Local Sports

Defense keys Eagles’ 2nd-round tourney romp over Spartans

SMYRNA — The players on the Smyrna High boys’ basketball team believe the reason they are undefeated is because of their defense. That defense helped the Eagles turn an early deficit …

CR boys fall short 62-58 to Dickinson in DIAA 2nd round

WILMINGTON — It can be difficult to win games while being dominated under the basket for nearly 32 minutes, yet Caesar Rodney High came just one possession shy of sneaking away with a …

Athlete of the Week: Jada McCullough, Caesar Rodney basketball

Caesar Rodney High basketball player Jada McCullough was voted this week’s Athlete of the Week. The senior guard recorded two double-doubles in the same week and was one of three Delaware girls …

Local roundup: Smyrna boys take second in state track meet

Smyrna High placed second while Cape Henlopen took third at the boys’ DIAA indoor track & field state championship meet on Wednesday. Salesianum won the team title with 117.5 points, …

Wrestling champions crowned: 4 win 3rd title; Cape captures D-I

LEWES — The program for the DIAA individual wrestling championships is going to need some rewriting after all the history made on Wednesday night at the 2021 edition of the tournament. Four …
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Pro Sports
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Corey Conners spent more time grinding out pars than chasing birdies, and that proved to be the right recipe Friday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational as Bay Hill began to bake …
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Jennifer Kupcho and Austin Ernst each shot their second straight 5-under 67 to share the second-round lead Friday in the LPGA Tour's Drive On Championship. A day after playing …
Longtime Chicago Blackhawks defenseman and three-time Stanley Cup winner Brent Seabrook announced Friday he is unable to continue playing hockey because of injury. After surgeries on his right …
College Sports
LSU's former athletic director recommended in 2013 that Les Miles be fired as Tigers football coach because of his behavior with female student workers. Then-athletic director Joe Alleva's …
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — At some point during Michigan's giddy postgame celebration, Juwan Howard saved himself a little keepsake from this marvelous season. “I put some of that confetti in my …
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton University suspended basketball coach Greg McDermott on Thursday night for using racially insensitive language while addressing the team after a game last …
Outdoors
DOVER — State hunters registered a record 17,265 harvested deer with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control during the 2020-21 hunting season.
FELTON — Along a country road in Felton, construction crews have been at work since November assembling a nearly quarter-mile-long metal footbridge over Killens Pond State Park’s eponymous body of water.

NHL players voice support for launching women's pro league

Jason Spezza would have jumped at the opportunity to voice his support for women’s hockey even if he didn’t have four daughters growing up at home. The veteran Maple Leafs forward was a big …

Yanks' Germán pitches 2 innings in 1st game since suspension

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Domingo Germán pitched two scoreless innings for the New York Yankees in his spring training debut Friday, a week after publicly apologizing for actions that led to his 2019 …

AP source: Blake Griffin, Detroit Pistons agree to buyout

DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin and the Detroit Pistons have agreed to a contract buyout, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on …

Brandon Marshall hosts mini combine for draft prospects

MIAMI (AP) — Fifteen years ago, Brandon Marshall barely made the cut for the NFL's Indianapolis combine. A receiver from Central Florida, Marshall was eager to improve his stock with pro scouts …

Analysis: NFL's very rich owners about to get much more rich

There are some very rich people about to get a whole lot richer. Who else but NFL owners? Probably within the next week, those 32 multi-millionaires/billionaires will see their future earnings …
ATLANTA (AP) — Get ready for another season — hopefully, the last — of the most hapless act in sports. Pitchers trying to pass themselves off as hitters. Pity those like Atlanta phenom …
Israel Adesanya stepped onto the UFC 259 scale in a mask and sweatpants. After weighing in at several pounds below the limit for his light heavyweight title fight, he gestured to his cornerman, who …