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Perkins-McCutcheon connection leads Rams over Chargers 29-22

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Third-string quarterback Bryce Perkins threw a pair of touchdown passes to Lance McCutcheon and the Los Angeles Rams held off the Los Angeles Chargers 29-22 Saturday night in a preseason game in which most of the starters for both teams did not play. Perkins played ...

Journeyman Johnson leads Broncos’ backups past Cowboys 17-7

DENVER (AP) — The new Denver Broncos quarterback who wowed the crowd at Empower Field wasn't Russell Wilson but jourrneyman Josh Johnson. Johnson, who's 36 years old and playing for his 14th NFL team, threw a pair of first-half touchdown passes and the Broncos beat the penalty-prone Dallas ...

Ohtani, Ward HR, Angels rally past Twins 5-3 in 11 innings

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hit a homer in the eighth inning to get the Angels' offense started, and Taylor Ward hit a game-ending two-run blast to right-center in the 11th inning as Los Angeles completed a come-from-behind 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night. It ...

Notre Dame loses WR Davis (knee); names QB Buchner starter

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame receiver Avery Davis will miss the season after tearing a ligament in his right knee. Notre Dame also announced Saturday sophomore quarterback Tyler Buchner will start the opener against Ohio State on Sept. 3. The school said Davis, a senior and team ...

Next up for Serena is Raducanu at Western & Southern Open

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Serena Williams plays Monday night at the Western & Southern Open in what is expected to be one of her final matches. It's a big deal, even for a U.S. Open tuneup accustomed to hosting the world's best players. "Serena Williams is a global icon whose impact certainly ...

AP source: Jets’ Wilson out 2-4 weeks with knee injury

NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Wilson and the New York Jets appear to have avoided a preseason nightmare. Wilson is expected to miss two to four weeks with a bone bruise and meniscus tear in his right knee, according to a person with knowledge of the injury. The person told The Associated Press the ...

Bills rally to beat Colts 27-24 in Matt Ryan’s Indy debut

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Matt Ryan can finally put the Falcons behind him. Whether it was seeing his name on the back of a No. 2 Colts jersey hanging in his locker, or completing his first attempt — a 6-yarder to tight end Kylen Granson — the 37-year-old quarterback feels as if his ...

2-time champ Simona Halep advances to Toronto final

TORONTO (AP) — Two-time champion Simona Halep of Romania advanced to the National Bank Open's final, beating Jessica Pegula of the United States 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday. Halep will face Brazil's Beatriz Haddad Maia, a 6-4, 7-6 (7) winner over 14th-seeded Karolina Pliskova of the Czech ...

DeGrominant: deGrom dominates again as Mets edge Phils 1-0

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom struck out 10 in six dominant innings and Edwin Díaz earned his 200th career save, helping the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 on Saturday night. Pete Alonso hit an early RBI single as the NL East leaders improved to 31-9 following a loss and ...

Teofimo Lopez stops Pedro Campa in 7th in return to ring

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Teofimo Lopez made a triumphant return to the ring, stopping Pedro Campa in the seventh round Saturday night at Resorts World Events Center. Lopez made his debut as a 140-pound junior welterweight in his first fight since suffering the only loss of his career. Moments after ...

Rays’ Kiermaier ponders future after hip surgery ends season

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier expects to be ready for opening day next year following season-ending left hip surgery, but what team that will be with is yet to be determined. The 32-year-old Kiermaier is in the final season of a $53.5 million, ...

Blaney, Truex eyeing playoff spot on Sunday at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ryan Blaney and Martin Truex Jr. are the favorites as they battle for position to make NASCAR's playoffs, but in a season when there have already been 15 race winners, they are far from the lone contenders. Blaney is second in points, just 19 points ahead of fourth-place ...

Cameron Smith has claret jug and now eyes No. 1 in the world

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — British Open champion Cameron Smith has spent all week ignoring queries about reports he will be the latest to leave the PGA Tour for Saudi-funded LIV Golf. His only concern was try to win the FedEx Cup playoffs. Now there's another perk at stake: No. 1 in the ...

Torres, Gallese lead Orlando City over Red Bulls 1-0

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Facundo Torres scored early and goalkeeper Pedro Gallese made it stand up as Orlando City blanked the New York Red Bulls 1-0 on Saturday. Torres staked Orlando City (10-10-6) to a lead in the 17th minute with his fifth goal of the season. Júnior Urso and Alexandre Pato ...

McClanahan stops 2-start skid, Rays beat Orioles 8-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — All-Star Shane McClanahan stopped a two-start losing streak, working six solid innings as the Tampa Bay Rays moved back in front of the Baltimore Orioles in the AL wild-card race with an 8-2 victory on Saturday. The benches and bullpens briefly emptied after Rays ...

Pozuelo’s brace sparks Inter Miami to 3-2 win over NYCFC

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Alejandro Pozuelo scored his first two goals of the season, including the match-winner in the 84th minute, and Inter Miami rallied to beat New York City FC 3-2 on Saturday. NYCFC (12-6-6) grabbed a 1-0 lead in the 34th minute on Talles Magno's sixth goal of the ...

Acuña, Olson power Braves to doubleheader sweep of Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — Ronald Acuña homered on the first pitch of the game, Matt Olson hit his 24th homer and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 6-2 to sweep their doubleheader Saturday. Rookie Vaughn Grissom also went deep for the surging Braves, who won their fifth straight after losing four ...

Thompson throws for 218 yards, Dolphins hold off Bucs 26-24

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — There's no question about Tampa Bay's plans for Kyle Trask for this season. If Tom Brady remains healthy, and the Buccaneers are anywhere near as successful as they think they can be, the third-string quarterback likely won't play a down for the second straight ...

Storm secure No. 4 seed, spoil Fowles’ home finale for Lynx

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tina Charles had 23 points and nine rebounds, Jewell Loyd scored 21 points and the Seattle Storm secured the No. 4 seed in the WNBA playoffs with a 96-69 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night, spoiling Sylvia Fowles' final regular-season home game. Seattle ...

Gil, Petrovic lead Revolution to 1-0 victory over DC United

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Carles Gil staked the New England Revolution to an early lead and Djordje Petrovic made it stand up in a 1-0 victory over D.C. United on Saturday. Gil scored in the 18th minute to give New England (8-7-9) the lead for good. Brandon Bye and Tommy McNamara had assists ...