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Stafford, Rams easing back to work after Super Bowl win

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Matthew Stafford had an offseason injection in his elbow to quell an unspecified minor injury that nagged him throughout the Los Angeles Rams' run to the Super Bowl. He didn't throw serious passes during organized team activities Monday, and he might not do so ...

Coquese Washington to succeed Stringer as Rutgers coach

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Former Penn State women's basketball coach Coquese Washington will succeed Hall of Famer C. Vivian Stringer as coach at Rutgers, the school announced Monday. Washington, who spent the past two seasons as an assistant at Notre Dame, agreed to a six-year contract, the ...

Familiarity important for Herbert as Chargers OTAs begin

COSTA MESA, Calif (AP) — Justin Herbert sprinted out to the practice field Monday, energized and confident as the Los Angeles Chargers began organized team practices. Coming off a Pro Bowl season and not having to learn a new offense can do that. For the first time in his three-year NFL ...

AP source: Commanders procure Va. land for possible stadium

The Washington Commanders have procured land in Woodbridge, Virginia, for what could be a potential site of the NFL team's next stadium, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the team had not ...

Hayes has 3 hits, scores go-ahead run as Pirates top Rockies

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ke'Bryan Hayes had three hits and scored the tiebreaking run on Yoshi Tsutsugo's infield single in the eighth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Monday night. Hayes singled to lead off the eighth against Tyler Kinley (1-1), stole second base ...

Urias tags Cole, O’s overcome Judge’s 2 HRs, beat Yanks 6-4

NEW YORK (AP) — Ramón Urías hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning off Gerrit Cole and the Baltimore Orioles withstood Aaron Judge's two home runs to beat the Yankees 6-4 Monday night and send New York to its season-high third straight loss. "I thought we grinded out at-bats really ...

Ramírez homers, McKenzie sharp as Cleveland downs Astros 6-1

HOUSTON (AP) — After Triston McKenzie stymied Houston's powerful offense Monday night, Cleveland manager Terry Francona lauded the young pitcher for his splendid outing. "Their lineup is potent and they're dangerous and he really pitched well," Francona said. "He really did. He was ...

Goldschmidt’s slam in 10th lifts Cards to 7-3 win over Jays

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt hit a walkoff grand slam in the 10th inning Monday night, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 7-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. "I was just trying to make sure I could put something in play," Goldschmidt said. "I was able to get enough of it to get it ...

Wheeler’s arm, Hoskins’ bat power Phillies past Braves, 7-3

ATLANTA (AP) — Zack Wheeler is rounding into the form that helped him finish second in the Cy Young Award voting last year. "Getting there, yeah," he said. "I mean, the results have been good, but still working on some things and try to continue to get better every time out. That's the key, ...

CFL players reject labor deal, urge more negotiations

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Football League players have rejected the new collective bargaining agreement with the league, the players' union confirmed in a memo to its members on Monday night. The league and the CFL Players' Association had reached a tentative deal last week. "There is ...