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Bumpy road for Nationals manager leads to 'beautiful place'

Oct. 17, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals manager Dave Martinez is an optimistic sort, a live-in-the-moment guy who loves his mantras and his mottos, whether it's telling players to "go 1-0 today" or to "stay in the fight." Rough as things were when Washington was 19-31 and people were wondering whether Martinez was in...

Wizards, Beal agree on 2-year, $72 million extension

Oct. 17, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

Bradley Beal has agreed on a two-year extension worth nearly $72 million with Washington, a major victory for the Wizards and a move that will keep the All-Star guard out of free agency for at least the next three summers. The agreement was confirmed Thursday by Beal's agent, Mark Bartelstein. ESPN first reported...

Yanks' bullpen to be tested after rainout squeezes ALCS

Oct. 16, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A rainy day in the Bronx has left a most daunting October test for the New York Yankees vaunted bullpen: four games, four days and already a deficit to overcome against the Houston Astros in their AL Championship Series. Game 4 of the ALCS scheduled for Wednesday night was postponed a day...

Joe Maddon returns to Los Angeles Angels as manager

Oct. 16, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Joe Maddon is back under the halo. Maddon agreed to a three-year deal to become the Los Angeles Angels' manager on Wednesday, reuniting the World Series-winning former bench boss of the Chicago Cubs with the organization where he spent the first three decades of his baseball career....

Goodell: pass interference reviews are working as expected

Oct. 16, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says the new video review rule for pass interference is working as expected, with only obvious mistakes by officials being corrected. Through Week 6, the league has had 44 reviews related to pass interference, and the on-field ruling was reversed...

Ramsey 'overjoyed' by LA move; Rams eager for long-term deal

Oct. 17, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams fully understand the risks they took in acquiring volatile cornerback Jalen Ramsey. The defending NFC champions believe the potential rewards are well worth it. "You want guys with some swag, some personality," coach Sean McVay said Wednesday while he...

Women impacting NBA in various roles, 11 assistant coaches

Oct. 17, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

Practice is over and Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson is still working. She stands under the basket rebounding, giving feedback to rookie guard Carsen Edwards as he shoots from different spots on the court. After swishing his final three attempts, he jogs over to her. "Thanks coach," Edwards says before...

Atlanta businessman spared prison in college hoops scandal

Oct. 17, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An Atlanta businessman and former NBA referee was spared prison time Thursday after pleading guilty in a college basketball scandal that paid bribes to steer top athletes to certain schools and money managers. Rashan Michel wiped his eyes when U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska in New...

Married NBA refs working to make the right calls at home

Oct. 17, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Lauren Holtkamp and Jonathan Sterling first met a few years ago at a meeting of college basketball referees in Virginia, and when the group when out for some socializing that night she asked him to dance. He declined. The refs now agree: That was a bad call. They eventually became the...

Winners in KC, now Texans, Colts battle for top of AFC South

Oct. 16, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

Both Jacoby Brissett and Deshaun Watson have managed to outduel reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes in consecutive weeks — on his home turf no less. Now it's time for the young quarterbacks to face off against each other for the first time since Brissett took over as the Indianapolis Colts' starting...

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Ravens-Seahawks Preview Capsule

Oct. 17, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (4-2) at SEATTLE (5-1) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EDT, FOX OPENING LINE — Seahawks by 3½. RECORD VS. SPREAD — Ravens 1-4-1, Seahawks 3-3. SERIES RECORD — Seahawks lead 3-2. LAST MEETING — Seahawks beat Ravens 35-6, Dec. 13, 2015. LAST WEEK — Ravens beat Bengals 23-17;...

No. 13 Utah battles No. 17 Arizona State in key Pac-12 game

Oct. 17, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

No. 17 Arizona State (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12) at No. 13 Utah (5-1, 2-1), Saturday at 6 p.m. EDT (Pac-12 Network) Line: Utah by 13. Series record: Arizona State leads 22-8 WHAT'S AT STAKE? A victory will allow either No. 13 Utah or No. 17 Arizona State to claim a valuable tiebreaker and get a leg up in a heated Pac-12...

Minshew-mania could reignite vs winless Bengals

Oct. 17, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A so-so showing against the Saints threw a little cold water on Minshew-mania. The rookie with the distinctive 'stache has a chance to re-ignite it against one of the NFL's two winless teams. Quarterbacks tend to have big games against these winless Bengals. Gardner Minshew looked very...

Indians C Pérez has ankle surgery, expected ready for camp

Oct. 17, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians catcher Roberto Pérez had surgery to remove bone spurs in his right ankle. The team said Pérez underwent the arthroscopic procedure Thursday in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The 30-year-old Pérez is expected to be fully recovered by spring training in February. Pérez...

No. 25 Washington hosts No. 12 Oregon in rivalry showdown

Oct. 17, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

No. 12 Oregon (5-1, 3-0 Pac-12) at No. 25 Washington (5-2, 2-2), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (ABC). Line: Oregon by 2 1/2. Series record: Washington leads 60-46-5. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Oregon is in complete control of the Pac-12 North, but its path to a division title will face its biggest obstacle traveling to Seattle...

Tennessee trying to snap 12-year losing streak vs Alabama

Oct. 17, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Nick Saban was coaching the NFL's Miami Dolphins the last time Alabama lost to Tennessee. The current players from both teams were mostly in elementary school. The top-ranked Crimson Tide has won the last 12 meetings in this traditional Third Saturday in October rivalry, mostly by...

No. 3 Ohio State looks to stay unbeaten against Northwestern

Oct. 17, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

No. 3 Ohio State (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) at Northwestern (1-4, 0-3), Friday at 8:30 p.m. EDT (BTN). Line: Ohio State by 27½. Series record: Ohio State leads 62-14-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The two teams are meeting for the first time since Ohio State beat Northwestern in the Big Ten championship game last season. And...

Arkansas track plans to end greyhound racing by end of 2022

Oct. 17, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An east Arkansas track has agreed to phase out greyhound racing over the next three years, citing a decline in dog racing nationally and fears that the state's voters would approve ending the practice. The Arkansas Racing Commission on Thursday approved a request by Southland...

Edwards strikes at Rispone on Medicaid, ties to GOP donor

Oct. 17, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday accused Republican opponent Eddie Rispone of intending to kick hundreds of thousands of people off Louisiana's Medicaid expansion program, ending their health insurance coverage, if he wins the runoff election. The Deep South's only Democratic...

No. 10 Georgia looks to rebound against Bowden-led Wildcats

Oct. 17, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

Kentucky (3-3, 1-3 SEC) at No. 10 Georgia (5-1, 2-1), Saturday at 6 p.m. EDT (ESPN). Line: Georgia by 25. Series record: Georgia leads 58-12-2. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Georgia hopes to bounce back from last week's 20-17 double-overtime loss to South Carolina, when it also was favored by more than three touchdowns. The...