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Mariota already benched with Winston looking to bounce back

Oct. 23, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jameis Winston is coming off the worst game of his career, though the No. 1 overall pick in 2015 remains the starter for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Tennessee Titans already have benched Marcus Mariota, the quarterback drafted a spot later. The previous time these teams met was...

As Vikings prep for Redskins, Cousins grateful for old team

Oct. 23, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The coaches and players who have departed the Washington Redskins have not always been complimentary of their time with a franchise that has experienced its share of dysfunction over the past two decades. Kirk Cousins conceivably could have joined that chorus of critics, a cacophony...

Players to go on strike in Spanish women's soccer league

Oct. 23, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Players in the Spanish women's soccer league have decided to go on strike after failing to reach a deal with clubs over working hours and minimum wages, the latest fight by female athletes worldwide for greater equality with men. Around 200 players met in Madrid late Tuesday and voted in...

Brand Name: 76ers GM goes full circle in championship hunt

Oct. 23, 2019 7:03 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — While his front office contemporaries enjoyed the spoils of splashy signings and bold trades, Elton Brand flew halfway across the world to serve as perhaps the most overqualified ball boy for the league's most enigmatic talent. As Joel Embiid hoisted jumpers in his offseason workouts in...

Ron Francis diving right in as NHL GM in Seattle

Oct. 23, 2019 2:12 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Now that he is a couple months into the job, Ron Francis has gained a little more appreciation for the task he signed up for. The easy decision for the 56-year-old Hockey Hall of Famer would have been to take a consulting or scouting gig, keep his family settled in North Carolina and avoided...

Earthquakes sign Chris Wondolowski to 1-year deal

Oct. 22, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Earthquakes have signed Major League Soccer all-time leading scorer Chris Wondolowski to a one-year contract. The team announced the deal to bring Wondolowski back next season on Tuesday. He scored 15 goals in 2019, breaking the MLS record for a career. The 36-year-old...

Ascending Astros soar from baseball's bottom to top

Oct. 22, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After losing 100 games in three straight seasons, the Houston Astros are in position to become the first team to win 100 in four consecutive years. A core of José Altuve, Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman and George Springer has been supplemented with stud starting pitchers Justin Verlander,...

World Series: How the Nationals and Astros match up

Oct. 21, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

A position-by-position look at the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park: ___ First Base: Nationals: Ryan Zimmerman. The longtime face of the franchise, Zimmerman was Washington's first draft pick in 2005 after the team moved to the...

Pacers give Sabonis 4-year deal to keep core group together

Oct. 21, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have signed power forward Domantas Sabonis to a four-year contract extension. Team officials completed the deal Monday, less than two hours before an NBA deadline would have allowed players with rookie contracts to become restricted free agents next summer. The Pacers...

Sacramento Kings give guard Buddy Hield contract extension

Oct. 21, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Fourth-year guard Buddy Hield has agreed to a multiyear contract extension with the Sacramento Kings. The team didn't provide details of the contract in announcing Hield's extension Monday and planned a news conference for Tuesday. The Kings open the season Wednesday at Phoenix....