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The Latest: Seahawks lead Cardinals 27-17 at halftime

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

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...

World Series notes: Phillips delivers big hit for Rays

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brett Phillips was acquired by Tampa Bay in a trade with Kansas City in August. It seemed like a minor...

October Red: Dodgers’ Turner again delivers with bat, glove

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The bushy beard, the pine tar stain on the back of his No. 10 Los Angeles Dodgers jersey and all...

Morton merely mortal for Rays, question becomes what’s next

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Charlie Morton made the slow stroll to the dugout after one of the worst starts of his stellar, and somewhat...

Charlie Morton quietly becomes dominant postseason pitcher

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Charlie Morton has slowly and quietly become one of the most dominant postseason pitchers ever. ...

World Series notes: Wood’s role in LA, Adames hugging Mookie

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Alex Wood has experience starting in the World Series for the Dodgers. While in a different role now, the left-hander...

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...

Penn State coach Pat Chambers resigns after investigation

Pat Chambers resigned as Penn State's basketball coach Wednesday following an internal investigation by the school into allegations of inappropriate conduct. ...

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...

Bjorkgren describes plan to take Pacers in new direction

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New Indiana Pacers coach Kevin Bjorkgren went right to work Wednesday. ...

Total package: Betts paying off big for Dodgers in every way

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mookie Betts slid headfirst across home plate, then popped up and did a double pump with his right fist. An...

Glasnow wilts, can’t stay with Kershaw as Rays drop Game 1

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Glasnow had already given up a two-run homer and four of his six walks when he went back out...

AP Interview: Manfred likes larger playoff, runner in extras

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ahead of a World Series capping the pandemic-shortened season, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said he hopes to keep two of...

Clippers confirm hiring of Tyronn Lue as coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday confirmed their hiring of Tyronn Lue to replace Doc Rivers as coach. ...

Indiana Pacers tab Raptors assistant Nate Bjorkgren as coach

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers hired Nate Bjorkgren as their new coach Tuesday. ...

Dodgers-Rays rare wild-card era matchup of baseball’s best

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The World Series matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays is a rare meeting of baseball’s best...

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. ...

Brady outplays Rodgers, Buccaneers rout Packers 38-10

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

Astros overcome adversity to come 1 win shy of World Series

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros overcame injuries to several top stars and dealt with the fallout from their sign-stealing scandal to come a...

Steelers stay perfect, blow out Mayfield, Browns 38-7

PITTSBURGH (AP) — One by one the dominos toppled. ...

Arozarena, Rays top Astros 4-2 in Game 7, reach World Series

SAN DIEGO (AP) — By now, every baseball fan has heard of remarkable rookie Randy Arozarena. They're fast becoming familiar with his World Series-bound...

Kings sign No. 2 overall pick Quinton Byfield to 3-year deal

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have signed No. 2 overall draft pick Quinton Byfield to a three-year contract. ...

General manager Daryl Morey leaving Rockets on Nov. 1

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is stepping down on his own accord, a little over a year after sparking a...

Chiefs sign Le’Veon Bell 2 days after release from Jets

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs signed Le’Veon Bell late Thursday, two days after he was released by the New York...

Lightning Effect: Skilled NHL teams add grit to go for Cup

A skilled team that got eliminated early in the playoffs by a tougher opponent a few years removed from a Stanley Cup Final loss...

49ers post-Super Bowl struggles all too familiar for Rams

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The offense is struggling, the defense has regressed and the injuries are mounting for the San Francisco 49ers. ...

Fred Dean, 68, fearsome pass rusher of 49ers’ dynasty, dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fred Dean, the fearsome pass rusher who was a key part of the launch of the San Francisco 49ers' dynasty,...

Jets’ Gase says it was ‘best that we part ways’ with Bell

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets' decision to move on from Le'Veon Bell was a stunner. For a while now, though, it...

Rays beat Astros 5-2, move within 1 victory of World Series

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier and the Tampa Bay Rays — with big assists from two former Padres who know Petco Park's outfield...

Jets surprisingly cut Le’Veon Bell after exploring trades

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have surprisingly released disgruntled running back Le'Veon Bell, ending a disappointing tenure after less than two...

Rams put starting rookie S Jordan Fuller on injured reserve

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have placed promising rookie safety Jordan Fuller on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. ...

Vegas signs Alex Pietrangelo to $61.6M, seven-year contract

Alex Pietrangelo is Vegas bound, and the Golden Knights are shuffling the deck to fit him in. ...

Taylor Hall saw only positives in signing with Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Taylor Hall refused to buy into the negativity surrounding the Buffalo Sabres, and instead focused on the positives. ...

Falcons name Raheem Morris interim replacement for Quinn

ATLANTA (AP) — The poor performance of Atlanta's defense under the leadership of Raheem Morris won't matter if Morris finds a way to win...

End of the line: Coach Quinn, GM Dimitroff fired by Falcons

ATLANTA (AP) — Dan Quinn never stopped believing he could turn things around in Atlanta. ...

