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World Junior Roundup: Canada, USA Still Perfect, Germany Takes Important Win

Canada and the United States showed their muscle against Czechia and Austria, respectively, while Germany beat Switzerland in an important game in Group B to close out the day's action in Edmonton.


Roughriders end slump by edging Elks 34-23 in Edmonton

EDMONTON — Having a break definitely seemed to serve Saskatchewan well. Quarterback Cody Fajardo ran for a pair of touchdowns and passed for another as the Saskatchewan Roughriders emerged with a 34-23 CFL victory over the Edmonton Elks on Saturday. The Roughriders (5-4) had lost three consecutive games before having a bye week and coming back with a win over Edmonton. “Any win is a good win,” said Saskatchewan linebacker Darnell Sankey. “We...


Kiner-Falefa helps Yankees squeeze past Red Sox 3-2

BOSTON (AP) — Isiah Kiner-Falefa drove in the go-ahead run with a safety squeeze in the ninth inning and hit his first career homer with New York, sending the AL East-leading Yankees past the Red Sox 3-2 on Saturday night for just their second win in 10 games. It was manager Aaron Boone’s 400th career victory with the Yankees. “It feels good to come through with the big homer and small ball,” Kiner-Falefa said. “Showing off both sides of my...


Wainwright goes 9 for Cards, but Brewers win it in 10th, 3-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hunter Renfroe tripled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals wasted a magnificent start by Adam Wainwright, falling 3-2 to the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. Milwaukee moved within a half-game of NL Central-leading St. Louis, ending the Cardinals' nine-game home winning streak. Wainwright took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and ended up finishing nine, allowing one run on three hits...


Manchester United sink to new lows: The numbers behind historically bad Premier League form

The 2022-23 season is off to the worst possible start for Manchester United. Despite the arrival of new manager Erik ten Hag, the Red Devils have failed to show any signs of improvement after a disappointing 2021-22 campaign. Man United have opened their season with consecutive losses against Brighton and Brentford - the first time they've been def...


Cook bemoans “heartbreaking” failures in BTCC Snetterton qualifying

British Touring Car Championship title contender Josh Cook has described failures on his BTC Racing Honda in Snetterton qualifying as “heartbreaking” after the team appeared to have unlocked pace from its Honda cars.


Claressa Shields vs. Savannah Marshall date, start time, odds, schedule & card for 2022 middleweight title fight

A historic boxing card will be taking place on Sept. 10, as Claressa Shields vs. Savannah Marshall headlines an all-women’s boxing card inside the O2 Arena in London. On the line will be the title of undisputed middleweight champion. Shields will put her WBA, WBC, WBF, and The Ring titles on the line, while Marshall defends the WBO title in a grudg...


Seoul E-Prix: Da Costa takes last Formula E pole of 2021-22, Vandoorne P4

Antonio Felix da Costa took pole for the Seoul Formula E finale, beating Edoardo Mortara by 0.264s as points leader Stoffel Vandoorne qualified fourth.


Pozuelo's brace sparks Inter Miami to 3-2 win over NYCFC

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Alejandro Pozuelo scored his first two goals of the season, including the match-winner in the 84th minute, and Inter Miami rallied to beat New York City FC 3-2 on Saturday. NYCFC (12-6-6) grabbed a 1-0 lead in the 34th minute on Talles Magno's sixth goal of the season. Pozuelo found the net for the first time in his six matches with the team when he took a pass from Bryce Duke and scored in the 39th minute to pull...


STAMPS NOTES: Stampeders struggling down the stretch against rival contenders

The Calgary Stampeders have had their chances to beat their closest rivals. Twice against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and then on Saturday night against the B.C. Lions, the Stamps gave themselves chances to win late. And yet, in all three games they fell short and came away with losses. The margins between winning and losing are always tight in football, but they’ve been tighter than usual for the Stampeders this season. And that’s frustrating,...


Lappalainen's goal sends Montreal past Dynamo 3-2

HOUSTON (AP) — Lassi Lappalainen scored the only goal of the second half and CF Montreal held off the Houston Dynamo 3-2 on Saturday. Lappalainen found the net in the 69th minute — with an assist from Joaquín Torres — for his second goal this season for Montreal (13-8-4). Sebastián Ferreira gave Houston (7-14-4) a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute with his eighth goal of the season, but Romell Quioto scored on a penalty kick for Montreal three minutes...


