National Sports

LEADING OFF: Mets deal with reporter dust-up, LA rooks rock

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: NEW YORK MESS The Mets open a series in Philadelphia a day after manager Mickey Callaway cursed at a reporter in the clubhouse, and pitcher Jason Vargas had to be restrained from charging him. Callaway ...

Santa Anita season ends after 30 horse deaths, trainer ban

By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita's troubled racing season has come to a close after the deaths of 30 horses at the Southern California track rattled the industry and led to Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer being banned when four of his horses were ...

Pujols concludes STL return with 2 hits, Molina jersey swap

By STEVE OVERBEY Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — In a weekend full of emotional moments, Los Angeles slugger Albert Pujols saved the best for last. Pujols capped off a stirring three-day return to St. Louis by exchanging jerseys with long-time friend and Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina ...

Martin Truex Jr. holds off KyBusch to defend Sonoma title

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch have managed to keep their long-standing rivalry quite friendly during their first season as teammates at Joe Gibbs Racing. It's a bit easier for Truex to be a gracious winner — and for Busch to be ...

Green’s win at Women’s PGA makes mentor Webb proud

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — In the middle of the night before the most important round of golf in Hannah Green's life, a storm rolled through that produced a crack of thunder loud enough to shake the house she was staying at with a handful of fellow ...

Devil of a deal: New Jersey lands P.K. Subban from Nashville

By Tim Booth AP Sports Writer VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The revamp of the New Jersey Devils now includes one of the top defensemen in the NHL to go along with No. 1 overall draft pick Jack Hughes. The Devils made the biggest move of the second day of the NHL draft Saturday ...

The draft is over, and now on the clock: Free agency

By Tim Reynolds AP Basketball Writer Now on the clock: Chaos. The NBA offseason is about to kick into high gear. A draft that had good bits of intrigue — at least after New Orleans’ Zion Williamson, Memphis’ Ja Morant and New York’s R.J. Barrett were chosen first, second and third ...

Devils select US center Hughes with 1st pick in NHL draft

By John Wawrow AP Hockey Writer VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The New Jersey Devils selected American center Jack Hughes with the first pick in the NHL draft Friday night. From Orlando, Florida, Hughes is the eighth American selected No. 1, and first since 2016, when the Toronto ...

Marta sets record with 17th World Cup goal in Brazil victory

By The Associated Press Marta set a record for men and women with her 17th career World Cup goal in Brazil’s 1-0 victory over Italy on Tuesday night at Valenciennes that advanced the Selecao to the knockout rounds for the sixth straight time. The 33-year-old forward, playing in her fifth ...

White Sox planning to extend netting at Guaranteed Rate Field

By Jay Cohen AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox plan to extend the protective netting to the foul poles at Guaranteed Rate Field, becoming the first major league team to take that step since a couple of high-profile injuries this summer increased the focus on fan safety ...