Netherlands, Israel advance to 2nd round of WBC

TOKYO (AP) — Jurickson Profar drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Netherlands to a 6-5 win over Taiwan on Wednesday in the World Baseball Classic.


'Wide open' Big Ten Tournament lands in nation's capital

WASHINGTON (AP) — As part of an ongoing effort to broaden its scope, the Big Ten will converge a few blocks from the White House this week to crown a new basketball champion.

  • Written by DAVID GINSBURG , AP Sports Writer

Bogut breaks leg in debut, Cavs lose 106-98 to Heat

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James didn't need to speak with Andrew Bogut or see the X-rays on the center's leg.


"I heard it break," he said. "I heard it crack."

  • Written by TOM WITHERS , AP Sports Writer

Guardians of cricket set new regulations on bats, behavior

LONDON (AP) — The so-called Guardians of Cricket have settled on a new code of laws that will limit the thickness of bats and provide penalty runs for bad behavior, with the changes set to be introduced Oct. 1.


MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says WBC on solid ground

TOKYO (AP) — The commissioner of Major League Baseball on Tuesday denied reports that 2017 would be the last edition of the World Baseball Classic, saying the tournament is as popular as ever.

  • Written by JIM ARMSTRONG , AP Sports Writer