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Ross Chastain is introduced to the crowd before the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Chastain snags Ganassi Cup ride in busy NASCAR free agency

Sep. 21, 2020 9:25 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ross Chastain snagged one of the coveted open Cup seats on Monday in a promotion at Chip Ganassi Racing to drive the No. 42 next season. This year marks a particularly active free agency period with heavy turnover expected among a limited number of rides. The No. 42 Chevrolet at...

FILE - In this April 7, 2012, file photo, members of the original nine women, from left to right, Billie Jean King, Peaches Bartkowicz, Kristy Pigeon, Valerie Ziegenfuss, Judy Tegart Dalton, Julie Heldman, Kerry Melville Reid, Nancy Richey and Rosie Casals, who helped start the women's professional tennis tour are honored at the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C. The nine signed a dollar contract 50 years ago, and it turned into millions for female tennis players. They were tired of being squeezed out of events by promoters and paid 10 times less than men. (AP Photo/Mic Smith, File)

Original 9, Hewitt, Raymond among nominees for tennis Hall

Sep. 21, 2020 8:48 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Billie Jean King and the other members of the Original 9 who laid the groundwork for the women’s professional tennis tour are the first group nominated together for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. They join Jonas Bjorkman, Sergi Bruguera, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Lleyton...

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson passes against the New England Patriots during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Wilson magnificent, but defense a concern for 2-0 Seahawks

Sep. 21, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks seem determined to see just how much Russell Wilson’s talent and skill can carry them. Because for the first two weeks of the season, the Seahawks' 2-0 start has been predicated on Wilson playing some of the best football of his career and making up for a defense...

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia watches during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Lions embattled coach Matt Patricia backed by his players

Sep. 21, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Matt Patricia-led Detroit Lions lost another double-digit lead and an 11th straight game, putting even more pressure on an embattled coach. Some of Patricia's players attempted to take some heat off him on Monday. “I think it comes down to the players," Lions center Frank Ragnow...

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy and New York Giants head coach Joe Judge talk after an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. Chicago won 17-13. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Giants in 0-2 hole, now facing season without Saquon Barkley

Sep. 21, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants are not going to have a quick turnaround under new coach Joe Judge. The 0-2 start was compounded Monday with the news star running back Saquon Barkley will miss the rest of the season with a major injury to his right knee. The Giants might have had a shot in...

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr (55) takes a defensive position during an NFL game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 in Minneapolis. The Vikings defeated the Lions 20-7. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

Vikings' rebuilt defense dealt another blow with Barr on IR

Sep. 21, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Off to an 0-2 start while trying to acclimate several new pieces into Mike Zimmer’s defense, the Minnesota Vikings suffered another big blow on Monday. Four-time Pro Bowl linebacker Anthony Barr will miss the remainder of the season because of a torn pectoral muscle sustained in...

New York Jets head coach Adam Gase yells instructions during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Gase: Struggling Jets need to go on 'hyperdrive' to improve

Sep. 21, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Gase knows exactly where it all went wrong for the New York Jets. Offense. Defense. And special teams. “Overall, we’ve got to put everything in hyperdrive,” the coach said Monday, “and do a better job this week and improve quickly and get ourselves ready for...

Cardinals activate Fowler, Gallegos from injured list for KC

Sep. 21, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals activated outfielder Dexter Fowler and right-hander Giovanny Gallegos from the injured list in a series of roster moves before starting their three-game series against the Kansas City Royals on Monday night. The Cardinals also optioned outfielder Justin...

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Andy Isabella, right, celebrates a first down with teammate Dan Arnold during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Entertaining Cardinals winning games, strive to improve

Sep. 21, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals are off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2015 and just the sixth time in the past 30 years. The offense is fun to watch, the defense is vastly improved and the special teams have made game-changing plays. And they're not even playing...

Aaron Jones, de los Packers de Green Bay, se escapa para un touchdown en la segunda mitad del juego ante los Lions de Detroit, el domingo 20 de septiembre de 2020, en Green Bay. (AP Foto/Matt Ludtke)

Packers' Aaron Jones making his case for contract extension

Sep. 21, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Jones’ bid for a new contract is paying early dividends for the Green Bay Packers. Jones had a career-high 168 yards rushing, a team-high 68 yards receiving and three touchdowns in a 42-21 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. He leads the NFL in rushing (234) and...