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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. ...

Jones fights for survival in Alabama as Tuberville coasts

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Standing by a blue pickup truck at a rally near the birthplace of the late civil rights icon John Lewis,...

Government seeks 15-month sentence in football game threat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A California man’s anger over his sports teams’ setbacks went far beyond the average fan’s emotions and must be punished...

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...

49ers get back into groove headed into showdown in Seattle

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — When the San Francisco 49ers lost back-to-back home games to Philadelphia and Miami it appeared as if the season...

Raiders lack of pass rush big part of loss to Bucs

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After watching Tom Brady carve up his defense while barely being touched, Las Vegas coach Jon Gruden said he would...

Chargers snap losing streak, but plenty remains to correct

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Lynn and the Los Angeles Chargers accomplished their main goal of snapping a four-game losing streak. They still...

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...

Global pandemic hits home in the West Virginia mountains

WEST UNION, W.Va. (AP) — Many in West Virginia proudly say they live in the original social distancing state. ...

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...

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...

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: Seahawks lead Cardinals 27-17 at halftime

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

Herbert leads Chargers to 39-29 victory over Jaguars

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

Raiders O-line struggles after week in COVID isolation

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders started their week of practice for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by sending home their entire starting...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

Rams LB Leonard Floyd primed for reunion with Bears

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Chicago Bears drafted Leonard Floyd with the ninth overall pick four years ago, envisioning him as a pass-rushing superstar...

San Diego State runs for 287 yards, 3 TDs in win over UNLV

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Greg Bell had 19 carries for 111 yards and a touchdown, Chance Bell scored on runs of 5 and 19...

Starkel, Deese help SJSU beat Air Force 14-6

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Nick Starkel threw two touchdown passes to tight end Derrick Deese Jr. in the third quarter and San Jose...

The Latest: Pence’s top aide tests positive for coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Indiana’s gamble pays off in OT upset over No. 8 Penn State

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana coach Tom Allen had grown weary of close calls in big games. ...

Sanders, Hubbard lead No. 6 Oklahoma St. past Iowa St. 24-21

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Spencer Sanders waited a long time for this moment. ...

No. 3 Notre Dame rides big plays to 45-3 win over Pitt

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brian Kelly understands human nature. And the longtime Notre Dame coach is fine if his players are looking forward to a...

No. 2 Alabama loses Jaylen Waddle, beats Tennessee 48-17

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No. 2 Alabama lost wide receiver Jaylen Waddle to a broken ankle on the opening kickoff. ...

Willis throws 6 touchdowns as Liberty beats Southern Miss

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Malik Willis threw for 345 yards and six touchdowns — five in the first half — and Liberty remained unbeaten...

Chargers active defensive linemen Ingram, Jones off IR

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers activated defensive end Melvin Ingram and Justin Jones from the injured reserve/designated to return list...

Saban says Alabama’s Jaylen Waddle out for rest of season

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban said junior wide receiver Jaylen Waddle is out for the rest of the season after hurting...

No. 1 Clemson wakes up late to beat Syracuse 47-21

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence has seen plenty of tight games against Syracuse. He's also seen the top-ranked Tigers come out on top...

Williams, Carter lead No. 14 UNC past No. 23 NC State 48-21

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina responded to its first loss with another dominating rushing performance, along with forcing the turnovers that had...

Fields, No. 5 Ohio St run away from Huskers in opener, 52-17

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Justin Fields and No. 5 Ohio State shook off the rust in the first half and then buried Nebraska the...

Raiders activate 4 starting linemen from COVID-19 list

The Las Vegas Raiders activated four starting offensive linemen from the COVID-19 list on Saturday after they all tested negative for the coronavirus. ...

White throws four TDs, Memphis rallies past Temple

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Brady White passed for 313 yards with four touchdowns, including a pair just after halftime as Memphis dominated the third...

Nix finds Williams for game winner as Auburn tops Ole Miss

Auburn quarterback Bo Nix directed two fourth-quarter ...

AP source: Antonio Brown agrees to 1-year deal with Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Suspended receiver Antonio Brown has agreed to return to the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year deal,...

Mertz, No. 14 Wisconsin rout Illinois 45-7 in Big Ten opener

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s Graham Mertz gave a star-making performance on the opening night of the Big Ten’s pandemic-delayed season. ...

