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Nestor downgraded as tornadoes damage Florida homes

Oct. 19, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Nestor was downgraded Saturday after it spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida but spared an area of the Panhandle devastated one year ago by Hurricane Michael. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said several homes were damaged and...

Braves plan to discuss tomahawk chop with American Indians

Oct. 19, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves officials say they plan to have talks with Native Americans about the Tomahawk Chop chant that has drawn complaints and stoked controversy during the Major League Baseball post-season. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that team representatives will hold the talks...

Hokit runs for 3 TDs, Fresno State beats UNLV 56-27

Oct. 19, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Josh Hokit had two of his three touchdown runs in the fourth quarter to help Fresno State pull away from UNLV for a 56-27 win on Friday night. The Bulldogs (3-3, 1-1 Mountain West Conference) took the lead for good on Hokit's first TD run that made it 14-10 in the second quarter....

Dominick Reyes stops Chris Weidman in Boston UFC bout

Oct. 19, 2019 1:28 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Dominick Reyes remained undefeated in 12 fights, stopping former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman by technical knockout in the first round Friday night at UFC Fight Night at the TD Garden. Reyes dropped Weidman (14-5) with a straight left hand in the non-title light heavyweight main...

Fields leads No. 4 Ohio State past Northwestern 52-3

Oct. 19, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Eyeing a playoff spot and a shot at the national championship, No. 4 Ohio State sure is locked in at the moment. Justin Fields threw for four touchdowns, J.K. Dobbins rushed for 121 yards and the Buckeyes pounded Northwestern 52-3 on Friday night. Ohio State (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) did...

GOP member Rooney 'thinking' about impeachment

Oct. 19, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gave an atta-boy to Republican Rep. Francis Rooney last year on the congressman's home turf in swing state Florida. "I love it when he defends me," the president said then. He might feel differently now. The second-term Republican said publicly Friday what others in...

Pitt beats Syracuse 27-20; defense racks up 9 sacks

Oct. 19, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — When the Pitt Panthers went into halftime against Syracuse with an 18-point lead, quarterback Kenny Pickett didn't like what he saw and let his teammates know it. "Too many smiles," Pickett said, recounting his impassioned halftime speech. "I play this game real seriously. The game...

Guaranteed: Joe Namath voted NFL's greatest character

Oct. 18, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

White shoes. Fur coat. Pantyhose. Fu Manchu mustache. And an arm that would make Superman proud. Yep, Joe Namath is the NFL's greatest character. Guaranteed. The Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback who guaranteed his three-touchdown underdog New York Jets would beat the mighty Baltimore Colts in the third Super...

Marshall outlasts FAU in wild 4th quarter, 36-31

Oct. 18, 2019 10:38 PM EDT

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Brenden Knox scored the go-ahead touchdown with 36 seconds left in the fourth quarter and Marshall beat Florida Atlantic 36-31 on Friday night. Knox finished with 23 carries for 220 yards and two touchdowns for the Thundering Herd (4-3, 2-1 Conference USA). His game-winning 17-yard...

Michigan State's Davis enters transfer portal

Oct. 18, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Another Michigan State football player has entered the transfer portal: tight end Noah Davis. The school announced the move Friday. Davis missed all of last season with a knee injury. He's played in four games this season but does not have a catch. It's the third time this week...