National Sports

LA Rams spoil Raiders’ return to Coliseum with 19-15 win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Raiders were back. The Rams were better. Rookie John Kelly rushed for 56 yards and a touchdown, and the Los Angeles Rams welcomed the Raiders back to the Coliseum with a 19-15 preseason victory over Oakland on Saturday. Chris Warren rushed for 110 yards and a ...

Athletics beat Astros 7-1 to move into tie for AL West lead

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Trevor Cahill pitched one-hit ball for seven shutout innings and the Oakland Athletics, far behind in the AL West standings earlier this summer, tied Houston for the division lead by beating the Astros 7-1 Saturday. Khris Davis, Matt Olson, Josh Phegley and Stephen ...

Sounders top depleted Galaxy 5-0 for record 6th straight win

SEATTLE (AP) — Harry Shipp had a goal and an assist and the Seattle Sounders rolled past the depleted Los Angeles Galaxy 5-0 on Saturday for their club-record sixth straight victory. Chad Marshall, Cristian Roldan and Raul Ruidiaz also scored, and the Sounders were the beneficiary of an own ...

Red Sox ace Chris Sale goes on 10-day DL

By Ken Powtak Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale understands it’s a perfect time for the Boston Red Sox to be cautious with his troublesome shoulder. He’s just frustrated that he’s back on the disabled list. Boston returned the ace lefty to the 10-day disabled list Saturday ...

Indians retire Hall of Famer Jim Thome’s No. 25

By Ashley Bastock Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — His red socks pulled high to his knees, Jim Thome pointed his bat outward in his well-known stance before taking a swing and one last trip around the bases in a ballpark where his number is now on permanent display. On Saturday, the ...

Falcons fall to Chiefs in preseason action

By Paul Newberry AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — After a dismal showing in the first preseason game, Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons found their offensive rhythm Friday. Ryan guided the Falcons right down the field for a touchdown on their first possession, hooking up with Austin ...

FOX Sports MLS broadcast will feature first all-female crew

By Anne M. Peterson AP Sports Writer The FOX Sports broadcast of Sunday’s Major League Soccer match between D.C. United and the New England Revolution will feature an all-female on-air crew for the first time. The group will include play-by-play announcer Lisa Byington, analyst Danielle ...

Fitzpatrick back facing another ex-team in Titans with Bucs

By The Associated Press Ryan Fitzpatrick has been in the NFL long enough, and been with so many different teams, that the quarterback has plenty of experience of playing somewhere in a different uniform. Coming back to Tennessee is a bit easier thanks to such a short stint with the ...

LEADING OFF: Springer back for Astros vs A’s; Puig suspended

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: HOW THE WEST IS WON All-Star outfielder George Springer is expected to come off the disabled list for the Houston Astros when the defending champions visit Oakland for the opener of a pivotal three-game series ...

Amid turmoil, USA Gymnastics takes small steps forward

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — The pep talk was short and to the point, a reminder to reigning world gymnastics champion Morgan Hurd that all was not lost. The 17-year-old had just fallen on beam at the U.S. Classic last month, ending any serious chance she had at making a ...