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AP source: Fresno State coach Jeff Tedford stepping down

Dec. 6, 2019 12:54 AM EST

Fresno State football coach Jeff Tedford is stepping down from the job after three seasons at his alma mater. A person familiar with the decision says the 58-year-old Tedford will resign from his job. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the decision has not been announced. The...

Fitts leads Saint Mary's (Cal) past N. Illinois 61-49

Dec. 6, 2019 12:35 AM EST

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Malik Fitts had 13 points and 12 rebounds to lead Saint Mary's to a 61-49 win over Northern Illinois on Thursday night, the Gaels' eighth straight victory. Fitts shot 8 for 10 from the line. Tanner Krebs had 14 points and six rebounds for Saint Mary's (9-1). Jordan Ford added 12...

Padres hire former Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild

Dec. 5, 2019 11:49 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild has been hired in the same position by the San Diego Padres. Rothschild is one of several newcomers on rookie manager Jayce Tingler’s staff announced Thursday. Rothschild spent the last nine seasons with the Yankees before...

Flesh-eating bacteria linked to heroin kills 7 in California

Dec. 5, 2019 10:04 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A flesh-eating bacteria linked to the use of black tar heroin has killed at least seven people over the past two months in the San Diego area, prompting health authorities to alert law enforcement and other officials in California. Nine people who injected black tar heroin between Oct. 2...

Washington to face Rodgers in first December trip to Lambeau

Dec. 5, 2019 9:26 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Washington Redskins this week prepared to face Aaron Rodgers by having backup quarterback Case Keenum try to do his best imitation of the two-time MVP in practice. Even mimicking the voice inflections and cadences Rodgers often uses to draw opposing defenders offside and earn...

Saints, 49ers clash with top NFC seeding in the balance

Dec. 5, 2019 9:16 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees and the Saints are ready to up the ante. A third-straight NFC South title has been wrapped up. Next on the list is a second straight No. 1 overall playoff seed in the NFC, a goal New Orleans (10-2) can get closer to accomplishing on Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers (10-2)...

Clay Matthews is unapologetically focused on LA Rams' surge

Dec. 5, 2019 8:39 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Nearly two months later, Clay Matthews still isn't sorry for his tweet condemning the performance of the NFL's referees this season. That's why his $12,500 fine for the tweet wasn't reduced by the league, the Los Angeles Rams linebacker says with a chuckle. “I was not...

Bills brace to face Jackson-led Ravens' bull-dozing offense

Dec. 5, 2019 8:24 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Appreciating how difficult it is to contain Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens' bull-dozing offensive attack, Bills defensive tackle Jordan Phillips was put at ease watching TV last weekend. After averaging 405 yards offense and 36 points in winning their previous seven games,...

Airbnb introduces new rules to rein in parties, nuisances

Dec. 5, 2019 8:01 PM EST

Airbnb is taking more steps to crack down on parties and nuisance guests in the wake of a Halloween shooting at an Airbnb rental in a San Francisco suburb where five people were killed. The company said Thursday it’s banning “open invite” parties at all of its accommodations. Those are...

Raiders rookie Josh Jacobs playing with fractured shoulder

Dec. 5, 2019 7:09 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs may make a little history if he’s named rookie of the year at the end of the season. The Raiders haven’t had a player win the award in nearly 40 years. Running back Marcus Allen did it in 1982 when the franchise played in Los...