National Sports

Shurmur hasn’t provided quick fix for Giants offense

By Tom Canavan AP Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The additions of new coach Pat Shurmur and No. 2 overall draft pick Saquon Barkley didn’t provide a quick fix for the New York Giants’ offense. The 20-10 loss to the Cleveland Brown in the preseason opener Thursday night at ...

Nebraska’s 3-man quarterback race remains too close to call

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Mario Verduzco uses two words to describe the state of Nebraska's three-man quarterback race. "Even steven," the Cornhuskers' quarterback coach said Wednesday. Sorting out who takes the first snap in the Sept. 1 opener against ...

Bellerive eager to produce memorable PGA Championship

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bellerive Country Club is considered one of the "Big Four" of traditional, exclusive St. Louis-area clubs, a picturesque parkland course designed by Robert Trent Jones serving as its centerpiece. For a while, big events bolstered its ...

LEADING OFF: Struggling Seattle faces Houston, Porcello up

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: LOSING GROUND Struggling Seattle turns to ace James Paxton as it opens a series against AL West-leading Houston. The Mariners have lost seven of nine overall and three of Paxton's past four starts dating to July 7. ...

MLB’s inclusion efforts must now overcome offensive tweets

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Baseball Writer Major League Baseball has made an effort to grow the sport among African-Americans, and there are finally some small signs of progress. Meanwhile, ballparks from coast to coast host nights celebrating the LGBT community, another example of baseball's ...

Lindor’s 3-run homer in 9th gives Indians 5-2 win

By The Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor connected for a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning as the Cleveland Indians again moved 10 games ahead of Minnesota in the AL Central with a 5-2 win over the Twins on Wednesday night. Lindor, who struck out with the ...

Fillmyer gets first big league win as Royals top Cubs 9-0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Heath Fillmyer used a hockey mentality to get a baseball milestone Wednesday night. Fillmyer allowed three singles over seven innings for his first major league win, Adalberto Mondesi and Drew Butera each drove in three, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago ...

Three HRs in first lift Brewers past Padres

By JIM HOEHN, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Welcome to the big leagues, Brett Kennedy. Jesus Aguilar, Travis Shaw and Eric Thames hit consecutive first-inning homers to spoil Kennedy's San Diego debut and propel the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-4 victory over the Padres on Wednesday ...

Devers hits 2-run HR in return as Red Sox beat Jays 10-5

By IAN HARRISON, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — The streaking Red Sox have had plenty to be pleased about in recent weeks. The return of Rafael Devers gave Boston one more reason to smile. Devers came off the disabled list and hit a two-run home run, Brian Johnson pitched a season-high ...

Carpenter hits 31st homer to help Cardinals beat Marlins 7-1

By STEVEN WINE, AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — Matt Carpenter leaped into a high-five with Yadier Molina at home plate, trotted down the dugout steps and skipped from one end of the bench to the other, slapping hands with teammates lined up on both sides of him. It was a routine polished by ...