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Brewers rally to edge Cardinals 2-1 in doubleheader opener

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Keston Hiura hit a sacrifice fly to score Avisail Garcia with the winning run in the eighth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied to edge the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 in the opening game of a doubleheader Monday. The Cardinals broke a scoreless tie in the top of the eighth ...

Pittsburgh defeats the N.Y Giants, 26-16 in Monday Night opener

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger did a very Pittsburgh thing in his return to the lineup, riding the Steelers' defense and running game to victory. Oh, Big Ben did plenty to help the cause. Roethlisberger, who missed the final 14 games last season after elbow surgery, threw ...

Brady’s 1st game with Bucs ends in 34-23 loss at New Orleans

Tom Brady was intercepted twice in his Tampa Bay debut, Alvin Kamara scored touchdowns running and receiving, and the New Orleans Saints beat the Buccaneers 34-23 on Sunday. The first of Brady’s interceptions led to Kamara’s 6-yard touchdown run. The second pick thrown by the new, ...

Woodruff strikes out a dozen, Brewers slip by Cubs, 1-0

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich scored on Ryan Braun's ninth-inning sacrifice fly, Brandon Woodruff pitched seven innings of one-hit ball and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Friday night as they tried to climb back into playoff contention. Woodruff, Devin Williams and ...

LaFleur says OL Turner doubtful for Sunday’s game

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Billy Turner didn’t practice Friday due to a knee injury and is considered doubtful for the season opener at Minnesota. Turner, who started all 16 games for Green Bay at right guard last season, had been listed as the first-team ...

Tigers earn split against Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jeimer Candelario capped off a two-homer day with a two-run, bases-loaded single in the seventh inning to help the Detroit Tigers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 on Thursday for a doubleheader split. “We needed that,” Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire said. “A good ...

Burnes fans 11; as Brewers pulverize Detroit, 19-0

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT — Corbin Burnes allowed one hit in seven innings in another outstanding performance, and the Milwaukee Brewers slugged their way to their highest run total in over a decade, beating the Detroit Tigers 19-0 on Wednesday. Jedd Gyorko homered ...

‘It’s how you finish’: Serena Williams into Open semifinals

NEW YORK (AP) — They were just two particular points from Serena Williams’ latest three-set comeback at the U.S. Open, yet they were pivotal and consisted of the sorts of lengthy exchanges filled with athleticism and brilliance that in any other, non-pandemic year would be marked by ...

Heat reach the East finals, top Bucks to win series 4-1

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat are headed to the Eastern Conference finals. Giannis Antetokounmpo could only watch. The fifth-seeded Heat finished off an upset of the NBA’s best regular-season team Tuesday, topping the Milwaukee Bucks 103-94 in Game 5 of ...

Antetokounmpo leads NBA’s All-Defensive team

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Giannis Antetokounmpo was the Defensive Player of the Year, so it should be no surprise that he was also the leading vote-getter for the league’s All-Defensive team. The Milwaukee Bucks forward — and favorite to win his ...

Pineda stays sharp as Twins beat Tigers 6-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Jeffers hit his first major league homer to spark Minnesota’s four-run third inning, and Michael Pineda stayed sharp in his return from suspension by finishing seven innings for the Twins in a 6-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday. Pineda (1-0) allowed two runs ...

Bucks hoping to see Antetokounmpo can play Game 5 vs. Heat

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks will play another day. They’re waiting to see if reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo will join them. It’s still a dire situation for the team that had the league’s best regular-season record this season — they’re down 3-1 in ...

Hendricks goes 8, Cubs beat Cards 5-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks hit his spots and kept hitters off balance. It was a command performance at a big moment for the Chicago Cubs. Hendricks went eight innings, and the NL Central-leading Cubs beat the second-place St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 on Monday. Led by Hendricks and a 10-hit ...

Packers place LB Martin, CB Ento on IR, sign CB Nickerson

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have placed rookie linebacker Kamal Martin and cornerback Kabion Ento on injured reserve and have signed cornerback Parry Nickerson. Martin and Ento will be eligible to return after missing at least three games. The Packers didn’t specify the ...

Brewers feed off coach’s ejection, beat Indians, 7-1

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andy Haines used his mouth to fight for the Brewers. They used their bats. Unleashing a verbal tirade not meant for children's ears, Milwaukee's batting coach got ejected and the Brewers followed with a four-run seventh inning on the way to beating the Cleveland Indians 7-1 ...

Twins sweep reeling Tigers in doubleheader

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Marwin Gonzalez singled home Williams Astudillo in the eighth inning, and the Minnesota Twins rallied to beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 and sweep Friday’s doubleheader. Astudillo served as Minnesota's automatic runner at second in the eighth inning of the seven-inning ...

Harrell wins Sixth Man Award to keep it with Clippers

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Montrezl Harrell was close last year. This year, his grandmother told him, he was going to win the Sixth Man Award. The only disappointment was she didn’t live to see it. “It just hurts that I can’t take it home to her,î” Harrell said, with the ...

Jimmy Butler wins it at buzzer, Heat top Bucks 116-114

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler loves soccer, and the final scene from Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals resembled a penalty shot in a shootout. Only there was no goalie. This was just a free throw, no time on the clock, nobody else from the Miami Heat or Milwaukee ...

Arcia’s pinch hit in 8th lifts Milwaukee over Pittsburgh, 6-5

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Orlando Arcia’s pinch-hit single with two outs in the eighth inning drove in the tiebreaking run as the Milwaukee Brewers slipped past the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Monday night. Ben Gamel led off the eighth with a double against Nick Turley (0-1) and scored on Arcia’s ...

Butler scores 40, Heat top Bucks 115-104 for 1-0 lead

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Jimmy Butler kept hearing the same message from teammates in every conversation Monday night. “Win the game.” He listened to them, and delivered. Butler scored 14 of his playoff career-high 40 points in the fourth quarter, Goran Dragic added 27 and the ...