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Braves beat Giants 6-0, clinch 2nd straight NL East title

Sep. 20, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves clinched their second straight NL East title as Ronald Acuña Jr. hit his 41st homer in a 6-0 win over San Francisco on Friday night that eliminated the Giants from postseason contention in Bruce Bochy's last year as San Francisco manager. Acuña scored three runs...

Defensive end Ziggy Ansah to make Seahawks debut

Sep. 20, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks defensive end Ziggy Ansah, wide receiver David Moore and defensive tackle Poona Ford are set to return to the lineup Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Ansah will be making his debut for the Seahawks after being held out of the first two games to give his...

2 backups better than 1 for New Orleans Saints

Sep. 20, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The debate started once Drew Brees went down last Sunday. How should the New Orleans Saints handle their quarterback situation going forward? Start savvy veteran Teddy Bridgewater? Or, turn to the exciting, multifaceted Taysom Hill? It has been a topic of discussion all week of whether it'll...

No. 19 Washington State seeks 3rd straight win over UCLA

Sep. 20, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

Washington State coach Mike Leach appreciates that quarterback Anthony Gordon doesn't get all moody when things go bad. Of course, things have yet to go bad for Gordon or the Cougars. Thanks to Gordon's stellar start, the Cougars are off to a 3-0 start heading into Saturday night's Pac-12 opener against UCLA....

Pac-12 Game of the Week: Can Utah break the Coliseum Curse?

Sep. 19, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK: Utah hasn't won against the Trojans in Los Angeles in more than 100 years. Yep, that's right, more than a century. The Utes' last win came in 1916. But No. 10 Utah (3-0) has a chance in its Pac-12 opener to not only break the...

Seahawks relying on linebackers more, and for a good reason

Sep. 19, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Bobby Wagner usually is not shy about promoting his position, noting that sometimes linebackers can get lost in the attention typically lavished on pass rushers getting sacks and defensive backs making interceptions. So while the Seahawks' linebacker trio is getting a little bit of...

Wounded Saints face unbeaten Seahawks in early NFC showdown

Sep. 19, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — In his 13 seasons in charge New Orleans coach Sean Payton has always had one constant by his side. Nearly every game. Nearly every snap. It's almost always been Drew Brees on the other end of the receiver, listening to what Payton is saying, and for the most part tormenting opponents. And...

No. 19 Washington State seeks 4-0 start when they face UCLA

Sep. 19, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

UCLA (0-3) at No. 19 Washington State (3-0), Saturday at 10:30 p.m. EDT (ESPN). Line: Washington State by 18 1/2. Series record: UCLA leads 40-20-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE Washington State is seeking a third consecutive win over UCLA, and a second 4-0 start to a season since 2017. It's the Pac-12 opener for both teams,...

Saints-Seahawks Preview Capsule

Sep. 19, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — NEW ORLEANS (1-1) at SEATTLE (2-0) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE — Seahawks by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD — New Orleans 0-2; Seattle 1-1 SERIES RECORD —Seattle leads 8-7 LAST MEETING — Saints beat Seahawks 25-20, Oct. 30, 2016 LAST WEEK — Saints lost to...

Steelers-49ers Preview Capsule

Sep. 19, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (0-2) at SAN FRANCISCO (2-0) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - 49ers by 6 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Pittsburgh 0-2, San Francisco 2-0 SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 11-10 LAST MEETING - Steelers beat 49ers 43-18, Sept. 20, 2015 LAST WEEK - Steelers lost to Seahawks 28-26; 49ers beat Bengals 41-17 AP...