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Jones tosses 2 TDs, Patriots roll 54-13 as Jets lose Wilson

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots walked off the field Sunday with the type of win that had eluded them. The Jets left with two losses, one that could further complicate an already frustrating year. Mac Jones threw two touchdown passes in his first 300-yard game, Damien Harris and J.J. ...

Kyle Larson wins on 17th anniversary of Hendrick plane crash

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kyle Larson has only heard stories about the late Ricky Hendrick, the son of his team owner who was killed 17 years ago in a plane crash on the way to a NASCAR race. The anniversary is a difficult day for Rick and Linda Hendrick, neither of whom made the trip Sunday ...

Raiders beat Philly, 33-22, in second game under Bisaccia

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr found inactive tight end Darren Waller on the sideline during Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles to let him know "how weird" it was not having his top target on the field. "I joked around, 'that's 20 targets I gotta ...

Stafford throws 3 TD passes, Rams edge Goff’s Lions 28-19

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Jared Goff was under immediate pressure from Aaron Donald when he dropped back late in a one-score game. He threw to the end zone while being dropped, and Jalen Ramsey picked it off. Goff didn't need a homecoming game to remind him it's much easier to win when the ...

AP source: Cards replacing Shildt with bench coach Marmol

The St. Louis Cardinals plan to announce Monday that bench coach Oliver Marmol will be promoted to replace fired manager Mike Shildt, according to a person familiar with the decision. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday night because the team hadn't ...

Lakers overcome Morant’s 40-points, beat Grizzlies 121-118

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carmelo Anthony got the game ball after the Los Angeles Lakers' first victory of the season. Anthony had just scored a team-high 28 points, moving into ninth place on the NBA's career scoring list, and was asked to make a speech. The 37-year-old Anthony said he was too ...

Tom Brady’s latest milestone is another untouchable one

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady's latest milestone is another untouchable one. Brady became the first player to throw 600 career touchdown passes and then tacked on two more in Tampa Bay's 38-3 rout over Chicago on Sunday. Seven Super Bowl rings, 602 TD passes, 81,479 yards passing. And, he's ...

STAT WATCH: Buffalo’s 11 sacks are most in FBS since 2019

Buffalo is back on top of the Mid-American Conference sacks chart after its school-record performance against Akron. The Bulls have been the MAC's leading sack team the past two years, but had slipped a bit this season under a new coaching staff and were fifth entering their game at Akron on ...

Motivated by late father’s words, Baker chases elusive crown

HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker, then manager of the San Francisco Giants, had just left the stadium after a crushing loss to the Anaheim Angels in Game 7 of the 2002 World Series when he met up with his father. Johnnie B. Baker Sr. didn't mince words. "He goes: 'Man, after the way (you) lost ...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Welcome, back ‘Clones; Who’s next?

For the first time this regular season, there were no teams making their season debut in The Associated college football poll. Iowa State and BYU rejoined the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, but the number of teams that have been ranked for at least one week this season remains at ...

Week 8 Preview: Chip vs. Oregon; Pickett’s Heisman chance

The last three weeks have featured a team ranked in the top three of the AP college football poll losing to an unranked team. That streak will be tough to extend in Week 8. No. 1 Georgia is off, No. 2 Cincinnati is a four-touchdown favorite at Navy and No. 3 Oklahoma is favored by more than ...

Hall of Famer, Olympic coach Wright returns to loaded Nova

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Jay Wright left for Japan on July 2 as a two-time national champion at Villanova and winner of enough coach of the year awards and Big East titles to fill several trophy cases. He returned to the Main Line campus from a road trip that took him from Tokyo to Springfield, ...

As NFL trade deadline looms, Dolphins say Tua is ‘our QB’

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The story line has not changed over the last couple of months, nor did Miami coach Brian Flores' answer on Friday from when he was first asked about the future of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa months ago. "Tua's our quarterback," Flores said. That's not in dispute ...

No. 12 Memphis poised to chase title with No. 1 class, vets

Coach Penny Hardaway believes he has just the right mix for Memphis to chase the Tigers' first national men's basketball championship. "What I've learned this time is to mix the veterans with the young guys," Hardaway said. "You have the No. 1 recruiting class, but you have some really good ...

Pens’ star Crosby: still no timetable for return from injury

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby still isn't sure when he will be cleared to return after he had left wrist surgery last month. Crosby skated with his teammates for more than an hour Friday in the latest step in his recovery from surgery in early ...

Alabama: App may help cut long stadium food, drink lines

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Plagued by a shortage of stadium workers and complaints about long concession lines at home football games during the pandemic, the University of Alabama has contracted with an online app. The school is also making other changes in hopes of speeding up service during ...

Analysis: Several NFL teams entering danger zone very early

While it's too early to write off any NFL team's season — oh wait, we forgot about Detroit, Houston, Miami, Jacksonville and the rotten Big Apple — there is plenty of angst spread across the lower ends of the standings. As we dismiss those clubs mentioned above, we also present a look at ...

Backup plan: Browns can trust Keenum with Mayfield injured

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield's season is on pause for the moment — and may be for a while. That doesn't mean the Browns have to slow down as well. Mayfield missed Thursday night's game with a shoulder injury that worsened last week when he fractured a bone during a fall after being ...

No. 1 Gonzaga fully reloaded after run to championship game

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — At one point during Gonzaga's yearlong run at No. 1 last season, coach Mark Few felt so comfortable with the leadership he had on the floor, he could have left a rack of basketballs on the court, walked away and the Bulldogs could have run practice themselves. This ...

Analysis: Choosing a perfect NBA Top 75 team was impossible

The results are in and what happens now was inevitable. The top 76 players in NBA history have been announced , with the full 75th anniversary team having been revealed by the league. Now the debate begins to decide who must have been No. 77. Vince Carter, Chris Bosh, Dwight Howard, Bernard ...