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Nets cool Heat, cut East semifinal deficit to 2-1

Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce (34) fouls Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) as he drives through the lane to score in the first period during Game 3 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA playoff basketball game on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in New York. Pierce was called for a...

U. of Richmond: 2 athletic staffers on Va. balloon

DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — A University of Richmond women’s basketball assistant coach and team staff member were the passengers aboard a hot air balloon that drifted into a power line, burst into flames and crashed in Virginia. University administrators said in a news...
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Touchy subject: Hit or error when easy ball drops?

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish, watches from the mound as Rougned Odor, left rear, and right fielder Alex Rios, right rear, walk back to their positions after a ball fell between them allowing Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz to reach first in the seventh inning of a...
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Spieth goes bogey-free and ties Kaymer at Players

Martin Kaymer, of Germany, waves after making birdie on the sixth hole during the third round of The Players championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass, Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Martin Kaymer, of Germany, waves after making...
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Dozens of protesters ride in off-limits canyon

In this April 24, 2014 photo, Pueblo III-period cliff dwellings created by the Anasazi or Ancestral Puebloan peoples between 1150 and 1300 A.D. in Recapture Canyon near Blanding in Utah. The Bureau of Land Management closed it to motorized use in 2007. Recapture Canyon is home to...
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Saavedra stall triggers wreck at start of Indy GP

Sebastian Saavedra, left, of Colombia, is hit by Mikhail Aleshin, of Russia, on the start of the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis IndyCar auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Takuma Sato, right, of Japan, drives past accident....

Saavedra stalls to trigger wreck at start of Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The first Grand Prix of Indianapolis got off to an inauspicious start when pole-sitter Sebastian Saavedra stalled, triggering a violent wreck. IndyCar used a standing start for the series’ first race on the road course at Indianapolis Motor...
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NFL DRAFT: Big name QBs finally hear names

FILE – In this Sept. 14, 2013, file photo, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) throws a pass against Texas A&M during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in College Station, Texas. McCarron was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round,...
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Scott’s marriage a surprise to even his guests

Adam Scott of Australia, reacts to his shot from the 18th fairway during the third round of The Players championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass, Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) Adam Scott of Australia, reacts to his shot from the 18th...

Search continues for 3rd body in Va. balloon crash

DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — A second body was recovered Saturday from the crash of a hot air balloon carrying three that drifted into a power line and burst into flames in front of hundreds of horrified spectators. More than 100 searchers were called in to scour the woods and...