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Herb Adderley, star cornerback with 6 NFL titles, dies at 81

Herb Adderley, the Hall of Fame cornerback who joined the NFL as a running back and became part of a record six championship teams...

Lester, Kluber, Hand boost free agent total to 175

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Lester, Corey Kluber and Brad Hand were among 15 more major leaguers who became free agents Friday when teams...

Major college football bowl season set to kickoff Dec. 19

The bowl season will start Dec. 19, the day most of the major college football conferences are set to play their championship games, and...

NBA, players extend deadline for opting out of CBA

The NBA and its players agreed Friday to extend the deadline for opting out of the Collective Bargaining Agreement by one week until Nov....

Phillies clear out ‘pen, decline options on Neris, Phelps

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have declined options on relievers Héctor Neris, David Phelps and David Robertson, clearing out the bullpen after it...

Sale of Mets to Steve Cohen approved; Wilpon era nears end

NEW YORK (AP) — The Wilpon family's control of the New York Mets neared its end after 34 years when Major League Baseball owners...

Michael Jordan’s NASCAR team partners with Gibbs, Toyota

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan expects to field a winning team when 23XI Racing begins NASCAR competition next season. The first move toward...

Jon Lester option declined by Cubs, lefty becomes free agent

CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester’s $25 million mutual option for 2021 was declined Friday by the Chicago Cubs, completing a $155 million, six-year contract...

Indians decline options on closer Hand, 1B Santana for 2021

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have declined contract options on Brad Hand, first baseman Carlos Santana and outfielder Domingo Santana for next season,...

Armour, Clark share Bermuda lead, 64-year-old Funk makes cut

SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda (AP) — Ryan Armour and Wyndham Clark survived ferocious wind Friday in the Bermuda Championship to share the lead going into a...

The Latest: OHL bans bodychecking to fight virus spread

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

NFL recommends some sideline players wear masks during games

The NFL is recommending that players on the sidelines who are not participating in a game or about to go on the field wear...

Russia’s reputation, Olympic status on trial for doping

GENEVA (AP) — Russia’s status as an Olympic team, and its reputation as a serial cheater in international sports, goes on trial next week...

NFL: Chargers-Broncos game still on despite COVID-19 cases

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The NFL said Friday that the Los Angeles Chargers' game at Denver this weekend isn't in jeopardy after players on...

Fresh off suspension, Hinch takes over as Tigers manager

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers hired AJ Hinch to be their new manager Friday, giving him a chance to return to a major...

Tokyo Olympics to give refunds to ticket buyers in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Fans living in Japan who bought tickets for the postponed Tokyo Olympics have been guaranteed refunds, the local organizing committee said...

Ryan, Falcons avenge earlier loss to Panthers, 25-17

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — This time, the Atlanta Falcons finished. ...

Travis Roy, BU player paralyzed in first game, dies at 45

BOSTON (AP) — Travis Roy, the Boston University hockey player who was paralyzed 11 seconds into his first college shift and went on to...

Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence tests positive for COVID-19

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has tested positive for COVID-19, putting into doubt whether the face of college football will be available to play the...

White Sox reunite with La Russa, hire Hall of Fame manager

CHICAGO (AP) — Tony La Russa didn't envision returning to the dugout when he stood at the podium in Cooperstown six years ago and...

Mike Tyson, Roy Jones promise a fight in “exhibition” return

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. got permission from California's athletic commission to return to the boxing ring next month...

Malnati birdies half of holes to take 1-shot lead in Bermuda

SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda (AP) — Peter Malnati saw his infant son at a PGA Tour event for the first time since the pandemic, which brought...

The Latest: Ontario Hockey League to start in early February

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Davis building on star power in title bout with Santa Cruz

Gervonta Davis wants to become a pay-per-view star, much like his promoter and mentor Floyd Mayweather Jr. was in his prime. ...

Interim tag off Bowness month after Stars play in Cup final

There was a point while serving as interim coach of the Dallas Stars when Rick Bowness knew he didn't want someone else to come...

