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...

All-Star Matt Chapman racks up 6 RBIs, A's rout Angels 12-3

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Chapman hit a three-run homer, a triple and a three-run double on the day he was named to his first All-Star team, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 12-...

Brett Anderson dominates Halos, sending A's to 4-0 win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Brett Anderson pitched 7 2/3 dominant innings of two-hit ball, and Matt Chapman hit a two-run homer in the Oakland Athletics' 4-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday...

Bour's 2 HRs power Angels past Reds 5-1 for 2-game sweep

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Justin Bour hit two homers, Mike Trout scored the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Angels got back above .500 with a 5-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds...

Angels' Ohtani throws off mound for 1st time since surgery

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani has thrown off a mound for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery, taking another significant step in his return to pitching for the Los Angeles Angels...

Martin Truex Jr. holds off KyBusch to defend Sonoma title

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway for the second straight year Sunday, comfortably holding off teammate Kyle Busch for his fourth victory of the s...

Break finished, NASCAR takes a Carousel ride at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — The Cup Series drivers had a rare break from their grinding schedule last week, and they're returning to competition at a NASCAR stop that sometimes feels like a vacation. ...

Kyle Larson claims 3rd straight NASCAR pole at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Larson won the NASCAR Cup Series pole at Sonoma Raceway for the third consecutive year on Saturday, navigating the course's new layout with ease. Larson re...

Sonoma's new turn: NASCAR takes a ride on "The Carousel"

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — This twisty road course in Northern California wine country already provided one of the NASCAR Cup Series' biggest challenges and best rides of the year. And no...

Champion boxer balances training with day job at gas company

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Cancio gets up around 4 a.m. every weekday and goes for a pre-dawn run near his home in Oxnard. He drives 30 minutes to Simi Valley, changes into his uniform and starts his s...