MLB

Cohen to increase stake in Mets; Wilpons remain in control

NEW YORK (AP) — A hedge fund manager whose company paid $1.8 billion in U.S. criminal and civil settlements is in negotiations to increase his stake in the New York Mets, who left open the …

Minor league cities fighting back against contraction plan

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Mayor Peter Nystrom says he plans to fight hard to preserve his town’s little piece of Americana. For a quarter century on baseball nights at Dodd Stadium, children have …

Mariners give prospect Evan White $24M, 6-year deal

SEATTLE (AP) — The Mariners have finalized a $24 million, six-year contract with first baseman Evan White, a unusually large deal for a player who hasn’t appeared in a game above …
NFL

Rookie reminder: Murray still developing as NFL quarterback

TEMPE (AP) — Kyler Murray's made his transition to the NFL look fairly easy through most of the season, mixing big plays with smart decisions that have kept the Arizona Cardinals competitive …

Steelers hang on for 23-17 victory over Cardinals

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Diontae Johnson ran for an 85-yard touchdown on a punt return and caught a pass for another score to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers over the Arizona Cardinals 23-17 on …

Winston throws for 456 yards, 4 TDs as Bucs rally over Colts

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston threw for 456 yards and four touchdowns, helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rally to beat the reeling Indianapolis Colts 38-35 on Sunday. Winston overcame …
NBA

Damian Lillard had 31 points, including eight 3-pointers, and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the New York Knicks their 10th straight loss, 115-87 on Tuesday night. Hassan Whiteside added 17 …

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Devonte Graham scored 29 points, Miles Bridges hit a big 3-pointer with 7.7 seconds left and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Washington Wizards 114-107 on Tuesday night in a …
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls forward Otto Porter Jr. will miss at least another month because of a broken left foot that was initially diagnosed as a bruise. The Bulls said the injury was …
Golf

SYDNEY (AP) — Matt Jones made a testing four-foot par putt on the final hole to hold off Louis Oosthuizen and win his second Australian Open golf championship on Sunday by one stroke after a …

SYDNEY (AP) — Matt Jones coped best with difficult afternoon conditions Saturday at the Australian Open for a 3-under 68 to take a three-stroke lead into the final round. Jones, who led by one …
College sports

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Spencer Haldeman stole a pass and raced down the floor for a tiebreaking layup with 49 seconds remaining and Northern Iowa hung on to beat No. 24 Colorado 79-76 Tuesday …

EAST Bryant 69, Fordham 61 St. Francis Brooklyn 64, Presbyterian 63 SOUTH No scores reported from the SOUTH. MIDWEST No scores reported from the MIDWEST. SOUTHWEST No scores …
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Eli Drinkwitz was saying all the right things after being introduced as the new football coach at Missouri, laying out his vision for the once-proud program with unwavering …
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former Memphis coach Mike Norvell says he won’t coach the Tigers in the Cotton Bowl now that he’s taken the Florida State job. Norvell said Tuesday that the …
EAST No scores reported from the EAST. SOUTH No scores reported from the SOUTH. MIDWEST No scores reported from the MIDWEST. SOUTHWEST No scores reported from the …
NHL

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Toffoli had a goal and an assist, and the Los Angeles Kings ended a four-game losing streak by beating the New York Rangers 3-1 on Tuesday night. Dustin Brown also …
GLENDALE (AP) — An early-season coaching change could have derailed Calgary's entire season. Instead, it seems to have revitalized the Flames. Even on the second game of a back-to-back, …
Olympics

The athlete committee of the World Anti Doping Agency is calling for Russia to be completely banned from the Olympics after the country “made a mockery not only those who play by the rules, but …

GENEVA (AP) — The never-ending Russia doping saga hits another dramatic peak Monday when its Tokyo Olympics status and prospects for hosting international sports events are on the line. World …
Other sports

Tennis’ Andreescu honored as Canada’s athlete of the year

TORONTO (AP) — U.S. Open winner Bianca Andreescu is Canada’s athlete of the year, the first tennis player so honored. She won …

3 arrested after home-made bombs detonated at Brazil stadium

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police have arrested three people after home-made bombs were detonated at Mineirão Stadium as Cruzeiro …

Man with Lou Gehrig’s disease who helped popularize ice bucket challenge, raising millions for ALS research, dies at 34

BOSTON (AP) — Man with Lou Gehrig’s disease who helped popularize ice bucket challenge, raising millions for ALS research, dies at …

POLL ALERT: UConn jumps to No. 2 in women's Top 25 behind Stanford; Oregon, Oregon St, South Carolina round out top five

NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: UConn jumps to No. 2 in women's Top 25 behind Stanford; Oregon, Oregon St, South Carolina round out top …

POLL ALERT: Ohio State jumps to No. 3 in men’s Top 25 behind Louisville, Kansas; No. 25 San Diego State joins rankings

NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Ohio State jumps to No. 3 in men’s Top 25 behind Louisville, Kansas; No. 25 San Diego State joins …