National Sports

LA Rams spoil Raiders’ return to Coliseum with 19-15 win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Raiders were back. The Rams were better. Rookie John Kelly rushed for 56 yards and a touchdown, and the Los Angeles Rams welcomed the Raiders back to the Coliseum with a 19-15 preseason victory over Oakland on Saturday. Chris Warren rushed for 110 yards and a ...

Athletics beat Astros 7-1 to move into tie for AL West lead

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Trevor Cahill pitched one-hit ball for seven shutout innings and the Oakland Athletics, far behind in the AL West standings earlier this summer, tied Houston for the division lead by beating the Astros 7-1 Saturday. Khris Davis, Matt Olson, Josh Phegley and Stephen ...

Sounders top depleted Galaxy 5-0 for record 6th straight win

SEATTLE (AP) — Harry Shipp had a goal and an assist and the Seattle Sounders rolled past the depleted Los Angeles Galaxy 5-0 on Saturday for their club-record sixth straight victory. Chad Marshall, Cristian Roldan and Raul Ruidiaz also scored, and the Sounders were the beneficiary of an own ...

Red Sox ace Chris Sale goes on 10-day DL

By Ken Powtak Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale understands it’s a perfect time for the Boston Red Sox to be cautious with his troublesome shoulder. He’s just frustrated that he’s back on the disabled list. Boston returned the ace lefty to the 10-day disabled list Saturday ...

Indians retire Hall of Famer Jim Thome’s No. 25

By Ashley Bastock Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — His red socks pulled high to his knees, Jim Thome pointed his bat outward in his well-known stance before taking a swing and one last trip around the bases in a ballpark where his number is now on permanent display. On Saturday, the ...

Falcons fall to Chiefs in preseason action

By Paul Newberry AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — After a dismal showing in the first preseason game, Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons found their offensive rhythm Friday. Ryan guided the Falcons right down the field for a touchdown on their first possession, hooking up with Austin ...

FOX Sports MLS broadcast will feature first all-female crew

By Anne M. Peterson AP Sports Writer The FOX Sports broadcast of Sunday’s Major League Soccer match between D.C. United and the New England Revolution will feature an all-female on-air crew for the first time. The group will include play-by-play announcer Lisa Byington, analyst Danielle ...

Fitzpatrick back facing another ex-team in Titans with Bucs

By The Associated Press Ryan Fitzpatrick has been in the NFL long enough, and been with so many different teams, that the quarterback has plenty of experience of playing somewhere in a different uniform. Coming back to Tennessee is a bit easier thanks to such a short stint with the ...

LEADING OFF: Springer back for Astros vs A’s; Puig suspended

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: HOW THE WEST IS WON All-Star outfielder George Springer is expected to come off the disabled list for the Houston Astros when the defending champions visit Oakland for the opener of a pivotal three-game series ...

Amid turmoil, USA Gymnastics takes small steps forward

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — The pep talk was short and to the point, a reminder to reigning world gymnastics champion Morgan Hurd that all was not lost. The 17-year-old had just fallen on beam at the U.S. Classic last month, ending any serious chance she had at making a ...

NFL players, coaches protecting skin on every given sun day

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The toughest opponent for many NFL players and coaches during the blazing hot days of training camp sits far above the football field. The sun's powerful ultraviolet rays are a leading cause of skin cancer, and shade is rare at ...

Michigan-Notre Dame leads off games to watch in 2018

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Sports Writer Remember last year, when everyone was eyeing the season-opening Alabama-Florida State game as one of the most anticipated matchups? The third-ranked Seminoles lost that game and several more, barely finishing with a winning record. Even late in the season, a ...

Forsythe gets 5 hits, Twins outslug Tigers in 15-8 win

By TYLER MASON, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — All that Logan Forsythe has done since arriving in Minnesota is get hits. The veteran infielder joined the Twins at the beginning of August in a trade that sent popular second baseman Brian Dozier to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Thursday night ...

Aaron Rodgers throws TD pass, Packers top Steelers 51-34

By GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The ovation moved Aaron Rodgers to tears. The Green Bay Packers fans showed their appreciation with the two-time NFL MVP about to take his first snaps at Lambeau Field in almost a year. Once he got behind center, Rodgers needed ...

Brady, Patriots beat Eagles 37-20 in Super Bowl rematch

By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady shook off the rust of a long layoff and then found time to shake hands with Nick Foles, six months after they met in the Super Bowl. Brady moved the Patriots with ease in their rematch against the Eagles, with a little help ...

Jets’ Darnold looks like rookie in 15-13 loss to Redskins

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Sports Writer LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Limited playing experience in high school and college makes Sam Darnold appreciate every game, even if it's just the preseason. The third overall pick made his first exhibition start for the New York Jets on Thursday night and showed ...

Tent collapse injures 12; speaker Lou Holtz unhurt

HAYDEN, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say 12 people have been hospitalized, including three who were seriously injured, after a tent collapsed at a bank's shareholders' event. WBMA-TV says about 400 people were under the tent Thursday night when it came crashing down, some ducking under tables for ...

WNBA set for wild dash to regular season finish

By Doug Feinberg AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA’s final week of the regular season is shaping up to be a wild dash to the finish. Playoff seeding and the final playoff spot are still up for grab. About the only thing that has been decided when it comes to the postseason ...

Column: Best measure of Woods is when he has the lead

By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tiger Woods once said it could not be considered a truly great year without winning a major. Five years ago, he never would have said it could be a good year without winning any tournament. This year is an exception. Woods closed with a ...

Meyer probe costs $500K but still about what Ohio St wants

By Mitch Stacy AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Urban Meyer investigation is costing Ohio State $500,000, but whether the superstar football coach keeps his job still comes down to whether the university wants to stick with him based on how he's already been tainted by the ...