Arozarena homers again, Rays beat Astros 2-1 in ALCS opener

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tampa Bay reliever Diego Castillo played catch Sunday afternoon, less than 48 hours after throwing 29 pitches in two innings,...

Falcons fire coach Quinn, GM Dimitroff after 0-5 start

ATLANTA (AP) — Dan Quinn, who guided Atlanta to the Super Bowl for only the second time in franchise history but infamously squandered a...

Bubble Kings: Lakers run past Heat for 17th NBA championship

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The ultimate anguish. The ultimate joy. ...

Sabres agree to sign Taylor Hall to 1-year, $8 million deal

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Taylor Hall is betting on himself in a surprising destination. ...

AP source: Saints’ Thomas suspended for punching teammate

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints receiver Michael Thomas has been suspended one game for conduct detrimental to the team after punching a teammate during...

Braves grown up a bit for NLCS matchup against the Dodgers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Those Baby Braves that faced the Los Angeles Dodgers in the playoffs two years ago have grown up a little...

Chargers-Saints a sentimental showdown for QB Brees

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For perhaps the final time, Saints record-setting quarterback Drew Brees is about to look across the line of scrimmage at...

The Latest: Ali to host Women’s Sports Foundation awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Laila Ali will host the Women’s Sports Foundation awards show featuring Candace Parker, Tom Brady and Carli Lloyd. ...

NHL teams making moves, not waiting for top free agents

Taylor Hall went unsigned during the first day of free agency. Same with Alex Pietrangelo and Mike Hoffman. ...

LEADING OFF: Rays’ Snell, Astros’ Valdez meet in ALCS opener

A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: ...

Right to Labanc: Sharks sign Labanc to $18.9M, 4-year deal

More than a year after taking a team-friendly contract to help the San Jose Sharks, Kevin Labanc is finally cashing in. ...

Bad-boy Astros, fun-loving Rays set to face off in ALCS

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Managed by universally acclaimed good guy Dusty Baker, the Houston Astros remain villains in many people’s eyes for their sign-stealing...

Several Stanley Cup winners breaking up championship core

While Braden Holtby saw his split with the Washington Capitals coming, Patric Hornqvist, Corey Crawford and Alex Pietrangelo weren't so lucky. ...

Brosseau homer off Chapman lifts Rays over Yanks, into ALCS

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mike Brosseau said he wasn't seeking revenge against hard-throwing Aroldis Chapman, just the chance to keep playing. ...

Lundqvist to Caps, goalie carousel spins in NHL free agency

Nets around the NHL will look very different next season after a flurry of musical goaltenders in free agency. ...

Goalies get shuffled in NHL free agency; Lightning depleted

It didn’t take long for the bubble to begin bursting on the Tampa Bay Lightning's Stanley Cup party. ...

Chargers place Austin Ekeler on IR with hamstring injury

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Chargers placed running back Austin Ekeler on injured reserve Friday, making him the seventh Los Angeles starter to...

Good guy Dusty Baker guides reviled Houston Astros into ALCS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If there’s a universally recognized good guy among the generally reviled Houston Astros, it’s Dusty Baker. ...

Rams D-lineman Fox continues to make most of his chances

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Morgan Fox always seems to make the most out of an opportunity. ...

Patriots all-virtual in prep for delayed game vs. Broncos

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England coach Bill Belichick says the team is continuing to prepare to play its against the Denver Broncos after...

Finals notebook: Mamba jerseys back, Heat facing must-win

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Mamba jerseys are coming back for a closeout opportunity. ...

Chiefs welcome back Bashaud Breeland from 4-game suspension

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs began the season eagerly awaiting the return of Bashaud Breeland, the veteran cornerback so instrumental in slowing...

Trade action heats up at NHL draft ahead of free agency

Two Stanley Cup-winning players got traded, a few others got new contracts and almost 200 prospects got to — virtually — live out their...

Garoppolo returns to practice for 49ers on limited basis

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo returned to practice on a limited basis for the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday after missing...

NY Rangers select Lafreniere with No. 1 pick in NHL draft

Alexis Lafreniere wanted to take the stage at Montreal’s Bell Centre near his home and hear his name announced at the NHL draft. ...

Phoenix Rising player suspended 6 games for homophobic slur

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Phoenix Rising midfielder Junior Flemmings received a six-game suspension from USL Championship for using a homophobic slur during a match...

Texans fire coach Bill O’Brien after 0-4 start

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans had faith that coach Bill O'Brien was the man to lead them to their first championship. ...

Minnesota trades goalie Dubnyk, forward Donato to San Jose

The Minnesota Wild traded goalie Devan Dubnyk and forward Ryan Donato to the San Jose Sharks in two separate deals Monday, continuing their makeover...

Correa, Springer rally Astros past A’s 10-5 in ALDS opener

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A home run derby broke out during a hot, dry day at Dodger Stadium, and suddenly the Houston Astros have...

Family feud: Giants’ Tate, Rams’ Ramsey in postgame fracas

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Golden Tate finally got his chance to face Jalen Ramsey, and the personal animosity between the two players exploded on...

