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AP source: Titans to start Ryan Tannehill instead of Mariota

Oct. 15, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Titans are making a change at quarterback in hopes of salvaging their season. Tennessee will start Ryan Tannehill at quarterback instead of Marcus Mariota on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday night....

Rams trade CB Marcus Peters to Baltimore for LB Kenny Young

Oct. 15, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams traded cornerback Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday for linebacker Kenny Young and an undisclosed pick in the 2020 draft. Peters has been a starting cornerback for the Rams since they acquired him from Kansas City before last season, taking...

Pistons still in the murky middle, hoping to show progress

Oct. 15, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — In a league with so many teams either contending or rebuilding, the Detroit Pistons haven't been doing much of either. What they did do last season was make a playoff appearance, a rarity in recent years. Now the challenge is to build on that. "Not saying we're ready for a championship, but...

Cole, unbeaten since May, transformed by Astros analytics

Oct. 15, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole walked into a conference room after one of his first spring training workouts with the Houston Astros in February 2018 and was met by about 10 people. "There was charts, video, matching charts," Cole recalled. "It was all new then, but it's pretty straightforward to me now."...

Fangio has found the right mix on Denver's defense

Oct. 14, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Vic Fangio has settled on the right mix to restore Denver's defensive dominance even without pass rusher Bradley Chubb and cornerback Bryce Callahan. The Broncos (2-4) collected seven sacks and three takeaways for the first time since 1984 in their 16-0 win over Tennessee on Sunday,...

Hertl has goal and assist as Sharks top Flames 3-1

Oct. 14, 2019 2:09 AM EDT

SAN JOSE,Calif. (AP) — Less than a week after rejoining his former team, Patrick Marleau is already making a big impact. Tomas Hertl had a goal and an assist to help the San Jose Sharks beat the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Sunday night. Timo Meier and Kevin Labanc also scored as San Jose won their second...

Blue Jackets snap Hurricanes' season-opening 5-game streak

Oct. 13, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Markus Nutivaara, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Pierre-Luc Dubios scored and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat Carolina 3-2 Saturday night, ending the best start to a season in Hurricanes' franchise history. Dubois overpowered Brock McGinn on a rush from the opposite blue line and lifted a...

Scheifele scores in OT, Jets beat winless Blackhawks 3-2

Oct. 12, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After being kept off the scoresheet in regulation, Mark Scheifele finally broke through when it really counted. Scheifele scored 47 seconds into overtime and the Winnipeg Jets rallied from an early two-goal deficit to beat the winless Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Saturday night for their third...

Broncos sign fullback Andy Janovich to three-year deal

Oct. 11, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Andy Janovich won't be getting sleek new wheels after signing a three-year extension with the Denver Broncos on Friday worth $5.7 million. "No, I'll probably hang on to that for a while," Janovich said of "Old Blue ," his beat-up 20-year-old Dodge pickup truck with the cracked...

Marleau helps Sharks beat Blackhawks 5-4 for 1st win

Oct. 11, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Marleau looked terrific in teal. Just like old times. Marleau scored two goals in his first game back with San Jose, and the Sharks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Thursday night for their first victory of the season. "It's just so exciting to be back and playing and being with...