National Sports

No 15 TCU gets another chance for Big 12 vs No 4 Ohio State

By The Associated Press Some things to watch in the Big 12 Conference during Week 3 of the season: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 15 TCU (2-0) vs. No. 4 Ohio State (2-0), at Arlington, Texas. Ohio State got into the inaugural College Football Playoff four seasons ago ahead of Big 12 co-champions TCU ...

LEADING OFF: Diamondbacks-Rockies, Dodgers-Cards, Cubs in DC

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: GETAWAY DAY With both teams chasing an NL West title, the Diamondbacks and Rockies wrap up their pivotal four-game series. Colorado leads the division by 1½ games over the Dodgers, while Arizona is 3½ back. Clay ...

New head coaches go 0-7 in Week 1 of NFL season

By ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer New coach. Familiar results. Teams with a new man in charge went 0-7 in Week 1, the worst start by a group of new head coaches in NFL history. The previous worst was 0-6 in 2001. It took Aaron Rodgers coming back from a knee injury and leading the ...

Gretzky: NHL players in Olympics ‘much better for everyone’

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Wayne Gretzky says the NHL should again allow its players to compete in the Winter Olympics because sending the world's top ice hockey players is "always much better for everyone." Speaking to The Associated Press on Thursday, the ...

No. 12 LSU, No. 7 Auburn in pivotal SEC West showdown

By The Associated Press Here are some things to watch during the third week of the Southeastern Conference football season: GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 12 LSU at No. 7 Auburn: LSU's the lower-ranked team, but has won eight of the last 11 meetings in this series. The Tigers stunned a lot of doubters ...

Red Sox beat Blue Jays 1-0 for 100th victory

By The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox reached 100 wins for the first time since Ted Williams returned from World War II in the 1946 season, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0 on Wednesday night. David Price (15-6) won his sixth straight decision, allowing three hits and ...

Osaka’s US Open win re-opens identity discussion in Japan

By STEPHEN WADE and MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Naomi Osaka's victory in the U.S. Open has added her to a growing list of athletes, Nobel Prize winners, and beauty pageant contestants who have raised the issue of what it means to be Japanese. The daughter of a ...

Rays’ Snell no-hit bid into 7th, 19th win tops Indians 3-1

By MARK DIDTLER, Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell is locked in on the Tampa Bay Rays' longshot postseason hopes, not thinking about winning the AL Cy Young Award. Snell took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and got his major league-leading 19th win, leading the ...

Brewers beat Cubs 5-1 to move within 1 game in NL Central

By JOHN JACKSON, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Although the Milwaukee Brewers still trail in the NL Central, they believe the pressure has shifted to the first-place Cubs. Curtis Granderson homered, tripled and scored three runs, Lorenzo Cain added three hits and the Brewers beat Chicago ...

Ohio State’s hot offense faces tough test against TCU

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week: GAME OF THE WEEK Ohio State vs. TCU at Arlington, Texas The fourth-ranked Buckeyes are rolling on offense, averaging 650 yards and 64.5 points through two games, and they're 33-5 in road or neutral-site ...