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AP Top Sports News at 12:21 a.m. EDT

Super Mismatch: Patriots continue mastery of Falcons 23-7
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes and the New England Patriots toyed with the Atlanta Falcons - sound familiar? - 23-7 in a fog-filled Super Bowl rematch Sunday night that wasn't particularly super....

Steelers shut down Bengals to pull away for 29-14 win
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- JuJu Smith-Schuster hid his eyes, counted to 10 and went looking for Le'Veon Bell....

Hot World Series on deck: Altuve, Astros vs Kershaw, Dodgers
Big-time aces Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander. Playoff boppers Jose Altuve and Justin Turner....

World Series patches in place, Dodgers prepare for Astros
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers love their analytics, collecting so much data that manager Dave Roberts proudly proclaims: "I don't see any team that's more prepared than we are."...

AP Top 25: Notre Dame cracks top 10; Michigan drops out
Notre Dame cracked the top 10 of The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season, coming in at No. 9, and Michigan fell out of the rankings for the first time in two years....

Wiggins' heave banks in, leads Timberwolves past Thunder
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Andrew Wiggins didn't have time to get near the basket for a final shot....

Winless Suns fire Earl Watson after 3 games this season
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Phoenix Suns have fired coach Earl Watson just three games in to the NBA season....

Truex wins with heavy heart in Kansas elimination race
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Martin Truex Jr. didn't feel a sense of urgency to win Sunday's race at Kansas Speedway because of its playoff implications, not with his spot in the next round safe following a victory at Charlotte....

Red Sox hire Alex Cora as new manager
BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox hired Houston Astros bench coach Alex Cora as manager Sunday, turning to a player from their 2007 World Series championship roster to help the team out of its current playoff slump....

AP source: Mets tab Indians coach Mickey Callaway as manager
NEW YORK (AP) -- Looking for a fresh voice to shepherd their prized arms, the Mets found it in new manager Mickey Callaway....

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