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The rift between the NBA and China appeared to widen again Friday, as the fallout over Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong continued.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals manager Dave Martinez is an optimistic sort, a live-in-the-moment guy who loves his mantras and his mottos, whether it's telling players to "go 1-0 today" or to "stay in the fight."

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The 2019-20 athletic season is underway at Shattuck-St. Mary’s. Between now and the end of the athletic season, we’ll provide a weekly update on the state of Sabre athletics. Given last week’s break, this roundup will be for Oct. 2-17.

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Bradley Beal signed a two-year extension worth nearly $72 million with Washington on Thursday, a major victory for the Wizards and a move that will keep the All-Star guard out of free agency for at least the next three summers.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says the new video review rule for pass interference is working as expected, with only obvious mistakes by officials being corrected.

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The WEM/JWP girls cross country team dominated the Gopher Conference Championships Tuesday, placing runners in the 1-5 individual leaderboard. The WEM/JWP boys placed third as a team.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The NFL says the number of concussions in exhibition games this year rose to 49 from 34 in 2018, an increase of 44% and a setback in efforts to reduce brain trauma.

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(AP) — The Minnesota Vikings shifted their strategy this season, determined to re-establish a running game that could not only get them in the end zone more but dominate an opponent when they need it to.

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Entering Wednesday, there were a plethora of possible outcomes for the Mid Southeast Red district standings. With a win against United South Central, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown would clinch at least a share of the regular season district title. If USC won, they would earn the outright sha…

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The Knights’ struggles against Goodhue continued Wednesday night, as the Wildcats (6-2 overall, 4-1 district) surged past Kenyon-Wanamingo (3-5 overall, 1-4 district) for a 32-7 victory.

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Bethlehem Academy got a little taste of one of the best passing teams in the state Wednesday, as Randolph quarterback Nick Drinken completed 24-for-38 passes for 463 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Rockets to a 34-26 victory at Bruce Smith Field.

Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf defeated Wisconsin School for the Deaf 25-19 Wednesday in a game that came down to the final minute.

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In a Gopher conference battle, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown volleyball surged past Bethlehem Academy Tuesday for a 3-0 sweep by scores of 25-8, 25-10 and 25-20.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The featured attraction of this latest fresh start for the Minnesota Timberwolves is Karl-Anthony Towns, the two-time All-Star center who finished in the top 20 in the NBA last season in more than a dozen major statistical categories.

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The Bethlehem Academy volleyball team swept Owatonna Monday by scores of 25-7, 25-20, 25-14.

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There are a myriad possible outcomes for the Mid Southeast Red district standings Wednesday. With a win against first-place United South Central, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown would clinch at least a share of the regular season district title. If WEM and Mayer Lutheran — tied for second in t…

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In battles with evenly matched teams this season, Faribault volleyball has rarely came out on top this season. On Monday, the tide shifted in the Falcons’ favor.

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Marcus Mariota might be out as the starting quarterback in Tennessee, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might have to decide how many more interceptions they can afford from Jameis Winston.

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The St. Louis Cardinals’ front office says baseballs have suddenly lost their juice this postseason, supporting a claim from a prominent data scientist that the balls have changed following a historic, homer-friendly regular season.

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NEW YORK (AP) — LSU moved up to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll, giving the Southeastern Conference the top two teams in the country for the 29th time and putting the Tigers behind No. 1 Alabama less than a month before the rivals meet in Tuscaloosa.

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The Faribault boys soccer team’s plans to make some noise in the postseason came to an abrupt end Saturday vs. Worthington, falling to the Trojans 2-1 in the second round of the Class A - Section 2 Tournament Saturday.

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Waterville-Elysian-Morristown keeps humming right along. Friday, they defeated Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton 20-8 for their fourth consecutive victory to improve to 5-2 overall and 5-1 in the district. The Bulldogs fell to 3-4 overall and 2-4 in the district.

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On a cold, windy night with sleet falling from the sky, one could predict Friday’s matchup between Kenyon-Wanamingo and Medford would be low-scoring. And those people would have predicted correctly.

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Behind three total touchdowns and 105 yards from senior Braden Black, Class 5A Rochester John Marshall surged to a 35-0 victory in a non-district home game against Faribault.

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For Bethlehem Academy, it was always going to be a tough task to upset Class A No. 2 Blooming Prairie. On Friday, the Blossoms made sure that didn’t happen, defeating the Cardinals 48-6.

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Denny Hamlin climbed from his car at Talladega Superspeedway and was shocked to learn he had not only topped the speed chart, but reached nearly 205 mph in pacing practice.

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