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Ross loses no-hit bid with 2 outs in 8th, Padres top D-backs

MLB: Padres 4, Diamondbacks 1

PHOENIX — As Tyson Ross said, "It got close, but no cigar."

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Bogdanovic scores 30, Pacers rally past Cavs for 2-1 lead

NBA: Playoffs

INDIANAPOLIS — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 30 points, leading the Indiana Pacers back from a 17-point halftime deficit for a 92-90 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night for a 2-1 lead in their first-round series.

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Flyers beat Penguins 3-2 to force Game 6

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs

PITTSBURGH — Sean Couturier’s long shot from the point got past Matt Murray with 1:17 left and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 on Friday night to force a sixth game in the first-round series.

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Champ Eagles vs. Atlanta to open NFL season, also play in London

NFL

NEW YORK — Super Bowl champion Philadelphia will host Atlanta to kick off the 2018 NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 6.

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Elway: Last year’s draft class has to step up in 2018

NFL: 2018 Draft

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — While John Elway and his staff wrap up preparations for next week's NFL draft, it's the Denver Broncos' 2017 draft class that's really on the clock.

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Browns GM Dorsey keeping draft plans private

NFL: 2018 Draft

BEREA, Ohio — Browns general manager John Dorsey is old-school cool, from his wardrobe to keeping his plans for the upcoming NFL draft private.

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Greinke, D-backs beat Giants 3-1 to win 6th straight series

MLB: Diamondbacks 3, Giants 1

PHOENIX — A 10-inning loss on Wednesday night stung the Arizona Diamondbacks. They let too many opportunities slip away and put their run of series victories in jeopardy.

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Grayson Murray handles the wind and leads Texas Open

PGA Tour

SAN ANTONIO — Grayson Murray fixed a flaw in his swing and hit the ball well enough that blustery conditions weren't an issue for him Thursday in the Valero Texas Open.

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Bruins take 3-1 lead; Caps-Blue Jackets series tied 2-2

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs

TORONTO — Brad Marchand scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and Tuukka Rask made 31 saves as the Boston Bruins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Thursday night to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.

Cardinals sign CB Marcus Williams to 1-year deal

NFL in Brief

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed cornerback Marcus Williams to a one-year contract.

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Belt homers as Giants beat D-backs 4-3

MLB

PHOENIX — Brandon Belt's 100th career homer was one timely shot for San Francisco.

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Roundup: James leads Cavaliers past Pacers; Jazz top OKC Thunder

NBA: Playoffs

CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 46 points and added 12 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from a poor performance in the opener by holding off the Indiana Pacers 100-97 on Wednesday night to even their Eastern Conference series at one game apiece.

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Roundup: Crosby helps Penguins beat Flyers 5-0 for 3-1 series lead

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs

PHILADELPHIA — Sidney Crosby scored his fifth goal of the series and became the Pittsburgh Penguins’ career postseason points leader in a 5-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.

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Belt’s checked swing ruins Corbin’s no-no, D-backs 1-hit Giants

MLB

PHOENIX — Patrick Corbin had hitters chasing sliders in the dirt and made up a 65 mph pitch on the fly. Arizona’s defense had a pair of spectacular plays behind him, the kind that end up in the highlight reel when history is made.

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Roundup: Brown helps Celtics to 2-0 lead in series over Bucks

NBA: Playoffs

BOSTON — Jaylen Brown had a playoff career-high 30 points and the Boston Celtics pulled away into second half to earn a 120-106 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night.

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Roundup: Eller, Capitals beat Blue Jackets in 2OT to tighten series

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Lars Eller scored 9 minutes into the second overtime and the Washington Capitals beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 in Game 3 on Tuesday night to tighten up the their first-round playoff series.

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Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald still highly motivated entering his 15th season

NFL

TEMPE — As the Arizona Cardinals gathered at midfield near the start of their first minicamp of the year, Larry Fitzgerald stood with his arm around the shoulder of team President Michael Bidwill. After all, they’ve been together quite a while.

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Coyotes’ Panik arrested on trespassing charge at bar

NHL

SCOTTSDALE — Authorities say Arizona Coyotes forward Richard Panik has been arrested for trespassing for refusing to leave the entrance of a bar.

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Roundup: Heat snap 76ers 17-game winning streak, even up series

NBA: Playoffs

PHILADELPHIA — Dwyane Wade turned in a vintage performance, scoring 28 points to end the 76ers’ 17-game winning streak and lead the Miami Heat to a 113-103 Game 2 win over Philadelphia on Monday night and even the first-round playoff series.

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Roundup: Matthews, Marleau help Maple Leafs beat Bruins in Game 3

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs

TORONTO — Auston Matthews got the go-ahead goal in the second period, Patrick Marleau scored twice, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Monday night in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference first-round series.

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Roundup: Didi hits 2 HRs, Stanton hitless vs Marlins, Yanks romp 12-1

MLB

NEW YORK — Didi Gregorius homered twice for the second time this season, Gary Sanchez had three hits and three RBIs, and the New York Yankees romped to a 12-1 victory over Derek Jeter’s Miami Marlins on Monday night.

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Preview: Spurs, Heat looking for bounce-back efforts in Game 2

NBA: Playoffs

Gregg Popovich and Erik Spoelstra have copious amounts of championship jewelry in their possessions, and their teams committing to the level of defense necessary to win in the postseason is a major reason why that's the case.

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Kershaw sharp, Dodgers end 11-game skid vs Diamondbacks, 7-2

MLB

LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw took care of the Los Angeles Dodgers' long drought against the Diamondbacks.

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Oladipo scores 32 points, Pacers stun LeBron, Cavs

NBA: Playoffs

CLEVELAND — Victor Oladipo scored 32 points and the Indiana Pacers held off Cleveland’s second-half rally for a stunning 98-80 victory Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference series, handing LeBron James and the Cavaliers’ their first loss in the opening round in eight years.

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Roundup: Matt Calvert lifts Blue Jackets past Capitals in OT

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs

WASHINGTON — Matt Calvert scored 12:22 into overtime, Sergei Bobrovsky made 54 saves and the Columbus Blue Jackets overcame two goals from Alex Ovechkin beat the Washington Capitals 5-4 in on Sunday night to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff hockey series.

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