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World Series draws record-low audience for 2nd night

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The World Series drew a record-low audience of television viewers for the second straight night. ...

Munoz in the lead and Woods with his worst score at Sherwood

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The scorecards of Sebastian Munoz and Tiger Woods were unusual for different reasons Thursday in the Zozo Championship at...

Perdomo has TJ surgery, Strahm set to have knee surgery

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Padres right-hander Luis Perdomo has had reconstructive elbow surgery and left-hander Matt Strahm is scheduled to undergo patellar...

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...

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...

Slain Utah college student’s family gets $13.5M settlement

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The parents of a University of Utah track athlete who was killed by her ex-boyfriend on campus two years...

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. ...

Kang, Song share lead in LPGA Drive On Championship

GREENSBORO, Ga. (AP) — Danielle Kang leads the Race to CME Globe and, at No. 5 in the world, is the top-ranked player in...

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...

Dancing through quarantine and Harlem — in a bubble

NEW YORK (AP) — Living and breathing dance is par for the course at the Dance Theater of Harlem. It's just never looked like...

NHL cancels 2021 Minnesota Winter Classic, All-Star Weekend

The NHL won't take it outside and open 2021 with the Winter Classic in Minnesota but still hopes to get the hockey season going...

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...

Reward offered a month after deadly mass shooting at party

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Police investigating a mass shooting at a crowded house party in Rochester, New York, last month that killed two teenagers...

Twins’ Nelson Cruz wins Marvin Miller Award for leadership

NEW YOIRK (AP) — Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz was voted Marvin Miller Man of the Year and Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie...

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...

US jobless claims drop to 787,000, but layoffs remain high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of laid-off Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 787,000, a sign that job losses may have eased...

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) ...

Brazilian soccer great Pelé turns 80, isolated at home

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Pelé turns 80 on Friday, but the celebration will have to wait. ...

AP Interview: Lue wants to follow Rivers as voice for change

Tyronn Lue is ready to follow in Doc Rivers’ footsteps. That has nothing to do with coaching the Los Angeles Clippers. ...

Lowe homers twice, Rays hold off Dodgers 6-4 to even Series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brandon Lowe kept finding his name near the top of Tampa Bay’s lineup even as his offensive struggles continued to...

Parade of pitchers not a merry-go-round for Dodgers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — More was not merrier for Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers. ...

World Series Notebook: Rays enjoying games with fans

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — After winning the Division Series and AL Championship Series in San Diego, the Tampa Bay Rays played before fans in...

Column: Rays hungry for more after evening up World Series

Game 1 of the World Series was all about Mookie Betts and his quest to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a title and fans...

Wanna go for a walk? Westminster dog show leaves NYC for ’21

NEW YORK (AP) — The Westminster dog show is set to take a long walk. ...

Vaunted bullpen wobbles, hangs on as Rays get even with LA

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tampa Bay's stable was a little shaky — and still managed to close out Game 2 of the World Series. ...

The Latest: Lowe hits 2 homers, Rays even World Series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 2 of the World Series (all times local): ...

Former Raiders offensive lineman Mario Henderson dies at 35

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

Dodgers, Rays draw record-low TV World Series audience

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers' victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 drew a record-low audience of television viewers...

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. ...

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....

A return to Sherwood for Tiger, Mickelson but few others

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Sherwood Country Club again is hosting some of the world's best players, some of whom return to memories of...

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...

Stan Van Gundy agrees to become New Orleans Pelicans’ coach

Stan Van Gundy is headed to the New Orleans Pelicans, where he'll take over a promising team that includes 2019 No. 1 overall draft...

Woman’s obituary: In lieu of flowers ‘do not vote for Trump’

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An obituary for a Minneapolis-area woman who died at age 93 included one specific request for her mourners: Do...

Mickelson might go where fans are not for Masters tuneup

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Open will be the first domestic PGA Tour event to have fans, and that might be enough...

Pandemic World Series draws smallest crowd in over century

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Julie and Lance Smith walked through the mostly empty concourse of Globe Life Field. ...

Former Masters champ Scott tests positive for coronavirus

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Former Masters champion Adam Scott has tested positive for the coronavirus and withdrew from the Zozo Championship at Sherwood...

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. ...

