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  • Former Man United manager Alex Ferguson will address Europe team in buildup to Ryder Cup
    Sep 23, 2014 7:09 AM CDT

    GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson will address the Europe team during the buildup to the Ryder Cup. Europe captain Paul McGinley says on Tuesday, "This is not about him being a headmaster and coming in and preaching to them. This is about fun." Ferguson, a Scot who retired as United manager last year after more than 26 trophy-filled seasons at Old Trafford, was spotted walking around Gleneagles early Tuesday. McGinley says he asked Ferguson to talk to...

  • Thomas Bjorn in Ryder Cup uniform again, this time as a player
    Sep 23, 2014 7:06 AM CDT

    GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Thomas Bjorn has been a strong presence for Europe in the Ryder Cup, part of five winning teams. So it was not unusual to see him at Gleneagles dressed in uniform. Except for one big difference. He had spikes in his golf shoes. He walked over to a spot on the practice range where there was a bag with his name on it. The 43-year-old Dane tipped over a small bucket of balls and actually hit them. Bjorn is back at the Ryder Cup, this time as a player for the first time...

  • Cutler throws 2 TD passes to Bennett, Bears hold on to beat sloppy Jets 27-19
    Sep 23, 2014 6:25 AM CDT

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears needed to claw back from a big deficit last week. On Monday night, they had to hang on against the New York Jets. "It was quite a game," Bears coach Marc Trestman said after a 27-19 victory that wasn't sealed until the final moments. Even after spotting the Bears a 14-0 lead with early mistakes, the Jets had one last opportunity to tie, getting into Bears territory on Geno Smith's 51-yard pass to Greg Salas. But Jeremy Kerley came...

  • Nadal's coach criticizes Spain's decision to appoint a woman as Davis Cup captain
    Sep 23, 2014 6:04 AM CDT

    MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal's coach has criticized the appointment of a woman as the captain of Spain's Davis Cup team. Gala Leon, a former WTA player, became the first woman to be appointed captain of the country's Davis Cup team on Sunday, replacing Carlos Moya. "It is preferable that (the Davis Cup captain) is someone with a background in the world of men's tennis," said Toni Nadal, Rafael Nadal's coach and uncle. Toni Nadal said he expected the job to go to a former men's player, such as...

  • Serena Williams loses in 2nd round of Wuhan Open, retires ill after 11 games against Cornet
    Sep 23, 2014 5:58 AM CDT

    WUHAN, China (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams lost in the second round of the Wuhan Open, retiring after 11 games on Tuesday and dropping a third match to Alize Cornet this year. Williams, who won the U.S. Open just over two weeks ago, had just converted a break point for a 6-5 lead when she asked for treatment beside the court. Organizers later said Williams withdrew due to a viral illness. Cornet beat Williams at Dubai in February and had a third-round win at Wimbledon. The Frenchwoman is...

  • Just who is Victor Dubuisson? Shy Frenchman is Europe's man of mystery at Ryder Cup
    Sep 23, 2014 5:45 AM CDT

    GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Plucking two outrageous shots from the cactus for par saves in the Match Play Championship final in February thrust Victor Dubuisson into golf's global consciousness. Gary Player said he hadn't seen anything like it in 60 years in the sport. Nick Faldo compared him to Seve Ballesteros. Dubuisson, despite losing the final to Jason Day, briefly was the talk of golf. For the reserved, private, and softly spoken Frenchman, he'd rather that hadn't been the case. Dubuisson,...

  • Andy Murray indicates he'll avoid political interventions after Scottish independence tweet
    Sep 23, 2014 4:53 AM CDT

    LONDON (AP) — After publicly backing Scottish independence, Andy Murray says he doesn't plan regular interventions in political debates. The 2013 Wimbledon champion's support for independence came on Twitter hours before polling stations opened Thursday, provoking some offensive comments. Now Murray, who is Scottish but no longer lives there, has told the BBC: "I don't regret giving an opinion. I think everyone should be allowed that." But he added that "it wasn't something I would do again...

  • Never the twain shall meet: North, South Korea have very different take on Asian Games
    Sep 23, 2014 3:36 AM CDT

    INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — When the first world record fell at the Asian Games — to a North Korean weightlifter — elated South Korean fans pounded drums and stood to cheer. Away from the stadiums, however, South Korean activists were launching balloons laden with anti-North Korea leaflets over the demilitarized zone and the North's state-run media was churning out tirades against the South's "puppet" rulers and their unforgivable crimes. So much for sports diplomacy. Despite the generally warm...

  • Sheppard's voice to exit in-game use at Yankee Stadium with Derek Jeter's retirement
    Sep 23, 2014 3:20 AM CDT

    NEW YORK (AP) — When Derek Jeter plays his final game at Yankee Stadium, Bob Sheppard will exit along with the New York Yankees captain. Nicknamed "The Voice of God" for his stylish, elegant introductions, Sheppard was the ballpark's public address announcer from April 1951 until Sept. 7, 2007. Before Sheppard took ill, Jeter asked Sheppard to record his introduction, which has been used when the Yankees captain walked to the plate for home games. "He's as important as any player that's been...

  • After firing GM Frank Wren, the Atlanta Braves face plenty of questions heading into offseason
    Sep 23, 2014 3:17 AM CDT

    ATLANTA (AP) — For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves are searching for a general manager. Frank Wren was fired Monday with a week to go in the regular season, taking the fall for a late-season collapse that knocked the Braves out of playoff contention. This will be only the sixth time in the last 23 completed seasons that the Braves missed the postseason, with a team that will be remembered mostly for its feeble offense. A few hours after Wren's dismissal, the Braves...

  • Giants beat Dodgers 5-2 in 13 innings, climb within 3 1/2 games of NL West lead
    Sep 23, 2014 2:44 AM CDT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The San Francisco Giants aren't giving up on their hopes of winning the NL West. Pinch-hitter Andrew Susac singled home the go-ahead run with two outs in the 13th inning, and the Giants beat the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 Monday night to climb within 3 1/2 games of the division lead. "Hit something hard so we can go home," a tired Susac said, describing his mindset. "It was up and down emotionally for both teams. It was nice to pull one off." Susac singled to left...

  • Giants 5, Dodgers 2, 13 innings,
    Sep 23, 2014 1:35 AM CDT

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  • Samardzija and A's keep hold of top AL wild-card spot, beating division champion Angels 8-4
    Sep 23, 2014 1:13 AM CDT

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jeff Samardzija has waited for another chance to pitch in the playoffs, and he is enjoying every part of being in a pennant race again. He's doing his part to extend Oakland's season into October, too. Samardzija tossed seven strong innings and received some rare run support, and the Athletics kept hold of the top AL wild-card spot by beating the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels 8-4 Monday night. The A's moved one game ahead of Kansas City for the first wild card....

