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Injuries and strife plague Bengals' defense as Burrow stars

Oct. 26, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals defense is in disarray, on the field and off. Multiple injuries to key personnel and an inability to shut the door on teams are glaring reasons the Bengals keep losing close games and are stuck at 1-5-1 as another dismal season approaches the midway point....

NHL veteran Daley retires, joins Penguins front office

Oct. 26, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trevor Daley's steadying presence on the blue line helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win consecutive Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017. The team hopes Daley can make the same impact in a different capacity as a hockey operations advisor. The 37-year-old Daley announced his retirement after 16...

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown stands on the sidelines during the first half at an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. Brown has agreed to return to the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year deal, according to a person with knowledge of the move. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 because the contract had not been completed. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Arians feels Brown has matured, will be good fit for Bucs

Oct. 26, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are off to their best start in 10 years and betting on Antonio Brown to not derail a promising season. The suspended receiver who hasn’t caught a pass in the NFL in more than 13 months is reuniting with Tom Brady on an incentive-laden, one-year contract....

Sabres avoid arbitration with Sam Reinhart, Linus Ullmark

Oct. 25, 2020 9:18 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres avoided arbitration with forward Sam Reinhart and goaltender Linus Ullmark, signing each Sunday to a one-year contract. Reinhert signed for $5.2 million and Ullmark for $2.6 million. Reinhart’s arbitration hearing was scheduled for Tuesday, and...

Tennessee Titans kicker Stephen Gostkowski (3) attempts a 45-yard field goal against the Pittsburgh Steelers as Brett Kern (6) holds in the final seconds of the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Gostkowski missed the kick and the Steelers won 27-24. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Titans' comeback magic runs out in 27-24 loss to Steelers

Oct. 25, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans had grown so used to rallying late in winning four of their first five games that they expected to do just that once again. Then Stephen Gostkowski's 45-yard field goal to force overtime slipped wide right, providing a painful reminder that comeback magic...

Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) scrambles past New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport as offensive tackle Russell Okung (76) blocks in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Bridgewater nearly sinks Saints in return to Superdome

Oct. 25, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater took a sack when he could least afford to late in the fourth quarter against the Saints. It was about the only mistake he made in his return to New Orleans a year after going 5-0 as the Saints' starter in place of then-injured Drew Brees. It also was the moment he and...

Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Leonard Floyd (54) tackles San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Rams LB Leonard Floyd primed for reunion with Bears

Oct. 25, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Chicago Bears drafted Leonard Floyd with the ninth overall pick four years ago, envisioning him as a pass-rushing superstar who could anchor their defense for years to come. Last March, the Bears released Floyd rather than pay him $13 million for the fifth-year contract option...

Tampa Bay Rays' Brett Phillips (14) gets the game winning hit against Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen in Game 4 of the baseball World Series Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. Rays defeated the Dodgers 8-7 to tie the series 2-2 games. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

World Series notes: Phillips delivers big hit for Rays

Oct. 25, 2020 1:47 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brett Phillips was acquired by Tampa Bay in a trade with Kansas City in August. It seemed like a minor move right up until late Saturday night. The 26-year-old Phillips came up with the biggest swing of his career in Game 4 of the World Series, hitting a two-out single in the ninth...

Two-sport standout Tom Yewcic dies at age 88

Oct. 24, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Tom Yewcic, a multisport standout who played one game at catcher for the Detroit Tigers before spending several years as a punter with the Boston Patriots, has died. He was 88. An obituary posted on the website of Keefe Funeral Home in Massachusetts said Yewcic died Tuesday. Yewcic...

Broncos activate Bouye, Jones, Walker off injured reserve

Oct. 24, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos activated cornerback A.J. Bouye along with defensive ends Dre’Mont Jones and DeMarcus Walker off injured reserve Saturday. They also promoted inside linebacker Nigel Bradham and running back Jeremy Cox from their practice squad. Earlier, the Broncos...