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Penn State's Shaka Toney leaves the field after Indiana defeated Penn State in overtime of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Bloomington, Ind.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Week 9: Ohio State faces its biggest test; Florida returns

Oct. 30, 2020 2:07 AM EDT

The potential Big Ten game of the year lost some luster last week. No. 18 Penn State was upset by Indiana so instead of returning to Happy Valley to host No. 3 Ohio State with an unbeaten record, the Nittany Lions are trying to avoid going 0-2 for the first time since 2013. No Big Ten team has tested Ohio State...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) makes a pass during an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)

Clemson coach: QB Lawrence doing 'great,' no new positives

Oct. 31, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is doing “great” in isolation and the top-ranked Tigers had no additional COVID-19 cases since Lawrence's positive test, coach Dabo Swinney said Saturday. Swinney spoke on ESPN's “College GameDay” before No. 1 Clemson...

FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, Romania's Simona Halep wears a face mask as she leaves after losing her fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Poland's Iga Swiatek at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France.  Simona Halep said Saturday Oct. 31, 2020, that she has tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus.  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, FILE)

Wimbledon champion Simona Halep tests positive for COVID-19

Oct. 31, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Wimbledon champion Simona Halep has tested positive for COVID-19 and said Saturday that she is “recovering well from mild symptoms.” The 29-year-old Halep, currently ranked No. 2 in the world, had skipped the U.S. Open due to fears of catching the coronavirus. She...

Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst talks to his players during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Illinois Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Athletic director: Wisconsin has 22 positive COVID-19 cases

Oct. 31, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez says the total number of positive COVID-19 cases within the Badgers’ football program has increased to 22. Alvarez told ESPN’s “College GameDay” on Saturday that 12 football players and 10 staffers have tested...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) waves to fans after an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)

Column: Lawrence just wanted to play, now he must watch

Oct. 31, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

Trevor Lawrence just wanted to play. All he could do Saturday was watch. The star quarterback of the nation's top-ranked college football team has joined millions of victims of the coronavirus pandemic, becoming another stark reminder of just how tenuous this season really is. A positive test this week forced...

File-New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) runs the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the third quarter of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. Barkley has had surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee. Giants coach Joe Judge confirmed the surgery on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, without giving specifics. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Giants' Barkley has ACL surgery on right knee in California

Oct. 31, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley has had surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee. Giants coach Joe Judge confirmed the surgery on Saturday without giving specifics. Judge said Ronnie Barnes, the team's senior vice president of medical services and head...

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) celebrates his first NFL play with Miami Dolphins running back Matt Breida (22), Miami Dolphins guard Ted Karras (67) and Miami Dolphins running back Lynn Bowden (15) against the New York Jets during an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Tagovailoa’s winning personality helped the Miami Dolphins avoid locker room backlash when he was promoted to replace popular veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. (AP Photo/Doug Murray)

Lots of division matchups to spice up Week 8 of NFL schedule

Oct. 31, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

For NFL fans who relish division rivalries, this is your week. Some of them are headliners: the 49ers at the Seahawks, Steelers at the Ravens and slumping Patriots at the Bills. Others — Vikings at Packers, Chargers at Broncos, Cowboys at Eagles — not so much. Regardless, when familiar foes face...

A photographer shoots pregame warmups near cardboard cutouts of fans before an NCAA college football game between Illinois and Purdue Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

The Latest: Illinois QB Peters among 2 to test positive

Oct. 31, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Illinois is playing Purdue without starting quarterback Brandon Peters and tight end Griffin Moore. Both tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and will be sidelined 21 days per Big Ten protocol. Both would be eligible to...

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch (14) reaches for a ball before Game 3 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees in New York. The Detroit Tigers have hired AJ Hinch to be their new manager, giving him a chance to return to a major league dugout after he was fired by Houston in the wake of the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Fresh off suspension, Hinch takes over as Tigers manager

Oct. 30, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — As he waited out his suspension this year, AJ Hinch knew he wanted to return to baseball. The question was whether anyone in the sport would be ready to welcome him. His answer came pretty quickly. “About 30 minutes after the World Series' last out, my phone rang,” Hinch said....

