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New York high school football player dies after head injury

Sep. 21, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

CARTHAGE, N.Y. (AP) — A high school football player has died after sustaining a head injury during a weekend game, the 14-year-old's father said on social media. “We all prayed for a miracle to happen for you to be saved. Sadly, the damage was just too much,” Jason...

First round WNBA playoff capsules

Sep. 21, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

A look at the two first-round games in the WNBA playoffs that will be played Thursday: No. 5 Phoenix (19-13) vs No. 8 New York (12-20) Season Series: Mercury, 2-1. Phoenix: The Mercury enter the playoffs with three straight losses...

Irish QB Jack Coan preps for rugged reunion vs Badgers

Sep. 21, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Jack Coan admits it is going to be a little strange this Saturday when No. 12 Notre Dame takes on his old team, No. 18 Wisconsin, at Chicago’s Soldier Field. “It’s definitely going to be weird,” the 22-year-old grad transfer quarterback...

Texans rookie Mills to start at QB Thursday against Panthers

Sep. 21, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Davis Mills will start at quarterback for the Houston Texans Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers with Tyrod Taylor out with a hamstring injury. Coach David Culley announced the decision Tuesday and said Taylor would be inactive. Culley...

'It's time': After 15 NBA seasons, guard JJ Redick retires

Sep. 21, 2021 09:55 AM EDT

J.J. Redick, the sharpshooter who was The Associated Press college player of the year at Duke before embarking on a 15-season NBA career, announced his retirement Tuesday. The 37-year-old Redick played with six NBA teams — Orlando, the Los Angeles Clippers,...

Ski jumper Gregor Schlierenzauer of Austria retires

Sep. 21, 2021 08:59 AM EDT

INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) — Ski jumping record-holder Gregor Schlierenzauer retired on Tuesday, only a few months before trying to compete at his fourth Olympics. The 31-year-old Austrian, a two-time winner of both the overall World Cup title and the prestigious Four...

Valdez, González, Maldonado send Astros past Angels 10-0

Sep. 21, 2021 01:54 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — With a well-rested Framber Valdez on the mound turning in one of his best performances in an outstanding season, the Houston Astros really didn't need all the runs they racked up on a blowout night at the Big A. Valdez pitched seven innings of...

Seager's three RBIs help Mariners stop A's 5-game win streak

Sep. 21, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland's starting pitchers had been so dominant during this recent stretch until Kyle Seager and Seattle swung away and took it to Sean Manaea. Seager had a two-run double in the decisive third inning among his three hits and three RBIs, Mitch...

Votto power surge leads Reds rally for 9-5 win over Pirates

Sep. 21, 2021 00:27 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto tied the game with his second homer of the night, Eugenio Suarez followed with a go-ahead shot and the Cincinnati Reds rallied from a five-run deficit for a 9-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday. Votto tied the game 5-5 against Cody...

New coach, new QB, same early results for struggling Lions

Sep. 21, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Detroit Lions’ new coach and quarterback are off to a start that resembles the team's previous regimes. Detroit brought in Dan Campbell to replace the fired Matt Patricia. When longtime quarterback Matthew Stafford wanted out, the Lions sent...