KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Adam Engel hit a three-run homer in the second inning, and that was all the offense the Chicago White Sox needed in a 3-2 win over Kansas City that spoiled the Royals’ home opener. Dallas Keuchel picked up the win for the White Sox. Alex Colome converted his first save opportunity. Kris Bubic settled down after struggling early in his big league debut for Kansas City. He allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits.
UNDATED (AP) — Dozens of team employees across Major League Baseball have been entrusted to carry out the critical task of contact tracing, a pillar of the league’s plan to operate a 60-game season while COVID-19 continues to assail much of the United States. St. Louis Cardinals assistant general manager and appointed contact tracer Moisés Rodríguez told The Associated Press early this week the role requires sensitivity, diligence and trust. Rodríguez was thrust back into tracing duty Friday, when two Cardinals players tested positive, leading to the postponement of a scheduled game in Milwaukee.
UNDATED (AP) — The Pac-12 has set Sept. 26 as the start of its 10-game conference-only football schedule. The Pac-12 announced three weeks ago it would eliminate nonconference games for its 12 member schools. The new plan adds an additional cross-divisional game to each team’s slate and moves the conference championship game back two weeks to Dec. 18 or 19. That game was set to be played for the first time at the new NFL stadium in Las Vegas. It will now be hosted by the division winner with the best record.
NEW YORK (AP) — Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to union leader Tony Clark about the importance of players following the sport’s coronavirus protocols. A person familiar with the conversation told The Associated Press that the two discussed what is needed to be done to complete the season. Concerns have been expressed about lax behavior by players on the field and off, including on-field incidents of spitting and high-fives.
UNDATED (AP) — The NFL has suspended free-agent wide receiver Antonio Brown for the first eight regular-season games of the 2020 season under the league’s personal conduct policy. Brown can still be signed by any team and would be eligible to participate in all of his club’s preseason activities. He pleaded no contest on June 12 to charges related to a fight with a moving truck driver outside his South Florida home earlier this year.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Brendon Todd will carry a two-shot advantage into the third round of the PGA’s FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Todd followed Thursday’s 64 with a 5-under 65 that leaves him two ahead of Rickie Fowler. First-round leader Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) shot a 1-over 71 that drops him into a third-place tie with Chez Reavie and Byeong Hun An at minus-7.
Final Detroit 7 Cincinnati 2
Final San Francisco 9 Texas 2
Final N.Y. Yankees 5 Boston 1
Final Chicago White Sox 3 Kansas City 2
Final Baltimore 6 Tampa Bay 3
Final Minnesota 4 Cleveland 1
Final Seattle 5 Oakland 3
Final Houston 9 L.A. Angels 6
Washington at Miami 7:10 p.m. (Postponed)
Final Atlanta 11 N.Y. Mets 10
Final San Diego 8 Colorado 7
Final Chicago Cubs 6 Pittsburgh 3
Final Arizona 5 L.A. Dodgers 3
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Orlando 128 Brooklyn 118
Final Phoenix 125 Washington 112
Final OT Portland 140 Memphis 135
Final Milwaukee 119 Boston 112
Final San Antonio 129 Sacramento 120
Final OT Houston 153 Dallas 149