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Germany lowers natural gas tax to ease burden on consumers

BERLIN (AP) — Germany will temporarily lower taxes on natural gas to ease the pressures on people struggling with soaring energy costs fueled by Russia's war on Ukraine, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz ...

Rabada takes 5-52, England out for 165 on Day 2 of 1st test

LONDON (AP) — South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada took 5-52 to help dismiss England for 165 before lunch on Day 2 of the first test at Lord's on Thursday. Resuming on 116-6 after ...

Usyk fighting for Ukraine, Joshua for future in rematch

Dressed in traditional Cossack clothing, Oleksandr Usyk followed up his face-off with Anthony Joshua by performing a Ukrainian resistance song on stage. Clapping his hands rhythmical...

Donaldson hits walk-off slam in 10th, Yankees beat Rays 8-7

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees were poised to extend their recent misery on a long night against the Rays. Then one swing from Josh Donaldson changed everything. Donaldson hit a walk-of...

Czech Republic upsets U.S. 4-2 in world junior quarterfinals

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Petr Hauser and Matyas Sapovaliv scored in a 3:11 span of the second period and the Czech Republic upset the United States 4-2 on Wednesday night in the world junior hockey qu...

Donaldson slugs walk-off slam, sends Yankees past Rays 8-7

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Donaldson hit a walk-off grand slam in the 10th inning as the clock struck midnight, and the struggling New York Yankees salvaged an 8-7 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday n...

Valdez, Alvarez lead Astros to 3-2 win over White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) — The Houston Astros got back in the win column after blowing late leads in consecutive losses — not exactly shocking considering they own the best record in the American League. ...

7th-seeded Liberty beat No. 2 Sky in playoff opener

CHICAGO (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu had 22 points, seven rebounds and six assists, Natasha Howard also scored 22 points and the seventh-seeded New York Liberty beat the defending champion Chicago Sky 98-91...

Tony Gonsolin wins 15th as Dodgers nip Brewers 2-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tony Gonsolin pitched seven scoreless innings for his 15th victory, Austin Barnes and Max Muncy homered, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Wednesday night....

Taiwan beats Mexico to win Pony World Series

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City team defeated Monterrey, Mexico 4-1 to win the Pony League World Series on Wednesday (Aug. 17). This marks the 11th time a team from Taiwan has won ...

Las Vegas beats short-handed Phoenix 79-63 in WNBA playoffs

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kelsey Plum had 22 points, Chelsea Gray scored nine of her 17 points in the fourth quarter and the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces beat the short-handed Phoenix Mercury 79-63 on Wednesday n...

Ryan Gauld scores twice, Whitecaps beat Rapids 2-1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Ryan Gauld scored twice in the first half and the Vancouver Whitecaps beat the Colorado Rapids 2-1 on Wednesday night. The Whitecaps (9-11-6) have ...

Baty homers first time up in majors, Mets beat Braves 9-7

ATLANTA (AP) — The first time Brett Baty stepped on the field in the big leagues, he simply took a look around. “I wanted to soak it all in,” he said. Then came a m...

Murphy hits 2 HRs, Langeliers homers as A's roll past Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Sean Murphy had his second two-homer game and rookie Shea Langeliers hit his first major league home run in his second game with Oakland, leading the Athletics to a 7-2 win ove...

Montgomery wins 3rd straight as Cardinals top Rockies 5-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Montgomery picked up his third win in as many starts with St. Louis, and Nolan Gorman drove in three runs to lead the Cardinals to a 5-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednes...