France shocks Team USA in Olympics men’s basketball opener

Team USA men’s basketball is off to a rough start at the Tokyo Olympics. France snapped Team USA’s 24-game win streak, 83-76, in the first game of the group stage…

Osterman strikes out 9, US tops Italy 2-0 in softball opener

Cat Osterman looked ahead, not behind, in the start of the United States’ quest to regain the Olympic softball gold medal, 13 years after she lost the championship game. A…

Vines lifts US over Haiti 1-0 in CONCACAF Gold Cup opener

Sam Vines scored his first international goal on a header in the eighth minute, and a U.S. team mostly of backup players opened the CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 1-0…

Alonso, LF fan help Mets stun Yanks 10-5 in DH opener

Pete Alonso hit a tying home run off imploding Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman leading off the last inning, José Peraza lined a go-ahead two-run double that was aided by interference…

Big 1st inning sends Vandy past MSU 8-2 in CWS finals opener

Mississippi State had the crowd. Vanderbilt had a big lead and Jack Leiter on the mound, and that was plenty Monday night. The Commodores rode a seven-run first inning to…

Wainwright pitches 3-hitter, Cards top Braves 9-1 in opener

Adam Wainwright struck out 11 and pitched a three-hitter, sending the St. Louis Cardinals over the Atlanta Braves 9-1 Sunday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader. Nolan Arenado…

Durant, Irving carry Nets in opener after Harden hurt

Kevin Durant knew something was wrong when the Brooklyn Nets were trying to run a play and James Harden wasn’t in the right spot. Moments later, Harden wasn’t even in…

James Madison stuns No. 1 seed Oklahoma in WCWS opener

James Madison looked like a Women’s College World Series regular on Thursday. It actually was the Dukes’ first trip, and they made their first game memorable. Kate Gordon hit a…

Panthers’ Sam Darnold on facing Jets in season opener: ‘I think it’s a really good opportunity’

All eyes will be on Sam Darnold in his debut with the Carolina Panthers as he’s set to take on the New York Jets and star rookie Zach Wilson in…

Eaton’s HR in 8th sends Chisox past Indians 8-6 in DH opener

Adam Eaton hit a two-run homer and José Abreu had a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning to give the Chicago White Sox their fourth straight win, 8-6 over the…