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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 1988, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Orel Hershiser holds his World Series Most Valuable Player trophy following the Dodgers' decisive 5-2 win over the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Ca. Since Hershiser struck out Oakland’s Tony Phillips for the final out of the 1988 World Series, the Dodgers have played 5,014 regular-season games and 113 more in the postseason in pursuit of their next title. They have spent $3.69 billion in player payroll over 32 seasons. One more win and that elusive seventh championship will be theirs. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)

Dodgers 1 win from title after 32 years and more than $3.6B

Oct. 26, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Since Orel Hershiser struck out Oakland’s Tony Phillips for the final out of the 1988 World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers have played 5,014 regular-season games and 113 more in the postseason in pursuit of their next title. They have spent $3.69 billion in player payroll...

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Troy Hill (22) tips a pass in the end zone intended for Chicago Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney (11) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. The ball was caught by Rams safety Taylor Rapp, behind, for a touchback. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis )

Rams dominate matchup of tough defenses, beat Bears 24-10

Oct. 27, 2020 12:46 AM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Rams could tell Leonard Floyd was playing with an uncommon fury against his old team, and the rest of the Los Angeles defense followed his lead. By the time the Rams were done with the Chicago Bears on Monday night, Floyd had two sacks and the game ball — and Los Angeles...

Cleveland Browns' Odell Beckham Jr. (13) is examined during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. Browns star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will miss the rest of the season after tearing a knee ligament during Sunday's 37-34 win at Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Beckham's season over, Browns star WR tears knee ligament

Oct. 26, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. was in a much better place emotionally and physically. This was going to be the season he changed minds. He was determined to make 2020 — and its many obstacles — a special year, re-establish himself as one of the NFL's best players and lead the Browns back...

Los Angeles Dodgers fans cheer during the seventh inning in Game 5 of the baseball World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Rays, Dodgers grateful to have fans at neutral-site Series

Oct. 27, 2020 3:47 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Individual whistles echo during quieter moments, and a single fan with enough persistence can leave an impression with a chant during World Series games with the smallest crowds in more than 100 years. Because of the coronavirus, this year's Fall Classic is being held at a neutral...

Players reacting to seeing Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton (14) lying on the ground after getting hit by Washington Football Team inside linebacker Jon Bostic (53) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Cowboys question their own fight in rapidly spiraling season

Oct. 26, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

Dallas receiver Amari Cooper had no answer for why the Cowboys didn't respond when Andy Dalton ended up with a concussion after the quarterback was hit while sliding on a play that led to the ejection of Washington's Jon Bostic. Coach Mike McCarthy didn't hide his disappointment in the rest of the players on...

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) celebrates his first NFL play with Miami Dolphins running back Matt Breida (22), Miami Dolphins guard Ted Karras (67) and Miami Dolphins running back Lynn Bowden (15) against the New York Jets during an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Tagovailoa’s winning personality helped the Miami Dolphins avoid locker room backlash when he was promoted to replace popular veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. (AP Photo/Doug Murray)

Dolphins players say they're excited about Tua's 1st start

Oct. 26, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa’s winning personality helped the Miami Dolphins avoid any locker room backlash when he was promoted to replace popular veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. Plus, Tagovailoa's teammates believe he's really good. “You wouldn’t think he was a rookie if you watched him in...

Detroit Lions linebacker Jamie Collins (58) signals

Column: So perfect for 2020: game-losing touchdown run

Oct. 27, 2020 2:24 AM EDT

In the disjointed football autumn that is 2020, it somehow makes perfect sense that defenders were left celebrating touchdowns by running backs who accidentally reached the end zone. Twice in one weekend, once in the Big Ten on Saturday, which led to Indiana’s stunning 36-35 win over Penn State in...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski celebrates with quarterback Tom Brady, left, after Gronkowski scored a touchdown against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

On Football: Brady flourishing, Belichick floundering

Oct. 26, 2020 2:50 AM EDT

Tom Brady accounted for five touchdowns in a profitable trip to Las Vegas. The coach he left behind in New England led his team to six points and a third straight loss. For those who accept the premise that the six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback left the Patriots to prove elsewhere that he was the backbone...

Kameron Bush, 3, poses with the Stanley Cup at the Children's Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., on Oct. 16, 2020. The Tampa Bay Lightning took the Stanley Cup to the Children's Cancer Center as part of their local tour of stops after winning the National Hockey League's championship trophy Sept. 28 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Kristina Hjertkvist/Tampa Bay Lightning via AP)

Stanley Cup visits children's cancer center in Tampa

Oct. 26, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

Remy Heberlein’s grandmother joked he shouldn’t touch the Stanley Cup with chocolate on his hands. The 3-year-old whose leukemia is in remission was sad he couldn’t touch hockey’s holy grail at all, but that didn’t stop his eyes from lighting up at the sight of it. He and older...

Team owner Chip Ganassi, left, congratulates Scott Dixon on winning the NTT IndyCar Series Championship following an IndyCar auto race Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Column: Chip Ganassi celebrates 30 years of winning

Oct. 26, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — You may have heard that Chip Ganassi likes winners. It's his catchphrase, his slogan for his drivers, and the brand he's established for his race teams. In this 30th anniversary season for Chip Ganassi Racing, the boss is celebrating another winner: Scott Dixon won his sixth...

