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Oy, oy captain! Picking captains can give coaches headaches


As college football season approaches teams all over the country are choosing captains, those hard-working, high-character players who set a…

Rockies back Marquez with 3 HRs, beat Brewers 8-4


DENVER (AP) — German Marquez got hit hard at times on Friday night. Nothing like the shelling Milwaukee starter Matt Garza took, though. Cha…

Moore pitches into 8th, Giants beat Phillies 10-2


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Moore took his time walking off the mound after Giants manager Bruce Bochy came out to replace him in the eighth i…

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


SEATTLE (AP) — Just when the Seattle Seahawks were getting settled on its shaky offensive line, it’s once again their biggest question with …

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Grace replaces Scherzer, Nationals beat Padres 7-1


SAN DIEGO (AP) — With a frustrated Max Scherzer reduced to being a spectator, Matt Grace and the rest of the Washington Nationals’ bullpen c…


Delmonico’s inside-park HR lifts White Sox over Rangers 4-3


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nicky Delmonico already had one homer when his eighth-inning liner in a tie game eluded leaping Texas right fielder …

Dodgers acquire Granderson in trade with Mets


NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired outfielder Curtis Granderson and cash from the New York Mets for a player to be named …

Australian Ormsby takes 3rd-round lead at Fiji International


NATADOLA BAY, Fiji (AP) — Australian Wade Ormsby had five back-nine birdies Saturday for a six-under 66 and a one-stroke lead after three ro…

Cruz, Ramirez lead Mariners over Rays 7-1


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Nelson Cruz didn’t quite know what to make of his 30th home run, which put a charge into the ninth inning of the…


Solheim Cup Results


Friday At Des Moines Golf & Country Club West Des Moines, Iowa Yardage: 6,894; Par: 73 UNITED STATES 5 1/2, EUROPE 2 1/2 Foursomes (Morning)…

Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier returns to practice


LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — On a day when the Pittsburgh Steelers were set to break camp and return home, inside linebacker Ryan Shazier was just gl…


Sutherland, Short share Dick’s Sporting Goods Open lead

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ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) — Kevin Sutherland shot a 7-under 65 for a share of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open lead Friday, three years after scorch…


Georgia Tech kicks running back Dedrick Mills off team


ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech star Dedrick Mills was kicked off the team Friday, having violated athletic department rules in what was essenti…

Franklin inks contract extension with Penn St through 2022

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State coach James Franklin has signed a contract extension that guarantees him $34.7 million through 2022. Ac…

Royals put Soria on DL, recall reliever McCarthy from minors

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals have placed reliever Joakim Soria on the disabled list with a left oblique strain and recalle…


LB Julian Stanford standing out, hoping to stick with Jets

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Julian Stanford was stunned by what he saw between him and the quarterback. Nothing at all. The New York Jets line…

JTG Daugherty signs Chris Buescher to contract extension


BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — JTG Daugherty Racing has signed Chris Buescher to a multiyear contract extension to drive the No. 37 Chevrolet. Buesch…

Keselowski closing truck team partly because of finances

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BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Brad Keselowski is closing his truck series team at the end of the season, a decision that in part came down to him lo…


Cubs place LHP Jon Lester on 10-day disabled list

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs got an encouraging report on Jon Lester before placing the ace left-hander on the 10-day disabled list on Fr…


Sports on TV

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(All times Eastern) Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts Saturday, Aug. 19 AUTO RACING 1 p.m. NBCSN — IndyCar Series, ABC Supply 500,…

Friday, Aug 18

Will a Heisman longshot prevail for third straight season?


Preseason longshots the past two years have ended up winning the Heisman Trophy. Last year, Louisville’s Lamar Jackson had 50-1 odds when pr…

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


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Blake Bortles’ career in Jacksonville could be nearing an end. Coach Doug Marrone opened up the team’s quarterback…

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


NEW YORK (AP) — This year’s Subway Series was a one-way ride. Gary Sanchez homered and matched a career high with five RBIs, Luis Severino g…

Darby has impressive debut, Eagles beat Bills 20-16


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Of all the high-profile players making debuts in a new uniform, Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby was most impressive. Darb…

Thursday, Aug 17

Plan of attack: How a college football coach game-plans


NEW YORK (AP) — A big dry erase board hangs on the wall of one side of the meeting room. It has rows and rows of numbers and words handwritt…

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


BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts finally had a pitch he could drive and the Boston Red Sox pulled out anther last at-bat win in Fenway Park. Betts…

Tommy Hawkins, 1st black basketball star at Notre Dame, dies


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tommy Hawkins, the first black athlete to earn All-America honors in basketball at Notre Dame and who played for the Los …

Chargers defense turning up the volume after slow start

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COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — After not having much to cheer about in their preseason opener, the Los Angeles Chargers defense was back at full …

Wednesday, Aug 16

European star Pettersen out of Solheim Cup with back injury

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Veteran Norwegian golfer Suzann Pettersen was hoping to move past the furor she created at the 2015 Solheim Cup…

This Date In Baseball


Aug. 17 1904 — Jesse Tannehill of the Boston Red Sox pitched a no-hitter, beating the Chicago White Sox 6-0. 1920 — Cleveland shortstop Ray …

Atlanta’s new stadium ready for business _ except that roof

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ATLANTA (AP) — The goal posts are up. The end zones are painted. The concession stands are ready to dish out all sorts of food and drink. Wi…

UNC academic case finally reaches NCAA infractions hearing

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It has taken more than two years for North Carolina to appear before an NCAA infractions committee panel since initiall…

Tuesday, Aug 15

Westwood making cuts, but not making progress in majors


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It’s not quite a badge of honor, though it beats the alternative. Lee Westwood was among 13 players who made the cut …

Pick 6: Transfers outside of QB who could have big impact


MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Chris James has waited long enough to take a handoff at Wisconsin. The running back sat out a year after leaving Pittsb…

Jets’ Forte (hamstring) getting closer to full return


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Matt Forte is getting closer to returning to the New York Jets’ backfield. The 31-year-old running back has not pr…

Hyder’s injury another potential blow to Lions

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — There’s no official word yet from the Detroit Lions about whether defensive end Kerry Hyder will miss the season. W…

Monday, Aug 14

Former Arkansas coach, AD Broyles dies at 92

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Frank Broyles, who guided the University of Arkansas to its lone national football championship and later molded t…

Jets sign safety Therezie, waive fullback Brown


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed safety Robenson Therezie and waived fullback Algernon Brown. Therezie was waived by …

Turner hits 2 home runs, leads Dodgers over Padres 6-4


LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have continued to win with such historic regularity, it’s almost as if they spin a dial to determ…

Bridwell, Angels sweep Mariners 4-2 for 6th straight win


SEATTLE (AP) — Parker Bridwell started the season in the minors. Now he’s one of the strongest pitchers for a Los Angeles Angels team that’s…