DeGrominant: deGrom dominates again as Mets edge Phils 1-0

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom struck out 10 in six dominant innings and Edwin Díaz earned his 200th career save, helping the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 on Saturday night. Pete Alonso hit an early RBI single as the NL East leaders improved to 31-9 following a loss and 10-4 in the season series with Philadelphia. Alonso leads the NL with 97 RBIs. Díaz issued two walks in the ninth, and Philadelphia had runners on second and...


McCullers goes 6 shutout innings in return, Astros down A's

HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers Jr. pitched six shutout innings in his season debut, Alex Bregman homered and Trey Mancini had three hits as the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 8-0 on Saturday night. McCullers, an All-Star in 2017, allowed two hits, struck out five and walked four, tossing 47 of his 81 pitches for strikes. It's his first shutout since August 31, 2021. “He was surprisingly sharp with most of his pitches, especially his...


How to watch USA vs. Sweden: TV channel, live stream, start time for 2022 World Juniors game

After three wins in three contests to start the 2022 World Junior Championship, Team USA will face its toughest opponent yet Sunday when it squares off against Sweden in their final game of the preliminary round. The Americans are coming off a 7-0 win over Austria on Saturday. Carter Mazur scored two goals for the second consecutive day, while Play...


Edmonton Elks drop 12th straight at home in loss to Roughriders

So much for a must-win. If it were, in fact, a playoff game Saturday, as Edmonton Elks head coach Chris Jones couched his week of preparations, it would all be over. Instead, his Elks hit the halfway point of the 2022 Canadian Football League season still carrying the proverbial monkey on their back. A 34-23 loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders was Edmonton’s 12th in a row at Commonwealth Stadium, while they have also now gone 14 games in a row...


Lappalainen's goal sends Montreal past Dynamo 3-2

HOUSTON (AP) — Lassi Lappalainen scored the only goal of the second half and CF Montreal held off the Houston Dynamo 3-2 on Saturday. Lappalainen found the net in the 69th minute — with an assist from Joaquín Torres — for his second goal this season for Montreal (13-8-4). Sebastián Ferreira gave Houston (7-14-4) a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute with his eighth goal of the season, but Romell Quioto scored on a penalty kick for Montreal three minutes...


High-schoolers organize all-star charity basketball game to raise money for Alberta Children's Hospital

The All Stars Charity Basketball Game was organized by two Calgary high school students: Jayda Bharmal and Bianca Jiwa. The money they raised for the event will be donated to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation.


Seager 26th HR matches career high as Rangers beat M's 7-4

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — With a bunt, a blast and some grittiness, the Texas Rangers finally snapped a long losing streak against the surging Seattle Mariners. Corey Seager matched a career high with his 26th homer after rookie Bubba Thompson drove in a run with a sacrifice squeeze bunt as the Rangers overcame an early three-run deficit in a 7-4 victory Saturday night. The Mariners had won nine in a row against their AL West rival. “We got a...


Canadians push through stubborn Czech resistance to stay perfect at World Juniors

Everyone knew going into Saturday’s marquee game at the World Junior Hockey Championship that Team Czechia is no joke. Confirmation came late in the first period when absolutely nobody in Rogers Place was laughing. Laughing? Nobody was even smiling as the plucky Czechs scored a shorthanded goal, killed off a five-minute major and had the host team down 1-0 with time winding down in the opening frame. What? Fans who aren’t used to seeing the...


DeGrom, Mets outduel Nola, Phillies 1-0 in NL East showdown

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom struck out 10 in six dominant innings and Edwin Díaz earned his 200th career save, helping the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 on Saturday night. Pete Alonso hit an early RBI single as the NL East leaders improved to 31-9 following a loss and 10-4 in the season series with Philadelphia. Alonso leads the NL with 97 RBIs. Díaz issued two walks in the ninth, and Philadelphia had runners on second and...


