Men's sports

Australia's Patty Mills celebrates after shooting a 3-pointer during their exhibition basketball game against the U.S in Melbourne, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
August 24, 2019 - 4:26 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The World Cup is a week away, and the United States is no lock for gold. Australia delivered that message to the world on Saturday. For the first time in nearly 13 years, a U.S. roster of NBA players played an international game — and lost. Patty Mills scored 30 points,...
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Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies, right, tosses relief pitcher Mark Melancon a baseball as they celebrate after the Braves defeated the New York Mets 2-1 in 14 innings in a baseball game Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 24, 2019 - 2:28 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: BREEZIN' Despite tying a major league record by striking out 26 times, the Braves kept their winning streak going. The NL East leaders outlasted the Mets 2-1 in 14 innings Friday night for their sixth straight victory. Atlanta is 9-3 against the...
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New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius, second from left, scores after hitting a grand slam as Gary Sanchez, left, Aaron Judge, center, and DJ LeMahieu wait for him as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith stands nearby during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 24, 2019 - 1:39 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scratching for runs while losing three straight in Oakland left the New York Yankees in a mood heading south to Los Angeles. They took out their frustration on the Dodgers, who had a rare night of swinging and missing. Didi Gregorius hit a grand slam off All-Star Hyun-Jin Ryu and...
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Miami Marlins' Starlin Castro, left, scores past Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto on a double hit by Neil Walker during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
August 23, 2019 - 11:32 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A wild victory for the Marlins was tempered by some disappointing injury news. Starlin Castro homered twice and drove in five runs, and Miami spotted the Philadelphia Phillies a seven-run lead before rallying to win 19-11 on Friday night, its highest-scoring game at Marlins Park. "To...
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Atlanta Braves' Billy Hamilton hits an RBI single during the 14th inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 23, 2019 - 11:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Hamilton singled home the go-ahead run in the 14th inning for his first hit as a Brave, and Atlanta beat the New York Mets 2-1 Friday night for its sixth straight win despite yet another sensational game by Jacob deGrom. The Mets tied a major league record by striking out 26...
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Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jordan Lyles throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
August 23, 2019 - 9:33 pm
Milwaukee (AP) — Jordan Lyles has pitched six hitless innings for the Milwaukee Brewers before getting pulled to begin the seventh against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Reliever Devin Williams took over for the Brewers in the seventh on Friday night at Miller Park. Lyles threw 99 pitches. He struck out...
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Los Angeles FC's Joshua Perez, front, celebrates his goal against San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper Daniel Vega during the second half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
August 23, 2019 - 8:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although the wordless billboards went up quietly this week on the streets around Los Angeles FC's Banc of California Stadium, their message to the city is loud and clear. Some of the huge signs show imperious LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic running into LAFC's Latif Blessing...
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Brooks Koepka chips to the fourth green during the first round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
August 23, 2019 - 7:46 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A storm delay at the Tour Championship slowed the momentum of Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas, right when they were starting to pull ahead in the chase for the $15 million FedEx Cup. The final hour Friday showed how quickly it can change — and for Rory McIlroy, why no one is holding...
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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Anibel Sanchez (19) delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against Chicago Cubs the Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
August 23, 2019 - 6:21 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Aníbal Sánchez wanted to help his weary teammates with a strong performance on the mound. The solid afternoon at the plate was an unexpected bonus. Sánchez pitched one-hit ball into the ninth inning and helped himself with two perfectly placed bunts, leading the Washington Nationals...
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August 23, 2019 - 5:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers intend to sign center Dwight Howard after he completes a buyout with Memphis, a person familiar with the decision says. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal hasn't been completed for Howard to make an improbable return to the...
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