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Roethlisberger shines, Steelers hold off Buccaneers 30-27

Sep. 25, 2018 1:11 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It was not the way Ben Roethlisberger would draw it up, but the Pittsburgh Steelers will take it. In desperate need of a win, the two-time defending AFC North champions capped a tumultuous week in which star receiver Antonio Brown made headlines by shouting at an assistant coach on the...

Winston's suspension, Bucs not saying if he's still No. 1

Sep. 25, 2018 3:01 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers can't avoid questions about Jameis Winston's return much longer. The young quarterback's three-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy officially ended after Monday night's 30-27 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, however it's unclear if...

A's clinch playoff berth, then beat Mariners 7-3

Sep. 25, 2018 3:06 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Champagne flowed in the clubhouse as players bopped around and screamed in a wild celebration after the Oakland Athletics clinched their first playoff berth in four years. "It's a lot of fun," a soaked Khris Davis said. "We're just trying to enjoy the moment. It's a blast. We've been waiting...

First black starting QB reflects on changes in game, society

Sep. 25, 2018 2:48 AM EDT

Marlin Briscoe didn't want to be pigeonholed simply because of stereotypes against black men. He was a star quarterback in college and he believed he had the talent, intelligence and leadership skills to be one in the pros. Fifty years ago, during an era of massive social upheaval in the United States, just...

Brewers beat Cardinals 6-4 to open 3-game wild-card lead

Sep. 25, 2018 2:27 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A chuckling Eric Thames said it felt so good he almost ripped third base out of the ground and hoisted it above his head. A lot of that going around for Milwaukee these days. Thames tripled and scored on reliever Bud Norris' throwing error in the eighth inning, and the Brewers improved...

Ex-NFL stars want to get paid but it's lucky fan who does

Sep. 25, 2018 2:55 AM EDT

We take a brief break from the weekly angst over the roughing the passer penalties in the NFL to talk cold, hard cash. Anthony Prince got his money. Eric Dickerson wants to get paid, too. Prince isn't a big name like Dickerson, who leads a group of Hall of Famers who are threatening to follow in Terrell Owens'...

As training camps open, here's 10 NBA stories worth noting

Sep. 25, 2018 2:52 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Training camps for most NBA teams open Tuesday, and with the season fast approaching, here's 10 items of note as the league heads into the 2018-19 campaign: ___ JIMMY BUTLER As media days were ending Monday, Jimmy Butler was still with the Minnesota Timberwolves. It's temporary. The first big...

College players getting on court education at World Cup

Sep. 25, 2018 2:58 AM EDT

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — Kitija Laksa and Digna Strautmane, along with about a half dozen other college players, are getting quite the education on the court playing against the best players at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. All of them hope to bring their experiences back to school...

Welcome to camp: NBA teams starting their new seasons

Sep. 24, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

There were some Larry O'Brien trophies on display at Golden State's media day on Monday, shiny golden reminders of the three championships that the Warriors have picked up over the past four years. Their quest for another is about to begin. So will the quest by 29 other teams to thwart them. The offseason is over...

LeBron 'humbled' to join Lakers, expects 'something special'

Sep. 24, 2018 8:13 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James realizes the size of the challenge he accepted when he joined the Los Angeles Lakers. After eight consecutive NBA Finals appearances, he knows his new team isn't a true contender with Golden State and the NBA's elite just yet. The superstar welcomed every step in the...

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Rescued Indian and Irish sailors reach remote island

Sep. 25, 2018 3:54 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Indian and an Irish sailor rescued from damaged sailboats in the remote southern Indian Ocean set foot on land on Tuesday when they reached an island to undergo medical assessments, officials said. The French fisheries patrol boat Osiris rescued injured Indian Abhilash Tomy,...

MLB, NFL, NBA franchises team up for 'Rally the Vote' drive

Sep. 25, 2018 3:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nine sports franchises from Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NFL are teaming up and asking fans to register to vote. The Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings from the NBA, along with MLB's Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics...

McCann, Reddick go back-to-back, Astros beat Blue Jays 5-3

Sep. 25, 2018 3:30 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Houston Astros kept rolling on the road and moved to the brink of their second straight AL West title. Brian McCann and Josh Reddick hit back-to-back home runs, and the Astros beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Monday night to close in on another division crown. The defending World Series...

Gray crisp over 7, playoff-chasing Rox rout Phillies 10-1

Sep. 25, 2018 3:29 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Jon Gray 's right arm looked dominant again on a night when Trevor Story's appeared healed. Both were throwing strikes — one from the mound after a few bad outings, the other from shortstop after being sidelined for a week with a sore elbow. Gray pitched seven crisp innings and Story...

MLB, NFL, NBA franchises team up for 'Rally the Vote' drive

Sep. 25, 2018 3:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nine sports franchises from Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NFL are teaming up and asking fans to register to vote. The Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings from the NBA, along with MLB's Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics...

Athletics clinch playoff berth with Rays' loss to Yankees

Sep. 25, 2018 3:15 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Oakland Athletics clinched their first playoff berth in four years Monday night, earning at least an American League wild card when the Tampa Bay Rays lost to the New York Yankees. Following three straight last-place finishes in the AL West, the A's found out just a couple of minutes...

A's clinch playoff berth, then beat Mariners 7-3

Sep. 25, 2018 3:06 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Champagne flowed in the clubhouse as players bopped around and screamed in a wild celebration after the Oakland Athletics clinched their first playoff berth in four years. "It's a lot of fun," a soaked Khris Davis said. "We're just trying to enjoy the moment. It's a blast. We've been waiting...

Winston's suspension, Bucs not saying if he's still No. 1

Sep. 25, 2018 3:01 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers can't avoid questions about Jameis Winston's return much longer. The young quarterback's three-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy officially ended after Monday night's 30-27 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, however it's unclear if...

College players getting on court education at World Cup

Sep. 25, 2018 2:58 AM EDT

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — Kitija Laksa and Digna Strautmane, along with about a half dozen other college players, are getting quite the education on the court playing against the best players at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. All of them hope to bring their experiences back to school...

Ex-NFL stars want to get paid but it's lucky fan who does

Sep. 25, 2018 2:55 AM EDT

We take a brief break from the weekly angst over the roughing the passer penalties in the NFL to talk cold, hard cash. Anthony Prince got his money. Eric Dickerson wants to get paid, too. Prince isn't a big name like Dickerson, who leads a group of Hall of Famers who are threatening to follow in Terrell Owens'...