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Titans have NFL’s first COVID-19 outbreak, with 8 positives

By TERESA M. WALKER AP Pro Football Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans suspended in-person activities through Friday after the NFL says three Titans players and five other personnel tested positive for the coronavirus. The NFL issued a statement Tuesday saying both the ...

French Open: Mladenovic collapses again but blames umpire

By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer PARIS (AP) — Kristina Mladenovic's first match since her nightmarish end to the U.S. Open produced another collapse and a controversial umpire's call at the French Open on Tuesday. The French player lost to Laura Siegemund of Germany 7-5, 6-3 after serving ...

LEADING OFF: Playoffs begin, Bieber vs Cole in prime matchup

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: MARQUEE MATCHUP Shane Bieber dominated this year for Cleveland, leading the American League in wins (8), ERA (1.63) and strikeouts (122). He didn't allow a run in six of his 12 starts. Gerrit Cole ...

‘No moral victories here’: Tie disgusts Burrow, Bengals

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals didn't lose Sunday, but the 23-23 tie with the Philadelphia Eagles was just as difficult to take. Quarterback Joe Burrow was sacked eight times, and the Bengals (0-2-1) offensive line still can't give him enough ...

Mahomes outplays Jackson to lead Chiefs past Ravens 34-20

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — It wasn't just that Patrick Mahomes threw for a ton of yards and four touchdowns. Most impressive was how he did it. Mahomes juked, danced, and jumped in and out of the pocket. Sometimes he just dropped back and fired pinpoint throws ...

Detroit Lions win in the desert, 26-23, over Arizona on game’s final play

By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer GLENDALE, Ariz. — It was the kind of moment that had stymied the Detroit Lions so many times during their 11-game losing streak: A potential game-winning play, a gut-punch penalty that reversed it and the realization that nothing was going to come easy. But ...

Detroit Lions win in the desert over Arizona, 26-23, on game’s final play

By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer GLENDALE, Ariz. — It was the kind of moment that had stymied the Detroit Lions so many times during their 11-game losing streak: A potential game-winning play, a gut-punch penalty that reversed it and the realization that nothing was going to come easy. But ...

After a year of drama, the Lakers reach NBA Finals anyway

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Here's a list of just some of the things the Los Angeles Lakers have gone through in the last 12 months: playing through a politically charged situation in China during the preseason and more massive fallout after returning ...

On final day, 2 NL spots and AL Central crown in play

By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer Four teams, two National League playoff spots. And the AL Central champion. Besides postseason seeding, that's what remains to be decided on the last scheduled day of this bizarre baseball season. It could all come down to the wire at once in a wild ...

Ebner dominates in Aranda debut as Baylor tops Kansas 47-14

By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer WACO, Texas (AP) — Trestan Ebner left little doubt he was more than ready for Baylor's opener after two games were called off because of COVID-19 concerns. Dave Aranda was a little more coy about the anticipation of his first game as a head coach, which ...

King throws 2 TD passes, No. 12 Miami routs Florida State

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami avoided a lightning delay, amped up the offense and overwhelmed its in-state rival. D'Eriq King threw for 267 yards and two touchdowns and the No. 12 Hurricanes beat Florida State 52-10 on Saturday night. The kickoff appeared headed for a delay because of ...

LEADING OFF: NL race down to final day — and maybe Monday

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ LET'S GET IT SETTLED St. Louis, Milwaukee, San Francisco and Philadelphia enter the last day of the regular season competing for two postseason spots, and the biggest game of the day pits Christian ...

No. 21 Pitt’s holds off No. 24 Louisville 23-20

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patrick Jones II wants No. 21 Pittsburgh's defense to be the best in the country. Not just in points allowed. Not just in yards allowed. Not just in sacks or turnovers. All of it. "We want it all," the senior defensive end said. The ...

Kansas State stuns No. 3 Oklahoma 38-35

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Skylar Thompson passed for 334 yards and ran for three touchdowns, and Kansas State rallied from 21 points down to beat No. 3 Oklahoma 38-35 on Saturday. Freshman Deuce Vaughn caught four passes for 129 yards and ran for a touchdown for ...

Nix, No. 8 Auburn pull away from No. 23 Kentucky, 29-13

By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Bo Nix threw for 233 yards and three second-half touchdowns, including a pair to Seth Williams, and No. 8 Auburn scored twice in the fourth quarter to pull away from No. 23 Kentucky for a 29-13 victory Saturday in the season opener. The ...

Gabriel, No. 13 UCF beat East Carolina 51-28 in AAC opener

By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Dillon Gabriel threw for 408 yards and four touchdowns to help No. 13 Central Florida beat East Carolina 51-28 on Saturday to open its American Athletic Conference schedule. Jaylon Robinson and Marlon Williams each had huge games as ...

No. 5 Florida beats Ole Miss 51-35 in Kiffin’s debut

CHRIS BURROWS Associated Press OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Kyle Pitts caught four of Kyle Trask's six touchdown passes and No. 5 Florida spoiled the head coaching debut of Mississippi's Lane Kiffin with a 51-35 victory Saturday. Trask completed 30 of 42 passes for 416 yards including touchdown ...

High school freshman golfer makes 1st ever competitive shot count

OTSEGO (AP) — First high school match, first shot — hole in one. Stephanie Scott, a freshman at Otsego High School, aced hole No. 8 Monday at Lake Doster Golf Club. Scott told MLive.com that she couldn’t see what happened, but the reaction was swift. “Her dad was standing by the ...