Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders dies of cancer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Flip Saunders, who rose from the backwaters of basketball's minor leagues to become one of the most powerful men in the NBA as coach, team president and part owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves, died Sunday, the team said. He was 60.

  • Written by JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Basketball Writer

Columbus Crew earn spot in semis with 5-0 rout of DC United


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jack McInerney scored in the 25th minute and Ethan Finlay added a pair of second-half goals a minute apart as the Columbus Crew wrapped up second place in the MLS Eastern Conference with a 5-0 victory over D.C. United on Sunday.


World Series: How the Mets and Royals match up

A position-by-position look at the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium:

  • Written by MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball Writers HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Baseball Writers