  • APNewsBreak: Livestrong CEO Doug Ulman leaving after 14 years to work for Ohio charity
    Sep 23, 2014 12:56 AM CDT

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The CEO of the cancer charity Livestrong is leaving after 14 years, a period in which the small local charity grew into a $500 million global brand before it was rocked by founder Lance Armstrong's confession that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career. Doug Ulman helped Livestrong ride Armstrong's sports career and celebrity into rapid and worldwide expansion. He also had to guide it through the two-year fallout of Armstrong's cheating revelations that...

  • Eric Stults avoids 18th loss, pitches Padres to 5th straight victory in 1-0 win over Rockies
    Sep 23, 2014 12:46 AM CDT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eric Stults pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the San Diego Padres won their fifth straight game, beating the Colorado Rockies 1-0 on Monday night. Stults (8-17), tied with Philadelphia right-hander A.J. Burnett for the major league lead in losses, scattered seven hits and a walk over 6 1-3 innings in beating the Rockies for the first time this season after two defeats. Kevin Quackenbush worked the ninth for his sixth save, ending Colorado's season-high, six-game...

  • Cutler throws 2 TD passes to Bennett, Bears hold on to beat Jets 27-19
    Sep 23, 2014 12:35 AM CDT

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman needed a few extra minutes to clear his head. His team took advantage of mistakes by the New York Jets to jump to an early lead, but then things got a little too close for comfort in a 27-19 win Monday night. "It was quite a game," Trestman said after arriving a few minutes later than usual for his postgame news conference. "I thought we played an excellent football team. They have the ability to run it and they play terrific defense....

  • Coyotes-Kings Sums
    Sep 23, 2014 12:31 AM CDT

    Phoenix 0 0 3 0—3 Los Angeles 1 1 1 0—4

  • Athletics 8, Angels 4
    Sep 23, 2014 12:27 AM CDT

    Los Angeles Oakland ab r h bi ab r h bi Calhon rf 4 1 1 0 Crisp cf 5 0 2 0 Trout cf 3 1 1 1 Fuld rf 4 1 0 0 Pujols 1b 4 1 1 3 Dnldsn 3b 2 1 0 0 Freese 3b 4 0 1 0 JGoms lf 1 1 0 0 Aybar ss 4 0 1 0 Moss ph-lf 2 1 1 0 Boesch dh 4 0 1 0 DeNrrs dh 1 1 1 1 Iannett c 4 0 2 0 A.Dunn ph-dh 2 1...

  • Marian Gaborik scores 2 in regulation, LA Kings beat Coyotes 4-3 in preseason shootout
    Sep 23, 2014 12:25 AM CDT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nick Shore scored in the fourth round of the shootout, and the Los Angeles Kings opened the preseason with a 4-3 split-squad victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night. Marian Gaborik scored two goals on assists from Anze Kopitar for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who suited up at Staples Center for the first time since winning their second NHL title in three seasons. Michael Stone tied it with 1:23 left in regulation during a 6-on-3 advantage for the Coyotes. Justin...

  • Samuelsson has 3 points in regulation, scores in shootout to lift Coyotes past Kings, 5-4
    Sep 23, 2014 12:15 AM CDT

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Henrik Samuelsson had a goal, two assists and scored in a shootout to lift the Arizona Coyotes to a 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Kings in a split-squad game Monday night. Martin Hanzal had two goals and an assist, and Max Domi added three assists playing on the same line with him and Samuelsson. Domi also scored in the shootout, which ended when Los Angeles' Mike Richards failed to score. Sam Gagner also scored for Arizona. Richards had two goals, including one late in...

  • Boston Marathon bombing suspect's friend due in court for final hearing before trial
    Sep 23, 2014 12:14 AM CDT

    BOSTON (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was due in federal court for a final hearing before his trial begins next week. Robel Phillipos, 21, of Cambridge, is charged with lying to authorities investigating the bombing. Prosecutors say he was in Tsarnaev's dorm room at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth several days after the attack, when two other friends decided to remove Tsarnaev's backpack, laptop computer and other evidence. Phillipos is accused...

  • Kings-Coyotes Sums
    Sep 23, 2014 12:11 AM CDT

    Los Angeles 3 0 1 0—4 Phoenix 1 3 0 0—5

  • Padres 1, Rockies 0
    Sep 22, 2014 11:59 PM CDT

    Colorado San Diego ab r h bi ab r h bi Blckmn cf 4 0 1 0 Solarte 3b 4 0 1 0 Rutledg ss 4 0 0 0 Maybin cf 4 0 0 0 Mornea 1b 4 0 2 0 Gyorko 2b 2 1 1 0 BBarns pr-rf 0 0 0 0 Rivera c 4 0 2 1 Cuddyr rf-1b 4 0 0 0 Grandl 1b 3 0 0 0 CDckrs lf 4 0 1 0 Medica lf 3 0 0 0 McKnr c 4 0 1 0 Venale lf 0 0 0 0 Ynoa 3b ...

  • Avalanche-Ducks Sums
    Sep 22, 2014 11:30 PM CDT

    Colorado 0 0 0—0 Anaheim 2 1 1—4 First Period_1, Anaheim, Heatley 1 (Getzlaf), :48. 2, Anaheim, Rakell 1, 5:52. Penalties_Maggio, Col, major (fighting), 5:40; Manson, Ana, major (fighting), 5:40; Perry, Ana (holding), 10:36; Jackman, Ana (unsportsmanlike conduct), 15:55. Second Period_3, Anaheim, Lovejoy 1 (Thompson, Jackman), 12:04. Penalties_Bell, Ana (tripping), 1:27; Lindholm, Ana (hooking), 3:49; Rendulic, Col (high-sticking), 15:36. Third Period_4, Anaheim, Bell 1 (Getzlaf,...

  • Heatley scores 48 seconds into 1st game with Ducks, Andersen makes 27 saves in 4-0 win
    Sep 22, 2014 11:29 PM CDT

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Dany Heatley scored in the opening minute of his first game with the Anaheim Ducks, helping them beat Colorado 4-0 in one of two split-squad games with the Avalanche on Monday night. Heatley, who signed to a one-year, $1-million contract after spending last season with Minnesota, skated on the top line with Corey Perry — giving center Ryan Getzlaf a 50-goal scorer on each side. Heatley accomplished the feat in back-to-back seasons with Ottawa (2005-06 and 2005-07). Perry...

