National Sports

Fleetwood grabs British Open Lead Midway Through Second Round

England's Tommy Fleetwood has the early clubhouse lead in the second round of the British Open. Fleetwood made a birdie putt from 15 feet on the final hole to get into the clubhouse at 7-under 135 after rounds of 68-67. He was tied for the overall lead with J.B. Holmes, who was still playing ...

LEADING OFF: ‘Savage’ Yanks host Rockies, deadline watch

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: THAT'S SAVAGE The Yankees open a three-game home series against Colorado with a new rallying cry inspired by manager Aaron Boone's profane rant during a doubleheader sweep of the Rays on Thursday. Boone repeatedly ...

Pacquiao has plenty to say while he prepares for Thurman

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao has had a whole lot more to say about boxing ever since he became a politician. The 40-year-old Filipino senator who once understandably shied away from lengthy conversations in English is more comfortable in the language. A ...

Woods tries not to make it a short week at Royal Portrush

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Tiger Woods arrived at Royal Portrush on Sunday morning. Now he tries to avoid leaving Friday afternoon from the British Open. Woods, Rory McIlroy and others who got off to a rugged start faced a daunting task trying to make ...

Edman’s grand slam lifts Cardinals over Reds 7-4

CINCINNATI (AP) — Tommy Edman expected to see a breaking ball on the first pitch of his sixth-inning at-bat, and he didn't waste it. The St. Louis rookie snapped a tie with his first career grand slam and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-4 Thursday night for their fifth win ...

Price, Eckersley feuding again after Eck’s comments to Globe

BOSTON (AP) — David Price ignited an old feud Wednesday with Red Sox TV analyst Dennis Eckersley after the Hall of Fame pitcher commented about a confrontation between the men in a story by The Boston Globe this week. Two years ago, Price confronted Eckersley on a team flight after Eckersley ...

Paddack takes no-hitter into 8th as Padres beat Marlins 3-2

By Steven Wine AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — Rookie right-hander Chris Paddack took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and two relievers got the final four outs to complete a three-hitter and help the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 Wednesday night. The Padres, who played ...

Pumpsie Green, 1st black player on Boston Red Sox, dies

By Jimmy Golen AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Former Boston Red Sox infielder Elijah “Pumpsie” Green, the first black player on the last major league team to field one, has died. He was 85. The Red Sox said Green, who lived in California most of his life, died Wednesday at in a ...

Kemba Walker, Enes Kanter join Celtics

By Jimmy Golen AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Enes Kanter took a playful swipe at him. Kemba Walker will try to replace him. Kyrie Irving is no longer with the Celtics, but his brief flameout in Boston is still on the minds of fans in the city and even, apparently, players who have yet ...

Oklahoma City Thunder’s rebuild will take some time

By Cliff Brunt AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Yosef Maaroof wanted one more Russell Westbrook memory in Oklahoma City. When he learned Thursday night the Thunder were planning to send Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul and draft picks, the 20-year-old Tulsa resident ...