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

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 …

Lock throws 3 TDs in first half as Broncos beat Texans 38-24

HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Drew Lock threw for 309 yards and three touchdowns, Kareem Jackson had an interception and returned a fumble 70 yards for a touchdown against his former team as the Denver …
NBA

PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker scored 26 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 24 on his 24th birthday and the Phoenix Suns rolled to a 125-109 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night. Oubre …

HOUSTON (AP) — When Luke Walton took over as coach of the Sacramento Kings, he thought Nemanja Bjelica was just a big man he could use to create space. As he's gotten to know Bjelica, Walton has …
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Dennis Schroder scored 27 points off the bench and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Utah Jazz 104-90 on Monday night. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 20 points and Chris …
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

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 …

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State lost its first nonconference home game since 2014 when Kirsten Deans made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with just over a minute left to lift West Virginia over …
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Devin Vassell had 14 points and nine rebounds and No. 17 Florida State made 15 three-pointers in a 72-53 rout of Clemson on Sunday. Anthony Polite had 12 points on four …
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Jazmine Jones scored 21 points off the bench, including nine during a 20-2 third-quarter run that helped No. 2 Louisville rout Northern Kentucky 85-57 rout on …
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Shakira Austin had 25 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 9 Maryland shook off a midweek loss to rout Loyola (Md.) 105-45 on Sunday. Stephanie Jones and Taylor Mikesell both …
NHL

First Period_1, Colorado, Graves 5 (Donskoi, Compher), 4:32. Penalties_Kylington, CGY, (tripping), 14:14. Second Period_2, Calgary, Ryan 5 (Kylington, Dube), 9:33. 3, Colorado, Nichushkin 5 …

First Period_1, Ottawa, Anisimov 4 (DeMelo, Chabot), 1:35. 2, Ottawa, Duclair 14 (Tierney), 15:44. 3, Boston, Bergeron 9 (Marchand, Pastrnak), 17:48. Penalties_None. Second Period_4, Ottawa, …
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Anthony Duclair had two goals and an assist and the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins 5-2 Monday night. It was the Senators' (13-17-1) first win over the Bruins …
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 …