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Mariota, Carr both sharp in Titans’ win over Raiders

OAKLAND  (AP) — Marcus Mariota and Derek Carr look ready for the season to start after a successful preseason dress rehearsal.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2016 10:31 p.m. | | Mariota, Carr both sharp in Titans’ win over Raiders Comments 0 Comments

New York team wins Little League World Series title

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — As Ryan Harlost stepped to the mound on Sunday, he took it all in.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2016 10:31 p.m. | | New York team wins Little League  World Series title Comments 0 Comments

Fowler plays his way off Ryder team

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Rickie Fowler lost the lead, the tournament and a guaranteed spot on the Ryder Cup team.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2016 10:31 p.m. | | Fowler plays his way off Ryder team Comments 0 Comments

Patrick Reed wins Barclays

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Patrick Reed had a crystal trophy, a clear shot at the richest payoff in golf and a spot on the Ryder ...

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Posted: aug. 28, 2016 10:30 p.m. | | Patrick Reed wins Barclays Comments 0 Comments

Vikings beat Chargers 23-10 in stadium opener

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater was sharp in his return from a sore arm, completing 12 of 16 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown in ...

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Posted: aug. 28, 2016 10:30 p.m. | | Vikings beat Chargers  23-10 in stadium opener Comments 0 Comments

Larson takes advantage of late restart for 1st Cup win

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — During the last couple laps of his first Sprint Cup victory, Kyle Larson was emotional.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2016 10:30 p.m. | | Larson takes advantage of  late restart for 1st Cup win Comments 0 Comments

Finlay and Meram score, Crew beat Quakes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ethan Finlay and Justin Meram scored and the Columbus Crew beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 on Saturday night.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2016 10:30 p.m. | | Finlay and Meram  score, Crew beat Quakes Comments 0 Comments

Jutanugarn wins fifth LPGA title

PRIDDIS, Alberta (AP) — Five months after giving away a major championship with a late meltdown, Ariya Jutanugarn ran away with the Canadian Pacific Women’s ...

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Posted: aug. 28, 2016 10:29 p.m. | | Jutanugarn  wins fifth LPGA title Comments 0 Comments

Triggs earns 1st win as A’s defeat Cards

ST. LOUIS (AP) — First Stephen Vogt delivered the lineup card to the umpires. Then he connected for a three-run home run that helped the Oakland ...

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Posted: aug. 28, 2016 10:29 p.m. | | Triggs earns 1st win as A’s defeat Cards Comments 0 Comments

Giants hit 4 homers to beat Braves

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Giants combined some unexpected power at the plate with a gritty outing from Madison Bumgarner to beat the Braves and finally ...

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Posted: aug. 28, 2016 10:29 p.m. | | Giants hit 4 homers to beat Braves Comments 0 Comments

Kaepernick sitting thru anthem

SANTA CLARA  (AP) — Defiant, and determined to be a conduit for U.S. change, Colin Kaepernick plans to sit through the national anthem for as ...

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Posted: aug. 28, 2016 5:57 p.m. | | Kaepernick sitting thru anthem Comments 0 Comments

Samardzija overcomes shaky start, Giants beat Braves

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jeff Samardzija and two relievers combined on a seven-hitter, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 7-0 on Friday night.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2016 10:21 p.m. | | Samardzija overcomes shaky start, Giants beat Braves Comments 0 Comments

Weaver gets 1st big-league win as Cardinals beat A’s

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Luke Weaver didn’t have any big plans to celebrate his first major league win.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2016 10:21 p.m. | | Weaver gets 1st big-league win as Cardinals beat A’s Comments 0 Comments

Patrick Reed builds a 2-shot lead at Bethpage Black

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Patrick Reed’s place in the Ryder Cup is looking better with each round at The Barclays, and so are his ...

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Posted: aug. 26, 2016 10:21 p.m. | | Patrick Reed builds a 2-shot lead at Bethpage Black Comments 0 Comments

US Open top seeds Williams, Djokovic coming off injuries

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams is “starting to feel a little better.” Novak Djokovic is “getting there.”

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Posted: aug. 26, 2016 10:21 p.m. | | US Open top seeds Williams, Djokovic coming off injuries Comments 0 Comments

Bowman excited to fill in for Earnhardt again

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Alex Bowman should have plenty of fans this weekend at Michigan International Speedway in his return to NASCAR Sprint Cup racing.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2016 10:20 p.m. | | Bowman excited to fill in for Earnhardt again Comments 0 Comments

Chargers coach Mike McCoy on Bosa

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A day after the Chargers took their contract dispute with rookie defensive end Joey Bosa public, San Diego coach Mike McCoy had ...

