• Bautista returns to Blue Jays’ lineup against Angels

    TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and is leading off against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.

  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz walks back to the dugout after being called out on strikes on a pitch from Tampa Bay Rays' Enny Romero to end the game during a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Rays won the game 2-1. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Romero strikes out Ortiz to end it, Rays hold off Red Sox

    ST .PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Enny Romero earned his first major league save, relieving with two outs in the ninth inning and fanning Red Sox slugger David Ortiz to give the Tampa Bay Rays a 2-1 win Thursday and a four-game split with the Red Sox.

  • Dodger Stadium hosts 2017 World Baseball Classic title game

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dodger Stadium will host the championship game of the 2017 World Baseball Classic, with Marlins Park and Petco Park also holding games leading up to final on March 22.

  • Breanna Stewart’s jersey, Storm merchandise top WNBA sales

    NEW YORK (AP) — Breanna Stewart now can add the WNBA’s top selling jersey to a year that already includes an NCAA championship and an Olympic gold medal.

  • Svitolina, Larsson advance to semifinals in New Haven

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Two-time defending champion Petra Kvitova needed just an hour Thursday to beat Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-1 and move into the semifinals of the Connecticut Open, despite suffering from a cold.

    Updated: 7:02 pm

  • Raiders QB Derek Carr happy to take risks in preseason

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr is a bit of a risk-taker by nature when it comes to playing quarterback in the NFL. He isn’t afraid of throwing a ball into coverage if he thinks his receiver has a good chance of winning a one-on-one battle with the opposing defender.

  • Coyotes acquire Crouse, Bolland from Panthers for picks

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have acquired prospect Lawson Crouse and veteran Dave Bolland’s contract from the Florida Panthers for two draft picks.

  • Elaine Thompson, left, from Jamaica, and Jenna Prandini from the USA, right, compete in the women's 100m race event at the Athletissima IAAF Diamond League international athletics meeting in the Stade Olympique de la Pontaise in Lausanne, Switzerland, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

    Olympic champion Thompson stars as Bolt skips Diamond meet

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic 100-meter champion Elaine Thompson took center stage in the absence of her Jamaican teammate Usain Bolt in the first Diamond League meet after the Rio de Janeiro Games on Thursday.

    Updated: 4:00 pm

  • Broncos offense says it will be stronger this season

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos rode a dominant defense to the Super Bowl title last season, but this year the offense wants to carry its share of the responsibility.

  • Ireland's Olympic Council team leader Kevin Kilty, center left, and chief executive Stephen Martin, arrive at police headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Authorities say a company called Pro 10 Sports Management was created to facilitate the transfer of tickets between the Irish Olympic committee and an unauthorized vendor who would sell them for high fees disguised as hospitality services. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    Rio police question top Irish Olympic executives in probe

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two Irish Olympic executives have told Rio police that the head of their national committee, who has been arrested in a Summer Games ticket-scalping probe, was in sole charge of ticketing matters, a chief investigator said Thursday.

    Updated: 6:58 pm