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Jamaica scores early, holds off Canada

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jamaica got an early goal from Shaun Francis and led the rest of the way, holding off Canada 2-1 in the quarterfinals ...

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Posted: jul. 21, 2017 12:35 a.m. | | Jamaica scores early, holds off Canada Comments 0 Comments

Freeze resigns as Ole Miss football coach

Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze resigned Thursday after university officials found a “pattern of personal misconduct” that started with the school’s investigation into a ...

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Posted: jul. 21, 2017 12:35 a.m. | | Freeze resigns as Ole Miss football coach Comments 0 Comments

Froome has one hand on Tour win No. 4

COL D’IZOARD, France (AP) — On the highest mountain-top finish of the 104th Tour de France, in a rocky moonscape where the air thins, only ...

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Posted: jul. 21, 2017 12:35 a.m. | | Froome has one hand on Tour win No. 4 Comments 0 Comments

Alex Bowman to replace Earnhardt Jr.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the replacement he wanted. Alex Bowman got his dream job.

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Posted: jul. 21, 2017 12:34 a.m. | | Alex Bowman to replace Earnhardt Jr. Comments 0 Comments

An All-American start to the British Open

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — The wind off the Irish Sea pushed away the rain clouds and bathed Royal Birkdale in sunshine, Stars and Stripes.

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Posted: jul. 21, 2017 12:34 a.m. | | An All-American start to the British Open Comments 0 Comments

Biting criticism for El Salvador players for gnawing on US

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pushing and shoving? Of course. Pinching? Borderline. But biting? Retired stars Landon Donovan, Alexi Lalas and Steve McManaman said lengthy suspensions are needed ...

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Posted: jul. 21, 2017 12:33 a.m. | | Biting criticism for El Salvador players for gnawing on US Comments 0 Comments

Pizarro’s goal gives Mexico win over Honduras

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A goal by Rodolfo Pizarro just over three minutes into the game was all the offense Mexico could muster but it was ...

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Posted: jul. 21, 2017 12:33 a.m. | | Pizarro’s goal gives Mexico win over Honduras Comments 0 Comments

Bumgarner loses in first home start since April

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It used to be a Madison Bumgarner start meant the San Francisco Giants almost assuredly would find the win column.

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Posted: jul. 21, 2017 12:33 a.m. | | Bumgarner loses in first home start since April Comments 0 Comments

Sandoval to sign minor league deal with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Belt expects Panda-monium in San Francisco once more.

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Posted: jul. 21, 2017 12:32 a.m. | | Sandoval to sign minor league deal with Giants Comments 0 Comments

Martinez hurts hand in D’backs debut

CINCINNATI (AP) — J.D. Martinez bruised his left hand while striking out Wednesday night, forcing him out of his debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Posted: jul. 20, 2017 12:39 a.m. | | Martinez hurts hand in D’backs debut Comments 0 Comments

Recent additions embolden Yankees

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The New York Yankees have ignited their playoff drive with a bold trade.

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Posted: jul. 20, 2017 12:39 a.m. | | Recent additions embolden Yankees Comments 0 Comments

Crawford picks Timberwolves over Cavs, Warriors

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — At 37 years old and having never played in the NBA Finals, Jamal Crawford certainly could have gone ring chasing when he received ...

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Posted: jul. 20, 2017 12:38 a.m. | | Crawford picks Timberwolves over Cavs, Warriors Comments 0 Comments

Griffin says decision to remain with Clippers is a “no-brainer”

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin was back in his usual place, front and center on a Clippers stage.

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Posted: jul. 20, 2017 12:38 a.m. | | Griffin says decision to remain with Clippers is a “no-brainer” Comments 0 Comments

Godoy’s own goal gives Costa Rica win over Panama

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Anibal Godoy headed David Guzman’s free kick into his own net in the 77th minute, giving Costa Rica a 1-0 victory over ...

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Posted: jul. 20, 2017 12:38 a.m. | | Godoy’s own goal gives Costa Rica win over Panama Comments 0 Comments

Mexico coach Osorio says clubs blocked top players

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio says he was denied top players for the CONCACAF Gold Cup’s knockout rounds because “our bosses ...

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Posted: jul. 20, 2017 12:37 a.m. | | Mexico coach Osorio says clubs blocked top players Comments 0 Comments

Rory McIlroy hoping to catch his wave at British Open

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Just three years ago, Rory McIlroy was the best player in the world without a trace of argument. He won the final ...

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Posted: jul. 20, 2017 12:37 a.m. | | Rory McIlroy hoping to catch his wave at British Open Comments 0 Comments

McIlroy hoping to catch his wave at British Open

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Just three years ago, Rory McIlroy was the best player in the world without a trace of argument. He won the final ...

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Posted: jul. 20, 2017 12:37 a.m. | | McIlroy hoping to catch his wave at British Open Comments 0 Comments

Gray for Jones trade paying dividends for both teams

The clock was ticking down as Los Angeles was getting ready to make its first pick in the draft last year. The phone rang and ...

