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Former Longhorns, NFL RB Benson dies in motorcycle accident

Aug. 18, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former NFL running back Cedric Benson, one of the most prolific rushers in NCAA and University of Texas history, has died in a motorcycle accident in Texas. He was 36. Benson's attorney, Sam Bassett, said Austin law enforcement told him that Benson was killed in the wreck Saturday...

Raiders GM to absent Brown: Time to be 'All in or all out'

Aug. 18, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock told disgruntled receiver Antonio Brown it's time to decide whether he's "all in or all out" about playing this season after losing a fight with the NFL and NFLPA over his helmet. Mayock issued a statement to reporters that the Raiders released in a video on Twitter...

Jack Whitaker, Hall of Fame sports broadcaster, dies at 95

Aug. 18, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Whitaker, whose Hall of Fame broadcasting career ranged from the first Super Bowl to Secretariat's Triple Crown to short essays from major sporting events, died Sunday morning, CBS reported. The network said Whitaker died of natural causes in his sleep in Devon, Pennsylvania. He was...

Thomas holds on to win BMW Championship

Aug. 18, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — Staked to a six-shot lead, Justin Thomas spent more time Sunday worrying about what could go wrong than ending 12 months without winning. And right when it started to go wrong, Thomas delivered his biggest shots in the BMW Championship. In a span of three holes around the turn at...

Power wins shortened Pocono race marred by wreck, weather

Aug. 18, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — The black clouds that enveloped Pocono and officially brought the IndyCar race to a premature end didn't appear until the halfway point. But they've really been hanging over the track since the series returned to the mountains in 2013. A fatal crash. A promising career wrecked by...

Greinke gets 200th win, pitches Astros past A's 4-1

Aug. 18, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After earning his 200th win, Zack Greinke hopes he's on his way to even bigger achievements with the Houston Astros this season. Greinke reached the milestone with seven smooth innings Sunday, pitching the first-place Astros past the Oakland Athletics 4-1 to avoid a four-game sweep....

Alonso breaks NL rookie HR record, Mets crown Royals 11-5

Aug. 18, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pete Alonso wasn't even sure he was going to make the New York Mets' opening day roster, so even he never could have imagined the incredible season he's having. The burly first baseman hit his 40th home run to break the National League rookie record, capping a late outburst by the...

Acuña yanked, Ortega slam lead Braves over Dodgers 5-3

Aug. 18, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. says he had never before failed to hustle out of the batter's box. Braves manager Brian Snitker made a bold move to make sure it never happens again with the 21-year-old All-Star outfielder. With Acuña banished for styling instead of sprinting, Rafael Ortega...

LEADING OFF: Kluber checked, Ohtani streak, Brewers-Cards

Aug. 18, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: CHECK HIM The Indians will see how ace Corey Kluber is feeling, a day after he was pulled from a Triple-A rehab start because of abdominal tightness. The two-time AL Cy Young Award winner pitched one scoreless inning for Columbus before exiting as a precaution....

Hill rallies Saints to 19-17 victory over Chargers

Aug. 18, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Taysom Hill has been the quintessential all-purpose player the past two seasons. On Sunday, he showed again what makes him such a valuable weapon for the New Orleans Saints. Hill had 191 yards of offense and directed three second-half scoring drives to help the Saints rally for a...

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Quintana, Rizzo lead Cubs past Pirates 7-1 at LLWS

Aug. 18, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Jose Quintana pitched seven crisp innings, Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Sunday night in the MLB Little League Classic. Nicholas Castellanos and Jason Heyward also connected as Chicago earned its second straight win since...

Cornet, Pera win in first round of new WTA Bronx Open

Aug. 18, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alizé Cornet beat Kateryna Kozlova 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday night in a weather-delayed match at the Bronx Open. Bernarda Pera was the other winner on the first day of main-draw play at the new WTA tournament, with the American wild-card entrant beating Veronika Kudermetova 6-0, 6-2. The only...

Gase: Bell won't make Jets debut until regular season

Aug. 18, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Le'Veon Bell's debut with the New York Jets will not come until the regular season after Adam Gase announced the star running back will be held out of the final two preseason games. Gase says Sunday he was leaning toward that decision, but a season-ending knee injury to...

Balanced attack leads Storm to 82-74 win over Lynx

Aug. 18, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Jordin Canada scored 14 points to and the Seattle Storm never trailed in an 82-74 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday. Jewell Loyd and Natasha Howard had 13 points apiece, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 11 and Mercedes Russell and Alysha Clark scored 10 apiece for Seattle (15-13). Clark...

Hill rallies Saints to 19-17 victory over Chargers

Aug. 18, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Taysom Hill has been the quintessential all-purpose player the past two seasons. On Sunday, he showed again what makes him such a valuable weapon for the New Orleans Saints. Hill had 191 yards of offense and directed three second-half scoring drives to help the Saints rally for a...

Greinke gets 200th win, pitches Astros past A's 4-1

Aug. 18, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After earning his 200th win, Zack Greinke hopes he's on his way to even bigger achievements with the Houston Astros this season. Greinke reached the milestone with seven smooth innings Sunday, pitching the first-place Astros past the Oakland Athletics 4-1 to avoid a four-game sweep....

Jack Whitaker, Hall of Fame sports broadcaster, dies at 95

Aug. 18, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Whitaker, whose Hall of Fame broadcasting career ranged from the first Super Bowl to Secretariat's Triple Crown to short essays from major sporting events, died Sunday morning, CBS reported. The network said Whitaker died of natural causes in his sleep in Devon, Pennsylvania. He was...

Leah Pritchett wins at Brainerd to end 26-event drought

Aug. 18, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Leah Pritchett ended a 26-event winless streak Sunday in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Pritchett beat Mike Salinas in the final with a 4.066-second run at 235.72 mph for her eighth-career Top Fuel title. "I was great to see the win light, especially...

Hampson's single in 10th rallies Rockies past Marlins, 7-6

Aug. 18, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Garrett Hampson didn't think about being a hero. He only wanted to hit a ball deep enough to score Yonathan Daza from third. His approach paid off and kept Colorado's faint playoff hopes alive. Hampson hit a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 10th inning, and the Rockies rallied to beat...

D-backs avoid sweep, top Giants in Bochy's Arizona farewell

Aug. 18, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks desperately needed a win to avoid falling further behind in the race for a National League wild-card berth, and a pitcher who hadn't won at home in 2 1/2 months delivered. Merrill Kelly held the San Francisco Giants to one run in 5 2/3 innings, and the Diamondbacks...