National Sports

Tom Brady loses for 1st time in 9 games vs Jaguars, 31-20

By MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady trudged off the field with his helmet in one hand, grass stains on his jersey and a look of frustration on his face. This was a different feeling for the New England Patriots quarterback — at least against ...

Young Colts defense ready to face Wentz, Eagles

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Sports Writer The Indianapolis Colts' defense looks primed and ready to face Carson Wentz and the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. Fresh off holding the Washington Redskins without a touchdown in a 21-9 victory Sunday, the Colts (1-1) turn their ...

Alvarez wins narrow decision for middleweight title

By TIM DAHLBERG, AP Boxing Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin fought 24 rounds in the space of a year, with little to pick between them. When the scorecards were totaled Saturday night, though, the judges crowned a new middleweight champion of the world — but just ...

Puig’s 3 homers, 7 RBIs lead Dodgers over Cards 17-4

By DAVID SOLOMON, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yasiel Puig has never missed the postseason since making his major league debut in 2013, and he doesn't plan on ending that run. Puig homered three times and had a career-high seven RBIs, giving him five homers in two games, and the Los ...

Indians blank Tigers, clinch 3rd straight AL Central title

By The Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Unchallenged for months, the Cleveland Indians clinched their third straight AL Central title with a 15-0 blowout on Saturday of the Detroit Tigers, who made four errors and managed only two hits. Francisco Lindor and Michael Brantley connected for ...

Browns releasing troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon's troubled tenure with the Cleveland Browns has ended. The team isn't going to help him any longer. He let them down for the final time. The Browns announced Saturday night that it intends to release the former Pro Bowl wide ...

Brewers now 2 1/2 games behind Cubs with 3-1 loss to Pirates

By JOE TOTORAITIS, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Zach Davies couldn't hold an early lead and it proved costly to the Milwaukee Brewers. Davies gave up a go-ahead double to Francisco Cervelli in the fourth inning that lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 win over the Brewers on ...

No. 1 Alabama blows past Mississippi 62-7

By DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Top-ranked Alabama faced a rare bit of adversity Saturday night when Mississippi's first offensive play turned into a 75-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Ta'amu to D.K. Metcalf. The angst lasted a grand total of 11 seconds. Alabama ...

Lester pitches Cubs over Reds 1-0, Chicago maintains lead

By MATT CARLSON, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — After seven dominant innings from Jon Lester, the Chicago Cubs turned to a closer-by-committee due to their loss of Pedro Strop. Lester allowed two hits over seven innings with a season-high nine strikeouts, Willson Contreras hit a ...

LEADING OFF: Sale vs deGrom for 1st time since college

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: YOU AGAIN? Cy Young Award contenders Chris Sale (12-4, 1.96) and Jacob deGrom (8-9, 1.71) face off for the first time since their college days as Boston hosts the Mets. DeGrom was a two-way player at Stetson in 2010 ...