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Suns get Anderson, send Knight, Chriss to Rockets

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have completed a four-player trade that sends guard Brandon Knight and forward Marquese Chriss to the Houston Rockets for forward Ryan Anderson and guard De'Anthony Melton. Knight had been considered in line to start at point guard for the Suns after missing ...

Usain Bolt makes soccer debut for Central Coast Mariners

GOSFORD, Australia (AP) — Usain Bolt's soccer debut for the Central Coast Mariners on Friday lasted about 20 minutes against an amateur local team and with almost 10,000 people in the crowd. The eight-time Olympic gold medalist is trying to become a professional soccer player and has been ...

American long jumper Lawson tests positive for steroid

MONACO (AP) — American long jumper Jarrion Lawson, who won silver at last year's world championships, has been suspended after failing a doping test. The Athletics Integrity Unit, which handles doping issues in track and field, says Lawson tested positive for a metabolite of the banned ...

Cornelius throws 5 TDs in 1st start; Oklahoma St. rolls

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State quarterback Taylor Cornelius' stat line in his first career start was something to be proud of. Cowboys coach Mike Gundy thought it could have been even better. Cornelius passed for 295 yards and five touchdowns to ...

LEADING OFF: Yanks eye ‘Cutch, Bryant likely off DL for Cubs

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: FINAL SALE Andrew McCutchen was on the verge of becoming a Yankee late Thursday night as New York was close to completing a deal with San Francisco, and more players might move on the final day to swing trade waiver ...

Adams State female football kicker eager to make her mark

By PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — The field goal kicker from Adams State thought about her range for a moment. On the field, it's at least 54 yards, which is how far she connected on one during practice. In the arena of opening doors for other female football players, she hopes ...

Brash Jaguars want to ‘dominate world’ with stacked defense

By MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Standing on the sideline and watching one-on-one drills, Jalen Ramsey had an up-close look at this touchdown. The receiver used a triple move to beat one of Ramsey's fellow defensive backs. Ramsey shook his head in disbelief and ...

Manuel tosses 3 TDs as Raiders topple Seahawks 30-19

By TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — E.J. Manuel made a strong bid to stick around in Oakland. Austin Davis did the same to find himself a home likely somewhere other than Seattle. Manuel threw for 255 yards and three touchdowns in the competition to be Oakland's backup QB, and the ...

Lynch has big 2nd half, Broncos beat Cardinals 21-10

By BOB BAUM, AP Sports Writer GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A near-perfect second half in the preseason finale didn't appear to be enough to give Paxton Lynch the No. 2 quarterback job in Denver. Lynch completed 14 of 15 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns and was not intercepted, leading the ...

Mayfield sharp as Browns roll over Lions 35-17

By The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Baker Mayfield threw for 138 yards in a dominant first half for Cleveland, and the Browns wrapped up the preseason with a 35-17 victory over the Detroit Lions on Thursday night. Mayfield completed a 41-yard pass to Devon Cajuste on the first play from ...

LEADING OFF: Morales swings for HR record; AL West showdown

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: CHASING HISTORY Kendrys Morales has homered in seven straight games for Toronto, one short of the major league record. He can match Dale Long, Don Mattingly and Ken Griffey Jr. when the Blue Jays face rookie David ...

Oh, brother! 2 Coach Grudens: Raiders’ Jon, Redskins’ Jay

By JOSH DUBOW and HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Pro Football Writers Sitting beneath a television at the Gruden family home in Florida are boxes filled with recordings of dozens of games coached by Jon or Jay in the NFL and Arena Football League. There isn't a single loss on any of those discs. That's ...

Family finds way forward after QB Tyler Hilinski’s suicide

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Mark and Kym Hilinski keenly remember the swirl of activity. Rushing to Pullman after learning their son, Tyler, had taken his life. Planning memorial services both on the Washington State campus and back home in Southern ...

PGA plans major changes for revamped FedEx Cup

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — The PGA Tour is putting the final touches on a revamped FedEx Cup structure that would award a cash bonus to the leading player from the regular season, followed by a new scoring format for the Tour Championship to decide the FedEx Cup ...

Peterson, Cards take 27-3 preseason win as Cowboys stars sit

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Pro Football Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Patrick Peterson hasn't faced a starting quarterback in the preseason. The three-time All-Pro cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals is getting himself in regular-season form anyway. Peterson returned an interception 30 yards ...

Severino gets 17th win as Yankees beat Orioles 5-3 for sweep

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — Despite all the injuries, and regardless of the deficit they face in the AL East, the New York Yankees won't let up in their quest to put a strong finish on a heck of a season. Luke Voit went 3 for 3 with a two-run homer to help Luis ...

Dalton enjoys warm welcome in Bengals’ 26-13 win over Bills

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton doesn't believe he could have scripted a better visit to Buffalo on Sunday. The donation he made to Buffalo's Roswell Park Cancer Institute to open the day was special. The two standing ovations he ...

Astros get fifth straight win, 3-1 over Angels

By DAN GREENSPAN, Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Astros made themselves at home in California this season, posting a record of 18-5. After punctuating that success with their seventh win in nine games at Angel Stadium, the Astros are ready to take the momentum back home ...

Carpenter ties Cards record with 4 2Bs in rout of Rockies

By PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — Matt Carpenter led off the game with a double to right. It was the start of a double feature — a big day for him and another big series win for the Cardinals. Carpenter tied a St. Louis record with four doubles, pitcher Austin Gomber had a ...

Vikings acquire center Brett Jones in trade with Giants

By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings, who are running out of time before the regular season begins for rehabilitating center Pat Elflein to return, took a step toward protecting themselves by acquiring center Brett Jones in a trade with the New ...

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