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The Latest: Astros close to within 5-4 in eighth inning

Oct. 22, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 10:40 p.m. The Houston Astros are closer, but still have some work to do in the ninth inning to avoid losing Game 1 of the World Series at home. Washington held on to a 5-4 lead after eight innings in its first-ever World Series game, after...

Gordon's frustration beginning to show for Chargers

Oct. 22, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Melvin Gordon has been frustrated for a long time. First, over a holdout for a contract extension that was not successful and then over his slow start once he returned to the Los Angeles Chargers. But the running back did two things last Sunday that he considers inexcusable. He...

Jets angry Darnold's 'seeing ghosts' comment made it on air

Oct. 22, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets are disappointed and angry quarterback Sam Darnold's comment about him "seeing ghosts" made it on air during the "Monday Night Football" game. Darnold was wearing a microphone for ESPN's broadcast of New York's 33-0 loss to New England. After the third of his five...

If Vikings are without Thielen, there's precedent of success

Oct. 22, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — When Adam Thielen left the previous game in Detroit because of a hamstring injury he suffered in the first quarter, the Minnesota Vikings didn't miss a beat without their two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver. The passing clinic that Kirk Cousins put on during the 42-30 victory over the Lions...

Seahawks acquire safety Quandre Diggs from Lions

Oct. 22, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks addressed depth concerns in the defensive backfield by acquiring Quandre Diggs from the Detroit Lions on Tuesday in exchange for a 2020 fifth-round pick. Seattle has major depth worries at safety after Bradley McDougald and Lano Hill missed Sunday's loss to...

Jets hope to learn, improve from brutal loss to Patriots

Oct. 22, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghosts, unnerving turnovers and an ugly loss. That was the New York Jets in a nutshell Monday night as they were embarrassed 33-0 by the New England Patriots in front of a prime-time TV audience. Bill Belichick dialed up so many blitzes, the Patriots' defense had quarterback Sam Darnold...

Falcons trade receiver Mohamed Sanu to Patriots

Oct. 22, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Patriots have done a lot of shuffling at receiver this season. They are hoping Mohamed Sanu can provide some stability as they try to solidify their offense heading into a difficult part of their schedule. The Patriots traded a second-round draft pick in 2020 to the Atlanta Falcons for...

Correction: Severe Weather-The Latest story

Oct. 22, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — In a story Oct. 21 about storms that spawned tornadoes in several states, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Bush Institute event was in South Texas. It was in south Dallas. A corrected version of the story is below: The Latest: Bushes home spared by Dallas tornado The tornado...

Patriots blitz Jets, gain more confidence with Browns next

Oct. 22, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots have thrived this season thanks to a defense that's limited opponents' abilities to get in the end zone and an offense that's found ways to adjust to injuries. You can add one thing to that list: an ability to be unpredictable. New England disguised a myriad of...

Broncos trade receiver Emmanuel Sanders to 49ers

Oct. 22, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Emmanuel Sanders arrived in what he called "wide receiver heaven" in 2014 and with Peyton Manning throwing him passes, he certainly found bliss in Denver, where he became a champion and a bona fide NFL star. On Tuesday, he escaped what had become wide receiver purgatory when the...