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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Danica Patrick's monologue to open the ESPYs went over like, well, a flat tire at the Indianapolis 500.The newly retired racecar driver was the first woman to host the annual show honoring the past year's best athletes and moments on Wednesday night in Los Angeles.Her …
CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) — The Latest on Thai youth soccer players and their coach who were rescued after being trapped in a cave (all times local):6:30 p.m.The 12 boys and their soccer coach who were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand have appeared at a news conference, entering to …
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Christian Ramirez and Darwin Quintero scored first-half goals and Minnesota United held off the New England Revolution 2-1 on Wednesday night.Minnesota (8-11-1) has won six of its last nine home games. New England (7-6-7) has lost just twice in its last seven road …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James was absent from the ESPYs, but was still the talk of the town on the red carpet under a sizzling sun in Los Angeles."There's a buzz around this city," Lakers teammate Josh Hart said.James was nominated for Best NBA player for the 14th straight year at the …
The Los Angeles Dodgers have won the Manny Machado sweepstakes, getting the prized All-Star shortstop from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade Wednesday night.The Orioles received five prospects in the deal: outfielder Yusniel Diaz, right-hander Dean Kremer, third baseman Rylan Bannon, righty Zach …
EDNUND, Okla. (AP) — Mark Hayes, the former Oklahoma State star who won the PGA Tour's 1977 Players Championship, has died. He was 69.Hayes died Monday in Edmond, brother Larry Hayes said. Hayes had early onset Alzheimer's Disease.In the 1977 Players in tough weather conditions at Sawgrass …
BALTIMORE (AP) — Buried in the AL East cellar and well on their way to a second straight losing season, the Baltimore Orioles enter the so-called second half with this unavoidable realization: It's time to break up the band.The trade of shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers on …
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels publicly praised Mike Trout "for prioritizing his personal values over commercial self-promotion" a day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said the All-Star outfielder would be an even bigger star if he would spend more time marketing …
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has reported secondary violations to the NCAA within the football program involving multiple players.In a statement Wednesday night, UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham says the NCAA has deemed the violations to be secondary in severity and that the …
WASHINGTON (AP) — Major League Baseball said Wednesday that Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader will be required to go through sensitivity training after years-old racist and homophobic tweets of his resurfaced during the All-Star Game.MLB announced the commissioner's office would require …
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have added Jenny Boucek and Stephen Silas as assistant coaches.The club made the announcements Wednesday.Boucek will be an assistant to the team's basketball staff and will be involved with special projects. Boucek spent last season as a player development …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Orioles have traded All-Star shortstop Manny Machado to the Dodgers.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have signed veteran running back Shane Vereen in a move that could help the club respond to Mark Ingram's early season suspension.Vereen, whose signing was announced by the club on Wednesday, has served as a runner and receiver with New England and …
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — After three years of watching his team struggle to get stops, Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi sees the potential for improvement coming with the return of plenty of defensive starters."I walk out there this June, I'm going, 'Whoa, there's a lot of guys there that can …
NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Brittany Lincicome has every reason to be nervous as she chases history.The eight-time LPGA Tour winner hopes to knock out the jitters over first few holes at the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship and play well enough from there to stick around through the weekend. …
NEW YORK (AP) — Real Salt Lake coach Mike Petke has been suspended an additional game and fined $10,000 by Major League Soccer for on-field misconduct during a game against Minnesota United.The suspension announced Wednesday follows an automatic one-game game ban for being ejected from the …
CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) — Trapped in the recesses of a flooded cave, the 12 boys and their soccer coach were trying to dig their way out when they heard voices in the darkness. Their coach quickly told everyone to be quiet."We weren't sure if it was for real," 14-year-old Adul Samon said. …
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on ACC Media Days (all times local):6:30 p.m.Miami coach Mark Richt said 2017 was the first time in his 30-plus years of coaching he had entered a season without a true fullback on his roster.He didn't like it.The Hurricanes tried to use guard Corey Gaynor …
ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Saban peeked around the curtain, wondering if it was time to make his grand appearance.Everyone else at Southeastern Conference Media Days must accept a supporting role.Saban is the undisputed star of the show.Just a few months removed from his record-tying sixth …
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — The eve of the British Open felt like cramming for a final exam, a multiple choice one with no obvious answers.The wind that blows off the North Sea across the exposed links of Carnoustie has not been the primary concern during practice rounds. Players have a …

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