Trump to Little League champs: 'See you at the White House!'
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is applauding the Louisiana team that claimed its first Little League World Series title, tweeting: "Congratulations to Louisiana's Champions.
Williams vs. Sharapova highlights Day 1 as US Open starts
NEW YORK (AP) — The year's last Grand Slam tennis tournament gets started with quite a matchup: Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova are scheduled to face each other at the U.S.
No-hitter or not, bullpens need to be ready
If a pitcher takes a no-hitter into the sixth or seventh inning, that's usually around when it starts to feel possible. It's also apparently a decent time to pull him.
Column: No majors, but a major finish by Rory McIlroy
ATLANTA (AP) — Rory McIlroy never felt more rich than when he knocked in a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the FedEx Cup.
Pitcher discovered on social media lands chance with A's
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nathan Patterson never even made the varsity baseball team as a middle infielder during high school back home in Kansas.
Colts turn to Brissett in wake of Luck's surprise retirement
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — General manager Chris Ballard spent most of the offseason talking about the two starting-caliber quarterbacks on the Indianapolis Colts' roster.
Safe Bet: Vegas set to bid to host numerous NCAA events
NEW YORK (AP) — Las Vegas is going to take a chance on hosting major college sporting events. The city is set to bid on nearly a half dozen different NCAA championship events, including women's basketball.
Big Ben makes preseason debut, Steelers beat Titans 18-6
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger needed three short series to show he's ready for the regular season, even though he wasn't happy the Steelers didn't score earlier.
Yankees slug 3 HRs off Kershaw to beat Dodgers 5-1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The New York Yankees left Los Angeles feeling good about how they matched up against the team with the best record in baseball.
Rendon leads Nationals past Cubs 7-5 for 5th straight win
CHICAGO (AP) — Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez thinks Anthony Rendon should win all the awards. "I'll make a case for him right now, yeah," a chuckling Martinez said.
McIlroy ends season with a $15 million bang at East Lake
ATLANTA (AP) — Rory McIlroy marched to the 18th green Sunday at East Lake with victory in hand and $15 million in the bank. Even better was what he saw — and heard — behind him.
Luck finds cost of football too pricey to continue career
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck was unique. He loved football. He loves life even more. So when the 29-year-old Luck thought another long, laborious comeback journey jeopardized his future, he believed walking away from the sport and potentially hundreds of millions of dollars was the only logical choice.
Louisiana wins 1st Little League title, beating Curacao 8-0
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — For the second straight day, a line drive found the glove of Louisiana shortstop Stan Wiltz and a dogpile ensued in the infield at Lamade Stadium.
Indians lose Ramírez for playoff push with broken hand
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have been dealt a major blow at the worst time possible. Their playoff chances have gone from hopeful to harmed.
Donaldson, Keuchel, Braves top Mets 2-1 for 8th win in row
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Donaldson and Dallas Keuchel were playing T-ball back in the days when Chipper Jones and the Atlanta Braves began tormenting the New York Mets.
US OPEN '19: What to know, from Serena Williams to the Big 3
NEW YORK (AP) — At first glance, this U.S. Open might appear as unpredictable as any. From recent injuries to players such as Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and Simona Halep, to a bit of pre-tournament shakiness from Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, to Rafael Nadal's issues on hard courts, to the group of up-and-coming men's issues at Wimbledon, it's difficult to predict what will unfold at Flushing Meadows over the next two weeks.
Column: Luck makes the decision of his life, for his life
The timing was bad, but even worse was the reaction of the fans who took it upon themselves to boo Andrew Luck the last time he walked off a football field in an Indianapolis Colts uniform.
Man City, Spurs discover high bar for VAR on penalty calls
LONDON (AP) — With VAR in its third weekend in the Premier League, Manchester City and Tottenham now know just how high the threshold is for penalty calls to be overturned by video reviews.
AP Interview: IAAF head Coe discusses Bolt, Coleman, Semenya
PARIS (AP) — Usain Bolt's absence may feel like a giant void for fans, including IAAF President Sebastian Coe, when the world athletics championships begin next month.
Falcons bring in Blair Walsh to compete for kicking job
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — With just a few days left in the preseason, the Atlanta Falcons have brought in former Pro Bowler Blair Walsh to compete for their kicking job.
NFL 2019: As QB running numbers rise, bring on Kyler Murray
Lamar Jackson's midseason promotion to starter for the Baltimore Ravens last year helped quarterbacks set an NFL record for carries and yards rushing in a season at their position.
World Cup will have star power, in an international sense
The reigning NBA MVP is headed to the basketball World Cup. So are three other members of this past season's All-NBA squad, and so is the starting center from the team that won the NBA championship a couple months ago.
College football's friendly face: Tigers' Swinney out front
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney knows how to draw a crowd. Hold one, too. Whether he is out running errands in Clemson, watching his sons play high school football a few years back, taking batting practice at St.
Golf spectators injured by lightning released from hospital
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say six people injured by debris from a lightning strike at the Tour Championship have been treated and released.
Oft-injured Colts QB Andrew Luck, 29, announces retirement
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck watched one last game from the sideline Saturday. Then he said goodbye to the NFL. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback heard boos as he walked away from the field, then walked to the podium and made the surprise decision official: The oft-injured star is retiring at age 29.