National Sports

Allen, Johnson lead Bills past Newton-less Panthers 27-14

By Steve Reed AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Josh Allen completed 9 of 11 passes for 102 yards and led two scoring drives, Kevin Johnson returned an interception 71 yards for a touchdown and the Buffalo Bills defeated the Carolina Panthers 27-14 on Friday night. Allen, who was ...

LEADING OFF: Strasburg vs Bauer, Hamels returns, Manuel back

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: STRASBURG VS. BAUER There's quite a pitching matchup at Nationals Park for the series finale between Washington and Cincinnati: Stephen Strasburg vs. Trevor Bauer, two righties who are among the top ...

Boston’s Devers sets record with 6 hits, 4 doubles in win

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Rafael Devers wasn't trying to make history, it just happened. Boston's third baseman became the first major league player to record six hits and four doubles in the same game as the Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 7-6 in 10 innings on ...

Yanks top O’s 8-3, run win streak over Baltimore to 15 games

By The Associated Press undefined NEW YORK (AP) — Domingo Germán pitched seven strong innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors and the New York Yankees beat Baltimore 8-3 on Tuesday night, running their winning streak over the Orioles to 15 games. Germán allowed two runs, ...

Gonzalez’s blast off of Hader lifts Twins over Brewers, 7-5

By TOM KERTSCHER Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — As much as any two teams, the Minnesota Twins and the Milwaukee Brewers are playing in a playoff-like atmosphere, as the AL Central and the NL Central feature the tightest races in the majors for a division title. Their interleague matchup ...

Bell’s HR, 3 RBIs help Pirates take down Angels 10-7

By DAN GREENSPAN Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Josh Bell has pulled himself out of a recent slump with some extra film study and a return to better habits as a hitter. Not only has he found his form, Bell helped the floundering Pirates find their ...

LaFleur: Rodgers to play ‘a quarter or so’ against Ravens

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — For the first time this preseason, the world will have the opportunity to see what Aaron Rodgers looks like in Matt LaFleur’s offense. The Packers’ first-year coach said Tuesday that Rodgers and the rest of the first-team offense and first-team defense will play ...

Murray ready for more playing time in 2nd preseason game

By Jose M. Romero Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyler Murray's playing time figures to increase from the one drive the rookie quarterback led in the Arizona Cardinals' first preseason game last week, a 17-13 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. But the Cardinals and coach Kliff ...

Giants WR Tate suspended 4 games for fertility drug use

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate has had the appeal of his four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance enhancers turned down. The decision by an independent arbiter was announced Tuesday and means the 10-year-veteran will miss ...

NFL teaming with Jay-Z on entertainment and social activism

By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and Jay-Z's entertainment and sports representation company are teaming up for events and social activism. The league not only will use Jay-Z's Roc Nation to consult on its entertainment presentations, including the Super ...

Jackson, Baltimore defense strong in shutout of Jaguars

BALTIMORE (AP) — Lamar Jackson directed two scoring drives in three possessions and the Baltimore Ravens’ defense throttled Jacksonville Jaguars backup quarterback Gardner Minshew in a 29-0 preseason victory Thursday night. The Jaguars played without quarterback Nick Foles, the 2018 Super ...

Sandusky to be resentenced next month in child molestation case

By Mark Scolforo Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state judge has ordered Jerry Sandusky be taken to a central Pennsylvania courtroom next month for resentencing on his 45-count child sexual abuse conviction, six months after an appeals court ruled mandatory minimums had been ...

White Sox, Yankees to play at ‘Field of Dreams’ in 2020

By Luke Meredith AP Sports Writer Major League Baseball is going to build it — and the White Sox and Yankees are coming to Iowa. The Chicago White Sox will play the New York Yankees next summer at the site in eastern Iowa where the movie "Field of Dreams" was filmed, MLB announced ...

NFL at 100: How college football became pipeline to NFL

By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer Jay Berwanger won the inaugural Heisman Trophy in 1935 for the University of Chicago and became the No. 1 player taken in the first NFL draft a few months later. He chose to work at a rubber company and be a part-time coach for his alma mater ...

Browns trade Duke Johnson to Texans for 2020 draft pick

By Tom Withers AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Duke Johnson got his wish, and the Browns got more than expected for him. Cleveland traded the disgruntled running back to the Houston Texans on Thursday for an undisclosed 2020 draft pick. A person familiar with the deal told The ...

MLB roundup: Yankees extend winning streak to 8 with 14-2 rout of Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) — Gio Urshela and Kyle Higashioka each hit two home runs, and the Yankees’ long-ball outburst against the Baltimore Orioles reached historical proportions Wednesday night in a 14-2 blowout that extended New York’s winning streak to eight games. Urshela had a pair of ...

Ramírez homers again, Indians sweep Rangers in doubleheader

By Tom Withers AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — José Ramírez homered again, Cleveland's bullpen combined on a four-hitter and the Indians beat the Texas Rangers 5-1 to sweep a doubleheader Wednesday and gear up for a big, four-game series in Minnesota. Ramírez's two-run homer helped ...

Special guest: Krzyzewski stops by USA Basketball practice

By Tim Reynolds AP Basketball Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gregg Popovich somehow only met Mike Krzyzewski for the first time about four years ago, when the two coaching greats saw their paths finally cross when they were together at a USA Basketball event. They're a whole lot closer ...

Making Micah: Parsons primed to be Penn State’s next star LB

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Micah Parsons could hardly wait to see his face on the massive video board atop Beaver Stadium. He imagined how cool it would be to hear 107,000 fans roar when he was announced as a starting linebacker for Penn State — ...

Man City looking to make it a hat trick of league titles

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — One thing Pep Guardiola does not tolerate is complacency. After his formidable Manchester City side powered to the Premier League title with a record-equaling five games to spare in 2018, Guardiola insisted there should be no let-up in the remaining matches. City ...