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Cubs win fifth in a row, 8-2 over Reds

CHICAGO (AP) — Playing without Anthony Rizzo, the Chicago Cubs turned to Kyle Schwarber. And Nicholas Castellanos. And Alec Mills. It seemed like everyone helped out. Schwarber hit a three-run homer and made a diving catch in left field, and the Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 on Monday ...

53-yard kick lifts Bears to victory in stunning finish

DENVER (AP) — Eddie Pineiro won Chicago’s nerve-racking kicking competition. Now, he’s winning over Bears fans and teammates who suffered through the double-doink miss by Cody Parkey that sent them home from the playoffs. Pineiro kicked a 53-yard field goal as time expired, giving the ...

Riding Rodgers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — All that mattered to Aaron Rodgers on Sunday was that the Packers won. That’s it. Rodgers threw two early touchdowns and Green Bay held on for a 21-16 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. “The biggest thing is that we’re 2-0,” he said. “I know we owe a ...

Lions overcome mistakes

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford threw a go-ahead, 31-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Golladay midway through the fourth quarter and Darius Slay made an interception in the end zone with 1:03 left, allowing the Detroit Lions to beat the Los Angeles Chargers 13-10 Sunday despite a slew of ...

Braun slams Crew to win

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ryan Braun still stands out at opportune times for the Milwaukee Brewers. “I’m not as good as I was,” the 35-year-old said. “But in big moments, I’m the guy still.” Braun hit a go-ahead grand slam off Junior Fernandez with two outs in the ninth inning, and the ...

Baseball: Brewers, Cubs win

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Milwaukee Brewers (78-68, third in the NL Central) take on the St. Louis Cardinals (82-64, first in the NL Central) in a three-game series starting tonight. Milwaukee enters the matchup as winners of their last seven games. The Cardinals are 40-26 against NL Central ...

Brewers on the move

MIAMI (AP) - The Milwaukee Brewers send Gio Gonzalez (2-2, 3.98 ERA) to the mound this afternoon, aiming for a sweep of the Miami Marlins and a seven-game win streak. The red-hot Brewers enter today’s game in a tie for the second NL Wild Card spot after defeating Miami 7-5 Wednesday ...

Cubs collapsing, look for series split with Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Yu Darvish (5-6, 4.12 ERA) attempts to salvage a lone victory for Chicago against San Diego this afternoon, after the fading Cubs were shutout 4-0 Wednesday night. The Cubs are 4-6 over their last 10 games and the one-time NL Central division leaders are now at risk of ...

No dish needed for NFC North

AP Photo Chicago linebacker Khalil Mack rushes in against the Packers during last week’s season opener that Green Bay won 10-3. All four NFC teams will be available on local television Sunday. The Packers host the Vikings at noon on FOX UP. Detroit’s home opener against the Los Angeles ...

NHL camps opening with list of unsigned free agents

P.K. Subban doesn’t want to give advice to all the unsigned young players around the NHL. He just vividly remembers his own experience as a free agent. Before he signed a short, so-called “bridge” contract, he took some motherly advice. “My mom picked up the phone and called me and ...

A shocker: US taken down by France 89-79 in World Cup

DONGGUAN, China (AP) — The U.S. has been ousted from medal contention by France at the World Cup, failing to capture gold at a major international tournament for the first time since the 2006 world championships. Evan Fournier scored 22 points, Rudy Gobert added 21 points and 16 rebounds ...

Cubs 10, Padres 2: Chicago prospect debuts with 4 RBIs

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Nico Hoerner went from sitting on his couch in Oakland and watching the Chicago Cubs on TV on Sunday to having a remarkable major league debut with them on Monday night. The touted prospect had three hits and four RBIs in his big league debut and made some nice plays at ...

Irish coach says Book working on ‘technical things’

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A week after the lackluster, season-opening 35-17 victory at Louisville, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly wasn’t going to pile on his team and, specifically, senior quarterback Ian Book. “In an opener, you have a standard of play and (Book) didn’t reach the ...

Iranian female soccer fan dies after setting herself on fire

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian female soccer fan has died after setting herself on fire outside a court after learning she may have to serve a six-month sentence for trying to enter a soccer stadium, a semi-official news agency reported Tuesday. The tragic death immediately drew an outcry ...

Carr, Jacobs lead Raiders past Flacco, Broncos 24-16

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr threw a touchdown pass on the opening drive of the season, rookie Josh Jacobs ran for two scores and the Oakland Raiders responded to a tumultuous week surrounding former receiver Antonio Brown by beating the Denver Broncos 24-16 on Monday night. The Raiders ...

Soccer: Goalie dies

Jairzinho Pieter, a backup goalkeeper for the national team of the Caribbean island of Curacao, has died ahead of a match. He was 31. CONCACAF, the soccer confederation for the region, said Pieter died on Monday at his team's hotel in Port-au-Prince where Curacao plays Haiti on ...

19 Slams: Nadal stops Medvedev comeback bid to win US Open

NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal’s 19th Grand Slam trophy went from inevitable to suddenly in doubt in a thrill-a-minute U.S. Open final. What had all the makings of a casual crowning morphed into a grueling contest thanks to Nadal’s opponent, Daniil Medvedev, a man a decade younger and ...

Brewers trim WC lead

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers had a final chance this weekend to deal direct damage to the Chicago Cubs’ grasp on the second NL wild card, and they didn’t waste it. Tyler Austin drove a pinch-hit, three-run homer during the Brewers’ five-run fourth inning against Jon Lester, ...

Baseball: Dombrowski out

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have parted ways with president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski A veteran baseball executive who built a World Series champion in Miami and helped the Tigers reach the Series twice, Dombrowski was brought in to steady the Red Sox front office in 2015 ...

Obituary: Al Carmichael

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Al Carmichael, the running back who scored the first touchdown in the old American Football League, has died. He was 90. Carmichael caught a 59-yard touchdown pass from Frank Tripucka on Sept. 9, 1960, in the Broncos’ 13-10 win over the Boston Patriots in the ...