LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s widow was awarded $16 million as part of a $31 million jury verdict Wednesday against Los Angeles County for deputies and firefighters sharing grisly photos of the NBA star, his 13-year-old daughter and other victims killed in a 2020 helicopter crash.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Whether it was in the huddle during the early days of the AFL or behind the microphone as the NFL grew into the behemoth it is today, Len Dawson carried himself with an unmistakable swagger and self-assurance that earned him the well-worn nickname “Lenny the Cool.”
ATLANTA (AP) — The PGA Tour made its boldest response yet to the rival Saudi-funded league Wednesday with a plan for the best players to commit to a 20-tournament schedule in which they will compete against one another up to 17 times for average purses of $20 million.
ATLANTA (AP) — Scottie Scheffler has experienced so much new this year. He won his first PGA Tour title in Phoenix. He won his first major at Augusta National. And now he's at East Lake for the Tour Championship for another strange sensation.
ATLANTA (AP) — Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are bringing their own version of team golf to the PGA Tour.
A day after Woods and McIlroy announced a new media venture called TMRW Sports, they unveiled a project Wednesday that involves 18 players competing in a series of matches featuring technology as much as shot-making.
SEATTLE (AP) — Mariners right-hander George Kirby set a major league record by throwing 24 straight strikes to start the game and fellow Seattle rookie Julio Rodriguez reached a new level, but Ildemaro Vargas hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning that lifted the Washington Nationals to a 3-1 win Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Coco Gauff's shoes carried the message “Play for Peace” as she joined Rafael Nadal, Iga Swiatek and other tennis stars in a pre-U.S. Open exhibition event Wednesday night that helped generate more than $1 million for humanitarian assistance in Ukraine.
NEW YORK (AP) — Every major league team will play each other in the same season for the first time next year as the sport switches to its first balanced schedule since 2000.
As a result of the format switch agreed to in the March lockout settlement, high-profile games between division rivals such as Yankees-Red Sox, Dodgers-Giants and Cubs-Cardinals will be reduced from 19.
NEW YORK (AP) — Edwin Díaz blazing on the hill, Timmy Trumpet blaring the horn live at Citi Field — how's that sound, Mets fans?
The NL East-leading Mets announced Wednesday that Australian musician Timmy Trumpet, who teamed with Dutch pair Blasterjaxx to create the wildly popular “Narco” that Díaz uses for his entrance song, will be at the ballpark for a game next week.
DALLAS (AP) — Ryan Poles knew pretty quickly he was interested in the path that led to his hiring as general manager of the Chicago Bears, while Dallas Cowboys personnel man Will McClay toiled in arena football before scouting beckoned.
Dodgers pummel Brewers again, Heaney 10 Ks in 12-6 win
Britton pitches in minors in return from Tommy John surgery
Witt HR in late rally after Gallen exits, Royals beat Dbacks
Wright, Braves keep rolling, beat Pirates 14-2 for sweep
Ramirez lifts Rays to 4-3 win over Angels in 11 innings
Sun beat Wings 73-58 to reach WNBA semifinals
Parker, Chicago advance to WNBA semis, beat New York 90-72
Griner's detention weighed heavily on Mercury all season
Storm sweeps Mystics in WNBA playoffs, advances to face Aces
Thornton, Wings beat Sun 89-79, force deciding Game 3
2016 champion Kerber out of US Open; says she's pregnant
Pera beats top-seeded Krejcikova for 12th straight win
Kenin beats Begu, advances to Cleveland quarterfinals
NCAA tennis champ Ben Shelton leaves Florida to turn pro
Serena Williams tells Meghan of baby’s injury before match
Bears begin new phase with Poles as GM, Eberflus as coach
Cowboys LT Tyron Smith injures knee in practice; MRI planned
Jets look forward to 'respectful' practice with Giants
Lions looking to take big strides in Dan Campbell's 2nd year
Lions may have double digits in losses for 5th year in a row
Champions League draw has elite 32-team lineup, no new names
Rangers, Copenhagen advance to Champions League group stage
Barcelona and Man City draw in friendly to help fight ALS
Man United defender Eric Bailly joins Marseille on loan
EPL teams advance in League Cup; City-Chelsea in 3rd round
BOSTON (AP) — George Springer got three hits, including a 10th-inning double on the first pitch from Boston reliever Ryan Brasier that scored automatic runner Jackie Bradley Jr. and lifted the Toronto Blue Jays over the Red Sox 3-2 Wednesday night.
CHICAGO (AP) — Zach McKinstry homered and drove in three runs, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-1 on Wednesday night.
Nico Hoerner had three hits for Chicago, and Yan Gomes added two RBIs.
HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve hit a leadoff homer and Trey Mancini added a two-run shot to back up another quality start by Framber Valdez, and the Houston Astros held on for a 5-3 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.
BALTIMORE (AP) — On a night when the Chicago White Sox again gave themselves plenty of RBI opportunities, nobody had more than Gavin Sheets.
Three times, Sheets went to the plate with the bases loaded Wednesday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.T. Realmuto homered, Rhys Hoskins drove in three runs and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-5 on Wednesday night.
Jean Segura added three hits for the Phillies, who will go for the four-game series sweep on Thursday night.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Hollidaysburg Little League extended its summer and staved off elimination for almost a month.
The Mid-Atlantic squad put together 10 straight elimination game victories dating to the Pennsylvania state tournament to make a run at the Little League World Series title.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Botic Van de Zandschulp of the Netherlands cruised into the Winston-Salem Open quarterfinals, beating Spain’s Jaume Munar 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday in the U.S. Open tune-up event.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Twenty20 World Cup organizers have had to release standing-room-only tickets for the India-Pakistan group-stage encounter after all seats at the Melbourne Cricket Ground were sold out within five minutes.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Cal Quantrill of the Cleveland Guardians claimed it was no big deal facing his former team, the San Diego Padres.
Reminded how demonstrative he was after getting out of two big jams, he laughed and told the truth.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Skye Bolt hit a leadoff sacrifice fly — as strange as that sounds — in the 10th inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 Wednesday to avert a three-game sweep.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — British Open champion Cameron Smith is set to return home to play for the first time since 2019 when he contests the Australian Open and Australian PGA golf tournaments later this year.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Epicenter has been installed as the morning-line favorite for the $1.25 million Travers Stakes on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course as he prepares to face the rivals who beat him in the first two legs of the Triple Crown.
DENVER (AP) — Martín Pérez threw six scoreless innings and Nathaniel Lowe homered and drove in five runs, helping the Texas Rangers pound José Ureña and the Colorado Rockies 16-4 on Wednesday.
Mark Mathias had a bases-clearing double, Adolis García extended his hitting streak to 21 games with an RBI single and Lowe had a run-scoring single in a seven-run second inning.
Six players in the Dominican Summer League were suspended 60 games each by Major League Baseball on Wednesday after testing positive for performance-enhancing substances.
New York Mets pitcher Richard Cardoza, Kansas City pitcher Jeremy Castro, Arizona pitcher Miguel Gonzalez, Houston pitcher Jose Serrano and Atlanta infielder Christian Suarez were penalized after testing positive for Stanozolol.
GREEN BAY PACKERS (13-5)
New faces: Special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, QB coach Tom Clements, WR Romeo Doubs, CB Keisean Nixon, P Pat O’Donnell, OLBs coach Jason Rebrovich, DL Jarran Reed, OT/OG Sean Rhyan, OL Zach Tom, LB Quay Walker, WR Sammy Watkins, WR Christian Watson, DL Devonte Wyatt.
NEW YORK GIANTS (4-13)
NEW FACES: GM Joe Schoen, coach Brian Daboll, first-round picks LB Kayvon Thibodeaux, OT Evan Neal, second-round pick WR Wan'Dale Robinson, third-round picks G Josh Ezeudu and CB Cor'Dale Flott, fourth-round pick TE Daniel Bellinger, C Jon Feliciano, G Mark Glowinski, G Max Garcia, QB Tyrod Taylor, RB Matt Breida, LB Jihad Ward, DL Jalyn Holmes and P Jamie Gillan.
