NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Predators captain Mike Fisher said Thursday he feels a lot better and his goal is to be available during the Stanley Cup Final that begins next week.
GWINNETT, Ga. (AP) -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a three-run home run in the third inning, leading the Buffalo Bisons to a 4-1 win over the Gwinnett Braves on Thursday.
A potential matchup of preseason No. 1 vs. No. 2 between Alabama and Florida State will be ABC's first Saturday night football game of the 2017 season.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ashton McGee, Kyle Datres and Zack Gahagan each knocked in two runs, and five North Carolina pitchers combined to hold Boston College to just two hits in a 10-0 rout that was stopped after seven innings Thursday in the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Brent Rooker had an RBI double and Cody Brown drew a bases loaded walk to help Mississippi State produce a ninth-inning rally in a 4-3 victory over Arkansas Thursday in the Southeastern Conference tournament.
BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) -- Michael Chavis hit a three-run home run in the third inning, and Jordan Betts homered as the Salem Red Sox beat the Buies Creek Astros 5-4 in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday.
STERLING, Va. (AP) — Bernhard Langer tapped in for eagle on the closing hole for a 7-under 65 to take the early lead in the first round of the Senior PGA Championship.
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — IndyCar teams will be able to conduct tests at Road America on June 14 ahead of the circuit's annual stop at the rural Wisconsin road course later next month.
ATLANTA (AP) — Ivan Nova pitched into the ninth inning, Adam Frazier hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates pounded Bartolo Colon for a 9-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) — A boy was struck on the head by Chris Carter's broken bat during the New York Yankees' game against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night
BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James says his chase of Michael Jordan's accomplishments is simply personal motivation. It's not about wanting to establish himself as the NBA's greatest player.
MONACO (AP) — Jenson Button's one-off return to Formula One racing at the Monaco Grand Prix got off to a mixed start during practice on Thursday.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Karima Christmas scored 18 points, Skylar Diggins-Smith and Allisha Gray each had nine points in a decisive 33-13 fourth quarter, and the Dallas Wings rallied past the San Antonio Stars 94-82 on Thursday.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is honoring 100 years of Camp Randall Stadium by recognizing 100 individuals who the school says shaped the history of the football venue.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Billy McKinney drove in Tyler Austin and Mike Ford with a sacrifice fly in the first inning, leading the Trenton Thunder to a 7-2 win over the Reading Fightin Phils on Thursday. The Thunder swept the four-game series with the win.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Alex Krupa ripped an RBI single in the 13th inning and Indiana topped Michigan 5-4 on Thursday, eliminating the second-seeded Wolverines from the Big Ten Tournament.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A grand jury declined to indict an escort and former Louisville men's basketball staffer in a sex scandal that engulfed the program.
GENEVA (AP) — Kei Nishikori saved three straight match points in the deciding set before outlasting Kevin Anderson 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6) in the Geneva Open quarterfinals on Thursday.
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Defending champion Caroline Garcia of France survived an early scare to beat Kristyna Pliskova in straight sets on Thursday and reach the semifinals of the Strasbourg International.
LYON, France (AP) — Top-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada eased into the semifinals of the Lyon Open with a straight sets victory over Portuguese qualifier Gastao Elias on Thursday.
MONACO (AP) — All was going to plan for Mercedes at the Monaco Grand Prix on Thursday morning. A few hours later the head-scratching began.
MADRID (AP) — A judge has ordered former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell to be held without bail as Spanish authorities continue to investigate his alleged involvement in a money-laundering scheme related to the television rights of Brazil's national team.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has responded to the third set of charges it received from the NCAA in the long-running academic fraud case.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Citadel baseball coach Fred Jordan, the Southern Conference's all-time wins leader, is retiring after 26 years with the Bulldogs.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Ryan Long was 3 for 3 with an RBI double to help top-seeded Texas Tech bounce back from an opening loss at the Big 12 Conference tournament with a 4-1 win over Baylor on Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Four NFL teams will carry an additional overseas player on their practice squads during the 2017 season. Three players are from Britain and one from Germany.
NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Yaroslava Shvedova became the latest player to retire from the Nuremberg Cup on Thursday, when she withdrew because of an injury after losing the first set of her quarterfinal to Misaki Doi of Japan 6-4.
ORTISEI, Italy (AP) — Tejay van Garderen claimed his first grand tour victory on the tough 18th stage of the Giro d'Italia as Tom Dumoulin kept the pink jersey on Thursday.
MADRID (AP) — Spanish prosecutors are considering whether Cristiano Ronaldo should face charges over allegations by the country's tax agency that he defrauded the authorities of 15 million euros ($16.7 million) between 2011 and 2014.
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) -- Thomas Pannone allowed just three hits over 6 1/3 innings, leading the Akron RubberDucks over the Altoona Curve in a 2-0 win on Thursday. The RubberDucks swept the four-game series with the win.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Angered by allegations that some members of USA Gymnastics were sexually abused, the House overwhelmingly backed legislation on Thursday that requires amateur sports groups recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee to report claims of sexual abuse to police.
Bode Miller's name no longer appears on the roster of the U.S. ski team. That doesn't mean he's retiring or won't ever race again or that his chances of making a sixth Olympic squad have ended.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Filip Forsberg is having quite the spring for the Nashville Predators, setting franchise records with his eight goals and 15 points. He's tied the team mark with at least a point in seven straight games.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves designated right-hander Josh Collmenter for assignment after he surrendered three homers and seven runs in the 10th inning of a loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman is calling out an airport security worker who she says questioned whether she had enough muscles to be a gymnast.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are bringing a well-known local basketball product into the fold to try to revamp the team's engagement in the community and with alumni.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Mario Mandzukic has signed a one-year extension to his contract at Juventus, keeping the Croatia forward at the Serie A club until June 2020.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City says left back Gael Clichy, winger Jesus Navas and goalkeeper Willy Caballero will leave the club when their contracts expire next month.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dusty Baker will miss the Washington Nationals weekend series against the San Diego Padres to attend his son Darren's graduation.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks hired Travis Schlenk as general manager and head of basketball operations on Thursday, giving the Golden State assistant GM control of personnel decisions.