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Nats walked off again, this time by Cards' DeJong

Aug. 14, 2018 1:21 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nationals manager Dave Martinez was awake most of the night after Washington lost on a walk-off grand slam Sunday. He likely won't be catching up on that missed sleep Monday. Paul DeJong handed the Nationals their second straight walk-off loss, capping a back-and-forth finish with a...

Ex-Tennessee star gets NFL chance after rape acquittal

Aug. 13, 2018 9:20 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Former University of Tennessee star linebacker A.J. Johnson is getting a shot in the NFL with the Denver Broncos less than a month after he was acquitted along with a college teammate of aggravated rape charges. After his first practice as a pro Monday, Johnson said, "It's a...

Double duty: Braves' Acuna rips 2 leadoff HRs in 1 day

Aug. 14, 2018 1:59 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. is only 20 years old, so he never gives much thought to his still-fledgling place in baseball history. There'll be plenty of time for that. So, it wasn't until Acuna got back to the Atlanta clubhouse after a long, brilliant day that he finally realized what a unique feat he...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL '18: 6 players starring for losing teams

Aug. 14, 2018 2:08 AM EDT

Football being, in many ways, the ultimate team game can make it difficult for good players to shine when the players around them are ... not so good. Stars toiling on losing teams rarely get much recognition. They almost never win the big awards or get selected to the All-America teams. Time to give some love to...

LEADING OFF: Cano back from suspension, Acuna on HR streak

Aug. 14, 2018 2:12 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: SET FREE Robinson Cano is set to return from his 80-game suspension for violating baseball's drug agreement when Seattle plays at Oakland. The All-Star second baseman has been out since May 15, though he's been playing in the minor leagues for the past week....

Former WWE star Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart dies at 63

Aug. 13, 2018 8:59 PM EDT

Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, who joined with brother-in-law Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams in the 1980s with the WWE, has died. He was 63. The Pasco Sheriff's Office said Neidhart fell at home, hit his head and "succumbed to his injury" on Monday in Wesley Chapel, Florida. No foul play was suspected....

Bills' McCoy sued by ex-girlfriend following home invasion

Aug. 13, 2018 7:54 PM EDT

LeSean McCoy's ex-girlfriend is suing the Buffalo Bills running back for failing to protect her after she was bloodied, beaten and had $133,000 worth of jewelry stolen during a home invasion last month. Delicia Cordon also alleged in a lawsuit filed in Fulton County, Georgia on Friday that McCoy would "often...

Seahawks-Raiders at Wembley as Tottenham stadium isn't ready

Aug. 13, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — NFL games will be played at Wembley Stadium on three consecutive weekends for the first time because the new home being built for English Premier League club Tottenham won't be ready. Tottenham said Monday that it would be unable to host the Seattle Seahawks and the Oakland Raiders on Oct. 14...

Column: Is there a path forward in NFL protests?

Aug. 13, 2018 3:27 PM EDT

The players kneel. The president tweets. And the great divide over protests during the national anthem at NFL games grows even wider. So far the players — at least a handful of them — aren't backing down. A few took a knee in the first weekend of exhibition games, at least two raised a fist during...

Dodgers' Jansen expects early return, then offseason surgery

Aug. 13, 2018 11:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen expects to have a second heart surgery in the offseason but is confident he'll be able to come off the disabled list within the next few weeks. The All-Star reliever, out since Thursday with an irregular heartbeat, rejoined the Dodgers when they returned home...

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Giants rally with 4 runs in 9th to down Dodgers 5-2

Aug. 14, 2018 2:57 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Bochy seemed uncertain how to respond to the question. The Giants had just rallied for four runs with two outs in the ninth inning Monday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers' beleaguered bullpen for a 5-2 victory. And then someone asked San Francisco's manager if he felt sorry...

Angels score 4 runs in 10th inning, beat Padres 6-3

Aug. 14, 2018 2:36 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Upton caught one home run ball, just missed snatching another. And then he hit one of his own. "Two for three on home run balls? I'll take that," Upton said after his two-run shot capped a four-run, 10th-inning rally that carried the Los Angeles Angels past the San Diego Padres 6-3...

LEADING OFF: Cano back from suspension, Acuna on HR streak

Aug. 14, 2018 2:12 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: SET FREE Robinson Cano is set to return from his 80-game suspension for violating baseball's drug agreement when Seattle plays at Oakland. The All-Star second baseman has been out since May 15, though he's been playing in the minor leagues for the past week....

COLLEGE FOOTBALL '18: 6 players starring for losing teams

Aug. 14, 2018 2:08 AM EDT

Football being, in many ways, the ultimate team game can make it difficult for good players to shine when the players around them are ... not so good. Stars toiling on losing teams rarely get much recognition. They almost never win the big awards or get selected to the All-America teams. Time to give some love to...

Baseball with signatures of 11 greats fetches $623,369

Aug. 14, 2018 2:02 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — How could a baseball artifact possibly top a ball signed by both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig? How about a ball signed by Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Tris Speaker, George Sisler, Walter Johnson, Connie Mack, Nap Lajoie, Eddie Collins and Pete Alexander, on the day they all...

Double duty: Braves' Acuna rips 2 leadoff HRs in 1 day

Aug. 14, 2018 1:59 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. is only 20 years old, so he never gives much thought to his still-fledgling place in baseball history. There'll be plenty of time for that. So, it wasn't until Acuna got back to the Atlanta clubhouse after a long, brilliant day that he finally realized what a unique feat he...

Lowrie drives in 4 to back Manaea, A's hold off Mariners 7-6

Aug. 14, 2018 1:57 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Melvin might have a little better understanding of the anxiety other teams feel when his Oakland Athletics come roaring back in the late innings. Seattle nearly did it to the A's. These AL West rivals are among the best at staying in games until the very end despite a big...

New Zealand's Hillier tops US Amateur leaderboard

Aug. 14, 2018 1:52 AM EDT

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Daniel Hillier shot a 4-under 67 at Pebble Beach on Monday to share the lead after the first round of stroke play at the U.S. Amateur. Hillier, a 19-year-old from New Zealand, holed out from 110 yards for eagle on the par-5 14th hole. Trevor Phillips, a 20-year-old who plays at...

Nats walked off again, this time by Cards' DeJong

Aug. 14, 2018 1:21 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nationals manager Dave Martinez was awake most of the night after Washington lost on a walk-off grand slam Sunday. He likely won't be catching up on that missed sleep Monday. Paul DeJong handed the Nationals their second straight walk-off loss, capping a back-and-forth finish with a...

Record-setting Colon wins again as Rangers top D-backs 5-3

Aug. 14, 2018 12:41 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bartolo Colon kept the Texas Rangers close after a rough first inning in his first start since setting the record for victories by a Latin American pitcher. His catcher helped the 45-year-old right-hander extend that mark. Robinson Chirinos hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the...