  • Guilder Rodriguez gets 1st 2 MLB hits, 1st RBI as Rangers beat Astros 4-3
    Sep 22, 2014 11:12 PM CDT

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Guilder Rodriguez played 13 seasons and 1,095 games in the minor leagues before the Texas Rangers called up the 31-year-old switch-hitting infielder earlier this month. Now he has quite a night to remember, one shared with his father from Venezuela who watched him play in the United States for the first time in 10 years. Rodriguez had his first two major league hits, including a tiebreaking RBI single, as the Rangers opened their final homestand with a 4-3 victory over...

  • The final home series: Jeter's 3 RBIs back Pineda and lead Yankees over Orioles 5-0
    Sep 22, 2014 10:59 PM CDT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter seems to be trying to will the New York Yankees into the playoffs against the mighty odds. Fans holding laudatory signs started showing up at Yankee Stadium when the gates opened at 4 p.m. Monday, an hour early in order to give them a chance to watch the New York captain take batting practice. They serenaded him with chants of his name throughout the ninth inning. And in between they burst into ovations when the 40-year-old continued his late-season renaissance with...

  • Byfuglien's goal leads Jets to 2-1 win over Wild
    Sep 22, 2014 10:53 PM CDT

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Dustin Byfuglien broke open a scoreless game in the second period to lead the Winnipeg Jets to a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night. Byfuglien slammed the puck past Ilya Bryzgalov at 14:15 on a Winnipeg power play. Bryan Little made it 2-0 early in the third, slipping another behind Bryzgalov from a scramble beside the Minnesota net. The Wild pulled their goalie and spoiled the shutout with 14 seconds left in the game when Tyler Graovac scored on a power...

  • US Soccer stands by its decision to let goalkeeper Hope Solo play pending legal case
    Sep 22, 2014 10:47 PM CDT

    U.S. Soccer is standing by its decision to allow goalkeeper Hope Solo to continue to play while she faces domestic violence charges. Solo is charged with two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree domestic violence assault in Washington state stemming from a June 21 altercation with her sister-in-law and 17-year-old nephew at a family gathering. She has pleaded not guilty and the case is scheduled for trial on Nov. 4. She faces up to six months in jail if convicted. Solo, who has been with the...

  • Collmenter pitches 6 strong innings for career-best 11th win as Diamondbacks beat Twins 6-2
    Sep 22, 2014 10:47 PM CDT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Collmenter pitched six strong innings for his career-best 11th win, Mark Trumbo homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Minnesota Twins 6-2 Monday night to snap a six-game losing streak. Trumbo's two-run shot off Ricky Nolasco (5-12) — his fourth homer in the last 11 games — capped a five-run fifth for the Diamondbacks, who are 7-11 in interleague play. Collmenter (11-8) has allowed two runs or fewer in his last six starts, matching the longest streak of his career....

  • Ducks-Avalanche Sums
    Sep 22, 2014 10:39 PM CDT

    Anaheim 1 0 4—5 Colorado 1 1 0—2 First Period_1, Anaheim, B.Winchester 1 (Yip, Leblanc), 6:11. 2, Colorado, Tanguay 1 (MacKinnon, Agozzino), 19:05. Penalties_MacKinnon, Col (hooking), 3:11; Iginla, Col (hooking), 19:40. Second Period_3, Colorado, Redmond 1 (Agozzino, Johnson), 12:30. Penalties_Gagne, Ana (holding stick), 1:28; Fistric, Ana (cross-checking), 2:50; Talbot, Col (interference), 3:13; Fistric, Ana (holding), 10:15; Silfverberg, Ana (hooking), 16:16. Third Period_4,...

  • Diamondbacks 6, Twins 2
    Sep 22, 2014 10:30 PM CDT

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  • Cogliano, Maroon score 44 seconds apart as Ducks beat Avs 5-2 in split-squad preseason game
    Sep 22, 2014 10:29 PM CDT

    DENVER (AP) — Andrew Cogliano and Patrick Maroon scored 44 seconds apart in the third period, lifting the Anaheim Ducks to a 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche in a split-squad exhibition game Monday night. Brad Winchester scored twice on Avs goaltender Calvin Pickard, including the tying goal early in the third period. Cogliano gave Anaheim the lead with a wrist shot. Moments later, Maroon knocked in a loose puck near the crease. Jakob Silfverberg added a late empty-net goal. Zach Redmond...

  • Wild-Jets Sums
    Sep 22, 2014 10:23 PM CDT

    Minnesota 0 0 1—1 Winnipeg 0 1 1—2 First Period_None. Penalties_Ellerby, Wpg (tripping), 3:19; Bulmer, Min (tripping), 6:19; Bickel, Min, major (fighting), 10:24; Thorburn, Wpg, major (fighting), 10:24; Bogosian, Wpg (holding), 11:26; Gogol, Min (roughing, unsportsmanlike conduct), 14:26; Peluso, Wpg (roughing, unsportsmanlike conduct), 14:26; Veilleux, Min (hooking), 17:31. Second Period_1, Winnipeg, Byfuglien 1 (Enstrom, Ladd), 14:15 (pp). Penalties_Bickel, Min, major (fighting),...

  • Skille leads Islanders over Senators in opener of doubleheader; Isles complete sweep in SO
    Sep 22, 2014 10:21 PM CDT

    ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) — Cal Clutterbuck scored the shootout winner, and the New York Islanders completed a preseason split-squad doubleheader sweep of the Ottawa Senators on Monday with a 3-2 victory in the nightcap. Clarke MacArthur and Curtis Lazar scored in regulation for the Senators. Mikhail Grabovski and Josh Bailey had New York's goals. In the opener, Jack Skille scored the winner with 1:27 to play to give the Islanders another 3-2 victory. Sebastian Collberg and Brock Nelson also...

  • Blues-Stars Sums
    Sep 22, 2014 10:18 PM CDT

    St. Louis 0 2 1—3 Dallas 1 0 3—4 First Period_1, Dallas, Fiddler 1 (Jokipakka), 7:16. Penalties_Jo.Benn, Dal (delay of game), 2:27; Doty, StL (holding), 10:03; Welsh, StL (high-sticking), 19:54. Second Period_2, St. Louis, Whitney 1 (Berglund, Ott), 5:06 (pp). 3, St. Louis, Berglund 1, 17:42. Penalties_Fiddler, Dal (face-off violation), 4:24; Doty, StL, major (fighting), 8:13; Oleksiak, Dal, major (fighting), 8:13. Third Period_4, Dallas, McKenzie 1 (Morin), 1:14. 5, Dallas,...