Insigne, Bernardeschi score as Toronto FC ends Portland Timbers' unbeaten run

TORONTO — The Italian job is working out nicely for Toronto FC. Late goals by Italian stars Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi lifted Toronto to a 3-1 win over Portland in Major League Soccer play Saturday night, ending the Timbers' unbeaten run at 10 games. TFC (8-12-5) is now unbeaten in four games (3-0-1) since the Italian duo took the field, collecting 10 of a possible 12 points with Insigne and Bernardeschi leading the way. The club...


Nathan Rourke throws for 488 yards, leads Lions to a comeback win over the Stampeders

This one hurts. The Calgary Stampeders had a defensive gameplan that seemed to throw B.C. Lions superstar Nathan Rourke off his game for a little while. They opened up a big lead against the team that’s directly ahead of them in the standings. It looked like they were cruising to a win. And then, they weren’t. The Stamps couldn’t move the ball in the second half and despite a defensive effort that gave them a chance to hang on to their halftime...


Thompson throws for 218 yards, Dolphins hold off Bucs 26-24

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — There’s no question about Tampa Bay’s plans for Kyle Trask for this season. If Tom Brady remains healthy, and the Buccaneers are anywhere near as successful as they think they can be, the third-string quarterback likely won’t play a down for the second straight year. That’s why it’s important for the defending NFC South champions to learn as much as possible this preseason about the 2020 second-round draft pick's potential to...


Hurkacz beats Ruud, Carreno Busta tops Evans in National Bank Open semifinals

MONTREAL — Casper Ruud let the opening game of the decisive set slip away Saturday at the National Bank Open. Hubert Hurkacz took advantage — sealing an important break when his return hit the net cord and trickled over — before rolling to victory. Hurkacz secured a berth in Sunday's final with a 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 victory at IGA Stadium. He'll face Pablo Carreno Busta for the title after the Spaniard posted a 7-5, 6-7 (7), 6-2 win over Britain's...


Logan Webb stars as Giants beat slumping Pirates 2-0

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Logan Webb struck out nine in eight sparkling innings, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 on Saturday night. Webb (11-5) allowed five hits and walked two in his second straight win. He pitched seven effective innings in a 6-4 victory at Oakland last weekend. “His changeup was very good,” Pirates manager Derek Shelton said. “He was able to execute it throughout the count, at any point.” Camilo Doval...


Dalton has TD pass on 1 drive as Saints fall to Texans 17-13

HOUSTON (AP) — New Orleans coach Dennis Allen wasn't thrilled about his team's overall performance Saturday night in the preseason against the Houston Texans. But he was encouraged by the limited work of his starters on both sides of the ball. “I saw a lot of things I really liked out there,” Allen said. “There are some things we’ve got to get cleaned up. The ball was on the ground too many times. We’ve got to get that aspect cleaned up, but I...


Bills rally to beat Colts 27-24 in Matt Ryan's Indy debut

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Matt Ryan can finally put the Falcons behind him. Whether it was seeing his name on the back of a No. 2 Colts jersey hanging in his locker, or completing his first attempt — a 6-yarder to tight end Kylen Granson — the 37-year-old quarterback feels as if his transition to Indianapolis is complete. “I’m part of this team and there’s 30, 40 other guys that it was their first time playing with the Colts today,” Ryan said...


Gallen dominates, Rivera 2 HRs, Rockies beat D-backs 2-0

DENVER (AP) — Zac Gallen pitched two-hit ball over seven innings, Emmanuel Rivera went deep twice for his first career multi-homer game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 6-0 on Saturday night. Gallen (8-2) struck out six and extended his shutout streak to 14 innings over his past two starts. He gave up three hits in seven scoreless innings against Pittsburgh on Monday. The Rockies managed just two singles and a walk against...


Blocking the plate call on review helps Nats top Padres 4-3

WASHINGTON (AP) — San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin was sure his catcher, Austin Nola, was not guilty of blocking the plate. So sure that the skipper immediately got ejected after Nola was called for that transgression on a replay review, allowing the Washington Nationals to score the go-ahead run. Nola was not worried the apparent out — it was ruled that way in real time — would get changed. “I had no concern,” Nola said. So cue the questions...


