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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 12:38 PM 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...

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...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) warms up before an NCAA College football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)

Clemson QB Lawrence: 'I have the option' to leave or stay

Oct. 27, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is leaving the door open about his football future despite previously saying he planned on heading to the NFL following this his junior season. Lawrence, the 6-foot-6 passer with the flowing hair, is considered the likely consensus No. 1 pick in next spring's NFL draft. But...

FILE - In this April 4, 2007, file photo, cloudy skies appear above the clubhouse at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. The Par 3 Contest is out at the spectator-free Masters in November. ESPN's “College GameDay” is in. Augusta National announced Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, more changes to a Masters tournament that will be unlike any of the previous 83. The most unusual of all is ESPN's popular college football pregame show taking place on a stage that overlooks Ike's Pond and the ninth green of the Par 3 course. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Par 3 Contest out, 'College GameDay' in at different Masters

Oct. 27, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

The Par 3 Contest is out at the spectator-free Masters in November. ESPN's “College GameDay” is in. Augusta National announced Tuesday more changes to a Masters tournament that will be unlike any of the previous 83. The most unusual of all is ESPN's popular college football pregame show taking place...

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...

FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, March 3, 2020, FIFA President Gianni Infantino addresses a meeting of European soccer leaders at the congress of the UEFA governing body in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Infantino has tested positive for COVID-19, and according to a statement FIFA says Infantino “has reported mild symptoms, has immediately placed himself in self-isolation and will remain in quarantine at least for ten days.” (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, FILE)

FIFA president Infantino tests positive for COVID-19

Oct. 27, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA president Gianni Infantino has tested positive for COVID-19. The governing body of world soccer said Tuesday that Infantino has mild symptoms and "has immediately placed himself in self-isolation and will remain in quarantine at least for 10 days.” People who have come into...

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 10:52 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 Conference on Saturday, which led to Indiana’s stunning 36-35 win over Penn State...

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Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) scrambles against Tennessee in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Athens, Ga. No. 5 Georgia has had an off week to prepare for Saturday's game at Kentucky after being shut out in the second half of a 41-24 loss to No. 2 Alabama. With Stetson Bennett expected to retain the starting job at quarterback, the Bulldogs are relying on their running game led by Zamir White to get the offense moving again. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Run game could be key to Georgia's goal of boosting offense

Oct. 27, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

Georgia is approaching the midpoint of its season seeking to regain its offensive momentum. A strong running game may be the focus. The No. 5 Bulldogs enter Saturday's game at Kentucky still looking to prove they can be consistently productive on the ground, as in recent years with such running backs as D'Andre...

Southern Mississippi defensive back Natrone Brooks (18) is congratulated by interim head coach Scotty Walden after preventing a North Texas pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Denton, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Another change at Southern Miss: coach Walden to Austin Peay

Oct. 27, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Southern Mississippi interim coach Scotty Walden is leaving the school, effective immediately, to become the head coach at Austin Peay. Austin Peay announced Tuesday that Walden would fill a vacancy that has been open since July, when Mark Hudspeth abruptly resigned....

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) warms up before an NCAA College football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)

Clemson QB Lawrence: 'I have the option' to leave or stay

Oct. 27, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is leaving the door open about his football future despite previously saying he planned on heading to the NFL following this his junior season. Lawrence, the 6-foot-6 passer with the flowing hair, is considered the likely consensus No. 1 pick in next spring's NFL draft. But...

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)

Browns place Beckham on injured reserve after knee injury

Oct. 27, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns placed star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on injured reserve Tuesday, two days after he suffered a season-ending knee injury in a win at Cincinnati. Beckham tore his left anterior cruciate ligament on Cleveland's first possession Sunday. The three-time Pro Bowler was...

Men’s 100-meter world champion Christian Coleman banned for 2 years for missed doping tests; to miss Tokyo Olympics

Oct. 27, 2020 1:44 PM EDT
MONACO (AP) — Men’s 100-meter world champion Christian Coleman banned for 2 years for missed doping tests; to miss Tokyo Olympics.
FILE - In this March 7, 2020, file photo, then-New York Islanders defenseman Devon Toews (25) shoots the puck as Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin (74) tries to defend during an NHL hockey game, in Uniondale, N.Y. The Colorado Avalanche have agreed to a four-year deal with newly acquired defenseman Devon Toews.
The contract for Toews runs through the 2023-24 season, the team announced Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Jim McIsaac, File)

Avalanche sign defenseman Devon Toews to 4-year deal

Oct. 27, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche have agreed to a four-year deal with newly acquired defenseman Devon Toews. The contract for Toews runs through the 2023-24 season, the team announced Tuesday. Colorado picked up Toews from the New York Islanders on Oct. 12 in exchange for a second-round pick in 2021...

Men’s 100-meter world champion Christian Coleman banned for 2 years for missed doping tests; to miss Tokyo Olympics

Oct. 27, 2020 1:41 PM EDT
MONACO (AP) — Men’s 100-meter world champion Christian Coleman banned for 2 years for missed doping tests; to miss Tokyo Olympics.
A member of the Kansas State marching band plays the trombone while wearing a face mask during the second half of an NCAA football game against Kansas Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Manhattan, Kan.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Latest: Gators have 6 new positives in football program

Oct. 27, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Florida's football program is reporting six new positive tests for the coronavirus in the past week, bringing the team’s total for the month to 37. The 10th-ranked Gators returned to practice and meetings starting Monday...

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

1-year sentence for angry fan who made football game threat

Oct. 27, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A California man’s threats to harm college football players because they beat his favored team epitomized “fandom spiraled out of control,” something that can't be ignored in the age of mass shootings, a federal judge said Tuesday as he handed down a sentence of...

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) rushes for a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. The Panthers are eager to get Christian McCaffrey back on the field after he has missed four games with a high ankle sprain. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

Panthers' McCaffrey back at practice after missing 5 games

Oct. 27, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Christian McCaffrey has been designated for return from the team’s injured reserve list, increasingly the likelihood Carolina's 2019 All-Pro running back will play Thursday night against the Falcons. McCaffrey arrived at Panthers practice Tuesday with a red jersey and a...