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At NBA media days, COVID and vaccines remain dominant topics

Sep. 27, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

Utah center Rudy Gobert revealed that after much deliberation, he decided to become vaccinated. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich has gotten his booster shot already. Boston coach Ime Udoka had his shots and tested positive for COVID-19 anyway. And Brooklyn guard Kyrie...

Chiefs' Reid released from hospital, plans to see team soon

Sep. 27, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs coach Andy Reid was released from the hospital Monday after he felt ill and was taken by ambulance to be treated for dehydration following their 30-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers the previous day. Chiefs spokesman Ted Crews said that...

The Latest: Kidd looks at Mavs' Doncic as 'a young Picasso'

Sep. 27, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

The latest from NBA media day on Monday (All times EDT) ___ 3:30 p.m. New Dallas coach Jason Kidd is already thinking of ways to tell Luka Doncic he has help on the roster. Kidd told reporters during his media...

Indians win last game before name change, crush Royals 8-3

Sep. 27, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians won their last home game before becoming the Guardians, beating the Kansas City Royals 8-3 on Monday to close a run that started in 1915 and will continue next season with a new identity. Amed Rosario homered and Cal Quantrill...

Column: Inconsistency the norm through Week 3 of NFL season

Sep. 27, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

Tom Brady led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in rushing. The Kansas City Chiefs turned the ball over on their first three possessions. No surprise, both 2020 NFL conference champions lost Sunday. Three weeks into this season and inconsistency has become the...

Analysis: US has to win in Europe to turn tide in Ryder Cup

Sep. 27, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Europe had players who weren't even born the last time it was beaten this badly in the Ryder Cup by what was clearly a superior American team on Midwestern soil. This wasn't Sunday at Whistling Straits. This was five years ago...

Shohei Ohtani ends his brilliant season hungry for winning

Sep. 27, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani pitched seven innings of one-run ball in his final game at Angel Stadium this season, striking out 10 Mariners amid the serenades of “M-V-P!” that have been the soundtrack to his summer. Yet he left the mound with the score tied...

Troubled Tigers: Clemson sliding from ACC, national picture

Sep. 27, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The early warning signs at Clemson have turned into a desperate call for help for the 25th-ranked Tigers. The team which opened at No. 3 in the preseason has lost twice in September for the first time since 2014 — all but ending its bid for a...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Preseason perception v small sample

Sep. 27, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

A month into the season, 12 teams that were ranked in the preseason are unranked, including two preseason top 10s, and a total of 38 teams have spent at least one week in The Associated Press college football poll. The number of ranked teams to lose through four weeks...

Hot Harper carries Phillies into NL East title contention

Sep. 27, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper waited for the “MVP!” chants to fade as he stepped to the microphone at the Phillies' home finale to thank fans for sticking by them in the pennant race. The National League MVP contender who bows every game to fans in right field...

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Indians win last game before name change, crush Royals 8-3

Sep. 27, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians won their last home game before becoming the Guardians, beating the Kansas City Royals 8-3 on Monday to close a run that started in 1915 and will continue next season with a new identity. Amed Rosario homered and Cal Quantrill...

Sophie Goldschmidt taking over as US Ski & Snowboard CEO

Sep. 27, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — U.S. Ski & Snowboard appointed Sophie Goldschmidt as president and CEO on Monday, replacing Tiger Shaw. Goldschmidt was most recently CEO of the World Surf League and has held executive positions at the NBA, WTA, PGA European Tour, Rugby...

Failed flea-flicker dooms Jags, leads to 18th straight loss

Sep. 27, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer admittedly had reservations about the trick play even though he didn't overrule it. It turned out to be an epic failure that led to Jacksonville's 18th consecutive loss. "It’s going...

76ers ready to start season without Ben Simmons drama

Sep. 27, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons grew from lottery picks to All-Stars to franchise cornerstones getting paid max contracts together and — the thought was — they would try for a decade to win NBA championships together. “We’ve been building this...

Coastal Carolina to play Virginia three of next four seasons

Sep. 27, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — No. 16 Coastal Carolina is adding Virginia to its football schedule in three of the next four seasons. The schools announced the series on Monday with the Chanticleers playing at Virginia in 2022 and 2025. The Cavaliers of the Atlantic Coast...

At NBA media days, COVID and vaccines remain dominant topics

Sep. 27, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

Utah center Rudy Gobert revealed that after much deliberation, he decided to become vaccinated. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich has gotten his booster shot already. Boston coach Ime Udoka had his shots and tested positive for COVID-19 anyway. And Brooklyn guard Kyrie...

Coan's status for No. 9 Irish up in air vs No. 7 Bearcats

Sep. 27, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said quarterback Jack Coan’s availability for the ninth-ranked Fighting Irish's showdown with No. 7 Cincinnati this weekend won’t be known until Tuesday. Coan suffered a severe sprain to his left ankle in the...

Illinois man wins marathon after 2 leaders take wrong route

Sep. 27, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man unexpectedly won the Quad Cities Marathon this weekend when the two Kenyan runners who had far outpaced him were disqualified after being diverted off the course by a race volunteer bicyclist. Tyler Pence crossed the finish line in 2...

Quarterback Taylor Heinicke needs more Alex Smith in game

Sep. 27, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

Among the knocks against Alex Smith in his final NFL season with Washington were his inability to stretch the field and a propensity to play it safe. Enter Taylor Heinicke, the gunslinger who played with reckless abandon when he started in place of Smith in the playoffs...

The Latest: Kidd looks at Mavs' Doncic as 'a young Picasso'

Sep. 27, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

The latest from NBA media day on Monday (All times EDT) ___ 3:30 p.m. New Dallas coach Jason Kidd is already thinking of ways to tell Luka Doncic he has help on the roster. Kidd told reporters during his media...