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Capital hill: Astros, Nats rely on rotations in World Series

Oct. 20, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

Now this is a serious World Series throw-down. Gerrit Cole, Justin Verlander and Zack Greinke vs. Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin — all of them All-Star starters, still pitching at their peak. It's a mound meeting that every fan can enjoy, the Houston Astros against the Washington...

AP Top 25: Ohio State jumps Clemson to 3rd; Wisconsin falls

Oct. 20, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

Ohio State edged past Clemson to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll and Wisconsin dropped to 13th after being upset ahead of its showdown with the Buckeyes. Alabama remained No. 1 on Sunday in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, receiving 24 first-place votes. No. 2 LSU held its place and...

Capital hill: Astros, Nats put World Series eyes on pitching

Oct. 20, 2019 3:33 AM EDT

Gerrit Cole, Max Scherzer and a slew of aces get the World Series started in Houston, then the scene shifts to Capitol Hill. But with Justin Verlander, Stephen Strasburg and all these electric arms, might as well call it capital hill. Because in this Year of the Home Run, the focus of the 2019 Fall Classic is on...

The Latest: 49ers perfect, Bengals, Dolphins still winless

Oct. 20, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 7 in the NFL (all times EDT): 4:30 p.m. The San Francisco 49ers are still perfect. So are the Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals, sort of. San Francisco improved to 6-0 with a 9-0 victory in the rain against the Washington Redskins. The 49ers are off to their best start since 1990, when they...

Saban: Alabama QB Tagovailoa has procedure for ankle injury

Oct. 20, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has had a procedure for a high ankle sprain and will miss Saturday's game against Arkansas. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban says Tagovailoa had what's known as a "tightrope" procedure on his right ankle Sunday. He says it's the same injury the 2018...

Edmonds runs for 3 TDs, Cards top Giants in Barkley's return

Oct. 20, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Chase Edmonds rushed for career highs of 126 yards and three touchdowns, overshadowing the return of Giants star running back Saquon Barkley in the Arizona Cardinals' 27-21 victory over New York on a soggy Sunday. The game was billed as a matchup of rookie quarterbacks Kyler...

As Atlanta metro area booms, so does football in Georgia

Oct. 20, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

MILTON, Ga. (AP) — The lawn in front of Milton High School looks big enough for a football field and provides a grand welcome mat to a building that would fit right in on the campus of a prestigious college, with its colonnade leading to an entrance of glass doors and tall windows. The 14-year-old building...

Altuve's HR in 9th sends Astros to World Series over Yankees

Oct. 20, 2019 2:03 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve, the 5-foot-6 driving force of Houston, delivered a swing that will play in Astros' highlights forever. Altuve homered off Aroldis Chapman with two outs in the ninth inning and Houston outlasted the New York Yankees 6-4 Saturday night to advance to the World Series for the second...

Savages in the box go bust with slew of strikeouts

Oct. 20, 2019 9:21 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A record-setting season by Savages in the Box ended with a string of strikeouts and another October bust for the New York Yankees. For the first time since the 1910s, the 27-time champions have gone through an entire calendar decade without making it to a World Series. An AL Championship...

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The Latest: 49ers perfect, Bengals, Dolphins still winless

Oct. 20, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 7 in the NFL (all times EDT): 4:30 p.m. The San Francisco 49ers are still perfect. So are the Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals, sort of. San Francisco improved to 6-0 with a 9-0 victory in the rain against the Washington Redskins. The 49ers are off to their best start since 1990, when they...

Edmonds runs for 3 TDs, Cards top Giants in Barkley's return

Oct. 20, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Chase Edmonds rushed for career highs of 126 yards and three touchdowns, overshadowing the return of Giants star running back Saquon Barkley in the Arizona Cardinals' 27-21 victory over New York on a soggy Sunday. The game was billed as a matchup of rookie quarterbacks Kyler...

Bills D delivers in 31-21 victory over winless Dolphins

Oct. 20, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Tre'Davious White forced two second-half turnovers, Micah Hyde returned an onside kick for a touchdown, and the Buffalo Bills rallied from a five-point deficit for a 31-21 victory over the winless Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The Bills, who began the day favored by 17 points, avoided...

NC Courage advance to NWSL final with 4-1 win over the Reign

Oct. 20, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Debinha scored on a free kick in extra time to snap a tie, and the North Carolina Courage went on to defeat Reign FC 4-1 in extra time on Sunday to advance to the National Women's Soccer League championship game. The Courage, who won the NWSL Shield for the third straight year with a...

Raines recalls Montreal, roots for Nats; others, maybe not

Oct. 20, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Tim Raines started wearing the tricolor cap as a teen and proudly sported the Montreal Expos logo for years, all the way onto his Hall of Fame plaque. So no wonder who he'll cheer for when his old team — albeit now in Washington — plays in its first World Series, a...

Horse injured in race at Santa Anita; 34th to die at track

Oct. 20, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A 3-year-old gelding was fatally injured in the fifth race at Santa Anita on Saturday, becoming the 34th horse to die at the track since December. According to a statement from track owner The Stronach Group, jockey Ruben Fuentes pulled up Satchel Paige at the three-eighths pole of...

Rams snap skid by beating Falcons 37-10 as Ryan hurts ankle

Oct. 20, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jared Goff threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, and the Los Angeles Rams returned to the site of last season's Super Bowl loss to beat the reeling Atlanta Falcons 37-10 on Sunday. The Rams (4-3) snapped a three-game losing streak in the debut of cornerback Jalen Ramsey. The Falcons...

ESPN's 'GameDay' will feature 2 FCS powerhouses from Dakotas

Oct. 20, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — ESPN's popular Saturday morning college football show is coming to South Dakota for the FCS rivalry game between defending national champion North Dakota State and perennial challenger South Dakota State. The Argus Leader reports that "College GameDay" host Reece Davis posted on...

Racist chants aimed at Sampdoria midfielder Vieira

Oct. 20, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Sampdoria midfielder Ronaldo Vieira was subjected to racist chants by Roma fans during a Serie A soccer match on Sunday — the latest incident involving offensive behavior inside Italian stadiums this season. Referee Fabio Maresca heard the chants near the end of the first half of the...

Bencic beats Pavlyuchenkova to win Kremlin Cup

Oct. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Belinda Bencic recovered from a set down to beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the Kremlin Cup final on Sunday. Third-seeded Bencic broke Pavlyuchenkova in the Russian's first service game in both the second and third sets. Bencic hit eight aces despite landing just 54% of her...