The Latest: Wentz has early interception against 49ers

The Latest on Week 4 in the NFL (all times EDT) ...

Rangers have work to do despite having top pick in NHL draft

New York Rangers president John Davidson refuses to get ahead of himself with his team in the unique position of holding the No. 1...

A capsule look at the Astros-Athletics playoff series

A capsule look at the best-of-five playoff series between the Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics in Los Angeles beginning Monday: ...

Arkansas snaps 20-game SEC skid, 21-14 vs. Mississippi St.

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Two coaches and almost three years since Arkansas last won a Southeastern Conference game, the Razorbacks took down the team...

LEADING OFF: Astros making noise, Phillies seeking new GM

A look at what’s happening around the majors on Sunday: ...

Klentak out as Phils GM after 3rd straight September slump

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Matt Klentak's inability to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to the postseason or even a single winning season cost him his job...

Landis’ name pulled off baseball MVP plaques after 75 years

NEW YORK (AP) — The name of the former baseball commissioner who never had a Black player in the majors during his long reign...

Vegas re-signs goalie Robin Lehner to $25M, 5-year deal

Lennox Lehner is almost 6 years old and already has five hockey jerseys because his father has bounced around the NHL so much. ...

Rams LB Leonard Floyd determined to improve on strong start

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Leonard Floyd knew almost nobody on the Los Angeles roster when he joined the Rams as a free agent...

Eagles, 49ers flip roles in 3 years since previous meeting

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The script has flipped in the nearly three years since the previous meeting between the Philadelphia Eagles and San...

Raiders missing key pieces on offense for game vs. Bills

The Las Vegas Raiders will be shorthanded on offense once again this week with two starting receivers and two starting offensive linemen unlikely to...

Astros head to hostile Los Angeles for ALDS vs Athletics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Houston Astros are returning to the scene of the crime. The Los Angeles Dodgers won't be there, but their...

Lou Johnson, hit winning homer in ’65 World Series, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Sweet” Lou Johnson, who hit a key home run for the victorious Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the...

LEADING OFF: Cubs’ Darvish tries to save season vs Marlins

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ...

LEADING OFF: Cubs’ Darvish tries to save season vs Marlins

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: ...

AP source: 76ers set to hire Rivers as new coach

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There's a new Doc in Philadelphia — one charged with reviving a 76ers organization that fell far short of NBA championship...

Donovan’s Loyal forfeits after 2nd slur in as many weeks

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Loyal and Phoenix Rising players planned to pause their soccer match in the 71st minute and hold...

James, Herro see popularity rise in the NBA playoffs

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James’ popularity, even in his 17th season, cannot be argued. ...

Renfroe slam helps Rays sweep young Blue Jays in 1st round

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays gathered in front of their dugout and posed for a celebratory team picture they're hoping...

Rangers buy out star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist’s contract

The “King” of Madison Square Garden has been deposed. ...

Barcelona close to signing young American defender Dest

MADRID (AP) — American right back Sergiño Dest is set to join Barcelona, coach Ronald Koeman said on Wednesday. ...

The Latest: UN chief cites pandemic’s ‘unprecedent toll’

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations chief says the COVID-19 pandemic has taken “an unprecedent toll” especially on the economies of many developing countries...

Titans have NFL’s 1st COVID-19 outbreak; next game still on

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans won't be back inside their building until Saturday at the earliest because of eight positive tests for...

The Latest: Virus knocks out South Alabama-Troy game

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

Yuli Gurriel takes pay cut to $7M to stay with Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — First baseman Yuli Gurriel and the Houston Astros have agreed to a one-year contract with an option for 2022 that guarantees...

Veteran Dallas Stars come up short of Stanley Cup title

All those wily, old veterans couldn't get the Dallas Stars another Stanley Cup championship. ...

Angels to begin another early offseason with GM search

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Several weeks after stumbling out to another miserable start in another dismal season, the Los Angeles Angels finally clicked. ...

Doc Rivers out as Clippers’ coach, after seven seasons

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Doc Rivers would easily be considered the best coach in Los Angeles Clippers history. Most wins. Most playoff...

Pocket Aces: Bieber, Cole square off as Yankees play Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — Shane Bieber's first playoff appearance for Cleveland will come against the team that personifies postseason baseball excellence. ...

LaMelo Ball’s long basketball journey to soon reach the NBA

LaMelo Ball has played around the world, from high school in California to pro ball in Australia. ...

Tokyo Olympics Q&A: Should athletes be priority for vaccine?

TOKYO (AP) — It's been six months since the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last few...

Back to the Finals: Heat oust Celtics, move to title series

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — It was exactly one year ago Sunday when Jimmy Butler walked into the Miami Heat practice gym, took...

LEADING OFF: Ailing players heal up, Yanks back in Cleveland

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: ...

Angels fire GM Billy Eppler after 5 straight losing seasons

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels fired general manager Billy Eppler on Sunday after the long-struggling franchise finished its fifth consecutive losing...

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