Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sports

Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun rounds second after hitting a solo home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 in Pittsburgh.

BY ALAN SAUNDERS PITTSBURGH (AP) — While a few key players in the NL playoff picture took a night off Monday, Brewers left-hander Brent Suter got in a little extra ...
Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford (9) rushes away form New York Giants' Nat Berhe (29) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J.

BY TOM CANAVAN EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The NFL’s highest paid player has the Detroit Lions rolling into early showdown against the defending NFC champion Atlanta Falcons. How big ...
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, right, and Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib exchange jerseys after an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Denver. The Broncos won 42-17.

BY SCHUYLER DIXON FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott was accused of quitting by Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson in Dallas’ 42-17 loss to Denver. Cowboys coach Jason ...
Minnesota Twins third baseman Eduardo Escobar (5) prepares to tag New York Yankees' Brett Gardner, who is safe sliding into third on Aaron Judge's fifth-inning flyout in a baseball game in New York, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ SUMMER OF THE SLUGGER Major League Baseball is on track to break its season record for home runs with ...
Philadelphia Phillies' Aaron Altherr hits a grand slam off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in Philadelphia.

BY AARON BRACY PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Through 10 seasons, 287 starts and more than 1,900 innings, Clayton Kershaw had never given up a grand slam. Until Monday night. Aaron Altherr ...
This Aug. 9, 2014 file photo shows an NFL logo on a goal post padding before a preseason NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field in Detroit.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge overseeing the NFL’s $1 billion concussion settlement with former players says she’s concerned they’re being targeted by claims service providers, lenders and other groups ...
In this image made with a fisheye lens, two Air Force F-35 Lightning II jets from Edwards Air Force Base flyover StubHub Center before the Los Angeles Chargers play the Miami Dolphins in an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Carson, Calif.

BY HOWARD FENDRICH So by the looks of things, maybe — just maybe — the NFL overestimated the appetite for professional football in the Los Angeles area. All of those ...
Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib (21) runs back an interception against the Dallas Cowboys for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Denver.

BY ARNIE STAPLETON DENVER (AP) — Where so many others saw a Super Bowl favorite in Dallas’ swaggering offense with its all-star linemen and pair of backfield superstars, Denver’s defense ...
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) prepares to make a touchdown catch against Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford (23) during the second of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Atlanta.

BY PAUL NEWBERRY ATLANTA (AP) — New season. New stadium. Same ol’ result. Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons picked up where they left off against the Green Bay Packers, ...
Josef Newgarden celebrates after winning the IndyCar championship Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif.

BY JENNA FRYER SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Roger Penske’s drivers had just finished 1-2-3 in the IndyCar standings, and shaking up his lineup didn’t seem to be a priority. But ...
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