Army-Navy game in December moves from Philly to West Point

The Army-Navy football game in December has been moved from Philadelphia to West Point because of attendance limits placed on outdoor events in Pennsylvania. ...

Chargers’ defense looks to get back on track vs. Jaguars

Gus Bradley has tried to be more aggressive in his strategy as Los Angeles Chargers defensive coordinator, but it has come at a cost. ...

Thinking of 49ers, Edelman has ‘Jerry Rice Hill’ to thank

When Julian Edelman faces his hometown team on Sunday, he’ll have a chance to show off for the old neighborhood. ...

AP source: Raiders latest COVID tests all negative

The Las Vegas Raiders’ latest batch of COVID-19 tests all came back negative and their game scheduled for Sunday against Tampa Bay is on...

Washington’s Ron Rivera on verge of final cancer treatment

Washington coach Ron Rivera will have his last treatment for a form of skin cancer Monday, two months after being diagnosed. ...

College football’s Lott Trophy to be awarded in February

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Lott IMPACT Trophy, given to the nation’s top defensive player for both his performance and character, will have...

The Latest: Army-Navy game being moved to West Point

The 121st Army-Navy game will be played at West Point’s Michie Stadium instead of the traditional site in Philadelphia. ...

Matt Blair, star linebacker for Vikings, dies at 70

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Matt Blair, one of the great linebackers in Minnesota Vikings history and a six-time Pro Bowler who played in two Super...

Carson Wentz rallies Eagles to 22-21 win over Giants

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hurried, harassed and hit repeatedly, Carson Wentz completed the comeback this time. ...

49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo ready for return to New England

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo’s early NFL education came going up against Bill Belichick’s complicated defense each day in practice with the...

Bears, Rams hunting respect Monday despite strong starts

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Chicago Bears don't get much respect for a 5-1 team. They can only win ugly, or so the conventional...

Ex-49er Dana Stubblefield sentenced to 15 years to life

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison Thursday for raping a...

Foles, Bears still adjusting as offense struggles to click

Nick Foles figured it would take time. ...

Giants, Eagles get veteran receivers back for game

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles each have a veteran wide receiver returning from injury for their game Thursday night. ...

Raiders place 5 more players on COVID-19 list

The Las Vegas Raiders placed four starting offensive linemen and safety Johnathan Abram on the reserve/COVID-19 list after they were determined to be close...

Jaguars’ Minshew, Chargers’ Herbert look to snap team skids

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gardner Minshew and Justin Herbert don't remember much about the previous time they faced each other. The only thing they...

Bucs-Raiders game moved from prime time after COVID-19 test

The NFL has shifted the Las Vegas game against Tampa Bay out of prime time after several Raiders players have been unable to practice...

Celebrities unite to various get-out-the-vote efforts

NEW YORK (AP) — In the final days before the U.S. election, celebrities from Kerry Washington to Billie Jean King and Danai Gurira are...

Arenas, stadiums find new life as safer options for voting

ATLANTA (AP) — With long waits making headlines during early voting across the country, professional sports venues have emerged as bright spots, repurposing huge...

Chiefs quarterback Mahomes continues to progress with time

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The regression was almost inevitable after Patrick Mahomes put up record-setting numbers during his first season as the Kansas...

Vikings trade DE Yannick Ngakoue to Ravens for draft picks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings traded defensive end Yannick Ngakoue to the Baltimore Ravens for draft picks on Thursday, less than two months...

Reeling Jaguars, Chargers looking to snap losing streaks

JACKSONVILLE (1-5) at LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (1-4) ...

Surging Bears visit rebounding Rams in LA’s new stadium

CHICAGO (5-1) at LOS ANGELES RAMS (4-2) ...

Former Raiders offensive lineman Mario Henderson dies at 35

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Former Raiders offensive lineman Mario Henderson has died. He was 35. ...

49ers offensive line fueled by recent criticism

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Mike McGlinchey helped clear the way for Deebo Samuel to convert the game-sealing first down and then repeatedly head...

Patriots focus on offensive adjustments with 49ers up next

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Following a promising start, the Patriots offense is trudging through its first rough patch of 2020 under quarterback Cam Newton....

Wright leads Villanova through COVID-19, early injuries

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An avid sports fan, Villanova coach Jay Wright watched with interest how Major League Baseball muddled through its season to get...

Raiders send starting O-line home after Brown’s COVID test

The Las Vegas Raiders sent all five starting offensive linemen home as part of coronavirus contact tracing after right tackle Trent Brown was placed...