Bjorkgren describes plan to take Pacers in new direction

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

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: ...

Jones lands iconic No. 43 with Richard Petty Motorsports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Erik Jones will drive NASCAR's iconic No. 43 next season for Richard Petty Motorsports, a pairing of a driver and...

Stampede kills 11 Afghans seeking visas to leave country

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least 11 women were trampled to death when a stampede broke out Wednesday among thousands of Afghans waiting in...

Bullpen saved: Dodgers keep Jansen and Co. fresh for Game 2

Winning Game 1 was a sweet way to start the World Series for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ...

Kershaw, LA stars shine, Dodgers top Rays 8-3 in WS opener

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clayton Kershaw, Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts — the Los Angeles Dodgers stars all shined. ...

LEADING OFF: Dodgers turn to Jansen, bullpen for Game 2

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

No knocking Bellinger’s homer celebration in World Series

Cody Bellinger bashed a home run in the World Series opener, and celebrated with his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates. ...

World Series Notebook: LA rookie vs Cy Young winner in G2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are going with rookie right-hander Tony Gonsolin to start Game 2 of the World Series against...

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...

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...

The Latest: Kershaw, Dodgers take Game 1 over Rays

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the World Series (all times local): ...

The Latest: Imported workers test positive in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Eighteen fishing crewmen who last week flew to New Zealand from Moscow have tested positive for the coronavirus, underscoring the...

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...

Longtime MLB umpire Derryl Cousins dies at 74

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Former major league umpire Derryl Cousins, who worked three World Series during a career that lasted over three decades,...

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. ...

Man United wins again at PSG; Messi scores in Barca rout

Marcus Rashford sprinted toward the corner flag inside an empty Parc des Princes and slid on his knees in celebration, just like two seasons...

Friedman’s Series: Built Rays, then left to build Dodgers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Andrew Friedman isn’t quite torn. ...

A return to Sherwood for Tiger Woods and the world’s best

PGA TOUR ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP AT...

Duke and Duchess of Sussex convene session on digital world

NEW YORK (AP) — Creating online communities free of danger and misinformation is crucial in building a better world, the Duchess of Sussex told...

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...

Rays, Dodgers set lineups for Game 1 of the World Series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cody Bellinger was in his normal spot in the starting lineup for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of...

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. ...

Altered photo shows Ice Cube, 50 Cent in ‘Trump 2020’ hats

An altered photo of rappers Ice Cube and 50 Cent in hats that appear to show support for President Donald Trump circulated widely on...

Indiana Pacers tab Raptors assistant Nate Bjorkgren as coach

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

Another rider positive as Giro heads toward uncertain finish

UDINE, Italy (AP) — Colombian sprinter Fernando Gaviria became the latest cyclist to test positive for the coronavirus and be withdrawn from the Giro...

6 Russian officers charged in ‘destructive’ hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in...

Chase Briscoe lands childhood hero Tony Stewart’s No. 14

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chase Briscoe earned job security for the first time in his career with a well-deserved promotion to the Cup Series...

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. ...

6 Russian military officers charged in vast hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges Monday against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics...

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. ...

Few fans, masked umps, muted celebrations for World Series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A World Series like no other opens Tuesday night with Clayton Kershaw’s Los Angeles Dodgers pursuing redemption, Kevin Kiermaier’s Tampa...

Kyle Larson reinstated to compete in NASCAR in 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson can return to NASCAR competition next season following a long suspension for using a racial slur while playing...

World Series notebook: Ailing CFs ready for Game 1 in Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cody Bellinger knocked his right shoulder out of whack with a celebration after his home run that sent the Los...

Kershaw’s latest World Series chance with Dodgers near home

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clayton Kershaw has pitched in the final game of the season for the Los Angeles Dodgers six of the last...

A capsule look at the Rays and Dodgers in the World Series

A capsule look at the best-of-seven World Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers in Arlington, Texas, beginning Tuesday night: ...

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. ...

Florida begins early voting with no major problems reported

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Floridians began early voting in much of the state Monday with no serious problems reported as the Trump campaign...

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 —...

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...

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: ...

Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, beloved voice of hockey in US, retires

Thinking back over 50 years in hockey, Mike Emrick can't name one favorite memory or game, but one story sticks out. ...

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