Rougned Odor drives in 3 for Rangers in 6-4 win over Angels

by Associated Press on August 17, 2018 at 11:57 pm

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rougned Odor drove in three runs with a single and a sacrifice fly, Joey Gallo ripped a two-run double and the Texas Rangers beat the pitching-depleted Los Angeles Angels 6-4 on Friday night. Odor’s two-run single capped a five-run outburst in the second inning off recently acquired Odrisamer Despaigne (2-1), the… Continue Reading

McCaffrey’s run highlights Panthers’ 27-20 win over Dolphins

by Associated Press on August 17, 2018 at 10:52 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Christian McCaffrey had 120 yards from scrimmage in the first half, including a 71-yard touchdown run and the Carolina Panthers defeated the Miami Dolphins 27-20 Friday night in a preseason game. McCaffrey had 92 yards rushing on five carries and caught four passes for 28 yards for Carolina (2-0). Cam Newton… Continue Reading

Carrasco gets 15th win, Ramirez homers as Indians top O’s

by Associated Press on August 17, 2018 at 9:59 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco pitched seven scoreless innings and moved into a tie for the AL lead with his 15th win, Jose Ramirez hit his 37th home run and the Cleveland Indians beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 on Friday night. Carrasco (15-6) allowed three hits, struck out six and retired his final 10 hitters…. Continue Reading

Park, Salas share LPGA Tour lead in rainy Indy

by Associated Press on August 17, 2018 at 8:53 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sung Hyun Park shot a 9-under 63 on Friday for a share of the lead with Lizette Salas during the suspended second round of the Indy Women in Tech Championship. Salas, the first-round leader after a 62, had a 69 to match Park at 13 under at Brickyard Crossing. Danielle Kang and… Continue Reading

Antron Brown leads NHRA Top Fuel qualifying at Brainerd

by Associated Press on August 17, 2018 at 7:54 pm

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Antron Brown led Top Fuel qualifying Friday in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Coming off his first victory of the season two weeks ago outside Seattle, Brown had a 3.789-second run at 325.45 mph. He has 49th career No. 1 qualifiers. “We have been working hard for… Continue Reading

Morales scores twice as Levante wins 3-0 at Real Betis

by Associated Press on August 17, 2018 at 6:48 pm

MADRID (AP) — Jose Luis Morales scored twice as Levante won 3-0 at Real Betis in the opening round of the Spanish league on Friday. Levante’s 4-4-2 formation worked to clinical effect as his strike partner Roger Marti gave Levante the lead close to halftime, tapping in after right midfielder Jason cut through the Betis… Continue Reading

Marlins’ Urena appeals penalty for hitting Acuna, can play

by Associated Press on August 17, 2018 at 6:47 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Urena is appealing his six-game suspension for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Braves with a pitch. Urena was in uniform Friday and Marlins manager Don Mattingly didn’t rule out using him this weekend against the Washington Nationals. Major League Baseball announced the suspension and undisclosed fine… Continue Reading

Lightning strike sends Wisconsin radio host to hospital

by Associated Press on August 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin sports talk radio host had a good reason when listeners heard dead air this week: He’d just been struck by lightning. Bill Michaels was hit Thursday in Eau Claire as he hosted his show from the patio of a golf club as thunderstorms moved in. Michaels told the… Continue Reading

Investigators to give Ohio St report on Meyer next week

by Associated Press on August 17, 2018 at 5:54 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State says factfinders investigating coach Urban Meyer’s handling of domestic abuse allegations against a former assistant will deliver a report to university leaders sometime next week. The school announced Friday that the investigation will wrap up on Sunday as planned, and a report will be delivered to the six-person group… Continue Reading