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Giants try to protect division lead

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kevin Gausman returns to the mound — and plate — as he tries to help the Giants protect their lead in the NL West. Gausman is lined up to start at Petco Park against the wild card-contending Padres. San Francisco holds a one-game edge over the Dodgers for the division lead. As a pinch-hitter for a rookie reliever who’d never batted as a pro, Gausman delivered a game-ending sacrifice fly in the 11th inning Friday night to beat Atlanta.

Among the other games on the schedule:

— MLB wins leader Julio Urías and the Dodgers open a

The Latest: DeChambeau makes a promise to ‘Cheeseheads’

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup, the golf showdown between the United States and Europe (all times local):

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2:20 p.m.

Bryson DeChambeau is hardly the most diplomatic member of the U.S. team, but he knows how to read a room.

During a practice round Tuesday, DeChambeau crushed a 330-yard plus drive off the fifth tee and before heading down the fairway, he grabbed a sandwich off a table nearby set up for the golfers.

“What you got there, Bryson?” a fan called out. “Wisconsin cheese?”

DeChambeau held up the sandwich, weathered a few groans and finally admitted to a

The Latest: DeChambeau makes a promise to ‘Cheeseheads’

By The Associated Press

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup, the golf showdown between the United States and Europe (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Bryson DeChambeau is hardly the most diplomatic member of the U.S. team, but he knows how to read a room. During a practice round Tuesday, DeChambeau crushed a 330-yard plus drive off the fifth tee and…

The Latest: DeChambeau makes a promise to ‘Cheeseheads’

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup, the golf showdown between the United States and Europe (all times local):

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2:20 p.m.

Bryson DeChambeau is hardly the most diplomatic member of the U.S. team, but he knows how to read a room.

During a practice round Tuesday, DeChambeau crushed a 330-yard plus drive off the fifth tee and before heading down the fairway, he grabbed a sandwich off a table nearby set up for the golfers.

“What you got there, Bryson?” a fan called out. “Wisconsin cheese?”

DeChambeau held up the sandwich, weathered a few groans and finally admitted to a

K-State back in poll at No. 25 as Oklahoma State trip looms

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The similarities for Kansas State coach Chris Klieman between the start of this season and his first season leading the Wildcats were so startling that he couldn’t help but notice them.

There was the win over a lower-level school, Nichols State, two years ago and Southern Illinois this season. A win over a mid-major, Bowling Green, back then and Nevada last weekend. And a high-profile win over a Power Five opponent away from Manhattan — at Mississippi State in 2019 and against Stanford in suburban Dallas earlier this month.

Oh, and there’s this: The first Big 12 test

K-State back in poll at No. 25 as Oklahoma State trip looms

By DAVE SKRETTA - AP Sports Writer

Kansas State returned to the national poll at No. 25 this week, and the unbeaten Wildcats have a chance to prove they belong right away. First up is a trip to Oklahoma State, which is also off to a 3-0 start, and then comes a game against No. 4 Oklahoma. The Wildcats have already racked up wins against Stanford, which recently upended USC, along with Southern Illinois and Nevada. And the last couple have come without quarterback Skylar Thompson, who is out indefinitely with a knee injury. The question now: Can young QB Will Howard keep the unbeaten season going Saturday?

The Latest: McIlroy plans to save energy this time around

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup, the golf showdown between the United States and Europe (all times local):

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1:20 p.m.

Rory McIlroy was at his fist-pumping, crowd-inciting best the last time he played a Ryder Cup match on American soil. Problem was, he lost that match, and Europe lost the cup.

McIlory, whose 1-down loss to Patrick Reed in 2016 was one of the most exciting showdowns in the event’s history, said he’ll try to tone down his emotions this time around.

“It’s a lot of energy just playing, then trying to beat who you’re playing against,” he said Tuesday,

The Latest: DeChambeau downplays feud with Koepka

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup, the golf showdown between the United States and Europe (all times local):

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12:05 p.m.

Bryson DeChambeau says he’s had some “great” conversations with Brooks Koepka and downplayed the notion of any friction between the two heading into the Ryder Cup.

DeChambeau, who has largely avoided media interviews for the past several weeks, spoke to reporters Tuesday at Whistling Straits to preview the Ryder Cup.

He says tension between him and Koepka, much of it documented on social media over the past few months, has largely “been driven by a

The Latest: Ryder Cup video shows Europe by the numbers

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup, the golf showdown between the United States and Europe (all times local):

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11:35 a.m.

To kick off Ryder Cup week, Europe produced an inspirational video that reminds its players about the select company they’re in.

The video points out that only 164 players have represented Europe (and, before the team was expanded, Britain and Ireland) over the 94-year history of the cup.

By comparison, the video notes that 5,780 people have climbed Mount Everest, 570 people have been in outer space, 445 have won soccer’s World Cup and 225 men have

Update on the latest sports

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White Sox can clinch

DETROIT (AP) — The Chicago White Sox can wrap up their first AL Central crown in 13 years — and secure a second consecutive postseason berth for the first time in franchise history — with a win at Detroit and a Cleveland loss to Kansas City. Dallas Keuchel (KY’-kul) pitches against the Tigers in a game moved to the afternoon to try to avoid expected rain. Cleveland hosts the Royals later in the day.

Among the other games on the schedule:

— Kevin Gausman returns to the mound — and plate — as he tries to help the Giants protect their lead in the NL West.