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World Series: How the Nationals and Astros match up

Oct. 21, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

A position-by-position look at the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park: ___ First Base: Nationals: Ryan Zimmerman. The longtime face of the franchise, Zimmerman was Washington's first draft pick in 2005 after the team moved to the...

Detroit's defensive front falling short of expectations

Oct. 21, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit's much-anticipated defensive front has looked flat so far this season. This was supposed to be a strength for the Lions, who added defensive linemen Trey Flowers and Mike Daniels in the offseason and traded for Damon Harrison last year. The results have been decidedly...

Pacers give Sabonis 4-year deal to keep core group together

Oct. 21, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have signed power forward Domantas Sabonis to a four-year contract extension. Team officials completed the deal Monday, less than two hours before an NBA deadline would have allowed players with rookie contracts to become restricted free agents next summer. The Pacers...

Down multiple options, Saints coach Sean Payton got creative

Oct. 21, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints' fifth straight victory without record-setting quarterback Drew Brees was just the latest highlight in an extraordinary run for coach Sean Payton. Even though 2017 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Alvin Kamara and starting tight end Jared Cook joined Brees as injured and...

Sacramento Kings give guard Buddy Hield contract extension

Oct. 21, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Fourth-year guard Buddy Hield has agreed to a multiyear contract extension with the Sacramento Kings. The team didn't provide details of the contract in announcing Hield's extension Monday and planned a news conference for Tuesday. The Kings open the season Wednesday at Phoenix....

Bucs practice squad DL Beckner suspended 4 games

Oct. 21, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The NFL has suspended Tampa Bay rookie defensive lineman Terry Beckner four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancers. Beckner is a seventh-round draft pick who has been a member of the team's practice squad. The NFL announced the suspension without pay on Monday....

Predators sign top draft pick Tomasino to entry-level deal

Oct. 21, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have signed first-round draft pick Philip Tomasino to a three-year contract. The Predators announced the entry-level deal with the forward on Monday. Nashville took the 18-year-old Tomasino with the No. 24 pick in the June draft. Tomasino has 23 points in 12...

Raiders defense picked apart by Aaron Rodgers

Oct. 21, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — While Derek Carr's costly fumble reaching for the goal line at the end of the first half may have been the momentum changer, there wasn't much the Oakland Raiders offense could have done against Green Bay the way Aaron Rodgers carved up the defense. Rodgers had a flawless performance...

NBA '19-20: Suspense returns; LA teams seek Hollywood ending

Oct. 21, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

For five years the NBA Finals have returned to the same spot, the longest run ever in one Western Conference location. LeBron James and Anthony Davis want to bring them back to Los Angeles. So do Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. With the Warriors weakened and powerhouse pairs popping up all over the place, the...

Raiders trade CB Gareon Conley to Texans

Oct. 21, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders traded 2017 first-round cornerback Gareon Conley to the Houston Texans on Monday for a 2020 third-round pick, marking the third former first-round pick traded away by coach Jon Gruden in the past 14 months. The Raiders made the deal a day after allowing Aaron...