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Posted: aug. 26, 2016 12:48 a.m. | | Chargers coach Mike McCoy on Bosa Comments 0 Comments

Browns trade linebacker Barkevious Mingo to Patriots

CLEVELAND (AP) — Barkevious Mingo never really fit in with the Browns.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2016 12:48 a.m. | | Browns trade linebacker Barkevious Mingo to Patriots Comments 0 Comments

Harrison, Matthews, Peppers talk PEDs with NFL investigators

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and Green Bay Packers defensive players Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers met this week with NFL investigators looking into allegations ...

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Posted: aug. 26, 2016 12:48 a.m. | | Harrison, Matthews, Peppers talk PEDs with NFL investigators Comments 0 Comments

The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Patrick Reed didn’t break anything Thursday except par.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2016 12:47 a.m. | | The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs Comments 0 Comments

Lochte’s legal troubles mount in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics ...

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Posted: aug. 26, 2016 12:47 a.m. | | Lochte’s legal troubles mount in Brazil Comments 0 Comments

Star South Korean baseball pitcher convicted of match-fixing

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean baseball player was convicted of match-fixing on Friday and handed a suspended two-year prison term for deliberately allowing ...

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Posted: aug. 26, 2016 12:47 a.m. | | Star South Korean baseball pitcher convicted of match-fixing Comments 0 Comments

Phillies send Carlos Ruiz to Dodgers for Ellis

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Carlos Ruiz from Philadelphia in a trade of popular backup catchers Thursday, getting a player ...

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Posted: aug. 26, 2016 12:46 a.m. | | Phillies send Carlos Ruiz to Dodgers for Ellis Comments 0 Comments

Nationals acquire lefty reliever Rzepczynski from Athletics

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals acquired reliever Marc Rzepczynski from Oakland on Thursday, giving the NL East leaders another lefty in the bullpen.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2016 12:46 a.m. | | Nationals acquire lefty reliever Rzepczynski from Athletics Comments 0 Comments

Vegas stadium backers down to 2 top sites for Raiders

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Backers of a proposed NFL stadium said they’ve whittled their list to two sites just west of the Las Vegas Strip ...

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Posted: aug. 26, 2016 12:44 a.m. | | Vegas stadium backers down to 2 top sites for Raiders Comments 0 Comments

Raiders QB Derek Carr happy to take risks in preseason

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr is a bit of a risk-taker by nature when it comes to playing quarterback in the NFL. He isn’t ...

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Posted: aug. 26, 2016 12:44 a.m. | | Raiders QB Derek Carr happy to take risks in preseason Comments 0 Comments

Moore loses no-hitter with 2 outs in 9th, Giants top Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After losing his no-hit bid with one out to go, Matt Moore just smiled.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2016 12:44 a.m. | | Moore loses no-hitter with 2 outs in 9th, Giants top Dodgers Comments 0 Comments

Clinton says Trump will ‘make America hate again’

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Clinton said Thursday that Donald Trump has unleashed the “radical fringe” within the Republican Party, including anti-Semites and white supremacists ...

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Posted: aug. 25, 2016 10:03 p.m. | | Clinton says Trump will ‘make America hate again’ Comments 0 Comments

Federer looked into ways to play either Olympics or US Open

NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe Roger Federer could play the Olympics and skip the U.S. Open. Or sit out the Rio Games and make it ...

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Posted: aug. 25, 2016 12:01 a.m. | | Federer looked into ways to play either Olympics or US Open Comments 0 Comments

Swimmer Feigen apologizes for ‘serious distraction’ in Rio

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. swimmer James Feigen apologized for the “serious distraction” he and three teammates caused at a gas station during the Rio ...

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Posted: aug. 25, 2016 12:00 a.m. | | Swimmer Feigen apologizes for ‘serious distraction’ in Rio Comments 0 Comments

Playoffs begin with eye toward PGA Tour player of the year

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The Olympics are over. The Ryder Cup in on the horizon.

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Posted: aug. 25, 2016 12:00 a.m. | | Playoffs begin with eye toward PGA Tour player of the year Comments 0 Comments

Solo suspended from US soccer team

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo was suspended Wednesday for six months by U.S. Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following ...

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Posted: aug. 24, 2016 11:59 p.m. | | Solo suspended from US soccer team Comments 0 Comments

With no deal, Chargers withdraw offer to first-rounder Bosa

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joey Bosa’s holdout turned ugly Wednesday when the San Diego Chargers pulled their contract offer to the first-round draft pick and ...

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Posted: aug. 24, 2016 11:59 p.m. | | With no deal, Chargers withdraw offer to first-rounder Bosa Comments 0 Comments

White Sox ballpark changing name to Guarantee Rate Field

CHICAGO (AP) — Maybe the Chicago White Sox will change their luck by changing the name of their stadium.

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Posted: aug. 24, 2016 11:59 p.m. | | White Sox ballpark changing name to Guarantee Rate Field Comments 0 Comments

Ledecky hands medals to Harper, throws out first pitch

WASHINGTON (AP) — One by one, swimmer Katie Ledecky handed her Olympic medals to Bryce Harper. Four gold medals and one silver from the Rio Olympics ...

