Jones lands iconic No. 43 with Richard Petty Motorsports
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Erik Jones will drive NASCAR's iconic No. 43 next season for Richard Petty Motorsports, a pairing of a driver and a team both in need of fresh starts.
Tokyo Olympics try to get word out about COVID-19 measures
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic officials want the world to know they are working on measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic at next year's games, even if they don't know exactly what they will be.
Bullpen saved: Dodgers keep Jansen and Co. fresh for Game 2
Winning Game 1 was a sweet way to start the World Series for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The cherry on top: all the big arms left on ice.
Kershaw, LA stars shine, Dodgers top Rays 8-3 in WS opener
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clayton Kershaw, Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts — the Los Angeles Dodgers stars all shined. Nothing out of the ordinary there, even if the setting was surreal.
LEADING OFF: Dodgers turn to Jansen, bullpen for Game 2
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: ___ BULLPEN SAVED The Dodgers were so good in Game 1 of the World Series, they helped themselves for Game 2.
Total package: Betts paying off big for Dodgers in every way
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mookie Betts slid headfirst across home plate, then popped up and did a double pump with his right fist. An inning later, he got to trot around the bases after going deep.
No knocking Bellinger's homer celebration in World Series
Cody Bellinger bashed a home run in the World Series opener, and celebrated with his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates. Foot taps — not forearm knocks.
World Series Notebook: LA rookie vs Cy Young winner in G2
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are going with rookie right-hander Tony Gonsolin to start Game 2 of the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Pandemic World Series draws smallest crowd in over century
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Julie and Lance Smith walked through the mostly empty concourse of Globe Life Field. Tampa Bay infielder Joey Wendle is married to one of their cousins, and they weren’t going to miss his World Series debut.
Glasnow wilts, can't stay with Kershaw as Rays drop Game 1
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Glasnow had already given up a two-run homer and four of his six walks when he went back out for the fifth inning.
AP Interview: Manfred likes larger playoff, runner in extras
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ahead of a World Series capping the pandemic-shortened season, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said he hopes to keep two of this year’s innovations: expanded playoffs and starting extra innings with runners on second base.
Clippers confirm hiring of Tyronn Lue as coach
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday confirmed their hiring of Tyronn Lue to replace Doc Rivers as coach. Lue spent last season as an assistant on Rivers’ staff.
AP source: Tagovailoa replaces Fitzpatrick as Miami starter
MIAMI (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa now has a role to match his jersey number. He’s the Miami Dolphins’ No. 1 quarterback. The former Alabama star will make his first NFL start next week for the Miami Dolphins, who are turning to him to replace Ryan Fitzpatrick, a person familiar with the team's decision said Tuesday.
Friedman's Series: Built Rays, then left to build Dodgers
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Andrew Friedman isn’t quite torn. The Dodgers’ president of baseball operations since October 2014, he helped build Los Angeles into a power that reached the World Series for the third time in four seasons.
Indiana Pacers tab Raptors assistant Nate Bjorkgren as coach
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana wanted its next coach to take the franchise in a new direction. The Pacers were seeking someone who could communicate with today’s players, who was open to a new offensive philosophy and who could win some postseason games.
Football rules nationally, Dodgers in Los Angeles
NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers played for their season Sunday night on Fox, the seventh game of the National League Championship Series.
Rays, Dodgers set lineups for Game 1 of the World Series
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cody Bellinger was in his normal spot in the starting lineup for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Latest: UEFA cancels men's soccer under-19 Euros
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ UEFA has called off the under-19 European Championship in men’s soccer that was twice postponed and pushed into 2021.
Column: Limited in play, Tiger returns to a course he ruled
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Along with his five victories and five-runner-up finishes, Tiger Woods only once in 12 appearances at Sherwood Country Club has finished worse than a tie for fourth.
Seahawks keep top spot in AP Pro32; Steelers, Titans move up
NEW YORK (AP) — As the NFC's only 5-0 team, the Seattle Seahawks had a quiet week on a bye. However, the Seahawks didn't lose any ground and maintained the top spot in the latest AP Pro32 poll.
Another rider positive as Giro heads toward uncertain finish
UDINE, Italy (AP) — Colombian sprinter Fernando Gaviria became the latest cyclist to test positive for the coronavirus and be withdrawn from the Giro d’Italia on Tuesday as the race heads toward an uncertain conclusion this weekend.
Chase Briscoe lands childhood hero Tony Stewart's No. 14
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chase Briscoe earned job security for the first time in his career with a well-deserved promotion to the Cup Series to cap a season that has so far been storybook.
Chiefs, Edwards-Helaire run away with 26-17 win over Bills
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes didn’t mind taking a back seat to rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire and the Kansas City Chiefs' running attack.
Column: Fangio breath of fresh air during pandemic football
DENVER (AP) — With the NFL scrambling to get a full 2020 season in during the coronavirus pandemic, one coach has stood out in his roll-with-the-punches guidance.
6 Russian military officers charged in vast hacking campaign
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges Monday against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in South Korea and American businesses.