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Bullpens looming large again for this year's postseason

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Last year's Cleveland Indians were the latest team to show how important a good bullpen can be in the playoffs, but not everybody has a tireless star like Andrew Miller. More>>

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America still in turmoil a year after Kaepernick's protest

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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest is still causing debate in and around the NFL a year later as the embattled quarterback looks for a chance to play again. More>>

LEADING OFF: Royals all set to watch eclipse on day off

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LEADING OFF: Royals all set to watch eclipse on day off. More>>

Kenseth puts on brave face as he's being shown the door

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Erik Jones and Matt Kenseth had to race each other hard at Bristol in a battle that had awkward undertones. More>>

Baseball teams schedule games to coincide with solar eclipse

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Baseball fans in more than half a dozen cities will catch the solar eclipse at the ballpark as teams look to cash in with game-day viewing parties. More>>

US beats Europe in Solheim Cup 16 1/2-11 1/2 in Iowa

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Four years ago, Europe celebrated the most decisive win in Solheim Cup history _ on American soil, no less. Captain Annika Sorenstam and her team will likely spend their trip back across the Atlantic wondering when they can compete with the U.S. again. More>>

NBA investigating Lakers amid George tampering allegation

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The NBA has opened an investigation to see if the Los Angeles Lakers tampered with Paul George while he was under contract with the Indiana Pacers. More>>

Boldin abruptly retires 2 weeks after signing with Bills

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Anquan Boldin has abruptly announced his retirement just under two weeks after signing with the Buffalo Bills. More>>

AP source: NFL, Goodell working on 5-year contract extension

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Person with knowledge of negotiations tells AP: NFL, Goodell working on 5-year extension. More>>

Henrik Stenson closes with 64 to win at Wyndham

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Henrik Stenson won the Wyndham Championship, closing with a 6-under 64 for a one-stroke victory in the final event of the PGA Tour regular season. More>>

Muguruza, Dimitrov get their 1st Cincinnati titles

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Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza added got trophy in her breakthrough summer, beating Simona Halep for her first Western & Southern Open title on Sunday. More>>

No hits till 6th: Verlander, Tigers top Maeda, Dodgers 6-1

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Justin Verlander and Kenta Maeda both took no-hitters into the sixth inning, but only Verlander was able to keep his outstanding performance going as the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1. More>>

NFL, Electronic Arts unveil Madden '18 competition

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NFL fans and gamers can play their way to the Super Bowl _ if they're good enough at the newest edition of "Madden NFL 18.". More>>

NFL signs 3-year deal to stream games in China

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The NFL has signed a three-year deal to make its games available through digital streaming in China. More>>

Bell powers Pirates past Cards 6-3 in Little League Classic

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Josh Bell homered and drove in four runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 in the Little League Classic. More>>

Rookie Conner stars in Steelers' 17-13 win over Falcons

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Rookie running back James Conner set up Pittsburgh's winning fourth-quarter touchdown pass in the Steelers' 17-13 exhibition victory over the Atlanta Falcons. More>>

US beats Europe in Solheim Cup 16 1/2-11 1/2 in Iowa

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Cristie Kerr and Paula Creamer won singles matches Sunday to help the U.S. beat Europe in the Solheim Cup. More>>

Cubs sweep Blue Jays with wild 6-5 victory in 10 innings

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Alex Avila helps Chicago Cubs sweep Toronto Blue Jays with wild 6-5 victory in 10 innings. More>>

Umpires end protest, will meet with Commissioner Manfred

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Umpires' union to meet with baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. More>>

Raisman: Scandal-marred USA Gymnastics needs sweeping change

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Olympic gold medal winner Aly Raisman says USA Gymnastics needs to massive changes in wake of sexual abuse scandal. More>>

Victims honored in Spain; Barcelona, Madrid win Liga openers

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All soccer matches in Spain held a minute's silence to honor victims as the Spanish league began a new season under the shadow of recent attacks in Barcelona and a nearby coastal town. More>>

Revamped Milan wins 3-0 at Crotone, Inter beats Fiorentina

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Roma's new era without Francesco Totti got off to a winning start with a 1-0 victory at Atalanta in Serie A on Sunday. More>>

