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FOX Sports MLS broadcast will feature first all-female crew

By Anne M. Peterson AP Sports Writer The FOX Sports broadcast of Sunday’s Major League Soccer match between D.C. United and the New England Revolution will feature an all-female on-air crew for the first time. The group will include play-by-play announcer Lisa Byington, analyst Danielle ...

Fitzpatrick back facing another ex-team in Titans with Bucs

By The Associated Press Ryan Fitzpatrick has been in the NFL long enough, and been with so many different teams, that the quarterback has plenty of experience of playing somewhere in a different uniform. Coming back to Tennessee is a bit easier thanks to such a short stint with the ...

LEADING OFF: Springer back for Astros vs A’s; Puig suspended

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: HOW THE WEST IS WON All-Star outfielder George Springer is expected to come off the disabled list for the Houston Astros when the defending champions visit Oakland for the opener of a pivotal three-game series ...

Amid turmoil, USA Gymnastics takes small steps forward

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — The pep talk was short and to the point, a reminder to reigning world gymnastics champion Morgan Hurd that all was not lost. The 17-year-old had just fallen on beam at the U.S. Classic last month, ending any serious chance she had at making a ...

NFL players, coaches protecting skin on every given sun day

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The toughest opponent for many NFL players and coaches during the blazing hot days of training camp sits far above the football field. The sun's powerful ultraviolet rays are a leading cause of skin cancer, and shade is rare at ...

Michigan-Notre Dame leads off games to watch in 2018

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Sports Writer Remember last year, when everyone was eyeing the season-opening Alabama-Florida State game as one of the most anticipated matchups? The third-ranked Seminoles lost that game and several more, barely finishing with a winning record. Even late in the season, a ...

Forsythe gets 5 hits, Twins outslug Tigers in 15-8 win

By TYLER MASON, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — All that Logan Forsythe has done since arriving in Minnesota is get hits. The veteran infielder joined the Twins at the beginning of August in a trade that sent popular second baseman Brian Dozier to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Thursday night ...

Aaron Rodgers throws TD pass, Packers top Steelers 51-34

By GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The ovation moved Aaron Rodgers to tears. The Green Bay Packers fans showed their appreciation with the two-time NFL MVP about to take his first snaps at Lambeau Field in almost a year. Once he got behind center, Rodgers needed ...

Brady, Patriots beat Eagles 37-20 in Super Bowl rematch

By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady shook off the rust of a long layoff and then found time to shake hands with Nick Foles, six months after they met in the Super Bowl. Brady moved the Patriots with ease in their rematch against the Eagles, with a little help ...

Jets’ Darnold looks like rookie in 15-13 loss to Redskins

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Sports Writer LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Limited playing experience in high school and college makes Sam Darnold appreciate every game, even if it's just the preseason. The third overall pick made his first exhibition start for the New York Jets on Thursday night and showed ...

Tent collapse injures 12; speaker Lou Holtz unhurt

HAYDEN, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say 12 people have been hospitalized, including three who were seriously injured, after a tent collapsed at a bank's shareholders' event. WBMA-TV says about 400 people were under the tent Thursday night when it came crashing down, some ducking under tables for ...

WNBA set for wild dash to regular season finish

By Doug Feinberg AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA’s final week of the regular season is shaping up to be a wild dash to the finish. Playoff seeding and the final playoff spot are still up for grab. About the only thing that has been decided when it comes to the postseason ...

Column: Best measure of Woods is when he has the lead

By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tiger Woods once said it could not be considered a truly great year without winning a major. Five years ago, he never would have said it could be a good year without winning any tournament. This year is an exception. Woods closed with a ...

Meyer probe costs $500K but still about what Ohio St wants

By Mitch Stacy AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Urban Meyer investigation is costing Ohio State $500,000, but whether the superstar football coach keeps his job still comes down to whether the university wants to stick with him based on how he's already been tainted by the ...

Wisconsin gives West hope of challenging B10 East dominance

The Big Ten West might not be best, but it is getting closer to challenging the East Division's conference dominance. Wisconsin returns the entire offensive line and a 1,900-yard rusher from its record-setting 13-win team, and some see the Badgers as a contender for the College Football ...

US Olympian Katie Ledecky gives swim tips to Tokyo students

By NICOLA SHANNON, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese students let out squeals Tuesday as Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky moved across the swimming pool, ducking under the lane lines. The 21-year-old American, fresh off a five-medal performance at the Pan Pacific Championships ...

Post-Ronaldo Real Madrid gets 1st test in UEFA Super Cup

By FRANK GRIFFITHS, Associated Press TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Following the departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid gets its first test against crosstown rival Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup. So far, Madrid hasn't resorted to a "galacticos" spending spree to ...

Giants rally with 4 runs in 9th to down Dodgers 5-2

By STEVE DILBECK, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Bochy seemed uncertain how to respond to the question. The Giants had just rallied for four runs with two outs in the ninth inning Monday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers' beleaguered bullpen for a 5-2 victory. And then ...

LEADING OFF: Cano back from suspension, Acuna on HR streak

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: SET FREE Robinson Cano is set to return from his 80-game suspension for violating baseball's drug agreement when Seattle plays at Oakland. The All-Star second baseman has been out since May 15, though he's been ...

COLLEGE FOOTBALL ’18: 6 players starring for losing teams

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer Football being, in many ways, the ultimate team game can make it difficult for good players to shine when the players around them are ... not so good. Stars toiling on losing teams rarely get much recognition. They almost never win the big awards ...

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