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Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) catches a pass as Houston Texans cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III (26) tackles him during the first half of Thursday’s game in Houston.

NFL FOOTBALL

Injuries to McCaffrey, Horn sour Panthers’ 3-0 start

By Steve Reed
| September 25, 2021

CHARLOTTE — Normally teams would be fired up after starting the season 3-0. But there is plenty of c...

Team USA's Bryson DeChambeau reacts after making a putt on the 15th hole during a four-ball match the Ryder Cup at the Whistling Straits Golf Course on Friday in Sheboygan, Wis. AP

RYDER CUP GOLF

Young U.S. team puts Europe in its biggest hole

By Doug Ferguson
| September 25, 2021

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — The Americans haven’t opened with a lead this large in the Ryder Cup since Jack Ni...

New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) celebrates with teammate Rougned Odor after hitting a three-run home run during the third inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston on Friday night.

MLB CAPSULES

Yankees top Red Sox 8-3, snap Boston’s 7-game win streak

By The Associated Press
| September 25, 2021

BOSTON — Gerrit Cole took a two-hit shutout into the sixth inning and Giancarlo Stanton hit a three-...

Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold (14) celebrates his touchdown run with Dan Arnold (85) and Cameron Erving (75) during the first half of Thursday's game in Houston.

Darnold, defense lead Panthers past Texans; McCaffrey hurt

By Kristie Rieken
| September 24, 2021

HOUSTON  — Thanks to another efficient performance from Sam Darnold and continued dominant play by their defense, the Carolina Panthers are 3-0 for the first time since 2015, when they reached the Super Bowl.

Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Haason Reddick celebrates after sacking New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston during the first half of Sunday’s game in Charlotte.

NFL FOOTBALL

Texans’ Mills faces huge test in 1st start against Panthers

By Kristie Rieken
| September 23, 2021

HOUSTON — The Carolina Panthers will face a rookie quarterback making his first NFL start for the se...

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence, right, throws a pass against the Denver Broncos during the first half of a game Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla.

NFL FOOTBALL

Rookie NFL quarterbacks struggling through 1st 2 weeks

By Josh Dubow
| September 23, 2021

The rookie class of quarterbacks that entered the season full of fanfare is finding the adjustment t...

Team Europe wears cheeseheads on the first tee during a practice day at the Ryder Cup at the Whistling Straits Golf Course on Wednesday in Sheboygan, Wis.

RYDER CUP GOLF

US seeks answers to why Europe keeps winning Ryder Cup

By Doug Ferguson
| September 23, 2021

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — The Americans bring the type of credentials that make them favorites in just about...

Chicago Bulls guard Coby White (0) dribbles the ball against the Brooklyn Nets during the first half of a game May 15 in New York.

NBA BASKETBALL

Chicago Bulls exercise contract options on White, Williams

By The Associated Press
| September 23, 2021

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls exercised rookie scale contract options for the 2022-23 season on guard ...

Tampa Bay Rays players react after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays during a game Wednesday in St. Petersburg, Fla. With the win, the Rays clinched a playoff berth.

MLB CAPSULES

AL East-leading Rays beat Jays 7-1, clinch postseason berth

By The Associated Press
| September 23, 2021

Austin Meadows hit a three-run homer in a six-run third inning., and the Tampa Bay Rays clinched a p...

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge hits a three-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

MLB CAPSULES

Stanton, Judge, Gallo power Yankees to 7-1 win over Rangers

By The Associated Press
| September 22, 2021

NEW YORK — Giancarlo Stanton lined a laser beam of a home run, Aaron Judge added a three-run shot an...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston is sacked by Carolina Panthers defensive end Brian Burns (53) and outside linebacker Haason Reddick during the first half of Sunday’s game in Charlotte.

NFL FOOTBALL

You bet: New golf cart motivates Carolina’s Burns, Reddick

By Steve Reed
| September 22, 2021

CHARLOTTE — Carolina Panthers defensive end Brian Burns envisions himself riding around the Wofford ...

AJ Allmendinger holds up the winner's sword after a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday in Bristol, Tenn.

NASCAR

Allmendinger and Cindric primed for Xfinity title fight

By Jenna Fryer
| September 22, 2021

The dramatic close to the NASCAR Xfinity Series regular season showed just how far AJ Allmendinger w...

Team USA's Bryson DeChambeau hits on the third hole during a practice day at the Ryder Cup at the Whistling Straits Golf Course on Tuesday in Sheboygan, Wis.

PGA GOLF

DeChambeau stands out even as he puts emphasis on US team

By Doug Ferguson
| September 22, 2021

SHEBOYGAN, Wis.  — Bryson DeChambeau is determined to be an exemplary team player at the Ryder Cup, ...

Atlanta Hawks' Trae Young (11) disputes a foul called by a referee during the first half of Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference basketball finals against the Milwaukee Bucks on June 27 in Atlanta.

NBA BASKETBALL

Luring defenders into fouls won’t be easy this year

By Tim Reynolds
| September 22, 2021

There was a play early last season that generated much attention around the NBA. Atlanta’s Trae Youn...

Toronto Blue Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk (30) tags out Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier trying to score during the sixth inning of Monday's game in St. Petersburg, Fla.

MLB CAPSULES

Baz wins debut, AL East-leading Rays beat Blue Jays 6-4

The Associated Press
| September 21, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.  — Shane Baz pitched two-hit ball for five innings to win his major league debut and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays cut Toronto’s lead in the wild-card chase, holding off the Blue Jays 6-4 on Monday night.

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