  • Wainwright wins 20th, pitches 3-hit ball over 7 innings to lead Cardinals to 8-0 win over Cubs
    Sep 22, 2014 10:15 PM CDT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Adam Wainwright joined Clayton Kershaw as the majors' only 20-game winners, pitching three-hit ball over seven innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-0 on Monday night. Wainwright hit the 20-win mark for the second time while matching his career-high for victories, and the Cardinals moved a step closer toward their second straight division title. They remained 2 1/2 games ahead of Pittsburgh in the NL Central with five to play with the Pirates beating Atlanta...

  • Stars score 3 goals in third period to beat Blues 4-3
    Sep 22, 2014 10:11 PM CDT

    DALLAS (AP) — Jordie Benn and rookies Curtis McKenzie and Jason Dickinson scored third-period goals and the Dallas Stars rallied to defeat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Monday night. St. Louis led 2-1 entering the third period before the Stars struck three times within 8 minutes. Dallas' third-period goals were against Niklas Lundstrom. Benn, who had only three goals last season, broke a 2-2 tie on the power play. The Blues' Patrick Berglund assisted on Ryan Whitney's power-play goal and beat Dallas...

  • Cardinals 8, Cubs 0
    Sep 22, 2014 10:10 PM CDT

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  • Rangers 4, Astros 3
    Sep 22, 2014 10:00 PM CDT

    Houston Texas ab r h bi ab r h bi Grssmn lf 3 1 2 0 LMartn cf 3 1 0 0 Altuve 2b 4 0 1 1 Rosales 1b 4 0 1 0 Carter 1b 1 0 0 1 Odor 2b 4 0 1 3 Fowler cf 4 0 1 0 ABeltre dh 4 0 0 0 Mrsnck rf 4 1 1 0 Smlnsk rf 3 1 1 0 Presley dh 4 0 0 0 Rua lf 3 0 0 0 MDmn 3b 4 0 1 1 Sardins ss 3 0 0 0 G.Petit pr 0 0...

  • Booth scores lone goal in shootout; Maple Leafs top Flyers split-squad 3-2
    Sep 22, 2014 10:00 PM CDT

    LONDON, Ontario (AP) — David Booth scored the only shootout goal, and the Toronto Maple Leafs edged a Philadelphia Flyers split squad 3-2 in a preseason game Monday night. Nazem Kadri, playing in his hometown, scored with 15 seconds remaining in the second period to make it 2-1. Kadri then set up the tying goal 1:39 into the third by threading a cross-ice pass to defenseman Tom Nilsson, who fired a one-timer past Anthony Stolarz. Matt Read and Michael Raffl had goals for the Flyers, and Nick...

  • McCutchen homers, Liriano wins 4th straight as Pirates edge Braves 1-0 to reduce magic number
    Sep 22, 2014 9:46 PM CDT

    ATLANTA (AP) — Andrew McCutchen homered, Francisco Liriano won his fourth straight start and the Pittsburgh Pirates moved closer to a playoff berth by beating the Atlanta Braves 1-0 Monday night. The Pirates, winners in 10 of their last 12, have a five-game lead over Milwaukee with six games remaining for both teams. Any combination of two Pittsburgh wins or Brewers losses will guarantee the Pirates at least a spot in the NL wild-card game for the second straight year. The Pirates still have...

  • Mike Tyson comes to the aid of injured motorcyclist after Las Vegas interstate crash
    Sep 22, 2014 9:44 PM CDT

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Retired boxer Mike Tyson may be famous for his aggressiveness, but he showed his compassionate side last week when he came to the rescue of an injured motorcyclist who had crashed on a Las Vegas interstate. Attorney Stephen Stubbs said his client, 29-year-old Ryan Chesley, was on Interstate 15 in Las Vegas at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday when a taxi cut him off and he went down. Stubbs said Chesley was lying on the ground when he looked up and recognized Tyson, who was yelling at...

  • Maple Leafs-Flyers Sums
    Sep 22, 2014 9:42 PM CDT

    Toronto 0 1 1 0—3 Philadelphia 0 2 0 0—2

  • Senators-Islanders Sums
    Sep 22, 2014 9:29 PM CDT

    Ottawa 2 0 0 0—2 N.Y. Islanders 0 2 0 0—3

  • Pirates 1, Braves 0
    Sep 22, 2014 9:18 PM CDT

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  • Duffy pitches 6 shutout innings as Royals down Indians 2-0 and gain ground in AL Central
    Sep 22, 2014 9:16 PM CDT

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Danny Duffy pitched six shutout innings for his first win in more than a month as the Kansas City Royals moved closer to the top of the AL Central and kept some distance over Cleveland in the wild-card race, beating the Indians 2-0 on Monday night. Duffy (9-11), who had thrown just one pitch in September before the start, held the Indians to six hits. The left-hander had been sidelined since Sept. 6 with a sore shoulder. Greg Holland worked the ninth for his 44th save as the...

  • Chris Bassitt gets 1st MLB win, White Sox slow down 1st-place Tigers with 2-0 victory
    Sep 22, 2014 9:16 PM CDT

    DETROIT (AP) — Chris Bassitt pitched into the eighth inning for his first major league win, and the Chicago White Sox slowed Detroit's chase of the AL Central title with a 2-0 victory over the Tigers on Monday night. Detroit is one game ahead of the second-place Royals, who beat Cleveland 2-0 in their regularly scheduled game. Hours earlier, the Indians finished off a victory in a suspended game against Kansas City. Tyler Flowers hit a two-run homer for the White Sox, and the Tigers were unable...

  • Yankees 5, Orioles 0
    Sep 22, 2014 9:14 PM CDT

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  • Royals 2, Indians 0
    Sep 22, 2014 9:13 PM CDT

    Kansas City Cleveland ab r h bi ab r h bi AEscor ss 4 0 1 1 Bourn cf 3 0 2 0 Aoki rf 3 1 1 0 JRmrz ss 4 0 1 0 JDyson cf 1 0 0 0 Brantly lf 3 0 1 0 L.Cain cf-rf 4 0 1 0 CSantn dh 4 0 1 0 Hosmer 1b 4 0 1 1 YGoms c 4 0 0 0 BButler dh 4 0 1 0 Aviles 2b 3 0 1 0 AGordn lf 4 0 0 0 Kipnis ph 1 0 0...

