National Sports

Only a handful kneel during anthem Sunday

DENVER (AP) — Last season, the Seattle Seahawks led the league when it came to the number of players willing to make a statement while the national anthem played. To start this season, that wave of Seahawks has dwindled to only two players. Linemen Duane Brown and Quinton Jefferson walked ...

Schoop’s slam lifts Brewers over Giants

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jonathan Schoop responded to a tense situation in the biggest way possible. Schoop hit a grand slam after Ryan Braun was hit by a pitch in the sixth inning, and Milwaukee beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Sunday, completing a series sweep and preserving the Brewers' lead ...

Cubs come back to beat Nationals 6-4 in 10 innings

WASHINGTON (AP) — With so much attention focused on Daniel Murphy's return to Washington for the first time since he was traded to the Chicago Cubs, it was his in-game replacement — David Bote — who once again tormented the Nationals. Bote had a pinch-hit RBI double and scored in the ...

Foles, Eagles beat Falcons 18-12

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Foles could end up playing a new position when Carson Wentz comes back if he keeps this up. Foles caught another pass in a clutch spot to spark a sputtering offense that looked out of sync while the defense picked up right where it left off last time it faced ...

Cubs beat Brewers to salvage series

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Daniel Murphy sees no panic in his new Chicago Cubs teammates. The Cubs needed a win Wednesday night to avert a three-game sweep by division rival Milwaukee, and Murphy played a big role with three hits and a solo home run in Chicago's 6-4 victory against the ...

With Bears’ new look, questions about Trubisky

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — As the Chicago Bears prepare for a prime-time season opener against Aaron Rodgers and the archrival Green Bay Packers, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky sees a team with no limits. He's not talking about the opponent, either. The Bears come into the matchup at Lambeau ...

Brewers beat Cubs 4-3

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich beat out a throw at first to narrowly avoid a double play that allowed the winning run to score in the ninth. Game over, but the jubilant Yelich kept going — and turned across the outfield — before the rest of the happy Milwaukee Brewers finally caught ...

Kaepernick has new deal with Nike though he’s not in NFL

Colin Kaepernick has a new deal with Nike, even without having a job in the NFL. Kaepernick's attorney, Mark Geragos, made the announcement on Twitter, calling the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback an "All American Icon" and crediting attorney Ben Meiselas for getting the deal done. ...

MSU’s Scott eagerly eyes big senior season

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The NFL can wait for now. LJ Scott is back at Michigan State with a list of areas he'd like to shore up. "Improving on my yards after contact, my speed as well," the senior running back said. "I feel like I haven't did enough of catching out of the backfield. I ...

Vikings-Packers rivalry as fierce as ever

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Will the Minnesota Vikings pick up where they left off, following their surge to the NFC championship game last season? Or will the Green Bay Packers rebound forcefully enough to take back the division they've mostly dominated for two decades? The annual report on the NFC ...

Cubs beat Mets for 6th straight win

CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester got it done with his arm, glove and bat. Even teammate Anthony Rizzo was impressed. "He's a good athlete, he really is," a grinning Rizzo said. "I don't say that too much about pitchers." Lester worked six innings, drove in two runs with a timely single off ...

Morrison eyes Packers role

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A whirlwind 24 hours had Antonio Morrison go from on the outs with the Indianapolis Colts to a potentially important player with the Green Bay Packers. The inside linebacker got right to work on Monday with Green Bay, which traded for Morrison to boost depth at a ...

Lions sign free agent defensive end Ayers

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — When healthy, Robert Ayers has been a pretty productive pass rusher. The Detroit Lions could use some help in that area, and now the veteran defensive end has a chance to provide it. The Lions signed Ayers in their latest attempt to bolster their defensive front. ...

Ohio State interim coach not interviewed in probe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The coordinator filling in for Urban Meyer while the Ohio State head coach serves a three game suspension said on Monday that investigators did not interview him as part of their probe on what Meyer knew about domestic violence allegations made against another assistant ...

Trammell has number retired, lobbies for Whitaker to Hall

DETROIT (AP) — On the day his No. 3 was retired by the Detroit Tigers, Hall of Famer Alan Trammell did some campaigning for his longtime keystone partner. Now that Trammell is in the Hall and has been honored by the Tigers, does Lou Whitaker have a chance for any of these accolades as ...

White Sox beat Tigers, 7-2

DETROIT (AP) — With his major league debut out of the way, Michael Kopech was able to take the mound with a little less fanfare the second time around. "I felt calm," the Chicago rookie said. "I felt comfortable. I felt relaxed. It was still a great experience. I just felt a lot more ...

Ex-Cowboys end Andrie dies

DALLAS (AP) — George Andrie, the former Dallas Cowboys defensive end who scored a touchdown in the Ice Bowl game against Green Bay in 1967, has died. He was 78. The Cowboys confirmed the death of Andrie. He died Tuesday at his home in Woodway, Texas. Andrie's family has said he suffered ...

Ohio State suspends Meyer three games

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State suspended coach Urban Meyer for three games on Wednesday night for mishandling repeated professional and behavioral problems of an assistant coach, with investigators finding Meyer protected his protege for years through domestic violence allegations, a drug ...

Cubs break out of offensive funk

DETROIT — When David Bote’s two-run homer cleared the fence in the fifth inning, it felt almost like a milestone for the Chicago Cubs — the first time in six games they’d scored more than one run. “Whatever it was, was broken at that point,” manager Joe Maddon said. “That was ...

Raiders happy to have Jordy Nelson

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — After spending his first 10 NFL seasons in Green Bay with the same quarterback and head coach, Jordy Nelson acknowledged it took a little time to adjust to his new environment with the Oakland Raiders. Nelson got over that fairly quickly and has done his best to fit ...