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Yankees’ Carpenter fractures left foot on foul ball

SEATTLE (AP) — New York Yankees designated hitter Matt Carpenter broke his left foot Monday night when he fouled off a pitch against the Seattle Mariners. Carpenter fouled a slider from starter Logan Gilbert off the foot in the first inning. The left-handed hitter was briefly checked by ...

Suarez strikes out 8, outduels Irvin as Angels edge A’s 1-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — José Suarez added a second changeup to his pitching repertoire this season and it has given him "100% confidence" to offer batters different looks. He certainly kept the Oakland Athletics off balance all night. Suarez struck out eight over seven superb innings to ...

Wood, Giants beat slumping Padres 1-0 after overturned call

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Alex Wood held San Diego to three singles in 6 1/3 innings and the San Francisco Giants benefited from an overturned call at the plate to beat the sputtering Padres 1-0 Monday night. San Francisco reliever Camino Doval retired the heart of San Diego's order in the ninth — ...

Brewers tumble out of 1st in division after trading Hader

MILWAUKEE (AP) — In the week since trading of four-time All-Star closer Josh Hader, virtually nothing has gone right for the Milwaukee Brewers. They owned a three-game lead in the NL Central when they sent Hader to the San Diego Padres, but have gone 1-5 since and trail the streaking St. ...

Phillies pushing hard for 1st playoff berth since 2011

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bob Boone waved to the Phillies crowd that accentuated the "Booooo" in his name in honor of the Gold Glove-winning catcher that caught the last out of the 1980 World Series. He was an All-Star, a defensive whiz in Philly, a revered member of that championship season who, ...

ETSU hires Brenda Mock Brown as new women’s hoops coach

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State hired Brenda Mock Brown as the Buccaneers' new women's basketball coach Monday, one week after announcing Simon Harris was being fired over Title IX issues in his lone season. Interim athletic director Richard Sander announced Brown's new ...

Chiefs running back job surprisingly up for grabs in camp

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Isiah Pacheco were chosen by the Kansas City Chiefs on opposite ends of the draft spectrum, one of them a first-round pick with the accompanying expectations and the other a seventh-round longshot. Midway through training camp, they might as ...

Saints QB Winston leaves practice with foot ‘tweak’

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints quarterback Jameis Winston left practice on Monday with what coach Dennis Allen described as an apparent foot injury. "He tweaked his foot a little bit," Allen said after practice. Winston did not receive treatment on the field and continued to practice for a ...

Lions lose 4th player to retirement this summer

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions rookie offensive tackle Zein Obeid has retired, the fourth player to end his career with the team in two months. Lions coach Dan Campbell said Monday that Kendall Lamm was signed to fill Obeid's roster spot. The 30-year-old Lamm has started 28 of 86 NFL ...

Column: Palou persevering through Ganassi contract chaos

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The conversation, if one could even call it that, might not have lasted even 10 seconds. It was more of an exchange between Chip Ganassi, who took a moment to congratulate Alex Palou, the driver he is suing because the IndyCar champion is trying to leave his team at ...

Rhule: Panthers want to avoid ‘wrong decision’ in QB battle

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Two weeks into training camp and the Carolina Panthers' quarterback situation remains unsettled. Coach Matt Rhule said both Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold have had good days, but he's not ready to declare a starter. Rhule said that decision could come after the ...

Training camp performance raises hopes for Packers defense

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — More than a decade has passed since the Green Bay Packers had a defense that could be described as elite. This could be the year that changes. Reigning MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers predicted at the start of training camp that the offense could take its lumps early as ...

Falcons G Mayfield returns to practice after injuring back

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons left guard Jaylen Mayfield returned to practice Monday after missing time with a lower back injury. It's not known if Mayfield will be able to play Friday night in Atlanta's first preseason game at Detroit. "It was good to have him back out there," ...

Mercury’s Taurasi out for rest of season with quad injury

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi will miss the remainder of the season with a quadriceps strain. Taurasi missed the last two games with the injury and the team announced Monday that the WNBA's all-time leading scorer will not be available as the Mercury fight for a 10th ...

Ravens reach 4-year extension with All-Pro K Justin Tucker

BALTIMORE (AP) — Justin Tucker made his new contract sound about as routine as one of his clutch kicks. "I joked to (head coach John Harbaugh) one day out at practice," Tucker said. "We were just kind of just generally talking about the idea. I said, 'I think something could get done in like ...

Where’s Parsons? Opponents will be looking for Cowboys’ star

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Micah Parsons might not lobby for playing time in the preseason this month the way the Dallas linebacker did last year in one of the "Hard Knocks" highlights for the Dallas Cowboys. The reigning NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year wants to be clear. Parsons still wants to ...

Rangers expect to win in ’23, also expected to be better now

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers expect to win in 2023, which has long been part of their plan. There was also an expectation to be better this season. "We've said pretty clearly we expect to take a step forward this year," team president Jon Daniels said. "We had hoped that we ...

NFL: Rodgers’ use of ayahuasca didn’t violate drug policy

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' use of the hallucinogenic drink ayahuasca during an offseason retreat isn't considered a violation of the NFL's drug policy. Rodgers discussed on "The Aubrey Marcus Podcast" last week how he went on an ayahuasca retreat to ...

Cubs to cut OF Jason Heyward after the season

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs will cut ties with right fielder Jason Heyward after this season, ending one of baseball's most expensive and unproductive free-agent signings with a year left on his contract. "We're not going have him with the team next year," Cubs President of Baseball ...

Serena Williams earns first win of season in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — Serena Williams hadn't won in so long, she said she couldn't even remember the feeling. She picked up her first victory since the 2021 French Open on Monday, beating Nuria Parrizas-Diaz 6-3, 6-4 at the women's National Bank Open. "I'm just happy to get a win. It's been a very ...