  • Bautista homers as Blue Jays rout Mariners 14-4, handing Seattle third straight loss
    Sep 22, 2014 9:10 PM CDT

    TORONTO (AP) — Jose Bautista homered and reached base four times, J.A. Happ won for the first time in four starts and the Toronto Blue Jays dealt a blow to Seattle's wild card hopes, routing the Mariners 14-4 Monday night. Bautista went 3 for 3 with a walk and drove in two runs before getting the rest of the night off. His solo homer off the facing of the second deck in the fifth, against Mariners reliever Tom Wilhelmsen, was his 35th. Kevin Pillar hit a two-run homer and Anthony Gose added a...

  • Blue Jays 14, Mariners 4
    Sep 22, 2014 8:58 PM CDT

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  • Capitals-Flyers Sums
    Sep 22, 2014 8:54 PM CDT

    Washington 2 0 2—4 Philadelphia 1 3 1—5 First Period_1, Washington, Fehr 1 (Carlson, Brouwer), 5:55 (pp). 2, Washington, Erskine 1 (Mitchell, O'Brien), 12:34. 3, Philadelphia, Voracek 1 (Streit, Gordon), 19:36 (pp). Penalties_Mitchell, Was (cross-checking), 2:22; O'Brien, Was, major (fighting), 2:22; Mathers, Phi, major (fighting), 2:22; Lecavalier, Phi (tripping), 5:52; B.Schenn, Phi (charging), 9:58; Erskine, Was (hooking), 14:34; Mitchell, Was, minor-major (boarding, fighting),...

  • Ryder starts fast with 2 goals, leads Devils to 5-4 win over Rangers in preseason opener
    Sep 22, 2014 8:52 PM CDT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Henrique broke a tie with 51.7 seconds left, moments after New Jersey squandered its second two-goal lead of the night, and the Devils outlasted the New York Rangers 5-4 on Monday night in the preseason opener for both teams. After Chris Kreider and Jesper Fast scored 2 1/2 minutes apart to get the Rangers even at 4 with 2:30 left, Henrique fired a shot past Cam Talbot. Michael Ryder scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal late in the second period for New Jersey, With...

  • Flyers score four power-play goals to beat Capitals 5-4
    Sep 22, 2014 8:51 PM CDT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Flyers scored four power-play goals to help rally past the Washington Capitals 5-4 on Monday night. It was the visiting Caps who started the scoring with first-period goals by Eric Fehr and John Erskine. Philadelphia got on the board with 24 seconds left in the stanza on a power-play goal by Jakub Voracek. Another power-play tally, this one from Mark Streit, tied the game and continued a streak of five straight Flyers goals. Streit finished the night with a goal and three...

  • White Sox 2, Tigers 0
    Sep 22, 2014 8:48 PM CDT

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  • Devils-Rangers Sums
    Sep 22, 2014 8:46 PM CDT

    New Jersey 2 1 2—5 N.Y. Rangers 2 0 2—4 First Period_1, New Jersey, Boucher 1, :59. 2, New Jersey, Ryder 1 (Gelinas, Henrique), 3:29. 3, N.Y. Rangers, Hagelin 1 (Miller), 4:43. 4, N.Y. Rangers, Malone 1 (Miller, Mueller), 9:42 (pp). Penalties_Kristo, NYR (hooking), 6:07; Severson, NJ (interference), 9:01; Boyle, NYR (interference), 18:05. Second Period_5, New Jersey, Ryder 2 (Boucher), 16:14. Penalties_Gelinas, NJ (hooking), 3:04; Hayes, NYR (holding), 11:22; Kreider, NYR...

  • Red Wings score two power-play goals to beat Penguins 2-1
    Sep 22, 2014 8:44 PM CDT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tomas Tatar and Pavel Datsyuk scored power-play goals to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Monday night. Tatar scored 9:45 into the first period and Datsyuk with 3:55 remaining in the second, to take a one-goal lead into the third. Tatar scored his goal, assisted by Datsyuk, after Pittsburgh failed on several clearing attempts and allowed multiple passes through into the net front. Penguins forward Beau Bennett evened the game at 1-1 with 7:04 left...

  • Mariners rookie LHP Roenis Elias will not pitch again this season because of sore elbow
    Sep 22, 2014 8:44 PM CDT

    TORONTO (AP) — Mariners rookie left-hander Roenis Elias has been shut down for the season with a sore elbow, a blow to Seattle's rotation as they chase a wild-card playoff berth. Elias went 10-12 with a 3.85 ERA in 29 starts, but left last Tuesday's game at Los Angeles against the Angels after three innings with soreness in his elbow. The Mariners had hoped that Elias might be able to work out of the bullpen, but changed their minds after an MRI on Monday revealed a strained flexor bundle. Elias...

  • Red Wings-Penguins Sums
    Sep 22, 2014 8:36 PM CDT

    Detroit 1 1 0—2 Pittsburgh 1 0 0—1 First Period_1, Detroit, Tatar 1 (Datsyuk), 9:45 (pp). 2, Pittsburgh, Bennett 1 (Chorney, Sutter), 12:56. Penalties_Despres, Pit (interference), 9:22; Bennett, Pit, double minor (high-sticking), 14:58; Chorney, Pit (cross-checking), 19:28. Second Period_3, Detroit, Datsyuk 1 (Kronwall, Helm), 16:05 (pp). Penalties_Bortuzzo, Pit (roughing), 15:26; Marchenko, Det (tripping), 16:20; Backman, Det (hooking), 19:06. Third Period_None. Penalties_Hoggan,...

  • Owner: 'No misdirection, misinformation' by Ravens on Ray Rice domestic violence investigation
    Sep 22, 2014 7:07 PM CDT

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti refuted a report suggesting he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested in February for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator. Bisciotti, who rarely met with the media before the Rice saga, said Monday he felt it necessary to respond to an ESPN story last week that described he, president Dick Cass and general manager Ozzie Newsome pushing...

  • Driver dies after Porsche rolls over in Silver State Classic high-speed rural Nevada road race
    Sep 22, 2014 6:02 PM CDT

    HIKO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a driver died after a rollover crash a little before he reached the finish line of a high-speed, open-highway race through rural Nevada. Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee says the crash happened during the Silver State Classic Challenge, which takes place on State Route 318 between the tiny towns of Lund and Hiko, Nevada. Deputies say the crash was reported at about 9 a.m. Sunday in Lincoln County. Investigators say the 1997 Porsche 993 drifted to the right shoulder...

