Panthers hopeful Cam Newton will be ready for opener
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers general manager Marty Hurney says Cam Newton has a mid-foot sprain and he's "cautiously optimistic" the quarterback will be ready for the Sept.
Capitals star Kuznetsov banned from Russia team for 4 years
GENEVA (AP) — Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov tested positive for cocaine at the world championship and has been banned from the Russia team for four years.
Astros defend decision to restrict reporter from clubhouse
HOUSTON (AP) — Amid criticism from Major League Baseball, the Houston Astros on Thursday defended the team's decision to deny a newspaper reporter access to the clubhouse until after ace pitcher Justin Verlander finished his postgame session with the media.
Dolphins' Flores says he supports player protest movement
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores says he supports the NFL player protest movement and receiver Kenny Stills' involvement, but wants him to play better.
US OPEN '19: Coco Gauff, 15, part of crop of young Americans
Just like many tennis fans, Coco Gauff's father expects a lot from his precocious, 15-year-old daughter. Makes sense, given the way she swings a racket on a tennis court and handles herself away from one.
Pick Six Plus: A journey through the Top 25 in 17 games
Do a quick web search for "college football road trip" and a number of creative possibilities come up. The Sporting News outlined an impressive journey that includes several quick turnarounds.
Hernandez single in 9th lifts Dodgers over Blue Jays 3-2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kiké Hernandez came up with a big hit on his bobblehead night. The Dodgers second baseman capped a three-run ninth inning by blooping a single to score Corey Seager with the winning run and Los Angeles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 Thursday night after being one-hit through eight innings.
Orioles set mark for HRs allowed in late-night loss to Rays
BALTIMORE (AP) — For a while, there's been no doubt the Baltimore Orioles would set a dubious record for the most home runs allowed in a season.
Raiders edge Packers on 80-yard field in Winnipeg
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Billed as a chance to get Canadian football fans a close-up look at NFL superstars like Aaron Rodgers, Thursday night's exhibition between the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers sure gave them something they've never seen.
Syndergaard, Mets sweep Indians 2-0 for 5th win in row
NEW YORK (AP) — The only thing that stopped Noah Syndergaard was the weather. Syndergaard retired the first 16 hitters and allowed two hits over six dominant innings before a heavy storm interrupted him, and the New York Mets beat the Cleveland Indians 2-0 Thursday night in a rain-shortened game for their fifth straight win.
Newton injures foot, Brady solid in Patriots' 10-3 win
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — This was not the return to the field that Cam Newton was hoping to make. The Carolina Panthers quarterback left Thursday night's 10-3 exhibition loss to the New England Patriots in the first quarter with a foot injury that left him grimacing on the sideline.
Scherzer goes 4 innings in return, Nationals top Pirates 7-1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — To Max Scherzer, a short outing was totally OK. "I can't get hurt again," the Washington Nationals ace said. "That's just the reality of this."
MLB bans players from Venezuelan Winter League
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is banning players from participating in the Venezuelan Winter League in one of the first public repercussions of new U.S.
Orioles surrender record 259th homer with 34 games left
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Orioles have set a major league record by allowing their 259th home run this season, breaking a tie with the 2016 Cincinnati Reds with 34 games remaining.
Packers-Raiders game being played on 80-yard field
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers are playing their exhibition game in Canada on a shortened field out of concern for the safety of the players.
Panthers QB Newton leaves exhibition game with foot injury
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton left Thursday night's exhibition game against New England in the first quarter with a foot injury.
Thomas loses cushion, shares lead in Tour Championship
ATLANTA (AP) — Xander Schauffele was six shots behind before he ever hit a shot Thursday in the new scoring format for the Tour Championship.
Hendricks, Cubs edge Giants 1-0 for 5th straight win
CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon says Wrigley Field plays like two different ballparks depending on the elements. His team is finding success in both versions.
Rossi eyes race wins to regain ground in IndyCar title chase
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Alexander Rossi learned from a headline that Takuma Sato's team had absolved its driver of blame for an opening-lap crash that harmed Rossi's championship chances.
Holt, Red Sox top Royals 5-4 in 10th to cap suspended game
BOSTON (AP) — Brock Holt helped the Red Sox make quick work of the Kansas City Royals in a victory that was two weeks in the making.
Florida's Mullen, Miami's Diaz forged friendship decade ago
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Dan Mullen and Manny Diaz first crossed paths a decade ago in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. It was 45 degrees in mid-October for an 11:30 a.m.
Texas QB Sam Ehlinger likely to 'crank it up a notch'
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The hits came at Sam Ehlinger from just about every angle this summer. Baker Mayfield jabbed him first. Then Terry Bradshaw landed one.
First-round fireworks: Serena, Sharapova to meet at US Open
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will finally meet in the U.S. Open, and they'll do it in their very first match.
Japan now just 2 wins away from 6th LLWS title in 10 years
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Can anybody beat Japan? It's been a common question at the Little League World Series over the last decade.
Rejuvenated Brown savors return to coaching with Tar Heels
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Mack Brown has accomplished nearly everything a college coach could want, from winning a national championship to being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.