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So-so All-Star Game at home for Nationals' Scherzer, Harper

Jul. 18, 2018 1:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and any Nationals Park regulars in attendance, this home All-Star Game probably felt rather familiar. A lot of hype, some so-so performances and, at times, a nearly silent ballpark. Washington righty Scherzer became the first reigning Cy Young Award winner...

Lakers' Ball has surgery on left knee, to be ready by camp

Jul. 17, 2018 11:02 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. The team said the procedure on Tuesday was successful and Ball is expected to be fully recovered by the start of training camp in September. Ball averaged 10.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and 7.2...

Strasburg to start 1st game after All-Star break for Nats

Jul. 17, 2018 7:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg will come off the disabled list and start for the Washington Nationals in their first game after the All-Star break. Manager Dave Martinez says Tuesday the team also hopes to get back first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and closer Sean Doolittle against NL East rival Atlanta....

Georgia reloads for another championship run under Smart

Jul. 17, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Even six months later, there was no way for Kirby Smart to dodge the question. The Georgia coach just knew he'd be asked if he has recovered from the Bulldogs' loss to Alabama in the national championship game. "Everybody wants to ask that question," Smart said Tuesday at the Southeastern...

Mike Kudla, former star Ohio State defensive end, dies at 34

Jul. 17, 2018 2:05 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Mike Kudla, a star defensive end who played on Ohio State's 2002 national championship team, has died. He was 34. The northeastern Ohio school district where he played in high school posted on Twitter on Monday that he died Sunday. The cause was not disclosed. Kudla was named...

Jets waive 2015 2nd-rounder Smith, sign safety Bryant

Jul. 16, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets waived 2015 second-round draft pick Devin Smith and signed safety Brandon Bryant on Monday. Smith, a wide receiver from Ohio State, couldn't stay healthy or provide anything on the field for the team. He played in 14 games with only 10 receptions. Twice, Smith...

Sankey: New gambling laws could result in SEC injury reports

Jul. 16, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey says the Supreme Court ruling that struck down a federal law barring gambling on sports could cause the league to require schools to issue weekly reports that list the status of injured or ineligible players. Speaking to reporters Monday at...

WORLD CUP: Winners and losers of the tournament in Russia

Jul. 16, 2018 12:34 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Savor the thrills, unpredictability, and constant drama of this World Cup. Even FIFA accepts the soccer showpiece might never be so engrossing again. Russia might have staged the last 32-team World Cup. Or at least the last one not shoehorned in a crammed format at the end of the calendar...

Free agency turning into bargain hunting for NBA clubs

Jul. 16, 2018 11:57 AM EDT

Even after roughly $1.5 billion in new contracts were hammered out during the first two weeks of free agency, there is still plenty of shopping for NBA teams to do over the coming weeks. Most of it will be for bargains. The biggest deals of NBA summer — like Chris Paul, Paul George and LeBron James getting...

Djokovic, Kerber, Williams each made a comeback at Wimbledon

Jul. 16, 2018 2:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — From champions Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber, to runner-up Serena Williams, this edition of Wimbledon was all about comebacks of various sorts. When Djokovic won his fourth title at the All England Club and first at a Grand Slam tournament in more than two years by beating Kevin...