National Sports

Tribe will have to wait on Miller

The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Invaluable All-Star reliever Andrew Miller may need more time to recover from knee tendinitis. And for now, that’s fine with the Cleveland Indians. Miller was placed on the 10-day disabled list last week with soreness in his right knee that had ...

Hendrick Motorsports ready to cut Kahne

CONCORD, N.C. — Kasey Kahne is out at Hendrick Motorsports at the end of the season. The Brickyard 400 winner was released from the final year of his contract, allowing him to pursue another Cup ride for 2018. Team owner Rick Hendrick did not immediately name a replacement for the No. 5 ...

Dolphins’ star investigated

The Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry is being investigated for possible domestic battery, officials said Monday, an allegation the player’s girlfriend called a fabrication. A spokesman for the Broward County State Attorney’s office ...

Cutler signs with Miami for one year

DAVIE, Fla. — Jay Cutler has decided to postpone retirement for the chance to be Ryan Tannehill’s replacement. Cutler agreed to terms Sunday on a contract with the Miami Dolphins, a person familiar with the situation said. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on ...

Truex Jr. outlasts field

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — One by one they passed him as the laps dwindled at Watkins Glen International, and Martin Truex Jr. stuck to the plan. In the end, he was the one laughing in victory lane. Truex held off a charging Matt Kenseth on the final lap and won the NASCAR Cup race on Sunday at ...

US stuns Jamaica again

LONDON — The American sprinter took a mighty tumble. Nobody, however, has fallen harder than Jamaica so far at this year’s world championships. The evening after Usain Bolt’s improbable loss to a pair of U.S. runners, the world’s best sprint island watched the red, white and blue ...

Matsuyama’s 61 fuels win

AKRON, Ohio — Hideki Matsuyama was along for the ride four years ago when he watched Tiger Woods tear apart Firestone Country Club on his way to a 61 in the second round, which tied the South course record and sent Woods to a seven-shot victory in the Bridgestone Invitational. “I just ...

Joyce suspended for gay slur

The Associated Press Oakland outfielder Matt Joyce received a two-game suspension without pay Saturday for directing a gay slur toward a fan in Anaheim and he will take part in a public outreach initiative with PFLAG, a family and ally organization supporting the LGBTQ community. Major ...

Canton welcomes historic backs into its building

The Associated Press CANTON, Ohio — Moments after one of the best running backs in NFL history entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame, another followed: LaDainian Tomlinson. Preceded Saturday by Terrell Davis, the record-setting Tomlinson became the fifth inductee of the night, presented ...

Marshawn Mania officially in wine country

The Associated Press NAPA, Calif. — Marshawn Lynch plowed through the line, dreadlocks swaying on a rare cool summer morning in Napa, then juggled the football to the delight of hundreds cheering from nearby bleachers. They raised phone cameras to capture the self-proclaimed ...

Peterson eager to get a grasp on the Saints’ offense

Brett Martel The Associated Press METAIRIE, La. — Adrian Peterson sounds far more concerned with his ability to pick up the Saints’ dynamic offense than whether he can still run over and through would-be tacklers. After getting a day off from practice on Saturday, Peterson dismissed ...

Logano’s mindset changes as playoffs loom

By John Kekis The Associated Press WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Joey Logano isn’t quite ready to push the panic button as NASCAR’s playoff season looms. At least he knows what will ease his mind — winning one of the next five races. “I’m not sure it’s even a must-win yet, but ...

McGregor still in hype mode

The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — It’s a fight (or at least an event) born and bred by social media. There is really no reason for Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor to meet in a boxing ring Aug. 26 other than a lot of UFC fans think it’s a great idea and it will make the two ...

Pieters, Johnson tied at Bridgestone

The Associated Press AKRON, Ohio — Thomas Pieters of Belgium ended his roller-coaster round with his eighth birdie, a 30-footer that rammed into the back of the cup for a 4-under 66 that gave him a share of the lead with Zach Johnson in the Bridgestone Invitational. Pieters, who led by ...

DQ’d horse gives Spirit the victory

By Tom Canavan The Associated Pres EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Perfect Spirit was awarded the $1 million Hambletonian when first-place finisher What The Hill caused another horse to go off stride in the stretch and was disqualified Saturday in trotting’s biggest race. It marked the first ...

Dolphins reach out to Cutler

The Associated Press MIAMI — Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said he reached out to Jay Cutler, and the retired quarterback who is now working in television showed interest. But Gase said Saturday he didn’t think the Dolphins were close yet to signing a quarterback following the knee ...

MLB trade deadline changes some values across league

The MLB trade deadline passing puts baseball and your fantasy season in its home stretch. A few closer situations changed, a top prospect arrived and a logjam didn’t get fixed. Cheers Amed Rosario, NYM — Widely considered baseball’s top prospect, Rosario finally got the call from the ...

Allmendinger hoping for repeat

By John Kekis The Associated Press WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Three years ago AJ Allmendinger didn’t want the second Sunday in August to end, so he lingered in victory lane at Watkins Glen International to soak in the atmosphere with his crew. The victory on the road course stamped ...

Minnesota a good fit for Perry

The Associated Press BLAINE, Minn. — Two-time tournament winner Kenny Perry shot a 7-under 65 Friday to hold a share of the lead after the first round of the PGA Tour Champions event just outside of Minneapolis-St. Paul. Perry, who won in Minnesota in 2014 and 2015, opened his round with ...

Nats’ star pitchers will get extra rest

The Associated Press CHICAGO — Two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer and Gio Gonzalez will miss their scheduled starts for the Washington Nationals against the Chicago Cubs this weekend. Manager Dusty Baker decided to give Scherzer at least an extra day rather than have him pitch ...