  • Keselowski and Logano push Team Penske into command of Chase after opening 2 races
    Sep 22, 2014 5:36 PM CDT

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As Brad Keselowski flaunted his fast car by leading session after session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Joey Logano took a good-natured swipe at his teammate by asking him via Twitter to slow down. The first message apparently fell on deaf ears, so Logano tried again the next day, tweeting to Keselowski: "You must have not heard me yesterday. Please?" Logano ultimately didn't need an assist from Keselowski on Sunday. He led the final 30 laps to grab a pivotal victory,...

  • Indians 4, Royals 3, 10 innings
    Sep 22, 2014 5:35 PM CDT

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  • Pilot truck stop founder Jim Haslam, dad of Browns owner and Tenn. governor, in car accident
    Sep 22, 2014 5:04 PM CDT

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A family spokesman says Pilot Flying J truck stop founder and father of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is all right after being involved in a three-car accident. Spokesman Tom Ingram says Jim Haslam was examined and released by his doctor after the Monday wreck. According to Knoxville police spokesman Darrell DeBusk, Haslam's 2014 Mercedes drifted across the center line, sideswiped an SUV and then went off the roadway and struck a wall....

  • ON FOOTBALL: Kicking game comes into play bigtime in Week 3
    Sep 22, 2014 4:49 PM CDT

    In the biggest game of the NFL season so far, the winning coach said the game wasn't decided by superstars Peyton Manning, Marshawn Lynch or Richard Sherman. The MVP, Seattle coach Pete Carroll said, was punter Jon Ryan. The unsung heroes of special teams took center stage around the NFL Sunday, with crucial field goals, punts that flipped field position and electrifying returns. In the Super Bowl rematch between the Broncos and Seahawks, Ryan averaged 50.2 yards per kick and had five punts downed...

  • Braves fire GM Frank Wren after playoff elimination; John Hart takes over on interim basis
    Sep 22, 2014 4:20 PM CDT

    ATLANTA (AP) — For nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves have been all about stability. That changed Monday. In their first major off-the-field firing since 1990, the Braves dismissed general manager Frank Wren less than 24 hours after being eliminated from the NL playoff race. The move came with a week remaining in the regular season. Former Cleveland and Texas general manager John Hart will serve as Wren's interim replacement. "It was time," team President John Schuerholz said. "It...

  • Oklahoma State arrives as a college football power under alum Mike Gundy
    Sep 22, 2014 4:11 PM CDT

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder has been involved with the school in some capacity for most of the past half century. Even he acknowledges he didn't expect the football team to be so good this soon. Not after losing 17 starters and 33 letterwinners from last year's team that went 10-3 and played in the Cotton Bowl. Yet, three weeks after nearly knocking off No. 1 Florida State, a team that was supposed to be rebuilding is ranked No. 24. The Cowboys (2-1) host...

  • Native Americans who challenged Redskins name seek dismissal of team's federal lawsuit
    Sep 22, 2014 4:02 PM CDT

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Five Native Americans asked a federal judge Monday to dismiss a lawsuit the Washington Redskins filed against them over the team's nickname. The Native Americans, who are members of five different tribes throughout the U.S., won a trademark dispute earlier this year with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office over Washington's nickname. The agency ruled that the Redskins should lose trademark protection for their name because it may disparage Native Americans. In court papers,...

  • Native Americans who challenged Redskins name seek dismissal of team's federal lawsuit
    Sep 22, 2014 3:04 PM CDT

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Five Native Americans are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit the Washington Redskins filed against them over the team's nickname. The Native Americans, who are members of five different tribes throughout the U.S., earlier won a trademark dispute with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The agency ruled that the Redskins should lose trademark protection for their name because it may disparage Native Americans. In court papers Monday, lawyers for the Native Americans...

  • Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, training partner of Winston, says Heisman winner needs to grow up
    Sep 22, 2014 1:36 PM CDT

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, a candidate for this year's Heisman Trophy, says 2013 winner Jameis Winston of Florida State needs to clean up his act. Abdullah and Winston both grew up in the Birmingham, Alabama, area and trained together at the same gym. He said he considers Winston a friend. "It's kind of hard for me to understand what's going on with him right now, but from a general standpoint it's the maturity level," Abdullah said Monday. "Think before you act. Understand...

  • Boston Marathon bombing suspect's friend renews bid to move trial out of Boston
    Sep 22, 2014 1:22 PM CDT

    BOSTON (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday renewed his request to move his trial, arguing that he cannot receive a fair trial in Boston. Robel Phillipos, who is charged with lying to authorities, is scheduled to go on trial in U.S. District Court next week. His lawyers filed a change-of-venue motion Monday asking that his federal trial be moved to Springfield; Providence, Rhode Island; or Portland, Maine. A judge had rejected an earlier motion...

  • Former Michigan wide receiver Csont'e York pleads guilty to pair of assault charges
    Sep 22, 2014 12:28 PM CDT

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan wide receiver Csont'e York, who police say broke a man's jaw outside a bar over the summer, pleaded guilty Monday to a pair of misdemeanor assault charges. Ann Arbor District Judge Elizabeth Pollard Hines said she would allow York to be sentenced under the Holmes Youthful Training Act, which eliminates a young person's conviction after completing a probationary period. York, 20, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault and one count of assault...

  • FIFA ethics judge hesitates to flex muscles in World Cup investigation
    Sep 22, 2014 11:37 AM CDT

    GENEVA (AP) — For Qatar or Russia to be stripped of the World Cup, a key person in the legal chain needs to make use of the powers available to him. Events of recent days, however, suggest FIFA's independent ethics judge Joachim Eckert will interpret the rules more cautiously and have added to the pessimism of critics who want the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosting awards overturned. Eckert is a middle man in the process — between Michael Garcia, the ethics prosecutor who must provide the evidence,...

  • Captain concerns about McIlroy-McDowell partnership only about an average record
    Sep 22, 2014 11:28 AM CDT

    GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — European captain Paul McGinley is having second thoughts about a Rory McIlroy-Graeme McDowell partnership in the Ryder Cup. Attribute that to an ordinary record, not an acrimonious lawsuit. The Northern Irish duo has made it clear in recent weeks that McIlroy's lawsuit against Dublin-based Horizon Sports Management — which involves allegations against McDowell — has not affected their friendship and would not be a problem at Gleneagles this week. "Both of them have...

  • Canoeist Lefevre wins gold for USA at world slalom championships in western Maryland
    Sep 22, 2014 11:07 AM CDT

    MCHENRY, Md. (AP) — Canoeist Fabien Lefevre (FAY'-bee-en lah-FERV') is America's first gold medalist in a world whitewater slalom event in 12 years. The 32-year-old former French paddler won in the men's single canoe event Saturday at the International Canoe Federation world slalom championships in McHenry, near Deep Creek Lake. This is his second season on the U.S. team. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland. The last American team member to win gold in a world championship whitewater slalom event...

