National Sports

Ravens crash Luck’s homecoming with 20-19 preseason win

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens spoiled Andrew Luck's Indianapolis homecoming. They picked him off before allowing a completion, and Terrell Suggs nearly chopped the ball out of Luck's hands on a sack. The Ravens then secured a 20-19 preseason win ...

Kluber, Indians top Porcello, Red Sox 5-4

By KEN POWTAK, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Boston pitcher Rick Porcello had the wind knocked out of him after taking a hard liner to the stomach. Two pitches later, Cleveland's Greg Allen knocked the energy right out of Fenway Park. Allen hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning ...

20-year-old Wilson pitches Braves past Pirates 1-0 in debut

By JOHN PERROTTO, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryse Wilson was pitching for his high school team in Hillsborough, North Carolina, barely two years ago. Now, he's 1-0 in the major leagues. Wilson worked five solid innings, becoming the third 20-year-old pitcher to start in his big ...

Kid stuff: Mets rout Phillies 8-2 in Little League Classic

By MIKE CRANSTON, Associated Press WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Jason Vargas never talks to fans from the on-deck circle, just like major league teams never line up after a game and shake hands. Put a big league game in a tiny park full of 11 and 12 year olds, though, and those kinds of customs ...

Rossi wins at Pocono in race marred by violent wreck

By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Alexander Rossi was as worried as the rest of the IndyCar field when a violent wreck shot Robert Wickens' car airborne, ripped up the catchfence and left the tub of the rookie's Honda toppled on the asphalt. The crash at Pocono Raceway ...

Snedeker opens with 59 and closes with victory in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Brandt Snedeker won the Wyndham Championship on Sunday for his ninth PGA Tour title, four days after opening with a 59. Snedeker closed with a 5-under 65 for a three-stroke victory, breaking a tie with C.T. Pan on the final hole. Pan hit his tee shot out-of-bounds and ...

Verlander wins 200th, Astros back ahead of A’s with 9-4 win

By The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Justin Verlander pitched just well enough to earn his 200th career win and the Houston Astros hit five home runs, beating the Oakland Athletics 9-4 Sunday to avoid a sweep and retake sole possession of the AL West lead. The surging A's had won ...

LEADING OFF: Gregorius hurt, Stanton in Miami, Felix starts

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: AILING The Yankees will see how shortstop Didi Gregorius is feeling, a day after he bruised his left heel in a collision while beating out an infield hit. Gregorius was hurt when he tumbled over Toronto first ...

Barrett has 23 points, 11 assists, Duke wins Canadian finale

MONTREAL (AP) — R.J. Barrett had 23 points and 11 assists to help Duke beat McGill University 103-58 on Sunday night in the Blue Devils' third and final game on a Canadian exhibition tour. Duke opened the tour with two games in Barrett's hometown of Mississauga, Ontario, beating Ryerson ...

Cabrera hits grand slam as Indians beat Orioles 8-0

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians showed off their power and pitching Sunday. Melky Cabrera hit a grand slam to cap a six-run fourth inning, four pitchers combined on the team's AL-leading 13th shutout and the Indians continued to roll through August ...

Frazier homers as Pirates top Cubs 2-1 in 11 innings

By WES CROSBY, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's pitchers delivered once again, and Adam Frazier rewarded them with one big swing. Frazier hit a game-ending homer in the 11th inning, and the Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Sunday for a split of their four-game ...

Cubs to face Pirates in 2019 Little League Classic

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The Chicago Cubs will face the Pittsburgh Pirates in next year's Little League Classic. The game will be held at Bowman Field on Aug. 18, 2019. The Cubs and Pirates will attend Little League World Series games earlier in the day. The matchup was announced Sunday ...

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 ...