National Sports

Steinbrenner, Torre like Jeter with Marlins

By Jay Cohen AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Derek Jeter won five World Series during a 20-year run with the New York Yankees. He piled up 3,465 hits and made the All-Star team 14 times while becoming one of baseball’s biggest stars. Will that success continue in the front office of ...

Betts’ 2-run double caps Red Sox’s 5-4 comeback win

BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts lined a two-run double off the left-field wall with two outs in the ninth inning, capping a three-run rally that lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night. Xander Bogaerts hit a solo homer for the AL East-leading Red ...

Mayweather, McGregor will fight in smaller gloves

By Tim Dahlberg AP Boxing Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor got their wish to fight in smaller gloves, but not before being chastised by a Nevada boxing official for using the issue to hype their fight later this month. Nevada boxing regulators on Wednesday ...

Indians-Twins postponed by rain, split doubleheader Thursday

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins still haven’t beaten the Cleveland Indians at home this season. They have two tries left, and now both will take place on the same day. The Twins postponed their game on Wednesday against the Cleveland Indians just 35 minutes into a rain delay, ...

Dodgers beat White Sox 6-1 to move 50 games above .500

By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fifty over .500. The Dodgers hit that mark for the first time since September 1953 with a come-from-behind 6-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. It's just the fourth time in franchise history they've been that many ...

UNC academic case finally reaches NCAA infractions hearing

By AARON BEARD, AP Sports Writer RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It has taken more than two years for North Carolina to appear before an NCAA infractions committee panel since initially being charged with five top-level violations amid its long-running academic scandal. The two-day hearing begins ...

Spanish federation maintains 5-match suspension for Ronaldo

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish soccer federation has ratified its decision to suspend Cristiano Ronaldo for five matches. The Real Madrid forward will miss the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona. Madrid holds a 3-1 advantage. He will also miss the first four matches of the ...

Tigers’ Kinsler says ump Hernandez should get out of game

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler had harsh words Tuesday for Angel Hernandez, saying the veteran umpire should get a different job. A day after being ejected from a game for questioning Hernandez's calls on balls and strikes, Kinsler told reporters covering ...

LEADING OFF: Stanton swings for 7 straight; Kinsler eyes ump

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ RECORD CHASE Streaking slugger Giancarlo Stanton tries to hit a home run in his seventh straight game when the Marlins host the Giants. Struggling right-hander Matt Cain (3-9, 5.22 ERA) starts for San ...

Beth Mowins debuts in NFL play-by-play for CBS on Sept. 24

By The Associated Press Beth Mowins will debut as the first woman to call NFL play-by-play for CBS on Sept. 24. Mowins will join former NFL kicker Jay Feely when Cleveland plays at Indianapolis. The network released its announcer pairings on Tuesday. Mowins will start the season calling a ...