FILE - This Sept. 1972, file photo shows cornerback Herb Adderley, of the Dallas Cowboys NFL football team. Hall of Fame cornerback Herb Adderley has died. He was 81. His death was confirmed Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, on Twitter by nephew Nasir Adderley, a safety for the Los Angeles Chargers. Adderley played on six NFL title teams over a 12-year career with Green Bay and Dallas. (AP Photo/File)

Herb Adderley, star cornerback with 6 NFL titles, dies at 81

Oct. 30, 2020 10:06 PM EDT

Herb Adderley, the Hall of Fame cornerback who joined the NFL as a running back and became part of a record six championship teams with the Packers and Cowboys, has died. He was 81. His death was confirmed by the team Friday, with no details given. Nasir Adderley, a safety for the Los Angeles Chargers, tweeted...

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File-New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) runs the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the third quarter of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. Barkley has had surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee. Giants coach Joe Judge confirmed the surgery on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, without giving specifics. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Giants' Barkley has ACL surgery on right knee in California

Oct. 31, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley has had surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee. Giants coach Joe Judge confirmed the surgery on Saturday without giving specifics. Judge said Ronnie Barnes, the team's senior vice president of medical services and head...

Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst talks to his players during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Illinois Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Athletic director: Wisconsin has 22 positive COVID-19 cases

Oct. 31, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez says the total number of positive COVID-19 cases within the Badgers’ football program has increased to 22. Alvarez told ESPN’s “College GameDay” on Saturday that 12 football players and 10 staffers have tested...

A photographer shoots pregame warmups near cardboard cutouts of fans before an NCAA college football game between Illinois and Purdue Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

The Latest: Illinois QB Peters among 2 to test positive

Oct. 31, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Illinois is playing Purdue without starting quarterback Brandon Peters and tight end Griffin Moore. Both tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday and will be sidelined 21 days per Big Ten protocol. Both would be eligible to...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) waves to fans after an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)

Column: Lawrence just wanted to play, now he must watch

Oct. 31, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

Trevor Lawrence just wanted to play. All he could do Saturday was watch. The star quarterback of the nation's top-ranked college football team has joined millions of victims of the coronavirus pandemic, becoming another stark reminder of just how tenuous this season really is. A positive test this week forced...

A photographer has his temperature checked as he arrives for an NCAA college football game between Illinois and Purdue Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Illinois starting QB scratched after positive COVID test

Oct. 31, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois starting quarterback Brandon Peters was announced as a scratch shortly before kickoff against Purdue Saturday due to a positive COVID-19 test on Thursday. Illini backup quarterback Isaiah Washington also was lifted from the game due to “contact tracing...

FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, Romania's Simona Halep wears a face mask as she leaves after losing her fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Poland's Iga Swiatek at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France.  Simona Halep said Saturday Oct. 31, 2020, that she has tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus.  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, FILE)

Wimbledon champion Simona Halep tests positive for COVID-19

Oct. 31, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Wimbledon champion Simona Halep has tested positive for COVID-19 and said Saturday that she is “recovering well from mild symptoms.” The 29-year-old Halep, currently ranked No. 2 in the world, had skipped the U.S. Open due to fears of catching the coronavirus. She...

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 1987 file photo, actor Sean Connery holds a rose in his hand as he talks about his new movie

Sean Connery, the 'original' James Bond, dies at 90

Oct. 31, 2020 11:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Sean Connery, the charismatic Scottish actor who rose to international superstardom as the suave secret agent James Bond and then abandoned the role to carve out an Oscar-winning career in other rugged roles, has died. He was 90. Connery’s wife and two sons said he “died...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) makes a pass during an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)

Clemson coach: QB Lawrence doing 'great,' no new positives

Oct. 31, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is doing “great” in isolation and the top-ranked Tigers had no additional COVID-19 cases since Lawrence's positive test, coach Dabo Swinney said Saturday. Swinney spoke on ESPN's “College GameDay” before No. 1 Clemson...

Warrant issued for former University of Evansville coach

Oct. 31, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A judge has issued an arrest warrant for former University of Evansville basketball coach Walter McCarty after he missed a court hearing in a civil lawsuit filed on behalf of a bank. McCarty, who was fired in January by the university after an investigation revealed allegations of...

AP News Guide: Election Day 2020 in Maryland

Oct. 31, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — While many Maryland voters have already mailed in their ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic or voted in person at early voting centers, those who waited for Election Day will be voicing their choice for president and the state's eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives at...