National Sports

Red Sox hit 3 HRs, erase 5-run deficit and top Orioles 19-12

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — Down five runs in the third inning? Hardly a challenge for the Boston Red Sox, who quickly wiped out the deficit with a display of patience and power. Xander Bogaerts and Andrew Benintendi each hit three-run homers, Brock Holt connected ...

Carpenter homers again, leads Gomber, Cards over Royals 7-0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — At this point, it's almost as if the St. Louis Cardinals expect Matt Carpenter to hit a home run every day. Carpenter connected for the sixth time in seven games, Austin Gomber pitched five scoreless innings and the Cardinals defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-0 Friday ...

Gausman, Inciarte power Braves past Brewers

By GEORGE HENRY, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Kevin Gausman loves pitching in a pennant race. The games have meaning, and the fans are engaged. That was hardly the case before the Atlanta Braves acquired him from Baltimore. "As a player to come into it, it's exciting," Gausman said. "I ...

Jets shut out Atlanta

By Dennis Waszak Jr. AP Pro Football Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold sparkled in his NFL debut, Teddy Bridgewater looked sharp and healthy, and the New York Jets earned the franchise's first preseason home shutout by beating the sluggish Atlanta Falcons 17-0 on Friday ...

Woodland sets PGA record but leads by only a stroke at PGA

By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) — Sirens blared across Bellerive, putting the second round of the PGA Championship on hold and ending a day of scoring rarely seen in a major. Gary Woodland set the 36-hole record — for now, anyway — after a round where his driver ...

Strong at core, Wisconsin’s rugged D gets makeover on edges

By Genaro C. Armas AP Sports Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Strong at its core, Wisconsin’s defense is undergoing a makeover on the edges. Coach Paul Chryst needs new starters at both defensive end positions, both outside linebacker positions, and both cornerback spots. It might be ...

Shurmur hasn’t provided quick fix for Giants offense

By Tom Canavan AP Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The additions of new coach Pat Shurmur and No. 2 overall draft pick Saquon Barkley didn’t provide a quick fix for the New York Giants’ offense. The 20-10 loss to the Cleveland Brown in the preseason opener Thursday night at ...

Nebraska’s 3-man quarterback race remains too close to call

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Mario Verduzco uses two words to describe the state of Nebraska's three-man quarterback race. "Even steven," the Cornhuskers' quarterback coach said Wednesday. Sorting out who takes the first snap in the Sept. 1 opener against ...

Bellerive eager to produce memorable PGA Championship

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bellerive Country Club is considered one of the "Big Four" of traditional, exclusive St. Louis-area clubs, a picturesque parkland course designed by Robert Trent Jones serving as its centerpiece. For a while, big events bolstered its ...

LEADING OFF: Struggling Seattle faces Houston, Porcello up

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: LOSING GROUND Struggling Seattle turns to ace James Paxton as it opens a series against AL West-leading Houston. The Mariners have lost seven of nine overall and three of Paxton's past four starts dating to July 7. ...