National Sports

Keuchel leads Houston against Yanks in opener

The Associated Press HOUSTON — Dallas Keuchel is tired of talking about his success against the New York Yankees. It didn’t matter on Thursday, though. It was an unavoidable subject for Houston’s ace as he prepares to start against them in Game 1 of the AL Championship Series tonight. ...

Eagles improve to 5-1 with win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carson Wentz threw for 222 yards and three touchdowns to help the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Carolina Panthers 28-23 on Thursday night to improve to an NFC-best 5-1. The Eagles turned two interceptions deep in Carolina territory into 15 points, with touchdown passes to ...

Eagles-Panthers makes for good matchup

Just think: We get another enticing Thursday night matchup. A week after the Patriots beat the Buccaneers in a tight prime-timer, division leaders Philadelphia and Carolina go at it in Charlotte. These two are tied with the Packers for the best record in the NFC at 4-1. The Panthers have ...

Kansas City dealing with several injuries

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Andy Reid had just finished the Kansas City Chiefs’ morning walkthrough inside the team’s practice facility when he stepped up to a microphone and began a roster roll call. At least, that’s what it sounded like. The long list of names was in fact the injury ...

Strasburg, Nationals force deciding game

CHICAGO — Stephen Strasburg gave Washington everything he had, and it was more than enough. So much for all those questions about heart and character. Strasburg shook off an illness and pitched seven dominant innings, Michael A. Taylor hit a late grand slam and the Nationals beat the ...

Rain not changing starter for Nationals

The Associated Press CHICAGO — The showers came a little late, but the rain that soaked Wrigley Field and washed out Game 4 of the NL Division Series followed Tuesday’s forecast pretty closely. Instead, Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker delivered the biggest surprise of the ...

Tribe not panicking for Game 5

The Associated Press CLEVELAND — There were no noticeable signs of panic or pressure. Now is not the time to show any weakness. As the Cleveland Indians got ready for their biggest game this season, a winner-take-all Game 5 tonight against the New York Yankees, everything seemed normal, ...

NFL may change anthem policy

The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — NFL owners will meet next week to consider changes to a game manual that says players “should” stand during the national anthem, a guideline the league has left to the discretion of players who kneeled in large numbers after criticism from ...

Cardinals acquire RB Peterson

The Associated Press PHOENIX — The Arizona Cardinals, with the worst rushing game in the NFL, acquired running back Adrian Peterson from the New Orleans Saints in exchange for an undisclosed 2018 draft pick. The 32-year-old Peterson has rushed for 11,828 yards and 97 touchdowns in his ...

Younger Bosa impressing at Ohio State

The Associated Press has been honoring college football’s best with an All-America team since 1925. This season, the AP released its first preseason All-America team and will also release a midseason team next week before the full, three-team All-America selections are unveiled in December. ...

Nats bats unable to get things going

The Associated Press CHICAGO — Moments after his go-ahead hit, Anthony Rizzo walked across the infield at frenzied Wrigley Field and shouted “Respect me! Respect me!” A year after their historic championship, Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs are fighting for another memorable ...

Astros relishing their trip to ALCS

The Associated Press BOSTON — The Houston Astros poured back onto the field after advancing to their first AL Championship Series, posing for pictures with the Green Monster as a backdrop before a few players bellyflopped in the puddles in the infield dirt. They were already soaked with ...

Yankees, Severino bounce back, force a Game 5

NEW YORK — Luis Severino bounced back from his playoff debacle, slumping Aaron Judge delivered a big hit and the New York Yankees took advantage of shoddy defense by Cleveland to beat the Indians 7-3 Monday night and push their AL Division Series to a decisive Game 5. Gary Sanchez homered ...

ESPN suspends Hill over political statements

The Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — ESPN suspended anchor Jemele Hill on Monday for two weeks for making political statements on social media. Hill, an African-American co-host of the 6 p.m. broadcast of “SportsCenter,” received backlash last month after referring to President ...

Miami assistant resigns in bizarre incident

The Associated Press DAVIE, Fla. — Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster resigned Monday and said he was seeking medical help after a social media video surfaced appearing to show him snorting three lines of a white powdery substance at a desk. Hours after the 56-second video ...

A somber city getting ready for NHL opening night

LAS VEGAS — It was supposed to be a celebration of all the things this city is about, a night many thought would never come. But the carnage is too fresh, the horror still too real. The city’s first major professional sports team opens at home on the Las Vegas Strip tonight, a short ...

AP Top 25 shakeup: PSU to 3; Auburn in top 10

Penn State moved up to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll, and Washington State and Auburn jumped into the top 10 for the first time this season after six ranked teams lost this past weekend. Alabama and Clemson still hold the top spots. The top-ranked Crimson Tide received ...

Sparty making 2016 look like aberration

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan State has made last season look like an aberration. And, the Mark Dantonio-led Spartans have proven their dominance against Michigan is no fluke. “We’ve done it eight times,” Dantonio said. “I don’t know why there’s a lot of doubt.” With a ...

Yankees force fourth game

NEW YORK — Masahiro Tanaka’s seven-inning gem was saved when Aaron Judge prevented a home run in right field, and Greg Bird homered to give the New York Yankees a 1-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians in Game 3 on Sunday night, extending their AL Division Series. Aroldis Chapman got a ...

Wentz leads Eagles’ rout

PHILADELPHIA — Carson Wentz looked like the vintage Carson Palmer. Wentz threw a career-best four touchdown passes to help the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Arizona Cardinals, 34-7, on Sunday. The quarterbacks and teams seem headed in opposite directions. Wentz has the Eagles off to an ...