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AP Top 25: ‘Bama jumps OU to No. 3; Penn State falls to 20th

Alabama inched up to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football Sunday behind top-ranked Georgia and No. 2 Cincinnati. The Bulldogs (63 first-place votes) are a unanimous No. 1 for the third straight week in the latest AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, and the Bearcats remain ...

Major League Baseball work stoppage almost certain on Dec. 2

HOUSTON (AP) — Baseball's ninth work stoppage and first in 26 years appears almost certain to start Dec. 2, freezing the free-agent market and threatening the start of spring training in February. Negotiations have been taking place since last spring, and each side thinks the other has not ...

Titans start fast, simply dominate Mahomes, Chiefs 27-3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans wanted to start games faster and score more points early. They did just that against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Titans scored on their first five possessions and led 27-0 at halftime on their way to routing the Chiefs on Sunday. Ryan Tannehill ...

Packers defeat Washington 24-10 for 6th straight victory

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — With Aaron Rodgers approaching his MVP form and Green Bay's defense correcting its red-zone problems, the Packers have reason to feel confident as they enter the toughest stretch of their schedule. Rodgers threw touchdown passes to three receivers and the defense stood ...

Blackhawks put 2 more players in NHL’s COVID-19 protocol

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Riley Stillman and forward Jujhar Khaira joined Patrick Kane in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol on Sunday. The winless Blackhawks also said assistant Marc Crawford will not coach against the Detroit Red Wings because of the protocol. The Blackhawks ...

Bernhard Langer breaks Champions age record in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Bernhard Langer became the oldest winner in PGA Tour Champions history Sunday at 64, beating Doug Barron with a 6-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff in the Dominion Energy Charity Classic. The German star thrust both arms in the air after winning for the ...

Hornets pull away, beat Nets 111-95 for first 3-0 start

NEW YORK (AP) — LaMelo Ball had a good first three quarters in Brooklyn, then decided it was best if he watched the fourth. Ish Smith was rolling so well that the Rookie of the Year told Charlotte coach James Borrego to stick with this backup. "That's big. That just shows where our growth ...

Americans Hubbell-Donohue win Skate America ice dance

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue won the final Skate America of their careers on Sunday by a tiny margin. The U.S. ice dancers maintained their lead from Saturday's rhythm dance and won the first Grand Prix of the figure skating season with a total of 209.54 points. They ...

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, ...