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MLB

Twins prospect Ryan Costello found dead in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Minnesota Twins prospect Ryan Costello was found dead in his hotel room in New Zealand on Monday, days after joining the Auckland Tuatara in the Australian Baseball …

A position-by-position look at the free agent market

Patrick Corbin was an exception last offseason. Amid a slow free agent market — some stars didn’t sign until after the start of spring training — Corbin’s search for a new home was over in …

Thompson scores 21 in 113-100 win over Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tristan Thompson had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Kevin Love added 16 points and 12 boards, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Washington Wizards 113-100 Friday night to end a …
NFL

The Latest: Dolphins release Walton after battering arrest

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the release of Miami Dolphins running back Mark Walton (all times local): 12:35 p.m. The Miami Dolphins released troubled running back Mark Walton …

Dolphins release Walton, citing unspecified police matter

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins have released troubled running back Mark Walton, saying he had been involved in an unspecified police matter. Tuesday’s announcement came as the …

Sack-happy Ravens have the defense to back up Lamar Jackson

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Through the first nine games of the season, the Baltimore Ravens’ relentless pursuit of opposing quarterbacks garnered just 16 sacks, a few hurried throws and a whole lot …
NBA

Plenty has changed since Carmelo Anthony last played an NBA game. Zion Williamson had just made his Duke debut. Kyrie Irving had said only a month earlier he planned to re-sign in …

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul George hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 25 seconds left, lifting the Los Angeles Clippers over the Oklahoma City Thunder 90-88 on Monday night to improve to 8-1 at home. The …
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had seven 3-pointers and 29 points, and the Minnesota Timberwolves handed the Utah Jazz their first home loss, 112-102 Monday night. Without …
Golf

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — One of the rookies on the LPGA Tour next year was asked which player she admired when she started getting serious about golf. She mentioned Lexi Thompson. “It kind of …

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The goal for Jennifer Kupcho was to get to the CME Group Tour Championship. Now that she’s here, a big part of her can’t wait for it to end. Even for a 22-year-old fresh …
College sports

It was midway through the third quarter last Saturday, and Missouri had just cut Florida’s lead to 13-6, when Gators quarterback Kyle Trask dropped back and saw Kyle Pitts down the right …

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Elissa Cunane had 12 points and 10 rebounds for her second straight double-double and No. 14 North Carolina State beat Maine 62-34 on Tuesday for its ninth straight 4-0 start …
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Tyler Bey and McKinley Wright each scored 16 points and No. 23 Colorado leaned on a strong defensive effort to beat UC Irvine 69-53 on Monday night. Colorado (3-0) …
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Sam Merrill scored 21 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead No. 15 Utah State to an 82-50 victory over UTSA on Monday night. Diogo Brito added 17 points and Brock Miller …
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kyle Young had a career-high 15 points and Kaleb Wesson added 13 to lead No. 10 Ohio State to an 86-51 rout of Stetson on Monday night. The Buckeyes (4-0), who moved up six …
NHL

First Period_1, Arizona, Garland 10 (Schmaltz, Dvorak), 3:12. 2, Arizona, Stepan 4 (Kessel, Dvorak), 14:48 (pp). Penalties_Hutton, LA, (interference), 14:00; Iafallo, LA, (interference), …

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Conor Garland had a goal and an assist, Antti Raanta stopped 30 shots and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 Monday night. Derek Stepan and Jakob Chychrun …
First Period_1, Washington, Panik 1 (Eller, Boyd), 0:50. Penalties_Oshie, WSH, (delay of game), 18:00. Second Period_2, Washington, Ovechkin 15 (Carlson, Kuznetsov), 6:39 (pp). 3, Washington, …
Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympic marathons and race walks, moved last month to the northern city of Sapporo to avoid the capital’s summer heat, are likely to start and finish in the city’s Odori …

ROME (AP) — Vincenzo Novari has been named CEO of the organizing committee for the Milan-Cortina Olympics. The unanimous choice was made by the pre-organizing committee during a meeting at the …
Other sports

Suspect’s DNA sought in case of UFC fighter’s stepdaughter

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Investigators are seeking a DNA sample from a man charged in the kidnapping of a missing college student who’s …
FILE - In this March 3, 2018, file photo, Deontay Wilder, left, and Luis Ortiz trade punches during the third round of a WBC heavyweight championship bout in New York. Wilder is awkward but dangerous, a string bean of a heavyweight with a crushing right hand that can change everything in a fraction of a second. Luis Ortiz is a big puncher, too, though there are questions about both his stamina and age going into Saturday’s rematch with Wilder that serves as an appetizer for what comes next. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File

Column: Intrigue building in series of heavyweight fights

LAS VEGAS (AP) — They are a flawed group at best, the heavyweights who will be vying for your attention — and money — over the …
Spain head coach Robert Moreno sits on the bench during the Euro 2020 group F qualifying soccer match between Spain and Romania at the Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Luis Enrique returns as Spain coach after daughter’s death

MADRID (AP) — Luis Enrique is returning as Spain coach five months after stepping down because of his daughter’s illness. He is …

ITF moves Pakistan-India Davis Cup matchup to Kazakhstan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The International Tennis Federation has moved Pakistan’s Davis Cup matchup against India to a neutral venue in …
Denny Hamlin (11) leads the field to start a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Jim Topper)

Column: NASCAR bullish on future after promising rebound

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The freefall is over, rock bottom hit more than a year ago, the restart button officially activated. Just …