Perkins-McCutcheon connection leads Rams over Chargers 29-22

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Bryce Perkins and Lance McCutcheon solidified their cases to come off the Los Angeles Rams roster bubble Saturday night. Perkins threw a pair of touchdown passes to McCutcheon as the defending Super Bowl champions held off the Los Angeles Chargers 29-22 in the preseason opener for both teams in which most of the starters for both teams did not play. “I was really pleased with Bryce’s ability to be able to handle all the...


Lakers GM Rob Pelinka fights through tears at Vanessa Bryant's trial over Kobe crash photos

Lakers GM Rob Pelinka took the witness stand on the first day of Vanessa Bryant's trial against Los Angeles County over Kobe crash photos


College hockey players become cheerleaders and brothers to their teammate battling cancer

Wisconsin's St. Norbert College hockey team shows up to support teammate Luke Davison as he arrives at the hospital for his first round of chemo.


What channel is NASCAR on today? TV schedule, start time for Richmond race

With just three races left in its regular season, the Cup Series is rapidly approaching its crescendo. That's what makes this week's race at Richmond, the Federated Auto Parts 400, so important. Last week, the likes of Kevin Harvick and Bubba Wallace, two racers who hadn't yet secured the checkered flag this season, put it all on the line to try to...


Johnson dazzles, Canada tops Czechia 5-1 in world junior hockey championship

EDMONTON — Kent Johnson has been working for years on a move that stuns goalies and hockey fans alike. On Saturday, he executed it in a big way, scoring a highlight-reel-worthy goal that helped Canada to a 5-1 win over Czechia at the world junior hockey championship. Johnson put away the dazzling game winner 19 minutes into the first period, scooping the puck on to his stick blade behind the net, picking it up as he glided forward and swirling...


What channel is Vikings vs. Raiders on today? Time, TV schedule for NFL Week 1 preseason game

Week 1 of the 2022 NFL preseason is set to wrap up Sunday when the Vikings and the Raiders play the first Sunday NFL contest since the Rams beat the Bengals in Super Bowl 56. Vikings vs. Raiders won't be quite as exciting as the Super Bowl, but there will still be plenty of reasons for NFL fans to tune into the game. Both Minnesota and Las Vegas ha...


Ohtani, Ward HR, Angels rally past Twins 5-3 in 11 innings

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hit a homer in the eighth inning to get the Angels’ offense started, and Taylor Ward hit a game-ending two-run blast to right-center in the 11th inning as Los Angeles completed a come-from-behind 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night. It was Ward’s second career game-ending home run, and first since the final game of the 2018 season, as the Angels won for the fourth time in five games. Carlos...


Journeyman Johnson leads Broncos' backups past Cowboys 17-7

DENVER (AP) — The new Denver Broncos quarterback who wowed the crowd at Empower Field wasn't Russell Wilson but jourrneyman Josh Johnson. Johnson, who's 36 years old and playing for his 14th NFL team, threw a pair of first-half touchdown passes and the Broncos beat the penalty-prone Dallas Cowboys 17-7 on a starless and rainy Saturday night. “I'm just enjoying the ride, honestly,” Johnson said. “... I like to say for us backups, the preseason is...


Cowboys WR depth chart: CeeDee Lamb leads new receiving corps decimated by injuries, missing Amari Cooper

The Sporting News looks at the Cowboys' wide receiver depth chart, which features tantalizing young talent but must offset the loss of veteran Amari Cooper.


Happ leads homer barrage, Cubs power past struggling Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ian Happ, Willson Contreras and Franmil Reyes homered, and the Chicago Cubs beat the stumbling Cincinnati Reds 7-2 on Saturday night. Happ hit an RBI single in the fifth inning and a three-run shot in the seventh, continuing his long run of success at Cincinnati. The All-Star outfielder, who starred at the University of Cincinnati before he was selected by Chicago in the first round of the 2015 amateur draft, has 16 career...


Teofimo Lopez vs. Pedro Campa live fight updates, results, highlights from 2022 boxing card

Teofimo Lopez is in action for the first time since November 2021. He is facing Pedro Campa at the Resorts World Las Vegas Casino in Las Vegas. The former lightweight champion has been absent from boxing since losing the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and The Ring titles to George Kambosos Jr. Now in the junior welterweight division, Lopez is ready to start...


