National Sports

Jaguars rookie LB Williams out 4-6 weeks with knee injury

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars rookie linebacker Quincy Williams, a third-round draft pick who showed enough over the last three months to lock down a starting spot, will miss 4-to-6 weeks because of a torn meniscus in his right knee. The older brother of New York Jets rookie ...

Saints’ Brees describes “kinship” with Pelicans’ Williamson

By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees doesn't see himself and Pelicans rookie forward Zion Williamson as an odd couple from different generations and sports. Brees sees key parallels in the timing of each of their arrivals on New Orleans' pro ...

Cowboys’ Frederick returns after year lost to nerve disorder

By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Pro Football Writer OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Travis Frederick's first day in pads after a year of battling back from a nerve disorder wasn't particularly emotional for the Dallas Cowboys center. Those moments came earlier, like the first time Frederick hit his max on the ...

High-water mark: Dressel sets own standard with 8 medals

By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Exhaustion and relief flooded Caeleb Dressel. Maybe now the comparisons with Michael Phelps can fade away. Dressel won eight medals, including six golds, at the world swimming championships, the biggest meet outside the Olympics. ...

Redskins near crossroads for new home to replace FedEx Field

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — FedEx Field is just 22 years old but a concrete relic of stadiums past, with the clock ticking on its status as an NFL building. The Washington Redskins' training camp home away from home is only 6 years old and yet it's also on ...

World class: Lyles leads new cast eager to make their mark

By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Noah Lyles showed off his superior speed in the 200 meters at nationals. Then, his dance moves . Both are in world-class form. The 22-year-old Lyles, Christian Coleman, Rai Benjamin and Shakima Wimbley are part of the next wave of ...

LEADING OFF: Trade talks heat up, Nats host 1st-place Braves

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: TRADEWINDS Only eight games on the schedule, giving contending teams more time to talk about trades. The fourth-place Mets acquired Toronto ace Marcus Stroman for two minor league pitching prospects Sunday ...

More Tour frustration for France but future looking bright

By SAMUEL PETREQUIN and JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writers PARIS (AP) — "Now or Never." That was the headline running across the front page of France's biggest-selling sports newspaper L'Equipe three weeks ago, amid nationwide hopes that a homegrown rider could finally win the Tour de ...

Wheeler leads Team Wilson to win at WNBA All-Star Game

By Doug Feinberg AP Basketball Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brittney Griner and the WNBA All-Stars put on quite a show in Team Wilson’s 129-126 victory over Team Delle Donne on Saturday. Griner had an All-Star record three dunks, including an impressive two-handed jam where she hung on the ...

2 dead in South Korea balcony collapse near swimming competition

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Members of the U.S. national water polo team were in a South Korean nightclub on Saturday when an internal balcony collapsed, killing two people and injuring 10 others. Hundreds were at the nightclub in the southern South Korean city of Gwangju when the incident ...