off ...

England crashes out of CT in latest disappointment

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Even with its best team in a generation, England won't be ending its trophy drought in global 50-over competitions this year. Favorite to beat Pakistan in the C...

Major League Baseball Capsules

CLEVELAND (AP) — Clayton Kershaw extended his unbeaten string and rookie Cody Bellinger hit two home runs, including a tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning off Andrew Miller that lifted the Los Angel...

Rivers in US West turn dangerous as days warm, snow thaws

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Massive waterfalls in Yosemite National Park and rivers raging in mountains throughout the western United States are thundering with greater force than they have ...

Glum outlook as plum rains return Wednesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to the Central Weather Bureau, the second wave of Meiyu (梅雨) or the "plum rains" as they are known as locally, is arriving on Wednesday in Taiwan. T...

Fendrich on Tennis: Slam drought done, Nadal heads to grass

PARIS (AP) — Leave it to others to decide whether Rafael Nadal is playing the best tennis of his career as he comes off a 10th French Open championship, his 15th Grand Slam title in all, and now turns...

Jobe wins senior event for 1st title in 19 years

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Brandt Jobe could only laugh as he watched Scott McCarron, his old college roommate, rush up the leaderboard and threaten to steal the Principal Charity Classic out from under ...

AB de Villiers says a major trophy for SAfrica 'feels close'

LONDON (AP) — This isn't what AB de Villiers stopped playing test cricket for. The captain of South Africa came to the Champions Trophy believing his side had enough ammunition to en...

Kane rescues draw for England against Scotland in qualifying

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Harry Kane's stoppage-time equalizer rescued a 2-2 draw for England against Scotland in a World Cup qualifier after a pair of late Leigh Griffiths free kicks looked to have co...

Ethiopia warns emergency drought aid to run out next month

WARDER, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's government is warning it will run out of emergency food aid starting next month as the number of drought victims in the East African country has reached 7.8 million....

14 killed as soldiers clash over drought food aid in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At least 14 people, mostly civilians, were killed Friday as soldiers clashed over food aid in drought-ravaged Somalia's southwestern city of Baidoa. The fig...