National Sports

Navy uses fourth-quarter rally to beat Memphis 22-21 in rain

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Because Navy relies so heavily on the run, comebacks are not exactly its specialty. So when the Midshipmen found themselves in a driving rain and trailing Memphis by 12 points in the fourth quarter, only two options remained in ...

Peoples, Jackson sharp; No. 12 Hokies beat Tribe 62-17

By HANK KURZ Jr, AP Sports Writer BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Justin Fuente said he was worried how his team would handle a quick turnaround. The No. 12 Hokies had an emotional 24-3 victory at Florida State on Monday night, then had to travel home, operate on insufficient sleep and prepare to ...

Amir Khan recovers to beat Samuel Vargas on points

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — English welterweight Amir Khan had to climb off the canvas to continue his comeback with a points win over Samuel Vargas on Saturday. In his second fight since returning to the ring after a two-year absence, Khan was knocked to the floor in the final seconds of the ...

Murray’s 5 total TDs lead No. 6 Oklahoma past UCLA 49-21

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — UCLA coach Chip Kelly believes his day against Oklahoma might have gone better with some help from the Oakland Athletics. The A's selected Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the ninth overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft. ...

Taekwondo champ Steven Lopez receives permanent ban

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Center for SafeSport has permanently banned two-time Olympic taekwondo champion Steven Lopez for sexual misconduct involving a minor. The center has been investigating Lopez for about four months and made his ban permanent Thursday night. He can appeal. He was ...

LEADING OFF: Ohtani slugging away with bad elbow, Gio debut

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: THE SHO GOES ON Shohei Ohtani doesn't need two good elbows to help the Angels. Doctors this week recommended the two-way rookie sensation have Tommy John surgery on his right pitching elbow, but Ohtani has been ...

Turpin ignites No. 16 TCU in rainy 42-12 win over rival SMU

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) — If No. 16 TCU was looking ahead to a showdown with Ohio State, KaVontae Turpin snapped his fellow Horned Frogs back into the present with another speedy dash to the end zone. Turpin ignited a sluggish team by returning a punt 78 yards for a ...

Tanaka shines, Torres and McCutchen homer as Yanks blank M’s

SEATTLE (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka may be pitching himself into a start at the AL wild-card game. The Japanese right-hander struck out 10 over eight innings, Gleyber Torres and Andrew McCutchen each hit two-run homers and the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Friday ...

Astros beat Red Sox 6-3 in in a matchup of AL leaders

By The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and the Houston Astros won their sixth straight game, beating the Boston Red Sox 6-3 on Friday night in a matchup of AL division leaders. The Red Sox, with the best record in the majors, ...

Kershaw efficient, Dodgers pull closer to 1st-place Rockies

By PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — Kenta Maeda felt something the veteran pitcher doesn't always experience — a touch of nerves. Stepping into the shoes of All-Star closer Kenley Jansen happens to be stressful work. Even more so in the heat of a division chase. Clayton Kershaw ...