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Cousins returns to Vikings quarterback room after quarantine

Aug. 05, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was activated Thursday from the COVID-19 reserve list after completing the NFL's required five-day quarantine for unvaccinated players deemed a high-risk close contact with an infected person. Admittedly...

Falcons' Jones wants another 'taste' of success rushing QBs

Aug. 05, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Deion Jones describes his career-high 4 1/2 sacks last season as “just another taste” of his pass-rush potential. There may be more big-play opportunities for the Atlanta Falcons' middle linebacker in new defensive coordinator Dean Pees'...

Toughest Olympics? Decathletes and heptathletes say probably

Aug. 05, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Even for the athletes good enough and brave enough to take on the decathlon or the heptathlon at the Olympics, Tokyo was next-level hard. Injuries took out world champions, world-record holders, gold-medal contenders and more. By the...

Expanded playoffs means more games and ... more injuries?

Aug. 05, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

Few college football coaches know the mental and physical grind that comes with navigating a long postseason better than Chris Klieman. The Kansas State coach was formerly at FCS juggernaut North Dakota State, whose teams routinely compete for national titles in a...

Olympics Latest: China women win table tennis again

Aug. 05, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT China's women continued their table tennis dominance,...

Dodgers sign Hamels, add depth to depleted rotation

Aug. 05, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four-time All-Star Cole Hamels signed a $3.05 million, one-year contract Wednesday with the Los Angeles Dodgers through the end of the season, adding more depth to a pitching staff that has been racked with injuries. Halem will earn about $1 million...

LEADING OFF: Rizzo on a roll, Phils drive for 5, Rendon done

Aug. 05, 2021 03:24 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ WILD RIDE Anthony Rizzo and the New York Yankees host surprising Seattle in the opener of a four-game series between AL wild-card contenders. Rizzo...

Scherzer Ks 10 in debut, Dodgers hit 4 HRs to beat Astros

Aug. 05, 2021 02:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Scherzer has accomplished many things during his 14-year major league career, but it wasn't until his first start for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night that he got to enjoy this particular experience: A seventh-inning curtain call. ...

Gausman, Dickerson lead Giants past Diamondbacks 7-1

Aug. 05, 2021 01:53 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Kevin Gausman threw six stellar innings, Alex Dickerson added a three-run homer and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-1 on Wednesday night. Gausman (10-5) gave up five hits, walked none and struck out eight. He cruised through the...

Felipe Mora gives Timbers a 1-1 draw with the Earthquakes

Aug. 05, 2021 01:43 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Felipe Mora scored in first-half stoppage time to pull the Portland Timbers into a 1-1 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday night. The Earthquakes (4-7-6) struck first with a second-chance goal from Javier López in the 25th minute. ...