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Khris Davis lets Make-A-Wish kid sign jersey, slugs long HR

Aug. 21, 2018 1:57 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis asked a young fan from the Make-A-Wish Foundation to sign his jersey, then slugged a mighty home run for the Oakland Athletics in a 9-0 win against the Texas Rangers on Monday night. Davis let 10-year-old Oakland sixth-grader Anthony Slocumb print his name in blue ink on...

Ohio State trustees set Wednesday meeting on Meyer's future

Aug. 20, 2018 3:52 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State trustees set a private meeting for Wednesday to talk about the future of coach Urban Meyer as the university seeks to quickly move past a scandal that has consumed the football program for nearly a month. Meyer has been the subject of an investigation into the handling of...

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Handling preseason expectations

Aug. 21, 2018 2:41 AM EDT

Broadly speaking, a team that starts the season in the Top 25 and finishes it unranked has had a disappointing season, failing to meet expectations. The converse is likely to be true as well. Critics of preseason polls complain about setting artificial expectations, but it could be argued polls merely reflect...

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

Aug. 21, 2018 12:31 AM EDT

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 over the Colts by stopping a late 2-point...

Adrian Peterson signs with running back-depleted Redskins

Aug. 20, 2018 5:38 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed four-time All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson. The team announced the deal Monday after meeting with Peterson. Jamaal Charles and Orleans Darkwa also visited the Redskins the past two days after several injuries at the position, with the team opting...

Pick 6: Some old geezers to watch this season

Aug. 21, 2018 3:11 AM EDT

Anyone who pays attention to the NFL knows that Tom Brady is 41 as he heads into the season. He's hardly the only geezer, in football terms, still on the field or hoping to be when the season kicks off next month. Indeed, Brady isn't even close to the oldest guy suiting up these days. His former teammate in New...

Jansen gives up 2 HRs in return, Cards top Dodgers 5-3

Aug. 21, 2018 3:29 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Since the calendar turned to August, the St. Louis Cardinals have been on a tear. They kept it up against Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, who allowed ninth-inning homers to Jedd Gyorko and Matt Carpenter in his return from the disabled list in a 5-3 loss to the Cardinals on Monday night....

Kris Richard brings fiery style, Seattle success to Cowboys

Aug. 21, 2018 2:40 AM EDT

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Kris Richard wears cleats to practice just in case the new secondary coach of the Dallas Cowboys decides to jump in on a play, which he did in training camp. The former defensive coordinator for the Legion of Boom in Seattle was the highest-ranking hire in an overhaul of Jason...

LEADING OFF: Stanton returns to Miami, Altuve off the DL

Aug. 21, 2018 3:04 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: SOUTH BEACH STANTON Giancarlo Stanton returns to Marlins Park for the first time since Miami traded him to the New York Yankees in December. Stanton spent his first eight years with the Marlins and was the NL MVP last season when he hit 59 home runs. Stanton...

Kluber, Indians top Porcello, Red Sox 5-4

Aug. 20, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

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 right after Porcello was struck, Corey Kluber tied...

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Homeward-bound Schooling set for next phase at Asian Games

Aug. 21, 2018 4:34 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The hardest lap for any swimmer is usually the one coming home. That's when they have to try their hardest, giving it everything they have to get to the finish. Singapore's Olympic gold medalist Joseph Schooling is about to discover what that means when he's not in the competition...

Jansen gives up 2 HRs in return, Cards top Dodgers 5-3

Aug. 21, 2018 3:29 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Since the calendar turned to August, the St. Louis Cardinals have been on a tear. They kept it up against Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, who allowed ninth-inning homers to Jedd Gyorko and Matt Carpenter in his return from the disabled list in a 5-3 loss to the Cardinals on Monday night....

Pick 6: Some old geezers to watch this season

Aug. 21, 2018 3:11 AM EDT

Anyone who pays attention to the NFL knows that Tom Brady is 41 as he heads into the season. He's hardly the only geezer, in football terms, still on the field or hoping to be when the season kicks off next month. Indeed, Brady isn't even close to the oldest guy suiting up these days. His former teammate in New...

LEADING OFF: Stanton returns to Miami, Altuve off the DL

Aug. 21, 2018 3:04 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: SOUTH BEACH STANTON Giancarlo Stanton returns to Marlins Park for the first time since Miami traded him to the New York Yankees in December. Stanton spent his first eight years with the Marlins and was the NL MVP last season when he hit 59 home runs. Stanton...

A look at the 2 first-round games in the WNBA playoffs

Aug. 21, 2018 3:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A look at the two first-round games in the WNBA playoffs: No. 6 Los Angeles (19-15) vs No. 7 Minnesota (18-16) Season Series: Sparks, 3-1. Los Angeles: The biggest question for the Sparks is the health of Nneka Ogwumike, who is listed as questionable for the game because of an illness....

WR trio will have to pick up slack at No. 4 Wisconsin

Aug. 21, 2018 2:56 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The suspension of Quintez Cephus leaves Wisconsin without one of its top receivers for the foreseeable future. Cephus was charged with felony sexual assault Monday, accused of misconduct involving two women at his apartment last April. Cephus, a 20-year-old junior from Macon, Georgia,...

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Handling preseason expectations

Aug. 21, 2018 2:41 AM EDT

Broadly speaking, a team that starts the season in the Top 25 and finishes it unranked has had a disappointing season, failing to meet expectations. The converse is likely to be true as well. Critics of preseason polls complain about setting artificial expectations, but it could be argued polls merely reflect...

Kris Richard brings fiery style, Seattle success to Cowboys

Aug. 21, 2018 2:40 AM EDT

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Kris Richard wears cleats to practice just in case the new secondary coach of the Dallas Cowboys decides to jump in on a play, which he did in training camp. The former defensive coordinator for the Legion of Boom in Seattle was the highest-ranking hire in an overhaul of Jason...

Cano homers late, lifts Mariners to 7-4 win over Astros

Aug. 21, 2018 2:24 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano is searching for any way to help the Seattle Mariners stay in the playoff race and try to make up for the 80 games he was gone while being suspended. On Monday night, it was hitting a game-winning home run — his first long ball in more than three months. "It was a good...

Davis homers in jersey signed by fan, A's top Rangers 9-0

Aug. 21, 2018 2:18 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — On a night they both homered — and Ramon Laureano for the first two times in his career — the rookie learned far more about teammate Khris Davis than just his ability to clear fences. Davis' heart shined through as far as that 438-foot home run he hit sandwiched between...