  • Spain appoints former WTA player Gala Leon as Davis Cup team captain
    Sep 22, 2014 10:33 AM CDT

    MADRID (AP) — The Spanish tennis federation says it has appointed former WTA player Gala Leon as captain of its Davis Cup team. In a statement released Sunday, the federation says Leon will replace Carlos Moya, who stepped down as captain after Spain fell out of the World Group. The federation says more details would be made available in Seville on Tuesday. Without Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer, Spain lost to Brazil in the playoffs, dropping the five-time champions to the zonal groups for the...

  • Spain appoints former WTA player Gala Leon as Davis Cup team captain
    Sep 22, 2014 10:33 AM CDT

    MADRID (AP) — The Spanish tennis federation says it has appointed former WTA player Gala Leon as captain of its Davis Cup team. In a statement released Sunday, the federation says Leon will replace Carlos Moya, who stepped down as captain after Spain fell out of the World Group. The federation says more details would be made available in Seville on Tuesday. Without Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer, Spain lost to Brazil in the playoffs, dropping the five-time champions to the zonal groups for the...

  • Spain appoints former WTA player Gala Leon as Davis Cup team captain
    Sep 22, 2014 10:32 AM CDT

    MADRID (AP) — The Spanish tennis federation says it has appointed former WTA player Gala Leon as captain of its Davis Cup team. In a statement released Sunday, the federation says Leon will replace Carlos Moya, who stepped down as captain after Spain fell out of the World Group. The federation says more details would be made available in Seville on Tuesday. Without Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer, Spain lost to Brazil in the playoffs, dropping the five-time champions to the zonal groups for the...

  • France opts to play on indoor clay against Switzerland in this year's Davis Cup final
    Sep 22, 2014 10:13 AM CDT

    PARIS (AP) — France will play the Davis Cup final against Switzerland on indoor clay in a bid to thwart Roger Federer's quest for a first win in the team competition. The final will be held at the 27,000-capacity Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille from Nov. 21-23, under a retractable roof. France is third on the list of all-time winners and bidding for a 10th Davis Cup title. Switzerland is looking for its first. With the best-of-five series scheduled five days after the ATP finals, France's decision...

  • Cases involving Rice, Peterson show there are no sure things in NFL vetting process
    Sep 22, 2014 10:10 AM CDT

    By the time the typical player signs an NFL contract, around 100 scouts, coaches and general managers have pored over his history. It's an expensive, painstaking and time-consuming process that includes personality tests, conversations with high school friends, the college equipment manager and many more — and, of course, a thorough review of police records. The teams try to turn over every leaf, and yet, there are things they miss, or simply would never think to look for. Very little in the...

  • Caroline Garcia upsets No. 5 Radwanska in 2nd round at Wuhan; Ivanovic out with injury
    Sep 22, 2014 10:08 AM CDT

    WUHAN, China (AP) — Caroline Garcia followed up her first-round win over Venus Williams with a 3-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (7) upset win over fifth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska on Monday at the inaugural Wuhan Open. The 20-year-old Frenchwoman went for broke, continuing to hit big ground strokes despite piling up unforced errors as she tried to keep Radwanska on the back foot. "It's pretty different game between Venus and Radwanska, but I did the same game for myself," Garcia said. "Against these kind of...

  • Monaco beats Delbonis; Devvarman sets up 2nd-round match with Murray at Shenzhen Open
    Sep 22, 2014 9:55 AM CDT

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Juan Monaco of Argentina moved within one victory of his 300th career win on the ATP Tour, beating Federico Delbonis 6-3, 7-5 on Monday at the Shenzhen Open. Also, Somdev Devvarman of India beat Chinese wild-card entry Gao Xin 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to set up a second-round match against second-seeded Andy Murray, and Simone Bolelli of Italy defeated Matthew Ebden of Australia 6-4, 6-2.

  • Pablo Cuevas opens Malaysian Open with straight-set win over Austrian veteran Jurgen Melzer
    Sep 22, 2014 9:39 AM CDT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Fifth-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay opened the Malaysian Open with a 6-4, 7-6 (1) victory over Jurgen Melzer of Austria on Monday. The 28-year-old Cuevas, who won two titles in July, will next meet Ivan Dodig of Croatia, who had a 7-6 (6), 6-1 win over Hiroki Moriya of Japan. Filip Krajinovic of Serbia beat Taro Daniel of Japan 6-2, 6-4 in a battle between two wild-card recipients. Kei Nishikori, the runner-up at the U.S. Open, is the No. 1-seeded player at the...

  • Pablo Cuevas opens Malaysian Open with straight-set win over Austrian veteran Jurgen Melzer
    Sep 22, 2014 9:39 AM CDT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Fifth-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay opened the Malaysian Open with a 6-4, 7-6 (1) victory over Jurgen Melzer of Austria on Monday. The 28-year-old Cuevas, who won two titles in July, will next meet Ivan Dodig of Croatia, who had a 7-6 (6), 6-1 win over Hiroki Moriya of Japan. Filip Krajinovic of Serbia beat Taro Daniel of Japan 6-2, 6-4 in a battle between two wild-card recipients. Kei Nishikori, the runner-up at the U.S. Open, is the No. 1-seeded player at the...

  • Pablo Cuevas opens Malaysian Open with straight-set win over Austrian veteran Jurgen Melzer
    Sep 22, 2014 9:38 AM CDT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Fifth-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay opened the Malaysian Open with a 6-4, 7-6 (1) victory over Jurgen Melzer of Austria on Monday. The 28-year-old Cuevas, who won two titles in July, will next meet Ivan Dodig of Croatia, who had a 7-6 (6), 6-1 win over Hiroki Moriya of Japan. Filip Krajinovic of Serbia beat Taro Daniel of Japan 6-2, 6-4 in a battle between two wild-card recipients. Kei Nishikori, the runner-up at the U.S. Open, is the No. 1-seeded player at the...

  • With Joey Logano in Victory Lane in New Hampshire, Team Penske shows it's the team to beat
    Sep 22, 2014 8:36 AM CDT

    LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Make it 2 for 2 for Team Penske in the Chase. Joey Logano helped Team Penske strengthen its grip as the organization to beat for the championship, pulling away on an overtime restart to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and advance to the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. "We're doing what we've got to do to win this thing right now," Logano said. Raised in Connecticut, Joey Logano always considered New Hampshire his home track, the one where...

