×

National Sports

Angels blow late lead, rally in 10th for 4-3 win over M’s

SEATTLE (AP) — A night after hitting seven home runs and losing, the Los Angeles Angels needed just one long ball to hold off one of the hottest teams in baseball. Taylor Ward's sacrifice fly scored Magneuris Sierra in the 10th inning, and the Angels blew a three-run lead late before pulling ...

Gonsolin, Dodgers 4-hit revamped Padres in 8-1 win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Gonsolin pitched five scoreless innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers threw a four-hitter against the San Diego Padres' supercharged lineup, winning 8-1 Friday night after honoring Vin Scully. Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts led the stadium in a unison call of Scully's ...

Rested Newgarden seeking IndyCar lead at home in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Josef Newgarden wasn't at peak physical condition when he raced last week at Indianapolis, that much he admits. But sitting out would have crippled his championship chances, so earning the medical clearance to compete following his post-race collapse at Iowa was ...

WR Jordan Addison says move to USC was only about football

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Addison said he didn't know Southern California was the school for him until the moment he set foot on campus for his recruiting visit shortly after entering the transfer portal in May. And the Biletnikoff Award-winning receiver said anybody who thinks his decision ...

NCAA hoops leagues grapple with unequal pay for women’s refs

The NCAA earned praise last year when it agreed to pay referees at its men's and women's basketball tournaments equally. The gesture only cost about $100,000, a tiny fraction of the roughly $900 million networks pay annually to broadcast March Madness. Now, as the NCAA examines various ...

Titans patient as QB Malik Willis makes jump from Liberty

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Malik Willis is experiencing some growing pains as the Tennessee Titans rookie works through his first training camp. Willis threw a deep pass to Josh Malone for a nice connection Friday and came back by finding Mason Kinsey across the middle in coverage. Needing a ...

Michigan cuts ties with embattled hockey coach Mel Pearson

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan has cut ties with hockey coach Mel Pearson. Athletic director Warde Manuel said Friday the decision "has been weighed heavily and for some time." Pearson's contract expired after last season, and he had been an at-will employee, pending a ...

Cardinals RBs coach facing domestic battery charges

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals running backs coach James Saxon has been charged in Indianapolis with two counts of domestic battery stemming from an alleged incident in May. One of the counts is a felony that includes domestic battery committed in the presence of a child less than ...

LAFC signs forward Denis Bouanga from France’s Saint-Étienne

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forward Denis Bouanga signed with Los Angeles FC on Friday as the Major League Soccer-leading club's third designated player. Bouanga is leaving Saint-Étienne of France's second division to join LAFC, the club announced without disclosing contract terms. He will join the ...

Barr could help young Cowboys star Parsons’ pursuit of sacks

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — The signing of free agent linebacker Anthony Barr could nudge young star Micah Parsons closer to being primarily a pass rusher for the Dallas Cowboys. The club also had depth in mind with the addition of Barr, a four-time Pro Bowler who spent his first eight seasons in ...

Seahawks hope RB room proves to be more than Rashaad Penny

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — As recent years have shown, keeping their running backs healthy for an entire season has been an issue for the Seattle Seahawks. So while the Seahawks are going into this season with the intention of using Rashaad Penny as their featured back, it seems more likely the ...

Clemson’s Swinney: New perspective for Tigers’ camp

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has taught a lot of lessons the past seven seasons. Along the way, some guidance got lost amidst all that winning. "There are certain things you can't teach on the mountaintop," Swinney said Friday as the Tigers opened fall camp. His team, ...

Saints place Monday on injured reserve, add Alonso

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints placed undrafted rookie safety Smoke Monday on injured reserve Friday because of a knee injury. The Saints also added veteran free agent linebacker Kiko Alonso to the roster, marking his second stint with New Orleans. Monday, an Atlanta native who ...

Astros manager Dusty Baker tests positive for COVID-19

CLEVELAND (AP) — Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker tested positive for COVID-19 prior to Friday night's game against the Cleveland Guardians. Baker held his usual pregame availability with the media about two hours before the 7:10 p.m. game. The announcement of the positive test came after ...

Tom Kim going places in a hurry, among leaders at Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Joohyung "Tom" Kim began the Wyndham Championship with a quadruple bogey on his first hole and wasn't the least bit bothered. The kid seems to be going places in a hurry. Already assured a PGA Tour card for next season, Kim overcame his rough start with a 6-under 64 ...

Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. to begin rehab assignment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A San Antonio either Saturday or Sunday, San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin said. Tatis took batting practice with the Padres at Dodger Stadium on Friday afternoon and then left for Texas. Tatis ...

Scully honored with video tribute, banner at Dodger Stadium

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts ended a pregame ceremony honoring broadcaster Vin Scully by running the crowd through a chorus of Scully's famous line, "It's time for Dodgers baseball." Scully, who called Dodgers games for 67 years and retired in 2016, died on Tuesday at age ...

Badosa beats Coco Gauff to reach 4th semifinal of year

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Second-seeded Paula Badosa beat Coco Gauff 7-6(4), 6-2 on Friday at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic to reach her fourth semifinal of the year. Badosa won nine straight points while Gauff struggled with her serve, and led 2-0 in the second set before easing to a ...

Hunter Greene added to IL by Reds with strained shoulder

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds' depleted pitching staff took another hit Friday when rookie right-hander Hunter Greene was placed on the 15-day injured list with a strained right shoulder. Manager David Bell said the shoulder had popped from time to time this season but was more ...

Kyrgios survives 6 match points, beats Tiafoe at Citi Open

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios fought off six match points during a second-set tiebreaker against hometown favorite Frances Tiafoe, then raced past him in the third set to win 6-7 (5), 7-6 (12), 6-2 at the Citi Open on Friday night. In the first-ever meeting between the ...