• Manfred: Baseballs not juiced, but decreased drag puzzling

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Faced with a record onslaught of home runs that has convinced many pitchers that baseballs are juiced, Commissioner Rob Manfred says the sport has been unable to find any changes in the manufacturing process.

  • US women’s soccer team captain accepts Capitol invitation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Megan Rapinoe (rah-PEE-noh) has accepted an invitation for the U.S. women’s soccer team to celebrate its World Cup victory with a visit to Congress.

  • Clippers sign draft picks Kabengele, Mann

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have signed draft picks and former Florida State teammates Mfiondu Kabengele and Terance Mann.

  • Blackhawks acquire F Alex Nylander in trade with Sabres

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks are taking a chance on another underachieving young forward.

  • Oceania Football warned of liquidation over unpaid invoices

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand judge has ordered the Oceania Football Confederation to pay more than 400,000 New Zealand dollars ($264,000) to a contractor which worked on its controversial Home of Football in Auckland, or face liquidation.

  • Big 12’s preseason best: Ehlinger, Murray, Hurts top awards

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Texas junior quarterback Sam Ehlinger has been tabbed the Big 12 preseason offensive player of the year, with Oklahoma junior linebacker Kenneth Murray taking the defensive honor.

  • 2-city solution seen as way to preserve MLB in Tampa

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Giving the Rays permission to explore playing part of their home schedule in Montreal is seen by baseball owners as “a way to preserve baseball in Tampa,” according to baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred.

  • NYC to host ticker tape parade for soccer champs Wednesday

    NEW YORK (AP) — A ticker tape parade to shower the U.S. women’s national soccer team with praise and paper confetti will start at 9:30 a.m. EDT in New York City on Wednesday.

  • Top pick Jack Hughes skates at New Jersey Devils camp

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Top draft pick Jack Hughes was a little disappointed on his first night with the New Jersey Devils at their development camp for young players.

  • Extended protective netting ballpark by ballpark decision

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Extending protective netting down foul lines is a ballpark-to-ballpark decision because of differing configurations, according to baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred.