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Los Angeles Dodgers fans cheer during the seventh inning in Game 5 of the baseball World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Rays, Dodgers grateful to have fans at neutral-site Series

Oct. 27, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Individual whistles echo during quieter moments, and a single fan with enough persistence can leave an impression with a chant during World Series games with the smallest crowds in more than 100 years. Because of the coronavirus, this year's Fall Classic is being held at a neutral...

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 1988, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Orel Hershiser holds his World Series Most Valuable Player trophy following the Dodgers' decisive 5-2 win over the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Ca. Since Hershiser struck out Oakland’s Tony Phillips for the final out of the 1988 World Series, the Dodgers have played 5,014 regular-season games and 113 more in the postseason in pursuit of their next title. They have spent $3.69 billion in player payroll over 32 seasons. One more win and that elusive seventh championship will be theirs. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)

Dodgers 1 win from title after 32 years and more than $3.6B

Oct. 26, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Since Orel Hershiser struck out Oakland’s Tony Phillips for the final out of the 1988 World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers have played 5,014 regular-season games and 113 more in the postseason in pursuit of their next title. They have spent $3.69 billion in player payroll...

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2018, file photo, Carolina Panthers strong safety Eric Reid (25) kneels during the playing of the National Anthem before an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Fla. NFL players who want to kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racism have far more support than Colin Kaepernick did  four years ago. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio, File)

Reid tells AP he declined Washington's practice squad offer

Oct. 27, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

Free agent safety Eric Reid told The Associated Press he declined an offer to join Washington's practice squad. Washington (2-5) lost safety Landon Collins to a season-ending Achilles tendon injury in a win over Dallas on Sunday. Rookie Kamren Curl, a seventh-round pick, will replace him for now. “I just...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) warms up before an NCAA College football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)

Clemson QB Lawrence: 'I have the option' to leave or stay

Oct. 27, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence stopped short of calling an audible on his plans to head to the NFL next year, though the likely No. 1 pick in next year's draft did not rule out returning to school. “My mindset has been that I'm going to move on,” said the 6-foot-6 QB with the flowing hair....

FILE - In this  Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Christian Coleman, of the United States, celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 100 meter final race at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Men's 100-meter world champion Christian Coleman was banned for two years on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, for missing three doping control tests. Track and field's Athletics Integrity Unit said Coleman will be banned until May 2022, forcing him to miss the Tokyo Olympics next year. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Christian Coleman banned, runs out of chances for Olympics

Oct. 27, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

To believe that the evidence supporting Christian Coleman's two-year ban from track is flawed is to believe that the 24-year-old sprinter really has redefined the title “World's Fastest Man.” It's to believe that in the span of 29 minutes last Dec. 9, Coleman bought dinner from a Chipotle near his...

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Dez Bryant warms up before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Arlington, Texas. Former Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant is one step closer to playing in the NFL again. The 31-year-old Bryant signed with the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 and has been assigned to the practice squad. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)

Dez Bryant joins Ravens practice squad after 2-year hiatus

Oct. 27, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

Former Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant has moved one step closer to playing in the NFL again. The 31-year-old Bryant signed with the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday and has been assigned to the practice squad. Bryant last played in 2017, when he had 69 catches for 838 yards in his eighth and final season in Dallas. He...

Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers Alex Highsmith (56) and T.J. Watt (90) celebrate after a 45-yard field goal attempt by Tennessee Titans kicker Stephen Gostkowski was no good in the final seconds of the fourth quarter in an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Steelers won 27-24. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Unbeaten Steelers reach top spot in AP Pro32 poll

Oct. 27, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As the league's only unbeaten team, the Pittsburgh Steelers have climbed all the way to the top of the NFL. As well as the No. 1 spot in the latest AP Pro32 poll. But just barely. The Steelers received seven of the 12 first-place votes for 378 points in balloting Tuesday by media members...

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Troy Hill (22) tips a pass in the end zone intended for Chicago Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney (11) during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. The ball was caught by Rams safety Taylor Rapp, behind, for a touchback. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis )

Rams dominate matchup of tough defenses, beat Bears 24-10

Oct. 27, 2020 12:46 AM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Rams could tell Leonard Floyd was playing with an uncommon fury against his old team, and the rest of the Los Angeles defense followed his lead. By the time the Rams were done with the Chicago Bears on Monday night, Floyd had two sacks and the game ball — and Los Angeles...

New York Giants' Daniel Jones walks off the field after an NFL football game Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Judge: Maskless Jones and others to be handled internally

Oct. 27, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants coach Joe Judge has spoken with quarterback Daniel Jones and several other players about a video taken last weekend in which they were shown without masks during the current spike in COVID-19 cases. Judge said he had no problem with the players going out to...

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Nick Taylor, of Canada, holds up his trophy on the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links after winning the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif. The win got him into his first Masters, but Taylor will miss out on the roars without spectators. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Column: First-timers at Masters won't get the real Masters

Oct. 27, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Nick Taylor has never been to the Masters. He already is motivated to get back. Taylor is excited to be playing Augusta National in two weeks, make no mistake about that. The 32-year-old Canadian has only watched on television, often enough to have a good idea what to expect....

