Men's sports

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, Miami Heat assistant coach Juwan Howard watches during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Howard has agreed to a five-year deal to take over as Michigan men's basketball coach. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, May 22, 2019, because the announcement had not been made. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
May 22, 2019 - 9:25 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Juwan Howard is coming back to Michigan. The former member of the Fab Five agreed to a five-year deal, which will pay him $2 million in his first year, on Wednesday to lead the Wolverines. "As a 'Michigan Man' I know the place our program has in college basketball and I...
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Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol (33) moves the ball pass Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during the second half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 22, 2019 - 8:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert and MVP finalists Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George were the leading vote-getters for the All-Defensive first team. Boston's Marcus Smart and Milwaukee's Eric Bledsoe rounded out the first team that was announced Wednesday. Gobert...
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Boston Red Sox's J.D. Martinez follows through on his two-run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
May 22, 2019 - 8:28 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: AILING The Mets will check Robinson Canó, a day after he left the game against Washington because of tightness in his left quadriceps. Canó appeared to hurt the leg while running to first base when he grounded out in the third inning. The 36-...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2019, file photo, Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy gives instructions during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. Cassidy's Bruins will face the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday, May 27, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
May 22, 2019 - 7:31 pm
BOSTON (AP) — It's been more than three months since the last championship parade in Boston, and the city is getting antsy. Sure, the Red Sox won the World Series last October. And the New England Patriots earned their sixth Super Bowl victory in February. But since then: Nothing. And Boston's...
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Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka battles for the ball against Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo during the second half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 22, 2019 - 7:23 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Bucks are back in Milwaukee looking to regain momentum in the Eastern Conference finals. Coach Mike Budenholzer believes the play of his bench will be a major factor in what happens in Game 5 on Thursday. The Bucks reserves played so well in the first two games of the series...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2008, file photo, Jay Haas holds up the trophy and celebrates winning the Senior PGA Championship golf tournament at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y. It didn't take long for Haas to be reminded of how gusting winds can play havoc on those making their way around Oak Hill Country Club's East Course. "Got here on Sunday night and played nine holes Monday, and it was blowing, what, 25, 30 (miles per hour)," Haas recalled with a laugh Wednesday, May 22, 2019, a day before the Senior PGA Championship opens. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)
May 22, 2019 - 4:40 pm
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — It didn't take long for Jay Haas to be reminded of how gusting winds can wreak havoc on players attempting to navigate the narrow fairways of Oak Hill Country Club's East Course. "Got here on Sunday night and played nine holes Monday, and it was blowing, what, 25, 30 (miles...
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People watch the inauguration ceremony, Thursday, May 16, 2019, of the Al Wakrah stadium, which is the first stadium has been built from the scratch for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha, Qatar. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
May 22, 2019 - 3:15 pm
A person with knowledge of the situation says the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will have 32 teams, with FIFA scrapping a proposal to expand the tournament to 48 nations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the decision publicly...
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International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, from Germany, arrives for the opening of the executive board meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the IOC headquarters, in Pully near Lausanne, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
May 22, 2019 - 2:29 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Dealing a blow to Olympic boxing officials after months of investigations, the IOC has set up a vote next month on removing the sport's governing body AIBA from organizing bouts at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The International Olympic Committee's executive board on Wednesday...
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Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) stretches on the sidelines as head trainer Ryan Vermillion watches during the NFL football team's practice in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 22, 2019 - 2:23 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton still isn't throwing a football four months after surgery on his throwing shoulder. Panthers coach Ron Rivera isn't worried. Rivera downplayed Newton sitting out of passing drills at organized team activities (OTAs) on Wednesday, saying it's a "really big not-that-...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2018, file photo, Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts while holding the trophy after defeating Austria's Dominic Thiem in the men's finals of the French Open tennis tournament in Paris. Nadal, a French Open champion yet again a week past his 32nd birthday seems to stay forever young. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
May 22, 2019 - 11:19 am
The Big 3 are still very much around. They're still leading the rankings, still collecting the biggest trophies. And they're still the dominant figures in men's tennis, responsible for the main story lines when the French Open starts Sunday. Roger Federer returns to Roland Garros for the first time...
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