Sharapova overcomes shaky start to beat McHale in Rome

ROME (AP) — Taking advantage of another wild card upon her return from a doping ban, Maria Sharapova overcame a shaky opening set to defeat 58th-ranked Christina McHale 6-4, 6-2 Monday in the first round of the Italian Open.

  • Written by ANDREW DAMPF , AP Sports Writer

Energized Ducks even Western finals, beat Predators 5-3

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks were down a game in the Western Conference finals and down 2-0 in Game 2 against Pekka Rinne, the most dominant goalie in these Stanley Cup playoffs.

  • Written by GREG BEACHAM , AP Hockey Writer

Former NBA head coach George Irvine dies at age 69

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — George Irvine, who coached nearly 200 games for the Indiana Pacers in the 1980s before working in the front office, has died after battling cancer. He was 69.


Posey's homer in 17th leads Giants past Reds 3-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After catching for 269 pitches and watching his beleaguered bullpen escape jam after jam in extra innings, Buster Posey took matters into his own hands.

  • Written by JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer