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Alabama starts atop AP poll for second straight year

Published Aug. 22 2017

No need to overthink it: Alabama is No. 1 in the AP preseason Top 25.

What a sight!: Baseball fans flock to minor league stadiums to see eclipse

Published Aug. 22 2017

LINCOLN, Neb.—Baseball fans in more than a half-dozen cities from Oregon to South Carolina crowded into minor league ballparks Monday...

AP source: NFL, Goodell working on 5-year contract extension

Published Aug. 22 2017

Commissioner Roger Goodell is on track to maintain his prominent place at the table for the next round of collective...

Cleveland Indians nip the Boston Red Sox in 10 innings

Published Aug. 22 2017

CLEVELAND—Brandon Guyer scored when first baseman Brock Holt threw away Roberto Perez's bunt in the 10th inning, lifting the Cleveland...

NASCAR needs to speak up amid turmoil in U.S.

Published Aug. 22 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Fans turn to sports for entertainment, a respite from the stress of the real world. They say they don't...

Running back Hill could emerge as star this season

Published Aug. 22 2017

STILLWATER, Okla.— Running back Justice Hill isn't as well known to Oklahoma State fans as teammates Mason Rudolph and James...

Sportstats

Published Aug. 22 2017

Sportstats for August, 22, 2017

Charlie Strong welcomes high expectations for South Florida

Published Aug. 22 2017

TAMPA, Fla.—Charlie Strong is accustomed to high expectations.

Lady Bulldogs place third in tourney

Published Aug. 22 2017

SULPHUR SPRINGS, Texas—Avery improved to 10-4 on the volleyball season and claimed third place in the annual North Hopkins tournament,...

Putting on a show: Cowboys entertain fans with first camp practice at home base

Published Aug. 22 2017

FRISCO, Texas—Jason Witten has practiced in front of thousands of Dallas Cowboys fans during training camp plenty of times in...

Chiefs' QBs dazzle in camp, preseason

Published Aug. 22 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—It was fitting that Chiefs quarterback Tyler Bray, on his first play after checking into a preseason game...

LSU boasts new mascot in time for fall semester

Published Aug. 22 2017

BATON ROUGE, La.—Louisiana State University officially has a new live tiger mascot on its campus.

Trevor Siemian wins Broncos quarterback position again

Published Aug. 22 2017

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—Vance Joseph was admittedly enamored of the idea of a towering, chuck-it-or-tuck-it quarterback with first-round pedigree and a lightning...

Rookie RB Foreman shines early for Texans

Published Aug. 22 2017

HOUSTON—D'Onta Foreman's performance through Houston's first two preseason games has many raving about the rookie.

Gonzalez pitches six scoreless innings to hold off Rangers, 3-2

Published Aug. 21 2017

ARLINGTON, Texas—Miguel Gonzalez escaped early trouble and pitched six scoreless innings, leading the Chicago White Sox over the Texas Rangers...

Henrik Stenson closed with 64 to win at Wyndham

Published Aug. 21 2017

GREENSBORO, N.C.—Henrik Stenson kept making birdies on the back nine Sunday at the Wyndham Championship. They added up to a...

ASTROS LOSE: Semien, Cotton send Athletics past sloppy Astros, 3-2

Published Aug. 21 2017

HOUSTON—Marcus Semien wound up with a Little League home run when Houston kept throwing the ball away to help the...

Steelers get 17-13 win over Falcons

Published Aug. 21 2017

PITTSBURGH—James Conner overcame Hodgkin's lymphoma and a serious right knee injury to reach the NFL. He showed in his Pittsburgh...

Kenseth puts on brave face as he's being shown the door

Published Aug. 21 2017

BRISTOL, Tenn.—It could have gotten very uncomfortable as Erik Jones and Matt Kenseth sat side-by-side shortly after an intriguing race...

Power holds off Penske teammate to win at Pocono

Published Aug. 21 2017

LONG POND, Pa.—Will Power masterfully protected the inside line and blocked Josef Newgarden from ever making the decisive pass over...

Titans see blueprint for season in how they beat Panthers

Published Aug. 21 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Marcus Mariota thinks the Tennessee Titans gave a glimpse of just how they can play this season in their...

U.S. beats Europe in Solheim Cup

Published Aug. 21 2017

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa—Lexi Thompson set the tone by rallying from four holes down. The rest of the Americans took...

Sideline Chatter

Published Aug. 21 2017

Sideline Chatter for Aug. 21, 2017