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Denny Hamlin (11) races William Byron (24) and Matt DiBenedetto (21) to the finish line during the YellaWood 500 NASCAR auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Talladega, Ala. Hamlin won. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Hamlin wins in 3rd overtime of Talladega's longest race

Oct. 4, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Denny Hamlin put himself in position to finally win in the playoffs by hanging at the back to avoid the carnage of the messiest and longest race in Talladega Superspeedway history. His sweeping three-wide pass in triple overtime Sunday brought an end to the sloppiest race of the...

Burrow, Bengals seek first win against visiting Jaguars

Oct. 1, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

JAGUARS (1-2) at BENGALS (0-2-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE - Bengals by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Jaguars 2-1, Bengals 2-1 SERIES RECORD - Jaguars lead 13-9 LAST MEETING - Jaguars beat Bengals 27-17 on Oct. 20, 2019, at Cincinnati LAST WEEK’S RESULT: Jaguars lost 31-13 to Dolphins; Bengals tied...

FILE - AFC linebacker Von Miller of the Denver Broncos is seen during Pro Bowl NFL football practice, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. The Broncos were left scrambling after losing star Von Miller to a season-ending ankle injury, denying them of the Super Bowl 50 MVP's on-field brilliance and locker room leadership. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

Broncos sad Miller won't have big year he worked so hard for

Sep. 9, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller was primed for a monster comeback in 2020 after packing on the muscle this spring, doubling down on his leadership duties after watching Kobe Bryant’s funeral and Michael Jordan’s documentary, then absolutely destroying offensive drills every day at training...

Lights adorn Allegiant Stadium, new home of the Las Vegas Raiders football team, as it nears completion Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. The stadium will also serve as the home for the UNLV football team. (AP Photo/John Locher)

NFL is now betting big on once-taboo gambling industry

Sep. 4, 2020 10:26 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — It wasn’t that long ago that the NFL nixed Tony Romo’s fantasy football convention at a Nevada casino because of the league’s strict policy against having anything to do with sports betting. Now, the NFL is betting big on the once taboo industry, loosening its gambling...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo, Alabama offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood (70) blocks LSU safety JaCoby Stevens (3) during an NCAA college football game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Leatherwood was selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America first-team, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Roll redemption: No. 3 Alabama aims to restore dominance

Sep. 1, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

Alabama coach Nick Saban stressed the importance of humility to his players in a preseason talk, urging them to avoid the pitfalls of entitlement and self-satisfaction. Chances are, the lesson found a receptive audience going into this season. The preseason No. 3 Crimson Tide received that program’s...

Members of the Baylor football team including Dave Aranda, left, bow their heads during a prayer after marching around campus, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Waco, Texas, protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

Athlete power: ‘Shut up and play' is tossed from the game

Aug. 29, 2020 2:07 PM EDT

With every get-out-the-vote campaign, every shutdown of a major sport, every detailed list of actions by athletes demanding change, one new reality comes into sharper focus: The days of “shut up and play” are winding down. This summer of police shootings of Black people — the aftershocks...