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Posted: jul. 20, 2017 12:36 a.m. | | Gray for Jones trade paying dividends for both teams Comments 0 Comments

US survives bites, tops El Salvador to advance

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Skirmishing for position at the goal line ahead of a corner kick, Jozy Altidore could not believe what occurred: El Salvador defender Henry ...

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Posted: jul. 20, 2017 12:35 a.m. | | US survives bites, tops El Salvador to advance Comments 0 Comments

Sonny Gray wins 3rd straight start as A’s avoid sweep

OAKLAND (AP) — Sonny Gray has no idea whether he will be traded or not, yet he soaked in the standing ovation when he walked off ...

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Posted: jul. 20, 2017 12:35 a.m. | | Sonny Gray wins 3rd straight start as A’s avoid sweep Comments 0 Comments

Posey’s pinch hit powers Giants past Indians

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Their worst season in years has afforded the San Francisco Giants few light-hearted moments.

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Posted: jul. 20, 2017 12:34 a.m. | | Posey’s pinch hit powers Giants past Indians Comments 0 Comments

Mantecan among WNBA All-Star reserves

NEW YORK (AP) — There will be a lot of fresh faces in Seattle for the All-Star Game this weekend, including reigning rookie of the year ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2017 9:32 p.m. | | Mantecan among WNBA All-Star reserves Comments 0 Comments

Michael Vick: Kaepernick needs a haircut for job search

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Vick has some advice for Colin Kaepernick if he wants another shot in the NFL: Get a haircut.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2017 9:32 p.m. | | Michael Vick: Kaepernick needs a haircut for job search Comments 0 Comments

Homeless camp forms at site of Raiders’ Las Vegas Stadium

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A homeless encampment has formed at the project site of the Oakland Raiders future stadium.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2017 9:31 p.m. | | Homeless camp forms at site of Raiders’  Las Vegas Stadium Comments 0 Comments

Spieth feeling rested, sharp in pursuit of another major

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — With a chance to close out the match, Jordan Spieth fired his second shot into the par-5 15th at Royal Birkdale and ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2017 9:31 p.m. | | Spieth feeling rested, sharp in pursuit of another major Comments 0 Comments

Fresh arrest shows FIFA’s corruption turmoil far from over

The Associated Press

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Posted: jul. 18, 2017 9:31 p.m. | | Fresh arrest shows FIFA’s corruption turmoil far from over Comments 0 Comments

Wardrobe change: No home, road uniforms as NBA goes to Nike

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA teams are making a wardrobe change, with the traditional home and road uniforms going back in the closet.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2017 9:31 p.m. | | Wardrobe change: No home, road uniforms as NBA goes to Nike Comments 0 Comments

US routs South Africa 24-2 to begin water polo title defense

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Four-time winner United States began the defense of its women’s water polo title with a 24-2 rout of South Africa at ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2017 9:31 p.m. | | US routs South Africa 24-2 to begin water polo title defense Comments 0 Comments

Sharks re-sign F Marcus Sorensen to 2-year deal

SAN JOSE (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have re-signed restricted free-agent forward Marcus Sorensen to a two-year contract Tuesday.

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Posted: jul. 18, 2017 9:30 p.m. | | Sharks re-sign F Marcus Sorensen to 2-year deal Comments 0 Comments

After donning Darth Vader outfit, Gonzalez becomes force

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Omar Gonzalez had just left the LA Galaxy to join Mexico’s Pachuca when his new club’s chairman had a request: Would ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2017 9:30 p.m. | | After donning Darth Vader outfit, Gonzalez becomes force Comments 0 Comments

Matthews wins Stage 16 in Tour, Froome keeps yellow jersey

ROMANS-SUR-ISERE, France (AP) — Ahead of two grueling Alpine stages likely to decide the outcome of the 104th Tour de France, Chris Froome and his teammates ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2017 9:30 p.m. | | Matthews wins Stage 16 in Tour, Froome keeps yellow jersey Comments 0 Comments

Diamondbacks acquire All-Star OF JD Martinez from Tigers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — J.D. Martinez had been the subject of trade speculation for weeks, and it reached such a crescendo Monday night that ...

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Posted: jul. 18, 2017 9:30 p.m. | | Diamondbacks acquire All-Star OF JD Martinez from Tigers Comments 0 Comments

Dodgers believe surge is sustainable

MIAMI (AP) — Clayton Kershaw’s notion that the past five extraordinary weeks are the new norm for the Los Angeles Dodgers seems to be taking ...

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Posted: jul. 17, 2017 11:24 p.m. | | Dodgers believe surge is sustainable Comments 0 Comments

Federer up to ATP No. 3 after Wimbledon; Muguruza WTA No. 5

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer’s eighth Wimbledon title pushed him back up to No. 3 in the ATP rankings on Monday after he ended last ...