  • Image of Asia: Kicking for a Myanmar gold medal at the Asian Games
    Sep 22, 2014 8:02 AM CDT

    In this photo by Eugene Hoshiko, Myanmar's Phyu Phyu Than kicks the ball as Laos player Koy Xayavong blocks during the women's doubles sepak takraw final match at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Myanmar beat Laos 2-0 to win the gold medal. Sepak takraw is a centuries-old sport originating in Asia, and it resembles hands-off volleyball with kicking and martial arts moves. The sport is among several, including bowling, cricket and squash, that are part of the Asian Games competition but...

  • While Cowboys, Eagles and Ravens pull off comeback wins, Manning and Broncos fall just short
    Sep 22, 2014 6:19 AM CDT

    Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys were big-time comeback kids in Week 3 of the NFL season. So were Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles. The Baltimore Ravens, too. Peyton Manning rallied the Denver Broncos back in a Super Bowl rematch, but Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks came up with the victory — as they did seven months ago on football's biggest stage. "I can't wait for those moments, those big-time moments and have guys to continue to believe in what we do," Wilson said after the...

  • Oakland A's trying to hold onto playoff spot amid extended slump down the stretch
    Sep 22, 2014 4:06 AM CDT

    There's only a week left in the regular season, which may seem like an eternity for the Oakland Athletics. The A's are 13-26 since Aug. 10, and a postseason spot that once seemed certain is now a bit more tenuous. The AL West title has already been lost, leaving Oakland hoping for a wild card that isn't yet assured. But after an 8-6 win over Philadelphia on Sunday — only the second time in two weeks Oakland scored more than four runs — the A's lead Kansas City by a half-game for the American...

  • Georgia Southern's nation-leading run game chewing up yards, but don't forget about the pass
    Sep 22, 2014 3:58 AM CDT

    Those Big Ten-record 644 yards on the ground against Bowling Green weren't enough to move Wisconsin to the top of the national rushing chart. Georgia Southern, in its first season as a full-fledged Bowl Subdivision member, is running for 365.8 yards a game compared with Wisconsin's average of 359.7. The Eagles have had three different 100-yard rushers through four games, with Matt Breida going for 187 on 21 carries in a 28-6 Sun Belt Conference win over South Alabama on Saturday. Offensive coordinator...

  • In case you missed it in NFL's Week 3: Domestic violence still in news; QBs catching passes
    Sep 22, 2014 3:54 AM CDT

    There will be plenty of NFL off-field news to talk about yet again over the coming week, when Commissioner Roger Goodell is supposed to meet with players' union leader DeMaurice Smith to discuss how to fix the league's personal-conduct policy. It is an issue that is not going away anytime soon. Another reminder is the pending decision about who will hear ex-Ravens running back Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite ban for punching the woman who is now his wife. How the Ravens handled that case...

  • Romo, Cowboys erase 21-point deficit, stun Rams on road with 34-31 win
    Sep 22, 2014 3:52 AM CDT

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — DeMarco Murray fell short of expectations, at least against the St. Louis Rams. For the fourth straight game, he lost a fumble, too. "Of course, I'm worried about them," Murray said. "I'm very disappointed. I didn't play the way I should have played." Tony Romo stepped up with his arm and legs and the defense made some big plays, helping the Dallas Cowboys rally from a 21-0 deficit on the road to win 34-31 on Sunday. They didn't need their running back to be Superman in a comeback...

  • Stanton, Cardinals rally to beat staggering 49ers 23-14
    Sep 22, 2014 3:38 AM CDT

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals were supposed to backslide with the loss of starting quarterback Carson Palmer. Quite the opposite has happened. For the second week in a row, backup Drew Stanton directed the Cardinals to victory, this time a 24-13 triumph over the San Francisco 49ers. The win on Sunday left Arizona 3-0 and alone atop the NFC West heading into next week's bye. "This was a huge step to a great season ahead of us," Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson said. The 49ers,...

  • Nadal withdraws from inaugural International Premier Tennis League, cites health reasons
    Sep 22, 2014 3:31 AM CDT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the inaugural International Premier Tennis League competition, citing health reasons. Veteran Indian player Mahesh Bhupathi posted on Twitter on Monday that Nadal had withdrawn before Team India was due to be announced in New Delhi. The IPTL later confirmed that the 28-year-old Spaniard wouldn't be playing in the tournament. Nadal withdrew from the U.S. Open last month, citing a right wrist problem, and was unable to defend his title. He also...

  • Eagles prove nothing in certain in NFL, especially opponents' leads
    Sep 22, 2014 3:23 AM CDT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles are as unpredictable as possible. Also as predictable. Huh? The 2014 version of the Eagles does several things consistently, most notably falling behind, then rallying. They did it again Sunday in a 37-34 victory over Washington, becoming the first NFL team to fall at least 10 points behind in each of their first three games, then come back to win. "It's a family," said quarterback Nick Foles, who threw for three touchdowns and was the recipient of...

  • Marshawn Lynch scores on 1st drive of overtime, Seahawks hold off Broncos 26-20
    Sep 22, 2014 3:16 AM CDT

    SEATTLE (AP) — For a coach that preaches fourth-quarter performance as one of his guiding team philosophies, Pete Carroll will cringe looking back on what happened in the final 15 minutes Sunday. It didn't matter with Russell Wilson overcoming all of Seattle's fourth quarter mistakes. "It all go erased because our guys rallied and finished the game off," Carroll said. After seeing a 17-3 fourth-quarter lead evaporate behind Peyton Manning, it was Wilson's turn in the spotlight in overtime. Wilson...

  • Le'Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount help Steelers rush for 264 yards in 37-19 win over Panthers
    Sep 22, 2014 2:56 AM CDT

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Move over, Walter Abercrombie and Earnest Jackson. Step aside, Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier, there's a new running back tandem in the Steel City. Le'Veon Bell ran for 147 yards and LeGarrette Blount added 118 yards on the ground Sunday night as the Steelers defeated the Carolina Panthers 37-19. Bell and Blount became the first Pittsburgh tandem to rush for 100 yards each since Abercrombie and Jackson accomplished the feat in 1986, and only the eighth time it has been...

  • Saints defense has best game yet in 20-9 triumph over Vikings
    Sep 22, 2014 2:55 AM CDT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints' defense was starting to look like a liability in coordinator Rob Ryan's second season. That is, until New Orleans hosted a Minnesota team that was missing its star running back coming in — then lost its starting quarterback in first half. Playing in the comfort of the Superdome, where New Orleans hasn't lost since 2012, the Saints kept an opponent out of the end zone for an entire game for the first time this season, yielding three field goals in a 20-9 victory...

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