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Man City looking to make it a hat trick of league titles

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — One thing Pep Guardiola does not tolerate is complacency. After his formidable Manchester City side powered to the Premier League title with a record-equaling five games to spare in 2018, Guardiola insisted there should be no let-up in the remaining matches. City ...

LEADING OFF: Mets rolling, Yelich resting, Torres exits

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: METS ON THE MOVE The Mets go for their 13th win in 14 tries and a four-game sweep when lefty Steven Matz (6-7, 4.60) faces Miami's Jordan Yamamoto (4-2, 3.94) at Citi Field. The hard-charging Mets are ...

Astros hits 4 HRs, make a winner of Greinke in debut

By The Associated Press undefined HOUSTON (AP) — Zack Greinke labored through six innings but wound up with a win in his Astros debut as Houston hit four home runs Tuesday night to beat the Colorado Rockies 11-6. Playing in front of a season-high crowd of 43,243, the AL West leaders won ...

Aussie rugby league star Holmes tackling NFL dream with Jets

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Pro Football Writer FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Valentine Holmes was as massive a star in Australia as he could have ever imagined. The standout winger and fullback for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks of the National Rugby League was recognized wherever he went, with ...

Nelson retires after memorable run with Rodgers, Packers

By Keith Jenkins AP Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Jordy Nelson’s NFL career ended in the same place where it began: Lambeau Field. Nelson signed a one-day contract with the Packers on Tuesday and announced his retirement after 11 seasons, 10 of which he spent in Green ...

Blue Jays to extend protective netting for 2020 season

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays will extend protective netting at Rogers Centre next season, joining other teams that have taken measures after foul balls injured fans. The team also announced Tuesday they'll extend the nets next season at their spring training home in Dunedin, ...

Raiders in spotlight as NFL preseason begins

By The Associated Press undefined The players stayed at camp in California, but owner Mark Davis and other top Raiders executives were on hand for the ceremonial topping off of the team's new $1.9 billion stadium in Las Vegas. The AP's Barry Wilner talks about how the team might fare in its ...

Panthers to hold out Newton, Kuechly in preseason opener

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera says quarterback Cam Newton and linebacker Luke Kuechly will not play in Thursday night's preseason opener against the Bears in Chicago. Rivera says he's being extra cautious with both players. Newton is ...

Sarkisian inherits Alabama offense loaded with playmakers

By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Steve Sarkisian keeps hitting the jackpot when it comes to quarterbacks and other offensive playmakers. A former USC and Washington head coach, Sarkisian left the Crimson Tide after the national championship game in January 2017 to head ...

Wayne Rooney returning to England from DC to play for Derby

DERBY, England (AP) — Wayne Rooney will be leaving Major League Soccer after less than two seasons to return to play in England and be closer to his family. The 33-year-old former England captain will remain at D.C. United until the end of the season before joining second-tier Championship ...