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The entrance to the Tennessee Titans' practice facility is shown Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans suspended in-person activities through Friday after the NFL said three Titans players and five personnel tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the first COVID-19 outbreak of the NFL season in Week 4. The facility is now closed for four days to help limit the spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Titans have NFL's 1st COVID-19 outbreak; next game still on

Sep. 29, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans won't be back inside their building until Saturday at the earliest because of eight positive tests for the coronavirus, the first outbreak to hit the NFL as it tries to play a full schedule amid the pandemic. Tennessee is scheduled to host Pittsburgh in a...

Houston Astros' Carlos Correa, left, and George Springer, center, jump in celebration of the Astros 4-1 win over the Minnesota Twins 4-1 in Game 1 of an American League wild-card baseball series, Tuesday Sept. 29, 2020, in Minneapolis. At right is Josh Reddick. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Astros win 4-1 in Game 1; Twins' record losing streak at 17

Sep. 29, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tarnished by scandal at the start of the year and below average during this pandemic-abbreviated season, the Houston Astros showed up for the playoffs with their usual confidence and poise. Just like that, they've got the edge on the Minnesota Twins in an elimination game. Jose Altuve...

Chicago White Sox's Lucas Giolito, clockwise from top left, celebrates with James McCann, Jose Abreu, Alex Colome, Nick Madrigal and Yoan Moncada (10) after the White Sox defeated the Oakland Athletics in Game 1 of an American League wild-card baseball series Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Giolito dazzles, Abreu slugs White Sox past A's in opener

Sep. 29, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Lucas Giolito released a brief yell of delight and marched quickly back to the dugout, his work day going just brilliantly for the Chicago White Sox. Giolito simply dazzled in his postseason debut, stymieing the Oakland Athletics through six perfect innings and sending the White Sox...

Tampa Bay Rays' Randy Arozarena hits a triple off Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Robbie Ray during the fourth inning of Game 1 of a wild card series playoff baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Snell sharp, Margot HR, Rays beat Blue Jays 3-1 in opener

Sep. 29, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and the top-seeded Tampa Bay Rays opened the playoffs Tuesday with a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Manuel Margot hit a two-run homer and Randy Arozarena tripled and scored on a wild pitch to give Snell and a dominant...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) voices his opinion after a play in the second half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game against the Denver Nuggets Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LeBron and the Heat, together again at the NBA Finals

Sep. 29, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James wants to beat the Miami Heat. The Miami Heat want to beat LeBron James. These shouldn’t be surprising notions to anyone, not with a title at stake. Those looking for more acrimony than that, well, they may be disappointed. The NBA Finals start Wednesday...

Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after missing a shot against Sweden's Mikael Ymer in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

DQ forgotten, Djokovic leaves French Open foe 'suffocated'

Sep. 29, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic’s backhand clipped the net and landed wide, so he shook his head. That was it. Later, a too-soft drop shot found the white tape and bounced back on his own side, finally ceding a game in a dominant debut performance at the 2020 French Open. Djokovic simply bowed and...

Jennifer Brady of the U.S. prepares to serve against Denmark's Clara Tauson in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Clipped wings: Virus turns tennis pros' flights into ordeals

Sep. 29, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — For the part of their job that some tennis players have always disliked — flying — Jack Sock says he toyed with what would have been a novel solution to the problem of how to stay coronavirus-free on planes: Wear a head-to-toe beekeeper's suit. The American was joking, of course....

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) embrace after an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Baltimore. The Chiefs won 34-20. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Chiefs unanimous No. 1 in the AP Pro32 poll

Sep. 29, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Mahomes showed once again that the defending Super Bowl champs are the class of the NFL. In a matchup of the past two regular-season Most Valuable Players, Mahomes got the better of Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night. Mahomes threw for 385 yards and four...

Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov (86) hoists the Stanley Cup after defeating the Dallas Stars in the NHL Stanley Cup hockey finals, in Edmonton, Alberta, on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lightning lift Stanley Cup in capping NHL's marathon season

Sep. 29, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

Defenseman Ryan McDonagh was preparing to answer one last question regarding the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Stanley Cup championship when teammates Nikita Kucherov and Alex Killorn crashed the room, putting an abrupt and celebratory end to the news conference. “Who’s next? Next question,”...

Jockey John Velazquez riding Authentic, wins the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

House approves bill to combat doping in horse racing

Sep. 29, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House approved a bill Tuesday to create national medication and safety standards for the horse racing industry as lawmakers move to clamp down on use of performance-enhancing drugs that can lead to horse injuries and deaths. The “Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act”...

