The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO—Jake Peavy considers himself a No. 1 starter regardless of when he pitches in San Francisco’s rotation. All he cares about is delivering every fifth day, especially as September approaches with the World Series champion Giants in another tight playoff chase. Buster Posey followed Brandon Belt’s […]

The Associated Press The Green Bay Packers’ worst fears about the severity of receiver Jordy Nelson’s knee injury have come true. The team said yesterday only that the star receiver suffered a “significant right knee injury” that would cost him the season. Nelson, one of the top targets for NFL […]

The Associated Press NEW YORK—If the N.Y. Yankees indeed have lost CC Sabathia for the rest of the season, they might have found a reluctant leader in Nathan Eovaldi. Eovaldi matched Scott Feldman with eight overpowering innings before Carlos Beltran had a game-winning sacrifice fly in a wild ninth to […]

The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA—David Wright’s return sparked a home run derby last night. Wright hit a long homer on his first major-league swing in 133 days, and Wilmer Flores went deep twice, as the N.Y. Mets set a franchise record with eight long balls in a 16-7 victory over the […]

The Associated PressJenna Fryer IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. IndyCar made the announcement at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Wilson, a British driver who lived outside Denver in Longmont, Colorado, was hit […]

The Associated Press ZURICH, Switzerland—The Russian Hockey Federation was fined today over the national team snubbing Canada’s victory celebrations after the world championship final. The sport’s governing body, IIHF, said the Russian players deliberately left the ice before Canada’s national anthem was played after a signal from captain Ilya Kovalchuk. […]

The Associated Press BRISTOL, Tenn.—As Joey Logano circled Bristol Motor Speedway, he’d briefly glance in the mirror to watch Kevin Harvick. Logano had taken the lead on a restart with 64 laps to go but Harvick was closing in by using a completely different line. Refusing to get rattled, Logano […]

The Associated PressJoe Resnick ANAHEIM, Calif.—The L.A. Angels were counting on Garrett Richards to keep the hot-hitting Toronto Blue Jays in check after a couple of one-sided losses by Hector Santiago and rookie Andrew Heaney. But the hits kept on coming for the Jays, who pounded out 17 more yesterday […]

The Associated Press GREENSBORO, N.C.—During their practice round together before the Wyndham Championship, Tiger Woods pumped local favourite Davis Love III for tips on how to play the course. Looks like Love saved a few secrets for himself. Love became the third-oldest winner in PGA Tour history with his victory […]

The Canadian PressPeter Henderson TORONTO—The Toronto Blue Jays are leading the major leagues in scoring and RBIs yet owner Rogers Communications Inc. probably is most pleased about the ROI—the return on investment. Fan interest in the team has surged since general manager Alex Anthopoulos pulled off deals that netted the […]

The Canadian PressJim Morris COQUITLAM, B.C.—France’s Karine Icher made it look easy yesterday. Icher birded seven of her first 11 holes to shoot a seven-under 65 and lead after the first round of the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open golf tournament. “Golf should be simple,” said the native of Chateauroux, who […]

The Canadian PressPeter Henderson TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays are leading the league in wins, scoring and RBIs, yet owner Rogers Communications Inc. is probably most pleased about the ROI — the return on investment. Fan interest in the team has surged since general manager Alex Anthopoulos pulled off […]