Belgium rocks US 4-2 in Cleveland friendly

CLEVELAND (AP) — Christian Benteke scored two goals in the second half and Marouane Fellaini had another, leading Belgium to a 4-2 thrashing of the United States on Wednesday night in an international friendly the Americans hoped would…

Zimmerman hits 3 HRs, but Orioles rally past Nats

BALTIMORE (AP) — Ryan Zimmerman hit three home runs in the first five innings, leaving the Baltimore Orioles with a four-run deficit to overcome against one of the best pitchers in the National League. On a toasty night…

Playoff architects won’t be allowed to pick teams

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The conference commissioners who put together the College Football Playoff will not be allowed to serve on the committee that selects the teams that will play in it. The commissioners are still working on…

Dbacks, Rangers postponed by unplayable field

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks will avoid having to play a doubleheader in Texas. Except now they will have to make an extra trip later in the season to play a makeup game against the Rangers.…

AP Source: Gronkowski to have disk surgery

New England tight end Rob Gronkowski will have back surgery on a disk in mid-June. A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Gronkowski will undergo the surgery next month, which means he…

Zimmerman hits 3 HRs in first 3 ABs for Nationals

BALTIMORE (AP) — Ryan Zimmerman hit three home runs in his first three at-bats for the Washington Nationals and is seeking to make history by hitting four homers in a game. Facing the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night,…

Jeter has boot removed, plays catch at Stadium

NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter was back in uniform at Yankee Stadium — but only to play catch. The injured shortstop was on the field during batting practice Wednesday before the New York Yankees faced the Mets…

Jeter has boot removed, plays catch at Stadium

NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter is back in uniform at Yankee Stadium — but only to play catch. The injured shortstop was on the field during batting practice Wednesday before the New York Yankees faced the Mets…

Navarro hits 3 HRs, Cubs pound White Sox 9-3

CHICAGO (AP) — Dioner Navarro’s first home run just cleared the basket at Wrigley Field and his second nearly hooked foul. But the third? There was no doubt about that one, and there’s no doubt about this, either:…

Pacers, Heat prepare for crucial Game 5

MIAMI (AP) — Several times around the start of these playoffs, Miami coach Erik Spoelstra insisted that the postseason path his team would wind up navigating had the potential to be more challenging than the route they took…

Wrestling, baseball-softball, squash on IOC list

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — And now for the gold-medal match. Three months after wrestling got kicked out of the 2020 Olympics, the ancient sport is back in the frame and will compete against baseball-softball and squash for…

Patrick, Stenhouse make up following wreck

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Danica Patrick left the first racing rough patch with boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on the track. At home, the relationship is still smooth sailing. Patrick and Stenhouse escaped for some relaxation on a…