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FILE- In this Tuesday, July 14, 2020, file photo, former Auburn coach, Tommy Tuberville, speaks to supporters after he defeated Senator Jeff Sessions in the runoff election in Montgomery, Ala. U.S. Sen. Doug Jones is outspending Tuberville in the home stretch of Alabama’s Senate race.   (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

Jones fights for survival in Alabama as Tuberville coasts

Oct. 27, 2020 8:40 AM EDT

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Standing by a blue pickup truck at a rally near the birthplace of the late civil rights icon John Lewis, Alabama Sen. Doug Jones urged voters to look at his record from his three years in office and not what he called Republican distortions about him. “Don't listen to the lies. ......

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2018, file photo, Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson throws a pass against Ohio State during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. Magistrate Judge Norah McCann King moved a change of plea hearing from June 18 to July 1, 2020, for Daniel Rippy. Rippy is accused of making an

Government seeks 15-month sentence in football game threat

Oct. 27, 2020 8:32 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A California man’s anger over his sports teams’ setbacks went far beyond the average fan’s emotions and must be punished with time in prison, the government said ahead of the man's sentencing in federal court. Daniel Rippy, of Livermore, California, used Facebook...

People attend funeral of fighters killed in an airstrike in the town of Idlib, Syria, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. An airstrike on a rebel training camp in northwestern Syria on Monday killed dozens of Turkish-backed fighters and wounded nearly as many, in one of the heaviest blows to the opposition's strongest groups, a spokesman and a war monitor said. (AP Photo)

Turkey-backed fighters retaliate against Syria-allied troops

Oct. 27, 2020 8:23 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition groups lobbed hundreds of missiles and artillery rockets at government posts in northwestern Syria on Tuesday, in retaliation for a deadly attack that killed dozens of their fighters a day earlier. The renewed violence has undermined an already shaky cease-fire in place...

Los Angeles Dodgers fans cheer during the seventh inning in Game 5 of the baseball World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Rays, Dodgers grateful to have fans at neutral-site Series

Oct. 27, 2020 3:47 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Individual whistles echo during quieter moments, and a single fan with enough persistence can leave an impression with a chant during World Series games with the smallest crowds in more than 100 years. Because of the coronavirus, this year's Fall Classic is being held at a neutral...

CORRECTS TO GREEN BAY PACKERS RUNNING BACK JAMAAL WILLIAMS NOT HOUSTON TEXANS CORNERBACK CORNELL ARMSTRONG - Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams (30) warms up before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)

Packers RB Williams forming quality tandem with Jones

Oct. 27, 2020 2:24 AM EDT

Green Bay’s Jamaal Williams understands the opportunities that could await him in the offseason, but he’s focusing on the present while teaming up with Aaron Jones to form one of the NFL’s top running-back tandems. Williams showcased his array of talents Sunday as the Packers' offense...

Detroit Lions linebacker Jamie Collins (58) signals

Column: So perfect for 2020: game-losing touchdown run

Oct. 27, 2020 2:24 AM EDT

In the disjointed football autumn that is 2020, it somehow makes perfect sense that defenders were left celebrating touchdowns by running backs who accidentally reached the end zone. Twice in one weekend, once in the Big Ten on Saturday, which led to Indiana’s stunning 36-35 win over Penn State in...

Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Foles (9) is sacked by Los Angeles Rams linebacker Justin Hollins during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Bears offense seeks answers after poor showing against Rams

Oct. 27, 2020 1:41 AM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Coach Matt Nagy usually has answers for what’s happening with the Chicago Bears’ offense, whether it is good or bad. After a 24-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night in which they were held to a season low in points and the defense scored the Bears’...

Sam Gordon poses for a photograph, Oct. 20, 2020, in Herriman, Utah. Gordon was the only girl in a tackle football league when she started playing the game at age 9. Now, Gordon hopes she can give girls a chance to play on female-only high school teams through a lawsuit. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Female football star sues for schools to offer girls' teams

Oct. 27, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sam Gordon's staggering football skills made her famous at age 9. But they didn't make her fully welcome on the field. As the only girl in a tackle football league in Utah, she heard parents from opposing teams urge their kids to “beat the girl.” “I had a target...

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Troy Hill (22) tips a pass in the end zone intended for Chicago Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney (11) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. The ball was caught by Rams safety Taylor Rapp, behind, for a touchback. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis )

Rams dominate matchup of tough defenses, beat Bears 24-10

Oct. 27, 2020 12:46 AM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Rams could tell Leonard Floyd was playing with an uncommon fury against his old team, and the rest of the Los Angeles defense followed his lead. By the time the Rams were done with the Chicago Bears on Monday night, Floyd had two sacks and the game ball — and Los Angeles...

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 1988, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Orel Hershiser holds his World Series Most Valuable Player trophy following the Dodgers' decisive 5-2 win over the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Ca. Since Hershiser struck out Oakland’s Tony Phillips for the final out of the 1988 World Series, the Dodgers have played 5,014 regular-season games and 113 more in the postseason in pursuit of their next title. They have spent $3.69 billion in player payroll over 32 seasons. One more win and that elusive seventh championship will be theirs. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)

Dodgers 1 win from title after 32 years and more than $3.6B

Oct. 26, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Since Orel Hershiser struck out Oakland’s Tony Phillips for the final out of the 1988 World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers have played 5,014 regular-season games and 113 more in the postseason in pursuit of their next title. They have spent $3.69 billion in player payroll...