National Sports

Happ lifts Cubs over Reds 3-2

CHICAGO (AP) — With Pedro Strop sidelined by a hamstring injury, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon gave the ball to Jorge De La Rosa for the ninth inning. And it worked. The 37-year-old De La Rosa got three outs for his first career save, helping the Cubs top the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on ...

Baez lifts Cubs past Nationals, 4-3

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chicago Cubs got nearly everything they wanted out of their day trip to Washington to face the Nationals, and Javier Baez was in the middle of nearly all of it. Reliever Pedro Strop's hamstring injury while running the bases was a notable exception. Baez delivered ...

Dalton leads Bengals over Ravens, 34-23

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton has turned into a big pain for the Baltimore Ravens. He threw four touchdown passes on Thursday night — three of them to A.J. Green — as the Cincinnati Bengals got ahead big and held on for a 34-23 victory that left them alone atop the AFC North. It's an ...

Former Flivvers’ leading scorer Fortner joins Humboldt Broncos

Kingsford's Daunte Fortner is one of the newest members of the Humboldt Broncos. Fortner, a leading scorer for the Flivvers last season, joined the team this week. The Broncos became international news earlier this year after the team bus was struck by a semi-trailer while traveling for a ...

Brewers beat Cubs 5-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Although the Milwaukee Brewers still trail in the NL Central, they believe the pressure has shifted to the first-place Cubs. Curtis Granderson homered, tripled and scored three runs, Lorenzo Cain added three hits and the Brewers beat Chicago 5-1 on Wednesday night to move ...

Humboldt Broncos return to ice 5 months after crash

HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan (AP) — Brayden Camrud and Derek Patter were back on the ice for the Humboldt Broncos on Wednesday night in the team's first game since 10 teammates and six other people were killed in a bus crash. Camrud and Patter are the only survivors back with the junior hockey ...

Yzerman steps down as Lightning GM

Steve Yzerman stepped down as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning after building them into a perennial contender, handing the reins to longtime assistant Julien BriseBois just two days before training camp. Yzerman will move to a senior adviser role working under BriseBois and he said ...

Cubs blank Brewers 3-0

CHICAGO (AP) — Jose Quintana dazzled all night long. The Chicago Cubs had the right guy on the mound for a big game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Quintana pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning, Victor Caratini drove in two runs and the Cubs beat the Brewers 3-0 on Tuesday to ...

Packers’ McCarthy says team awaiting more info on Rodgers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy needs more information on the extent of Aaron Rodgers' knee injury to determine the quarterback's availability for next week's game against Minnesota. Rodgers was sore when the team returned to Lambeau Field on Monday, McCarthy ...

Lions unravel in Patricia’s debut

DETROIT (AP) — The booing began early. The Detroit Lions scored on a touchdown on the game's first snap, but it wasn't long before the fans at Ford Field sensed trouble. An anemic first quarter of offense set the tone. By halftime, Matthew Stafford and the Lions were trailing, and in the ...

Michigan’s big win quiets Harbaugh’s critics — for now

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan was eager for redemption after its loss to Notre Dame in the season opener. Leading up to last Saturday's home opener against Western Michigan, the Wolverines were criticized by fans, the media and even former receiver Braylon Edwards, who vented on social ...

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 ...