Hometown hero Harper wins thrilling HR Derby over Schwarber

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ball cleared the center field wall, and the sellout crowd roared. Bryce Harper threw his bat in the air, thrust both index fingers skyward and yelled with delight as a shower of streamers rained upon the crowd of 43,698.



A look at potential WNBA All-Stars

NEW YORK (AP) — The ballots have been cast and the WNBA is set to reveal its All-Stars.

  • Written by By DOUG FEINBERG , AP Basketball Writer

Take that for data: NBA preps for expanded betting on games

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Here's a scenario: LeBron James is four assists and three rebounds shy of a triple-double after three quarters. A bettor, who is watching at home and utilizing a mobile app, decides to gamble that James will get those assists and rebounds in the final 12 minutes. The wager then gets made before play resumes.

  • Written by By TIM REYNOLDS , AP Basketball Writer