NHL clears ex-Panthers GM of wrongdoing after investigation

The NHL on Thursday cleared Dale Tallon of any wrongdoing after an independent investigation found it could not substantiate claims he made inappropriate racial,...

‘Just a normal guy’: Chiefs’ Mahomes shares life with world

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews stood before a yellow sign in their backyard, pink and blue balloons stacked to...

MLB says Turner violated protocols when he returned to field

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Justin Turner violated coronavirus protocols when he celebrated with his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates and he refused instructions from security...

No. 9 Wisconsin cancels Nebraska game; Chryst tests positive

The pandemic hit Big Ten football just two weeks into its season Wednesday as No. 9 Wisconsin canceled its game at Nebraska and paused...

Dozen MLB players have options turned down, go free

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — What figures to be a down and perhaps brutal market for baseball free agents in the offseason following the pandemic...

World Series TV ratings average drops 32% below previous low

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers’ six-game win over the Tampa Bay Rays received an average television rating 32% below the previous...

Kyle Busch wins rain-delayed NASCAR playoff race in Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyle Busch won for the first time this season to extend a 16-year streak while his penalized teammate missed...

AP sources: Rockets hiring Stephen Silas to replace D’Antoni

The Houston Rockets and Stephen Silas have an agreement for the Dallas assistant to replace Mike D'Antoni as coach, multiple people with knowledge of...

Seahawks get pass rush help in Carlos Dunlap from Cincinnati

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Carlos Dunlap made it clear he wanted out of Cincinnati and got his wish. ...

2021 Boston Marathon postponed at least until the fall

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon organizers said Wednesday that the 2021 race won't be run on Patriots Day because of the coronavirus pandemic, the...

AP sources: Morey in advanced talks to lead 76ers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are in advanced negotiations with former Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to become president of basketball operations...

Russell Wilson, Ciara fund charter school in Seattle area

SEATTLE (AP) — Football star Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara, the Grammy-winning performer, are the latest wealthy philanthropists to back a charter school...

Miller family says they’re selling Jazz to Ryan Smith

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The majority interest of the Utah Jazz is being sold to technology entrepreneur Ryan Smith, a move that when...

Villanova top choice in Big East ahead of Creighton

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Wright and his fellow Big East coaches are hoping that the basketball season runs as smoothly as possible and...

NASCAR playoffs rained out for 3rd consecutive day at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — NASCAR will make a fourth attempt to complete its playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway on Wednesday after persistent...

The Latest: Texans player tests positive for coronavirus

By The Associated Press (AP) — The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Dodgers ace Kershaw finally wins elusive World Series title

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clayton Kershaw stood in the Los Angeles bullpen in right-center field, watching Austin Barnes glove the final pitch, the one...

Arozarena’s breakout postseason not quite enough for Rays

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Randy Arozarena did pretty much everything during a breakout performance for the Tampa Bay Rays. ...

Roberts guides Dodgers to 1st World Series title in 32 years

Dave Roberts finally has a World Series title to savor. ...

Fitting finale: Dodgers win title, Turner tests positive

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — No large dogpile, no champagne and a mask on nearly every face — the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated their first...

Cash’s bullpen blunder joins Little, others in playoff lore

Rays manager Kevin Cash stepped out of the dugout, and Blake Snell turned his head to curse. ...

Cashed Out: Rays manager roasted for pulling Snell in Game 6

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Blake Snell turned away from his manager and yelled an expletive as Kevin Cash headed to the mound. In control...

Corey Seager hits rare double as World Series and LCS MVP

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Corey Seager hit a rare October double, becoming Most Valuable Player of the World Series after earning the honor for...

The Latest: Dodgers’ Turner tests positive for coronavirus

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 6 of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays (all times...

Pelicans’ Van Gundy talks teaching, commitment to defense

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy sees a New Orleans roster brimming with young players who have obvious talent, but...

