National Sports

Greinke’s sharp stuff helps Royals cruise past Angels 7-0

By DAVE SKRETTA - AP Sports Writer

Zack Greinke combined with four Royals relievers to hold the scuffling Angels to five hits, Michael A. Taylor drove in three runs, and Kansas City broke open a close game late for a 7-0 win over Los Angeles. Emmanuel Rivera drove in a run during a four-run seventh, and MJ Melendez added a two-run homer in the eighth, helping to position the Royals for another shot at their first four-game win streak this season Tuesday night. Amir Garrett earned the win in relief, while Noah Syndergaard allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings to take the loss.

AP exposes the Tuskegee Syphilis Study: The 50th Anniversary

By JEAN HELLER - Associated Press

The men were told they were being treated for “bad blood.” In truth, the federal government enrolled around 600 black men from rural Alabama in a 40-year study of untreated syphilis. The federal government let hundreds of the men go untreated for syphilis in order to study the impact of the disease on the human body. The men were denied access to a cure, even when one became widely available. The study came to an end nearly four months after a July 25, 1972, Associated Press report by investigative reporter Jean Heller. More than two decades later, President Bill Clinton apologized for what he called a racist and shameful study.

Old but gold: At 39, Verlander makes push for Cy Young award

By DAVID BRANDT - AP Sports Writer

Justin Verlander has a little more gray in his hair and stubble these days. Otherwise, it’s hard to tell if this is 2009 or 2022 when he pitches. The seemingly ageless 39-year-old Verlander continues to make a case to win his third Cy Young Award. He now has a 13-3 record and 1.86 ERA after giving up just one run over seven innings in a 3-1 victory over the Mariners. Verlander’s push for a Cy Young Award is fairly rare for a player approaching 40 years old. Roger Clemens won at 42 back in 2004 when he won the award for the Astros, while Gaylord Perry was 40 when he won in 1978.

Chiefs’ Mahomes fine with other QBs earning big(ger) bucks

By DAVE SKRETTA - AP Sports Writer

Patrick Mahomes walked onto the practice field at Missouri Western on Sunday flanked by a flotilla of rookies and longshots, many of whom have long dreamed of making in a year what the Chiefs quarterback will make by the end of the day. Yet the reality of the QB market in the NFL is that Mahomes is no longer its highest-paid player, and truth be told, that’s just fine with him. He is perfectly willing to give up that title if it means a better team surrounds him.

Capitals overhaul roster most of any contender in the East

By STEPHEN WHYNO - AP Hockey Writer

Several hours into NHL free agency, the Washington Capitals had two new goaltenders and a replacement for the defenseman they lost to Seattle. They were far from done. They traded for winger Connor Brown, signed forwards Dylan Strome and Henrik Borgstrom and defenseman Gabriel Carlsson, and brought back versatile homegrown product Marcus Johansson to extend his second stint in Washington….