MILWAUKEE (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt and Tyler O’Neill homered as the St. Louis Cardinals won their 11th straight game, extending their lead for the second NL wild-card spot and beating the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers 10-2 Wednesday night.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Hit by a pitch two days after scooping up a Toronto scouting report and setting off a flap, Kevin Kiermaier hopes to see the Blue Jays in the playoffs.
“Oh yeah, it was intentional,” Kiermaier said after reliever Ryan Borucki hit him on the back with his first pitch in the eighth inning Wednesday.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa's bruised ribs are actually fractured ribs, and that means the Miami Dolphins will have a new starting quarterback this week when they visit the Las Vegas Raiders.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears planned to have Justin Fields adjust to the NFL while watching from the sideline as a backup to veteran Andy Dalton.
Well, so much for that.
Fields is set to make his first start when the Bears visit the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
U.S. athletes trying to make the Winter Olympics will have to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 under a groundbreaking new policy announced Wednesday by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee.
CEO Sarah Hirshland wrote in a letter obtained by The Associated Press that, starting Nov.
A plan to expand the College Football Playoff stalled Wednesday when the college sports administrators who oversee the postseason system were unable to reach consensus on whether to grow the postseason format from four to 12 teams.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Americans bring the type of credentials that make them favorites in just about every Ryder Cup, and this year is no different.
All but one of their players is among the top 20 in the world — the lone exception is Ryder Cup rookie Scottie Scheffler at No.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper won games for the Phillies this year with one swing, one slide, one daring dash around the bases.
Now add this save to the highlight reel: Harper fired a heater on the fly from right field that nailed a runner at home — and gave the Phillies one win to remember in a September stuffed with big games from their MVP contender.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The NHL found no evidence that San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane bet on NHL games or tried to throw games after investigating allegations made by his estranged wife.
Anna Kane alleged in an Instagram post this summer that Kane bet on NHL games and was “obviously throwing games to win money,” launching a probe by the league.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Naomi Osaka pulled out of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday, a move that was expected after she indicated following her U.S.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Normally teams would be fired up after starting the season 3-0.
But there is plenty of concern in Carolina after losing three key players in a 24-9 win over the Houston Texans on Thursday night, including running back Christian McCaffrey, who left with a strained hamstring.
NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan (AP) — Defending champion John Millman was upset by fellow Australian James Duckworth in the quarterfinals of the Astana Open on Friday, as Alexander Bublik also reached the semifinals.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claimed on Friday that referees have awarded fewer penalties to his team because of a complaint by Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp at the start of the year.
LEUVEN, Belgium (AP) — Cycling’s 2025 road world championships were awarded to Rwanda on Friday in a first hosting by an African country.
The capital city Kigali “will provide a magnificent backdrop” for the weeklong championships which were first held in 1921, International Cycling Union president David Lappartient said.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup (all times CDT):
The opening Ryder Cup matches have all moved to the back nine, with the U.S. ahead in three and Europe leading in one.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is adding Monday night to its Wild Card Weekend.
The league announced Friday that it will play one of its first six playoff games on Monday night, beginning with this season.
LONDON (AP) — So much for Anthony Joshua slimming down to counter the speed of Oleksandr Usyk in their world heavyweight title fight.
Joshua, who is defending his WBA, IBF and WBO belts against Usyk on Saturday, tipped the scales at 240 pounds (109kg) at the weigh-in in London on Friday.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Formula One leader Max Verstappen will start at the back of the grid at the Russian Grand Prix after the team confirmed Friday he would use a new engine and accept the resulting penalty.
About 60 players on the men’s professional tennis tour have taken part so far in an anonymous, online survey about LGBTQ issues that ATP CEO Massimo Calvelli calls part of a “broader initiative” to create “an environment for players and staff that is inclusive, that is diverse and that is very safe and welcoming.”
LONDON (AP) — Emma Raducanu has split from her coach, less than two weeks after winning the U.S. Open as a qualifier.
Andrew Richardson coached Raducanu for two years at youth level and linked up with her again in July on a short-term deal for the duration of her time in the United States ahead of and during the U.S.
1866 — Jerome Park, named for its founder Leonard Jerome, opens in the Bronx in New York. Jerome, seeking to emulate the British racing system, also establishes the American Jockey Club, precursor to the present Jockey Club, formed in 1894.
1941 — Pete Reiser’s homer and Whitlow Wyatt’s five-hitter helped Brooklyn beat the Boston Braves 6-0 and clinch the Dodgers’ first pennant in 21 years.
1955 — Detroit’s Al Kaline, at the age of 20, became the youngest player to win a batting title, finishing his second season with a .340 average.
CLEVELAND (AP) — There's no more debate or decisions forthcoming. There's still some anger and disbelief, but also the excitement that comes along with change.
BERLIN (AP) — German soccer clubs are pushing for more fans to be allowed at Bundesliga games despite discrepancies in their approaches to getting them there.
Most clubs are asking for fans to show they are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, recovered from COVID-19, or to produce a negative result from a test for the virus taken in the previous 24 hours before they are allowed in to see a game.
BERLIN (AP) — It already promises to be a Berlin Marathon unlike any other.
The world’s fastest marathon returns on Sunday after its forced one-year absence. Organizers are claiming it is the biggest marathon in the world since the coronavirus pandemic began.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — They’re on the road, without their fans, facing an opponent with almost as much firepower and only slightly less favored than Mike Tyson in his prime. Europe’s perennial Ryder Cup underdogs have the Americans exactly where they want them.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Unlike a lot of old racetracks past their primes, there are not crumped up tickets strewn all over the grounds of Arlington Park. And the mood around the track is festive.
