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Williams, Jones help Sun beat Sparks, take 2-0 series lead
Posted: September 19, 2019 - 7:43 pm

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jonquel Jones scored 27 points and Courtney Williams added 25 to help the Connecticut Sun rout the Los Angeles Sparks 94-68 on Thursday night and take a 2-0 lead in the WNBA semifinals.

Aussie Lukas Michel wins US Mid-Amateur to earn Masters spot
Posted: September 19, 2019 - 7:27 pm

PARKER, Colo. (AP) — Lukas Michel of Australia twice came back from 3-hole deficits Thursday and won the U.S. Mid-Amateur, becoming the first international winner in the event's 39-year history and earning a spot in the Masters.

Chargers' Rivers, Texans' Watson face off in key game
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 7:46 pm

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — In a week in which one of his 2004 draft classmates suffered a season-ending elbow injury and the other was benched, Philip Rivers continues to be old reliable for the Los Angeles Chargers.

Ahkello Witherspoon making major strides in 49ers' secondary
Posted: September 19, 2019 - 7:12 pm

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The biggest weakness in the San Francisco 49ers' secondary last season now might be its biggest strength.

Ina Kim-Schaad wins US Women's Mid-Amateur
Posted: September 19, 2019 - 7:08 pm

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Ina Kim-Schaad won the opening hole with a par and never trailed Thursday on her way to a 3-and-2 victory over Talia Campbell in the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur.

Pac-12 Game of the Week: Can Utah break the Coliseum Curse?
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 7:15 pm

Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference:

Hoge keeps rolling and takes early lead in Mississippi
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 7:15 pm

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Tom Hoge felt relieved to make his way back to the PGA Tour. He is starting the new season with a clear head, no stress and great scores.

Senators defenseman Thomas Chabot gets 8-year extension
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 7:15 pm

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators believe their future looks a lot brighter after signing defenseman Thomas Chabot to an eight-year, $64 million contract extension Thursday.

Kimbrel activated, Rizzo returns early for Cubs vs. Cards
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 7:15 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs activated closer Craig Kimbrel from the injured list and returned slugger Anthony Rizzo to the lineup Thursday night for the opener of a crucial four-game series against the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals.

Bears offense, Mitchell Trubisky avoid panic over poor start
Posted: September 19, 2019 - 6:47 pm

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is taking the heat after the Chicago Bears scored only 19 points in the first two games.

Cousins seeks rebound from rough game as Vikes face Raiders
Posted: September 19, 2019 - 6:39 pm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — During his nine-year hiatus from the NFL sideline, Jon Gruden evaluated players like he was still a coach, drawing particular attention as an analyst for ESPN for his one-on-one film breakdowns with quarterback prospects entering the draft.

Cain HR, Brewers fan 16, beat Padres 5-1 to improve position
Posted: September 19, 2019 - 6:37 pm

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lorenzo Cain homered before exiting with a sore ankle, Milwaukee pitchers combined to strike out 16 and the Brewers improved their playoff position by beating the San Diego Padres 5-1 on Thursday.

Seahawks relying on linebackers more, and for a good reason
Posted: September 19, 2019 - 6:35 pm

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Bobby Wagner usually is not shy about promoting his position, noting that sometimes linebackers can get lost in the attention typically lavished on pass rushers getting sacks and defensive backs making interceptions.

Giants launch Daniel Jones era against wary Buccaneers
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 7:06 pm

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — No disrespect to Daniel Jones.

Devin Smith has injury-marred career back on track in Dallas
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 7:06 pm

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Devin Smith glances to his left and right in the Dallas Cowboys locker room while trying to explain how difficult it was to be out of the NFL for a year following two major knee injuries that derailed his career.

Page out as US Olympic sailing boss 10 months before Tokyo
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 6:45 pm

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Australian Malcolm Page is out as chief of Olympic sailing for the U.S. national team less than a year before the Tokyo Games.

Through 2 games, Texans receivers are a strength of the team
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 6:45 pm

HOUSTON (AP) — In the final month of last season injuries had decimated Houston's receivers to the point that DeAndre Hopkins was just about Deshaun Watson's only viable target.

Browns brace for prime-time test against Donald, champ Rams
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 6:32 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns passed their first prime-time test. The second one won't be nearly as easy.

Jaguars CB Ramsey active, in starting lineup vs Titans
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 6:32 pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who requested a trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars following a loss at Houston on Sunday, is active and in the starting lineup against Tennessee.

Falcons still seeking right formula on offensive line
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 6:32 pm

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons' offensive line might be able to start the same five players for the second straight week.

'Bigger than life' Pickens remembered at Texas funeral
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 6:17 pm

DALLAS (AP) — T. Boone Pickens was remembered at a Dallas funeral on Thursday for his humor, tenacity and larger-than-life personality.

High-flying offenses to meet when Ravens visit Chiefs
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 6:16 pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes and the high-flying Kansas City Chiefs have been the talk of the NFL for months, their innovation and points-a-plenty style making them one of the league's most entertaining offenses.

Mason's Moxie; Steelers QB Rudolph embracing challenge
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 6:16 pm

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mason Rudolph could have gone the hat and clipboard route, the typical gear of choice for most NFL backup quarterbacks. The inner pragmatist in him would have none of it.

