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With no Leonard, Lowry leads Raptors past Wizards 117-113

Oct. 20, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — All's going well for Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors at the moment, off to a 3-0 start and even winning without new star Kawhi Leonard in the second half of a back-to-back. Nothing's going right for John Wall and the Washington Wizards, 0-2 after a pair of losses at home and unable to...

Pat Bowlen's daughter Brittany wants to run team one day

Oct. 20, 2018 9:37 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Brittany Bowlen , one of Pat Bowlen's seven children, said Saturday night she's hoping to one day succeed her father as principal owner of the Denver Broncos. It was the first public declaration of her intention and it came at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation's annual fashion show , where...

Cardinals offensive coordinator gone after blowout loss

Oct. 19, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy a day after the team was blown out at home by the Denver Broncos on national television. First-year head coach Steve Wilks said Friday that quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich will take over the job for a club that is 1-6, the...

Manning stresses importance of financial literacy for kids

Oct. 19, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

Eli Manning recognizes that the numbers in a playbook aren't the only important statistics. Manning wants children, including his three daughters, to have a strong set of financial skills. "I think it's so important for kids to understand what it means to save, to have a budget, to be smart about spending money,"...

NFL giddy right now, must watch for storm clouds

Oct. 19, 2018 2:17 PM EDT

NFL owners were almost giddy about the state of their game as they departed their fall meetings on Wednesday. So was Commissioner Roger Goodell. That's easy to do when TV ratings are up, viewership across all digital media is strong, scoreboards are practically exploding with all the points being scored, and the...

New technology only adds to baseball's culture of paranoia

Oct. 19, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

It probably felt like a cutting-edge caper at the time: The New York Giants, using an elaborate spyglass-and-buzzer system, would have the opposing team's signs relayed from their center-field clubhouse at the Polo Grounds to the bullpen and then to the batter, passing along valuable information during the team's...

G League to offer $125,000 contracts to elite prospects

Oct. 18, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The G League will begin offering "select contracts" worth $125,000 next year to elite prospects who are not yet eligible for the NBA, a move that could slightly lessen the handful of one-and-done players at the college level. There is no determination yet on how players will be identified as...

Former Microsoft director indicted on embezzlement charges

Oct. 18, 2018 2:10 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a former Microsoft sports marketing director with five counts of wire fraud, accusing him of attempting to embezzle $1.5 million from the company and using his NFL connections to sell Super Bowl tickets for his own gain. Jeff Tran, 45, was the director of...

Cora guides Red Sox, inspires team back home in Puerto Rico

Oct. 18, 2018 3:24 AM EDT

Alex Cora spent this season rewarding the support of Jackie Bradley Jr., David Price and the rest of the Boston Red Sox organization with a record-breaking year and a run deep into the playoffs. The rookie manager's accomplishments go further than the baseball diamond, too. Having seen his homeland of Puerto Rico...

NFL happy with more scoring, close games

Oct. 18, 2018 3:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Plenty of scoring and close games are good for business in the NFL. Teams are scoring at a record pace. The number of points (4,489), touchdowns (504) and touchdown passes (328) are the most in league history through six weeks. And, games are coming down to the end. Sixty-nine percent of...