US women open victory tour, Ellis farewell, beat Ireland 3-0

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Departing head coach Jill Ellis and the U.S. women's national team opened their post-World Cup domestic Victory Tour with a 3-0 victory over Ireland on Saturday night. ...

Ellis content to get off US women's soccer "roller coaster"

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Jill Ellis likened her tenure in charge of the U.S. women's national team to an amusement park ride. She also compared it to a tumultuous ride on a five-year wave. ...

Smith's slam, Kershaw's K's lead Dodgers past Padres, 8-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rookie Will Smith hit his first career grand slam, and Clayton Kershaw passed Sandy Koufax on the Dodgers' career strikeouts list while throwing six strong innings in Los Angeles' 8...

Villar homers in 16th, OF saves Orioles' 10-8 win over Halos

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jonathan Villar hit a two-run homer in the 16th inning and Stevie Wilkerson became the first position player in major league history to earn a save as the Baltimore Orioles reco...

Calhoun sends Angels to 3-2 win, 1st series sweep of Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kole Calhoun had a homer and two doubles while driving in two runs in his second straight big game at Dodger Stadium, and the Los Angeles Angels swept the Freeway Series for the fir...

Kawhi Leonard, Paul George want to make history for Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are officially home, and the Los Angeles Clippers will never be the same. Nearly three weeks after the native Southern California sup...

Calhoun gets Bellinger to end Angels' 5-4 win over Dodgers

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kole Calhoun had a homer and two doubles before he threw out Cody Bellinger at the plate to end the Los Angeles Angels' 5-4 Freeway Series victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers o...

Dodger Stadium to get $100 million renovation for 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers plan to welcome the All-Star Game back to Dodger Stadium with a $100 million renovation of their landmark ballpark. The Dodgers unveiled th...

Thurman looks to end Pacquiao's resurgent career in showdown

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Keith Thurman certainly seems like more than the modern Manny Pacquiao should be able to handle. Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs) is a decade younger, certainly more powerful ...

Pacquiao has plenty to say while he prepares for Thurman

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao has had a whole lot more to say about boxing ever since he became a politician. The 40-year-old Filipino senator who once understandably shied away ...

Angels beat Astros 7-2 for 5th straight W; Marisnick plunked

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols hit a bases-clearing double during the Angels' six-run first inning, and Los Angeles remained unbeaten in five games since the All-Star break with a 7-2 victory ov...

Pujols' 3 hits, 3 RBIs power streaking Halos past Astros 9-6

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols got three hits and drove in three runs, and the Los Angeles Angels remained unbeaten since the All-Star break with a 9-6 victory over the AL West-leading Houston A...

UFC 239 gets underway; Jones, Nunes to defend title belts

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The UFC's biggest show of the summer is underway at T-Mobile Arena. Jon Jones will defend his light heavyweight title against Brazil's Thiago Santos in the main even...

The best ever? Jones, Nunes could make cases at UFC 239

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Any attempt to choose the most dominant active fighter in mixed martial arts inevitably leads to a choice between two champions: Jon Jones or Amanda Nunes. Any discu...

Holly Holm aims for another shocking win vs Nunes at UFC 239

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Holly Holm didn't fight in a mixed martial arts cage until she was already a 29-year-old boxing champion of three weight classes. She had both a head start and a huge deficit in her q...