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Ravens agree to terms with pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens agreed to terms with veteran pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul. The Ravens announced the deal Friday, saying it was pending a physical. Pierre-Paul had 2 1/2 sacks in 12 games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season. He was with the New York Giants ...

Homa’s heroics turn close day into US rout in Presidents Cup

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Max Homa never felt more energized over a big putt on a Friday, perhaps because he never had so many people who shared in the celebration. This is why making the Presidents Cup was the top of his wish list this year, and his latest afternoon heroics at Quail Hollow ...

Dodgers dump struggling Craig Kimbrel as closer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Craig Kimbel is out as closer for the major league-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. After months of defending him, manager Dave Roberts said Friday that going forward Kimbrel will be used in different innings and different situations over the final two weeks of the regular ...

A look at Day 2 from the Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A brief look at Friday's fourballs matches from the Presidents Cup: THE SCORE: United States leads 8-2. THE SESSION: The Americans won the fourballs session 4-1, with the International team failing to win a single match (two ties). THE STAR: Max Homa, making his ...

Kremer tosses 4-hitter, Rutschman HR, Orioles blank Astros

BALTIMORE (AP) — One good start deserves another — and then another. The Baltimore Orioles have received a string of exceptional performances from their starting rotation, and these razor-sharp hurlers are equally efficient against last-place teams and the best club in the American ...

Quiroz hits go-ahead single in 8th, Cubs beat Pirates 6-5

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Esteban Quiroz hit a go-ahead single in the eighth, his second in three innings, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Friday night for their fourth straight win. Quiroz lined a two-out hit against Yohan Ramirez (1-1) to left in the eighth, driving in ...

McCutchen passes 1,000 career RBIs as Brewers beat Reds 5-3

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andrew McCutchen drove in three runs, passing 1,000 RBIs for his career, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-3 on Friday night. McCutchen put the Brewers ahead to stay when he drove in Rowdy Tellez with a fielder's choice in the fifth inning. The five-time ...

Rhys Hoskins homers as Nola, Phillies beat Braves 9-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins homered and drove in four runs, Aaron Nola pitched six shutout innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-1 on Friday night for their third straight victory. Alec Bohm had three hits for the Phillies (83-67), who moved into second in the ...

Royals cut Mariners’ lead for last AL wild card to 3 games

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brady Singer pitched seven strong innings to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 5-1 victory over Seattle on Friday night, cutting the Mariners' lead for the final AL wild-card spot to three games. Playing without All-Star rookie center fielder Julio Rodriguez, the ...

Roberts, Brittain spark Air Force in 48-20 win over Nevada

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Brad Roberts had 123 yards and three touchdowns rushing, Ben Brittain threw an 80-yard touchdown pass and Air Force defeated Nevada 48-20 on Friday night. Brittain's 80-yard pass to David Cormier in the second quarter was the Falcons' only completed pass of ...

Greene’s sac fly helps Tigers beat fading White Sox, 5-3

CHICAGO (AP) — Riley Greene's sacrifice fly drove in a tiebreaking run in the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers handed the fading Chicago White Sox their fourth straight loss, 5-3 on Friday night. Akil Baddoo singled off reliever Reynaldo Lopez (5-4) to lead off the seventh, then ...

Trejo, Tovar lead young Rockies over Padres 4-3 in 10

DENVER (AP) — Rookie Alan Trejo singled in the winning run in the 10th inning, highly touted prospect Ezequiel Tovar picked up hits on the first two pitches he saw in the big leagues, and the youthful Colorado Rockies stalled the San Diego Padres' playoff progress with a 4-3 victory on Friday ...

Ward homers twice, Ohtani earns win as Angels beat Twins 4-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Taylor Ward homered twice and Shohei Ohtani took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, helping the Los Angeles Angels beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 on a cool, rainy Friday night. Ohtani seemed to have trouble adjusting to the weather conditions, tying his career high with six ...

Guardians closer to AL Central title after 6-3 win in Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cody Morris and Will Brennan are both only a few games into their big league careers. They are already doing their parts to help the Cleveland Guardians get closer to the AL Central title. Morris pitched five innings in his fifth MLB start for his first career ...

Davis hits go-ahead double in 9th, Giants beat D-backs 6-5

PHOENIX (AP) — J.D. Davis had the go-ahead RBI double in the ninth, Shelby Miller pitched 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief in his season debut and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Friday night. The Giants rallied with two outs in the ninth off reliever Caleb ...

Cards’ Pujols hits 700th home run, 4th player to reach mark

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Albert Pujols seemed like a long shot in early August to reach 700 home runs, still more than a dozen swings from the hallowed mark and his power stroke all but gone. Or so it appeared. Now showing the pop of his youth in the final weeks of his career, the 42-year-old ...

Green Bay police apologize to Dillon, discipline officer

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers running back A.J. Dillon has received an apology from the Green Bay police chief for the way an officer treated him during an exhibition soccer match at Lambeau Field. Chris Davis issued the apology Friday and said the police department directed "appropriate ...

Take fouls, score changes will be different in NBA this year

Changing the way the so-called "transition take fouls" are officiated this season won't keep them out of the NBA game. In fact, the league thinks that sort of play now may make the game better. The long-awaited rule change — one of the points of education for the NBA going into this season ...

Flacco’s time as Jets’ top QB winds down, Wilson on way back

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Zach Wilson is getting closer to playing again for the New York Jets. That means Joe Flacco's time as the starting quarterback is coming to a close. It could be next week. Or maybe a few weeks. Either way, when Wilson's knee is totally healthy, he'll be back under ...

LPGA adds event at Liberty National in New Jersey in 2023

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The LPGA and financial giant Mizuho Americas have announced a new tournament will be played in New Jersey next year at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City. The 72-hole tournament will be called the Mizuho Americas Open and take place May 29- June 4. The event ...