AP source: Jets trade OLB Willis to 49ers for draft pick

NEW YORK (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the deal say the New York Jets have traded outside linebacker Jordan Willis to...

Rocky start to Dolphins’ QB transition to Tua Tagovailoa

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins' transition to Tua Tagovailoa didn’t start the way coach Brian Flores intended, and deposed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said...

Le’Veon Bell ready to roll with Chiefs for first time

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Le'Veon Bell once carried the ball a league-leading 321 times in a single season for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ...

Despite 1 win each, Eagles, Giants have first place in sight

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It’s Week 7, the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants each have one win and both teams are right in the...

No. 10 Florida, Mullen plan to resume practice next week

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 10 Florida is planning to start returning to its football facility Monday, nearly two weeks after the program shut...

The Latest: NFL’s Washington team not yet allowing fans

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

Lives Lost: Hawaii football coach who prepped kids for life

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu football coach Willie Talamoa bought his players cleats, drove them to practice and often stayed late to talk with those...

AP source: Tagovailoa replaces Fitzpatrick as Miami starter

MIAMI (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa now has a role to match his jersey number. He’s the Miami Dolphins’ No. 1 quarterback. ...

Football rules nationally, Dodgers in Los Angeles

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers played for their season Sunday night on Fox, the seventh game of the National League Championship...

The Latest: UEFA cancels men’s soccer under-19 Euros

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

Seahawks keep top spot in AP Pro32; Steelers, Titans move up

NEW YORK (AP) — As the NFC's only 5-0 team, the Seattle Seahawks had a quiet week on a bye. ...

Chiefs, Edwards-Helaire run away with 26-17 win over Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes didn’t mind taking a back seat to rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire and the Kansas City Chiefs' running attack. ...

Murray has happy homecoming, Cards cruise past Cowboys 38-10

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Maybe Kyler Murray will lose a game on the home field of the Dallas Cowboys one of these days. ...

49ers go back to old formula to end skid

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The formula the San Francisco 49ers used to get back on the winning track against the Los Angeles Rams...

Rams humbled by Niners; flaws exposed on both sides of ball

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean McVay's Los Angeles Rams have always been a fairly resilient bunch that managed to rebound from setbacks with renewed...

Raiders place rookie CB Damon Arnette on COVID list

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders have placed rookie cornerback Damon Arnette on the reserve/COVID-19 list. ...

Jaguars go cross-country to face QB they should have drafted

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will travel cross-country this week and get a close-up look at the quarterback they could have —...

AP source: No talk of individual punishment for Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The NFL and the NFL Players Association found instances when the Tennessee Titans failed to wear masks at all times...

The Latest: UMass-Marshall football game set for Nov. 7

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

Glamorous Miami club caught in power struggle over the virus

MIAMI (AP) — At LIV, one of the most glamorous, star-studded nightclubs in one of the world's biggest party destinations, there's a velvet-roped VIP...

Jimmy Garoppolo throws 3 TD passes, 49ers beat Rams 24-16

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers bounced back from a lopsided loss and showed the banged-up defending NFC...

Joe Thornton points to talk with Joe Montana in Toronto move

TORONTO (AP) — Joe Thornton had plenty of conversations about the next, and perhaps final, stop in his NHL career. ...

Longtime Minnesota sports columnist Sid Hartman dies at 100

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota sports columnist and radio personality Sid Hartman, an old-school home team booster who once ran the NBA’s Minneapolis Lakers and...

Brady outplays Rodgers, Buccaneers rout Packers 38-10

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — So much for Tom Brady vs. Aaron Rodgers. ...

Bush, Board among key injuries in NFL’s Week 6

Pittsburgh second-year inside linebacker Devin Bush sustained what coach Mike Tomlin called a “significant knee injury” in Pittsburgh’s 38-7 rout of the Browns on...

Dolphins turn up heat on Jets and embattled Gase, 24-0

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick blocked on a running play, improvised a left-handed completion and led cheers for his replacement during mop-up...

Henry, Titans rally past Texans 42-36 in OT, remain unbeaten

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Expectations for Derrick Henry already are pretty high, with his history of mighty stiff arms and long touchdown runs. ...

The Latest: Brady, Bucs roll to win, give Packers first loss

The Latest on Week 6 in the NFL (all times EDT): ...

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