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Maple Leafs overcome slow start, beat Wild 4-2

Oct. 15, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs have made a habit of falling behind early this season. That didn't matter much against a slow, tired opponent Tuesday. Mitch Marner had a goal and two assists and Toronto overcame a slow start and beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2. "We weren't as good as we'd like to be in...

Lazard 'fulfills journey' in standout effort against Lions

Oct. 15, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Allen Lazard wasn't even on the Packers' initial 53-man roster. The 6-foot-5 receiver was cut before the season, signed to the practice squad, only to end up on the roster in short order. But on Monday night, Green Bay needed Lazard, and the undrafted second-year pro delivered with a...

No. 19 SMU undefeated with Buechele and others who came home

Oct. 15, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Shane Buechele is having the kind of season so many envisioned after the quarterback started all 12 games as a true freshman in the Big 12 Conference three years ago. While still in Texas, Buechele is closer to home with undefeated No. 19 SMU, where he is among 15 players who were once at...

Locksley seeks solutions for Maryland's erratic defense

Oct. 15, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The erratic play of Maryland's defense has proven to be more of a problem for first-year coach Mike Locksley than losing his starting quarterback to injury. Tyrrell Pigrome ran for a 61-yard score and threw for 218 yards at Purdue last Saturday as the replacement for Josh Jackson ,...

Towns, Timberwolves take stronger chemistry into season

Oct. 15, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The featured attraction of this latest fresh start for the Minnesota Timberwolves is Karl-Anthony Towns, the two-time All-Star center who finished in the top 20 in the NBA last season in more than a dozen major statistical categories. After a tumultuous start to 2018-19 that led to a...

At 3-3, Orange hoping for second-half surge

Oct. 15, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

Halfway through his fourth season at Syracuse, coach Dino Babers is happy to ignore the recent past and focus on what lies ahead. Ranked in the preseason AP Top 25 with high expectations after a breakthrough 10-win season, the Orange (3-3, 0-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) certainly haven't looked like the team...

After delay, Sandusky resentencing set for early November

Oct. 15, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will learn next month what his new prison sentence will be for a 45-count child sexual abuse conviction. An order was filed Tuesday in Centre County that set Sandusky's resentencing for Nov. 8 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania....

Clemson's Swinney going with 2 kickers against Louisville

Oct. 15, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says he will used kicker B.T. Potter on kickoffs and long field goal tries when the third-ranked Tigers play at Louisville this week. Swinney angrily shouted at Potter after he missed a 24-yard kick right before halftime in a 45-14 win over Florida State on...

Grizzlies ready to win now with a pair of 20-year-olds,

Oct. 15, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Veteran center Jonas Valanciunas chuckled at the idea the revamped Memphis Grizzlies are in a rebuilding process that could take a couple of seasons. "We can make it in one year," Valanciunas said. "If we're going to be successful, it's on us now to work, give everything on the court,...

Coach Orgeron: LSU receiver Marshall not yet ready to play

Oct. 15, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron says receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. won't be ready to return from a foot injury when the second-ranked Tigers visit Mississippi State on Saturday. Marshall has missed two games since injuring his right foot during a victory at Vanderbilt on Sept. 21. The...