AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) Backrower Shannon Frizell scored three tries and created another as the Dunedin-based Highlanders beat the Auckland-based Blues 34-16 in Super Rugby on Friday, extending to 15 matches the Blues' two-year losing streak against New Zealand teams.

GENEVA (AP) Lawyers for Russia defender Ruslan Kambolov have said FIFA closed an investigation into suspected doping, eight weeks before the World Cup begins.


DENVER (AP) Colorado defenseman Patrik Nemeth set career highs this season in goals, games and perhaps even grudges.

Shohei Ohtani, who left Tuesday's game after pitching two innings with a blister, returned to the lineup as a hitter in the sixth spot Thursday and went 0-4, but he reiterated his routine has not changed since his time playing in Japan

CINCINNATI (AP) The line for losing a job is clear in most professional sports - cross the front office, wrangle with the star player, flame out in the playoffs, or put together one historically bad run at the start of a season.

As an expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights have defied all sorts of odds.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia recognized his starting rotation left the bullpen hanging this series vs. the Red Sox and the bats were not as effective as the earlier part of the month, but the veteran skipper does not feel like this will be lingering issue for his team