CAROLINA PANTHERS (5-12)
New faces: QB Baker Mayfield, WR Rashad Higgins, RB D’Onta Foreman, C Bradley Bozeman, G Austin Corbett, LT Ickey Ekwonu, DT Matt Ioannidis, LBs Corey Littleton and Damien Wilson, S Xavier Woods and P Johnny Hekker.
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Josh McDaniels points to three major influences on his life in football that got him to where he is today as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders.
McDaniels watched his father, Thom, for the good portion of a 40-year coaching career.
BALTIMORE (AP) — One man was killed and six other men were injured when two people drove up to a group on a corner in northwest Baltimore and began firing at them Wednesday afternoon, police said.
ARIZONA CARDINALS (11-7, Lost in wild-card round)
New faces: WR Marquise Brown, G Will Hernandez, TE Trey McBride, RB Darrel Williams, LB Nick Vigil.
Key losses: EDGE Chandler Jones, LB Jordan Hicks, RB Chase Edmonds, WR Christian Kirk, DL Jordan Phillips.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Carol Hutchins, the NCAA softball victory leader who led Michigan to the 2005 national title, has retired after 38 seasons directing the Wolverines.
The school made the announcement Wednesday, saying Bonnie Tholl was promoted to lead the program after she serving as Hutchins’ top assistant for 29 years.
ATLANTA (AP) — Falcons linebacker Deion Jones came off the physically unable to perform list on Wednesday and was finally back at practice.
Now he must carve out a role for himself on defense.
CLEVELAND (AP) — John Adams pounded his way to Cleveland baseball immortality.
The longtime drummer, who has provided a steady, rallying beat during baseball games in Cleveland since the 1970s, has been honored with an induction into the team's Distinguished Hall of Fame.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Following an 8-1 loss to Nicaragua at the Little League World Series, Ubaldo Ramos IV gathered his Panama team one final time.
It was an emotional group, as tears were shed in the postgame handshake line.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Veteran wide receiver Sterling Shepard returned to practice on Wednesday, a little more than eight months after tearing his Achilles tendon in a game against Dallas in late December.
Former Seattle Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin, who had his left hand amputated at age 4, announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday.
Griffin wrote for The Players Tribune that he intends to help others working with the NFL Legends Community.
The Savannah Bananas, who became a national sensation with their irreverent style of baseball, are leaving the Coastal Plain League to focus full attention on their professional barnstorming team.
Owner Jesse Cole made the announcement in a YouTube video, saying “we'll be able to bring the Savannah Bananas to more people in Savannah and around the world.”
NEW YORK (AP) — A 4-2 loss to the Yankees in the Subway Series finale was the Mets' most-viewed game in the 17-year history of the SNY network.
The game between first-place teams at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night was seen by 817,516 viewers, SNY said Wednesday.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former mall department store building and an adjacent parking garage will become an $80 million sports complex under a plan unveiled Wednesday by leaders in West Virginia’s largest city.
Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters:
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Indianapolis Colts receiver Michael Pittman Jr. cherishes his class time with Reggie Wayne.
Pittman knows few players are fortunate enough to learn the art of route-running from someone whose career numbers — 1,070 receptions, 14,345 yards and 82 touchdowns — rank among the league's best.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Atlanta Braves are being careful with Kyle Wright, doing what they can to make sure their latest potential ace on a staff seemingly stuffed with them can keep the momentum going during his breakout season.
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have lost Rigoberto Sanchez with a season-ending torn Achilles tendon.
Colts officials confirmed the injury was suffered during Tuesday's practice and provided the diagnosis Wednesday.
Formula One has multiple inquiries from potential team owners who have taken a more behind-the-scenes approach than Michael Andretti, who has been “quite vocal” in his desire to expand the current grid, F1's CEO said Wednesday.
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district has announced it's canceling its high school's football season after obtaining a video that allegedly showed hazing among team members.
The Middletown Area School District earlier this month had announced an investigation into what it called a “disturbing and upsetting" Aug.