Men's sports

Dancers preform during the Best FIFA soccer awards ceremony, in Milan's La Scala theater, northern Italy, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. Virgil van Dijk is up against five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the FIFA best player award and United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favorite for the women's award. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
September 23, 2019 - 2:40 pm
MILAN (AP) — The Latest on FIFA Best awards at Milan's Teatro alla Scala (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The women's team of the 2018-19 season, as voted on by soccer players, has been announced at the FIFA Best ceremony. The goalkeeper is Sari van Veenendaal of Atletico Madrid and the Netherlands...
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St. Louis Blues' Jordan Binnington (50) is congratulated by teammate Alex Pietrangelo (27) after their 5-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in an NHL preseason hockey game, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)
September 23, 2019 - 2:05 pm
Jordan Binnington still doesn't look nervous. For the first time in his career, he is going into a season as a starting NHL goaltender and for the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues. No big deal. "It's the same game though, right?" Binnington said. "It's a new opportunity. Obviously it'...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019, file photo, Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost, left, appeals to umpire crew chief Bill Miller, center, after home plate umpire Mark Carlson ejected starting pitcher Glenn Sparkman (57) for hitting Chicago White Sox's Tim Anderson with a pitch during the second inning of a baseball game, in Chicago. Royals manager Ned Yost will be retiring at the end of the season, a year in which his team lost 100 games. His decision was announced by the team Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
September 23, 2019 - 12:35 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ned Yost did something that few thought possible when he took over the Kansas City Royals in 2010: He not only built the organization into a winner but delivered the long-suffering organization its first World Series title in three decades. Now, he's leaving the next...
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
September 23, 2019 - 1:19 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: WRIGHT CALL After completing its first four-game sweep at Wrigley Field since 1921, NL Central-leading St. Louis sends Adam Wainwright to the mound for the opener of a three-game series at Arizona. The 38-year-old Wainwright is 4-0 in September,...
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Houston Astros' George Springer, right, celebrates his two-run home run off Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Jose Rodriguez with Michael Brantley during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
September 22, 2019 - 4:19 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — George Springer has hit a career-high three homers for the Houston Astros, all of them in the first four innings against the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. The MLB record of four home runs in a game has been done 18 times. J.D. Martinez did it most recently for Arizona on Sept. 4,...
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Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, front right, celebrates after defeating the San Francisco Giants n a baseball game to clinch the NL East baseball title Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
September 22, 2019 - 4:16 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Braves star Freddie Freeman is remaining in Atlanta for treatment on his sore right elbow instead of joining the team for its next series at Kansas City. Freeman, a MVP candidate for the NL East champions, left Sunday's game in the eighth inning against San Francisco after a...
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Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly speaks to an offical during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Georgia, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
September 22, 2019 - 2:52 pm
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — As the Notre Dame players trudged off the field, they received appreciative cheers from the Georgia fans at Sanford Stadium. Yes, the Fighting Irish lost another big game, but they gained a new level of respect. Now the question is: Can they still make the College Football...
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Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the British Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Liverpool, at the Stamford Bridge Stadium, London, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 22, 2019 - 1:12 pm
LONDON (AP) — Liverpool restored its five-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League after Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino clinched a 2-1 victory over Chelsea on Sunday. Chasing a first English title since 1990, Liverpool claimed a sixth successive league win at the...
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September 22, 2019 - 11:50 am
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Danny Willett has won a European Tour event on home soil for the first time in his career with a three-shot victory at the BMW PGA Championship. The 31-year-old Englishman finished three strokes ahead of nearest challenger Jon Rahm in the final round. Willett shot a 5...
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San Diego Padres manager Andy Green walks off the field during the eighth inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in San Diego, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
September 21, 2019 - 6:43 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rod Barajas was at his daughter's soccer game in Del Mar on Saturday morning when general manager A.J. Preller called to say that Andy Green was out as manager of the underperforming San Diego Padres. "I jumped in the car and came over straight to the field, and he asked me if I...
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