By Mike Fitzpatrick AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK – Two balls launched over the wall, one fired over an opponent’s head and just like that, David Wright and the New York Mets are right back in this World Series. Wright homered and drove in four runs, Curtis Granderson also connected and rookie Noah Syndergaard set […]

By Ronald Blum AP Baseball Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Johnny Cueto smothered the New York Mets with another big October outing. And the pesky Kansas City Royals kept fouling off Jacob deGrom’s best pitches, wearing him down with persistence and prowess. Cueto never faltered. And as deGrom wore down, the Royals pounced. Eric Hosmer […]

By Ben Walker AP Baseball Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. – An inside-the-park home run. A power failure that blacked out the TV audience. Crazy bounces, great plays and key errors. The longest World Series opener ever had a little bit of everything. And more than five hours after they began, Alcides Escobar and the Kansas […]

By Brian Mahoney AP Basketball Writer Kevin Durant is back in uniform, LaMarcus Aldridge is back home in Texas and the Golden State Warriors are back intact. All over the Western Conference, there are teams who look capable of winning it. In the East, one team appears to stand out – and maybe it’s finally […]

By Mike Fitzpatrick Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Anyone arriving a little early to a New York Mets game this season has probably witnessed “The Walk.” Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom or another emerging ace striding in from the bullpen following pregame warmups, with pitching coach Dan Warthen right alongside – and the rest of […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Dallas defensive end Greg Hardy had a physical confrontation with special teams coach Rich Bisaccia and berated teammates on the coverage unit after barging into their huddle following a decisive 100-yard kickoff return by New York’s Dwayne Harris. After Harris sped the length of the field for the winning points […]

Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady overcame New England’s shaky first three quarters by throwing for a pair of touchdowns in the fourth, and the Patriots beat the New York Jets 30-23 on Sunday to remain unbeaten. Brady completed 14 of 17 passes in the final quarter to overcome a 20-16 lead and give […]

By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Royals earned another champagne shower at Kauffman Stadium. Lorenzo Cain sprinted home from first base on Eric Hosmer’s single in the eighth inning, Wade Davis weathered a 45-minute rain delay and a white-knuckle ninth, and Kansas City beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Friday […]

By Howie Rumberg AP Baseball Writer TORONTO – Marco Estrada took the mound with one task: save the season for the Toronto Blue Jays. He did it, pitching one-hit ball into the eighth inning to give Toronto’s tattered bullpen a rest, and the Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 Wednesday to close to […]