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Rookie Vargas, Dodgers rally past D-backs, 5th win in row

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rookie Miguel Vargas drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single in a five-run eighth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied past the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 Tuesday for their MLB-leading 44th comeback win in the first game of a doubleheader. "We did everything ...

Bote drives in both runs, Cubs edge Marlins 2-1

MIAMI (AP) — David Bote hit a tying home run in the seventh inning, then added a sacrifice fly in the eighth that lifted the Chicago Cubs over the Miami Marlins 2-1 Tuesday night. Esteban Quiroz got the first two hits of his major league career and P.J. Higgins also had two hits for the ...

Wentz sharp for Tigers in 3-2 victory over Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) — Joey Wentz took a shutout into the sixth inning and Akil Baddoo and Kerry Carpenter homered to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 3-2 victory over the fading Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night. Wentz (2-2) allowed two hits and two walks in 5 2/3 innings. It was the third time in ...

Aaron Judge hits 60th homer, within 1 of Maris’ AL record

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge hit his 60th home run Tuesday night, matching Babe Ruth and moving within one of Roger Maris' American League season record. The New York Yankees slugger drove a 3-1 sinker from Pittsburgh's Wil Crowe 430 feet to the left field seats leading off the ninth inning. ...

Montas gets shoulder injection, may not start in playoffs

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Frankie Montas received a second cortisone injection in his ailing right shoulder and went on the injured list Tuesday, putting his rotation position in doubt for the postseason. Montas mentioned the shoulder issue to the Yankees after Friday's start in ...

US goes for 9 in a row in Presidents Cup, seniors to Pebble

The Americans are going for a ninth straight victory in the Presidents Cup. They are overwhelming favorites with all 12 players among the top 25 in the world. The International team has only three players who have won tournaments this year. The matches are at Quail Hollow. It typically hosts ...

LIV Golf asking world ranking board for retroactive points

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LIV Golf is turning up the heat on the Official World Golf Ranking, asking in a letter to Chairman Peter Dawson that its results be included retroactively in the world ranking. LIV Golf, which has 48-man fields that play 54 holes with a shotgun start each day, applied ...

Bills CB Dane Jackson avoids major injury, out of hospital

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A photo of cornerback Dane Jackson smiling alongside safety Micah Hyde as both players left the hospital was all it took to ease the mind of Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott on Tuesday morning. "Nate sent me a picture as I was heading home," McDermott said, ...

Bills showcasing their overall depth in 2 lopsided victories

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — One of the remarkable things about the Buffalo Bills starting the season at 2-0 is the manner in how they've steamrolled opponents while missing several key players in addition to the lopsided margins of victory. The Bills' secondary, minus star cornerback ...

Bills OL Hart suspended 1 game for swing at Titans player

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The NFL suspended Buffalo Bills backup offensive lineman Bobby Hart for one game on Tuesday, a day after he took a swing at a Titans player and instead struck a Tennessee coach in the head following a 41-7 win. Hart was suspended without pay for unsportsmanlike ...

AUTO RACING: Two champs eliminated as NASCAR heads to Texas

An unusual NASCAR Cup Series postseason continued at Bristol as Chris Buescher became the third consecutive non-playoff participant to win a race — that's a first in the playoff format. Two former champions were among the first four drivers eliminated. Two-time champ Kyle Busch and 2014 ...

Richardson’s woes have Florida seeking 1st TD pass of season

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Steve Spurrier surely would have changed quarterbacks by now. Maybe even a few times. No. 20 Florida has failed to throw a touchdown through three games, a head-scratching drought for an offense once nicknamed the Fun 'n' Gun and the kind of early-season passing ...

Browns’ Garrett not practicing, status for Steelers unknown

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett didn't practice Tuesday because of a neck injury and it's not yet known if the All-Pro will play in Thursday night's game against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers. Garrett needs just one sack to pass Clay Matthews' team career ...

Big Ten RB tradition alive and well behind Brown, Ibrahim

The Big Ten's tradition of producing elite running backs is alive and well. The conference features the nation's top two rushers in Illinois' Chase Brown and Minnesota's Mohamed Ibrahim, and four others are running for better than 100 yards per game. No other league has more than three. The ...

Column: Player revolt helped Presidents Cup and now hurts it

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The great disruption in golf is doing no favors to the Presidents Cup, which already struggles for an identity as a global competition owned and operated by one tour. But look at it another way. Without disruption, there probably wouldn't even be a Presidents ...

Fan arrested for allegedly throwing bottle at Browns owner

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — A fan was arrested for allegedly throwing a plastic water bottle and hitting Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam during the closing moments of Sunday's 31-30 home loss to the New York Jets. Cleveland police said Tuesday that Jeffrey Miller, 51, of Rocky River, was charged ...

Browns’ Chubb regrets final TD run before Jets’ comeback

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Nick Chubb pointed the finger at himself, taking the blame for a touchdown run that should have put away the Jets. Instead, it gave them hope. "I probably shouldn't have scored right there, honestly, looking back at it," Chubb said. "It cost us the game." Two days after ...

Big 12 teams finding identities as conference play looms

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas has managed to forge an identity for itself through its first three games — all wins, surprisingly enough — as an offensive-minded team capable of putting up big points without necessarily throwing the ball all over the yard. Kansas State has embraced the ...

Longtime NHL defenseman Zdeno Chara, 45, retires as a Bruin

BOSTON (AP) — The player the NHL knew as "Big Zee" is calling it a career. Zdeno Chara signed a one-day contract with the Boston Bruins and announced his retirement Tuesday after 24 seasons in the NHL and captaining Boston to the Stanley Cup in 2011. The 6-foot-9 defenseman from Slovakia ...

Wright wins 19th, Riley and Rosario homer, Braves beat Nats

ATLANTA (AP) — Kyle Wright didn't exactly feel sluggish, just not quite on top of his game. Even so, his performance, which Wright said was just "OK," was good enough to move him closer to 20 wins. "The more times I can go out there and pitch as long as I can, however long that may be, and ...