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Khris Davis lets Make-A-Wish kid sign jersey, slugs long HR

Aug. 21, 2018 1:57 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis asked a young fan from the Make-A-Wish Foundation to sign his jersey, then slugged a mighty home run for the Oakland Athletics in a 9-0 win against the Texas Rangers on Monday night. Davis let 10-year-old Oakland sixth-grader Anthony Slocumb print his name in blue ink on...

Ohio State trustees set Wednesday meeting on Meyer's future

Aug. 20, 2018 3:52 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State trustees set a private meeting for Wednesday to talk about the future of coach Urban Meyer as the university seeks to quickly move past a scandal that has consumed the football program for nearly a month. Meyer has been the subject of an investigation into the handling of...

Ravens crash Luck's homecoming with 20-19 preseason win

Aug. 21, 2018 12:31 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens spoiled Andrew Luck's Indianapolis homecoming. They picked him off before allowing a completion, and Terrell Suggs nearly chopped the ball out of Luck's hands on a sack. The Ravens then secured a 20-19 preseason win over the Colts by stopping a late 2-point...

Adrian Peterson signs with running back-depleted Redskins

Aug. 20, 2018 5:38 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed four-time All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson. The team announced the deal Monday after meeting with Peterson. Jamaal Charles and Orleans Darkwa also visited the Redskins the past two days after several injuries at the position, with the team opting...

Jansen gives up 2 HRs in return, Cards top Dodgers 5-3

Aug. 21, 2018 2:32 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen allowed ninth-inning homers to Jedd Gyorko and Matt Carpenter in his return from the disabled list, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Los Angeles 5-3 on Monday night. Gyorko pinch hit and sent a 1-1 pitch into center field leading off. Carpenter followed with...

Kluber, Indians top Porcello, Red Sox 5-4

Aug. 20, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston pitcher Rick Porcello had the wind knocked out of him after taking a hard liner to the stomach. Two pitches later, Cleveland's Greg Allen knocked the energy right out of Fenway Park. Allen hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning right after Porcello was struck, Corey Kluber tied...

Mets botch popup in 13th, Giants wind up with 2-1 win

Aug. 21, 2018 1:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets left fielder Dominic Smith readily took the blame for plowing into shortstop Amed Rosario on the potential inning-ending play in the 13th inning that ended up costing his team the game. Smith, a highly touted prospect who has been envisioned as the Mets' first-baseman of the future,...

Cano homers late, lifts Mariners to 7-4 win over Astros

Aug. 21, 2018 2:24 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano is searching for any way to help the Seattle Mariners stay in the playoff race and try to make up for the 80 games he was gone while being suspended. On Monday night, it was hitting a game-winning home run — his first long ball in more than three months. "It was a good...

Column: Wickens crash a reminder racing will never be safe

Aug. 20, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

Race car drivers understand death, more so than other professional athletes. Nearly every driver at the top levels has lost a friend or a rival in a race, an acquaintance from another series, a driver they grew up idolizing. Death is a risk the drivers willingly take and their loved ones accept, knowing the...

20-year-old Wilson pitches Braves past Pirates 1-0 in debut

Aug. 20, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryse Wilson was pitching for his high school team in Hillsborough, North Carolina, barely two years ago. Now, he's 1-0 in the major leagues. Wilson worked five solid innings, becoming the third 20-year-old pitcher to start in his big league debut for Atlanta this season in the Braves'...

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Kris Richard brings fiery style, Seattle success to Cowboys

Aug. 21, 2018 2:40 AM EDT

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Kris Richard wears cleats to practice just in case the new secondary coach of the Dallas Cowboys decides to jump in on a play, which he did in training camp. The former defensive coordinator for the Legion of Boom in Seattle was the highest-ranking hire in an overhaul of Jason...

Jansen gives up 2 HRs in return, Cards top Dodgers 5-3

Aug. 21, 2018 2:32 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen allowed ninth-inning homers to Jedd Gyorko and Matt Carpenter in his return from the disabled list, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Los Angeles 5-3 on Monday night. Gyorko pinch hit and sent a 1-1 pitch into center field leading off. Carpenter followed with...

Cano homers late, lifts Mariners to 7-4 win over Astros

Aug. 21, 2018 2:24 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano is searching for any way to help the Seattle Mariners stay in the playoff race and try to make up for the 80 games he was gone while being suspended. On Monday night, it was hitting a game-winning home run — his first long ball in more than three months. "It was a good...

Davis homers in jersey signed by fan, A's top Rangers 9-0

Aug. 21, 2018 2:18 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — On a night they both homered — and Ramon Laureano for the first two times in his career — the rookie learned far more about teammate Khris Davis than just his ability to clear fences. Davis' heart shined through as far as that 438-foot home run he hit sandwiched between...

Morales hits 2 home runs as Blue Jays beat Orioles 5-3

Aug. 21, 2018 2:05 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Two bigs swings from Kendrys Morales made sure the Toronto Blue Jays stayed perfect at home against Baltimore. Morales homered twice, Marco Estrada pitched 5 1/3 innings to win his second straight start and the Blue Jays beat Baltimore 5-3 on Monday night, improving to 8-0 at home against...

Khris Davis lets Make-A-Wish kid sign jersey, slugs long HR

Aug. 21, 2018 1:57 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis asked a young fan from the Make-A-Wish Foundation to sign his jersey, then slugged a mighty home run for the Oakland Athletics in a 9-0 win against the Texas Rangers on Monday night. Davis let 10-year-old Oakland sixth-grader Anthony Slocumb print his name in blue ink on...

Mets botch popup in 13th, Giants wind up with 2-1 win

Aug. 21, 2018 1:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets left fielder Dominic Smith readily took the blame for plowing into shortstop Amed Rosario on the potential inning-ending play in the 13th inning that ended up costing his team the game. Smith, a highly touted prospect who has been envisioned as the Mets' first-baseman of the future,...

Davidson homers, Giolito steady as White Sox beat Twins 8-5

Aug. 21, 2018 12:44 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lucas Giolito and the Chicago White Sox were thinking about Rick Renteria all night long. They banded together to get their hospitalized manager one of his favorite presents: another win. Giolito struck out six in six innings, Matt Davidson homered and the White Sox spoiled Stephen...

Ravens crash Luck's homecoming with 20-19 preseason win

Aug. 21, 2018 12:31 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens spoiled Andrew Luck's Indianapolis homecoming. They picked him off before allowing a completion, and Terrell Suggs nearly chopped the ball out of Luck's hands on a sack. The Ravens then secured a 20-19 preseason win over the Colts by stopping a late 2-point...

Shaw, Yelich power Brewers past Reds, 5-2

Aug. 21, 2018 12:22 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Travis Shaw and Christian Yelich homered to help the Milwaukee Brewers overcome an early deficit, and Chase Anderson kept the ball in the ballpark when it mattered. Anderson settled in after giving up two early solo homers and the Brewers rallied for a 5-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds...