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Jets hit bye-week break with lots of uncertainty, fan unrest

Nov. 15, 2018 12:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — By the time Todd Bowles walked off the field at MetLife Stadium and disappeared into the tunnel, many New York Jets fans figured that was the last time they'd see him on their team's sideline. Not quite. Not yet. An embarrassing 41-10 loss to the equally lowly Buffalo Bills last Sunday...

Sidney Crosby to miss Tampa Bay game with upper-body injury

Nov. 15, 2018 11:56 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will miss Thursday night's game against Tampa Bay due to an upper-body injury. The team disclosed the injury on Wednesday when Crosby skipped practice. Crosby worked out before his teammates hit the ice on Thursday for their pregame skate. Coach...

Struggles aside, Bills GM not veering from rebuilding plan

Nov. 15, 2018 11:44 AM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — With little money to spend and few impact players interested in signing with the Bills given the uncertainty at quarterback this past offseason, general manager Brandon Beane understood Buffalo's offense was going to struggle. Little did he realize how much. "There's nobody that...

Towns, Wiggins shine as Timberwolves top Pelicans 107-100

Nov. 15, 2018 12:36 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins are the main men in Minnesota again, and on Wednesday night they gave the Timberwolves exactly what they needed for a big win. Towns had 25 points and 16 rebounds, Wiggins scored 23 and Minnesota improved to 2-0 since trading Jimmy Butler with a...

UCLA signs 3 guards for 2019-20 season

Nov. 14, 2018 9:43 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA coach Steve Alford has signed a trio of guards for the 2019-20 season. Jaime Jaquez of nearby Camarillo, Jake Kyman of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, and Grant Sherfield of Bel Aire, Kansas, will enroll in the fall. All three are currently seniors in high school. Jaquez...

Former Cowboys WR Brice Butler signs with Dolphins

Nov. 14, 2018 8:05 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Receiver Brice Butler has signed with the Miami Dolphins to shore up the injury-depleted position. Wideouts Jakeem Grant (calf) and DeVante Parker (shoulder) were both hurt in Sunday's loss at Green Bay. Butler, a six-year veteran, was slowed by a groin injury earlier this season with the...

Raiders offense regressing under Carr, Gruden

Nov. 14, 2018 7:39 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr knew there would be growing pains adjusting to a new offense for the Oakland Raiders under coach Jon Gruden. The surprising part for Carr and the Raiders is instead of showing steady progress throughout the year, the offense instead has regressed. The Raiders (1-8) head...

Lions put TJ Lang on injured reserve with neck injury

Nov. 14, 2018 7:31 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have allowed 16 sacks in the past two games — and this week isn't off to a good start either for the offensive line. The Lions put guard T.J. Lang on injured reserve with a neck injury Wednesday. Lang has missed three games this season, including last...

Rangers name 1st 5 coaches for new manager Woodward's staff

Nov. 14, 2018 7:29 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have hired Luis Ortiz as the hitting coach on new manager Chris Woodward's staff that will include three returning coaches. Texas also said Wednesday that the contracts of pitching coach Doug Brocail and assistant pitching coach Dan Warthen weren't renewed. Bench...

Cowboys' Elliott faces Falcons, 1st foe for last year's ban

Nov. 14, 2018 6:51 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott paused and lowered his voice when asked what he was doing when the Dallas Cowboys played without their star running back for the first time during his six-game suspension last year. Not only was Elliott having a self-described "tough time" with the NFL's ban over...