Can NCAA remain step ahead of latest threat to amateurism?

The NCAA and the billion-dollar enterprise that is big-time college sports have been facing targeted attacks on amateurism rules for more than a decade. Each one threatened to bring down the governing...

Rising sons give rebuilding Blue Jays reason for optimism

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays feel good about four rising sons who made big strides in 2019 and figure to become lineup fixtures moving forward. The pitching, however, remains...

Gebrselassie says athletes could have died at Doha worlds

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Distance-running great Haile Gebrselassie says it was a mistake to hold the track and field world championships in Qatar and that marathon runners could have died from the...

Empty seats cast new shadow on Doha hosting of world champs

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — As Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce completed her victory lap after once again being crowned as the fastest woman on the planet, she held her 2-year-old son and waved to the crowd. ...

The Latest: Gebrselassie says runners could have died

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships (all times local): 3.50 p.m. Distance-running great Haile Gebrselassie says it was wrong to...

Tracks worlds stadium in Qatar to host Club World Cup games

ZURICH (AP) — The Qatari stadium now hosting the world athletics championships will stage two games at the Club World Cup, including a semifinal involving the South American champion. ...

Monsters of middle relief: Best bets from October bullpens

It's been three years since Andrew Miller led the Cleveland Indians to the brink of a World Series championship by coming out of the bullpen early and often, and bulk work from relievers has been an O...

Cards beat Cubs 9-0 in Maddon's finale, clinch NL Central

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals clinched the NL Central on the final day of the regular season, using Jack Flaherty's arm and Matt Carpenter's bat Sunday to win their first division title sin...

Worlds Results

DOHA, Qatar — Results Sunday from the Athletics World Championships: Men's ...

Snell loses, Rays head to wild card after 8-3 loss to Jays

TORONTO (AP) — Blake Snell lost in a tuneup for a potential postseason outing, and the Tampa Bay Rays were beaten by the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 Sunday in their last game before the wild card playoff ag...

Seager homers as Mariners close out with 3-1 win over A's

SEATTLE (AP) — Kyle Seager hit a two-run homer in the first inning, promising prospect Kyle Lewis added an RBI single and the Seattle Mariners closed out the season with a 3-1 win over the playoff-bou...

Athletics beat Mariners' 1-0, will host AL wild-card game

SEATTLE (AP) — Ramon Laureano hit a solo home run in the third inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 1-0 on Saturday night, clinching home-field advantage for the American League ...

Worlds Results

DOHA, Qatar — Results Saturday from the Athletics World Championships: Men's ...

Nationals beat Indians 10-7, will host NL wild-card game

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals assured themselves of hosting the NL wild-card game by holding on to beat the already-eliminated Cleveland Indians 10-7 Saturday with the help of a grand sla...

Worlds in jeopardy for Nigerians over entry form mix-up

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Two Nigerian medal contenders are in jeopardy of being booted from world championships because their federation entered them in events they never planned to run. T...