Juan Soto reinstated from COVID IL, but not in Nats' lineup
WASHINGTON (AP) — Left fielder Juan Soto was reinstated by the Washington Nationals from the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday after missing the team’s first seven games of the season.
Defending champ Rafael Nadal to miss US Open amid pandemic
Defending champion Rafael Nadal will skip the U.S. Open because of the coronavirus pandemic, putting on hold his bid to equal Roger Federer’s men’s record for Grand Slam titles.
Woods in a better place heading into this PGA Championship
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The course is one Tiger Woods knows well and where he has winning memories. The PGA Championship is a major he has won four times, more than anyone except Jack Nicklaus and Walter Hagen.
Crawford makes Nets debut, then leaves with hamstring injury
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jamal Crawford made his Brooklyn debut, and it ended quickly. Crawford hurt his left hamstring in the second quarter of the Nets’ game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday.
Eberle scores 2 in Islanders' 4-2 win over Panthers
TORONTO (AP) — Jordan Eberle scored twice, including the go-ahead goal, and the New York Islanders rallied to a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers and take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five NHL preliminary round playoff series on Tuesday.
AP sources: NFL opt-out deadline set, salary cap relief OK'd
NFL players who decide to opt out of the coming season must do so by Thursday afternoon, a person familiar with the agreement between the league and the players told The Associated Press.
Elbow room: Roethlisberger confident in return from surgery
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is pretty sure there isn't a technical term for what doctors did to his shredded right elbow last fall.
With Cam gone, Bridgewater says Panthers feel like his team
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton is no longer with the Carolina Panthers. That means the Panthers are now Teddy Bridgewater’s team — or at least that’s the way the team’s new quarterback is feeling with training camp activities getting underway.
BOYCOTT GAMES: Wrestler finds peace despite road not taken
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Long before the days when most facts were a click away on the internet, Lee Kemp kept the details of his wrestling success to himself.
Penske reverses course, closes Indianapolis 500 to fans
Roger Penske has reversed course and decided not to allow fans at the Indianapolis 500 later this month. The 104th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” will be the first without spectators, who showed up at Indianapolis Motor Speedway every year, even during the Great Depression.
Leavine Family Racing to close at end of 2020 season
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Leavine Family Racing has sold its NASCAR team but will finish the season with driver Christopher Bell. Team owner Bob Leavine made the announcement Tuesday, saying he could not risk his 41-year-old construction business by continuing to fund the team.
Done for the year: Braves ace Soroka felled by torn Achilles
ATLANTA (AP) — When Mike Soroka's teammates heard him scream, they feared the worst. When they saw him being helped off the field, unable to put any weight on his right leg, they knew it was bad.
Phillies return from layoff, lose to Cole and Yankees 6-3
NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia had not taken the field since July 26. Jake Arrieta had not been on a mound for a game that mattered since last Aug.
Baseball teams try to adapt, find safe options on road trips
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gone for now are the days of baseball players, often dirt-stained and still in uniform, gathering in the clubhouse to scarf down a late night meal before heading their separate ways until doing it all again some 24 hours later.
LEADING OFF: Marlins back in action, Ohtani on the shelf
A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ FRESH FISH The Miami Marlins are set to resume play in Baltimore following an outbreak that left 21 members of their traveling party infected with the coronavirus, including 18 players.
McDavid's hat trick propels Oilers past Blackhawks 6-3
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid recorded his first playoff hat trick to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 6-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks, tying their best-of-five qualifying series at one game apiece.
Marlins' Jeter blames outbreak on 'false sense of security'
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter says his players let up and paid a price. Jeter blames the team's COVID-19 outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made the Marlins lax about social distancing and wearing masks.
Pac-12 responds to football players threatening opt-outs
The Pac-12 responded Monday to football players who have threaten to opt-out of the season because of concerns related to health and safety, racial injustice and economic rights with a letter touting the conference’s work in those areas and an invitation to meet later this week.
Braves ace Mike Soroka out for year with torn Achilles
ATLANTA (AP) — The two-time defending NL East champion Atlanta Braves took a huge blow when young pitching star Mike Soroka was lost for the season Monday night after tearing his right Achilles tendon against the New York Mets.
Big 12 to allow teams to play 1 nonconference football game
Big 12 schools agreed Monday night to play one nonconference football game this year to go along with their nine league contests as plans for the pandemic-altered 2020 season continued to fall into place.
Williamson loses shoe, but Pelicans get key 109-99 win
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Zion Williamson said he felt “alive again” after getting a chance to help his team close out a game.
St Louis series at Detroit off after positive Cards tests
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, causing Major League Baseball to postpone the team's four-game series at Detroit.
Stars, Knights players kneel in support of social justice
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Players from the Vegas Golden Knights and Dallas Stars knelt on the ice before their game Monday to support Black Lives Matter and other social causes.
Field of Dreams game in Iowa postponed to 2021 due to virus
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball's Field of Dreams game in Iowa has been postponed until 2021 because of the novel coronavirus.
Penalties aplenty are common theme early in NHL playoffs
The morning after Phillip Danault's first career three-penalty game, agitating Montreal teammate Brendan Gallagher turned to him and joked, “I'm rubbing off on you.” Judging from the first few days of the NHL's restart, it looks as if Gallagher is rubbing off on a lot of players.