Dalton expects cooler reception in latest visit to Buffalo
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 6:01 pm

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Andy Dalton fondly recalls the warm welcome he received a little over a year ago, when the Bengals traveled to Buffalo for a preseason game.

Column: Time for Notre Dame to start making new memories
Posted: September 19, 2019 - 5:29 pm

The echoes have been slumbering at Notre Dame for more than two decades.

Eagles defensive coach Jim Schwartz set to face Lions again
Posted: September 19, 2019 - 5:24 pm

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jim Schwartz struggled to remember any of his former players still on the Detroit Lions other than Matthew Stafford.

Bears' struggling offense facing Redskins' shoddy defense
Posted: September 19, 2019 - 5:23 pm

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky wants the Bears to believe this will be the week their struggling offense gets going.

Long, Mariners beat Pirates 6-5 in 11 innings for sweep
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 5:46 pm

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Seattle Mariners are on their way to finishing at the bottom of the AL West, but they plan to do more than merely play out the string over the final two weeks.

Pistons sign 17-year NBA veteran with Joe Johnson
Posted: September 19, 2019 - 5:08 pm

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have signed 38-year-old swingman Joe Johnson.

Wounded Saints face unbeaten Seahawks in early NFC showdown
Posted: September 19, 2019 - 5:05 pm

SEATTLE (AP) — In his 13 seasons in charge New Orleans coach Sean Payton has always had one constant by his side.

Bengals' Joe Mixon frustrated by 1-yard run average
Posted: September 19, 2019 - 5:04 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Mixon knows the ugly rushing numbers — his own, and the Bengals' overall.

Pats' Brown not distracted by sexual assault accusations
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 5:14 pm

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots receiver Antonio Brown declined to answer questions about allegations of sexual assault and rape against him and says he's keeping his focus on football.

Dolphins-Cowboys Preview Capsule
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 5:15 pm

MIAMI (0-2) at DALLAS (2-0)

No. 23 California carries unbeaten record into Ole Miss
Posted: September 19, 2019 - 4:52 pm

No. 23 California (3-0) at Mississippi (2-1), Saturday at 12 p.m. EDT (ESPNU).

Carlson thrives with Raiders after release by Vikings
Posted: September 19, 2019 - 4:49 pm

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Daniel Carlson couldn't make a field goal during his short stint in Minnesota and now he can't miss since getting a second chance in Oakland.

Prescott, sizzling Cowboys huge favorites vs dismal Dolphins
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 5:15 pm

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys are off to a hot start that has them looking like the playoff contenders they figured to be as long as Ezekiel Elliott's preseason-long holdout ended in time, which it did.

No. 24 Arizona State and Colorado open Pac-12 play
Posted: September 19, 2019 - 4:44 pm

Colorado (2-1) at No. 24 Arizona State (3-0), Saturday at 10 p.m. EDT (Pac-12 Network).

Arsenal, Man United open Europa League with wins
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 5:14 pm

Arsenal and Manchester United both relied on a teenager to get their Europa League campaigns off to a winning start on Thursday.

Rare trade aside, ailing Jets still heavy underdog to Pats
Posted: September 19, 2019 - 4:38 pm

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — When the New York Jets called New England earlier this month to inquire about trading for wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, it was a long shot considering Bill Belichick hadn't once traded during his Patriots coaching tenure with the team he infamously resigned from after one day as head coach in 2000.

Rodriguez, Red Sox beat Giants 5-4 to avoid sweep
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 5:14 pm

BOSTON (AP) — A year after their record-setting, World Series championship season, the Boston Red Sox are looking for meaning wherever they can find it.

Indians' Ramírez takes 1st BP since breaking right hand
Posted: September 19, 2019 - 4:38 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians third baseman José Ramírez took batting practice Thursday for the first time since breaking his right hand last month and is hoping to return before the end of the regular season.

No matter Murray's QB foe, Cards vs. Panthers has intrigue
Posted: September 19, 2019 - 4:36 pm

PHOENIX (AP) — Kyler Murray's going to be the quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The Carolina Panthers have a much more uncertain situation under center.

Yankees reliever Betances told surgery not recommended
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 4:45 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees reliever Dellin Betances has been told surgery is not recommended for the partially torn Achilles tendon that ended his season after eight pitches.

Jets' Adams appealing fine, says officials apologized
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 4:45 pm

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Jamal Adams is throwing a penalty flag on the NFL.

AP source: Rosen to start at QB for Dolphins against Cowboys
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 4:46 pm

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Desperate for help, the Miami Dolphins are turning to Josh Rosen.

Colts' improving defense faces tall task against Falcons
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 4:45 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts cornerback Kenny Moore II understands this week's challenge each time he pops in an Atlanta Falcons tape.

UConn removes sports logo copied from NC State
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 4:32 pm

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut has removed a logo from its online athletic sites after discovering a key piece of it was copied from a North Carolina State athletic logo.

Bryce Perkins' poise key to success for No. 21 Virginia
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 4:32 pm

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall has given quarterback Bryce Perkins the freedom to freestyle when necessary.

Salary cap economics squeezing out NHL's middle class
Updated: September 19, 2019 - 4:17 pm

Stanley Cup-winning experience isn't worth what it used to be. Neither is experience of any kind.

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