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Washington State’s Minshew is a QB to watch in the Pac-12

College Football

At the beginning of the season, Washington State coach Mike Leach played coy with the media — as he often does — over his choice for starting quarterback.

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Messi scores another hat trick, Mbappe’s mistake sinks PSG

Premier League

PARIS — If the World Cup had given the impression that Lionel Messi was slipping down soccer’s pecking order, the Argentine star made it clear he remains at the top of his game.

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FedEx Cup to offer $15 million to winner next year

PGA Tour

ATLANTA — The bonus pool for the PGA Tour postseason doubles next year to $70 million in a revamped system that gives a head start to top players at the Tour Championship and pays $15 million to the FedEx Cup champion.

Kobritz: Legal sports betting may add billions to Major League teams

Beyond the Lines

Mark Cuban recently said: “I think everyone who owns a top four professional sports team just basically saw the value of their team double.”

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Time running out for D-backs in 2018 playoff chase

MLB

PHOENIX — Kyle Hendricks took a one-hit shutout into the ninth inning and the Chicago Cubs three-hit the Arizona Diamondbacks in a 5-1 win Monday night to open their important three-game series.

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Cardinals offense a mess after scoring 6 points in 2 games

NFL

TEMPE — In the first two games for Steve Wilks as an NFL head coach, his Arizona Cardinals have been outscored 58-6.

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No. 10 Washington's defense dominating in early going

College Football

SEATTLE — The offense for No. 10 Washington may still have some things to figure out. Defensively, the Huskies are doing just fine.

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Ohio State's Meyer moves toward repairing scandal damage

NFL

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he has sent letters and had conversations with families of players as a key step toward containing and repairing the scandal that led to his three-game suspension, a saga he describes as "a window in time I made an error."

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Out pattern: Browns trade receiver Josh Gordon to Patriots

NFL

CLEVELAND — Josh Gordon's strange, stuttering career will start anew in New England. Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have a new offensive toy.

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Orioles fall to Blue Jays 5-0, tie 1988 team with 107 losses

MLB

BALTIMORE — A historic defeat for the Baltimore Orioles wasn't much different than the 106 that preceded it. Baltimore managed only three hits in falling to Toronto 5-0 on Monday night and tied an Orioles record for losses in a season.

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Carson Wentz cleared to return for Eagles

NFL

PHILADELPHIA — He's back. Carson Wentz has been cleared to return and is slated to start for the Philadelphia Eagles against Indianapolis in Week 3.

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Bills latest meltdown features Davis leaving team at half

NFL

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — As if Bills coach Sean McDermott didn't have enough to worry about in trailing the Los Angeles Chargers 28-6 at halftime on Sunday.

Howard: Serena, Serena, Serena … bad behavior is bad behavior

My Point

There’s no real reason to go over what happened at the U.S. Open singles final except the fact that everyone seems to have a different take on it. Tennis, like most sports can be very emotional - and even more so because it’s just one person playing another, it falls completely on your own shoulders - you against them.

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NFL Roundup: Lutz’s 44-yard field goal lifts Saints past Browns 21-18

NFL

NEW ORLEANS — Wil Lutz kicked a 44-yard field goal for New Orleans with 21 seconds left, Cleveland kicker Zane Gonzalez pushed the second of his two missed field goals wide right in the final seconds, and the Saints held on for a 21-18 victory that extended the Browns’ winless streak to 19 games.

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Gurley, Goff lead Rams to 34-0 victory over Cardinals

NFL

LOS ANGELES — Todd Gurley ran for three touchdowns, Jared Goff threw for 354 yards and a touchdown and the Los Angeles Rams dominated the Arizona Cardinals 34-0 on Sunday.

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Verlander, Astros beat Diamondbacks 5-4, extend AL West lead

MLB

HOUSTON — Justin Verlander struck out 11 in seven solid innings and the Houston Astros extended their AL West edge, topping the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 Sunday.

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Anxiety rises at high-pedigree programs with new coaches

College Football

Misery loves company, and there's plenty to go around for first-year coaches at some of the high-pedigree programs in college football.

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Tate throws for 349 yards, 5 TDs as Arizona routs S. Utah

College Football

TUSCON — Khalil Tate passed for a career-best 349 yards and five touchdowns, then sat out most of the fourth quarter and Arizona gave Kevin Sumlin his first victory as Wildcats coach with a 62-31 rout of Southern Utah on Saturday night.

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Agnew, Washington lead SDSU to upset of No. 23 ASU, 28-21

College Football

SAN DIEGO — Junior Ryan Agnew threw his first career touchdown pass to cap an impressive drive to tie the game just before halftime, Juwan Washington rushed for 138 yards and one score and San Diego State's defense came up huge as the Aztecs survived a crazy ending to upset No. 23 Arizona State 28-21 on Saturday night.

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Preview: Embry-Riddle’s golf teams look to continue winning tradition in 2018-19

College Golf

PRESCOTT — Now in their eighth year of intercollegiate play, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s men’s and women’s golf programs have not only been competitive — they’ve been proven winners in the NAIA ranks.

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Springer helps Astros beat D-backs 10-4, extend AL West lead

MLB

HOUSTON — The Houston Astros were in a celebratory mood after helping Charlie Morton get a milestone win.

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Indians win third straight division title

MLB

CLEVELAND — With ski googles perched on his head, Michael Brantley stood in the middle of Cleveland’s rocking clubhouse just a few from a bin overflowing with dozens of empty beer and champagne bottles.

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The heat is on: NASCAR playoff push kicks into gear today in Vegas

NASCAR

LAS VEGAS — Seven months into the NASCAR Cup series season, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick are dead-even atop the standings. ...

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Top 25 Takeaways: First major upset shakes Big Ten

College Football

The fun in a college football season does not really start until there is big upset, a Top Ten team losing to an unranked team.

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Week 2 Preview: Tom Brady vs. Jaguars is one-sided confrontation

NFL

If there’s ever going to be a changing of the guard in the AFC, then Sunday’s visit to Jacksonville by the Patriots would seem a perfect time. ...

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