Olympic champ Simone Biles back in gym as she weighs options

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Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles returns to gym as she weighs options. More>>

Trevor Siemian appears to have won Broncos QB job again

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Trevor Siemian appears to have won the Denver Broncos starting quarterback job for the second straight summer. More>>

Neymar unstoppable on home debut as PSG beats Toulouse 6-2

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Lucas Ocampos missed a late chance to score an injury-time winner and then got sent off as Marseille drew 1-1 at home to Angers on Sunday. More>>

Honoring victims of attacks, Barcelona wins league opener

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Barcelona made its Spanish league debut with a comfortable 2-0 win over Real Betis. More>>

Sight of Eagles hugging inspires Bills lineman to raise fist

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The sight of defensive end Chris Long putting his arm around Philadelphia Eagles teammate Malcolm Jenkins during the national anthem inspired Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Cameron Jefferson to raise his fist in show of support. More>>

Lampaert leads Vuelta as riders face winds, passing train

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Yves Lampaert took the overall lead of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday after winning the second stage which saw strong winds, crashes and even a brief wait for a passing train. More>>

Chelsea title defense back on track; Huddersfield wins again

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Defending Premier League champion Chelsea has recovered from its opening day loss to Burnley by beating Tottenham 2-1 at Wembley Stadium. More>>

More Wembley woes for Spurs, Chelsea reignites title defense

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Marcos Alonso's double reignited Chelsea's title defense by securing a 2-1 victory over Tottenham on Sunday after goalkeeper Hugo Lloris blundered to enable the champions to recover from its opening weekend loss. More>>

Verlander, Maeda have no-hit bids broken up in 6th

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Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers and Kenta Maeda of the Los Angeles Dodgers have made it through the fifth inning with dueling no-hitters. More>>

IndyCar driver Hunter-Reay cleared to race following wreck

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Ryan Hunter-Reay has been cleared to drive in Sunday's IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway following a violent accident during qualifying that sent him to the hospital. More>>

Kyle Busch completes Bristol sweep with 20th win at track

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It's Bristol Motor Speedway and Kyle Busch practically owns the place. More>>

Marshawn Lynch sits once again during national anthem

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Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat on the bench while the anthem was played before Oakland's game against the Los Angeles Rams. More>>

MLB umpires wear wristbands to protest 'abusive' treatment

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Major League Baseball umpires are wearing white wristbands during games to protest what their union says is "abusive player behavior" after Detroit's Ian Kinsler was fined but not suspended for his recent verbal tirade against ump Angel Hernandez. More>>

Brady has TD in preseason debut as Pats fall to Texans 27-23

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Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass in his first game since winning the Super Bowl on the same field and the New England Patriots fell to the Houston Texans 27-23 in a preseason game. More>>

Carr, Goff shine in Rams 24-21 exhibition win over Raiders

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Derek Carr threw two touchdown passes for Oakland in his first game since breaking his leg last season and Jared Goff led three scoring drives for the Rams as both first-team offenses were sharp during Los Angeles' 24-21 exhibition victory over Oakland. More>>

Sabathia strong in return from DL, Yankees beat Red Sox 4-3

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Tyler Austin hit a three-run home run, Todd Frazier added a solo shot and CC Sabathia pitched six strong innings in his return from the disabled list as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3. More>>

'Gladbach beats Cologne, Frankfurt held on Boateng's return

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Kevin-Prince Boateng made his Eintracht Frankfurt debut but was unable to inspire the side to victory on his Bundesliga return in a 0-0 draw at Freiburg on Sunday. More>>

Mo Farah wins his last track race in Britain

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Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah signed off track racing in Britain by winning the 3,000 meters at the Diamond League meet in Birmingham on Sunday. More>>

Huddersfield beats Newcastle to make it 2 wins out of 2

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Huddersfield made it two wins out of two at the start of its first Premier League season by beating Newcastle 1-0, condemning its fellow promoted team to a second successive loss. More>>

Otaegui wins Paul Lawrie Match Play for maiden title

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Adrian Otaegui came from behind to beat home favorite Marcel Siem 2 and 1 on Sunday, clinching the Paul Lawrie Match Play for his first European Tour title. More>>

