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Blough comes off bench to lead Purdue to 44-21 win over Ohio

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — When Jeff Brohm left Western Kentucky for a struggling Purdue program, he promised to bring an entertaining, high-scoring offense to a Boilermaker team that was 9-39 during the past four seasons. Brohm didn’t disappoint Friday night during his first home game, watching the new-look Boilermakers amass ...

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Kennedy struggles in Royals' 8-5 loss to Twins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With the start Eddie Rosario gave Minnesota, manager Paul Molitor was hoping to for an easier win. This time of year, of course, he’ll take it. Rosario homered and drove in four runs over the first four innings, helping the Twins beat the Kansas City Royals ...

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Yu Darvish fastest starter to 1,000 Ks in MLB history

LOS ANGELES (AP) Yu Darvish has struck out 1,000 batters faster than any starting pitcher in major league history. The Los Angeles Dodgers’ right-hander fanned Colorado Rockies slugger Carlos Gonzalez in the fourth inning Friday night to reach 1,000 strikeouts in 128 career games and 812 innings. It was Darvish’s ...

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Rosario sparks Twins' offense in win over Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Eddie Rosario homered and drove in four runs, helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 8-5 on Friday night. Rosario had a sacrifice fly in the first inning, hit his 21st home run in the third inning off Ian Kennedy (4-11) and knocked a ...

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The African basketball championship: Unique and entertaining

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) The African basketball championship may lack star power – even electrical power on occasion. But with national pride at stake, it almost always entertains. AfroBasket, which tipped off Friday in Senegal and Tunisia, can’t be compared to a glitzy event like the NCAA tournament. Senegal’s aging national ...

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LEADING OFF: Yankees-Rays moved to Citi Field; Sale's pitch

A look at what’s happening all around the majors Saturday: — GOOD SEATS AVAILABLE Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. at www.Mets.com/Irma and the Citi Field box office for next week’s Yankees-Rays series, moved from St. Petersburg, Florida, to the Mets’ home ballpark in New York due to Hurricane ...

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Rays' Steven Souza Jr. leaves game after colliding with wall

BOSTON (AP) Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Steven Souza Jr. left a game Friday night after colliding with the right-field wall at Fenway Park. Souza was tracking a fly ball hit by Boston’s Christian Vazquez in the fourth inning. The ball dropped just out of Souza’s grasp, and he slammed into ...

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Kenseth wins pole for regular season finale at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Matt Kenseth ran a fast lap at 122.421 mph Friday and won the pole at Richmond Raceway. The pole for the race Saturday night is the 20th of Kenseth’s career and comes in the last race to make the 16-driver NASCAR playoffs that begin next week in ...

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