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No. 4 Oklahoma beats TCU 52-31 in Williams’ starting debut

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Caleb Williams had a big starting debut for No. 4 Oklahoma, throwing for 295 yards and four touchdowns and running for another score in the Sooners' 52-31 victory over TCU on Saturday night. The freshman from Washington, D.C., unseated Spencer Rattler as the starter ...

No. 13 Ole Miss beats Tennessee 31-26; fans pelt field

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No. 13 Mississippi held off Tennessee 31-26 on Saturday night after Rebels coach Lane Kiffin avoided being by hit by golf balls as Volunteers fans pelted the field with objects in the chaotic final minutes. Ole Miss stopped Tennessee a yard shy of a first down on a ...

Elliott eases into Texas following NASCAR-ordered cease fire

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It only took about a day after Chase Elliott wished Kevin Harvick "a merry offseason and Happy Christmas" for NASCAR's reigning champion to get the zinger on merchandise on his official website. The holiday-themed gear even has its own tab in the online store. It's ...

Barring setback, Dolphins say Tagovailoa is ready to return

Barring a setback, Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is ready for his comeback. Tagovailoa returns to his starting role Sunday when the Dolphins play the Jacksonville Jaguars in London, after missing most of the last four games — all of them Miami losses — with fractured ribs. Dolphins ...

Browns star RB Chubb out, WR Landry could return vs. Arizona

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Star running back Nick Chubb will miss the Cleveland Browns' game Sunday against the undefeated Arizona Cardinals, but wide receiver Jarvis Landry could return to action. Chubb, who is second in the NFL with 523 yards rushing, did not practice all week because of a calf ...

Stearns says Brewers don’t know cause of Yelich’s struggles

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns says nobody has been able to figure out the cause of Christian Yelich's hitting struggles over the past couple of seasons. "I think if we did, if Christian knew exactly what happened, it's easier to solve," ...

Ski racer Shiffrin eyes 5-event Olympics after 3 last time

First things first for Mikaela Shiffrin: She is certain she wants to participate in every individual women's Alpine ski race at the Beijing Olympics. The 26-year-old from Colorado also knows that was her aim for the last Winter Games — and things did not quite work out according to plan back ...

Jaguars coach Meyer promises not to miss another team flight

WATFORD, England (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer promised Friday to not miss another team flight. The last time he did, Meyer ended up embarrassing the franchise and drawing a public reprimand from owner Shad Khan after videos surfaced of the coach's behavior in an Ohio ...

Chicago Cubs hire Carter Hawkins as general manager

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs hired Carter Hawkins as general manager on Friday, dipping into Cleveland's front office in an effort to bolster their own player development system. The 37-year-old Hawkins spent 14 seasons with Cleveland, including the last five as an assistant general ...

Column: Imagine what else lurks in those 650,000 emails

Just imagine what else lurks in those 650,000 emails. Surely the racism and misogyny and homophobia weren't a Jon Gruden exclusive. But the NFL, instead of thoroughly addressing what is likely just the tip of a very toxic iceberg, hopes we'll all just meekly accept Grudengate as the end of ...

Cardinals acquire tight end Zach Ertz in trade with Eagles

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Zach Ertz had the unique opportunity to play one more game in Philadelphia, knowing he would be traded to the Arizona Cardinals. He scored a touchdown, spiked the ball and cried for 30 minutes at his locker after the Eagles lost to Tampa Bay on Thursday night. On Friday, ...

RB Fournette adding balance to Buccaneers’ potent offense

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay's injury-riddled defense has yet to hit its stride this season. However, the Buccaneers continue to thrive with an offense that's become even more potent with the re-emergence of Leonard Fournette. The talented running back, in his second season with the ...

Houston ace McCullers left off ALCS roster against Red Sox

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros ace Lance McCullers Jr. has been left off Houston's roster for the AL Championship Series against Boston because of a strained muscle in arm, a huge blow to a team looking to advance to the World Series for the second time in three seasons. McCullers was great in a Game ...

QBs, big names plentiful among injured early in NFL season

About a third of the starting quarterbacks have already missed time because of injuries, and Richard Sherman's return to the NFL was hastened by Tampa Bay's need at cornerback. And now Sherman is hurt. There are big names aplenty among the early-season strains and sprains, or ...

Seahawks put Russell Wilson, Chris Carson on injured reserve

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks placed quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Chris Carson on injured reserve Friday, a move that will keep both players out until at least mid-November. Coach Pete Carroll had said earlier in the day that Wilson would be placed on IR and the ...

Mitchell keeps foot down and builds 5-shot lead in CJ Cup

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rory McIlroy was trying to illustrate how deep the talent pool is on the PGA Tour by sharing a story about how impressed he was with Keith Mitchell the first time they played together. Mitchell is providing McIlroy and everyone else with plenty of more fodder through two ...

Giants’ special season comes to abrupt end against Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Only the San Francisco Giants themselves envisioned a season with success quite like this. They were all but an afterthought given the defending World Series champion Dodgers and San Diego Padres had been heavy favorites to win the NL West out of spring training. The ...

Dodgers’ Scherzer planned NLCS Game 1 starter against Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — Max Scherzer is lined up to throw the Los Angeles Dodgers' first pitch in the NL Championship Series only two days after delivering the final pitch in their NL Division Series-clinching win. Unusual? Yes. And yet no one is surprised. "That is Scherzer being Scherzer," ...

Cardinals coach Kingsbury, 2 others to miss Sunday vs Browns

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury, quarterbacks coach Cam Turner and defensive tackle Zach Allen will miss the Cardinals' game Sunday at Cleveland after testing positive for COVID-19. The news adds to the virus woes for the NFL's only unbeaten team, which also put star ...

Hughes scores 2, lifts Devils past Blackhawks in OT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Not only did defenseman Dougie Hamilton pay instant dividends for the New Jersey Devils, Jack Hughes had a game worthy of a No. 1 overall pick. Hughes scored his second goal of the game less than a minute into overtime, the high-priced Hamilton scored on his first shot as ...