National Sports

Sources: Steelers thought they'd reach long-term deal with Le'Veon Bell by deadline

Aug 18, 2017

LATROBE, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Steelers believed they were close to securing a long-term contract with Le'Veon Bell as July's franchise-tag deadline ran down, but the star running back declined the team's offer, sources told ESPN. …

Justin Britt: Shared anthem moment was to support Michael Bennett

Aug 19, 2017

SEATTLE -- Michael Bennett once again sat during the national anthem before the Seattle Seahawks preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings?on Friday. But this time, he had company with Justin Britt standing next to …

Red Sox owner John Henry feels Yawkey Way evokes racist past

Aug 19, 2017

Boston Red Sox owner John Henry has wanted the city to change the name of Yawkey Way for a while, and the current political climate might provide the right timing. Henry told the Boston Herald?that he is "haunted" by th…

Moreland delivers to help Red Sox beat Yankees 9-6

Aug 18, 2017

Pinch-hitter Mitch Moreland hit a two-run single in Boston's four-run seventh inning and the Red Sox rallied to beat the New York Yankees 9-6

Oy, oy captain! Picking captains can give coaches headaches

Aug 19, 2017

As college football season approaches teams all over the country are choosing captains, those hard-working, high-character players who set an example for their teammates to follow through both actions and words

Gonzalez returns from DL, Dodgers top Tigers 8-5

Aug 18, 2017

Chris Taylor doubled twice among his four hits, and the Los Angeles Dodgers welcomed Adrian Gonzalez back from the disabled list with another victory, beating the Detroit Tigers 8-5

Fant's injury cast shadow over Seahawks' win over Vikings

Aug 19, 2017

Russell Wilson looked just fine throwing for 206 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, and the Seattle Seahawks suffered a significant injury loss to left tackle George Fant in their 20-13 win over the Minnesota Vikings

US sweeps Solheim Cup fourball matches, takes 3-point lead

Aug 18, 2017

The United States swept the afternoon fourball matches to take a 5 1/2-2 1/2 lead over Europe in the Solheim Cup at Des Moines Golf and Country Club

Smith vaults to early lead at US gymnastics championships

Aug 19, 2017

Ragan Smith looks ready to lead the next wave of U.S. women's gymnasts

LEADING OFF: Granderson joins Dodgers, trio goes for No. 15

Aug 19, 2017

LEADING OFF: Granderson could join Dodgers after late trade; Sale, Greinke, Vargos go for 15th wins, Holland back in Texas with White Sox

Pliskova sweeps into Cincinnati semis, Nadal comes up short

Aug 18, 2017

Defending champion Karolina Pliskova pulled off a doubleheader sweep at the Western & Southern Open, reaching the semifinals by winning a pair of matches with little rest in-between

Column: We need Kaepernick more than ever in troubled times

Aug 18, 2017

Column: After a terrible week in America, Colin Kaepernick's message rings stronger than ever: it's time for conversation instead of condemnation