National Sports

Cambage scores WNBA-record 53 points for Wings

DALLAS (AP) — Elizabeth Cambage scored 53 points to set a WNBA record Tuesday, leading the Dallas Wings to a 104-87 victory over the New York Liberty. The 6-foot-8 Australian reached 50 points on a three-point play with 2:19 remaining and broke Riquna Williams’ WNBA record of 51 points, ...

Harper wins 2018 HR Derby over Schwarber in thrilling fashion

By David Ginsburg AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper thrilled the home crowd and surely made his father proud, winning the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night with an exceptional display of power that carried him past Kyle Schwarber of the Chicago Cubs 19-18. Harper hit ...

Bell, Steelers failed to reach deal on new contract

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le’Veon Bell’s next season with the Pittsburgh Steelers will almost certainly be his last. The Pro Bowl running back and the defending AFC North champions failed to reach an agreement on a new contract by Monday’s deadline, meaning he will play under the franchise tag ...

33yo Ronaldo at Juventus: Age isn’t important

TURIN, Italy (AP) — At the age of 33, many football players are past their peak. Cristiano Ronaldo vows to show he is not one of them. Juventus signed Ronaldo from Real Madrid last week for 112 million euros ($131.5 million) — an Italian league record sum — and the world player of the ...

Harper to bat 6th, Scherzer vs. Sale to start All-Star Game

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper will get to enjoy at least one more grand celebration as a hometown fan favorite at Nationals Park when he trots out to right field at the beginning of the All-Star Game. Harper is batting sixth in his fifth All-Star start, the lowest he has been in the ...

Green Bay Packers says missing playoffs hurt bottom line

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers’ profit fell by nearly 50 percent in the last fiscal year as the team missed the playoffs for the first time in a decade. President and CEO Mark Murphy says the outlook for the Packers remains strong as the NFL’s only publicly owned team ...

Cubs sweep Padres with 7-4 win

By BERNIE WILSON, AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs are on top of the National League at the All-Star break. Lester won for the eighth time in nine starts, Jason Heyward drove in two runs and the Cubs beat the sloppy San Diego Padres 7-4 on Sunday for a ...

Dozier’s grand slam in 10th gives Twins 11-7 win over Rays

By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brian Dozier wrapped up a wild back-and-forth finish with the game-winning grand slam for Minnesota. After 3½ months of setbacks and slumps, the Twins finally have some momentum heading into the All-Star break. Dozier drove in five ...

Singh tops Maggert in playoff at Senior Players Championship

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — Vijay Singh hit a perfect approach to set up the winning playoff birdie. His celebration as the ball rolled into the cup was nowhere near as spectacular. Singh closed the door on Jeff Maggert on the second playoff hole to win ...

Futures Game a showcase of potential Machado trade chips

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Touki Toussaint was about to settle down for his pregame nap when Atlanta Braves director of player development Dom Chiti called. "When I saw his name pop up, I did kind of get nervous," Toussaint said. "You see that name pop up, you're ...