National Sports

Kisner leads pack at PGA; Matsuyama, Stroud are 1 shot back

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Kisner sets out to try to claim his first major at the PGA Championship on a Quail Hollow course that appears to be set up for scoring. Kisner had a one-shot lead over Hideki Matsuyama and Chris Stroud, two players coming off ...

United, Tottenham make winning starts in Premier League

By STEVE DOUGLAS, AP Sports Writer MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Two summer signings costing $150 million inspired Manchester United to an easy victory in its opening Premier League match of the season. Tottenham hasn't spent a penny in the transfer market this summer but still got off to a ...

Harper has bone bruise, Nats hopeful he’s back this season

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals say Bryce Harper has a "significant" bone bruise in his left knee but no ligament damage, and general manager Mike Rizzo is hopeful the star outfielder will be back this season. Harper injured his knee when he ...

K-State’s Bill Snyder back on the sidelines for another year

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Bill Snyder likes to spin a well-worn story about an old man from western Kansas, who had driven through the night many years ago to visit Kansas State's coach after a victory in the Copper Bowl. Snyder was in the early stages of ...

Duke coach Krzyzewski undergoes knee replacement surgery

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has undergone knee replacement surgery. Team spokesman Cory Walton says the procedure on his right knee was performed Sunday by Dr. Michael Bolognesi at the university's hospital. Bolognesi says the surgery went "very smoothly," and ...

Turning 40: Brady showing few signs of decline at milestone

By Kyle Hightower AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Professional athletes measure achievement in championships, with a constant eye slanted toward Father Time. Next up for Tom Brady is challenging the conventional wisdom of how long a quarterback can play at a high level in the ...

North Dakota State not defending national title for a change

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — For the first time in six seasons, North Dakota State’s media day festivities were not centered on defending a national championship. Coach Chris Klieman (KLY’-min) says it doesn’t feel any different. The Bison are coming off a season that ended in the semifinals of ...

Philadelphia Phillies scrap plans to honor Pete Rose

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have canceled plans to honor Pete Rose next week because of a woman’s claim she had a sexual relationship with baseball’s hit king when she was a minor. The woman, identified as Jane Doe this week in a court filing, said Rose called her in ...

Don’t look for Dak, Zeke, Carson or other stars for HOF game

By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Don’t look for too many stars on the field Thursday night when the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals kick off the NFL preseason in the Pro Football Hall of Fame game. Don’t look for many starters, either. For those who ...

Santana throws 4-hitter, drives in 2 runs in Twins’ 5-2 win vs. Padres

By Bernie Wilson AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — The slumping Minnesota Twins desperately needed a big game from Ervin Santana, who was more than happy to oblige. Santana threw a four-hitter for his major league-best fifth complete game and hit a two-run single to lead the Twins to a ...

On the go! Darvish, Gray dealt on busy trade deadline day

By Ben Walker AP Baseball Writer Yu Darvish and Sonny Gray headed a parade of prized arms on the move Monday, leaving little doubt on trade deadline day: Top teams made a big pitch for the playoffs. All-Star Brandon Kintzler, Addison Reed and Justin Wilson were among the many relievers ...

‘My turn’: Mom/real estate agent/runner Vaughn makes worlds

By Pat Graham AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — Her training runs involved pushing a jogging stroller loaded with enough snacks to keep her toddler content. Her core workouts featured exercises as her kids climbed on her back or even joined her . Her schedule sometimes got thrown off for ...

LA reaches deal with Olympic leaders for 2028 Games

By Michael R. Blood Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles reached an agreement Monday with international Olympic leaders that will open the way for the city to host the 2028 Summer Games, while ceding the 2024 Games to rival Paris, officials announced Monday. The deal would ...

Bye bye Brandon, Twins ship Kintlzer to Nationals

By Steven Wine AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — After adding three relievers in two weeks, the Washington Nationals still aren’t sure who’s going to be their closer. They suddenly have plenty of candidates. The NL East leaders added another Monday by barely beating the trade deadline ...

Gardner’s walk-off single leads Yankees past Rays 5-4

By Charles O’Brien Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — This latest hit by Brett Gardner produced another walkoff win for the New York Yankees — without any mishaps, either. Gardner hit an RBI single with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, sending the AL East leaders over the Tampa ...

Beltre 1 hit from 3,000 after 4th-inning single for Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre had a single for his 2,999th career hit leading off the fourth inning of the Texas Rangers’ game Saturday night against Baltimore. That grounder through the left side of the infield in his second at-bat of the game put him within one hit of becoming ...

Jaguars’ Bortles throws 5 interceptions in camp practice

By Mark Long AP Sports Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles threw five interceptions in practice Saturday night, quite possibly his worst training camp outing in four years. Bortles was picked off three times in 11-on-11 drills and twice more in ...

Lots of tickets remain for Mayweather-McGregor — at a price

By Tim Dahlberg AP Boxing Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — It’s supposed to be the hottest ticket in sports. So far, though, fans aren’t exactly storming the box office to buy tickets for Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s fight next month with Conor McGregor. A check online Saturday revealed hundreds ...

Wally Hilgenberg’s widow hopes to keep kids from playing football

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer Nearly a decade after Wally Hilgenberg’s death, his widow can still hear his voice telling her he loves her, at the push of a button. It’s programmed into a stuffed bear he gave her shortly before succumbing to ALS in 2008. That’s how Mary ...

Former Minnesota coach Kill returns to coaching

By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Jerry Kill has been seizure-free for almost a year and a half. He has lost 25 pounds by cutting way down on carbs and taking long walks. After years of sleeping two or three hours a night, he now regularly gets six or ...