LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Sam Darnold threw an interception and showed some of the growing pains of a rookie quarterback in his first preseason start for the New York Jets, who lost to the Washington Redskins 15-13 on a last-second field goal. Darnold was 8 of 11 for 62 yards but took two sacks and had a couple of throws batted out of the air, including the pass that was picked off.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Rookie Sam Darnold is starting at quarterback for the New York Jets in their preseason game at the Washington Redskins. The third overall pick was the third QB to play in the Jets' preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Rhys Hoskins hit a three-run homer, Scott Kingery had a solo shot and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 9-6 to earn a doubleheader spit. In the first game, Jose Bautista hit a grand slam and had a career-high seven RBIs as the Mets set a franchise record for runs, prompting the Phillies to use two position players to pitch the final three innings of a 24-4 rout.
NEW YORK (AP) - Rookie left-hander Adam Kolarek pitched out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the ninth inning to lift the Tampa Bay Rays over New York 3-1 to win their first series at Yankee Stadium since 2014. Tampa Bay had lost 12 straight series in the Bronx, a record since the ballpark opened in 2009. Kolarek replaced Sergio Romo and got a foul out from Greg Bird before striking out Brett Gardner and Austin Romine for his first career save.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Odell Beckham Jr. looks as if he has fully recovered from ankle surgery. The New York Giants star receiver sounds like it, too. Beckham says he's back in love with the sport. Giants coach Pat Shurmur declined to say if Beckham would play in his first preseason game Friday night against the Detroit Lions. The 25-year-old Beckham broke his left ankle nearly 10 months ago, putting his short and stellar career in jeopardy.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo left Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Phillies after he injured his left index finger hitting a grounder to third base. Nimmo checked his swing and fell to the ground as the ball rolled all the way to third base with the bases loaded and two outs. Maikel Franco fielded the ball and was late tagging the bag but threw to first to easily retire Nimmo, who remained on the dirt for a couple of minutes.
(AP) - Cleveland has no quarterback competition. The Browns have made it clear that the starting job is Tyrod Taylor's but that hasn't quieted the buzz around Baker Mayfield, who had a dazzling preseason debut last week. The No. 1 overall pick will follow Taylor on Friday night and play up to two quarters against Buffalo in his first game action in front of Cleveland fans hoping he can lead them to a brighter future _ just not yet. Taylor gets a chance to play against his former team.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Chris Ash heads into his third season as football coach trying to make Rutgers more than an also-ran in the Big Ten Conference. The shadow of a credit card scandal involving several of his players meanwhile looms over the program. It's an annoyance for a team that has enough problems on the field. The Scarlet Knights open at home against Texas State on Sept. 1.
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