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  • Kyle Busch wins again, taking checkered flag at Pocono

    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — The NASCAR series make little difference to Kyle Busch. The hottest driver in the sport always finds a way to victory lane. Busch made a triumphant return to the Truck…

  • Zimbabwean authorities restrict hunting after lion killing

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in an area where a lion popular with tourists was killed, and is investigating the killing of another lion in April…

  • Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — When Cecil the lion’s carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a Zimbabwe wildlife reserve to be killed by an American hunter, it was a headless, skinless skeleton the…

  • Zobrist hits 2 HRs, Royals beat Jays 7-6

    TORONTO (AP) — After a big win over the Blue Jays, it was slow jam time in the Kansas City Royals clubhouse. Seated around a table in the middle of the room, Kendrys Morales and…

  • Browns owner preaches patience, won’t ‘blow things up’

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — In his strongest statements yet regarding the direction of the Cleveland Browns since taking over as owner in 2012, Jimmy Haslam vowed to be patient and not make more changes if…

  • ‘Downton Abbey’ to get a float in the 2016 Rose Bowl parade

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Maggie Smith’s character on “Downton Abbey” might find the pomp and circumstance uncomfortable, but the PBS show is getting its own float in the Rose Parade, two days before the…

  • National League

    East Division W L Pct GB Washington 54 47 .535 — New York 53 50 .515 2 Atlanta 46 57 .447 9 Miami 42 61 .408 13 Philadelphia 40 64 .385 15½ Central Division W…

  • Firefighter died after being trapped in wind-fueled blaze

    ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter killed by a wildfire in Northern California was scouting the area when he became trapped by the wind-stoked blaze, officials said Saturday. U.S. Forest Service firefighter David Ruhl was…

  • Researcher in Zimbabwe doubts report of 2nd lion killing

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A lion researcher in Zimbabwe on Saturday cast doubt on a report of the shooting death of a male lion who was a companion of Cecil, a famous lion killed by an…

  • Cole Custer wins ARCA Series race at Pocono Raceway

    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Cole Custer won his first career ARCA Series race, taking the checkered flag Saturday at Pocono Raceway. The 17-year-old Custer became the ninth first-time winner in the series this season.…

  • Titans linebacker Orakpo healthy after revamping workouts

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brian Orakpo looks rock solid, so muscled that the Tennessee linebacker appears chiseled out of stone. Now Orakpo insists he also feels nimble and healthy thanks to breaking down, then revamping…

  • Impact beat NYCFC 3-2 in Frank Lampard’s MLS debut

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ignacio Piatti scored a pair of goals and the Montreal Impact spoiled Frank Lampard’s MLS debut with a 3-2 victory over New York City FC on Saturday. The English star energized…

  • Saints’ Tim Lelito in line for left guard spot

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — When the New Orleans Saints traded guard Ben Grubbs to the Kansas City Chiefs in March, coach Sean Payton hinted they wouldn’t have done it without a solid plan.…

  • Chief insists officer fatally shot teen in self-defense

    SENECA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina police chief says he will not release the name of an officer who fatally shot a 19-year-old man in a Hardee’s parking lot, insisting the officer acted in…

  • Melvin Gordon tested at Chargers camp

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Running back Melvin Gordon was tested — and Chargers coach Mike McCoy was smiling. “The defense did a nice job a couple of times there where he had to do something.”…