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An unidentified woman is taken into custody after witnesses said she drove her car into a crowd of protesters in Yorba Linda, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Authorities said people were struck by a car and injured during a Black Lives Matter protest and counter protest about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Orange County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Carrie Braun says the injured were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the driver was detained. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP)

California prosecutor: Driver tried to kill Trump supporters

Sep. 29, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organizer of a Southern California rally against police brutality and racism was charged with attempted murder Tuesday for driving her car into counterprotesters and running over a woman's head. Tatiana Turner deliberately drove into a crowd of President Donald Trump's supporters...

Tampa Bay Rays' Randy Arozarena hits a triple off Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Robbie Ray during the fourth inning of Game 1 of a wild card series playoff baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Snell sharp, Margot HR, Rays beat Blue Jays 3-1 in opener

Sep. 29, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and the top-seeded Tampa Bay Rays opened the playoffs Tuesday with a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Manuel Margot hit a two-run homer and Randy Arozarena tripled and scored on a wild pitch to give Snell and a dominant...

The entrance to the Tennessee Titans' practice facility is shown Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans suspended in-person activities through Friday after the NFL said three Titans players and five personnel tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the first COVID-19 outbreak of the NFL season in Week 4. The facility is now closed for four days to help limit the spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Titans have NFL's 1st COVID-19 outbreak; next game still on

Sep. 29, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans won't be back inside their building until Saturday at the earliest because of eight positive tests for the coronavirus, the first outbreak to hit the NFL as it tries to play a full schedule amid the pandemic. Tennessee is scheduled to host Pittsburgh in a...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts follows through on a throw to the infield during a workout, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, ahead of Wednesday's Game 1 of a National League wild-card baseball series against the Milwaukee Brewers. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

A capsule look at the Brewers-Dodgers playoff series

Sep. 29, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-three playoff series between the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers beginning Wednesday. All games in Los Angeles: ___ MILWAUKEE BREWERS Record: 29-31. Playoff Entry: NL wild card. Playoff Seed: No. 8. Manager: Craig Counsell (sixth season). Projected Rotation: LHP Brent Suter...

Michelle Winings, R.N., prepares to give Gov. Roy Cooper his flu shot at the Wake County Health Department in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

The Latest: UNC reports coronavirus-related student death

Sep. 29, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The University of North Carolina system reported its first coronavirus-related student death on Tuesday since several campuses reopened with at least partial in-person learning last month. Chad Dorrill, a 19-year student at Appalachian State University who lived off campus in Boone and took all...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2020, file photo, New York Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov (40) celebrates his shutout win and series victory with teammates Mathew Barzal (13) and Jordan Eberle (7) after defeating the Washington Capitals in an NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto. Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello is focused on keeping his team intact by believing there's internal room for improvement after New York made its deepest playoff run in 27 years.  (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lamoriello juggles keeping Isles intact and signing Barzal

Sep. 29, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello is hoping he can keep his roster mostly intact while knowing he still must re-sign star forward Mathew Barzal, despite having limited room under the NHL’s flat salary cap. In saying he’s exploring every possible option, Lamoriello on Tuesday wouldn’t...

Former 'Hawks, Jets WR Jermaine Kearse announces retirement

Sep. 29, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Former Seattle Seahawks and New York Jets wide receiver Jermaine Kearse has announced his retirement. Kearse, who posted his decision on social media Tuesday, has not played in a regular season game since 2018 when he was with the Jets. Kearse suffered a broken leg during the 2019 preseason...

Houston Astros' Carlos Correa, left, and George Springer, center, jump in celebration of the Astros 4-1 win over the Minnesota Twins 4-1 in Game 1 of an American League wild-card baseball series, Tuesday Sept. 29, 2020, in Minneapolis. At right is Josh Reddick. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Astros win 4-1 in Game 1; Twins' record losing streak at 17

Sep. 29, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tarnished by scandal at the start of the year and below average during this pandemic-abbreviated season, the Houston Astros showed up for the playoffs with their usual confidence and poise. Just like that, they've got the edge on the Minnesota Twins in an elimination game. Jose Altuve...

Members of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers in a baseball game to earn a playoff birth Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

A capsule look at the Cardinals-Padres playoff series

Sep. 29, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

A capsule look at the best-of-three playoff series between the St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres beginning Wednesday. All games in San Diego: ___ ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Record: 30-28. Playoff Entry: second place, NL Central. Playoff Seed: No. 5. Manager: Mike Shildt (third season). Projected Rotation: RHP...

New York Jets head coach Adam Gase walks on the sidelines during an NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Indianapolis. Gase is doing all he can to tune out all the negative talk and criticisms aimed directly at him. And there's lots of it. (AP Photo/Zach Bolinger)

Gase focused on delivering Jets a win, not 'wasted energy'

Sep. 29, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Gase is doing all he can to tune out all the negative talk and criticisms aimed directly at him. And there's lots of it. With the New York Jets off to a second straight 0-3 start, the heat is on the head coach in a major way. But his priority is the task — and not all the talk...