National Sports

Elliott frustrated by defeat

The Associated Press DOVER, Del. — Chase Elliott rubbed his head and leaned against his car, crestfallen as he replayed the final laps in his mind. Jimmie Johnson, his champion teammate, walked over to offer some encouragement and let Elliott vent. “I anticipated them being cuss ...

US captures Cup again

The Associated Press JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The Americans won the Presidents Cup for the seventh straight time, and this one was no contest. With most of the work already done, a dominant U.S. team needed only one point from the 12 singles matches Sunday. Kevin Chappell halved the first ...

Earnhardt rises in farewell year

The Associated Press DOVER, Del. — Retirement Dale has been Blunt Dale. As his final season ticks away, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has grabbed a bullhorn and demanded change — in 140-character bursts, on his podcast and through the media — on matters big and small in NASCAR. He referenced ...

Blaney crashes Xfinity playoffs

DOVER, Del. — With a checkered flag missing and no highlight reel burnout to be found, Ryan Blaney may at least want to keep the race trophy as a keepsake to prove he won at Dover. Blaney crashed the Xfinity Series playoffs and the Cup regular dominated Saturday at Dover International ...

Injured Adams does enough for Fighting Irish

By John Fineran The Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Josh Adams’ night was cut short by an injured ankle but he still contributed more than enough to help No. 22 Notre Dame to its third straight lopsided victory. Adams had touchdown runs of 72 and 59 yards in the first half before ...

Chicago linebacker suspended over hit on Packers’ Adams

The Associated Press CHICAGO — The NFL has suspended Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan for two games for his frightening hit against Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams. The league announced the punishment on Saturday. Trevathan has three business days to appeal the ...

Red Sox clinch AL East

BOSTON — The hard chopper bounced off first baseman Mitch Moreland’s glove and high into the air. Second baseman Brock Holt jumped to glove the ball and flipped it to first, where David Price was covering. When the Boston Red Sox needed him, Price was there. The one-time ace came out of ...

Tigers take out another challenger

The Associated Press BLACKSBURG, Va. — Kelly Bryant ran around and away from No. 12 Virginia Tech and led No. 2 Clemson to a 31-10 victory Saturday night, the Tigers’ third in three games against teams in the Top 25. Making just his fifth start, the junior ran for 94 yards, hit Tavien ...

Top 25 roundup

No. 7 Georgia 41, Tennessee 0 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Jake Fromm threw a touchdown pass and ran for two more scores and Georgia handed Tennessee its first shutout in nearly a quarter-century. Nick Chubb added 109 yards rushing to help Georgia race to its first 5-0 start since 2012, the last ...

OSU assistant latest coach fired over scandal

The Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — Oklahoma State fired Lamont Evans Thursday for cause after the top assistant to new coach Mike Boynton was ensnared in the federal investigation of basketball recruiting at seven universities. The school announced that Evans was terminated in a ...

Pitino placed on administrative leave by Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rick Pitino couldn’t survive another scandal, as an angry interim Louisville president Wednesday placed the head men’s college basketball coach and his boss on administrative leave amid a nationwide federal bribery investigation that has rocked the sport. President ...

Cubs clinch with 5-1 win over Cards

By Joe Harris ST. LOUIS — Addison Russell hit a three-run homer and John Lackey pitched six strong innings as the Chicago Cubs clinched their second consecutive National League Central title with a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night. The Cubs reached the ...

Ten men charged in hoops corruption

NEW YORK — In one of the biggest crackdowns on the corrupting role of money in college basketball, 10 men — including a top Adidas executive and four assistant coaches — were charged Tuesday with using hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to influence star athletes’ choice of ...

Timmons returns; suspension lifted

MIAMI — The Miami Dolphins’ vanishing linebacker is back. Miami lifted the suspension of Lawrence Timmons after one week Tuesday, and he’s eligible to play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints in London. Timmons was suspended indefinitely after he went AWOL the day before the ...

Some NFL players ready to move past Trump

The Associated Press A day later, there were signs that some around the NFL already were ready to move on from their anthem-related gestures prodded by President Donald Trump ‘s profane broadside against such actions. Players and coaches indicated that their teams would discuss as a group ...

Sproles breaks arm, also suffers ACL tear

PHILADELPHIA — When Darren Sproles walked briskly off the field holding his wrist after it appeared he injured his knee, the Philadelphia Eagles thought it was good news. Bad news came Monday. Sproles tore his ACL and broke his forearm on the same play in Sunday’s win over the Giants. ...

Miller owns up costly penalty

The Associated Press Von Miller pulled the old “too slow” trick on his buddy Tyrod Taylor, yanking back just as the Buffalo Bills’ prone quarterback was reaching up to grab the star linebacker’s helping hand. The two, who are friends, laughed off the whimsical middle school ...

Judge’s accomplishments grow

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Aaron Judge circled the bases for the 50th time this season, breaking Mark McGwire’s major league record for home runs by a rookie, and returned to the Yankees dugout to exchange handshakes, hugs and high-fives with excited teammates. And then, he walked ...

Athletes’ odds slim for anthem statement

The Associated Press PARK CITY, Utah — Should an American Olympian be at the center of attention for the playing of the “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Pyeongchang Games next year, it would be for only one reason: He or she just won a gold medal. While NFL players have 16 or more ...

Florida has 9 in trouble

The Associated Press GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida standout receiver Antonio Callaway used a stolen credit card to add $1,970 to his campus bookstore prepaid account and then used the money to purchase a high-end computer and fancy headphones, according to university police. Now he’s ...