Grizzlies take 2-0 series lead, beating Trail Blazers 97-82

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Known for pounding opponents inside with Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph, the Memphis Grizzlies are showing they can be just as effective outside the paint. Hey, they can even shoot 3-pointers.

Mariota gets another honor: Subway food statue

Marcus Mariota already is part of the lore of a famous statue, having won the 2014 Heisman Trophy. Now he has something that might not be so prestigious, but is edible.

Seabrook lifts Blackhawks to 3 OT win over Predators

CHICAGO — They played for 101 grueling minutes, beginning Tuesday night and running into early Wednesday morning. The Chicago Blackhawks, looking for control of the first-round series. The Nashville Predators, searching for a split of their first four playoff games.

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Nike unveils white and black home uniforms for US women

BEAVERTON — Nike has unveiled black and white home uniforms for the U.S. Women's World Cup team. Wait, what? There's no prevalent red, white and blue in the home kits — save for a small blue patch surrounding 13 white stars on the inside back neckline. The jerseys are white with boxy black numbers and letters, to go with neon yellow socks that give way to electric blue cleats.

F-bombs away: Rants a time-honored part of sports culture

Losing stinks. We totally get it. Athletes and coaches have been angry about coming up on the short end since cavemen looked at each other, pointed to a spot in the distance and took off to see who could get there first. Granted, losing cavemen probably didn't have some sports writer milling about wanting to get comment about what happened, why or produce a Vine of them sulking back home retweeted for all the world to see.

Trotz counting on Ovechkin to be 'difference maker' vs Isles

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Alex The Great can be better. That's what Capitals coach Barry Trotz is counting on from Alex Ovechkin if Washington intends to bounce back in its first-round playoff series against the New York Islanders.

Eagles sign quarterback Tim Tebow to 1-year contract

PHILADELPHIA — Tebowmania swept through Philly before Tim Tebow's return to the NFL even became official. By the time the Philadelphia Eagles announced late Monday afternoon that Tebow signed a one-year contract, the city was buzzing about Chip Kelly's latest move. Tebow dominated newspaper headlines, social media conversation and sports talk radio. A pretzel factory even made “Tebowing” shaped pretzels.

Portland scores late to beat NYC FC, 1-0

NEW YORK — Dairon Asprilla scored his first MLS goal late in the second half and the Portland Timbers beat New York City FC 1-0 on Sunday night. A failed clearance fell to the feet of Asprilla at ...

Grizzlies never trail, rout Trail Blazers 100-86 in Game 1

MEMPHIS — Beno Udrih is doing his best to make sure the Memphis Grizzlies can ease Mike Conley and Tony Allen back into the lineup from their injuries.

LeBron begins new quest to end Cleveland's title drought

CLEVELAND — For LeBron James, his homecoming season with the Cavaliers went up, down and sometimes sideways, like three seasons rolled into one. The fourth is about to begin. The only one that matters.

Western Conference teams face perilous path to NBA Finals

Tony Parker thought he'd seen it all in the Western Conference. He should've known better. The Spurs rolled into the final game of the regular season winners of 11 straight games to announce themselves as serious contenders again. One loss at New Orleans sent San Antonio from second to sixth place, costing the defending NBA champions homecourt advantage in the first two rounds.

Blazers limp into playoff series against the Grizzlies

PORTLAND — The Trail Blazers limp into their first-round playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies on a four-game losing streak, as injuries finally appeared to catch up with the Northwest Division champions.

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US First: World track championships coming to Eugene in 2021

BEIJING — After nearly four decades of bypassing the United States, track and field's marquee event is finally headed to the country that has been the dominant force in the sport.

Batum has right knee contusion, out for finale Wednesday

PORTLAND — Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum has a right knee contusion and will miss Wednesday night's regular-season finale against the Mavericks in Dallas. Batum injured his knee in ...

Woman loses home, other gifts to wife of ex-Clippers owner

LOS ANGELES — The billionaire wife of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling got her revenge against a woman he secretly showered with gifts and whose recording of his racially offensive rant cost him ownership of the team.

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