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Union exec Marvin Miller, Simmons elected to Hall of Fame

Dec. 9, 2019 12:14 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marvin Miller, the union leader who revolutionized baseball by empowering players to negotiate multimillion-dollar contracts and to play for teams of their own choosing, was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday along with former St. Louis Cardinals catcher Ted Simmons. After...

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Dec. 8, 2019 9:51 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ted Simmons can thank WAR, on-base percentage and other modern measures of baseball players for helping him reach the Hall of Fame 31 years after he retired. The eight-time All-Star catcher was elected to the Hall by a veterans committee after falling one vote short two years ago. Simmons...

AP Source: Mizzou hiring Appalachian State's Eli Drinkwitz

Dec. 8, 2019 9:22 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri reached an agreement Sunday with Eliah Drinkwitz to take over the Tigers' once-proud football program, a person with knowledge of the hiring told The Associated Press, making Appalachian State's successful coach the second-youngest in a Power Five conference. The person...

Panthers' long week gets worse with 5th straight loss

Dec. 8, 2019 7:28 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have endured some rough stretches in the past two years. Linebacker Luke Kuechly believes this last week was probably the toughest. Not long after his team lost 40-20 to the struggling Atlanta Falcons, Kuechly tried to assess what it's been like for Carolina the past...

After strong Blough debut, Vikes say 'whoa' in win vs. Lions

Dec. 8, 2019 7:17 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first three plays for David Blough and the Detroit Lions on Sunday were an ominous sign. The rookie quarterback's first two passes were deflected at the line of scrimmage. Then he was sacked for a 6-yard loss. The Minnesota Vikings made sure there would be no repeat of...

No. 15 Memphis tabs Silverfield as Tigers' interim coach

Dec. 8, 2019 7:05 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis has named Ryan Silverfield as the Tigers' interim coach, and athletic director Laird Veatch will oversee the search to replace Mike Norvell after he was introduced as Florida State's new coach. Silverfield was Norvell's deputy head coach and co-offensive coordinator in...

Ravens clinch AFC playoff berth with 24-17 win over Bills

Dec. 8, 2019 6:59 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Coach John Harbaugh happily discovered it's going to take more than clinching a second consecutive playoff berth to impress Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens. Whether it's the sign of a team stinging from the memories of last year's AFC wild-card playoff loss to the Los...

American champ Memphis vs. Big Ten's Penn St in Cotton Bowl

Dec. 8, 2019 4:29 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cotton Bowl Memphis (12-1, American) vs. Penn State (10-2, Big Ten), Dec. 28, noon ET LOCATION: ARLINGTON, Texas TOP PLAYERS Memphis: QB Brady White, 3,576 yards passing, 33 touchdowns. Penn State: LB Micah Parsons, 95 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, three sacks. NOTABLE Memphis: The...

Florida State introduces Mike Norvell as Seminoles’ coach

Dec. 8, 2019 4:19 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Mike Norvell was the first coach Florida State interviewed for its football vacancy and though the search took school administrators around the country, they kept coming back to the man running Memphis’ program. “We really liked him,” Florida State athletics...

Pacers deal Knicks 9th straight loss, 104-103

Dec. 8, 2019 12:38 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Julius Randle missed a free throw with 0.1 seconds left, sending New York to a 104-103 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night in the Knicks' first game since firing coach David Fizdale. The Knicks were much more competitive under interim coach Mike Miller than they had been in recent...