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Posted: jul. 17, 2017 11:23 p.m. | | Federer up to ATP No. 3 after Wimbledon; Muguruza WTA No. 5 Comments 0 Comments

Bike problem nearly derails Froome on Stage 15

LE PUY-EN-VELAY, France (AP) — If Chris Froome rides into Paris next Sunday with the Tour de France’s famed yellow jersey still on his shoulders ...

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Posted: jul. 17, 2017 11:23 p.m. | | Bike problem nearly derails Froome on Stage 15 Comments 0 Comments

Canada draws, US loses in opening water polo games at worlds

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Canada came from four goals down to draw with Montenegro 8-8, while the United States lost its opening match of men’s ...

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Posted: jul. 17, 2017 11:23 p.m. | | Canada draws, US loses in opening water polo games at worlds Comments 0 Comments

Lonzo Ball looks like ideal fit for Lakers

Lonzo Ball seems to be just what the Lakers needed.

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Posted: jul. 17, 2017 11:23 p.m. | | Lonzo Ball looks like ideal fit for Lakers Comments 0 Comments

Top of the draft board shines at Summer League

The depth and quality of the 2017 NBA draft had teams tanking at the end of the regular season in hopes of vaulting into the ...

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Posted: jul. 17, 2017 11:22 p.m. | | Top of the draft board shines at Summer League Comments 0 Comments

Cousins to play another season on franchise tag

Kirk Cousins will be the first quarterback in NFL history to play consecutive seasons on the franchise tag.

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Posted: jul. 17, 2017 11:22 p.m. | | Cousins to play another season on franchise tag Comments 0 Comments

Nats get Madson, Doolittle from A’s for Treinen, prospects

CINCINNATI (AP) — Looking to fortify a bullpen that has blown more than a third of its save chances, the Washington Nationals acquired relievers Ryan Madson ...

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Posted: jul. 17, 2017 11:20 p.m. | | Nats get Madson, Doolittle from A’s for Treinen, prospects Comments 0 Comments

Rays beat A’s to move closer to first place in AL East

OAKLAND (AP) — A walk to Athletics leadoff hitter Matt Joyce was all the convincing that Tampa Bay right-hander Jake Odorizzi needed to pitch out of ...

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Posted: jul. 17, 2017 11:19 p.m. | | Rays beat A’s to move closer to first place in AL East Comments 0 Comments

Tomlin’s solid outing lifts Indians past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a rare scheduling perk, the Cleveland Indians didn’t have to travel far for a much-needed change of scenery after a ...

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Posted: jul. 17, 2017 11:18 p.m. | | Tomlin’s solid outing lifts Indians past Giants Comments 0 Comments

8 is enough: Federer gets record-breaking Wimbledon title

LONDON (AP) — After Roger Federer closed out a Wimbledon final that was more of a coronation than a contest with an ace, he sat in ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2017 9:35 p.m. | | 8 is enough:  Federer gets record-breaking  Wimbledon title Comments 0 Comments

Hamlin wins at New Hampshire, ends JGR’s winless streak

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Joe Gibbs Racing has undergone an unexpected upheaval that forced the organization into a youth movement.

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Posted: jul. 16, 2017 9:34 p.m. | | Hamlin wins at New Hampshire,  ends JGR’s winless streak Comments 0 Comments

Bauer gets just 2 outs as A’s complete 3-game sweep

OAKLAND  (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona expected more out of his ballclub coming out of the All-Star break — a lot more.

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Posted: jul. 16, 2017 9:34 p.m. | | Bauer gets just 2 outs as A’s complete 3-game sweep Comments 0 Comments

Sanchez, Spangenberg hit 3- run homers as SF Giants fall

SAN DIEGO (AP) — After backup catcher Hector Sanchez hit another big home run for the San Diego Padres, a Wally Pipp joke began making the ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2017 9:33 p.m. | | Sanchez, Spangenberg hit 3- run homers as SF Giants fall Comments 0 Comments

Mark Mulder wins celebrity golf title; Stephen Curry 4th

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Mark Mulder won his record third straight title Sunday in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament, and Stephen Curry rallied to ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2017 9:33 p.m. | | Mark Mulder wins celebrity  golf title; Stephen Curry 4th Comments 0 Comments

Sharapova makes first US match appearance since end of her drug ban

CARLSBAD  (AP) — Maria Sharapova is realistic as she tries to regain her form after a 15-month drug suspension.

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Posted: jul. 16, 2017 9:32 p.m. | | Sharapova makes  first US match  appearance since  end of her drug ban Comments 0 Comments

Bike problem nearly derails Froome on 15th tour stage

LE PUY-EN-VELAY, France (AP) — If Chris Froome rides into Paris next Sunday with the Tour de France’s famed yellow jersey still on his shoulders ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2017 9:32 p.m. | | Bike problem  nearly derails  Froome on 15th  tour stage Comments 0 Comments

LA Lakers overcome Ball’s injury to beat Mavs

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lonzo Ball’s bid for a third straight triple-double was short-circuited by a calf injury. The lead he helped the Los Angeles ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2017 9:32 p.m. | | LA Lakers  overcome  Ball’s injury  to beat Mavs Comments 0 Comments

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