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AP source: Seattle Mariners to host 2023 MLB All-Star Game

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The Seattle Mariners will host baseball's 2023 All-Star Game at T-Mobile Park. The team announced a news conference for Thursday at Seattle's Space Needle with baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. The purpose of the news conference is to ...

Slugger Ryan Braun retires after 14-year career with Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun, the Milwaukee Brewers' home run leader whose production was slowed by injuries during the second half of his 14-year career, announced his retirement on Tuesday. Braun hasn't played all season and said during spring training that he was leaning toward retirement. ...

Column: Making money in boxing means not saying you’re sorry

By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist Making money in boxing means never having to say you're sorry. Not for allowing Evander Holyfield to risk his life at the age of 58 just to make a few bucks. Certainly not for stealing money from gullible fans for a farce of a pay per view show that would ...

Cantlay wins PGA Tour player of the year award over Rahm

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer Patrick Cantlay closed out another victory, this time without hitting a shot. Cantlay was voted PGA Tour player of the year by his peers, capturing the Jack Nicklaus Award that could be seen as a referendum on how players value winning the FedEx Cup. His solid ...

Ravens’ defense a question mark after late leads slip away

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer Marlon Humphrey was beaten so badly on the winning touchdown that he slowed to a jog while the pass was still in the air. It was that kind of night for Baltimore's secondary. The Ravens arrived in Las Vegas determined to show that they could still play to ...

Ravens’ defense a question mark after late leads slip away

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer Marlon Humphrey was beaten so badly on the winning touchdown that he slowed to a jog while the pass was still in the air. It was that kind of night for Baltimore's secondary. The Ravens arrived in Las Vegas determined to show that they could still play to their ...

Medvedev overcomes pressure, Djokovic to win U.S. Open

By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Daniil Medvedev had outplayed the man he considers the best ever in tennis for about two hours. Then it was time to finish off Novak Djokovic. That's when Medvedev's serve and his body started to falter. He double-faulted on his first match ...

Top 25 Reality Check: Assessing voters after volatile weeks

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Two weeks into the regular season and already 12 ranked teams have lost, including five to unranked teams. That's a fair amount of upheaval to the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank so early in the season. Six teams that were ranked in the ...

Stafford leads LA Rams past Bears 34-14 in dynamic debut

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Matthew Stafford's second pass for the Los Angeles Rams traveled 53 majestic yards through the air and dropped right into the hands of Van Jefferson, who fell down untouched, stood up and scored. The Rams have bet their future on ...

Analysis: Rocky debuts and uplifting ones in NFL’s 1st week

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer How difficult is achieving a successful debut in the NFL? Ask Urban Meyer and Arthur Smith, new head coaches whose teams looked as if they were still in spring workouts. Compounding that, Meyer's Jaguars and Smith's Falcons were routed by Houston and ...