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Posted: aug. 24, 2016 11:58 p.m. | | Ledecky hands medals to Harper, throws out first pitch Comments 0 Comments

Roberts convinces Segedin to take 1-day paternity leave

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers outfielder Rob Segedin is going on paternity leave after exiting in the eighth inning Tuesday night to be there for the ...

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Posted: aug. 24, 2016 11:58 p.m. | | Roberts convinces Segedin to take 1-day paternity leave Comments 0 Comments

Kaepernick ready for 1st preseason appearance

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Colin Kaepernick is on track to make his first appearance of the preseason for San Francisco on Friday night against the Green ...

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Posted: aug. 24, 2016 11:58 p.m. | | Kaepernick ready for 1st preseason appearance Comments 0 Comments

Sen. Reid wants Raiders in Vegas

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sen. Harry Reid says he’s a big fan of efforts to lure the NFL’s Raiders to Las Vegas but is ...

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Posted: aug. 24, 2016 11:57 p.m. | | Sen. Reid wants Raiders in Vegas Comments 0 Comments

Earthquakes extend Revolution’s winless streak

SAN JOSE (AP) — David Bingham had his sixth shutout of the season and the San Jose Earthquakes tied New England 0-0 on Wednesday night, extending ...

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Posted: aug. 24, 2016 11:57 p.m. | | Earthquakes extend Revolution’s winless streak Comments 0 Comments

Hill solid, Turner homers and Dodgers beat Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner and the Dodgers aren’t thinking cruise control just yet.

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Posted: aug. 24, 2016 11:56 p.m. | | Hill solid, Turner homers and Dodgers beat Giants Comments 0 Comments

Athletics take series from Indians

OAKLAND  (AP) — Kendall Graveman is a big fan of motivational tapes and speeches, something the Athletics right-hander relied on quite a bit after losing six ...

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Posted: aug. 24, 2016 11:56 p.m. | | Athletics take series from Indians Comments 0 Comments

Dodgers rough up Bumgarner, beat Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Corey Seager, Justin Turner and Adrian Gonzalez combined for eight hits and four RBIs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers roughed up Madison ...

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Posted: aug. 23, 2016 11:34 p.m. | | Dodgers rough up Bumgarner, beat Giants  Comments 0 Comments

Davis hits 33rd home run in A’s win over Indians

OAKLAND (AP) — Khris Davis hit a three-run homer and scored three times, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 9-1 on Tuesday night to ...

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Posted: aug. 23, 2016 11:34 p.m. | | Davis hits 33rd home run in A’s win over Indians  Comments 0 Comments

Raiders’ Carr using preseason to experiment with offense

ALAMEDA (AP) — Through two preseason games in which he’s played slightly more than two quarters, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr’s numbers are downright bad.

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Posted: aug. 23, 2016 11:34 p.m. | | Raiders’ Carr using preseason to experiment with offense  Comments 0 Comments

Raiders’ Underwood looking forward to seeing Raisman

ALAMEDA (AP) — Raiders tight end Colton Underwood said he never expected the kind of attention he would get when he sent gymnast Aly Raisman a ...

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Posted: aug. 23, 2016 11:33 p.m. | | Raiders’ Underwood looking forward to seeing Raisman  Comments 0 Comments

Notre Dame’s Butler charged; accused of tackling officer

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A Notre Dame cornerback accused of tackling a police officer and punching him in the side and stomach during an altercation ...

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Posted: aug. 23, 2016 11:33 p.m. | | Notre Dame’s Butler charged; accused of tackling officer  Comments 0 Comments

Cal, Hawaii play tourists ahead of college football opener

SYDNEY (AP) — With the usual touristy things — Opera House, Harbour Bridge and meeting mascot-sized koalas — out of the way, the California Golden Bears and Hawaii ...

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Posted: aug. 23, 2016 11:33 p.m. | | Cal, Hawaii play tourists ahead of college football opener  Comments 0 Comments

Rangers put Josh Hamilton on unconditional release waivers

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Texas Rangers placed Josh Hamilton on unconditional release waivers Tuesday, though they hope his surgically rebuilt left knee is healthy enough to ...

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Posted: aug. 23, 2016 11:33 p.m. | | Rangers put Josh Hamilton on unconditional release waivers Comments 0 Comments

Dodgers lose Anderson, Kazmir; tie record with 27 on DL

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers have placed left-handers Brett Anderson and Scott Kazmir on the disabled list, tying the 2012 Boston Red Sox for the ...

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Posted: aug. 23, 2016 11:33 p.m. | | Dodgers lose Anderson, Kazmir; tie record with 27 on DL Comments 0 Comments

Daily fantasy sports sites aim to make Nevada comeback

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Daily fantasy sports websites are trying to get legal after a series of state-level setbacks that shut them down in some parts ...

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Posted: aug. 23, 2016 11:33 p.m. | | Daily fantasy sports sites aim to make Nevada comeback Comments 0 Comments

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