Serpico, others from NYPD, rally in support of Kaepernick

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Dozens of current and former members of the New York Police Department and others rallied Saturday in support of Colin Kaepernick. More>>

Thompson's 109-yard return highlights Bears' victory

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Deonte Thompson returned a missed Arizona field goal 109 yards for a touchdown as the first half ended and the Chicago Bears went on to beat the Cardinals 24-23 in a preseason game. More>>

Undisputed champ: Crawford stops Indongo in 3rd round

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Terence Crawford stopped Julius Indongo in the third round to become the undisputed world champion at 140 pounds. More>>

US extends Solheim Cup lead over Europe to 5 points

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Cristie Kerr helps U.S. take 7 ½ to 4 ½ lead over Europe in Solheim Cup; sets record for points by an American. More>>

Lynch starts, Siemian throws TD as Broncos beat 49ers 33-14

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Paxton Lynch engineered three scoring drives in his bid for the starting quarterback job, Denver forced four turnovers in the first half, and the Broncos beat the San Francisco 49ers 33-14 on Saturday night. More>>

Rodgers looks good, Cousins doesn't; Packers top Skins 21-17

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Aaron Rodgers made a surprise start and played well on his only drive for Green Bay in a 21-17 win over Washington. More>>

LEADING OFF: Cardinals-Pirates meet in Little League Classic

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LEADING OFF: Cardinals-Pirates meet in Little League Classic. More>>

Prescott, Bryant connect quickly as Cowboys top Colts 24-19

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Dak Prescott and Dez Bryant connected for a 32-yard touchdown on their first series of the preseason, sparking the Dallas Cowboys in a 24-19 exhibition victory over the Indianapolis Colts. More>>

Sabathia strong in return from DL, Yankees beat Red Sox 4-3

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Tyler Austin hit a three-run home run, Todd Frazier added a solo shot and CC Sabathia pitched six strong innings in his return from the disabled list as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3. More>>

Greek federation accuses Bucks of staging player's absence

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Greece's basketball federation has reacted sharply to an announcement by Milwaukee Bucks star and Greece international Giannis Antetokounmpo that he would miss the Eurobasket because of a knee injury. More>>

Happ's bat, Quintana's arm lead Cubs over Blue Jays 4-3

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Rookie Ian Happ hit his 18th home run, Jose Quintana pitched six effective innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 to keep up their success against AL opponents. More>>

Halep in line for No. 1 after Cincinnati semifinal win

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Garbine Muguruza reaches Western & Southern Open final with a 6-3, 6-2 upset over defending champion Karolina Pliskova. More>>

Jaguars waiting on QB decision to 'see how this thing goes'

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Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone is waiting to make a QB decision to "see how this thing goes.". More>>

Stenson takes 1-stroke lead after 3rd round at Wyndham

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Henrik Stenson shot a 4-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead in the Wyndham Championship. More>>

Arkansas' Broyles remembered as coach, mentor at celebration

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Frank Broyles was remembered as a championship coach, father, mentor, athletic director and guide for caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer's disease during a memorial celebration at Arkansas' Bud Walton Arena. More>>

Doug Ghim, Doc Redman advance to US Amateur final at Riviera

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Doug Ghim, Doc Redman advance to 36-hole final of U.S. Amateur with semifinal victories at Riviera Country Club. More>>

Dortmund impresses without Dembele in Bundesliga-opener

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Borussia Dortmund showed signs it can thrive this season without suspended forward Ousmane Dembele by opening its Bundesliga campaign with a 3-0 rout at Wolfsburg on Saturday. More>>

Free-scoring Man United already looks team to beat in EPL

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Free-scoring, tight at the back and confidence oozing through the side, Manchester United might already be the team to beat in the English Premier League. More>>

Fant's injury cast shadow over Seahawks' win over Vikings

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Russell Wilson looked just fine throwing for 206 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, and the Seattle Seahawks suffered a significant injury loss to left tackle George Fant in their 20-13 win over the Minnesota Vikings. More>>

Moreland delivers to help Red Sox beat Yankees 9-6

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Pinch-hitter Mitch Moreland hit a two-run single in Boston's four-run seventh inning and the Red Sox rallied to beat the New York Yankees 9-6. More>>

