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Larson wins at Texas for 1st spot in NASCAR’s championship 4

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyle Larson was willing to play it smart in the closing laps at Texas. He also had a fast car that stayed in front through all of the restarts to secure the first of the four championship-contending spots in NASCAR's season finale. Larson led 256 of 334 laps at the 1 ...

Murray throws 4 TD passes, unbeaten Cardinals batter Browns

CLEVELAND (AP) — As loud music blasted inside Arizona's locker room, players danced and could be heard shouting "undefeated" while coach Kliff Kingsbury smiled at the wild scene via a FaceTime call from home. The Cardinals survived — undaunted and perfect. Kyler Murray threw four ...

MLB to require housing for some minor leaguers in 2022

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball says its owners have agreed to begin providing housing to certain minor league players beginning in the 2022 season. "In mid-September, the owners discussed the issue of player housing and unanimously agreed to begin providing housing to certain minor ...

Raiders begin post-Jon Gruden era with 34-24 win at Denver

DENVER (AP) — Jon Gruden's red-faced resignation didn't unravel the Las Vegas Raiders. It galvanized them. "It for sure brought us closer," Derek Carr said after the Raiders' 34-24 thrashing of the bewildered Denver Broncos on Sunday. "We needed a win bad this week," Carr said. "Sometimes ...

Prescott TD pass lifts Cowboys to 35-29 OT win over Pats

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Dak Prescott wasn't going to let anything prevent him from enjoying the moment. While his team celebrated around him after he threw 35-yard touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb in overtime to beat the New Patriots 35-29 Sunday, the Cowboys quarterback felt pain in his right ...

McIlroy pulls away to win CJ Cup at Summit in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rory McIlroy felt as though he had been spinning his wheels for the last five months as he tried to get better and instead got nowhere. It took the Ryder Cup for him to realize what he had was always good enough. McIlroy shifted into high gear in Las Vegas. Starting nine ...

Norrie, Badosa are 1st-time winners at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — A handful of tennis' superstars skipped the coronavirus-delayed BNP Paribas Open. A rash of upsets sent other big names packing, too. Left standing at the end as champions were two players ranked outside the Top 25. Britain's Cameron Norrie beat Nikoloz ...

LSU, football coach Ed Orgeron to part ways at end of season

For Ed Orgeron, LSU's Cajun coach, a dream job is coming to an end. LSU and Orgeron have agreed to part ways after this season, 21 months after he coached the Tigers to a national championship with what is considered one of the greatest teams in college football history. "I'm always gong to ...

Seattle’s Darrell Taylor taken to hospital after scary hit

Seahawks linebacker Darrell Taylor had movement in all of his extremities after leaving Seattle's game Sunday night against Pittsburgh late in the fourth quarter on a stretcher with an unspecified injury. Taylor fell to the ground after a collision during a 3-yard gain by Pittsburgh's Najee ...

Watt forces fumble in overtime, Steelers edge Seahawks 23-20

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin insists there is nothing "mystical" to the way outside linebacker T.J. Watt goes about his business. The perennial All-Pro is talented. He's focused. He's relentless. And as of last month, he's also one of the highest-paid defenders in ...

No. 10 Spartans stay perfect with 20-15 win at Indiana

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Michigan State tight end Tyler Hunt delivered both times he touched the ball Saturday at Indiana. First, Hunt avoided taking a sack near midfield with a 15-yard heave to quarterback Payton Thorne. Three plays later, he caught the game-changing 12-yard touchdown pass ...

Bo Nix leads Auburn to 38-23 upset of No. 17 Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Three plays were all it took for Auburn. Strip-sack score. Fourth-down stop. Long touchdown pass. The Tigers turned a three-point deficit into an 11-point lead in the span of 3:03 and staved off Arkansas' attempted comeback to upset the No. 17 Razorbacks 38-23 on ...

Aidan O’Connell, David Bell lead Purdue past No. 2 Iowa 24-7

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The pressure, Purdue coach Jeff Brohm said, was all on No. 2 Iowa. The Hawkeyes started the season with six consecutive wins and the program had ascended to its highest ranking since 1985. "For us," Brohm said, "let's go out there and swing, and keep swinging, and ...

Bennett, Bowers, D lead No. 1 Georgia past Kentucky, 30-13

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The final seconds were meaningless. Except to the Georgia defense. For the first time all season, the fearsome Bulldogs gave up two touchdowns in a game Saturday. It didn't really matter as they romped to another victory — their first as the nation's new No. 1 team — ...

Rickie Fowler returns to big stage and takes lead in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rickie Fowler couldn't remember the last time he saw his name at the top of the leaderboard on the weekend of the PGA Tour. He didn't forget what he was supposed to do from there. Winless in 32 months, Fowler returned to the spotlight Saturday in the foothills above Las ...

A-Smith 3 TDs, Baylor beats future B12 foe, No. 19 BYU 38-24

WACO, Texas (AP) — Abram Smith and Dillon Doyle were quite a 1-2 running punch for Baylor, providing future Big 12 foe and 19th-ranked BYU a glimpse at what the Cougars could face in their new conference. Smith ran for 188 yards with three touchdowns, while linebacker and part-time fullback ...

Basilashvili, Norrie reach Indian Wells final without Top 25

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Nikoloz Basilashvili beat American Taylor Fritz 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Saturday to set up a final against Cameron Norrie at the BNP Paribas Open, which will crown its first men's winner ranked outside the Top 25 since 2010. Norrie of Britain beat Grigor Dimitrov of ...

Grand game: Boston’s 2 slams lead 9-5 ALCS win over Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers helped the Red Sox have a grand old time in Houston. Boston became the first team to slug two grand slams in a postseason game, with Martinez and Devers connecting in the first two innings of a 9-5 win over the Astros on Saturday that tied their ...

No. 5 Alabama rebounds from loss to rout Mississippi St 49-9

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Nick Saban and his Alabama Crimson Tide had a long week. Seven days filled with doubt, disgust and uncharacteristic angst. But a week after Alabama lost at Texas A&M, Bryce Young threw for 348 yards and four touchdowns and the No. 5 Crimson Tide rebounded to to ...

Riley’s game-winning single in 9th lifts Braves past Dodgers

ATLANTA (AP) — A couple of clutch swings from breakout slugger Austin Riley got the underdog Atlanta Braves off to a fast start in the NL Championship Series. Riley homered and drove in the winning run with a single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Atlanta a 3-2 victory over the Los ...