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School head resigns over comment about black quarterbacks

Sep. 22, 2018 12:40 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A white Texas school superintendent who posted online that "You can't count on a black quarterback" in reference to Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has resigned. In a letter Saturday to the Onalaska Independent School District board, Lynn Redden says his comment posted earlier in...

Sanders, McSorley lead No. 10 Penn State over Illinois 63-24

Sep. 22, 2018 10:01 AM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Miles Sanders burst through the hole, bounced off a defender trying to grab his ankles and sped up the right side for the go-ahead touchdown. That's when No. 10 Penn State started to hit its stride, too. Sanders set career highs by rushing for 200 yards and three touchdowns, Trace...

Brewers use home run barrage to gain ground in NL Central

Sep. 22, 2018 1:43 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A long rain delay did not dampen the Milwaukee Brewers' hopes of catching the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central. Travis Shaw, Mike Moustakas and Erik Kratz homered during a six-run sixth inning, and the Brewers rallied for an 8-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night. Milwaukee...

Beltre shines as Rangers top M's 8-3 in rain-shortened game

Sep. 22, 2018 12:53 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre's excitement over a three-run homer, season-high five RBIs and Texas' 8-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners in a rain-shortened game Friday night was muted hours after the Rangers fired manager Jeff Banister. "Weird day. Lot of stuff going on. Lot of rain," said...

Tavares scores twice as Maple Leafs down Sabres 5-3

Sep. 21, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

John Tavares scored his first two goals on home ice with the Maple Leafs and Toronto defeated the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 in preseason play on Friday night. Ron Hainsey, Pierre Engvall and Chris Mueller also scored for the Leafs. Curtis McElhinney stopped all 20 shots he faced after replacing Garret Sparks, who made...

Texas Rangers fire Banister after consecutive losing seasons

Sep. 21, 2018 8:34 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers fired manager Jeff Banister on Friday after the team stumbled to its first consecutive losing records in 10 years following AL West titles in each of his first two seasons. Texas announced the move with 10 games left in Banister's fourth season, and general manager...

NC State reaches new deal with baseball coach Elliott Avent

Sep. 21, 2018 7:37 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State's trustees have approved a new contract for baseball coach Elliott Avent. The school announced the board's decision Friday. Avent's contract was set to expire in June but his new deal runs through 2021. Avent has helped the Wolfpack host six NCAA regional rounds...

DeAndre Jordan joins Mavs, treats touchy history with humor

Sep. 21, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — DeAndre Jordan took off his warmup jacket, tossed it aside and declared that his decision to join the Dallas Mavericks didn't mean he also would be playing for his favorite NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys. Humor was the center's way of easing into all the questions about his infamous jilting of...

Another injury: Panthers send safety Da'Norris Searcy to IR

Sep. 21, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers continue to struggle with injuries, placing starting safety Da'Norris Searcy on injured reserve following his second concussion in five weeks. Searcy was injured in the team's 31-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday. The Panthers (1-1) have not yet signed anyone to...

Yes, folks, Belichick does know Gordon is with Patriots

Sep. 21, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It took a few days before Bill Belichick finally admitted Friday that troubled but talented wide receiver Josh Gordon is a New England Patriot. The trade bringing Gordon, who played in just 11 games with the Cleveland Browns since 2013 due to NFL suspensions, was announced by both...