LONDON (AP) — European clubs joined forces on Friday to rebuke FIFA for trying to railroad through plans for biennial World Cups, warning of a destructive impact on world football.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has infuriated the European Club Association, which is accusing the global governing body of being in breach of legal obligations with its rush to radically overhaul the sport and gain more control.
Aberdeen Christian def. North Central Co-Op, 25-16, 25-8, 25-13
Andes Central/Dakota Christian def. Freeman Academy/Marion, 25-23, 25-17, 25-17
San Francisco Giants (99-54, first in the NL West) vs. Colorado Rockies (71-81, fourth in the NL West)
Denver; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Giants: Alex Wood (10-4, 3.99 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 139 strikeouts) Rockies: Peter Lambert (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Pittsburgh Pirates (57-95, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (79-74, second in the NL East)
Philadelphia; Friday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Sam Howard (3-4, 5.80 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 51 strikeouts) Phillies: Kyle Gibson (10-8, 3.36 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 141 strikeouts)
Washington Nationals (64-89, fifth in the NL East) vs. Cincinnati Reds (78-75, third in the NL Central)
Cincinnati; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Nationals: Paolo Espino (5-5, 3.95 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 90 strikeouts) Reds: Sonny Gray (7-8, 3.98 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 146 strikeouts)
St. Louis Cardinals (83-69, second in the NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (67-85, fourth in the NL Central)
Chicago; Friday, 2:20 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: J.A. Happ (9-8, 6.02 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 109 strikeouts) Cubs: Justin Steele (3-3, 4.40 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 47 strikeouts)
Kansas City Royals (69-83, fourth in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (74-78, third in the AL Central)
Detroit; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Carlos Hernandez (6-2, 3.68 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 73 strikeouts) Tigers: Casey Mize (7-8, 3.64 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 111 strikeouts)
Seattle Mariners (84-69, second in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (73-80, fourth in the AL West)
Anaheim, California; Friday, 9:38 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Logan Gilbert (6-5, 4.74 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 120 strikeouts) Angels: Jose Suarez (7-8, 3.57 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 79 strikeouts)
Toronto Blue Jays (85-68, fourth in the AL East) vs. Minnesota Twins (68-85, fifth in the AL Central)
Minneapolis; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Jose Berrios (12-8, 3.45 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 187 strikeouts) Twins: Bailey Ober (2-3, 4.35 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 90 strikeouts)
Los Angeles Dodgers (98-55, second in the NL West) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (49-104, fifth in the NL West)
Phoenix; Friday, 9:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Tony Gonsolin (3-1, 2.94 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 53 strikeouts) Diamondbacks: Humberto Castellanos (2-1, 4.11 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 24 strikeouts)
Miami Marlins (64-88, fourth in the NL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (94-59, first in the AL East)
St. Petersburg, Florida; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Edward Cabrera (0-2, 6.20 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, 16 strikeouts) Rays: David Robertson (0-0, 5.63 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 13 strikeouts)
Atlanta Braves (80-71, first in the NL East) vs. San Diego Padres (77-75, third in the NL West)
San Diego; Friday, 10:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: TBD Padres: Reiss Knehr (1-0, 3.93 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 13 strikeouts)
Texas Rangers (55-98, fifth in the AL West) vs. Baltimore Orioles (49-104, fifth in the AL East)
Baltimore; Friday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Spencer Howard (0-4, 6.86 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, 46 strikeouts) Orioles: Alexander Wells (1-3, 7.96 ERA, 1.83 WHIP, 23 strikeouts)
Houston Astros (91-62, first in the AL West) vs. Oakland Athletics (82-71, third in the AL West)
Oakland, California; Friday, 9:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Zack Greinke (11-6, 4.11 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 117 strikeouts) Athletics: Frankie Montas (12-9, 3.57 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 192 strikeouts)
New York Mets (73-79, third in the NL East) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (91-62, first in the NL Central)
Milwaukee; Friday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Tylor Megill (3-5, 4.57 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 91 strikeouts) Brewers: Eric Lauer (6-5, 2.86 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 105 strikeouts)
New York Yankees (86-67, third in the AL East) vs. Boston Red Sox (88-65, second in the AL East)
Boston; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Gerrit Cole (15-8, 3.03 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 231 strikeouts) Red Sox: Nathan Eovaldi (10-8, 3.52 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 188 strikeouts)
Chicago White Sox (86-67, first in the AL Central) vs. Cleveland Indians (75-77, second in the AL Central)
Cleveland; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Dylan Cease (12-7, 4.09 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 212 strikeouts) Indians: Shane Bieber (7-4, 3.28 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 130 strikeouts)
LA Galaxy (11-9-5) vs. Austin FC (5-16-4)
Austin; Sunday, 9:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Austin FC +142, Los Angeles +169, Draw +261; over/under is 2.5 goals
Seattle Sounders FC (13-5-6) vs. Sporting Kansas City (13-5-7)
Kansas City, Kansas; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Sporting Kansas City -109, Seattle +277, Draw +268; over/under is 2.5 goals
Nashville SC (11-3-11) vs. Chicago Fire (6-15-5)
Chicago; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Chicago +180, Nashville SC +149, Draw +232; over/under is 2.5 goals