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Comedy of errors as Steelers, Lions slog to 16-16 tie

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Detroit's long losing streak is over. The threat of a winless season still remains. For now, the Lions will take it, no matter how ugly it looks. The Lions slogged their way to a 16-16 tie in dreary Pittsburgh on Sunday, surviving a nearly four-hour marathon against the ...

Matharu, No. 25 Texas women jolt third-ranked Stanford 61-56

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Self-described "old" Texas coach Vic Schaefer pulled off a leaping leg kick and fist pump as Texas celebrated an upset on Stanford's home floor and spoiled the defending national champions' ring ceremony. "I'm in it, I'm in it with 'em," he said. "I'm in the fight. I ...

Penguins Sidney Crosby makes return against Capitals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Penguins star Sidney Crosby returned for Pittsburgh's game at Washington on Sunday night after he and three teammates were activated from the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list. Coach Mike Sullivan also rejoined the Penguins on Sunday after exiting COVID-19 protocol. The ...

Mickelson wins finale; Langer takes 6th Schwab Cup title

PHOENIX (AP) — Phil Mickelson stood on the 18th green at Phoenix Country Club, a wide smile across his face as he held yet another PGA Tour Champions trophy. Next to him was 64-year-old Bernhard Langer, grinning just as broadly as he hoisted the Charles Schwab Cup trophy at an age when most ...

Young, Watt leave with injuries, Mayfield limps off field

Reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year Chase Young suffered a potentially serious right knee injury on Sunday, putting a damper on Washington's big win against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 2020 All-Pro linebacker T.J. Watt injured a hip in Pittsburgh's tie with Detroit. Cleveland ...

Davis has 34 points and 15 rebounds, Lakers beat Spurs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis had 34 points and 15 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Lakers beat the San Antonio Spurs 114-106 on Sunday. Talen Horton-Tucker scored 17 points in his season debut for the Lakers, and Carmelo Anthony and Wayne Ellington each had 15 points. Los Angeles led by ...

Superman’s sequel: Newton leads Panthers over Cards 34-10

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cam Newton took the snap on third down and it was like he'd never left the Carolina Panthers. The quarterback got moving in a hurry in his blue, black and silver jersey, barreled into the end zone for a 2-yard touchdown, ripped off his helmet and screamed "I'm back!" as ...

Washington fires coach Jimmy Lake after less than 2 seasons

SEATTLE (AP) — When Chris Petersen suddenly decided to step away as football coach at Washington in the days after the 2019 Apple Cup, athletic director Jen Cohen believed the best replacement for the Huskies was already on staff. No search firms were needed. Jimmy Lake was her chosen ...

Packers blank Seahawks 17-0 as Rodgers, Wilson return

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers was back under center and the Packers got back to winning — a welcome return to normal for Green Bay after a tumultuous couple of weeks. The reigning MVP can thank the Packers' defense for doing much of the heavy lifting. A.J. Dillon rushed for two ...

Capitals rout Penguins 6-1 in Crosby’s return

WASHINGTON (AP) — With three of their top offensive players out, the Washington Capitals are still right there atop the Metropolitan Division. Even Sidney Crosby's return couldn't help Pittsburgh keep up. Garnet Hathaway scored his third goal in two games, Alex Ovechkin added two assists ...

Bridges, Rozier help Hornets snap Warriors 7-game win streak

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Terry Rozier sought out Charlotte Hornets teammate Mason Plumlee, the team's 7-foot center, after the game Sunday night game and joked with him that he plans to handle all jump balls going forward. Rozier outleaped Draymond Green on a late jump ball and also made two ...

Muguruza beats Kontaveit to reach semifinals at WTA Finals

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — Garbiñe Muguruza ended Anett Kontaveit´s 12-match winning streak with a 6-4, 6-4 victory Sunday that propelled her into the semifinals at the WTA Finals. Muguruza, who will be playing in her first semifinals of this tournament since 2015, needed the win to ...

Mahomes’ 5 TD passes lead Chiefs past Raiders 41-14

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Patrick Mahomes scrambled away from pressure as he ran toward the line of scrimmage and launched a deep ball that turned a seemingly broken play into a touchdown. The Mahomes of old was back Sunday night and the Kansas City Chiefs are back at their usual spot atop the ...

STAT WATCH: Badie 1st since ’19 to top 200 yards in 4 games

Tyler Badie is the making the most of his first season as Missouri's featured back. The senior from New Orleans is the only player in the country to run for at least 200 yards in four different games this season. His latest was Saturday, when he carried 34 times for 209 in a 31-28 win over ...

On again, off again: Johnson & Knaus relationship now solid

BRASELTON, Ga. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson stood at the doorway of the lounge inside a team transporter casually eating from a can of Pringles. Upon noticing his arrival, Chad Knaus spun in his chair to confront the driver he teamed with for seven NASCAR championships. "Apparently you and I need ...

Wilson shut out for 1st time on surprising, upset-filled day

Russell Wilson was shut out for the first time in his career. Taylor Heinicke outplayed Tom Brady. Aaron Rodgers had fewer touchdowns than Cam Newton. Another Sunday was filled with upsets and unpredictability. For the second straight week, four teams with losing records beat clubs that ...

College football coaching carousel spinning faster than ever

Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt was trying to balance the needs of the program with the needs of its current players. When considering an in-season coaching change, they are not always one and the same. Hocutt, as eight other ADs overseeing major college football programs have ...

Week 11 preview: 4 ranked matchups to sort conference races

Four games matching ranked teams in Week 11 could start bringing some clarity to the conference races Saturday. In the Big 12, No. 4 Oklahoma (CFP No. 8) faces No. 18 Baylor (CFP No. 13) in the first game of a difficult stretch run for the unbeaten Sooners. The Bears are coming off a loss to ...

4th down aggressiveness increasing rapidly across NFL

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Chargers offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi learned early on in his time working with first-year head coach Brandon Staley to be ready with a fourth-down call in nearly any situation. Back in Week 3 with the Chargers facing fourth-and-9 in the final minute of a tie ...

Leona Maguire thrives in star pairing for 62 to lead LPGA

BELLEAIR, Fla. (AP) — Solheim Cup star Leona Maguire thrived in a star grouping Thursday with an 8-under 62 for a two-shot lead over defending champion Sei Young Kim in the Pelican Women's Championship. Maguire played alongside Kim and Lexi Thompson. No one in the group made bogey at Pelican ...