Champions League: Madrid in trouble despite late fightback

With one point from its opening two games, Real Madrid is facing another fight to preserve its proud record of qualifying for the knockout...

World Series sets another low for television viewers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers’ 6-2 Game 3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays was the least-watched World Series game ever,...

Reid tells AP he declined Washington’s practice squad offer

Free agent safety Eric Reid told The Associated Press he declined an offer to join Washington's practice squad. ...

Nightmare scenario: What happens when outbreak hits QB room?

Wisconsin may be facing the type of nightmare scenario that coaches feared as soon as the coronavirus pandemic arrived. ...

Christian Coleman banned, runs out of chances for Olympics

To believe that the evidence supporting Christian Coleman's two-year ban from track is flawed is to believe that the 24-year-old sprinter really has redefined...

Dez Bryant joins Ravens practice squad after 2-year hiatus

Former Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant has moved one step closer to playing in the NFL again. ...

Clemson QB Lawrence: ‘I have the option’ to leave or stay

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence stopped short of calling an audible on his plans to head to the NFL next year, though the likely No....

The Latest: Positive test halts Cal basketball workouts

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Unbeaten Steelers reach top spot in AP Pro32 poll

NEW YORK (AP) — As the league's only unbeaten team, the Pittsburgh Steelers have climbed all the way to the top of the NFL. ...

Par 3 Contest out, ‘College GameDay’ in at different Masters

The Par 3 Contest is out at the spectator-free Masters in November. ...

Bears’ offense seeks answers after poor showing against Rams

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Coach Matt Nagy usually has answers for what’s happening with the Chicago Bears’ offense, whether it is good or bad. ...

Rams dominate matchup of tough defenses, beat Bears 24-10

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Rams could tell Leonard Floyd was playing with an uncommon fury against his old team, and the rest of...

Dodgers 1 win from title after 32 years and more than $3.6B

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Since Orel Hershiser struck out Oakland’s Tony Phillips for the final out of the 1988 World Series, the Los Angeles...

Dodgers hope Gonsolin more than an opener in Game 6

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tony Gonsolin found out after Game 2 that he would be starting Game 6 as well for the Los Angeles...

NASCAR’s Cup playoff at misty Texas put on hold another day

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Texas was pushed back yet another day without drivers completing any more...

Wisconsin coach stays mum on QB Mertz with Huskers up next

Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst isn’t discussing quarterback Graham Mertz’s status following reports that the redshirt freshman has tested positive for COVID-19. ...

Dolphins players say they’re excited about Tua’s 1st start

MIAMI (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa’s winning personality helped the Miami Dolphins avoid any locker room backlash when he was promoted to replace popular veteran...

Stanley Cup visits children’s cancer center in Tampa

Remy Heberlein’s grandmother joked he shouldn’t touch the Stanley Cup with chocolate on his hands. ...

Beckham’s season over, Browns star WR tears knee ligament

CLEVELAND (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. was in a much better place emotionally and physically. This was going to be the season he changed...

City lacking usual spark amid injuries, fixture pile-up

Manchester City’s weary players boarded a plane to France on Monday, the southern city of Marseille being the latest stop on their gruelling and...

Kershaw stops steal of home, hands Dodgers 3-2 Series lead

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — As much as Clayton Kershaw has dominated hitters throughout a glittering career, he has not silenced those who cite his...

In Joctober, Pederson does it all for Dodgers

Joc Pederson is the guy the Los Angeles Dodgers didn’t need or want — until October. ...

Arizona knocks off undefeated Seattle with 37-34 OT victory

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The NFC West has a new challenger for the top that's won three straight games. The Arizona Cardinals earned a...

Margot out at home, Rays unable to steal Game 5 from Dodgers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Manuel Margot snuck a few steps down the line and took off toward home plate, trying to steal a run...

AP Top 25: Indiana jumps in at 17; Ohio State moves up to 3

Indiana jumped into The Associated Press college football poll at No. 17 on Sunday after pulling off the weekend’s most dramatic upset and Ohio...

