MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tina Charles had 23 points and nine rebounds, Jewell Loyd scored 21 points and the Seattle Storm secured the No. 4 seed in the WNBA playoffs with a 96-69 victory over the Minnesota Lynx, spoiling Sylvia Fowles’ final regular-season home game. Minnesota (14-21) plays at Connecticut on Sunday, hoping for the final playoff spot. Fowles, who helped Minnesota win two WNBA titles, retires as the league’s career leader in field-goal percentage, rebounds and double-doubles. She finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds against Seattle. Fowles was honored after the game before a packed Target Center crowd by Lynx owner Glen Taylor, former players Rebekkah Brunson and Lindsay Whalen, and coach Cheryl Reeve

Padres star Tatis suspended 80 games for positive drug test

WASHINGTON (AP) — San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. The penalty was effective immediately, meaning the All-Star shortstop cannot play in the majors this year. Tatis had been on the injured list all season after breaking his left wrist in the offseason. He recently had begun a rehabilitation assignment in Double-A. MLB said Tatis tested positive for Clostebol, a performance-enhancing substance. The 23-year-old Tatis was an All-Star last season. Flashy at the plate and in the field, he was considered one of the bright, fresh faces of big league baseball. The playoff-contending Padres recently traded for star outfielder Juan Soto.

Watson apologizes, then struggles in Browns preseason debut

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Deshaun Watson’s apologized before his preseason debut with the Cleveland Browns and then got an earful from opposing fans. Watson apologized “to all the women I have impacted” after being accused by two dozen women of sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions. He spoke before the team’s exhibition opener, a 24-13 victory against the Jaguars in which Watson was roundly booed during three series of work. Fans in one end zone could be heard chanting vulgarities at Watson during his first drive. The three-time Pro Bowler completed 1 of 5 passes for 7 yards in his first game action since Jan. 3, 2021, with Houston.

Browns’ Watson apologizes ‘to all the women I have impacted’

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has apologized “to all the women I have impacted” after he was accused of sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions in Texas. Watson is facing a potential year-long suspension. He spoke before Cleveland’s exhibition opener in Jacksonville, his first game since Jan. 3, 2021, with the Houston Texans. Watson was suspended six games by independent arbiter Sue L. Robinson, who concluded he violated the league’s personal conduct policy and lacked remorse. Watson acknowledged he’s made mistakes and that there are decisions he would like to have back.

AP source: Jets’ Wilson out 2-4 weeks with knee injury

NEW YORK (AP) — A person with knowledge of the injury said New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson is expected to miss two to four weeks with a bone bruise and meniscus tear in his right knee. The person told The Associated Press the timeline for how long Wilson is sidelined will be determined by the arthroscopic procedure to repair the meniscus. Tests after the game indicated the ACL was intact and an MRI on Saturday morning revealed the exact nature of the injury. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team hadn’t announced details. The New York Post first reported details of the diagnosis.

More Black NFL retirees win dementia cases in rescored tests

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hundreds of Black NFL retirees denied payouts in the $1 billion concussion settlement now qualify for awards after their tests were rescored to eliminate racial bias. A report released Friday shows that 61 men now qualify or will get increased awards. Changes to the settlement made last year are meant to make the tests race-blind. The use of “race norming” in the scoring made it more difficult for Blacks to prove they had dementia and qualify for awards averaging $500,000 or more. Now, nearly 650 men who didn’t initially qualify have had their tests rescored. And thousands more can be rescored or retested.

Vikings’ Cousins has COVID-19, won’t play preseason opener

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t play in the team’s first preseason game. Coach Kevin O’Connell confirmed the diagnosis at practice. Cousins was absent for a second straight day after feeling ill and being sent home. Cousins has “very minimal” symptoms, according to O’Connell. Sean Mannion and Kellen Mond will split time in the exhibition Sunday at Las Vegas. Cousins was unlikely to play much if at all if he wasn’t sick. There are no other quarterbacks on the roster.

Spaun leads playoff opener; Scheffler, McIlroy miss cut

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — J.J. Spaun is the leader going into the weekend at the FedEx St. Jude Championship. More noteworthy is who’s no longer at the TPC Southwind. Masters champion Scottie Scheffler missed the cut as the No. 1 seed. So did Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth. At least they get to play next week in the FedEx Cup playoffs. It’s the end of the road for Jason Day. The former world No. 1 bogeyed five of his last eight holes and missed the cut. Only the top 70 advance to next week. Day is among 31 players below that line who missed the cut.

Gonsolin, Dodgers win 11th in a row, break away from Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tony Gonsolin took a no-hit try into the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers won their 11th straight game, beating the Kansas City Royals 8-3. Gonsolin tied Atlanta’s Kyle Wright for the NL wins lead with 14. The Dodgers, with the best record in the majors, broke open the game on Trayce Thompson’s three-run homer in the eighth. Gonsolin did not allow a baserunner until issuing a one-out walk to Kyle Isbel in the sixth, when the game was still scoreless. He didn’t give up a hit until Vinnie Pasquantino’s one-out single in the seventh. Royals starter Daniel Lynch gave up just two hits in five scoreless innings. A high pitch count was his undoing as he threw 105 and walked four.

Judge hits homer No. 46, but Red Sox rally to beat Yanks 3-2

BOSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez tied the game with an RBI single in the ninth and Tommy Pham hit a walk-off single in the 10th to lead the last-place Boston Red Sox to a 3-2 victory over the AL East-leading New York Yankees. New York pitchers retired 12 straight Boston batters before closer Clay Holmes walked two with one out in the ninth and then gave up Martinez’s single up the middle. It was his third hit of the game. Aaron Judge hit his major league-leading 46th home run in the third inning. He reached base four times.