Mariners send Montgomery to minors

CHICAGO (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have optioned left-handed starter Mike Montgomery to Triple-A Tacoma and recalled reliever Mayckol Guaipe.

Montgomery was 4-6 with 4.60 ERA in 16 starts for Seattle. He...

Panthers trim 8 players from roster

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have cut eight players, including two wide receivers.

Carolina released wide receivers Paul Browning and Avius Capers, fullback Lee Ward, tight end Dallas Walker,...

Pick 6: Playoff forecast for Buckeyes, Irish, Bears, Tigers

New Year's rockin' eve will have a whole new meaning this time around.

The semifinals of the second College Football Playoff will be played on Dec. 31 because college football can never be simple.

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Browns rookie running back Duke Johnson out with concussion

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns rookie running back Duke Johnson is following the NFL's protocol on head injuries after sustaining a concussion in Saturday's win over Tampa Bay.

Browns coach Mike Pettine said Sunday...

Pirates' Burnett takes a step closer to return

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett is hopeful of returning to the rotation by mid-September following a 71-pitch bullpen session.

The 38-year-old Burnett has been on the disabled list since...

Indians owner hires firm to find minority investor

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians owner Paul Dolan hired an investment broker several months ago to help him find a minority investor for his franchise.

Dolan secured Allen & Co., a New York-based firm, to search for...

Turner Field US flag at half-staff after fan dies in fall

ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. flag flew at half-staff at Turner Field on Sunday, one day after a fan died following his fall from the upper deck into the lower-level stands during a game between the Atlanta Braves and...

Encarnacion homers for third straight at-bat

TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion connected in the first inning against Detroit, homering for the third straight at-bat.

Encarnacion hit three home runs and matched a Blue Jays record with...