Yankees rout Royals 8-1 in makeup of June rainout

Michael Pineda pitched into the seventh inning Monday night to win for the first time since April 16, helping New York beat the Kansas City Royals 8-1 for its fifth straight win.

Matt Cassel named Vikings starting QB

Cassel was chosen over first-round draft pick Teddy Bridgewater on Monday for the regular season opener against the St. Louis Rams.

Chicago Little Leaguers return to city

The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars were welcomed home Monday in Chicago following their loss in Sunday's Little League World Series championship game.

UPDATE: Murray grits through cramps to win first day at U.S. Open

Andy Murray outlasted Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-5 in the U.S. Open first round Monday during an afternoon that was hot but not particularly humid.

Bavetta looks back on a lifetime in basketball

After 39 years in the NBA without a single missed assignment and a record 2,635 consecutive games, Bavetta has made his last call.

Chicago team defies the odds with run in LLWS

The kids from Chicago's Jackie Robinson West defied the odds with their run in the Little League World Series, even as they fell in the championship, 8-4, to South Korea.

Ledecky leaves her mark in Australia

Katie Ledecky had just wiped almost six seconds off her own world record in the 1,500-meter freestyle to win her fifth gold medal of the Pan Pacific championships, rounding off a phenomenal season of competition.

Freshman running backs often make immediate impact in SEC

Over the last four years, eight true freshmen nationwide have rushed for at least 1,000 yards.

Defense rules at Florida, at least under Will Muschamp

Often overshadowed by a woeful offense, Florida's defense has set a pretty high standard during Muschamp's first three seasons in Gainesville. The Gators have ranked no lower than eighth nationally in total defense, giving up less than 300 yards a game with Muschamp in charge.

Bert Bielema ready for difficult opening test at Auburn

After a winless run in the Southeastern Conference, the first for Arkansas since joining the league in 1992, Bielema hopes to snap a nine-game losing streak when the Razorbacks open the season at No. 6 Auburn on Saturday.

Nine soccer players punished for match-fixing in Vietnam

A court in northern Vietnam has sentenced a professional soccer player to 30 months in jail and given eight other players suspended sentences on charges of match-fixing.

Bradford out for season with ACL tear

Veteran Shaun Hill has been the backup and the Rams also have rookie Garrett Gilbert and Austin Davis on the roster.

Rollins, Williams lead Phillies over Cardinals

Jhonny Peralta and Oscar Taveras had a pair of hits for St. Louis, which lost for just the third time in 11 games.

No. 10 West Virginia storms back, beats Missouri soccer

The Tigers (0-1-1) got two goals from senior Taylor Grant, who put the ball in the back of the net in the seventh minute and the 47th. But the Mountaineers (1-1-0) made a furious comeback in the final 37 minutes and got the go-ahead goal from Kate Schwindel with 1:38 left in the match.

Rangers avoid sweep with 3-1 win over Royals

Jason Vargas (10-6) allowed 11 hits and walked four in his six innings, though the Rangers only managed three runs (two earned) against the left-hander.

ESPN report on Derrick Washington to air Sunday morning

ESPN will air a report at 8 a.m. Sunday on how MU failed to report instances of assault on campus. This is the second time MU will appear on ESPN's "Outside The Lines" for failing to follow Title IX reporting procedures.

Missouri football players treat themselves after fall camp

"The grind" of fall camp behind them, some of the Tigers will reward themselves with rest, food and footwear.

Tolton beats Harrisburg 63-0 in season opener

The Tolton Trailblazers matched last year's Tolton-Harrisburg score of 41-0 before the first half was even over. The Bulldogs limped off the field Friday night after losing the game 63-0.


Bradford hurts knee, Sam sacks Manziel twice in Rams' 33-14 win over Browns

St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford reinjured the left knee he had surgery on last season and the Rams had four other starters hurt in a 33-14 win over the Cleveland Browns on Saturday night.

High school football roundup

News and notes from Friday's high school football action.