Gonzalez returns from DL, Dodgers top Tigers 8-5

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Chris Taylor had four hits including a pair of doubles, and the Los Angeles Dodgers welcomed Adrian Gonzalez back from the disabled list with another victory, beating the Detroit Tigers 8-5. More>>

Seahawks DE Bennett sits again during national anthem

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Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett sat during the national anthem for the second straight game of the preseason. More>>

Ragan Smith vaults to lead at US gymnastics championships

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Ragan Smith looks ready to lead the next wave of U.S. women's gymnasts. More>>

LEADING OFF: Granderson joins Dodgers, trio goes for No. 15

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LEADING OFF: Granderson could join Dodgers after late trade; Sale, Greinke, Vargos go for 15th wins, Holland back in Texas with White Sox. More>>

Liquor stores closed in Turkmenistan's capital until October

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Liquor stores have been closed and alcoholic products taken off the shelves of food stores in the capital of Turkmenistan ahead of a major international athletic completion next month. More>>

US sweeps Solheim Cup fourball matches, takes 3-point lead

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Europe took a 2 ½ - 1 ½ lead over the U.S. after foursome play at the Solheim Cup. More>>

Pliskova sweeps into Cincinnati semis, Nadal comes up short

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Garbine Muguruza fought off Svetlana Kuznetsova to reach the Western & Southern Open semifinals with a 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 win. More>>

Man United thrashes Swansea in 2nd straight 4-0 win

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Manchester United earned its second straight 4-0 win to start the Premier League season by thrashing Swansea on Saturday, with Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial all scoring again for Jose Mourinho's side. More>>

Penn State's Franklin 3rd-highest paid coach in Big Ten

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Penn State coach James Franklin has signed a contract extension that runs through 2022 and guarantees him $34.7 million. More>>

Armour, Simpson share 2nd-round lead in Wyndham Championship

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Ryan Armour shot a career-best 9-under 61 for a share of the lead with Webb Simpson after two rounds at the Wyndham Championship. More>>

Oh Baby! Jeter welcomes birth of daughter

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No. 1 for No. 2: Former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter welcomes birth of daughter. More>>

Kyle Busch wins at Bristol for 19th time in NASCAR

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Kyle Busch continued his domination at Bristol Motor Speedway with a victory in Friday night's Xfinity Series race. More>>

Sano homers twice as Twins pound D-backs 10-3

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Miguel Sano hits 2 of Twins' 6 homers in 10-3 win over Diamondbacks. More>>

Erik Jones wins 1st Cup pole in critical Bristol race

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Erik Jones has won the first Cup Series pole of his career with a quick run at Bristol Motor Speedway. More>>

Kluber leaves start early as Indians romp past Royals, 10-1

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Corey Kluber was dominant before leaving with an undisclosed injury, and Jay Bruce homered twice to help the Indians beat the Royals 10-1. More>>

Jake Arrieta, Javier Baez lead Cubs over Blue Jays 7-4

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Jake Arrieta pitched into the seventh and allowed just one run, Javier Baez homered and drove in three runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 in a rare interleague matchup. More>>

NFL linebacker Greene says dropped gun charge 'was false'

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A gun charge against a former NFL linebacker has been dropped after his lawyer says the man who said he gave him a weapon admitted he lied. More>>

Bye, bye Bortles? Jaguars open up quarterback competition

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Blake Bortles may have started his last game in Jacksonville. More>>

McIlroy to return for FedEx Cup playoffs

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Rory McIlroy feeling good enough to start the FedEx Cup playoffs next week in New York. More>>

Georgia Tech kicks running back Dedrick Mills off team

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Georgia Tech star running back Dedrick Mills has been kicked off the team for a violation of athletic department rules. More>>

Matt Kenseth has no current plans for future in NASCAR

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Matt Kenseth has no current plans for future in NASCAR, doesn't want to discuss situation. More>>

Ex-Vanderbilt football player gets minimum 15 years for rape

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A former Vanderbilt University football player has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in the 2013 rape of an unconscious female student. More>>

Cubs place LHP Jon Lester on 10-day disabled list

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Chicago Cubs place ace left-hander Jon Lester on 10-day disabled list with lat tightness, shoulder fatigue. More>>

Chris Long supports Malcolm Jenkins during anthem protest

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Chris Long, the Philadelphia defensive end who grew in Charlottesville, Virginia, put his arm around teammate Malcolm Jenkins as a show of unity during the national anthem before the Eagles' exhibition game against Buffalo. More>>

Red Sox owner wants to rename Yawkey Way for David Ortiz

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The Boston Red Sox's owner John Henry told the Boston Herald that he is "haunted" by the racist legacy of former owner Tom Yawkey and that he welcomes renaming of Yawkey Way in front of the ballpark and offices. More>>

Mazara homers, drives in 5 as Rangers top White Sox 9-8

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Nomar Mazara drove in five runs, including a tiebreaking three-run homer in the fifth inning, and the Texas Rangers held on for a 9-8 victory over the Chicago White Sox. More>>

Zimmerman's homer lifts Nationals to 2-1 win vs Padres

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Ryan Zimmerman homered with two outs in the eighth inning to lift the NL East-leading Washington Nationals to a 2-1 victory against the San Diego Padres. More>>

Can JT Barrett pass better for Ohio State in 2017?

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The overarching question at Ohio State's training camp is whether quarterback J.T. Barrett has the ability to become a better passer. More>>

Turner is latest to plan sports streaming service

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Turner is the latest TV company to plan a sports streaming app as traditional television companies chase millennial audiences. More>>

Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith faces assault charge

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Los Angeles prosecutors say Oakland Raiders player Sean Smith has been charged with beating his sister's boyfriend last month. More>>

Blaise Matuidi completes move from PSG to Juventus

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France midfielder Blaise Matuidi completes his move from Paris Saint-Germain to Juventus on Friday. More>>

Raiders' Marshawn Lynch avoids questions about anthem

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Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch avoids questions about anthem. More>>

Nationals owner Mark Lerner had cancer, leg amputated

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Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner said in a letter to a Washington Post columnist that he had cancer and had his left leg amputated. More>>

LEADING OFF: Stanton powers into NY, Red Sox host Yankees

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LEADING OFF: Stanton takes power surge into New York, Pomeranz looks for 7th straight win as Red Sox host Yankees, Angels and Indians look to keep rolling. More>>

Solheim Cup opens Friday in Iowa

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If the last Solheim Cup was any indication, golf fans should be in for a treat this weekend in Iowa. More>>

Jaguars open up QB competition after 12-8 loss to Bucs

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Jameis Winston continued his solid preseason and helped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Jacksonville 12-8. More>>

Moldauer out to early lead at US gymnastics championships

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Yul Moldauer raced out to an early lead at the 2017 U.S. Gymnastics championships, putting together six steady routines to open up a sizable gap over reigning NCAA champion Akash Modi. More>>

Cutler debuts, but Ravens roll past Dolphins 31-7

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Jay Cutler made his debut for Miami, playing the first two series in what became a 31-7 preseason loss to Baltimore. More>>

Darby has impressive debut, Eagles beat Bills 20-16

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Ronald Darby intercepted former teammate Tyrod Taylor and returned it 48 yards and also broke up two passes in his first game since Philadelphia acquired him from the Bills last week, and the Eagles beat Buffalo 20-16. More>>

Browns coach Jackson clarifies comments on anthem protests

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Browns coach Hue Jackson clarified some comments he made earlier this week about players protesting during the national anthem. More>>

Sanchez powers Yankees past Mets 7-5 for Subway Series sweep

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Gary Sanchez homered and matched a career high with five RBIs, Luis Severino got right back on track and the New York Yankees made it a four-game sweep in the Subway Series with a 7-5 victory over the Mets. More>>

Nadal, Pliskova get matches rained out in Cincinnati

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Grigor Dimitrov rallies for a 6-3, 7-5 win over Juan Martin del Potro, reaches the Western & Southern Open quarterfinals. More>>

Golden glow gone amid scandal, USA Gymnastics faces change

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The golden glow of the USA women's gymnastics team's. More>>

Corbin goes 8 2/3 innings, Diamondbacks beat Astros 4-0

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Patrick Corbin came within an out short of his first career shutout and first complete game since 2013 in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 4-0 victory over the Houston Astros. More>>

