Top Sports News

Harper's 2-run double in 9th rallies Phillies past Dodgers

Jul. 17, 2019 2:43 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper threw his helmet off rounding the bases, thrust his arms in the air and screamed while teammates stormed out of the dugout to mob him. That's what Philadelphia has been waiting for from its $330 million man. Harper hit a two-run double off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen with...

Angels beat Astros 7-2 for 5th straight W; Marisnick plunked

Jul. 17, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Astros expected the Angels to retaliate against Jake Marisnick in his first game versus Los Angeles since his violent home plate collision with catcher Jonathan Lucroy. So while the pitch that hit Marisnick in the back in the sixth inning was no surprise, it still left...

Judge, Gregorius lift Yanks over Rays after CC starts fracas

Jul. 16, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Didi Gregorius went up a few weight classes to restrain CC Sabathia, then climbed up the ladder for a slump-busting grand slam. In between, Aaron Judge delivered perhaps his most memorable moment during an injury-shortened season. Judge hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning,...

Schwarber's homer in 10th gives Cubs 4-3 win over Reds

Jul. 17, 2019 1:26 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Schwarber wasn't thinking home run when he stepped to the plate in the bottom of the 10th inning Tuesday night. That, he believes, was the key to success. Schwarber hit a solo home run with one out to give the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 comeback victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The lefty...

Column: Open returns, but only after 'The Troubles' subside

Jul. 16, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Darren Clarke was a teenager working at a bar in his hometown of Dungannon when the call came in. The message was simple: Get out or get killed. It was a few days before Christmas in 1986 and Northern Ireland was at war with itself — and by proxy, the government in...

Woods trying to get up to speed for final major of year

Jul. 16, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Tiger Woods was on the practice range when the gates at the British Open opened Tuesday, and before long he was on the tee and ready to go. He just didn't go for very long. Woods played a full round at Royal Portrush when he arrived Sunday morning, and then again on...

Sabathia, Rays stir it up again in benches-clearing fracas

Jul. 16, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Benches cleared but no punches were thrown following a shouting match between Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and Tampa Bay Rays hitter Avisaíl García during New York's 8-3 victory Tuesday night. Sabathia struck out García looking to strand two runners in the sixth inning, and...

Just like career, Martinez prepares for Cooperstown moment

Jul. 17, 2019 2:24 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Edgar Martinez trained for every aspect of his career. As a player, he spent nearly two decades doing daily eye exercises to overcome strabismus, a condition that prevented his eyes from seeing in tandem. Rather than letting that become the excuse that kept him out of baseball, Martinez...

Georgia leads growing SEC pack chasing powerhouse Alabama

Jul. 17, 2019 2:05 AM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Kirby Smart talks about Georgia taking "that next step." Quarterback Jake Fromm wants the Bulldogs "to get over the hump." In the Southeastern Conference, that step — or hump — is beating Alabama. Georgia has pushed the Crimson Tide to the brink in a Southeastern...

Texas says 10-win season not enough to be 'back' in Big 12

Jul. 16, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tom Herman knows that Texas is probably a bit ahead of schedule after 10 wins in his second season that included making the Big 12 championship game and a Sugar Bowl victory. That doesn't necessarily mean the Longhorns are back just yet. "We weren't here to just have a really good...

Latest Sports News

Angels beat Astros 7-2 for 5th straight W; Marisnick plunked

Jul. 17, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Astros expected the Angels to retaliate against Jake Marisnick in his first game versus Los Angeles since his violent home plate collision with catcher Jonathan Lucroy. So while the pitch that hit Marisnick in the back in the sixth inning was no surprise, it still left...

Harper's 2-run double in 9th rallies Phillies past Dodgers

Jul. 17, 2019 2:43 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper threw his helmet off rounding the bases, thrust his arms in the air and screamed while teammates stormed out of the dugout to mob him. That's what Philadelphia has been waiting for from its $330 million man. Harper hit a two-run double off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen with...

Just like career, Martinez prepares for Cooperstown moment

Jul. 17, 2019 2:24 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Edgar Martinez trained for every aspect of his career. As a player, he spent nearly two decades doing daily eye exercises to overcome strabismus, a condition that prevented his eyes from seeing in tandem. Rather than letting that become the excuse that kept him out of baseball, Martinez...

Clemson, Atlantic Division lead off ACC media days

Jul. 17, 2019 2:22 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference opens its preseason media days Wednesday with a focus on reigning national champion Clemson and the rest of the Atlantic Division. The Tigers have won two national championships in three seasons and four straight league titles while going 34-2 against...

Dickerson hits go-ahead RBI single, Giants beat Rockies 8-4

Jul. 17, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Newcomers Alex Dickerson and Mike Yastrzemski are making their presence felt during the San Francisco Giants' surprising mid-season surge. Dickerson had a career-high four hits, including the go-ahead RBI single in San Francisco's four-run 10th inning as the Giants recovered from giving up a...

Georgia leads growing SEC pack chasing powerhouse Alabama

Jul. 17, 2019 2:05 AM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Kirby Smart talks about Georgia taking "that next step." Quarterback Jake Fromm wants the Bulldogs "to get over the hump." In the Southeastern Conference, that step — or hump — is beating Alabama. Georgia has pushed the Crimson Tide to the brink in a Southeastern...

Chapman homers, drives in 5 as A's beat Mariners 9-2

Jul. 17, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Chapman has no idea why his swing feels so good right now, but he's certainly getting the results to show for it. "I'm just going to call it dumb luck," he said. Chapman homered and drove in five runs, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Seattle Mariners 9-2 on Tuesday night...

Yelich hits grand slam, Brewers power past Braves, 13-1

Jul. 17, 2019 1:48 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Earlier in the day, Brewers manager Craig Counsell said his team had to find a way to make more plays in order to claw out of its midseason slump. Milwaukee then went out and did it Tuesday night. Christian Yelich hit his second career grand slam, Keston Hiura and Lorenzo Cain each had a...

Rookie Young outpitches Lynn as Diamondbacks top Rangers 9-2

Jul. 17, 2019 1:43 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — It took more than any homecoming jitters to cool off Arizona Diamondbacks rookie pitcher Alex Young on Tuesday night. The 25-year-old left-hander allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings to help the Diamondbacks beat the Texas Rangers 9-2. Young (3-0) pitched collegiately about 20 miles...

Schwarber's homer in 10th gives Cubs 4-3 win over Reds

Jul. 17, 2019 1:26 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Schwarber wasn't thinking home run when he stepped to the plate in the bottom of the 10th inning Tuesday night. That, he believes, was the key to success. Schwarber hit a solo home run with one out to give the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 comeback victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The lefty...