Acuña, Olson power Braves to doubleheader sweep of Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — Ronald Acuña homered on the first pitch of the game, Matt Olson hit his 24th homer and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 6-2 to sweep their doubleheader Saturday. Rookie Vaughn Grissom also went deep for the surging Braves, who won their fifth straight after losing four of five to the NL East-leading New York Mets. “They can turn the page from the rough weekend,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “These guys are playing for...


Pickett's game-winning drive helps Steelers beat Seahawks

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Vaughns with 3 seconds to play and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Seattle Seahawks 32-25 on Saturday night in the preseason opener for both teams. Pickett, Pittsburgh’s first-round pick in 2022, is competing with Mitch Trubisky and Mason Rudolph to replace retired two-time Super Bowl winner Ben Roethlisberger as the Steelers starting quarterback. Roethlisberger guided the...


Mahomes throws TD pass in Chiefs' preseason opener

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Mahomes threw for 60 yards and a touchdown on Kansas City’s first possession, then watched as the Chiefs lost to the Chicago Bears 19-14 in the preseason opener Saturday. The game was the first for Chicago’s Matt Eberflus as a head coach. It also marked the return to Soldier Field for predecessor Matt Nagy, now the Chiefs’ quarterbacks coach. He was fired in January after leading the Bears to a 34-31 record in four...


Muncy, Betts homer, Dodgers beat KC for 12th straight win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Max Muncy had a homer and four RBIs, Mookie Betts hit his team-leading 26th home run and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their winning streak to 12 games with a 13-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night. Muncy went 4 for 5, including his 14th homer of the season, a two-run shot to right field in the fourth inning. Betts led off the game with a homer as part of a five-run first inning. “I think (Muncy) is...


Hurkacz beats Ruud, Carreno Busta tops Evans in National Bank Open semifinals

MONTREAL — Casper Ruud let the opening game of the decisive set slip away Saturday at the National Bank Open. Hubert Hurkacz took advantage — sealing an important break when his return hit the net cord and trickled over — before rolling to victory. Hurkacz secured a berth in Sunday's final with a 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 victory at IGA Stadium. He'll face Pablo Carreno Busta for the title after the Spaniard posted a 7-5, 6-7 (7), 6-2 win over Britain's...


Two-time champion Halep set to face Haddad Maia in National Bank Open final

TORONTO — Overcome with frustration, Simona Halep doubled over and started smashing her racket on the hard court at Sobeys Stadium after she missed a return late in the third set of her semifinal. The two-time champion harnessed that passion to beat Jessica Pegula of the United States 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the National Bank Open's first semifinal on Saturday. The 15th-seeded Halep will face Brazil's Beatriz Haddad Maia in Sunday's final. Haddad Maia...


Vaughn hits tiebreaking single, White Sox beat Tigers 6-4

CHICAGO (AP) — Andrew Vaughn hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning for the second consecutive night, AJ Pollock homered in the eighth and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-4 on Saturday night. Vaughn had three hits for the White Sox, who moved within 2 1/2 games of AL Central leader Cleveland. Liam Hendriks worked around Kerry Carpenter’s first major league hit — a single — and a walk in the ninth for the closer’s 25th...


NFL players union president blasts Soldier Field conditions

CHICAGO (AP) — The president of the NFL Players Association blasted the conditions at Soldier Field on Saturday, and he didn't exactly get an argument from the Chicago Bears or Kansas City Chiefs after their preseason game. Union president JC Tretter tweeted the field was not up to NFL standards. “The NFL said that this field met minimum testing standards," he wrote. "We clearly need to re-evaluate what is an acceptable surface for players to...


MLB: What’s up with the Jays?

The end of July rhymes with Major League Baseball’s trade deadline. The Toronto Blue Jays’ crop was decent, but not great, in 2022. Analysis.


FedEx St. Jude Championship tee times, TV coverage, live streams & more to watch Rounds 1-4

Playoffs, delivered right to your television screen. The FedEx Cup playoffs are underway this weekend, with the field of 125 golfers vying to take home the FedEx Cup to close out the 2021-22 PGA Tour season. A loaded field featuring Tony Finau, Max Homa, Justin Thomas, Scottie Scheffler and more take the course at TPC Southwind on Thursday, the fir...