Matt Every ties 1st-round record at Wyndham with 61

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Matt Every matched the Wyndham Championship's first-round record with a 9-under 61 to take a one-stroke lead. More>>

Team: Rally cat to return to Cardinals after quarantine

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The St. Louis Cardinals are taking claim to Rally Cat, the now-famous feline that darted across the field just before a grand slam. More>>

Annika Sorenstam leads Europe as Solheim Cup captain

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After accomplishing just about everything there is to accomplish in golf, Annika Sorenstam finally got her shot to be a Solheim Cup captain. Leading Team Europe might prove to be a lot more difficult for Sorenstam than playing ever was. More>>

MLB's Manfred working on pace of play with Clark, union

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Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred thinks 'significant' changes coming to make pace of play better. More>>

US college teams in Barcelona during van attack, players OK

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Oregon State and Clemson men's basketball teams were at a hotel in Barcelona near where a van drove into pedestrians. More>>

Twins reinstate Perkins from DL, after 16-month stay

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The Minnesota Twins have reinstated relief pitcher Glen Perkins from the disabled list. More>>

Goodell: Gordon's return 'not under active consideration'

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Goodell: Suspended Browns receiver Gordon's reinstatement not 'under active consideration'. More>>

Tampa teams dedicate funds for Confederate monument removal

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The three major professional sports teams based in the Tampa Bay area say they have "dedicated funds" to help remove a Confederate monument from the city. More>>

Mike Trout and the Angels are on a roll and in contention

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With Mike Trout back and hitting, one of the best defenses in baseball and solid pitching, the Angels are rolling and suddenly in contention in the AL wild-card race. More>>

Indians' Ramirez hit by pitch on forearm, no serious injury

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Cleveland's Jose Ramirez hit by pitch on forearm, leaves game against Minnesota. More>>

Azarenka says she might skip US Open because of child issue

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Victoria Azarenka says her participation in the U.S. Open is in doubt because she might not be able to bring her baby son with her to New York as a result of her separation from the child's father. More>>

ESPN to tell 150-year history of college football during '19

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ESPN has announced a yearlong project to tell the history of college football, starting in January 2019, as part of the 150th anniversary of the sport. More>>

K-State hopes returning secondary can hold up in Big 12

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Kansas State looks to improved secondary for success in pass-happy Big 12. More>>

Oh the drama: Puig lifts Dodgers to 5-4 win over White Sox

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Yasiel Puig's two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Chicago White Sox 5-4 for their second comeback win in two games. More>>

Betts' 2-run double caps Red Sox 5-4 comeback win

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Mookie Betts lined a two-run double off the left-field wall with two outs in the ninth inning, capping a three-run rally that lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. More>>

US men's basketball enters a new world _ without its stars

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US men's basketball is entering a whole new world, one in which the best American players are not available. More>>

After hearing, UNC now awaits NCAA ruling in academic case

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North Carolina has wrapped up a two-day hearing with an NCAA infractions committee panel that will decide whether the school faces penalties tied to its multi-year academic scandal. More>>

Tested: Ohio State stacked with quality 5th-year players

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Ohio State has 7 quality 5th-year players, a rarity at high-profile programs. More>>

Crew claims Florida to Cuba powerboat record in choppy seas

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A team led by a California-based businessman is claiming a record for a powerboat crossing from Florida to Cuba. More>>

WNBA players show support for Charlottesville victims

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The WNBA and its players are showing their support for the victims of racially charged violence in Charlottesville. More>>

Steinbrenner, Torre like Jeter in front office with Marlins

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Hal Steinbrenner, Joe Torre like Derek Jeter's fit with Miami Marlins. More>>

Card me: 1st female ref set for German soccer top flight

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Bibiana Steinhaus will make Bundesliga history this season by becoming the first woman to referee in the country's top flight. More>>

Ump Hernandez shakes Kinsler's hand on field after criticism

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Umpire Angel Hernandez has shaken hands on the field with Ian Kinsler, a day after the Detroit Tigers second baseman said the veteran ump should find another job. More>>

LEADING OFF: Indians try to finish up 10-0 at Target Field

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LEADING OFF: Indians try to finish up 10-0 at Target Field. More>>

