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Jeff Gordon: “To go into the Hall of Fame is kind of surreal”

Jeff Gordon has always maintained a large part of his NASCAR career was about good timing and his election Wednesday to the NASCAR Hall of Fame didn’t dispel that notion. Gordon highlighted the five-member Class of 2019, which also included owners Roger Penske and Jack Roush and former drivers Davey Allison and Alan Kulwicki. As it turns out Gordon, 46, ...

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Indians' Plutko carries no-hitter into 7th vs. Cubs after Triple-A call-up

CHICAGO (AP) Adam Plutko carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Andrew Miller provided stellar relief work, helping the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Wednesday night. Plutko (2-0) struck out four and walked four in his second major league start. The right-hander was promoted from Triple-A Columbus to replace the struggling Josh Tomlin in Cleveland’s rotation. ...

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Stanley Cup-bound Vegas turning impossible into possible

LAS VEGAS (AP) Welcome to Impossible. Those words have been projected onto the ice in big, bold letters at T-Mobile Arena before each game during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Well, the Vegas Golden Knights are turning impossible into possible. The stunningly successful expansion squad is headed to the Stanley Cup Final after beating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday to ...

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Curry's long-range troubles carry over into start of Game 3 vs. Rockets

Arguably the greatest shooter in the history of the NBA can’t seem to buy a bucket from distance against the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference finals. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry entered Game 3 on Sunday having converted just 2-of-13 from 3-point range across Games 1 and 2 at the Toyota Center. During the first quarter at Oracle ...

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LeBron powers Cavs back into contention in East final against Celtics

Before taking the floor, LeBron James stood in the hallway with his teammates outside Cleveland’s locker room and pounded his chest with both hands. The Celtics got thumped next. James had 27 points and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 14 rebounds and the Cavaliers looked like a different team on their home court, tightening the Eastern Conference finals with a ...

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Special teams have brought Lightning back into East final

The Tampa Bay Lightning stormed back in the Eastern Conference final against the Washington Capitals, thanks in part to a thriving power play and suddenly reliable penalty-killing unit. To regain control of the best-of-seven matchup that continues Saturday night, the Caps need a lift from their special teams, too. “The series is tied 2-2,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “It ...

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