2-time Cy Young winner Kluber has 'a lot to prove' in Texas

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — After Corey Kluber was traded to Texas, his new manager got a lot of texts and calls from people saying what a phenomenal pitcher and person the Rangers got. ...

Yankees' Tanaka feels cheated out of 2017 World Series

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka feels cheated by the Houston Astros. Tanaka's Yankees lost to the Astros in a seven-game AL Championship Series in 2017. Basebal...

Panthers staying mum on Cam Newton's future with team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While Cam Newton remains optimistic about his chances of playing for the Carolina Panthers next season, the team is remaining mostly silent on the quarterback's future. ...

Man charged with breaking into nursing home, killing patient

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A man broke into a Florida nursing home and suffocated a 95-year-old patient whose girlfriend he'd had a relationship with, police said. William Hawkins...

At long last, Chiefs' Sammy Watkins finds peace -- and role

MIAMI (AP) — Conventional wisdom suggests Sammy Watkins should have signed anywhere but Kansas City, where the Chiefs had a pair of go-to targets in Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce and a talented but unp...

Rich Hill, Twins have sights set on World Series together

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After four playoff appearances, including two trips to the World Series, in four years with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Rich Hill was a 39-year-old free agent coming off another elbow ...

Pirates' Taillon upbeat as he rehabs from elbow surgery

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jameson Taillon has plenty of experience when it comes to rehabbing from injuries. The Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander has had two Tommy John reconstructive elbow s...

Column: 'We Don't Like to Draft a Guy Who's Too Smart'

Last week, nearly two decades after his death, straight-talking Giants front-office boss George Young finally got elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It seemed only fitting for a guy who took th...

At 84, Cajun musician Doug Kershaw still going strong

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As 84-year-old Cajun music legend Doug Kershaw looks back, he's still looking ahead too — fiddling, singing, writing and performing as the quintessential “Louisiana Man.” ...

Does Lillard's big night signal turnaround for Blazers?

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With a big night against Golden State, Damian Lillard signaled that he's asserting himself at a crucial point of the Trail Blazers' season. And where Lillard g...

Zion Williamson rejoining Pelicans lineup at pivotal time

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Zion Williamson opened with a joke — about himself. A monthslong recovery from arthroscopic knee surgery is finally behind the New Orleans Pelicans rookie and to...

Mavs' Porzingis says knee ready for game after false start

DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis stopped short of saying he was ready to return from a right knee issue that has sidelined him for 10 games because the Dallas Mavericks forward was a late scratch the ...

Johnson scores 20, Pitt drills reeling North Carolina 66-52

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Xavier Johnson scored 20 points, Ryan Murphy added 13 and Pittsburgh completed a season sweep of North Carolina with a 66-52 victory over the reeling Tar Heels on Saturday. ...

Powell, Doncic lead Mavericks past beat-up Warriors 124-97

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dwight Powell scored 21 points and was perfect from the floor in his return to the Bay Area after starring at Stanford, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Golden State Warriors 124...

Lindell scores winner in OT, Stars rally to beat Avs 3-2

DENVER (AP) — Esa Lindell scored 1:54 into overtime after Jason Dickinson tied the game late in regulation and the Dallas Stars put the finishing touches on a season series sweep of Colorado by beatin...