Hawkins, star at Notre Dame, worked for Dodgers, dies at 80

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Tommy Hawkins, the first black athlete to earn All-America honors in basketball at Notre Dame and who played for the Los Angeles Lakers during a 10-year NBA career, has died. More>>

Plenty at stake playing for the flag and for a job

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The Week Ahead: Match play at the Solheim Cup and US Amateur, final regular-season event on the PGA Tour before FedEx Cup playoffs. More>>

Mayweather and McGregor will fight in smaller gloves

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor will fight with smaller gloves, though not nearly as small as the ones McGregor is used to wearing. More>>

LeBron calls for love, unity before taking swipe at Trump

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LeBron lashes out at Trump during emotional speech to kids in his foundation. More>>

Judge hits long homer, Gregorius lifts Yankees over Mets 5-3

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Aaron Judge launched a titanic home run, Didi Gregorius snapped a seventh-inning tie with a two-run double and the New York Yankees beat the Mets 5-3 for their third straight Subway Series victory. More>>

UNC academic case finally reaches NCAA infractions hearing

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Two years after first being charged, North Carolina has appeared before an NCAA infractions committee panel amid its long-running academic scandal. More>>

Jets' Bowles: It's players' 'individual right' to protest

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New York Jets coach Todd Bowles will not stand in the way of any of his players protesting during the national anthem. More>>

Nadal, Pliskova advance at Cincinnati on day of upsets

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Seventh-seeded Grigor Dimitrov defeated Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (5), 6-4, to reach the Western & Southern Open men's round of 16 on Wednesday. More>>

Judge hits long homer, Gregorius lifts Yanks over Mets 5-3

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Aaron Judge launched a titanic home run, Didi Gregorius snapped a seventh-inning tie with a two-run double and the New York Yankees beat the Mets 5-3 for their third straight victory in the Subway Series. More>>

European star Pettersen out of Solheim Cup with back injury

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Veteran Norwegian golfer Suzann Pettersen pulls out of Solheim Cup with bad back; she caused controversy 2 years ago by not allowing what Americans thought was conceded putt. More>>

Stanton has 2 hits but no homers as Marlins beat Giants 8-1

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Giancarlo Stanton's homer streak ended, but he singled, stole a base and scored in a four-run first inning to help the Miami Marlins beat the San Francisco Giants, 8-1. More>>

Review: Minnesota properly handled football suspensions

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An outside review says the University of Minnesota followed policy properly when it suspended 10 football players last fall following an accusation of sexual assault. More>>

Homers: Little leaguers ready to show power at World Series

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Like baseball with some offensive firepower. More>>

'14 US Open runner-up Kei Nishikori latest out of US Open

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Kei Nishikori is the latest top player to pull out of the U.S. Open because of an injury. More>>

Chargers defense turning up the volume after slow start

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After not having much to cheer about in their preseason opener, the Los Angeles Chargers defense was back at full volume. More>>

Butcher has talks with 5 NHL teams since becoming free agent

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College hockey's top player is an NHL free agent after former Denver University defenseman Will Butcher allowed a deadline to pass to sign with the Colorado Avalanche. More>>

Oilers sign center Leon Draisaitl to 8-year extension

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The Edmonton Oilers have signed center Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year contract extension with an average annual value of $8.5 million. More>>

Union appeals Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's 6-game suspension

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The NFL Players Association has appealed Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension over the league's conclusion that its 2016 rushing leader injured his former girlfriend in three separate incidents last summer. More>>

Lions condemn 'any use' of logo at Charlottesville event

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The Detroit Lions say they disavow any use of their logo associated with the event last Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia. More>>

Stanton homers in 6th straight, Marlins fall 9-4 to Giants

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Giancarlo Stanton homers in 6th straight, Miami Marlins fall 9-4 to San Francisco Giants. More>>

European star Pettersen out of Solheim Cup with back injury

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European golfer Suzann Pettersen has pulled out of this weekend's Solheim Cup because of a back injury. More>>

Dodgers beat White Sox 6-1 to move 50 games above .500

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Joc Pederson got hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to force in the go-ahead run in a five-run eighth inning, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers rally for a 6-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox. More>>

