National Sports

Keuchel takes no-hitter into 7th, Astros top Angels 3-1

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Dallas Keuchel didn't allow a debatable scoring decision to ruin his dominant night. Keuchel took a no-hitter into the seventh and finished with 7 2/3 innings of two-hit ball in the Houston Astros' 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles ...

Indians win in 11th at Texas after debuting new relievers

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Both of Cleveland's new relievers got into the game before the Indians closer had a rare blown save. Manager Terry Francona had to go deep into his bullpen — using seven relievers after All-Star starter Trevor Bauer's early exit ...

Nats’ Strasburg loses, beefs with Scherzer; Braves win 8-5

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg was batted around by the Atlanta Braves, then engaged in a heated spat with Nationals ace Max Scherzer in the dugout during Washington's 8-5 loss Friday night. It was unclear what prompted the exchange between the star pitchers in ...

Machado joins Dodgers after deal with Orioles

By JAY COHEN, AP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — It's a whole new beginning for Manny Machado after months of uncertainty. Perfect time for a new number, too. One with an LA story and a Baltimore past. Machado joined the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday after coming over in a blockbuster trade ...

Suns acquire Richaun Holmes from 76ers, Darrell Arthur from Nets

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have acquired power forward Richaun Holmes from Philadelphia and forward Darrell Arthur from Brooklyn. The Suns sent cash considerations to the 76ers on Friday for Holmes, and got Arthur from the Nets for forward Jared Dudley and a protected 2021 second-round ...

Brewers’ Hader apologizes to teammates for racist tweets

By Genaro C. Armas AP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — One by one, the Milwaukee Brewers filed into an auditorium at Miller Park as reliever Josh Hader offered his latest apology for years-old tweets that surfaced during the All-Star Game. Those racist, homophobic social-media messages ...

Johnson and Kisner, housemates and British Open leaders

By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — A light rain in the morning that gave way to soft sunlight in the afternoon took some of the sting out of Carnoustie. Just not all of it. Kevin Kisner found that out with one swing that erased his two-shot lead Friday in the ...

Heyward helps Cubs beat Cardinals 9-6 in return from break

By JAY COHEN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The All-Star break is over. It's right about now when the Chicago Cubs usually take off. Jason Heyward had three hits and two RBIs, Ian Happ belted a two-run homer and the Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6 on Thursday night for their fourth ...

NFL and its players union working on anthem resolution

By ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer The NFL and National Football League Players Association have agreed to halt enforcement of rules regarding the new national anthem policy while the two sides work on a resolution. The league and its players union issued a joint statement late Thursday, ...

Indians bolster bullpen with All-Star Hand, rookie Cimber

By BERNIE WILSON, AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — With an eye on October and beyond, the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians scooped up All-Star closer Brad Hand and fellow reliever Adam Cimber from the rebuilding San Diego Padres in exchange for switch-hitting catching prospect Francisco ...