• Puig’s long homer helps Reds beat Braves 7-6

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Yasiel Puig gave his fans reason to cheer with his first home run for the Reds in Cincinnati. Now he wants a dining recommendation from them.

  • Report: Kings coach Luke Walton sued for sexual assault

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — New Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton has been accused of sexual assault in a lawsuit by a former sports reporter.

  • Orioles hit 4 HRs off Nova, beat White Sox 9-1 to end skid

    BALTIMORE (AP) — During a season already littered with poor pitching performances and lopsided defeats, the Baltimore Orioles altered the script with an impressive display of pitching, offense and defense.

  • MLB looks at Harper’s ejection; no decision on discipline

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is reviewing Bryce Harper’s rant at an umpire, trying to determine whether the Philadelphia Phillies star should be disciplined.

  • Beeks comes in, pitches Rays over sliding Royals 5-2

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jalen Beeks took over from opener Ryne Stanek in the second and struck out seven in 4 2/3 shutout innings, Mike Zunino homered for the second straight game and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Kansas City 5-2 Tuesday night, sending the Royals to their fifth straight loss.

  • Wheeler homers, strikes out 11 as Mets rout Phillies 9-0

    NEW YORK (AP) — Zack Wheeler hit his first major league home run and struck out 11 in seven sharp innings as the New York Mets handed the Philadelphia Phillies their fifth loss in six games, 9-0 on Tuesday night.

  • Leonard has 27 as Raptors rout Magic 115-96, clinch series

    TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points, Pascal Siakam added 24 and the Toronto Raptors used another stifling defensive effort to beat the Orlando Magic 115-96 on Tuesday night, winning their first-round playoff series in five games.

  • Wyoming brings back 9-man football for 2020 season

    CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Football with nine players per team on the field is set to return to high schools in Wyoming next year.

  • Carrasco injures knee in Indians’ 3-1 loss to Marlins

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Pablo López allowed just two hits in his longest start this season and Jorge Alfaro homered on reliever Neil Ramírez’s first pitch, moments after Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco left with another injury in the Florida Marlins’ 3-1 win over the Indians on Tuesday night.

  • Cubs SS Russell joining Triple-A Iowa to prepare for return

    CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs shortstop Addison Russell is joining Triple-A Iowa to prepare for his return from a 40-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy.