Category Archives: Regional Sports

John Thompson spoke truth to power ‘when it was hard to do’

John Thompson grew up tall and talented, wooed by the same basketball establishment he occasionally tried to turn inside-out. He recognized early on how the big programs exploited disadvantaged young Black men, and spent his entire coaching career at Georgetown trying to level the court. Like Congressman John Lewis, another social justice warrior who passed…Read more »

Chicago Cubs get OF Maybin, 2 lefty relievers in 3 trades

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs acquired outfielder Cameron Maybin and two left-handed relievers in three trades, adding help for their pursuit of their first division title since 2017. The NL Central leaders sent minor league infielder Zack Short to Detroit for Maybin, who is batting .244 with a homer and two RBIs in 14 games…Read more »

DeJong grand slam helps Cardinals hold off Reds 7-5

CINCINNATI (AP) — Paul DeJong hit his first career grand slam, helping Dakota Hudson to his first win of the season as the St. Louis Cardinals held off the Cincinnati Reds 7-5. Hudson finished with a season-high seven strikeouts and no walks. The Cardinals won their second straight after dropping four in a row.  The…Read more »

Harvick dominates at Dover for 7th Cup victory of the season

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kevin Harvick regained the NASCAR Cup Series victory lead with his seventh, dominating Sunday at Dover International Speedway. A day after Denny Hamlin opened with doubleheader weekend with his sixth win to match Harvick, the Stewart-Haas racing driver one-upped his closest rival to claim NASCAR’s regular-season title. Harvick has 56 career…Read more »

Fox says Brennaman won’t announce NFL games after slur

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thom Brennaman will not be calling NFL games on Fox after using an anti-gay slur on air during a Cincinnati Reds broadcast. Fox Sports issued a statement that says the network is moving forward with its NFL schedule and it won’t include Brennaman. Fox also says Brennaman’s remarks were “abhorrent, unacceptable,…Read more »

Harvick holds off Hamlin for Michigan doubleheader sweep

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Harvick completed a doubleheader sweep at Michigan International Speedway, holding off Denny Hamlin in NASCAR’s Cup Series race after Penske teammates Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney crashed out early in the final stage. Hamlin was right behind Harvick for the final few laps and came close to passing him a…Read more »

MLB tightening virus protocols, including masks in dugouts

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is cracking down on coronavirus safety protocols, mandating that players and staff wear face coverings at all times, including in the dugouts and bullpens, except for players on the field of play. The league sent a memo to teams Wednesday outlining changes to its 2020 operations manual after…Read more »

Keselowski wins in New Hampshire for 3d win since shutdown

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Brad Keselowski won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for his third victory of the NASCAR season and the 33rd win of his career. Keselowski swapped stage wins with Denny Hamlin and took the checkered flag 1.647 seconds ahead of Hamlin on Sunday. After the victory, Keselowski grabbed a U.S. flag and…Read more »

Thompson, Werenski share lead at 3M Open at 12 under

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Michael Thompson and Richy Werenski topped the 3M Open leaderboard going onto the weekend. Tony Finau and Talor Gooch climbed within a stroke, and stars Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fleetwood struggled again during the second round Friday. In warmer and windier conditions on the quiet, spectator-free TPC Twin Cities course, the…Read more »

Betts gets debut souvenirs, Dodgers top Giants 8-1 in opener

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts singled for his first hit with Los Angeles and scored the go-ahead run in an 8-1 opening victory over the San Francisco Giants in a fan-less Dodger Stadium. Betts went 1 for 5, a day after signing a $365 million contract covering 2021-32. Kiké Hernández homered and drove in…Read more »