National Sports

Trade deadline looms as baseball resumes after break

By Jay Cohen AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Francisco Lindor and the Cleveland Indians, looking up at Nelson Cruz and the surprising Minnesota Twins. Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics, trying to run down José Altuve and the Houston Astros. Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals, ...

Mets’ Alonso outlasts fellow rookie Vlad Jr to win Home Run Derby

By Tom Withers AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Mets rookie Pete Alonso has a million-dollar swing. New York's newest slugger outlasted a worn-down Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the final round of the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night to win $1 million — nearly double his 2019 ...

Breeders’ Cup to add to safety measures at Santa Anita

By Beth Harris AP Racing Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Breeders’ Cup will increase the number of veterinarians on site during its world championships this fall at Santa Anita, where 30 horses died during the racing meet that recently concluded. That’s according to Craig Fravel, ...

Querrey’s reward for Wimbledon quarterfinal? Facing Nadal

By Howard Fendrich AP Tennis Writer WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Sam Querrey is in the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the third time in four years. His reward as he seeks to reach his first Grand Slam final? A matchup against 18-time major champion Rafael Nadal. "It's going to just get harder ...

US looks to complete its French summer with a final win

By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer LYON, France (AP) — The United States is about to conclude its summer in France with an opportunity to further cement its place as the best team on the international stage. The U.S. faces the Netherlands on Sunday for the Women's World Cup championship. ...

Jon Jones squeaks decision at UFC 239

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Amanda Nunes won in spectacular fashion. Jon Jones barely hung on. Both champions still emerged from UFC 239 with their belts around their waists. Nunes stopped Holly Holm late in the first round to defend her bantamweight title, and Jones ...

Deals get real: Butler joins Heat, Raptors wish Kawhi well

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Toronto said farewell to Kawhi Leonard. Miami said hello to Jimmy Butler. The Lakers finally have Anthony Davis. Free agency became real Saturday. The four-team trade that sent Butler to the Heat — with a new $142 million, four-year ...

LEADING OFF: Carrasco treated, Epstein backs Maddon

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: COOKIE HEALING Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is being treated for leukemia, and he says it's going to make him stronger than he was before. Carrasco hasn't played for Cleveland since May 30. The ...

Newman, Marte have 3 RBIs each, Pirates top Brewers 12-2

By WES CROSBY Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Newman had a big night at the plate for the Pirates. So did Colin Moran. Starling Marte, too. They all helped power Pittsburgh to a 12-2 thumping of the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. Newman and Moran each had four hits and three ...

Deals get real: Butler joins Heat, Raptors wish Kawhi well

By Tim Reynolds AP Basketball Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Toronto said farewell to Kawhi Leonard. Miami said hello to Jimmy Butler. The Lakers finally have Anthony Davis. Free agency became real Saturday. The four-team trade that sent Butler to the Heat — with a new $142 million, ...

Lindsey Horan hopes World Cup successes boost NWSL

By Anne M. Peterson AP Sports Writer LYON, France (AP) — Midfielder Lindsey Horan hopes the attention on women's soccer and the United States' run at the World Cup boost the professional league back home. The National Women's Soccer League is in the midst of its seventh season and has ...

Phillies’ Herrera accepts suspension for rest of season

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera accepted a suspension for the rest of the season under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. The commissioner's office announced his decision Friday, two days after domestic assault charges against Herrera in ...

The best ever? Jones, Nunes could make cases at UFC 239

By Greg Beacham AP Sports Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Any attempt to choose the most dominant active fighter in mixed martial arts inevitably leads to a choice between two champions: Jon Jones or Amanda Nunes. Any discussion of the greatest fighters in MMA history must include Jones and ...

Coco Gauff, 15, avoids 2 match points in Centre Court win

By Howard Fendrich AP Tennis Writer WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — It was easy to forget that Coco Gauff is still just 15 as she stood on the grass of Centre Court, pounding her chest and shouting, "Let's go! Come on!" to celebrate a 32-stroke point that forced a third set in her match Friday ...

Lloyd says 2019 US team not a continuation of 2015

By Anne M. Peterson AP Sports Writer LYON, France (AP) — Carli Lloyd says the success the United States is having at the Women's World Cup in France isn't an extension of the 2015 title run. The so-called 2019ers are their own team. "We don't really bring up the 2015 World Cup that much ...

Plenty of dramatics as Nadal tops Kyrgios at Wimbledon

By Howard Fendrich AP Tennis Writer WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Rafael Nadal was up near the Centre Court net when Nick Kyrgios smacked a booming forehand directly at the guy's midsection — right at him, on purpose — and earned a lengthy staredown in return. Kyrgios didn't apologize, ...

Williamson already likes spacing of NBA game

By Tim Reynolds AP Basketball Writer Zion Williamson knows he has a lot to learn starting when he makes his NBA Summer League debut. That said, he’s already picked up a few things. The No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft by the New Orleans Pelicans is in Las Vegas, where his first ...

Morgan scores and Naeher saves in 2-1 win over England

By Anne M. Peterson AP Sports Writer LYON, France (AP) — Alex Morgan celebrated her go-ahead goal with a cheeky tea-sipping motion and Alyssa Naeher stopped a late penalty kick to send the United States into the final at the Women's World Cup with a 2-1 victory over England on Tuesday ...

Kevin Durant to sign with Brooklyn Nets

By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant is headed to the Brooklyn Nets, leaving the Golden State Warriors after three seasons. His decision was announced Sunday at the start of the NBA free agency period on the Instagram page for The Boardroom, an online series ...

Yankees rule Britannia, complete London sweep of Red Sox

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer LONDON (AP) — Britain treasures tradition, and the New York Yankees wrapped up Major League Baseball's first trip to Europe with one of their sport's classic customs: a late-inning pinstriped comeback. Gary Sánchez hit a go-ahead, two-run single in a ...