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Georgia Tech head coach Geoff Collins watches a Boston College point during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Collins says Georgia Tech rebuild on track despite record

Oct. 27, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Geoff Collins talks of his program with the passion of a fire-and-brimstone preacher. So far, the results at Georgia Tech have lagged far behind his enthusiasm. The Yellow Jackets (2-4, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) are coming off two dismal performances, and there's not much hope of a...

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2018, file photo, Carolina Panthers strong safety Eric Reid (25) kneels during the playing of the National Anthem before an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Fla. NFL players who want to kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racism have far more support than Colin Kaepernick did  four years ago. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio, File)

Reid tells AP he declined Washington's practice squad offer

Oct. 27, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

Free agent safety Eric Reid told The Associated Press he declined an offer to join Washington's practice squad. Washington (2-5) lost safety Landon Collins to a season-ending Achilles tendon injury in a win over Dallas on Sunday. Rookie Kamren Curl, a seventh-round pick, will replace him for now. “I just...

In this image provided by CBSNews/60 MINUTES, President Donald Trump speaks during an interview conducted by Lesley Stahl in the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (CBSNews/60 MINUTES via AP)

If Trump wanted people to avoid '60 Minutes,' it didn't work

Oct. 27, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump can still be a potent television draw, although in the case of “60 Minutes” this past week, it probably wasn't what he intended. The 17.4 million people who watched the CBS newsmagazine, featuring interviews with Trump and Democratic opponent Joe Biden,...

File-This Oct. 24, 2020, file photo shows Oklahoma State lineman Logan Carter (87) grabbing the jersey of Iowa State linebacker Mike Rose (23) while Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard (30) attempts to sneak by during an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla. Rose, like everybody else in college football, had no idea last spring if there would be a season. Iowa State's junior linebacker wanted to be ready just in case, so day in and day out for three months he went to his high school in the Cleveland suburb of Brecksville, Ohio, to do workouts prescribed by the Cyclones' new strength staff. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt, File)

Cyclones' Mike Rose reaping rewards of hard offseason work

Oct. 27, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

Mike Rose, like everybody else in college football, had no idea last spring if there would be a season. Iowa State's junior linebacker wanted to be ready just in case, so day in and day out for three months he went to his high school in the Cleveland suburb of Brecksville, Ohio, to do workouts prescribed by the...

FILE - In this March 7, 2020, file photo, then-New York Islanders defenseman Devon Toews (25) shoots the puck as Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin (74) tries to defend during an NHL hockey game, in Uniondale, N.Y. The Colorado Avalanche have agreed to a four-year deal with newly acquired defenseman Devon Toews.
The contract for Toews runs through the 2023-24 season, the team announced Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Jim McIsaac, File)

Avalanche sign defenseman Devon Toews to 4-year deal

Oct. 27, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Over a month's span, defenseman Devon Toews recorded a hat trick of memorable moments: making the Eastern Conference finals with the New York Islanders, getting married and being dealt to the Colorado Avalanche. Now, add in another — a lucrative payday. The 26-year-old Toews agreed to...

FILE - In this  Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Christian Coleman, of the United States, celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 100 meter final race at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Men's 100-meter world champion Christian Coleman was banned for two years on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, for missing three doping control tests. Track and field's Athletics Integrity Unit said Coleman will be banned until May 2022, forcing him to miss the Tokyo Olympics next year. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Christian Coleman banned, runs out of chances for Olympics

Oct. 27, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

To believe that the evidence supporting Christian Coleman's two-year ban from track is flawed is to believe that the 24-year-old sprinter really has redefined the title “World's Fastest Man.” It's to believe that in the span of 29 minutes last Dec. 9, Coleman bought dinner from a Chipotle near his...

New York Giants' Daniel Jones walks off the field after an NFL football game Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Judge: Maskless Jones and others to be handled internally

Oct. 27, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants coach Joe Judge has spoken with quarterback Daniel Jones and several other players about a video taken last weekend in which they were shown without masks during the current spike in COVID-19 cases. Judge said he had no problem with the players going out to...

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Dez Bryant warms up before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Arlington, Texas. Former Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant is one step closer to playing in the NFL again. The 31-year-old Bryant signed with the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 and has been assigned to the practice squad. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)

Dez Bryant joins Ravens practice squad after 2-year hiatus

Oct. 27, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

Former Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant has moved one step closer to playing in the NFL again. The 31-year-old Bryant signed with the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday and has been assigned to the practice squad. Bryant last played in 2017, when he had 69 catches for 838 yards in his eighth and final season in Dallas. He...

Runners wear masks out of concern for the coronavirus while jogging along a sidewalk, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Baker: Surge in new virus cases driven by people under 30

Oct. 27, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The recent surge in confirmed coronavirus cases in Massachusetts is being driven in large part by an increase among younger people, Gov. Charlie Baker said Tuesday. Whereas 15% of new cases in April were among people under age 30, now 37% of the new confirmed cases are people in that age...

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy celebrates a home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning in Game 5 of the baseball World Series Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Arlington, Texas.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The Latest: Roof to be closed for Game 6 of World Series

Oct. 27, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 6 of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays (all times local): ___ The Globe Life Field roof will be closed for Game 6 of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays. The forecast called for a game-time...