National Sports

HOUSTON (AP) — Defensively speaking, the Los Angeles Angels showed up to play Sunday. The same could not be said of the offense. Starter Daniel Wright gave up two home runs, and the Angels' bats fell flat in a 4-1 loss to the Houston Astros that ended a four-game winning streak...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Everson Griffen saw where defense got the Denver Broncos last season. The Minnesota defensive end believes the Vikings have the talent to head in that same Super Bowl-bound direction. "We are three games in and we have a long ways to go, but we can get...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns, a fierce defense shut down Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-3 on Sunday to remain unbeaten. The rookie No. 2 overall pick connected with...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs returned two turnovers for touchdowns, intercepted three passes in the end zone and forced eight turnovers total in a 24-3 victory over the hapless New York Jets on Sunday. Marcus Peters had two of the picks for the Chiefs (2-1),...
ATLANTA (AP) — Rory McIlroy finally won the FedEx Cup when he least expected it. McIlroy was three shots behind with three holes to play Sunday in the Tour Championship. Nearly two hours later, he holed a 15-foot birdie putt on the fourth extra hole to win at East Lake in a...
A look at some of the notable deaths of active Major League Baseball players in recent years: — Oct. 26, 2014: Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras was killed in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic, along with his girlfriend. Earlier in the month, Taveras had homered in...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — LeSean McCoy scored twice and safety Aaron Williams returned a botched field-goal snap 53 yards for a touchdown in leading the Buffalo Bills to a 33-18 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor also scored on a 20-yard run at a...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — As his 54-yard field goal split the uprights, Justin Tucker raised both arms in celebration and turned toward Baltimore's bench. He probably should have taken a bow. Tucker kicked four field goals, including the long-distance winner with 1:02 remaining...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pinch-hitter Jayson Werth hit a tying two-run homer, Chris Heisey drove in the go-ahead run, and the Washington Nationals scored five runs off former teammate Felipe Rivero in the eighth inning to rally past the Pittsburgh Pirates, 10-7 on Sunday. Clint...