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Los Angeles Lakers' Dwight Howard (39) reaches for the ball above a crowd of players including Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic (15) during the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Rondo, Howard back for another NBA Finals shot with Lakers

Sep. 29, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

Last time the Los Angeles Lakers ruled the NBA, Rajon Rondo and Dwight Howard were trying to beat them. Howard fell short with Orlando in the 2009 NBA Finals. Rondo lost with Boston in Game 7 in 2010. They finally have another chance, this time trying to support rather than stop the Lakers. Both are key veterans...

Spain's Rafael Nadal answers questions of journalist via a video connection in an empty press conference room after his first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

16 months after torn hamstring, former UCLA star faces Nadal

Sep. 29, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A quick look at the French Open: LOOKAHEAD TO WEDNESDAY At last year’s French Open, Mackenzie McDonald tore his hamstring tendon three games into a first-round doubles match, requiring surgery that left what he called “a massive scar” and making it so the 2016 NCAA...

Denver Broncos quarterback Brett Rypien is hit by Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Jordan Whitehead as he throws a pass during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Brett Rypien named Broncos starting QB against New York Jets

Sep. 29, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Brett Rypien kept his head up when he went undrafted out of Boise State. He didn't get discouraged when he twice got cut by the Denver Broncos. He didn't flinch when the Broncos valued Brandon Allen over him last year to serve as a backup to Joe Flacco and then Drew Lock. Rypien's...

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2020, file photo, Cincinnati Reds' Trevor Bauer throws in the third inning during a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Cincinnati. Game 1 of a National League wild-card baseball series between the Braves and Cincinnati Reds is Wednesday, Sept. 30.  (AP Photo/Aaron Doster, File)

A capsule look at the Reds-Braves playoff series

Sep. 29, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-three playoff series between the Cincinnati Reds and Atlanta Braves beginning Wednesday. All games in Atlanta: ___ CINCINNATI REDS Record: 31-29. Playoff Entry: NL wild card. Playoff Seed: No. 7. Manager: David Bell (second season). Projected Rotation: RHP Trevor Bauer (5-4, NL-best...

Chargers place Harris on IR, sidelining another starter

Sep. 29, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers placed Chris Harris Jr. on injured reserve Tuesday. The cornerback is the fifth defensive starter to end up on IR this season. Harris suffered a foot injury during last Sunday's 21-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers. He signed with the Chargers during the...

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) is tackled by Green Bay Packers linebacker Ty Summers (44) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Summers' time? Packers LB aims to capitalize on opportunity

Sep. 29, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

The stats suggest Green Bay Packers linebacker Ty Summers did just fine Sunday, especially for his first time playing defense in an NFL regular-season game. Summers argues otherwise. The 2019 seventh-round pick from TCU made a team-high nine tackles in a 37-30 victory at New Orleans after a shoulder injury...

Falcons' secondary hit again as CB Dennard placed on IR

Sep. 29, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have placed cornerback Darqueze Dennard on the reserve/injured list with a hamstring injury. The loss of Dennard for at least three games deals another blow to the Falcons' depleted secondary. The Falcons were missing two starting defensive backs, safety...

Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov (86) hoists the Stanley Cup after defeating the Dallas Stars in the NHL Stanley Cup hockey finals, in Edmonton, Alberta, on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lightning lift Stanley Cup in capping NHL's marathon season

Sep. 29, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

Defenseman Ryan McDonagh was preparing to answer one last question regarding the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Stanley Cup championship when teammates Nikita Kucherov and Alex Killorn crashed the room, putting an abrupt and celebratory end to the news conference. “Who’s next? Next question,”...

South Carolina LB Greene out 4-to-6 weeks with fractured hip

Sep. 29, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina starting linebacker Sherrod Greene will miss at least the next four-to-six weeks with a fractured hip. Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp said Tuesday that Greene's injury was “unusual.” Greene is a 6-foot-1, 230-pound senior from Rocky Mount, North Carolina...

Minnesota Twins' Josh Donaldson, center, crosses home plate after hitting a solo home run off Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Dan Winkler during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

Twins shelve Donaldson for wild card series with calf injury

Sep. 29, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson will miss the best-of-three AL first-round series against Houston because of a nagging injury to his right calf, and the team included rookie Alex Kirilloff on the roster that was set on Tuesday prior to Game 1. Donaldson missed 30 games this...