Tigers' Kinsler says ump Hernandez should get out of game

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Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler has voiced harsh criticism of Angel Hernandez, saying the veteran umpire should find another job. More>>

Red Sox turn first triple play in 6 years vs Cardinals

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The Boston Red Sox have turned their first triple play in six years. More>>

Lawyer: Baylor settles with woman who said rape was ignored

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Attorneys for a woman who filed a lawsuit against Baylor University accusing it of ignoring her reported rape by a football player say the case is settled. More>>

Texans, Pats tune up for preseason game with joint practice

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J.J. Watt relishes competition as Houston Texans and New England Patriots have first of two joint practices before Saturday's preseason games. More>>

Beth Mowins debuts in NFL play-by-play for CBS on Sept. 24

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Beth Mowins will become the first woman to call NFL play-by-play for CBS. More>>

Report: Woods had marijuana, painkillers in system at arrest

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A toxicology report shows that Tiger Woods had the active ingredient for marijuana, two painkillers and two sleep drugs in his system when he was arrested for driving while intoxicated. More>>

Maria Sharapova granted wild-card entry into US Open

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Maria Sharapova granted a wild-card invitation for the U.S. Open's main draw; her first major in 1 ½ years after sitting out 15 months for a drug ban. More>>

LEADING OFF: Stanton swings for 7 straight; Kinsler eyes ump

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LEADING OFF: Stanton takes aim at 7 straight; Red Sox celebrate 'Impossible Dream'; Kinsler eyes ump; Miller on rehab. More>>

Owner: Cafe probed in death of broadcaster's wife was closed

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The owner of Connecticut restaurant being investigated by alcohol regulators in connection with the car crash that killed the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman says the business was closed the day she died. More>>

LeBron blasts Trump, calls him 'so-called president'

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LeBron James has criticized President Trump in the aftermath of the weekend violence in Charlottesville. More>>

Carroll supports Bennett while saying Seahawks should stand

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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is supporting Michael Bennett's decision to sit during the national anthem while also saying he believes players should stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner". More>>

Gray outpitches deGrom, leads Yankees over Mets 5-4

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Sonny Gray outpitched Jacob deGrom, Jacoby Ellsbury and Gary Sanchez homered, and the New York Yankees held off the Mets 5-4 to sweep both Subway Series games in the Bronx. More>>

Marlins' Stanton hits No. 44, homers in 6th straight game

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Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has homered in his sixth consecutive game, hitting his 44th of the season off San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner. More>>

Jets' Whitehead has broken foot, sidelined indefinitely

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New York Jets wide receiver Lucky Whitehead has a broken foot and will be sidelined indefinitely. More>>

Costly camp: Add CB Lippett to Dolphins' long injury list

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Miami Dolphins cornerback Tony Lippett will miss the entire season with a torn Achilles tendon, the latest injury for the team during a training camp that has taken a heavy toll. More>>

Panthers sign LB Thomas Davis to 1-year contract extension

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Panthers sign LB Thomas Davis to 1-year contract extension. More>>

California AD Mike Williams to step down next May

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Mike Williams will step down as athletic director at California when his current contract expires next May. More>>

Creamer out to prove in Solheim Cup she's still got game

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US star Paula Creamer makes Solheim Cup as an alternate, and wants to show she still has game. More>>

Lynch's teammate says he's 'proud' of RB for anthem protest

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Marshawn Lynch isn't shedding anymore light on his decision to sit during the national anthem before the Oakland Raiders' first exhibition game. More>>

Bagley chooses Duke, could make Blue Devils preseason No. 1

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Top high school prospect Marvin Bagley III has committed to Duke and reclassified for the 2017-18, immediately making the Blue Devils a top national-title contender this season. More>>

University: Workout procedures followed before player death

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Kent State's athletic department says its trainers and coaches followed the right procedures during an off-season workout in June when a freshman football player was taken to a hospital and later died. More>>

Cafe under investigation in death of ESPN broadcaster's wife

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Connecticut officials are investigating a restaurant where authorities say the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman had lunch before she died in a car crash. More>>

Mixed martial arts fighter hospitalized after match dies

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A mixed martial arts fighter who suffered a technical knockout in a match in Massachusetts has died. More>>

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