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QB Nick Foles reunites with Frank Reich, signs with Colts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Now Nick Foles and Frank Reich can start diagramming the "Indy Special." The Colts announced Monday they had signed Foles to a two-year contract that reunites the quarterback and coach who combined on a trademark play call to help the Philadelphia Eagles win the 2017 NFL ...

Stafford, Rams easing back to work after Super Bowl win

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Matthew Stafford had an offseason injection in his elbow to quell an unspecified minor injury that nagged him throughout the Los Angeles Rams' run to the Super Bowl. He didn't throw serious passes during organized team activities Monday, and he might not do so ...

Coquese Washington to succeed Stringer as Rutgers coach

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Former Penn State women's basketball coach Coquese Washington will succeed Hall of Famer C. Vivian Stringer as coach at Rutgers, the school announced Monday. Washington, who spent the past two seasons as an assistant at Notre Dame, agreed to a six-year contract, the ...

Familiarity important for Herbert as Chargers OTAs begin

COSTA MESA, Calif (AP) — Justin Herbert sprinted out to the practice field Monday, energized and confident as the Los Angeles Chargers began organized team practices. Coming off a Pro Bowl season and not having to learn a new offense can do that. For the first time in his three-year NFL ...

AP source: Commanders procure Va. land for possible stadium

The Washington Commanders have procured land in Woodbridge, Virginia, for what could be a potential site of the NFL team's next stadium, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the team had not ...

Hayes has 3 hits, scores go-ahead run as Pirates top Rockies

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ke'Bryan Hayes had three hits and scored the tiebreaking run on Yoshi Tsutsugo's infield single in the eighth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Monday night. Hayes singled to lead off the eighth against Tyler Kinley (1-1), stole second base ...

Urias tags Cole, O’s overcome Judge’s 2 HRs, beat Yanks 6-4

NEW YORK (AP) — Ramón Urías hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning off Gerrit Cole and the Baltimore Orioles withstood Aaron Judge's two home runs to beat the Yankees 6-4 Monday night and send New York to its season-high third straight loss. "I thought we grinded out at-bats really ...

Ramírez homers, McKenzie sharp as Cleveland downs Astros 6-1

HOUSTON (AP) — After Triston McKenzie stymied Houston's powerful offense Monday night, Cleveland manager Terry Francona lauded the young pitcher for his splendid outing. "Their lineup is potent and they're dangerous and he really pitched well," Francona said. "He really did. He was ...

Goldschmidt’s slam in 10th lifts Cards to 7-3 win over Jays

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt hit a walkoff grand slam in the 10th inning Monday night, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 7-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. "I was just trying to make sure I could put something in play," Goldschmidt said. "I was able to get enough of it to get it ...

Wheeler’s arm, Hoskins’ bat power Phillies past Braves, 7-3

ATLANTA (AP) — Zack Wheeler is rounding into the form that helped him finish second in the Cy Young Award voting last year. "Getting there, yeah," he said. "I mean, the results have been good, but still working on some things and try to continue to get better every time out. That's the key, ...

CFL players reject labor deal, urge more negotiations

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Football League players have rejected the new collective bargaining agreement with the league, the players' union confirmed in a memo to its members on Monday night. The league and the CFL Players' Association had reached a tentative deal last week. "There is ...

Alonso hits 3-run homer, Mets rack up 18 hits to rout Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buck Showalter believes in this New York Mets offense, especially if his players keep taking tough at-bats the way they did in the series opener against San Francisco. Pete Alonso hit an early three-run homer moments after Francisco Lindor's tying, two-run double, and ...

Rodríguez’s 1st long ball at home leads M’s past A’s 7-6

SEATTLE (AP) — Prized rookie Julio Rodríguez homered at home for the first time, a three-run shot to give Seattle an early lead, and the Mariners beat Oakland 7-6 on Monday night for their 13th straight win over the Athletics. Cal Raleigh and Eugenio Suárez each added a two-run homer as ...

Smith, Walker homers spoil Greinke’s return to Arizona, 9-5

PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Walker and Pavin Smith homered and Ketel Marte's two-run double broke a fourth-inning tie when Arizona beat Kansas City 9-5 in Zack Greinke's return to Chase Field on Monday night. Royals right-hander Greinke (0-3) gave up seven earned runs, two homers and four ...

Review: ‘Swing and a Hit’ for diehard Yankees fans only

"Swing and a Hit" by Paul O'Neill with Jack Curry (Grand Central Publishing) By now, nearly ever starter on the New York Yankees dynasty that won four World Series titles in six years (1996, 1998-2000) has written a memoir. Paul O'Neill, the sweet-single leftie who over the course of his ...

Curry, Warriors go for sweep of Doncic, Mavs in West finals

DALLAS (AP) — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have won nine consecutive games in the Western Conference finals. They can make it an even 10, eliminate Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks and return to the NBA Finals after three years away with a victory in Game 4 in Dallas on ...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The speeds have been insane — 234 mph for Scott Dixon in a record-breaking run for the pole — and Jimmie Johnson and Romain Grosjean are both part of the fastest field in the history of the Indianapolis 500. Some 20 drivers, maybe more, are legitimate contenders to ...

INDY DAY 7: Kellett is first to crash in Indy 500 prep

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dalton Kellett on Monday became the first driver to crash while preparing for the Indianapolis 500, ending a streak of six days without major incident. Kellett crashed with just over 30 minutes remaining in the lone two-hour session of track time at Indianapolis Motor ...

Just in time, Thomas saves himself and a PGA Championship

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Justin Thomas barely remembers his first PGA Championship five years ago except for fans chanting his initials and the 7-iron he hit on the 17th that effectively won it for him. Winning anywhere is hard even for great players — Thomas had gone 14 months since his last ...

Wilson says emotions won’t get to him in return to Seattle

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Russell Wilson says he won't get caught up in the emotions of his return to Seattle when he leads the Denver Broncos onto Lumen Field to face the Seahawks in the season opener in four months. "It's got to be non-emotional. You've got to go into it with the ...