National Sports

Chasen Shreve saves Yankees in Subway Series win

NEW YORK (AP) — Aroldis Chapman had flamed out, throwing three of 19 pitches for strikes and enabling the Mets to cut a four-run, ninth-inning deficit in half. Chasen Shreve to the rescue. Yes, Chasen Shreve. Maligned last month, Shreve entered with the bases loaded, got Devin Mesoraco to ...

Warholm exploits Samba absence to win London 400 hurdles

LONDON (AP) — World champion Karsten Warholm used the absence of Qatar rival Abderrahman Samba to finally win a 400-meter hurdles at the Anniversary Games on Saturday. And in a Norwegian record, too. Warholm was runner-up to Samba in the previous Diamond League meetings in Rome, Oslo, ...

Column: Woods has a chance, but don’t get too excited

By Tim Dahlberg AP Sports Columnist CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — They crowded 15 deep against the metal railings down the left side of the 18th fairway, beers put aside and phones pulled out for the moment at hand. All day long they had heard the cheers rolling across the links of ...

3-way tie for British lead as Woods lurks

By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Jordan Spieth set the tone pulling driver on the 396-yard opening hole and sending it bouncing and rolling to 10 feet for eagle. Moments later, Tiger Woods sent the gallery into a frenzy with three straight birdies to get into ...

Michael Stich, Helena Sukova inducted into tennis hall

By KEN POWTAK, Associated Press NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Michael Stich and Helena Sukova have been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. They were enshrined Saturday during a ceremony on Newport's grass center court outside the hall. Stich won Wimbledon in 1991 and a gold medal ...

Woods creates buzz at Carnoustie with 66 at British Open

By STEVE DOUGLAS, AP Sports Writer CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — For 20 minutes on a warm Saturday afternoon at the British Open, Tiger Woods' name was back atop a leaderboard at a major championship and Carnoustie was buzzing. Not much in golf compares with Woods on a charge. So when he ...

With Thomas and Froome 1-2, Sky controls the Tour de France

By ANDREW DAMPF, AP Sports Writer MENDE, France (AP) — With Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome sitting 1-2 in the overall standings, Team Sky has complete control over the Tour de France. The two British riders took advantage of their powers in the hilly 14th stage in the Massif Central, ...

Analysis: Few good options for NFL owners on player protests

By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer The controversy over NFL players protesting during the national anthem isn't going away, despite — or perhaps because of — team owners' efforts to stop players from using the forum to speak out on political causes. The league's attempt to turn ...

LEADING OFF: Cards’ Carpenter on tear; will Mets make moves?

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: WOOD WORK A day after hitting three homers and two doubles in just six innings, Cardinals slugger Matt Carpenter tries to torment the Cubs over a doubleheader. Carpenter drove in seven before getting pulled early in ...

Rodriguez, Marte power Pirates past Reds 12-1 after delay

CINCINNATI (AP) — Time on the disabled list did as much for Sean Rodriguez's bat as it did for his leg. Rodriguez homered and drove in four runs, Starling Marte hit a grand slam and the Pittsburgh Pirates extended their winning streak to a season-high seven games with a 12-1 rout of the ...