Men's sports

September 21, 2018 - 8:26 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A person with knowledge of the decision says the Spanish soccer federation has rejected the league's request to play a regular-season match in the United States, putting the game in doubt. The person tells The Associated Press that the federation has sent a letter to league...
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September 21, 2018 - 8:12 am
VILAMOURA, Portugal (AP) — English golfer Oliver Fisher has shot the first round of 59 in the 46-year history of the European Tour. Fisher made an eagle and 10 birdies on a par-71 course in the second round of the Portugal Masters on Friday. There have been 19 rounds of 60 on the European Tour. On...
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Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor fields a ball hit by Chicago White Sox's Omar Narvaez during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Cleveland. Narvaez was out at first. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)
September 21, 2018 - 2:50 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BACK ON THE BUMP Trevor Bauer returns to the mound for AL Central champion Cleveland when the Indians host Boston in a potential playoff preview. Bauer has been sidelined with a broken right leg since he was struck by a line drive off the bat of...
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Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts, center, celebrates with teammates after they clinched the AL East title Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in New York. The Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees 11-6. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 21, 2018 - 1:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sitting on Alex Cora's desk in the visiting manager's office at Yankee Stadium were two bottles of chilled champagne and a handwritten note congratulating him. After waiting a few days, the Boston Red Sox finally got to break out the bubbly in the Bronx. Mookie Betts and the Red Sox...
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Montreal Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher and Washington Capitals' Michal Kempny battle during the third period of an NHL hockey preseason game Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Quebec City. (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 10:53 pm
QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist to help the Montreal Canadiens beat the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals 5-2 on Thursday night at the Videotron Centre. Michael Chaput, Jacob de la Rose, Artturi Lehkonen and Rinat Valiev also scored for Montreal, and Charlie...
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Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Matt Duffy (5) steals second base past Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (13) during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 10:42 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Justin Smoak homered with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 9-8 victory over Tampa Bay on Thursday night, dealing a blow to the Rays' wild-card playoff hopes. Smoak hit his 25th homer of the season and third career walk-off blast. Sergio Romo (3-4) blew his...
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Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Matt Duffy (5) steals second base past Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (13) during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 10:34 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Justin Smoak homered with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 9-9 victory over Tampa Bay on Thursday night, dealing a blow to the Rays' wild-card playoff hopes. Smoak hit his 25th homer of the season and third career walk-off blast. Sergio Romo (3-4) blew his...
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New York Yankees' Luke Voit watches his two-run home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
September 20, 2018 - 9:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Luke Voit and the New York Yankees have set two home run records with one swing of the bat. The brawny first baseman hit a two-run shot to straightaway center field in the second inning Thursday night against Boston, giving the Yankees a major league-record 12 players with at least...
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Conor McGregor participates in a news conference in New York, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. McGregor is returning to UFC after a two-year absence. He fights undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov on Oct. 6. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 20, 2018 - 7:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Conor McGregor bellied up to his makeshift bar, plopped his dress shoes on the table and took a swig of his own Irish whiskey. Take a shot for every profanity belched out by the returning star? You'd be toast. But UFC can raise a glass to the return of the most loquacious, dangerous...
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Oakland Athletics' Marcus Semien hits a double to drive in three runs against the Los Angeles Angels during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
September 20, 2018 - 7:14 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Semien had three hits and a career-high five RBIs, Stephen Piscotty homered and drove in four runs and the Oakland Athletics hammered the Los Angeles Angels 22-3 on Thursday. The Athletics reduced their magic number for clinching a playoff berth to five, setting season...
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