The Canadian PressKeith Leslie TORONTO—Organizers of this summer’s Pan Am Games say preliminary figures suggest the sporting event came in under budget but the final cost won’t be known for up to a year. “All indications are that there was a surplus, but I can’t tell you how much that […]

The Associated Press TORONTO—Mayor John Tory says Toronto will be a great venue for the Olympics one day. Just not in 2024. Tory said today that Canada’s largest city is going to stay out of the race for the 2024 Olympics because he felt it wasn’t the best use of […]

The Associated PressJon Krawczynski MINNEAPOLIS—Tyler Duffey wasn’t around for the Minnesota Twins’ struggles of the previous four years. And he wasn’t expecting to be around for their resurgence this season. It’s unclear how much longer the 24-year-old will be pitching so he’s going to enjoy the ride while it lasts. […]

The Associated Press NEW YORK—Out with a serious back injury for much of the season, David Wright is enjoying every minute of the N.Y. Mets’ dominating stretch run. Even better, the team captain is contributing to its success. Wright had a go-ahead double in the seventh inning, and Yoenis Cespedes […]

The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Tex.—Tony Romo found Jason Witten for the winning touchdown after a series of Dallas mistakes put the N.Y. Giants in position to beat the Cowboys in an opener for the first time. Now the Dallas quarterback has to figure out how to make the comeback turn […]

The Associated Press NEW YORK—After winning a point in the U.S. Open final, and bent on proving a point, Novak Djokovic leaped and roared and threw an uppercut, then glared at some of the thousands of spectators pulling for Roger Federer. Following another point in that game, Djokovic nodded as […]

The Associated PressCharles O’Brien NEW YORK—The first-place Toronto Blue Jays put space between themselves and the N.Y. Yankees on Saturday, sweeping a doubleheader that featured 20 innings, 31 combined runs, and a 33-minute rain delay. Manager John Gibbons used 12 different pitchers in the twin-bill, though, and needed veteran knuckleballer […]

The Associated Press ATLANTA—Daniel Murphy found the best way to make up for a poor day in the field. “I was very fortunate the team even gave me an opportunity in that last at-bat because I wasn’t playing very well,” he said. Murphy hit a tying three-run homer in the […]

The Associated Press NEW YORK—The Toronto Blue Jays and N.Y. Yankees have to wait another day for the start of their AL East showdown. The opener of the four-game series between division-leading Toronto and the second-place Yankees was postponed because of rain last night more than an hour before the […]

The Associated Press ATLANTA—Shelby Miller doesn’t want to talk about frustration as he endures one of the toughest streaks in Braves’ history. “You would think so,” he said. “But you have to keep going out there and grinding.” Miller lost his 13th-consecutive decision, and failed to win for his 21st-straight […]

The Associated Press NEW YORK—Serena Williams had to wait to try to continue her bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam after her U.S. Open semi-final was postponed yesterday because of rain in the forecast. The top-seeded Williams was supposed to face 43rd-ranked Roberta Vinci of Italy last night at Flushing […]

The Associated Press BOSTON—David Ortiz hit his 498th career home run, a three-run shot to cap a four-run third inning, as the Boston Red Sox dumped AL East-leading Toronto 10-4 last night, sending the Blue Jays to just their second series loss since late July. Mookie Betts had a solo […]