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Anunoby has career-best 36, Raptors beat Knicks 113-104

NEW YORK (AP) — The Toronto Raptors were midway through a dominant third quarter when Svi Mykhailiuk's basket gave them the lead for good. It was 68-66 — the final score of the first NBA game, exactly 75 years earlier. With a shot clock and 3-pointer in today's game, the Raptors just kept ...

Bulls, Magic pull off huge late road comebacks to get wins

Road, sweet road. The Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic did something extremely unusual on Monday night, pulling away to win road games by outscoring their opponents by huge margins in the fourth quarter. The Bulls outscored Boston 39-11 in the fourth to complete a 128-114 win and improve to an ...

Butker hits go-ahead FG with 1:07 left as KC beats Giants

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes lamented two more turnovers and Chiefs coach Andy Reid a multitude of penalties, and just about everyone that stepped out of the Kansas City locker room vowed to turn around what's been a disappointing season. It almost sounded as if they'd lost to the ...

Judge says Kobe’s widow won’t have to undergo mental exam

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant's widow won't have to undergo psychiatric testing for her lawsuit over graphic photos of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the basketball star, her 13-year-old daughter and others, a federal judge ruled Monday. Los Angeles County sought to compel ...

Bears coach Matt Nagy to miss 49ers game because of COVID-19

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy will miss Sunday's game against San Francisco because of the NFL's COVID-19 protocol. The team announced Saturday that special teams coordinator Chris Tabor will serve as head coach against the 49ers. Nagy said Monday he had tested ...

Penguins star Crosby to make season debut against Devils

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby is back. The Pittsburgh Penguins star will make his season debut Saturday night when the Penguins host New Jersey. Crosby, 34, underwent left wrist surgery on Sept. 8 and estimated he would miss "at least" six weeks. Saturday night's game is a little over ...

Keselowski seeks another title round in final Penske season

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Brad Keselowski moved to Team Penske to become a NASCAR champion and industry leader. He achieved his first goal in 2012 when he won the Cup title, the first for team owner Roger Penske in NASCAR competition. Keselowski also earned Penske's 500th victory and in 2019 ...

Chiefs’ Mathieu apologizes for calling KC fanbase ‘toxic’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu apologized Saturday for a tweet calling his team's supporters "one of the most toxic fan bases in all of sports" amid a disappointing 3-4 start for the two-time defending AFC champions. The All-Pro safety, who is in the final ...

NHL Commissioner meets with Kyle Beach, offers league’s help

CHICAGO (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman talked to Kyle Beach on Saturday about what the league can do to better protect its players after the former first-round pick said he was sexually assaulted by an assistant coach in 2010 and his allegations were largely ignored by the Chicago ...

Ridder, Whyle, help No. 2 Cincinnati top Tulane, 31-12

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two underwhelming victories in a row has Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell answering questions about whether the still unbeaten, second-ranked Bearcats are living up to their billing. Ridder connected twice with tight end Josh Whyle for touchdowns, and No. 2 Cincinnati pulled ...

Walker-led No. 8 Michigan St tops No. 6 Michigan 37-33

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Kenneth Walker earned the right to stump for Heisman Trophy votes and humbly refused, shaking off questions about the coveted award as if they were linebackers trying to tackle him. Walker ran for 197 yards and five touchdowns, helping No. 8 Michigan State top No. ...

NBA champion Bucks to visit White House on Nov. 8

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks will visit the White House on Nov. 8 to celebrate their NBA championship, the first title for the franchise in 50 years. "We're very excited, very appreciative of the invite," Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said Saturday. "We know it's an honor and special, ...

Sharks lose 7 team members, head coach to COVID-19 protocol

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Seven members of the Sharks and coach Bob Boughner were placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol on Saturday, delaying the start of San Jose's game against the Winnipeg Jets. Forwards Andrew Cogliano, Jonathan Dahlen and Matt Nieto, defensemen Erik Karlsson, Jake ...

Williams throws 6 TD passes, No. 4 Oklahoma routs Texas Tech

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma is starting to put it all together. Caleb Williams threw for 402 yards and six touchdowns and No. 4 Oklahoma rolled past Texas Tech 52-21 on Saturday. The Sooners won six of their first eight games by 12 or fewer points, and the offense, defense and special ...

Boston beats Panthers, stops season-opening win streak at 8

BOSTON (AP) — Charlie Coyle had the only score in the shootout and the Boston Bruins beat Florida 3-2 Saturday night, ending the Panthers' season-opening winning streak at eight games. The Panthers fell two wins short of the NHL record for consecutive victories to start a season, set by ...

No. 1 Georgia, defense dominate Florida in Cocktail Party

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Raise a glass to Georgia's defense. Or three, actually — one for each second-quarter turnover that turned the rivalry known as "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" into another lopsided affair. The top-ranked Bulldogs and the nation's No. 1 defense ...

Henderson, No. 5 Ohio State hold off No. 20 Penn State 33-24

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Facing adversity for the first time in more than a month, Ohio State showed off the mettle the Buckeyes believe they'll need to get through the rest of a rugged Big Ten schedule. TreVeyon Henderson ran for 152 yards on a season-high 28 carries and No. 5 Ohio State made ...

Swanson breaks out with tying HR to spark Braves’ big inning

ATLANTA (AP) — Dansby Swanson picked a good time to drive in his first run of the World Series. With Atlanta trailing 2-1 in the seventh inning in Saturday night's Game 4, Swanson lined a 95 mph fastball from Cristian Javier over the right field wall for his first homer of the postseason, ...

Week 9 Preview: Wolverines-Spartans biggest of B10 battles

The spotlight shines on the Big Ten this week with three games sure to affect the division races and possibly the College Football Playoff. The best of the bunch is in East Lansing, where No. 8 Michigan State hosts No. 6 Michigan in a matchup of unbeatens that will begin separating the top of ...

Greg Norman heads Saudi-backed investment for Asian Tour

More than 25 years after Greg Norman tried to start a world tour, he announced Friday he will be the CEO of a new company that will start by adding 10 tournaments on the Asian Tour over the next 10 years that will add $200 million in playing opportunities and prize money. A majority of the ...