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Correa HR in 11th as Astros top Yankees 3-2; ALCS tied at 1

Oct. 14, 2019 2:37 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — In a battle of the bullpens, Carlos Correa felt the greatest relief. Injured down the stretch and slumping this month, Correa hit a leadoff home run in the 11th inning that lifted the Houston Astros over the New York Yankees 3-2 Sunday night, tying the AL Championship Series at one game...

Steelers' Conner scores 2 TDs, Hodges wins first start

Oct. 14, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Pittsburgh's Devlin Hodges walked into the stadium properly attired for his first NFL start. He was wearing a T-shirt with a duck on it that read "I'm The Boss," befitting his nickname and quiet confidence. The rookie quarterback directed the Steelers offense like a boss and not a...

Darnold throws 2 TDs in return, Jets edge Cowboys 24-22

Oct. 13, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold returned — and so did the New York Jets' hopes to turn around a season that was quickly unraveling without him. Darnold gave the Jets' struggling offense a huge boost by throwing two touchdown passes in his return from mononucleosis, and New York held on to...

Yanks' bullpen buckles in 11th after Paxton hooked in 3rd

Oct. 14, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Yankees went to the bullpen early and kept a parade of relievers going to the mound — even CC Sabathia. But New York's bullpen buckled in the 11th inning when Carlos Correa led off with a home run off J.A. Happ, the Yankees' ninth pitcher, to give the Houston Astros a 3-2 win...

Strasburg starts for Nationals, up 2-0 on Cardinals in NLCS

Oct. 13, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thanks to some superb pitching, the countdown is on to the Washington Nationals' first World Series appearance in franchise history. Up 2-0 on the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Championship Series after near no-hitters from Aníbal Sánchez and Max Scherzer, the Nationals turn to...

Watson, Hyde lead Texans to 31-24 victory over Chiefs

Oct. 13, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There were plenty of people standing on the Houston Texans sideline that felt they had something to prove against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Just about all of them succeeded, too. Deshaun Watson threw for 280 yards and a touchdown while running for two more, outdueling Chiefs...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: How to use head-to-head results?

Oct. 14, 2019 2:54 AM EDT

Georgia beats Notre Dame in a close game at home. Georgia loses to unranked South Carolina in double overtime at home. Both Notre Dame and Georgia are 5-1. Which team should be ranked higher: Notre Dame or Georgia? In the latest AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, the poll voters went with Notre Dame at No. 8...

After record world medal haul, Biles a face of 2020 Olympics

Oct. 14, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Next stop Tokyo for Simone Biles. With Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps both retired since the last Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. gymnast will be the face of the games for much of the world. In gymnastics, no one else comes close. Biles won five of the six gold medals at last...

Mariota, Winston may have cloudy futures with shaky showings

Oct. 14, 2019 2:53 AM EDT

Marcus Mariota might be out as the starting quarterback in Tennessee, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might have to decide how many more interceptions they can afford from Jameis Winston. For the top two picks in the 2015 draft, the future might not be so bright. Mariota was pulled in the third quarter of a 16-0...

Road crew: Wilson's 3 TDs rally Seahawks past sloppy Browns

Oct. 13, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — As rap music thumped from the large sound-system speakers sitting atop lockers at one end of the room, several Seattle players stood on their chairs and danced. This was their party. On the road, the Seahawks make themselves at home. Russell Wilson threw two TD passes and ran for one,...

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Men, women to compete against each other in golf in Europe

Oct. 14, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Men and women will compete against each other next year in Sweden in a new European Tour and Ladies European Tour event hosted by Henrik Stenson and Annika Sorenstam. The two tours announced the Scandinavian Mixed on Monday, minus details on how the course at Bro Hof Slott Golf Club in...

The Latest: Riot police charge Barcelona airport protesters

Oct. 14, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Police in riot gear have charged protesters blocking the entrance to Barcelona's international airport over the criminal convictions of a dozen politicians and activists who pushed for the Catalonia...

German club releases Turkish player over Instagram post

Oct. 14, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Turkish midfielder Cenk Sahin has been released by German soccer club St. Pauli following his Instagram post in support of his country's invasion of Kurdish-held regions in northern Syria. The second-division club said on Monday that "Sahin has been released from his training and...

Memphis, Houston share top spot in AAC preseason hoops poll

Oct. 14, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Houston and Memphis share the top spot in the American Athletic Association's preseason basketball coaches' poll. The Cougars and Tigers finished with 113 points. Houston received seven first-place votes, while Memphis got four first-place votes in the poll released Monday at the...

Nebraska, Illinois will open 2021 football season in Ireland

Oct. 14, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

Nebraska will play Illinois in Dublin, Ireland, to open the 2021 season, the second game in a five-game series of college football games on the Emerald Isle. Athletic directors Bill Moos of Nebraska and Josh Whitman of Illinois announced the game Monday. It's set for Aug. 28 at 51,700-seat Aviva Stadium. Illinois...

Roger Federer says he plans to play at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Oct. 14, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Roger Federer says he plans to play at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Swiss great, a four-time Olympian, says "at the end of the day my heart decided I would love to play at the Olympic Games again." Federer made the announcement in Tokyo during at an exhibition event for his Japanese uniform...

After record world medal haul, Biles a face of 2020 Olympics

Oct. 14, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Next stop Tokyo for Simone Biles. With Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps both retired since the last Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. gymnast will be the face of the games for much of the world. In gymnastics, no one else comes close. Biles won five of the six gold medals at last...

Just 15, Coco Gauff tops Ostapenko for 1st WTA singles title

Oct. 14, 2019 8:37 AM EDT

LINZ, Austria (AP) — Coco Gauff is still just 15. She also is already the owner of a WTA singles title. The American beat 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 in the final of the Upper Austria Ladies tournament Sunday, making Gauff the youngest winner of a singles trophy on the WTA tour...

LEADING OFF: Strasburg, Nats lead Cards 2-0, Stanton hurt

Oct. 14, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: MAKING THEIR PITCH Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals try to move within a win of the World Series. They lead St. Louis 2-0 in the NL Championship Series after dominant starts by Max Scherzer and Aníbal Sánchez — the Cardinals...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: How to use head-to-head results?

Oct. 14, 2019 2:54 AM EDT

Georgia beats Notre Dame in a close game at home. Georgia loses to unranked South Carolina in double overtime at home. Both Notre Dame and Georgia are 5-1. Which team should be ranked higher: Notre Dame or Georgia? In the latest AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, the poll voters went with Notre Dame at No. 8...