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Garrett’s suspension for helmet attack upheld after appeal

Nov. 21, 2019 8:18 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett’s goal was to be NFL’s top defensive player this season. He won’t finish it. Garrett’s indefinite suspension for smashing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph over the head with a helmet was upheld Thursday by an appeals officer who...

Steelers QB Rudolph denies report he used racial slur

Nov. 21, 2019 8:31 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The on-field fight between Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has turned into a war of words off it, with Rudolph denying an anonymous report alleging he used a racial slur shortly before their now infamous confrontation last...

Don’t look now, but Prescott leading Cowboys with passing

Nov. 21, 2019 7:25 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott didn’t figure to be the next offensive star of the Dallas Cowboys caught up in MVP chatter, even though the quarterback edged running back Ezekiel Elliott in NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year voting three years ago. The two-time Pro Bowler was always seen as the...

Ewing wins big again at MSG, Hoyas knock off No. 22 Texas

Nov. 21, 2019 9:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Ewing walked onto the Madison Square Garden court waving his arms and exhorting the crowd to cheer louder. Some chanted for the Hoyas. But as the final seconds ticked off the clock, those booming chants turned to ones for the coach: “Patrick Ewing! Patrick Ewing! Patrick...

MLB probing Astros back to ’17, ‘firm’ discipline possible

Nov. 21, 2019 5:32 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball has widened its investigation of alleged sign stealing by the Houston Astros and will probe activity by the team over the past three seasons. After the conclusion of owners meetings Thursday, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said MLB will “investigate...

Catcher Yasmani Grandal, White Sox reach $73M, 4-year deal

Nov. 21, 2019 5:43 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Yasmani Grandal saw a young team stocked with promising pitchers and hitters. He envisioned a bright future for the Chicago White Sox, and he chose to be part of it. No longer burdened by draft-pick compensation, Grandal found the multiyear contract he failed to get last offseason. The...

Kim builds 2-shot lead in LPGA Tour Championship

Nov. 21, 2019 5:31 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Sei Young Kim set a goal of winning three times this year on the LPGA Tour, and she’s down to her last chance. Reaching the goal would pay off big at the CME Group Tour Championship. Kim scrambled to keep bogeys off her card Thursday along the back nine at Tiburon Golf Club, and...

Webb Simpson shoots 7-under 65 to lead RSM Classic

Nov. 21, 2019 6:00 PM EST

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Webb Simpson birdied seven of his last 10 holes at the Plantation Course on Thursday for a 7-under 65 and the first-round lead in the RSM Classic, the final PGA Tour event of the year. The top-ranked player in the field at No. 12, Simpson is coming off a six-week break since...

Ohio State vows ‘monetary resolution’ for doctor’s victims

Nov. 21, 2019 5:35 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University is committed to a “monetary resolution” for men sexually abused decades ago by team doctor Richard Strauss, school leaders said Thursday, though no settlement has been reached in lawsuits alleging school officials ignored complaints and failed to...

Fred Cox, former Vikings kicker, dies at age 80

Nov. 21, 2019 7:30 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Vikings kicker Fred Cox, one of the last of the straight-on placekickers and a standout on several conference championship teams, has died. He was 80. Cox’s wife, Bonnie, notified the Vikings’ alumni affairs office of his death. Cox had had been in hospice...

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Stanley scores 20 to lift Hampton over Regent 93-50

Nov. 21, 2019 10:11 PM EST

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Benjamin Stanley matched his career high with 20 points plus 11 rebounds as Hampton routed Regent 93-50 on Thursday night. Jermaine Marrow had 19 points and seven assists for Hampton (3-1). Davion Warren added 15 points and nine rebounds. Chris Shelton had 12 points. Damon Fitzgerald...

Boston leads South Carolina’s 80-point rout of SC Upstate

Nov. 21, 2019 10:09 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley wanted the milestone more than her senior point guard Tyasha Harris did. “We’re trying to get the most out of her last year,” Staley said. “She’s probably the person to be the example for our younger point...

Robinson, Omaha beat Washington State 85-77

Nov. 21, 2019 10:09 PM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — KJ Robinson scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half, JT Gibson finished with 18 points, and Omaha beat Washington State 85-77 on Thursday night. Robinson was 6-of-12 shooting, including two 3-pointers, and made 6 of 6 from the free-throw line. Ayo Akinwole added 14 points, Zach...

Yale women’s soccer coach leaves amid report of misconduct

Nov. 21, 2019 10:08 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University’s women’s soccer coach has left the school amid allegations of sexual misconduct by former players at a college where he previously coached. Yale officials said Brendan Faherty’s last day was Wednesday, nearly a year after he was hired to replace...

Brewton leads Coastal Carolina past Utah, 79-57

Nov. 21, 2019 10:08 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Keishawn Brewton scored 22 points and hit six 3-pointers, and Coastal Carolina beat Utah 79-57 on Thursday night in a Myrtle Beach Invitational quarterfinal. Ebrima Dibba added 19 points, DeVante’ Jones had 16 points and Garrick Green finished with 12 for the Chanticleers (3-2)....

Balance, 3s give Minnesota 82-57 win over Central Michigan

Nov. 21, 2019 10:08 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Marcus Carr had 19 points and Minnesota tied the second-best 3-point mark in school history with 14 made 3s in an 82-57 win against Central Michigan on Thursday night. Payton Willis scored 18 points and Gabe Kalscheur added 15 for the Gophers (2-3), which were 14 of 30 from beyond the...

Panthers score 5 straight goals to beat Ducks 5-4 in OT

Nov. 21, 2019 10:07 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Ekblad scored his second goal of the game 22 seconds into overtime and the Florida Panthers rallied with five straight goals to stun the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 Thursday night. Brett Connolly sparked the comeback with two goals in 27 seconds in the second period, and Dominic Toninato...

Evans scores 18 as No. 9 Louisville throttles Chattanooga

Nov. 21, 2019 10:04 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville’s defense never rested as the Cardinals overwhelmed Chattanooga. Dana Evans scored 18 points to lead No. 8 Louisville to an 86-37 victory over the Mocs on Thursday night. Despite posting a season high in points, the Cardinals (4-0) were more impressive on defense....

Garza leads Iowa in 83-68 win over North Florida

Nov. 21, 2019 9:58 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Luka Garza missed his first five shots in the first six minutes. But the Iowa junior center knew it was still early, and he could find spots in and around North Florida’s zone defense. Garza then scored 29 points as Iowa beat North Florida 83-68 in a Las Vegas Invitational...

Collins scores 17 to lead South Florida past Wofford 69-55

Nov. 21, 2019 9:56 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — David Collins had 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting and South Florida beat Wofford 69-55 on Thursday night. Justin Brown scored 16 points, including three 3-pointers, and Laquincy Rideau added 11 points for South Florida (2-2). Nathan Hoover had 11 points for the Terriers (2-4), who have now...