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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...

Don’t look now, but Prescott leading Cowboys with passing

Nov. 21, 2019 7:25 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott didn’t figure to be the next offensive star of the Dallas Cowboys caught up in MVP chatter, even though the quarterback edged running back Ezekiel Elliott in NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year voting three years ago. The two-time Pro Bowler was always seen as the...

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...

Catcher Yasmani Grandal, White Sox reach $73M, 4-year deal

Nov. 21, 2019 5:43 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Yasmani Grandal saw a young team stocked with promising pitchers and hitters. He envisioned a bright future for the Chicago White Sox, and he chose to be part of it. No longer burdened by draft-pick compensation, Grandal found the multiyear contract he failed to get last offseason. The...

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...

Webb Simpson shoots 7-under 65 to lead RSM Classic

Nov. 21, 2019 6:00 PM EST

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Webb Simpson birdied seven of his last 10 holes at the Plantation Course on Thursday for a 7-under 65 and the first-round lead in the RSM Classic, the final PGA Tour event of the year. The top-ranked player in the field at No. 12, Simpson is coming off a six-week break since...

Ohio State vows ‘monetary resolution’ for doctor’s victims

Nov. 21, 2019 5:35 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University is committed to a “monetary resolution” for men sexually abused decades ago by team doctor Richard Strauss, school leaders said Thursday, though no settlement has been reached in lawsuits alleging school officials ignored complaints and failed to...

Fred Cox, former Vikings kicker, dies at age 80

Nov. 21, 2019 7:30 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Vikings kicker Fred Cox, one of the last of the straight-on placekickers and a standout on several conference championship teams, has died. He was 80. Cox’s wife, Bonnie, notified the Vikings’ alumni affairs office of his death. Cox had had been in hospice...

Johnson ready to end NASCAR grind and move on with life

Nov. 21, 2019 7:52 PM EST

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson handed out mini bottles of Patron at his retirement announcement — so perfectly on brand for the cool Californian who stormed to a record-tying seven NASCAR championships yet somehow bored fans who found him too vanilla for their liking. Nothing about Johnson was...

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Brewton leads Coastal Carolina past Utah, 79-57

Nov. 21, 2019 9:14 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Keishawn Brewton scored 22 points and hit six 3-pointers, and Coastal Carolina beat Utah 79-57 on Thursday night in a Myrtle Beach Invitational quarterfinal. Ebrima Dibba added 19 points, DeVante’ Jones had 16 points and Garrick Green finished with 12 for the Chanticleers (3-2)....

Andrews leads Alcorn St. past Our Lady of the Lake 92-56

Nov. 21, 2019 9:14 PM EST

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Deshaw Andrews had 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Alcorn State routed NAIA-member Our Lady of the Lake 92-56 on Thursday. Corey Tillery had 14 points for Alcorn State (2-4) in the first-ever meeting of the teams. Maurice Howard added 12 points and Troymain Crosby had six...

Champagnie leads Pitt over Arkansas-Pine Bluff 66-41

Nov. 21, 2019 9:11 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Justin Champagnie scored a career-high 18 points as Pittsburgh rolled to a 66-41 victory over Arkansas Pine-Bluff on Thursday. Champagnie, a 6-foot-6 wing from Brooklyn, has come on strong early in his first year with Pitt (4-2). It was his fourth consecutive game in double figures....

Garza leads Iowa in 83-68 win over North Florida

Nov. 21, 2019 9:09 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Luka Garza missed his first five shots, then scored 29 points as Iowa beat North Florida 83-68 in a Las Vegas Invitational preliminary game on Thursday night. The Hawkeyes (3-1) led just 39-35 at halftime, then opened the second half with a 17-4 run. Garza was 12 of 18 from the...

Jones leads No. 18 Xavier to 73-51 victory over Towson

Nov. 21, 2019 9:04 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Tyrique Jones had 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 18 Xavier to a 73-51 victory over Towson on Thursday night in the Charleston Classic. The Musketeers are 5-0 for the second time in three seasons and first time since 2018 when they won the Big East Conference regular-season...

‘Sticky Hands’ Griffin becoming dependable target for Jets

Nov. 21, 2019 9:04 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Ryan Griffin has been so sure-handed lately for the New York Jets that he ended up on a T-shirt. Catching touchdown passes certainly helps. But capping them with celebrations that go viral get everyone’s attention. “He's been awesome for us,” quarterback Sam...

Rivers’ future with Chargers beginning to receive scrutiny

Nov. 21, 2019 8:48 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers’ final five regular-season games after their bye this week could go a long way toward determining whether Philip Rivers will return next year. The franchise quarterback is in the final year of his contract with neither side indicating it’s...

Surging Ravens visit LA Rams for Monday night showdown

Nov. 21, 2019 8:44 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean McVay and the Los Angeles Rams know what it’s like to redefine how the NFL looks at offensive football, so they appreciate what Lamar Jackson is doing this season with the Baltimore Ravens. The Rams aren’t exactly looking forward to seeing the latest innovations in...

Evans scores 18 as No. 9 Louisville throttles Chattanooga

Nov. 21, 2019 8:33 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Dana Evans scored 18 points to lead No. 8 Louisville to an 86-37 victory over Chattanooga on Thursday night. Despite posting a season high in points, the Cardinals (4-0) were more impressive on defense. They held the Mocs to just 24.6% shooting, while forcing 18 turnovers and...

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...