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Goodell: NFL appeal of Watson suspension ‘right thing to do’

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he feels the league needed to keep pushing for a year-long suspension for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson because of his "egregious" and "predatory behavior" toward women. Speaking at the owners' meetings Tuesday in ...

Sale out for year after breaking wrist in bike accident

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale broke his right wrist in a bike accident over the weekend and will miss the rest of the season, the team said Tuesday, the latest setback during an injury-plagued three years for the Boston ace. Sale had surgery Monday and is expected to be ready ...

Blue Jays sign OF Jackie Bradley Jr. to 1-year deal

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays signed veteran outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to a one-year contract before Tuesday night's game at Baltimore. The 32-year-old Bradley was released by the Boston Red Sox on Thursday. He is batting .210 with three homers and 29 RBIs in 92 games this ...

After trip back home to Czechia, Krejci returns to Bruins

BOSTON (AP) — When David Krejci decided to return to the NHL after a year playing in his native Czechia, there was only one option. With Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron deciding to play another year and fellow Czech David Pastrnak also recruiting his countryman, Krejci re-signed with Boston ...

Orioles hit 4 homers in 7-4 victory over Blue Jays

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays will be seeing a lot of each other in the coming weeks. On Monday night, Ramón Urías and the upstart Orioles measured up fine. Urías hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and Anthony Santander, Ryan Mountcastle and Austin ...

Bassitt hounds Reds, Marte homers early, Mets win again 5-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Bassitt scattered eight hits over eight innings and Starling Marte hit a two-run homer in the first, leading the New York Mets to a 5-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. With their 13th victory in 15 games, the Mets extended their NL East lead to seven games ...

Thompson, Velázquez, Morel power Cubs past Nationals 6-3

CHICAGO (AP) — Keegan Thompson pitched six effective innings, rookies Nelson Velázquez and Christopher Morel homered in the third inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 6-3 Monday night. Thompson (9-5) didn't walk a batter for the second time in three starts while ...

Gallen’s pitching, Marte’s hit lift D-backs over Pirates 3-0

PHOENIX (AP) — The Diamondbacks did a little throwback to the 1980s on Monday night, swiping bags, bunting for singles and leaning on small ball to generate their offense. Couple that approach with a dominant pitching performance by Zac Gallen and Arizona is pretty tough. Gallen threw seven ...

Yankees’ Carpenter fractures left foot on foul ball

SEATTLE (AP) — New York Yankees designated hitter Matt Carpenter broke his left foot Monday night when he fouled off a pitch against the Seattle Mariners. Carpenter fouled a slider from starter Logan Gilbert off the foot in the first inning. The left-handed hitter was briefly checked by ...

Suarez strikes out 8, outduels Irvin as Angels edge A’s 1-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — José Suarez added a second changeup to his pitching repertoire this season and it has given him "100% confidence" to offer batters different looks. He certainly kept the Oakland Athletics off balance all night. Suarez struck out eight over seven superb innings to ...

Wood, Giants beat slumping Padres 1-0 after overturned call

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Alex Wood held San Diego to three singles in 6 1/3 innings and the San Francisco Giants benefited from an overturned call at the plate to beat the sputtering Padres 1-0 Monday night. San Francisco reliever Camino Doval retired the heart of San Diego's order in the ninth — ...

Brewers tumble out of 1st in division after trading Hader

MILWAUKEE (AP) — In the week since trading of four-time All-Star closer Josh Hader, virtually nothing has gone right for the Milwaukee Brewers. They owned a three-game lead in the NL Central when they sent Hader to the San Diego Padres, but have gone 1-5 since and trail the streaking St. ...

Phillies pushing hard for 1st playoff berth since 2011

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bob Boone waved to the Phillies crowd that accentuated the "Booooo" in his name in honor of the Gold Glove-winning catcher that caught the last out of the 1980 World Series. He was an All-Star, a defensive whiz in Philly, a revered member of that championship season who, ...

ETSU hires Brenda Mock Brown as new women’s hoops coach

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State hired Brenda Mock Brown as the Buccaneers' new women's basketball coach Monday, one week after announcing Simon Harris was being fired over Title IX issues in his lone season. Interim athletic director Richard Sander announced Brown's new ...

Chiefs running back job surprisingly up for grabs in camp

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Isiah Pacheco were chosen by the Kansas City Chiefs on opposite ends of the draft spectrum, one of them a first-round pick with the accompanying expectations and the other a seventh-round longshot. Midway through training camp, they might as ...

Saints QB Winston leaves practice with foot ‘tweak’

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints quarterback Jameis Winston left practice on Monday with what coach Dennis Allen described as an apparent foot injury. "He tweaked his foot a little bit," Allen said after practice. Winston did not receive treatment on the field and continued to practice for a ...

Lions lose 4th player to retirement this summer

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions rookie offensive tackle Zein Obeid has retired, the fourth player to end his career with the team in two months. Lions coach Dan Campbell said Monday that Kendall Lamm was signed to fill Obeid's roster spot. The 30-year-old Lamm has started 28 of 86 NFL ...

Column: Palou persevering through Ganassi contract chaos

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The conversation, if one could even call it that, might not have lasted even 10 seconds. It was more of an exchange between Chip Ganassi, who took a moment to congratulate Alex Palou, the driver he is suing because the IndyCar champion is trying to leave his team at ...

Rhule: Panthers want to avoid ‘wrong decision’ in QB battle

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Two weeks into training camp and the Carolina Panthers' quarterback situation remains unsettled. Coach Matt Rhule said both Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold have had good days, but he's not ready to declare a starter. Rhule said that decision could come after the ...

Training camp performance raises hopes for Packers defense

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — More than a decade has passed since the Green Bay Packers had a defense that could be described as elite. This could be the year that changes. Reigning MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers predicted at the start of training camp that the offense could take its lumps early as ...