YUCATAN, Mexico (AP) -- Ivan Araujo hit a two-run double in the fifth inning, leading the Leones de Yucatan to a 3-1 win over the Toros de Tijuana in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Ryan Boldt hit a run-scoring single in the fifth inning, leading the Charlotte Stone Crabs to a 6-2 win over the Daytona Tortugas in the second game of a doubleheader on Thursday.
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Austin McGeorge struck out Will Craig in the ninth inning, leading the St. Lucie Mets to a 1-0 win over the Bradenton Marauders on Thursday.
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Ryan Helsley tossed a four-hit shutout, leading the Palm Beach Cardinals to a 1-0 win over the Lakeland Flying Tigers in the second game of a doubleheader on Thursday. The Cardinals swept the four-game series with the win.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Harvick will start on the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, while Cup Series point leader Kyle Larson will begin NASCAR's longest race at the rear of the field.
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) -- Nash Knight had a walk-off double with two outs in the ninth inning, as the Dunedin Blue Jays beat the Fort Myers Miracle 5-4 in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Lucas Giolito pitched a no-hitter, leading the Charlotte Knights to a 4-0 victory over the Syracuse Chiefs in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves watched from afar as NASCAR stars Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart retired and Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced that he will step away after the season.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kelly Kraft, Derek Fathauer and PGA Tour rookie J.T. Poston all shot 5-under 65 on Thursday to share the lead after the first round at Colonial.
Josh Sargent scored his third goal of the tournament in the 34th minute, and the United States beat Senegal 1-0 Thursday at Incheon, South Korea, to move into good position to reach the knockout stage of the Under-20 World Cup.
BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) -- Daniel Gonzalez hurled five scoreless innings, leading the Salem Red Sox over the Buies Creek Astros in a 5-1 win in the second game of a doubleheader on Thursday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jeffrey Dean Morgan, one of the stars of the hit TV show "The Walking Dead," will drive the pace car Sunday for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Cornelius Randolph hit a three-run home run and had two hits as the Clearwater Threshers topped the Florida Fire Frogs 8-1 in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo has denied doing anything to limit veteran receiver Victor Cruz's catches in the second half of last season.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Matt Hoeg hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning and Iowa beat Maryland 9-8 on Thursday in their Big Ten Tournament baseball opener.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Carlos Cortes hit a pair of three-run homers Thursday as South Carolina trounced Missouri 10-2 in a Southeastern Conference tournament elimination game.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Sharif Othman hit a solo home run in the seventh inning, leading the Tampa Yankees to a 3-2 win over the Jupiter Hammerheads in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Chris Proctor singled in two runs in a three-run sixth inning that lifted Duke past Virginia 4-3 on Thursday in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Derian Gonzalez tossed a two-hit shutout and Casey Turgeon homered, as the Palm Beach Cardinals topped the Lakeland Flying Tigers 1-0 in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch proved last week he could win a Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the exhibition NASCAR All-Star race.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Brandon Lowe hit a walk-off three-run homer with one out in the eighth inning, as the Charlotte Stone Crabs topped the Daytona Tortugas 3-2 in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It was opening day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Fernando Alonso chose a skateboard as his means of transportation through the paddock.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly has no plans to alter his aggressive style of play following a second concussion last November, one that tugged at the emotions of a national TV audience when he was carted off the field sobbing uncontrollably.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — When young people are buying football jerseys, they often pick one with the name of a flamboyant, sometimes brash player.
LITTLE FALLS, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Jackals of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball have been sold to University Sports and Entertainment, LLC for an undisclosed price.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A school district in western Michigan has settled a lawsuit with four young women who say they were inappropriately touched by a former Major League Baseball player who worked at Lakewood High School.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Jared Janczak threw five shutout innings to help No. 2 seed TCU defeat No. 3 seed Oklahoma 9-4 on Thursday in a Big 12 Tournament elimination game.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anaheim Ducks defensemen Hampus Lindholm and Sami Vatanen need shoulder surgeries that will sideline them into next season.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials are making a security change after Vice President Mike Pence confirmed he will attend Sunday's race.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots coach Bill Belichick says his team coming off a Super Bowl title doesn't matter in terms of building success for this season.
CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant, Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist hit solo homers, spot starter Eddie Butler pitched five effective innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 5-1 on Thursday for their third straight win.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tommy Joseph hit a tying home run in the seventh inning and a winning single in the 11th, lifting the Philadelphia Phillies over Colorado 2-1 Thursday and stopping the Rockies from a four-game sweep.
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — British Open champion Henrik Stenson shot a bogey-free, 4-under 68 to lie two strokes off the lead held by Swedish compatriot Johan Carlsson after the first round of the BMW PGA Championship on Thursday.