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Indians-Twins postponed by rain, split doubleheader Thursday

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins still haven’t beaten the Cleveland Indians at home this season. They have two tries left, and now both will take place on the same day. The Twins postponed their game on Wednesday against the Cleveland Indians just 35 minutes into a rain delay, ...

Dodgers beat White Sox 6-1 to move 50 games above .500

By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fifty over .500. The Dodgers hit that mark for the first time since September 1953 with a come-from-behind 6-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. It's just the fourth time in franchise history they've been that many ...

UNC academic case finally reaches NCAA infractions hearing

By AARON BEARD, AP Sports Writer RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It has taken more than two years for North Carolina to appear before an NCAA infractions committee panel since initially being charged with five top-level violations amid its long-running academic scandal. The two-day hearing begins ...

Spanish federation maintains 5-match suspension for Ronaldo

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish soccer federation has ratified its decision to suspend Cristiano Ronaldo for five matches. The Real Madrid forward will miss the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona. Madrid holds a 3-1 advantage. He will also miss the first four matches of the ...

Tigers’ Kinsler says ump Hernandez should get out of game

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler had harsh words Tuesday for Angel Hernandez, saying the veteran umpire should get a different job. A day after being ejected from a game for questioning Hernandez's calls on balls and strikes, Kinsler told reporters covering ...

LEADING OFF: Stanton swings for 7 straight; Kinsler eyes ump

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ RECORD CHASE Streaking slugger Giancarlo Stanton tries to hit a home run in his seventh straight game when the Marlins host the Giants. Struggling right-hander Matt Cain (3-9, 5.22 ERA) starts for San ...

Beth Mowins debuts in NFL play-by-play for CBS on Sept. 24

By The Associated Press Beth Mowins will debut as the first woman to call NFL play-by-play for CBS on Sept. 24. Mowins will join former NFL kicker Jay Feely when Cleveland plays at Indianapolis. The network released its announcer pairings on Tuesday. Mowins will start the season calling a ...

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 ...