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Hopkins has 2 TDs, Texans beat Colts 20-17 to top AFC South

Nov. 22, 2019 2:49 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Determined to bounce back from an embarrassing loss, the Houston Texans used big performances from Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins and solid defense to beat the Indianapolis Colts and move into first place in the AFC South. Watson threw two touchdown passes to Hopkins and finished with...

Garrett’s suspension for helmet attack upheld after appeal

Nov. 21, 2019 8:18 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett’s goal was to be NFL’s top defensive player this season. He won’t finish it. Garrett’s indefinite suspension for smashing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph over the head with a helmet was upheld Thursday by an appeals officer who...

Steelers QB Rudolph denies report he used racial slur

Nov. 21, 2019 8:31 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The on-field fight between Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has turned into a war of words off it, with Rudolph denying an anonymous report alleging he used a racial slur shortly before their now infamous confrontation last...

AP Top 25 Podcast: Tua’s legacy and Alabama’s CFP hopes

Nov. 22, 2019 4:47 AM EST

Tua Tagovailoa changed Alabama football and became a star before he was even a starter. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, ESPN playoff reporter Heather Dinich joins AP’s Ralph Russo to discuss Tagovailoa’s legacy and Alabama’s present without him. Can the Tide still make the...

Antetokounmpo has triple-double, Bucks beat Trail Blazers

Nov. 22, 2019 12:35 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee crowd greeted Carmelo Anthony with a loud ovation when the 10-time All-Star was introduced before the game. It cheered louder after the Bucks extended their winning streak to six straight. Giannis Antetokounmpo had his second triple-double of the season and Milwaukee beat...

Ewing wins big again at MSG, Hoyas knock off No. 22 Texas

Nov. 21, 2019 9:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Ewing walked onto the Madison Square Garden court waving his arms and exhorting the crowd to cheer louder. Some chanted for the Hoyas. But as the final seconds ticked off the clock, those booming chants turned to ones for the coach: “Patrick Ewing! Patrick Ewing! Patrick...

MLB probing Astros back to ’17, ‘firm’ discipline possible

Nov. 21, 2019 5:32 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball has widened its investigation of alleged sign stealing by the Houston Astros and will probe activity by the team over the past three seasons. After the conclusion of owners meetings Thursday, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said MLB will “investigate...

Islanders beat Penguins 4-3 in OT, point streak at 16

Nov. 21, 2019 11:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Brock Nelson came through in overtime again for the New York Islanders. Nelson scored his second goal of the game at 4:16 of the extra period, lifting the Islanders to a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night to extend their point streak to a franchise-record 16 games....

Kim builds 2-shot lead in LPGA Tour Championship

Nov. 21, 2019 5:31 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Sei Young Kim set a goal of winning three times this year on the LPGA Tour, and she’s down to her last chance. Reaching the goal would pay off big at the CME Group Tour Championship. Kim scrambled to keep bogeys off her card Thursday along the back nine at Tiburon Golf Club, and...

Fleetwood, Rahm chase Lorenzo-Vera in Dubai; McIlroy fades

Nov. 22, 2019 9:33 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Struggling for energy as he battles a lung infection, Mike Lorenzo-Vera still managed a vigorous fist-pump after chipping in from the fringe of the 13th green to establish a seven-shot lead at the World Tour Championship. An hour later, the French golfer was finishing his...

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No. 25 Hokies, Pittsburgh meet in critical ACC Coastal clash

Nov. 22, 2019 10:26 AM EST

Pittsburgh and No. 25 Virginia Tech will meet in a pivotal ACC Coastal Division clash this weekend. The Panthers (7-3, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) and Hokies (7-3, 4-2) both head into Saturday’s game with a chance to capture the division, although the crown won’t be determined until after...

No. 4 Georgia looks to get more offensive against Texas A&M

Nov. 22, 2019 10:16 AM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia’s offense has a chip on its shoulder. Yes, the No. 4 Bulldogs are again in prime position to make a run at the College Football Playoff. But, heading into the home finale against No. 24 Texas A&M on Saturday, there’s a bit of grumbling about an offense that has...

2020 LPGA Schedule

Nov. 22, 2019 10:16 AM EST

Jan. 16-19 — Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Jan. 23-26 — Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio, Boca Rio GC, Boca Raton, Fla. Feb. 6-9 — ISPS Handa Vic Open, 13th Beach GL, Barwon Heads, Australia. Feb. 13-16 — ISPS...

Ole Miss selects Keith Carter as its athletic director

Nov. 22, 2019 10:13 AM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has removed the interim tag from Keith Carter’s title by officially naming him the school’s athletic director. Carter had been working as Ole Miss’ interim athletic director since Ross Bjork’s departure in May. Bjork had been Ole Miss’...

Mac Jones leads No. 5 Alabama against Western Carolina

Nov. 22, 2019 10:06 AM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The fifth-ranked Alabama officially begins the remainder of its football season without Tua Tagovailoa when FCS Western Carolina visits Bryant-Denny Stadium, five days after the team’s star quarterback had surgery on his right hip. Alabama (9-1) remains fifth in the College...

Thomas has No. 23 App State eyeing Sun Belt title again

Nov. 22, 2019 9:51 AM EST

Appalachian State quarterback Zac Thomas vowed that the Mountaineers would bounce back after getting upset three weeks ago by rival Georgia Southern, a loss that threatened to tarnish an otherwise memorable season. And bounce back they have. The No 23 Mountaineers (9-1) have won back-to-back games over South...

Fleetwood, Rahm chase Lorenzo-Vera in Dubai; McIlroy fades

Nov. 22, 2019 9:33 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Struggling for energy as he battles a lung infection, Mike Lorenzo-Vera still managed a vigorous fist-pump after chipping in from the fringe of the 13th green to establish a seven-shot lead at the World Tour Championship. An hour later, the French golfer was finishing his...

Former football coach pleads guilty to sodomy charges

Nov. 22, 2019 8:46 AM EST

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former high school football coach in Kentucky has pleaded guilty to four charges of sodomy against a child. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports court records state 70-year-old Thomas Duffy entered the plea Thursday. Police had said the crimes happened in 1982 and 1983 while Duffy...

Mississippi State ready for FCS program Abilene Christian

Nov. 22, 2019 8:00 AM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State finishes the nonconference portion of its schedule against Football Championship Subdivision program Abilene Christian. The Bulldogs (4-6) must win their final two games to become eligible for a 10th consecutive bowl appearance. The matchup with Abilene Christian...

World high jump champ blasts Russian track officials

Nov. 22, 2019 7:34 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Three-time world high jump champion Mariya Lasitskene blasted Russian track and field leaders Friday after they were charged with obstructing an anti-doping investigation using fake medical documents. Lasitskene called for swift and radical reforms, and the removal of officials appointed by...