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Congress urges Washington Football Team to lift NDAs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of the House of Representatives urged the NFL and the Washington Football Team to release individuals from non-disclosure agreements that would prevent them from discussing sexual harassment and workplace issues at owner Daniel Snyder's club. Rep. Carolyn ...

C-USA adding Liberty, Jacksonville St, Sam Houston St, NMSU

Conference USA announced Friday that it will add Liberty, Jacksonville State, New Mexico State and Sam Houston State in 2023 as the league tries to replenish its ranks after having nine schools announce plans to leave in the last month. C-USA said its new members will join July 1, 2023. "We ...

Dusty Baker gets contract from Houston Astros for 2022

HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker will return as manager of the Houston Astros for a third season after agreeing to a one-year contract with the AL champions. Baker took over from AJ Hinch, who was suspended by MLB for his role in the team's sign stealing and then fired. The Astros lost to Tampa ...

Disconnect: Browns cut ties with OBJ, end drama-filled stay

CLEVELAND (AP) — Odell Beckham's final target with the Browns was a pass thrown to him late, high and out of his reach. He tried catching it with one hand. Another incompletion, and like OBJ's time with Cleveland, a failure. Out of patience with Beckham's antics and attitude, the Browns on ...

Corniche wins Breeders’ Cup Juvenile for embattled Baffert

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Corniche has a bright future as winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Whether it includes the Kentucky Derby next year remains to be seen. The 2-year-old colt won the $2 million race by 1 3/4 lengths at Del Mar on Friday, assuming the mantle as the early favorite for ...

Ben Rhodes wins Truck Series title for ThorSport Racing

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ben Rhodes opened the NASCAR season with back-to-back wins and closed it Friday night by winning the Truck Series championship. Rhodes finished third at Phoenix Raceway behind race winner Chandler Smith and Stuart Friesen. But he was the first championship contender to ...

Knicks erase 21-point deficit, beat Bucks 113-98

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Julius Randle had 32 points and 12 rebounds, and the New York Knicks erased an early 21-point deficit and beat the Milwaukee Bucks 113-98 on Friday night. Derrick Rose had 23 points off the bench and RJ Barrett added 20 as the Knicks stunned the reigning NBA champions on ...

Kings make 22 3s, Holmes star in 140-110 win over Hornets

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Richaun Holmes had 23 points and a career-best 20 rebounds and the Sacramento Kings made a franchise-record 22 3-pointers in a 140-110 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night. Two nights after getting ejected early in the third quarter after picking up a ...

Wade Miley claimed by Cubs; Giants turn down Johnny Cueto

NEW YORK (AP) — Pitcher Wade Miley was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs from Cincinnati on Friday, a surprising cost-cutting move by the Reds. A left-hander who turns 35 on Nov. 13, Miley was 12-7 with a 3.37 ERA in 28 starts, and he threw his first career no-hitter in a 3-0 win at ...

Georgia, Alabama, Michigan State, Oregon top CFP rankings

Georgia, Alabama, Michigan State and Oregon will start the College Football Playoff race in prime position at the top of the selection committee's rankings. Unbeaten Cincinnati is going to need some help to make history as the first team from outside the Power Five conferences to reach college ...

World Series defeat could mark end of era for Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa stood on the dugout steps watching as Yuli Gurriel grounded out to end Game 6 of the World Series before slowly walking away and heading into Houston's clubhouse for what could be the last time. "I was just thinking this is crazy how you spend — and you give ...

Column: Brett Favre would be wise to pay up and shut up

By now we've gotten used to the idea that athletes may not be as accountable off the field as they are forced to be on it. The latest case in point would be in Mississippi, where favorite son Brett Favre engaged in a Twitter feud with the state auditor over more than $1 million paid out to the ...

Hamilton-Verstappen rivalry is F1’s best duel in years

Lewis Hamilton is Formula One's biggest star. Max Verstappen is the challenger trying to dethrone the seven-time champion. Through pulsing race wins, crashes and clashes, the two have crafted F1's best on-track duel in a decade. It's pumped new energy into the world's biggest motorsports ...

Backup QBs shine across NFL in Week 8

From Mike White's memorable starting debut to Cooper Rush's prime-time comeback, as well as a rare win for Geno Smith and a comeback by Trevor Siemian to beat Tom Brady, backup quarterbacks took center stage this past week in the NFL. White was the most prolific as the former fifth-round pick ...

Wings, Coyotes, Sens, Sabres at different rebuilding stages

Last week, Jeff Blashill tried to go to the same restaurant where he had dinner in March 2020, before the NHL season shut down. He found the windows to be boarded up. The reminder of how many things have changed over the past 19 months was followed the next day by his Detroit Red Wings coming ...

Hammerin’ Braves rout Astros to win 1st WS crown since 1995

HOUSTON (AP) — Most of the season, it just seemed this wasn't their year. They dropped their first four games, and soon injuries piled up. They lost their most dynamic player before the All-Star break. They were stuck below .500 in August. Yet out of nowhere, suddenly, these Atlanta Braves ...

With pitchers fried, Braves’ Fried tries to win World Series

HOUSTON (AP) — At this point, they're all fried. Starters, openers, closers and the rest of them. So many pitching changes by the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves, it's sometimes hard to keep track of who's on the mound. "Everybody that's in the World Series right now is gassed, ...

Knicks Go is early 5-2 favorite for Breeders’ Cup Classic

Knicks Go is the early 5-2 favorite for the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic this weekend at Del Mar. The two-day world championships drew 169 horses from eight countries, including 46 foreign horses to the seaside track north of San Diego. Del Mar is hosting for the second time in four ...

AP source: Mets fire acting GM Scott after DUI leave

NEW YORK (AP) — Acting general manager Zack Scott will not return to the New York Mets after being placed on administrative leave following an arrest on drunken driving charges in August, according to a person familiar with the firing. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of ...

Vasilevskiy, Cirelli help Lightning end Capitals’ streak

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made 31 saves, Anthony Cirelli had a goal and two assists, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat Washington 3-2 Monday night, ending the Capitals' eight-game season-opening point streak. Tampa Bay also got goals from Alex Killorn and Brayden Point. Taylor ...