CHICAGO (AP) — The United States will play Cuba in a friendly for the first time since 1947 on Oct. 7 in Havana.
It will be just the second visit to Cuba in the last 69 years for the American men, who won 1-0 on Sept. 6, 2008 in a World Cup qualifying match. The exhibition game comes a month after the United States concludes the semifinal round of CONCACAF qualifying for the World Cup with matches against St. Vincent and the Grenadines and then against Trinidad and...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have bought out the final year of veteran defenseman James Wisniewski's contract.
General manager Ron Francis announced the move Thursday.
The 32-year-old Wisniewski was to make $3 million this coming season. Instead, he will receive $2 million over the next two years and will become an unrestricted free agent Friday when the NHL's free agency period starts.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Rio de Janeiro Olympics will become a tangible reality on Friday, when one of its so-called "Mega" souvenir shops opens on Copacabana Beach.
Bring plenty of cash, at least for anything more than a keychain that sells for 25 Brazilian reals ($8). A bikini with the Olympic logo will cost about $100, and a commemorative gold medal around $3,000.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Miami Marlins have acquired closer Fernando Rodney from San Diego to bolster their bullpen for the NL wild-card chase.
Manager Don Mattingly has yet to express a lack of faith in A.J. Ramos, who has converted 33 saves opportunities since last season, so Rodney likely will serve as a setup man. Mattingly was expected to discuss the deal Thursday.
Miami traded minor league pitcher Chris Paddack to the Padres. The Marlins are one-half...
DETROIT (AP) — Jack Nicklaus will participate in a pro-am golf tournament to help raise money for Detroit schools.
Cornerstone Schools said Thursday it hopes to bring in $3 million from the tournament headlined by the golf great. The goal is $50 million, aimed at increasing the number of students to 5,000 at the not-for-profit schools.
More than 2,800 students are enrolled in preschool through 12th grade at one independent and four charter schools....
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Coastal Carolina capitalized on two errors on the same play for four unearned runs in the sixth inning, and the Chanticleers won their first national championship in any sport with a 4-3 victory over Arizona in Game 3 of the College World Series finals on Thursday.
The Chanticleers (55-18) became the first program since Minnesota in 1956 to win the title in its first CWS appearance. Arizona (49-24) was trying for its second national title since 2012....