AP - ap.online.headlines.sports http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.sports News Thu, 26 May 2016 19:58:57 -0400 Art Briles built Baylor brash, bold, leaves tarnished legacy Thu, 26 May 2016 17:58:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2016/05/26/FBC--Briles_.Downfall/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_FBC--Briles_.Downfall c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:1f84 A brash Texan with a bold approach, Art Briles made Baylor football relevant after years of wallowing in the basement of the Big 12 Conference. Column: Baylor should pull plug on its athletic program Thu, 26 May 2016 17:37:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2016/05/26/FBC--Paul.Newberry-052616/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_FBC--Paul.Newberry-052616 c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:1f85 More than a decade ago, Baylor was at the center of a sordid scandal involving murder and drugs, leading to some of the harshest penalties the NCAA has ever doled out. Coach Steve Kerr: Warriors on brink but ready to rally Wed, 25 May 2016 19:01:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2016/05/25/BKN--Thunder-Warriors/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_BKN--Thunder-Warriors c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:141b OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Steve Kerr gave his Golden State players a much-needed mental day off with time to rest their weary bodies, and he got back to work trying to figure out how to save the season against a powerful Thunder team that shows no signs of slowing down. Raptors counting on home court for advantage against Cavs Thu, 26 May 2016 19:04:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2016/05/26/BKN-Raptors-Cavaliers/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_BKN-Raptors-Cavaliers c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:20a0 TORONTO (AP) — To keep their season alive, the Toronto Raptors are counting on a home-court advantage that saved them before. Stamkos returns for Lightning in Game 7 against Penguins Thu, 26 May 2016 19:51:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2016/05/26/HKN--Lightning-Stamkos/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_HKN--Lightning-Stamkos c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:20ff PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos picked an interesting time to make his 2016 playoff debut. Boggs 'back home' as his No. 26 is retired at Fenway Park Thu, 26 May 2016 19:50:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2016/05/26/BBO--Red.Sox-Boggs/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_BBO--Red.Sox-Boggs c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:2100 BOSTON (AP) — The 'chicken man' has lost a little of the shimmer from his trademark mustache over the years, but every pilgrimage Wade Boggs makes to Fenway Park still feels like old times for the Red Sox legend. Happ pitches Blue Jays past Yankees, Sabathia in 3-1 win Thu, 26 May 2016 19:50:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2016/05/26/BBA--Blue.Jays-Yankees/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_BBA--Blue.Jays-Yankees c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:2066 NEW YORK (AP) — In between retiring Yankees hitters, Toronto starter J.A. Happ could appreciate the moment of dueling with CC Sabathia. Tough Love: Cavs' Kevin Love bounces back bigtime in Game 5 Thu, 26 May 2016 18:26:07 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2016/05/26/BKN--Cavaliers-Love_s.Turnaround/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_BKN--Cavaliers-Love_s.Turnaround c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:2036 CLEVELAND (AP) — As the shots dropped, the score widened and the head-banging Cleveland crowd screamed louder, threatening to rip off the arena's roof, Kevin Love raised his arms and gestured for fans to do more. Sister Act: Serena, Venus Williams both win 6-2, 6-1 at Open Thu, 26 May 2016 16:17:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2016/05/26/TEN--French.Open/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_TEN--French.Open c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:18f8 PARIS (AP) — First it was Serena Williams' turn to overpower an opponent 6-2, 6-1 on Court Suzanne Lenglen. Baylor demotes Starr, fires coach amid sex assaults scandal Thu, 26 May 2016 18:27:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2016/05/26/US--Baylor-Sex.Assault.Investigation/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_US--Baylor-Sex.Assault.Investigation c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:1ca4 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ken Starr, who zealously pursued charges against a sitting U.S. president in a White House sex scandal, was stripped of his job as president of Baylor University on Thursday after a scathing review found that under his leadership, the school did little to respond to accusations of sexual assault involving members of its vaunted football program. Stephen Curry, LeBron James named first-team All-NBA Thu, 26 May 2016 17:48:33 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2016/05/26/BKN--All-NBA.Team/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_BKN--All-NBA.Team c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:1fcd NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Curry has knocked down another honor. Braves outfielder Hector Olivera suspended through Aug. 1 Thu, 26 May 2016 19:09:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2016/05/26/BBN--Braves-Olivera.Suspended/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_BBN--Braves-Olivera.Suspended c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:20a2 ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves' dismal season took another turn for the worse Thursday when outfielder Hector Olivera was suspended through Aug. 1 for his arrest on domestic violence charges. Judge hears arguments on US women's team strike rights Thu, 26 May 2016 17:55:06 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2016/05/26/SOC-US-Soccer-Women-Lawsuit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_SOC-US-Soccer-Women-Lawsuit c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:1d39 CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge heard arguments Thursday on whether the world champion U.S. women's soccer team has the right to strike for improved conditions and wages before this year's Summer Olympics, with her pending decision potentially carrying far-reaching consequences for American soccer. Penske the standard of excellence at Indy after 50 years Thu, 26 May 2016 16:26:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2016/05/26/CAR--Indy.500-Roger.Penske/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_CAR--Indy.500-Roger.Penske c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:1ee9 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It was 1951 when Jay Penske scored a pair of tickets to the Indianapolis 500. He was an executive for a metal fabrication company in Cleveland that was sponsoring a few laps in the race, so he brought his 14-year-old son to Indianapolis Motor Speedway. AP Source: David Fizdale accepts offer as Grizzlies coach Thu, 26 May 2016 14:54:35 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2016/05/26/BKN--Grizzlies-Fizdale/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_BKN--Grizzlies-Fizdale c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:1dd6 The Memphis Grizzlies have their new coach: David Fizdale. By day, he's Justin Gatlin. By race, he's alter ego 'J Gat' Thu, 26 May 2016 14:48:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2016/05/26/OLY--ATH-Gatlin_s.Alter.Ego/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_OLY--ATH-Gatlin_s.Alter.Ego c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:1dd4 Justin Gatlin swears he's not as bad as he's made out to be. Greatest drivers at Indy? Try Foyt and Mears amid debate Thu, 26 May 2016 13:58:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2016/05/26/CAR-Indy-500-Champions-Survey-Greatest-Driver/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_CAR-Indy-500-Champions-Survey-Greatest-Driver c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:1d71 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — To win the Indianapolis 500, a driver must weather months of preparation then two stressful weeks of hype leading into "The Greatest Spectacle In Racing." When the race actually begins, every driver is tested on skill, talent, luck, strategy, endurance and perseverance. News Guide: Review finds Baylor disregarded sexual assault Thu, 26 May 2016 16:36:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2016/05/26/US--Baylor-Sexual.Assault-News.Guide/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_US--Baylor-Sexual.Assault-News.Guide c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:1ee8 DALLAS (AP) — After months of silence, Baylor University on Thursday responded to mounting criticism of its handling of accusations of sexual assaults and other attacks by football players by demoting its president, Ken Starr, and firing its football coach, Art Briles. Sharks head to 1st Cup final after 5-2 win over Blues Thu, 26 May 2016 02:30:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/sports/2016/05/26/HKN--Sharks.Advance/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_sports_HKN--Sharks.Advance c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:177d SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Two years after their most devastating playoff loss, the San Jose Sharks held their most meaningful celebration. The Latest: Ex-student: Report shows victims denied rights Thu, 26 May 2016 17:01:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/general/2016/05/26/US--Baylor-Sex.Assault.Investigation-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_general_US--Baylor-Sex.Assault.Investigation-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:1f54 WACO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Baylor University's demotion of its president and firing of its football coach amid criticism of the school's handling of sexual assault complaints involving players (all times local):