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Cardinals beat Bengals 36-23 in preseason opener

The most encouraging sight for the Cincinnati Bengals in their preseason opener might have been quarterback Joe Burrow running warmup sprints with his teammates before the game. The Bengals star, who had an appendectomy on July 27, is expected to be ready for the regular-season opener Sept. ...

Judge hits homer No. 46, but Red Sox rally to beat Yanks 3-2

BOSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez had three hits, including a game-tying RBI single in the ninth, and Tommy Pham hit a walk-off single in the 10th on Friday night to lead the last-place Boston Red Sox to a 3-2 victory over Aaron Judge and the AL East-leading New York Yankees. New York pitchers ...

Canadians Quantrill, Naylor lead Guardians over Jays 8-0

TORONTO (AP) — Canadians Cal Quantrill and Josh Naylor crossed the border and led the Cleveland Guardians to an 8-0 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. Quantrill pitched seven shutout innings and won his fifth straight decision, and Naylor hit a two-run home run as the surging ...

Montgomery comes up big again as Cardinals beat Brewers 3-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Montgomery pitched six strong innings for second straight scoreless outing for his new team, Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado both homered, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 Friday night. St. Louis, which has won 11 of 14, pushed its lead ...

Column: One last salute to four of our greatest athletes

To call them four of the greatest athletes in the history of women's sports is a bit of a slight. Let's just call them four of the greatest. Period. In what should be a melancholy, reflective time for all sports fans, Serena Williams, Sue Bird, Sylvia Fowles and Allyson Felix have decided ...

Storm secure No. 4 seed, spoil Fowles’ home finale for Lynx

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tina Charles had 23 points and nine rebounds, Jewell Loyd scored 21 points and the Seattle Storm secured the No. 4 seed in the WNBA playoffs with a 96-69 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night, spoiling Sylvia Fowles' final regular-season home game. Seattle ...

Longtime minor leaguer Bernard helps Rockies beat Arizona

DENVER (AP) — Longtime minor leaguer Wynton Bernard singled, stole a base and scored in his major league debut, helping the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on Friday night. Brian Serven homered, Dinelson Lamet (1-1) pitched a perfect seventh inning for the win and Carlos ...

Vierling, Phils star on defense, end Mets’ 6-game win streak

NEW YORK (AP) — Left fielder Matt Vierling threw out the speedy Starling Marte at the plate to end the ninth and the Philadelphia Phillies, showing off sharp fielding that Mets announcer Keith Hernandez said they were lacking, beat New York 2-1 in 10 innings Friday night. Hernandez, a former ...

Soto gets 2 hits, standing ovation as Padres beat Nats 10-5

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Soto had two hits and got a standing ovation in his return to Washington, and San Diego beat the Nationals 10-5 on Friday night after Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. was suspended 80 games for a positive drug test. Soto, one of the best hitters in baseball at age 23 and ...

Lance’s deep TD pass leads 49ers to 28-21 win vs. Packers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Trey Lance flashed his big arm in a brief preseason stint for San Francisco with a 76-yard touchdown pass to speedy rookie Danny Gray that helped the 49ers beat the Green Bay Packers 28-21 on Friday night. Lance played just two series in the game but that was ...

Gonsolin, Dodgers win 11th in a row, break away from Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tony Gonsolin took a no-hit try into the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers won their 11th straight game, beating the Kansas City Royals 8-3 Friday night. Gonsolin (14-1) tied Atlanta's Kyle Wright for the NL wins lead. The Dodgers, with the best record in the ...

Tucker’s slam highlights 6-run fifth inning, Astros beat A’s

HOUSTON (AP) — Kyle Tucker hit a grand slam in the fifth inning to rally the Houston Astros to a 7-5 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night. Houston trailed 2-0 before breaking loose for a six-run rally in the fifth. José Altuve doubled and scored on a single by Yuli Gurriel. Yordan ...

Running game is big takeaway from Giants preseason opener

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — If there has been a takeaway from the first two weeks of the New York Giants' training camp, it's been the signs Saquon Barkley is once again close to finding his top form. The ACL injury is almost two years removed and the No. 2 pick overall in the 2018 draft is ...

NIT headed to Las Vegas in 2023, Indianapolis in 2024

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA announced Friday that the NIT semifinals and final will be played at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas in 2023 and Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis in 2024. The NIT has been played at Madison Square Garden in New York every year but two since 1938, with the 2020 ...

More than 3.1 million TV viewers for ‘Field of Dreams’ game

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 3.1 million viewers watched Fox Sports' broadcast of Major League Baseball's second "Field of Dreams" game, about half of the audience for the 2021 game. The Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 on Thursday night at a throwback ballpark in eastern Iowa, a short ...

Mets lose INFs Jeff McNeil, Eduardo Escobar to injuries

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mets infielders Jeff McNeil and Eduardo Escobar left Friday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies with injuries. The Mets said McNeil had a right thumb laceration and Escobar suffered tightness in his left side that will require an MRI. McNeil tried to duck under ...

Liberty beat Dream to remain in hunt for a playoff spot

ATLANTA (AP) — Crystal Dangerfield scored a season-high 18 points, Betnijah Laney added 17 points and the New York Liberty held off the Atlanta Dream 80-70 on Friday night. New York (15-20) entered the game in a four-way tie with Minnesota, Atlanta and Phoenix for the final two playoff ...

Jets QB Wilson injures knee in preseason game against Eagles

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson injured his right knee in the first quarter in Friday night's preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles. After going back to pass, Wilson was flushed out of the pocket and scrambled to his right for 7 yards, but went down after ...

Halep beats Gauff 6-4, 7-6 (2) to reach Toronto semifinals

TORONTO (AP) — Two-time champion Simona Halep beat Coco Gauff 6-4, 7-6 (2) on Friday to reach the National Bank Open semifinals. Halep, the 30-year-old from Romania, won the event in Montreal in 2016 and 2018. She will face seventh-seeded Jessica Pegula, a 6-3, 6-3 winner over Yulia ...

Farewell, Syl: Fowles exit fueling Lynx in push for playoffs

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Clarity about the end of her exceptional WNBA career came for Sylvia Fowles last year through a feeling of resistance familiar to everyone from elite athletes to average fans. The 2017 league MVP who helped the Minnesota Lynx win two WNBA titles knew her interest in ...