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Yanks' bullpen to be tested after rainout squeezes ALCS

Oct. 16, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A rainy day in the Bronx has left a most daunting October test for the New York Yankees vaunted bullpen: four games, four days and already a deficit to overcome against the Houston Astros in their AL Championship Series. Game 4 of the ALCS scheduled for Wednesday night was postponed a day...

Joe Maddon returns to Los Angeles Angels as manager

Oct. 16, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Joe Maddon is back under the halo. Maddon agreed to a three-year deal to become the Los Angeles Angels' manager on Wednesday, reuniting the World Series-winning former bench boss of the Chicago Cubs with the organization where he spent the first three decades of his baseball career....

Goodell: pass interference reviews are working as expected

Oct. 16, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says the new video review rule for pass interference is working as expected, with only obvious mistakes by officials being corrected. Through Week 6, the league has had 44 reviews related to pass interference, and the on-field ruling was reversed...

Ramsey 'overjoyed' by LA move; Rams eager for long-term deal

Oct. 17, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams fully understand the risks they took in acquiring volatile cornerback Jalen Ramsey. The defending NFC champions believe the potential rewards are well worth it. "You want guys with some swag, some personality," coach Sean McVay said Wednesday while he...

Women are having a greater impact on NBA than ever before

Oct. 17, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

Practice is over and Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson is still working. She stands under the basket rebounding and giving feedback to rookie guard Carsen Edwards as he shoots from different spots on the court. After swishing his final three attempts he jogs over to her. "Thanks, coach," Edwards says...

Winners in KC, now Texans, Colts battle for top of AFC South

Oct. 16, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

Both Jacoby Brissett and Deshaun Watson have managed to outduel reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes in consecutive weeks — on his home turf no less. Now it's time for the young quarterbacks to face off against each other for the first time since Brissett took over as the Indianapolis Colts' starting...

Michigan-Penn State, LSU-Auburn key games before Halloween

Oct. 17, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

Except for South Carolina's stunning overtime win at Georgia, there haven't been many results so far this season that figure to shape the College Football Playoffs standings. Expect that to change before Halloween. There are a slew of scary matchups for playoff-hopeful teams in the next two weeks, headlined by a...

Dolphins heading toward wrong end of history

Oct. 17, 2019 2:32 AM EDT

Forty-seven years since the Miami Dolphins had the only undefeated season in NFL history, the team is heading toward an ignominious record. The Dolphins are 0-5 and on pace to score only 134 points, which would be the fewest by any team in a 16-game season in the 100-year history of the NFL. The 1992 Seattle...

Tale of 2 Cities: Sapporo likes race move; Tokyo not much

Oct. 17, 2019 4:24 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sapporo officials are thrilled with a proposal to move next year's Tokyo Olympic marathons to the northern Japanese city to avoid the summer heat in the city. That was not the case in Tokyo, where the reaction to the move seemed to catch city and organizing committee officials by surprise. "We...

Nathan Chen begins Grand Prix season at Skate America

Oct. 17, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nathan Chen would love little more than to become the first man to win four straight U.S. figure skating championships since Brian Boitano achieved the feat in the mid-1980s. But with nationals still three months away, and an entire Grand Prix season on the horizon, the 20-year-old phenom...

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Dubai bets billions that Expo 2020 won't be a desert mirage

Oct. 17, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It rises out of what were once rolling sand dunes stretching toward the horizon, a feverish construction site by tempo and temperature that has tens of thousands of workers building what looks like a new city in the desert of Dubai. This is the site of Expo 2020, a...

Jason Day shoots 66, trails by 2 strokes at CJ Cup

Oct. 17, 2019 6:02 AM EDT

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Jason Day's attempt to impress International team captain Ernie Els for a spot at the Presidents Cup took a positive turn on Thursday when the Australian shot a 6-under 66 to sit two strokes off the lead after the opening round of the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges. In the first...

UK's Prince William, Kate see Pakistani cultural hub Lahore

Oct. 17, 2019 5:22 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate are touring Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore, where they will visit a cancer hospital previously visited by William's mother, the late Princess Diana. The hospital was started by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, whose first wife Jemima...

Celtics buy of minor league team unlikely to mean change

Oct. 17, 2019 5:22 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Boston Celtics' purchase of a minor league affiliate in Maine is unlikely to bring major changes to the Portland team. The Celtics announced on Tuesday that they've finished the purchase of the Maine Red Claws, who play in the G League. Terms of the deal have not been announced....

Tale of 2 Cities: Sapporo likes race move; Tokyo not much

Oct. 17, 2019 4:24 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sapporo officials are thrilled with a proposal to move next year's Tokyo Olympic marathons to the northern Japanese city to avoid the summer heat in the city. That was not the case in Tokyo, where the reaction to the move seemed to catch city and organizing committee officials by surprise. "We...

South Carolina has opportunity to produce another upset

Oct. 17, 2019 4:05 AM EDT

Here are some things to watch during the eighth week of the Southeastern Conference football season. GAME OF THE WEEK No. 9 Florida (6-1, 3-1) at South Carolina (3-3, 2-2): South Carolina follows up its stunning 20-17 overtime victory at Georgia by facing another top-10 team. South Carolina was a 24 ½-point...

McDavid (5 points) and Draisaitl lead Oilers over Flyers 6-3

Oct. 17, 2019 3:43 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Already way behind, the Philadelphia Flyers fired a franchise-record 25 shots on goal in the third period. It wasn't nearly enough to overcome another big night for Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. McDavid had a goal and four assists, Draisaitl added two goals and one assist, and...

South Korean soccer team tells of 'rough' match in Pyongyang

Oct. 17, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's national soccer team described their World Cup qualifier against North Korea in Pyongyang as a "rough" match played under strange conditions that may be raised with FIFA. The historic match ended in a scoreless draw Tuesday at huge Kim Il Sung Stadium, which was...

Women are having a greater impact on NBA than ever before

Oct. 17, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

Practice is over and Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson is still working. She stands under the basket rebounding and giving feedback to rookie guard Carsen Edwards as he shoots from different spots on the court. After swishing his final three attempts he jogs over to her. "Thanks, coach," Edwards says...

Nathan Chen begins Grand Prix season at Skate America

Oct. 17, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nathan Chen would love little more than to become the first man to win four straight U.S. figure skating championships since Brian Boitano achieved the feat in the mid-1980s. But with nationals still three months away, and an entire Grand Prix season on the horizon, the 20-year-old phenom...