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Take two: Miley back to NLCS hill, Brews try to deny Dodgers

Oct. 18, 2018 10:52 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wade Miley, take two. And this time, the Milwaukee Brewers left-hander figures to seeing more than one batter in his next start in the NL Championship Series. It comes on Friday night when Miley will try to help the Brewers stave off elimination, down 3-2 to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Miley...

Red Sox sail into World Series, set for ace Sale's return

Oct. 19, 2018 3:53 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — David Price, at last, looked like a postseason ace. Craig Kimbrel pitched a lockdown inning. And much-maligned Jackie Bradley Jr. became an MVP. Most everything went right for the Red Sox as they sailed into the World Series. Now the big question for Boston: Is everything all right with ace...

New technology only adds to baseball's culture of paranoia

Oct. 19, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

It probably felt like a cutting-edge caper at the time: The New York Giants, using an elaborate spyglass-and-buzzer system, would have the opposing team's signs relayed from their center-field clubhouse at the Polo Grounds to the bullpen and then to the batter, passing along valuable information during the team's...

Jaguars trade draft pick to Browns for running back Hyde

Oct. 19, 2018 4:32 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars traded for Cleveland running back Carlos Hyde on Friday, adding a proven starter while Leonard Fournette progresses slowly from a strained right hamstring. The Browns (2-3-1) will get a 2019 fifth-round draft pick from the Jaguars in exchange for Hyde, who...

Chargers duo Rivers, Gates back in London 10 years later

Oct. 19, 2018 3:05 PM EDT

Ten years after their first trip to London, Los Angeles Chargers veterans Phillip Rivers and Antonio Gates are keen to see how much the British audience has learned about the American version of football. Rivers and Gates took part in the second regular-season game played at Wembley back in 2008, when the NFL was...

Wimbledon to introduce final-set tiebreakers in 2019

Oct. 19, 2018 8:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — That epic 70-68 fifth set at Wimbledon will never be matched or surpassed, or even challenged. The All England Club said Friday it will introduce final-set tiebreakers next year, starting when the score reaches 12-12 in the decider. The grass-court Grand Slam tournament is the second of the...

Kip Keino innocent but reputation has suffered, lawyer says

Oct. 19, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kip Keino's reputation has been damaged unfairly in the Kenyan Olympic corruption scandal, his lawyer said Friday as he pushes for charges against the running great to be dropped. Lawyer Cecil Miller said he "very much" believes that the charges will be dropped and Keino will instead...

Who's hockey's best? McDavid, Matthews, Crosby stir debate

Oct. 19, 2018 2:53 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Connor McDavid or Auston Matthews? Auston Matthews or Connor McDavid? With debate ramping up about which player sits atop hockey's throne — after some remarkable early performances — Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock's goes in a different direction — Sidney Crosby. "This is...

Pats' Gronkowski tops AP's list of top NFL tight ends

Oct. 19, 2018 12:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rob Gronkowski is a difficult man to stop. Just ask the Kansas City Chiefs. The latest example was Sunday night, when the Patriots tight end had two key catches in the fourth quarter as New England edged the Chiefs 43-40. He has caught 76 TD passes from Tom Brady in his career. "He made a...

NFL giddy right now, must watch for storm clouds

Oct. 19, 2018 2:17 PM EDT

NFL owners were almost giddy about the state of their game as they departed their fall meetings on Wednesday. So was Commissioner Roger Goodell. That's easy to do when TV ratings are up, viewership across all digital media is strong, scoreboards are practically exploding with all the points being scored, and the...

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Beckham doesn't like losing, questions on owner or H2O

Oct. 19, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — There are a lot of things Odell Beckham Jr. doesn't like these days. It starts off with losing and the New York Giants' 1-5 record. He doesn't like the continual questions about his recent ESPN interview in which he criticized the team's energy on the field and its offensive...

Close finishes building intensity in USC-Utah series

Oct. 19, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Those final seconds on the game clock have really come to mean something in Southern California's series with Utah. Three of the last four games between the two have been decided by plays in the final minute. "When you look at basically three of the last four games, they've gone down...

CEO Derek Bouchard-Hall to leave USA Cycling at year's end

Oct. 19, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

USA Cycling is once again on the hunt for another chief executive. It's in a decidedly better place than last time. Derek Bouchard-Hall announced Friday he is resigning as president and CEO at the end of the year, opening a job he assumed in 2015 amid uncertain times. The sport was still getting over doping...

Jaguars trade draft pick to Browns for running back Hyde

Oct. 19, 2018 4:32 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars traded for Cleveland running back Carlos Hyde on Friday, adding a proven starter while Leonard Fournette progresses slowly from a strained right hamstring. The Browns (2-3-1) will get a 2019 fifth-round draft pick from the Jaguars in exchange for Hyde, who...

Chasity Melvin joins Hornets' G League team coaching staff

Oct. 19, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chasity Melvin has been hired by the Charlotte Hornets' G League team, the Greensboro Swarm, as an assistant coach. She becomes the first female coach in Hornets and Swarm history. The former North Carolina State standout was the 11th overall selection in the 1999 WNBA draft. She...

Ons Jabeur to play Kasatkina in Kremlin Cup final

Oct. 19, 2018 4:24 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Tunisian qualifier Ons Jabeur became the first player from her country to reach a WTA tennis final on Friday, and she will next face Daria Kasatkina for the Kremlin Cup title. Jabeur, the 2011 junior champion at the French Open, beat 11th-ranked Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in...

Jury acquits ex-Ohio State football player of rape charges

Oct. 19, 2018 4:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio State University football player has been acquitted of rape charges. The Columbus Dispatch reports 25-year-old Bri'onte Dunn wept after the jury verdict was read Friday in a Columbus courtroom. He faced two counts of rape after a woman alleged Dunn forced her to have sex...

Kip Keino innocent but reputation has suffered, lawyer says

Oct. 19, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kip Keino's reputation has been damaged unfairly in the Kenyan Olympic corruption scandal, his lawyer said Friday as he pushes for charges against the running great to be dropped. Lawyer Cecil Miller said he "very much" believes that the charges will be dropped and Keino will instead...

Jets' secondary will be down a few key players vs. Vikings

Oct. 19, 2018 3:57 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets' secondary will be short-handed against Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings. Cornerback Buster Skrine and safety Marcus Maye are out for the game Sunday, and cornerback Trumaine Johnson is doubtful to play. Skrine has a concussion that has caused him to miss...

Northwestern faces woeful Rutgers for 1st time in Big Ten

Oct. 19, 2018 3:33 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Northwestern and its high-powered offense are going to get a new look from Rutgers. Scarlet Knights coach Chris Ash has decided to take a more hands-on approach with his struggling defense when the Wildcats (3-3, 3-1 Big Ten) travel to Rutgers on Saturday. Rutgers (1-6, 0-4) has...