The Latest: Kershaw beats Rays again, gives LA Series lead

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 5 of the World Series (all times local): ...

Newgarden wins IndyCar finale but can’t deny Dixon 6th title

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Scott Dixon controlled his own fate and simply needed a smooth Sunday drive to win a sixth IndyCar championship....

The Latest: Seahawks lead Cardinals 27-17 at halftime

The Latest on Week 7 in the NFL (all times EDT): ...

Patrick Cantlay rallies from 4 back to win Zozo Championship

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Cantlay felt his swing was good enough to take on any shot, and then it was a matter...

Herbert leads Chargers to 39-29 victory over Jaguars

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — At last, a victory. ...

AP source: Arizona accused of 5 Level I violations by NCAA

Arizona was accused of nine counts of misconduct, including five Level I violations, in a Notice of Allegations sent by the NCAA last week,...

Misty, drizzling day postpones Cup race in Texas on Lap 52

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — NASCAR's Cup playoff race in Texas was postponed Sunday night after 52 laps on a misty day that slowly...

Brady’s 4 TD passes lead Bucs past Raiders 45-20

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tom Brady dropped back and lofted a pass that just got over the defender's arms and fell into Scotty Miller's...

Still rising: Lewis Hamilton makes F1 history with 92nd win

PARIS (AP) — When Michael Schumacher retired from Formula One eight years ago, little did he know that he was opening the door for...

McDonald celebrates 28th birthday with first LPGA Tour win

GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) — Ally McDonald celebrated her birthday with her first LPGA Tour victory. ...

Wilson has 3 TDs before injury, 49ers crush Patriots 33-6

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Jeff Wilson Jr. rushed for a career-high three touchdowns and 112 yards before leaving with an ankle injury and the...

Browns’ Beckham, Washington’s Collins leave with injuries

Cleveland receiver Odell Beckham and Washington safety Landon Collins will have more tests Monday to determine the extent of what could be season-ending injuries. ...

Dodgers charged with 2nd error on wild G4 play for Rays win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A second error has been charged to the Los Angeles Dodgers on the wild play that ended Game 4 of...

Power surge: Home runs more than half of scoring in playoffs

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — For all the talk about pride in advancing runners and manufacturing runs, teams in the postseason have really dug the...

Ronaldo in doubt for Messi’s visit to Juventus

Some talking points ahead of the second round of games in the Champions League: ...

Everton loses last unbeaten record in unpredictable EPL

For the first time in more than half a century, England’s top division is without an unbeaten team after six rounds of games. ...

Steelers dominate early, hold off Titans for 27-24 win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger threw two touchdown passes to Diontae Johnson, and the Pittsburgh Steelers remained perfect by holding off Tennessee for...

Bellinger back in CF for LA with roof closed for Game 5

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cody Bellinger was set to return to center field for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the World...

Hurting Mayfield, Browns score late, outduel Bengals 37-34

CINCINNATI (AP) — Baker Mayfield overcame a terrible start to throw for five touchdowns, including a 24-yard go-ahead score to Donovan Peoples-Jones with 15...

Lions stun Falcons 23-22 after letting Atlanta score late TD

ATLANTA (AP) — The Lions let the Falcons score a touchdown. It worked — and Atlanta found another stunning way to lose. ...

Several Raiders active against Bucs after time on COVID list

Las Vegas starting offensive linemen Kolton Miller, Denzelle Good, Rodney Hudson and Gabe Jackson are active for the Raiders against Tampa Bay after spending...

Raiders get 4 linemen back for game vs. Bucs

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders will be able to play four of their starting offensive linemen Sunday against Tampa Bay after...

Rays’ rally joins Buckner, Bevens among wild Series endings

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — It was improbable enough that little-known Brett Phillips would get the big hit for Tampa Bay against Dodgers All-Star closer...

UK doctors demand free meals for kids as COVID fuels hunger

LONDON (AP) — Pediatricians are urging the British government to reverse course and provide free meals for poor children during school holidays as the...

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