Dikembe Mutombo records Ebola messages for US officials
NEW YORK (AP) — Unable to send disease fighters to help battle one of the deadliest Ebola outbreaks in history, U.S. health officials are turning to basketball hall of famer Dikembe Mutombo for help.
France to try former IAAF boss Diack and his son
PARIS (AP) — Lamine Diack, once one of the most influential men in Olympic sport, has been ordered to stand trial in France for his alleged role in a system of corruption, extortion and doping cover-ups during his reign at the top of athletics.
Tennis greats applaud Barty's rise to No. 1
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's greatest female tennis players, Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong Cawley, have joined in celebrating the rise of compatriot Ashleigh Barty to the No.
Santa Anita season ends after 30 horse deaths, trainer ban
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita's troubled racing season has come to a close after the deaths of 30 horses at the Southern California track rattled the industry and led to Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer being banned when four of his horses were among the casualties.
Rodriguez looking to improve in ESPN baseball booth
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Rodriguez had to make some adjustments when he switched from shortstop to third base after signing with the New York Yankees.
Green's win at Women's PGA makes mentor Webb proud
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — In the middle of the night before the most important round of golf in Hannah Green's life, a storm rolled through that produced a crack of thunder loud enough to shake the house she was staying at with a handful of fellow Australians.
Pujols concludes STL return with 2 hits, Molina jersey swap
ST. LOUIS (AP) — In a weekend full of emotional moments, Los Angeles slugger Albert Pujols saved the best for last. Pujols capped off a stirring three-day return to St.
Mets' Callaway, Vargas have confrontation with reporter
CHICAGO (AP) — New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway cursed at a reporter, and pitcher Jason Vargas had to be restrained from charging him during a confrontation in the team's clubhouse after a loss Sunday.
Rookie trifecta: Smith delivers 3rd straight walk-off for LA
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith had seen fellow Los Angeles Dodgers rookies Matt Beaty and Alex Verdugo deliver walk-off homers during their weekend series against the Colorado Rockies.
Hannah Green holds her nerve and becomes major champion
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Hannah Green never felt more nervous than standing over a 5-foot par putt Sunday at Hazeltine National with a chance to win her first major at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.
Fan taken to hospital after struck by Bellinger's foul
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman at Dodger Stadium was taken to a hospital Sunday for precautionary tests after being struck in the head by a foul ball from Los Angeles star Cody Bellinger during the first inning of a game against the Colorado Rockies.
Seattle's addition looms as part of draft weekend story
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — While the selections of Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kaako and the P.K. Subban trade all got their deserved attention during the NHL draft, one of the biggest crowds of the weekend surrounded a 59-year-old team executive and a Hollywood filmmaker.
Martin Truex Jr. holds off KyBusch to defend Sonoma title
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch have managed to keep their long-standing rivalry quite friendly during their first season as teammates at Joe Gibbs Racing.
Baez HR, Cubs win 5-3; Alonso sets Mets mark for rookie HRs
CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Baez hit a milestone homer to win a game after Pete Alonso went deep once again to set a team record. Baez cracked the 100th homer of his career, a three-run drive in the eighth inning as the Chicago Cubs overcame another home run by Alonso to beat the New York Mets 5-3 on Sunday.
Reavie holds off Bradley, Sucher for first win in 11 years
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Chez Reavie is a PGA Tour winner again after 11 years and 250 events. Reavie won the Travelers Championship on Sunday, closing with a 1-under 69 for a four-stroke victory over Keegan Bradley and Zack Sucher.
Altuve, Alvarez HR as Astros halt Yanks to end 7-game slide
NEW YORK (AP) — Three pitches in, Jose Altuve gave the Astros a much-needed lead. By the time rookie Yordan Alvarez connected innings later, relief was settling in for a club coming off a most miserable week.
Defending champion US plays Spain to open knockout stage
REIMS, France (AP) — Spain coach Jorge Vilda says part of the challenge in facing the United States is making sure his players aren't intimidated by the defending Women's World Cup champions.
The Latest: Truex holds off Busch to defend Sonoma title
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series race in Sonoma (all times local): Martin Truex Jr. has won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway for the second straight year, comfortably holding off teammate Kyle Busch for his fourth victory of the season.
Bradley has RBI double in debut, Indians top Tigers 8-3
CLEVELAND (AP) — Bobby Bradley was showered with applause when he ran onto the field, then soaked with beer upon returning to the home clubhouse.
Michigan coach helped build Vandy program he's out to beat
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin gets right to the point when he discusses his protege, Erik Bakich. He's proud of him.
Rebooting World Cup of Hockey to be part of NHL labor talks
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — With labor talks having already begun on an informal basis, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and union chief Don Fehr are in favor of rebooting the World Cup of Hockey tournament and holding it every four years.
England beats seething Cameroon 3-0 to advance in World Cup
VALENCIENNES, France (AP) — As the Cameroon players protested and play was delayed, England's staff and players watched in disbelief.
Rossi wins IndyCar race at Road America
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — On a race car driver's list of nice problems to have, Alexander Rossi's biggest issue Sunday ranks pretty high.
More Mo: Rivera revels on Old-Timers' Day at Yankee Stadium
NEW YORK (AP) — Mariano Rivera posted the most saves in baseball history, is considered the greatest closer ever and next month will be inducted as the first unanimous Hall of Famer.
Nationals release struggling reliever Trevor Rosenthal
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals finally ran out of patience waiting for Trevor Rosenthal to throw strikes following his return from Tommy John surgery.