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Bowser's second TD run rallies Northwestern past Rutgers

Oct. 20, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — With a game for first place in the Big Ten West on the horizon against No. 23 Wisconsin, Northwestern almost got caught looking past lowly Rutgers. Isaiah Bowser scored on a 5-yard run with 8:12 to play and Northwestern avoided a major letdown by converting two fourth-downs plays on...

Solder hopes he can help Giants salvage season

Oct. 20, 2018 3:38 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Nate Solder knows the Giants haven't played up to expectations this year, and it's on him to be part of the solution. The left tackle signed a four-year, $62 million contract in March with $35 million guaranteed, making him the league's highest-paid offensive lineman. His...

Police hire raises criticism in New Mexico's largest city

Oct. 19, 2018 8:43 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque mayor's hiring of a New Jersey law enforcement veteran accused of excessive force in a more than decade-old lawsuit was met Friday with strong criticism among New Mexico police reform advocates. The announcement a day earlier of Leonard Nerbetski's appointment as a...

Jets' Myers kicked way through 'long road' into record books

Oct. 19, 2018 7:33 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Jason Myers kept jogging onto the field to kick one field goal after another. Once, twice, six times. By the time he went out to boot his seventh last Sunday, the New York Jets kicker wasn't sure how many he had against Denver. Myers just knew there were lots of them. "Someone...

Beckham doesn't like losing, questions on owner or H2O

Oct. 19, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — There are a lot of things Odell Beckham Jr. doesn't like these days. It starts off with losing and the New York Giants' 1-5 record. He doesn't like the continual questions about his recent ESPN interview in which he criticized the team's energy on the field and its offensive...

Jets' secondary will be down a few key players vs. Vikings

Oct. 19, 2018 3:57 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets' secondary will be short-handed against Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings. Cornerback Buster Skrine and safety Marcus Maye are out for the game Sunday, and cornerback Trumaine Johnson is doubtful to play. Skrine has a concussion that has caused him to miss...

Northwestern faces woeful Rutgers for 1st time in Big Ten

Oct. 19, 2018 3:33 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Northwestern and its high-powered offense are going to get a new look from Rutgers. Scarlet Knights coach Chris Ash has decided to take a more hands-on approach with his struggling defense when the Wildcats (3-3, 3-1 Big Ten) travel to Rutgers on Saturday. Rutgers (1-6, 0-4) has...

Booker gets a warm welcome from South Carolina Democrats

Oct. 19, 2018 1:51 AM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Cory Booker had hundreds of Democratic activists nodding, applauding and eventually roaring — complete with a sermon-style call-and-response — as he entertained the Orangeburg County party barbecue to put the exclamation point on his first day in South Carolina as a...

Landeskog's hat trick leads Avalanche past Devils 5-3

Oct. 18, 2018 11:46 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Colorado squandered a chance at victory on the start of its East Coast swing, and Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog wasn't about to let it happen a second time. Landeskog scored three goals, the last of which put Colorado ahead with 3:22 remaining, and the Avalanche beat the...

Booker stirs South Carolina Democrats in pre-midterm debut

Oct. 18, 2018 11:03 PM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Cory Booker had hundreds of Democratic activists nodding, applauding and eventually roaring — complete with a sermon-style call-and-response — as he entertained the Orangeburg County party barbecue to put the exclamation point on his first day in South Carolina as a...