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Capital hill: Astros, Nats rely on rotations in World Series

Oct. 20, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

Now this is a serious World Series throw-down. Gerrit Cole, Justin Verlander and Zack Greinke vs. Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin — all of them All-Star starters, still pitching at their peak. It's a mound meeting that every fan can enjoy, the Houston Astros against the Washington...

AP Top 25: Ohio State jumps Clemson to 3rd; Wisconsin falls

Oct. 20, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

Ohio State edged past Clemson to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll and Wisconsin dropped to 13th after being upset ahead of its showdown with the Buckeyes. Alabama remained No. 1 on Sunday in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, receiving 24 first-place votes. No. 2 LSU held its place and...

Capital hill: Astros, Nats put World Series eyes on pitching

Oct. 20, 2019 3:33 AM EDT

Gerrit Cole, Max Scherzer and a slew of aces get the World Series started in Houston, then the scene shifts to Capitol Hill. But with Justin Verlander, Stephen Strasburg and all these electric arms, might as well call it capital hill. Because in this Year of the Home Run, the focus of the 2019 Fall Classic is on...

The Latest: Big days in NFC North for Rodgers, Jones

Oct. 20, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 7 in the NFL (all times EDT): 4:05 p.m. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones put up some eye-popping numbers in hopes of helping their respective teams keep pace in the NFC North. Rodgers passed for 429 yards and accounted for six total...

Saban: Alabama QB Tagovailoa has procedure for ankle injury

Oct. 20, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has had a procedure for a high ankle sprain and will miss Saturday's game against Arkansas. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban says Tagovailoa had what's known as a "tightrope" procedure on his right ankle Sunday. He says it's the same injury the 2018...

As Atlanta metro area booms, so does football in Georgia

Oct. 20, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

MILTON, Ga. (AP) — The lawn in front of Milton High School looks big enough for a football field and provides a grand welcome mat to a building that would fit right in on the campus of a prestigious college, with its colonnade leading to an entrance of glass doors and tall windows. The 14-year-old building...

Altuve's HR in 9th sends Astros to World Series over Yankees

Oct. 20, 2019 2:03 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve, the 5-foot-6 driving force of Houston, delivered a swing that will play in Astros' highlights forever. Altuve homered off Aroldis Chapman with two outs in the ninth inning and Houston outlasted the New York Yankees 6-4 Saturday night to advance to the World Series for the second...

Savages in the box go bust with slew of strikeouts

Oct. 20, 2019 9:21 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A record-setting season by Savages in the Box ended with a string of strikeouts and another October bust for the New York Yankees. For the first time since the 1910s, the 27-time champions have gone through an entire calendar decade without making it to a World Series. An AL Championship...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Week before showdown, Wisconsin exposed

Oct. 20, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

On Friday night, No. 4 Ohio State went to Northwestern and buried a struggling and outclassed opponent, just the way an elite team is supposed to do. For those glancing ahead to next week, it was hard not to think: Boy, Wisconsin messed around with Northwestern and only beat the Wildcats by nine. Hmmm. Transitive...

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The Latest: Big days in NFC North for Rodgers, Jones

Oct. 20, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 7 in the NFL (all times EDT): 4:05 p.m. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones put up some eye-popping numbers in hopes of helping their respective teams keep pace in the NFC North. Rodgers passed for 429 yards and accounted for six total...

Racist chants aimed at Sampdoria midfielder Vieira

Oct. 20, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Sampdoria midfielder Ronaldo Vieira was subjected to racist chants by Roma fans during a Serie A soccer match on Sunday — the latest incident involving offensive behavior inside Italian stadiums this season. Referee Fabio Maresca heard the chants near the end of the first half of the...

Bencic beats Pavlyuchenkova to win Kremlin Cup

Oct. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Belinda Bencic recovered from a set down to beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the Kremlin Cup final on Sunday. Third-seeded Bencic broke Pavlyuchenkova in the Russian's first service game in both the second and third sets. Bencic hit eight aces despite landing just 54% of her...

Liverpool drops first points in 1-1 draw at Man United

Oct. 20, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Dropping points doesn't seem so frustrating this time for Manchester United. Even against Liverpool. While holding on to inflict Liverpool's first loss of the season was beyond this patched-up United squad, a 1-1 draw still ended the Premier League leader's perfect start on...

Andy Murray wins 1st ATP final since hip surgery

Oct. 20, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Andy Murray claimed his first ATP tour title in more than 2 1/2 years at the European Open on Sunday in only his sixth singles tournament since returning from hip surgery in January. The 32-year-old Murray rallied to beat fellow three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka 3-6, 6-4,...

The Latest: Logano wins 1st stage at Kansas Speedway

Oct. 20, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series elimination race at Kansas Speedway (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Joey Logano got a big push from Chase Elliott on a restart with two laps left in the first stage, then held on to grab valuable playoff points in NASCAR's elimination race at Kansas...

49ers beat Redskins in ugly 9-0 game to improve to 6-0

Oct. 20, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Robbie Gould made field goals from 28, 22 and 29 yards to provide the only points in an ugly 9-0 win by the San Francisco 49ers over the Washington Redskins in steady rain and driving wind Sunday to remain undefeated. It wasn't pretty, but San Francisco is 6-0 for the third time in...

Colsaerts ends 7-year drought by winning French Open

Oct. 20, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium ended more than seven years without a victory when he closed with a 1-over 72 and survived a wild back nine at Le Golf National to win the French Open on Sunday. It was Colsaerts first victory since the Volvo World Match Play in 2012,...

Canucks get off to fast start, hold on to beat Rangers 3-2

Oct. 20, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brock Boeser and Jay Beagle scored late in Vancouver's three-goal first period and the Canucks held on to beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Sunday. Bo Horvat also scored and Elias Pettersson had two assists for Vancouver, which bounced back from a 1-0 loss at New Jersey on Saturday to win...

Capital hill: Astros, Nats rely on rotations in World Series

Oct. 20, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

Now this is a serious World Series throw-down. Gerrit Cole, Justin Verlander and Zack Greinke vs. Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin — all of them All-Star starters, still pitching at their peak. It's a mound meeting that every fan can enjoy, the Houston Astros against the Washington...