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Happy times for Tiger Woods heading to a Ryder Cup

Sep. 25, 2018 1:32 PM EDT

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Tiger Woods paused on his walk toward the 18th green at Le Golf National and threw his head back in laughter. These are happy times for Woods, regardless of whatever Bryson DeChambeau said to cause such a reaction Tuesday. Now if he can get that to translate in the...

First black starting QB reflects on changes in game, society

Sep. 25, 2018 2:48 AM EDT

Marlin Briscoe didn't want to be pigeonholed simply because of stereotypes against black men. He was a star quarterback in college and he believed he had the talent, intelligence and leadership skills to be one in the pros. Fifty years ago, during an era of massive social upheaval in the United States, just...

Angels' Shohei Ohtani to have Tommy John surgery in October

Sep. 25, 2018 8:25 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels two-way rookie Shohei Ohtani will have Tommy John surgery next week. The Angels confirmed Ohtani's long-expected decision on elbow ligament replacement Tuesday. Dr. Neal ElAttrache will perform the surgery in Los Angeles. "I think it was the proper decision Shohei...

Assault charge against pitcher Roberto Osuna dropped

Sep. 25, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian prosecutors dropped a domestic assault charge on Tuesday against Houston Astros closer Roberto Osuna, who agreed to stay away from the alleged victim for one year and continue counseling. Osuna, formerly with the Toronto Blue Jays, was charged with assault in May. The 23-year-old...

Scherzer gets to 300 Ks, fans 10 in Nats' 9-4 win over Miami

Sep. 25, 2018 11:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a bottle of bubbly at his feet and a baseball with the inscription "300 Ks" in a case in his locker, Max Scherzer allowed himself a moment to consider what he'd just accomplished. "It was something I dreamed of, reaching this mark," Scherzer said, "because I know how hard it is to...

AP Was There: The first start for a black quarterback in AFL

Sep. 25, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Marlin Briscoe had to demand a tryout to be considered at quarterback when he was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 1968. He ended up becoming the first black quarterback to start in the American Football League. Briscoe says he sees parallels with his experiences in how black athletes are...

AP All-America Watch: Stanford game-breaker; Texas fab frosh

Sep. 25, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

The Associated Press has been honoring college football's best with an All-America team since 1925. This season, the AP released a preseason All-America team and will put out a midseason team. The full three-team AP All-America selections will be unveiled in December. The third All-America watch of the season...

Warriors vow to live in the moment, chase another title

Sep. 25, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With unsettled contract situations making many of the players' futures beyond this season uncertain, Warriors coach Steve Kerr is encouraging his team now more than ever to go with the flow, have fun and enjoy the moment. No pressure, even if the end goal is a three-peat. Two-time...

Lakers loving LeBron's leadership in 1st practice together

Sep. 25, 2018 6:34 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Although the Lakers' first official practice of the LeBron James era was focused on defense and learning new terminology, they ended it with a good old-fashioned 3-point shooting contest. The Lakers' new superstar was just another teammate during the spirited back-and-forth...

Mets activate Wright off DL for final homestand of season

Sep. 25, 2018 10:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hanging on a hook in David Wright's locker, above the baseball spikes and opposite the helmets of his favorite football teams, the New York Giants and Virginia Tech Hokies, was a blue and orange Mets cap and white jersey with pinstripes. No. 5 as always, with his name across the back. And...

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Castro's hit starts rally, leads Tigers past Twins 4-2

Sep. 25, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Harold Castro's first career hit started an eighth-inning rally that led the Detroit Tigers to a 4-2 victory over Minnesota on Tuesday in a game in which Joe Mauer set the Twins' record for reaching base. Mauer singled in the first inning, reaching base for the 3,073 time in his career...

NL East champion Braves rally past Mets 7-3 for 6th straight

Sep. 25, 2018 11:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. hit a go-ahead single in the seventh inning, Ozzie Albies homered in the eighth and the NL East champion Atlanta Braves rallied past the New York Mets 7-3 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory. Atlanta shortstop Dansby Swanson exited early with a sore left hand,...

Scherzer gets to 300 Ks, fans 10 in Nats' 9-4 win over Miami

Sep. 25, 2018 11:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a bottle of bubbly at his feet and a baseball with the inscription "300 Ks" in a case in his locker, Max Scherzer allowed himself a moment to consider what he'd just accomplished. "It was something I dreamed of, reaching this mark," Scherzer said, "because I know how hard it is to...

Astros win 100th, close in on 2nd straight AL West title

Sep. 25, 2018 11:31 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Houston is heating up as October approaches. The Astros reached 100 wins for the second straight season and closed in on another AL West title, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Tuesday night behind Alex Bregman's two-run homer. Houston improved to 100-57 and would clinch the division with...

Tennessee eager to move forward after Florida fiasco

Sep. 25, 2018 11:24 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has lost 10 straight games to Power Five opponents, hasn't beaten a Southeastern Conference team since 2016 and now must face three straight top-10 foes. So it would be understandable for the Volunteers to have a crisis of confidence after committing six turnovers last...

Cubs' Bryant hit on left wrist by pitch, leaves game

Sep. 25, 2018 11:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Slugger Kris Bryant has left the Chicago Cubs' game against the Pittsburgh Pirates because of a bruised left wrist after he was hit by a pitch. The 2016 National League MVP was hit in the wrist by a pitch from Chris Archer during the fourth inning on Tuesday night. Ian Happ replaced him at...

Dozier's homer lifts Royals to 4-3 win over Reds

Sep. 25, 2018 11:18 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Hunter Dozier's quiet night turned into a clutch, game-winning effort for the Kansas City Royals. Dozier led off the ninth inning with a tie-breaking home run, then teamed with shortstop Adalberto Mondesi for a key out in the bottom of the inning as the Royals beat the slumping Cincinnati...

Cosby in cuffs: TV star gets 3 to 10 years for sex assault

Sep. 25, 2018 11:00 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — At an age when other Hollywood stars are settling into retirement and collecting lifetime-achievement awards, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was led away to prison in handcuffs Tuesday, sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars in what was seen by many of his accusers as a reckoning...

Sanchez, Severino rebound ahead of playoffs, Yanks top Rays

Sep. 25, 2018 10:52 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Struggling Gary Sanchez drove in four runs for the first time since early April, Luis Severino won his 19th game and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2 on Tuesday night to keep up their push for home-field advantage in the AL wild-card game. Sanchez had been 10 for...

Mets activate Wright off DL for final homestand of season

Sep. 25, 2018 10:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hanging on a hook in David Wright's locker, above the baseball spikes and opposite the helmets of his favorite football teams, the New York Giants and Virginia Tech Hokies, was a blue and orange Mets cap and white jersey with pinstripes. No. 5 as always, with his name across the back. And...