Serena ends 14-year boycott with return to Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams has returned to the BNP Paribas Open, ending a 14-year personal boycott of the $5 million tournament that began when she was booed as a teenager on her way to winning the title in 2001. Williams took questions during a 10-minute news conference on Thursday, a day before[…]

Thompson, Warriors hold off Pistons for fifth straight win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson reached the 5,000-point milestone and knocked down two late 3-pointers in a 69-second span, leading the Golden State Warriors past the Detroit Pistons 105-98 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight win. Thompson finished with 27 points on 11-for-19 shooting in the Warriors’ 51st victory — matching their total[…]

Gaudreau, Stajan each score twice as Flames beat Ducks 6-3

CALGARY (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau and Matt Stajan each scored two goals, leading the Calgary Flames to a 6-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. Sean Monahan and Jiri Hudler also scored for the Flames (37-25-5), who returned to play at the Scotiabank Saddledome for the first time since a 6-3 loss to[…]