• Japan, Italy, Portugal advance in U20 World Cup

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Italy, Japan and Portugal advanced to the knockout stage of the Under-20 World Cup on Saturday.

  • Brazilian-born Emerson called up to Italy’s squad

    ROME (AP) — Brazilian-born left back Emerson Palmieri has been called up to Italy’s squad for the first time for a friendly against Uruguay and a World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein.

  • Raikkonen takes pole for Monaco GP; Hamilton finishes 14th

    MONACO (AP) — Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen took pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday, and title contender Lewis Hamilton failed to make the top 10 in a significant blow for Mercedes.

  • 7 people who threatened NCAA ref after Kentucky loss ID’d

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Seven people have been identified for threatening basketball referee John Higgins after an NCAA Tournament game in March. Information will be referred to authorities in their jurisdictions and to the FBI’s Omaha field office, a Nebraska prosecutor said Friday.

    Updated: 7:10 am

  • Langer leads halfway through Senior PGA on Trump course

    STERLING, Va. (AP) — Bernhard Langer has a two-shot lead midway through the Senior PGA Championship after a second-round 67 at Trump National.

  • Wood stays undefeated as Dodgers blank Cubs 4-0

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Wood has turned a substitute stint into a full-time gig in the rotation, and isn’t showing any sign of letting go.

  • Garcia shuts down Giants, gets key hit in Braves’ 2-0 win

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The way Jaime Garcia was pitching, Atlanta manager Brian Snitker didn’t think twice about letting him hit in a key spot in the seventh inning.

  • Lee homers, Terps oust top-seeded Nebraska 8-5 in Big Ten

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — AJ Lee hit a three-run homer, Madison Nickens had a bases-loaded triple, and Maryland knocked top-seeded Nebraska out of the Big Ten Tournament with an 8-5 win Friday night.

  • Cabrera, Davidson, Garcia lead White Sox over Tigers 8-2

    CHICAGO (AP) — Melky Cabrera homered and had four RBIs, Matt Davidson went deep and Avisail Garcia drove in three runs to lead the Chicago White Sox over the Detroit Tigers 8-2 on Friday night after the first game of their doubleheader was postponed because of rain.

  • Tanaka rebounds, but A’s rally against Yanks bullpen, 4-1

    NEW YORK (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka handed the ball to Yankees manager Joe Girardi as fans gave a big ovation, and the usually undemonstrative pitcher tipped his cap three times: once while walking off the mound, again when crossing the foul line and a third time to his teammates as he entered New York’s dugout.