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Kiermaier hit after scouting report flap; Rays to playoffs

Sep. 22, 2021 21:05 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Hit by a pitch two days after scooping up a Toronto scouting report and setting off a flap, Kevin Kiermaier hopes to see the Blue Jays in the playoffs. “Oh yeah, it was intentional,” Kiermaier said after reliever Ryan Borucki hit him on...

Cards win 11th in row, best streak since 2001; stall Brewers

Sep. 23, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt and Tyler O’Neill homered as the St. Louis Cardinals won their 11th straight game, extending their lead for the second NL wild-card spot and beating the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers 10-2 Wednesday night. Goldschmidt also...

Dolphins say Tagovailoa broke ribs, won't play vs. Raiders

Sep. 23, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa's bruised ribs are actually fractured ribs, and that means the Miami Dolphins will have a new starting quarterback this week when they visit the Las Vegas Raiders. The Dolphins announced the updated diagnosis Wednesday after...

Fields to make first start for Bears with Dalton injured

Sep. 22, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears planned to have Justin Fields adjust to the NFL while watching from the sideline as a backup to veteran Andy Dalton. Well, so much for that. Fields is set to make his first start when the Bears visit the...

Astros move closer, beat Angels in 12; Ohtani out at plate

Sep. 23, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Houston manager Dusty Baker says a huge source of pride about his AL West-leading team is the way it plays defense. It showed Wednesday night as right fielder Chas McCormick made two huge plays in the Astros' 9-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in 12 innings. ...

College Football Playoff expansion enters negotiation stage

Sep. 23, 2021 03:39 AM EDT

College Football Playoff expansion has entered the negotiation stage. The road to a new format for deciding major college football's national champion took a detour Wednesday when the CFP management committee — 10 conference commissioners and Notre Dame's athletic...

US seeks answers to why Europe keeps winning Ryder Cup

Sep. 22, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Americans bring the type of credentials that make them favorites in just about every Ryder Cup, and this year is no different. All but one of their players is among the top 20 in the world — the lone exception is Ryder Cup rookie Scottie...

Dye's Whistling Straits gives Ryder Cup a seaside links feel

Sep. 23, 2021 03:32 AM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The late, great Pete Dye had a ready reply whenever critics screamed one of his course designs was over the top. “Golfers,” Dye scoffed, “would play Mount Everest if somebody put a flag on top.” So when the world’s...

Sport's biggest secret: Names in the envelopes at Ryder Cup

Sep. 23, 2021 03:37 AM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Steve Stricker and Padraig Harrington still haven't faced the toughest part of being Ryder Cup captains, a decision they can only hope never gets revealed. Whose name goes in the envelope? It might be the biggest secret in...

Mike Schmidt: Harper is clear MVP, he's Pete Rose with power

Sep. 23, 2021 04:32 AM EDT

It’s that time of the baseball year again, the individual award season. Who’s the MVP? Who’s the Cy Young winner? Rookie of the Year? Does the MVP have to come from a team in the postseason? Does MVP mean “most valuable player to a team” or “best player in the...

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LEADING OFF: Bassitt back, Chisox close, Max starts, Cards W

Sep. 23, 2021 05:22 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ Oakland right-hander Chris Bassitt promised to return to the mound by season’s end following a frightening 100 mph line drive to the face on Aug. 17. He’ll get his...

Mike Schmidt: Harper is clear MVP, he's Pete Rose with power

Sep. 23, 2021 04:32 AM EDT

It’s that time of the baseball year again, the individual award season. Who’s the MVP? Who’s the Cy Young winner? Rookie of the Year? Does the MVP have to come from a team in the postseason? Does MVP mean “most valuable player to a team” or “best player in the...

College Football Playoff expansion enters negotiation stage

Sep. 23, 2021 03:39 AM EDT

College Football Playoff expansion has entered the negotiation stage. The road to a new format for deciding major college football's national champion took a detour Wednesday when the CFP management committee — 10 conference commissioners and Notre Dame's athletic...

Sport's biggest secret: Names in the envelopes at Ryder Cup

Sep. 23, 2021 03:37 AM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Steve Stricker and Padraig Harrington still haven't faced the toughest part of being Ryder Cup captains, a decision they can only hope never gets revealed. Whose name goes in the envelope? It might be the biggest secret in...

Old SWC rivals Texas A&M-Arkansas game highlights SEC slate

Sep. 23, 2021 03:37 AM EDT

Here are things to watch in the Southeastern Conference in Week 3: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 7 Texas A&M (3-0) plays No. 16 Arkansas (3-0) in Arlington, Texas. The matchup of former rivals in the Southwest Conference should go a long way into shaping...

Stanford hosts No. 24 UCLA with fans back inside stadium

Sep. 23, 2021 03:37 AM EDT

Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK: Stanford (2-1, 1-0 Pac-12) will be playing in front of fans at Stanford Stadium for the first time in more than 660 days when it hosts No. 24 UCLA (2-1) on Saturday. The Cardinal started...

Wisconsin-Notre Dame at Soldier Fields tops Big Ten schedule

Sep. 23, 2021 03:34 AM EDT

Things to watch during Week 4 of play in the Big Ten Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 18 Wisconsin vs. No. 12 Notre Dame, at Soldier Field, Chicago The venerable Midwestern programs meet for the first time in 57 years, and first...

Dye's Whistling Straits gives Ryder Cup a seaside links feel

Sep. 23, 2021 03:32 AM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The late, great Pete Dye had a ready reply whenever critics screamed one of his course designs was over the top. “Golfers,” Dye scoffed, “would play Mount Everest if somebody put a flag on top.” So when the world’s...

No. 21 Tar Heels heading into hornets' nest vs. Georgia Tech

Sep. 23, 2021 03:28 AM EDT

Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 4: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 21 North Carolina goes on the road to face Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets gave No. 9 Clemson all it could handle last week in a 14-8 loss at Clemson. The Tar...

No. 25 K-State at Oklahoma State in undefeated Big 12 opener

Sep. 23, 2021 03:25 AM EDT

Some things to watch in Week 4 of the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 25 Kansas State at Oklahoma State in a Big 12 opener matching 3-0 teams. Even after losing veteran quarterback Skylar Thompson again to an early...