MILWAUKEE (AP) — Even with a chance at history, Jordan Lyles didn't put up much of a fuss. Vying to become the second pitcher in Milwaukee Brewers history to throw a no-hitter, Lyles had thrown 99 pitches through six innings.
MIAMI (AP) — A wild victory for the Marlins was tempered by some disappointing injury news. Starlin Castro homered twice and drove in five runs, and Miami spotted the Philadelphia Phillies a seven-run lead before rallying to win 19-11 on Friday night, its highest-scoring game at Marlins Park.
Cam Newton hobbling to the locker room, the recipient of an unnecessary injury in an unnecessary game. A cash-grab in Canada, leading to what didn't even qualify as a glorified scrimmage on an 80-yard field.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus was declared eligible to play Friday, a year after he was suspended in the fallout from a sexual assault allegation that resulted in his acquittal by a jury at trial.
While fans of some sports all have their favorite local announcers, the NFL has been much more of a shared viewing experience. With all games being shown on national networks rather than solely on local channels, the most memorable voices of football are universal.
Pete Rozelle would not be surprised to see television's impact on the NFL as the league celebrates its 100th season this year. It was Rozelle, the commissioner from 1960 to 1989, who was able to convince owners that it was in their best interest to sign a league-wide rights deal instead of teams negotiating on their own.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Les Koenning has to be careful every time the new offensive coordinator at Kansas walks into one of the Jayhawks' meeting rooms, making sure to address the right person by the right name.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings and the NBA have announced they are taking no action against Luke Walton after not finding enough evidence during an investigation into allegations that the coach sexually assaulted a woman.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — While Mississippi State's basketball and football programs dodged postseason bans, the NCAA has put the school on three years' probation as part of a slew of penalties after an investigation into academic violations.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Daniel Carlson kicked a 33-yard field goal with 8 seconds remaining, and the Oakland Raiders earned a bizarre 22-21 preseason victory over the Green Bay Packers on a field shortened to 80 yards for player safety.
BOSTON (AP) — It's settled: Tom Seaver is "Tom Terrific," not Tom Brady. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected Brady's application to take control of the nickname on Thursday, ruling that it "points uniquely and unmistakably to Tom Seaver."
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers general manager Marty Hurney is "cautiously optimistic" Cam Newton will be ready for the Sept. 8 regular season opener against the Los Angeles Rams after the quarterback suffered a left mid-foot sprain in a preseason game.
HOUSTON (AP) — Amid criticism from Major League Baseball, the Houston Astros on Thursday defended the team's decision to deny a newspaper reporter access to the clubhouse until after ace pitcher Justin Verlander finished his postgame session with the media.