Home / National Sports (page 20)

National Sports

Belmont earns first AP Top 25 ranking in school history

By DOUG FEINBERGAP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) – There’s a buzz at Belmont – the Bruins are in the AP Top 25 for the first time in school history. “It’s a huge honor to think of all the teams and players who have come through the program, for this …

Read More »

Formidable Juve defense faces stern test from Kane’s Spurs

By DANIELLA MATARAssociated Press This is one defense even Harry Kane might struggle to breach. The world’s leading scorer in 2017 comes up against one of Europe’s tightest back lines when Tottenham takes on Juventus on Tuesday. Only one goal has been conceded in 16 matches by the Italian champions. …

Read More »

Dog show’s young handlers take a grown-up sport in stride

By JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press NEW YORK (AP) – Fenric Towell isn’t nervous about his first time competing at the nation’s top dog show. After all, he’s heading to the Westminster Kennel Club ring this week with 100-plus shows under his belt, a record of wins and a champion Lakeland terrier. …

Read More »

In Olympic corner of Asia, web of relationships is complex

By The Associated Press When an NBC Olympics analyst irritated South Koreans over the weekend by crediting Japan for helping the country step toward the future, he waded into an intricate web of friendship, unease and outright enmity among Northeast Asia’s four nations – the two Koreas, Japan and China …

Read More »

Top German shepherd is a no-go at Westminster dog show

NEW YORK (AP) – A German shepherd that survived a brutal highway accident a few years is out of Westminster, and his show career might be over. Fanucci was unable to walk into the ring Monday, the first day of two days of America’s most prestigious dog show. His owners …

Read More »

Danica Patrick shown as businesswoman in new GoDaddy ad

By JENNA FRYERAP Auto Racing Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Danica Patrick and GoDaddy show the growth of their brands in a bright, new commercial that features Patrick’s transition to life off the track. GoDaddy’s new spot will air during Sunday’s season-opening Daytona 500. Although the theme is about …

Read More »

Pierce joins Celtics legends as team retires his No. 34

By KYLE HIGHTOWERAP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) – Paul Pierce used to walk onto the court at TD Garden and imagine seeing his number hanging from the rafters. “The Truth” doesn’t have to dream about that day anymore. The Celtics retired Pierce’s No. 34 on Sunday following the Celtics’ 121-99 …

Read More »

Canada gets skating gold, American Anderson wins slopestyle

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.AP Sports Writer PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) – Canada skated to the gold it had been dreaming about for four years. American Jamie Anderson got another to match the one she won in Sochi. The Canadians kicked off the third day of full competition at the Pyeongchang …

Read More »

Qatari soccer team plays in UAE amid Gulf diplomatic rift

By JOHN DUERDENAssociated Press The eight-month long boycott of Qatar by regional neighbors has been broken by a soccer team. Al Gharafa of Qatar was opening its Asian Champions League campaign on Monday in Abu Dhabi against Al Jazira, the champions of the United Arab Emirates. Rather than taking a …

Read More »