Ginobili indicates he will return to Spurs for 16th season

FILE – In this May 16, 2017, file photo, San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili warms up for Game 2 of the the team’s NBA basketball Western Conference final against the Golden State Warriors, in Oakland, Calif. Ginobili announced on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, that he...

Berrios, Twins top Yankees 6-1 for elusive home series win

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios throws to the New York Yankees in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 19, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sano hit a three-run home run, Jose Berrios went strong into...

Montgomery homers as Cubs beat Braves 8-2 for 6th straight

Chicago Cubs pitcher Mike Montgomery (38) is greeted at the dugout by teammates including manager Joe Maddon, right, after hitting a home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) ATLANTA...

British Open hopes depend on British Open weather

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy speaks during a press conference ahead of the British Open Golf Championship, at Royal Birkdale, Southport, England Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison) SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Rich Beem was scouting Royal Birkdale this...

Cubs’ Bryant leaves game with sprained finger on left hand

ATLANTA (AP) — Kris Bryant suffered a sprained left little finger that forced him to leave the Chicago Cubs’ game against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. The Cubs say X-rays on Bryant were negative. His status is day to day and he will be monitored. Bryant doubled to...

Sod, silversmith and a funky clubhouse all in play at Open

Sweden’s Henrik Stenson signs autographs after a practice round ahead of the British Open Golf Championship, at Royal Birkdale, Southport, England Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — The British Open is not only golf’s...

Eager Yankees reinforcements embolden team for pennant drive

Chicago White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier watches his team during the ninth inning a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 1-0. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The New York Yankees have...

Cubs’ Bryant leaves game with apparent injury to left hand

ATLANTA (AP) — Kris Bryant has left the Chicago Cubs’ game against the Braves with an apparent injury to his left hand. Bryant doubled to center field off R.A. Dickey in the first inning. With two outs, Bryant tried to advance to third base on a wild pitch. He slid...

USA Gymnastics names safe sport director amid abuse scandal

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics is turning to a longtime children’s rights advocate and a former prosecutor to help address issues that have plagued the organization amid a sexual abuse scandal that has shaken one of the U.S. Olympic movement’s marquee...

Panthers rehire Hurney as interim general manager

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have turned to a familiar face to run their front office and bring some stability to the organization. Carolina rehired Marty Hurney as their interim general manager on Wednesday, two days after owner Jerry Richardson surprisingly fired...