National Sports

Tennessee governor signs transgender athlete penalty bill

The bill will go into effect July 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will soon add harsh penalties against public schools that allow transgender athletes to participate in girls’ sports, under legislation recently signed into law by Republican Gov. Bill Lee. Lee quietly signed the proposal last Friday…

Two Full Force gymnasts take gold in synchronized trampoline

Full Force gymnasts finish Elite Challenge

IRVING, TX- The Full Force gymnasts had their finals at the Elite Challenge in Irving over the weekend. Jaden McCarter placed ninth just missing the finals by a small margin. Kylie Ortiz and Paxton Henley placed fourth to head to…

UHV softball splits series with Louisiana Christian College

Jaguars lose game one 12-4; win game two 8-0

PINEVILLE, LA- The UHV Jaguars softball team had a doubleheader against the Louisiana Christian University Wildcats on the road. The Jaguars lose game one 12-4. Cameron Steen started for UHV pitching two innings allowing 4 runs. Jackie Longoria came and…

Jazz beat Mavericks to tie series, spoil Doncic’s return

Luka Doncic had 30 points, 10 rebounds four assists

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rudy Gobert gave Utah the lead with an alley-oop dunk with 11.0 seconds left and the Jazz held off the Dallas Mavericks 100-99 on Saturday in Game 4 to tie the first-round series. Spencer Dinwiddie…

UHV softall splits series with Xavier

Jaguars lose game one: 8-0; win game two: 10-3

NEW ORLEANS, LA- The UHV Jaguars softball team took on Xavier on the road in a doubleheader on Friday afternoon. The Jaguars get shut out 8-0 in game one. Cameron Steen started in the circle for UHV and went three…

With Brady back, Buccaneers look to bolster depth in draft

For the second straight year, the Bucs enter the draft with expectations of bolstering depth

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Thanks to Tom Brady’s return, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren’t looking for any quick fixes in the NFL draft. The seven-time Super Bowl champion’s decision to end his brief retirement not only resolved the team’s quarterback…

Oklahoma QB Gabriel adjusts after transferring from UCF

He passed for more than 8,000 yards and 70 touchdowns at Central Florida while leading some of the nation’s most productive offenses

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Dillon Gabriel won’t let a higher profile or fancy new surroundings change his low-key approach. He has had plenty of success as a college quarterback -- he passed for more than 8,000 yards and 70 touchdowns…

Three Full Force gymnasts compete at the Elite Challenge

Paxton Henley, Jaden McCarter and Kylie Ortiz bring out their best in national competition

IRVING, TX- Three Full Force gymnastics girls went to the Elite Challenge in Irving, a national competition with two as returners and one appearing for the first time. This was Paxton Henley's fourth trip to the Elite Challenge. She said…

49ers All-Pro WR Deebo Samuel requests trade

Samuel is entering the final year of the rookie deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — All-Pro receiver Deebo Samuel told ESPN on Wednesday that he has requested a trade from the San Francisco 49ers as the two sides have been unable to negotiate a long-term deal for one of the…

Astros put Jose Altuve on injured list with hamstring strain

The Astros hoped to avoid placing Altuve on the injured list but did so Wednesday

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a strained left hamstring. The 2017 AL MVP was injured legging out an infield single in the eighth inning Monday night, and…

Vintage Verlander dominates as Astros stymie Mariners 4-0

Verlander pitched three-hit ball over eight innings

SEATTLE (AP) — Justin Verlander recaptured a little of what made him the best pitcher in the American League three years ago, and in the process added a bit of validation to the work needed while coming back from Tommy…

Mitchell, Jazz win opener 99-93 as Mavs play without Doncic

The fourth-seeded Mavs, starting the playoffs at home for the first time since their NBA title season 11 years ago

DALLAS (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic put Utah ahead to stay just before halftime, Donovan Michell got aggressive in the second half and the only made shot by Royce O’Neale was a huge one late for the Jazz. All that injured…

76ers need Harden to deliver in postseason for title shot

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James Harden says he’s “ready to hoop.” The Philadelphia 76ers sure hope The Beard is good to go — not just for the opening-round Eastern Conference series against Toronto — but for a deep run into June.…

New USFL hoping to succeed where other spring leagues failed

The USFL kicks off Saturday night in Birmingham, Alabama, when the New Jersey Generals face the Birmingham Stallions

NBC Sports president Jon Miller knows the perils of starting a spring football league. He was with NBC when the network teamed with Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment during the XFL’s first launch in 2001 and has seen other…

Congress tells FTC Commanders may have broken financial laws

The committee found evidence of deceptive business practice over the span of more than a decade

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday saying the Washington Commanders engaged in potentially unlawful financial conduct, and the NFL plans to look into the most…

Mavs put no timetable on Doncic return with playoffs looming

The team said Tuesday that the 23-year-old superstar had begun treatment

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks are not putting a timetable on Luka Doncic’s return from a calf strain four days before the opener of a first-round playoff series against Utah. The team said Tuesday that the 23-year-old superstar had…

The play-in games are set, as NBA looks to the postseason

It lasted 174 days, required the usage of more players than any season in history primarily because of the ongoing challenge of playing through a pandemic, and saw playoff-positioning chases go all the way down to the final moments. Now,…

Alex Bregman delivers big hit, Astros take 3 of 4 from Halos

he Astros star third baseman still started out superbly in the season-opening series for the defending AL champions.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Alex Bregman faces ample challenges heading into this season with the Houston Astros. Along with every player’s short spring preparations, he also has to get used to playing alongside rookie shortstop Jeremy Peña after five remarkable…

Scheffler gets Masters green jacket to go with No. 1 ranking

Scheffler joined Ian Woosnam in 1991 as the only players to win a major — the Masters in both cases — in their debut at No. 1 in the world.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Scottie Scheffler looked like a Masters champion even before he slipped into his green jacket, the model of calm as he methodically worked his way around the most stressful course in major championship golf. Sunday morning…

Woods shoots career-worst 78 at the Masters

The magic the five-time Masters champion summoned so easily for so long was nowhere to be found during another labored four-plus hour journey underneath the Georgia pines on Saturday

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods used to turn weekends at Augusta National into gripping theatre, relentlessly charging up the leaderboard one fearless drive, one feathery iron, one nervy putt at a time. Not now. Maybe not ever again. The…