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Bears beat Vikings 25-20, tighten grip on NFC North

Nov. 19, 2018 1:18 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — No doubt about it now, the Bears really are serious about winning the NFC North. Khalil Mack had a sack and fumble recovery, Eddie Jackson returned an interception for a touchdown and Chicago tightened its grip on the division with a 25-20 victory over the second-place Minnesota Vikings on...

Roethlisberger leads Steelers to comeback win over Jags

Nov. 18, 2018 6:30 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger threw two interceptions on his first 12 passes. The Pittsburgh Steelers failed to score in the first half for the first time in more than two years, and they still trailed by 10 approaching the 2-minute warning. So when Big Ben muscled his way over the goal line...

Brees, Saints singe sinking Eagles, 48-7

Nov. 18, 2018 10:07 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees grinned, paused as if searching for the right words, and even let out the beginnings of a laugh. The Saints have made 40-point outings look routine lately, and the record-setting quarterback is trying to enjoy it without showing a hint of complacency. "It's a lot of points,...

Even in Year 16, LeBron James refusing to slow down

Nov. 19, 2018 2:11 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James stopped worrying about his place in history long ago. His legacy has been secure for years. The argument about where he ranks, whether or not he's the best player to ever step on a basketball court, will continue forever and there will never be a definitive answer. That is, unless...

Bad penalties, bad decisions, bad coaching. And bad losses.

Nov. 19, 2018 2:09 AM EST

Bad penalties, bad decisions, bad coaching. And bad losses. They occurred all over the NFL on Sunday. The Jaguars , Cardinals, Chargers and Falcons all will be shaking their heads the way their fans are about how they blew games. At least the Panthers went down gambling to win, missing a 2-point conversion...

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Why not Missouri and Oklahoma State?

Nov. 19, 2018 2:20 AM EST

There are four teams that have already lost four games in the latest AP Top 25, about the number that would usually be found in the final poll of the season. So why not a team with five losses? Missouri and Oklahoma State have surged in recent weeks and even at 6-5 a case can be made that the Tigers and Cowboys...

Joey Logano spoils Big 3 party to win NASCAR title

Nov. 19, 2018 2:14 AM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano was the underdog in NASCAR's title race, the driver few thought capable of keeping pace with the Big Three and stealing the title from one of the favorites. Logano proved everyone wrong with an upset victory in a season in which he only became a true contender once his...

Hat is back: Miles signs 5-year contract to coach Kansas

Nov. 18, 2018 6:55 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Les Miles walked confidently to the podium and slipped on a familiar white hat. This one had "KU" embroidered across the front. The quirky and energetic coach who led LSU to the 2007 national title, after building a consistent winner at Oklahoma State, is back in the Big 12. His task...

Syracuse's Hillsman schedules with an eye toward NCAAs

Nov. 19, 2018 2:17 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Quentin Hillsman is already thinking ahead to March and the NCAA Tournament. Syracuse's coach scheduled up in the early part of the season with games against No. 3 Oregon and No. 20 Texas A&M with the hopes of playing well and potentially getting a home game in the opening weekend of...

Drama, the long ball center of early season NBA intrigue

Nov. 19, 2018 2:13 AM EST

There has been some early tinkering to lineups, a few hiccups and lots of drama to start the NBA season. None of the league's final four teams from last season — Boston, Cleveland, Houston, Golden State — look like locks to hoist the Larry O'Brien Trophy this time. The addition of Carmelo Anthony to...

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AP Top 25 Heat Check: Why not Missouri and Oklahoma State?

Nov. 19, 2018 2:20 AM EST

There are four teams that have already lost four games in the latest AP Top 25, about the number that would usually be found in the final poll of the season. So why not a team with five losses? Missouri and Oklahoma State have surged in recent weeks and even at 6-5 a case can be made that the Tigers and Cowboys...

Syracuse's Hillsman schedules with an eye toward NCAAs

Nov. 19, 2018 2:17 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Quentin Hillsman is already thinking ahead to March and the NCAA Tournament. Syracuse's coach scheduled up in the early part of the season with games against No. 3 Oregon and No. 20 Texas A&M with the hopes of playing well and potentially getting a home game in the opening weekend of...

Joey Logano spoils Big 3 party to win NASCAR title

Nov. 19, 2018 2:14 AM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano was the underdog in NASCAR's title race, the driver few thought capable of keeping pace with the Big Three and stealing the title from one of the favorites. Logano proved everyone wrong with an upset victory in a season in which he only became a true contender once his...

Drama, the long ball center of early season NBA intrigue

Nov. 19, 2018 2:13 AM EST

There has been some early tinkering to lineups, a few hiccups and lots of drama to start the NBA season. None of the league's final four teams from last season — Boston, Cleveland, Houston, Golden State — look like locks to hoist the Larry O'Brien Trophy this time. The addition of Carmelo Anthony to...

Even in Year 16, LeBron James refusing to slow down

Nov. 19, 2018 2:11 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James stopped worrying about his place in history long ago. His legacy has been secure for years. The argument about where he ranks, whether or not he's the best player to ever step on a basketball court, will continue forever and there will never be a definitive answer. That is, unless...

No. 12 Kansas St faces Missouri in Paradise Jam title game

Nov. 19, 2018 2:10 AM EST

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — The Paradise Jam tournament concludes Monday, highlighted by the championship game between Missouri and No. 12 Kansas State. Four games are on Monday's schedule at the University of the Virgin Islands' Sports and Fitness Center. The final day of the tournament opens...

ICYMI in NFL Week 11: Alex Smith leg break like Theismann's

Nov. 19, 2018 2:10 AM EST

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — As much as the NFL would rather if everyone discussed all of the yards and TDs produced in game after game, and for whatever advancements have been made in player safety over time, pro football is, at its core, a brutal sport — and what happened to Alex Smith's right leg is not...

Bad penalties, bad decisions, bad coaching. And bad losses.

Nov. 19, 2018 2:09 AM EST

Bad penalties, bad decisions, bad coaching. And bad losses. They occurred all over the NFL on Sunday. The Jaguars , Cardinals, Chargers and Falcons all will be shaking their heads the way their fans are about how they blew games. At least the Panthers went down gambling to win, missing a 2-point conversion...

New Underwood school hunting program teaches gun safety

Nov. 19, 2018 2:06 AM EST

NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. (AP) — It's football playoff day at New Underwood. High schoolers are wearing purple and white football jerseys and cheerleader outfits in a computer lab, but down the hallway in Stacy Finkbeiner's sixth-grade physical education classroom, it's all business as a student in back sets...

Teenage driver survives spectacular crash at F3 Macau GP

Nov. 19, 2018 1:57 AM EST

MACAU (AP) — Teenage driver Sophia Floersch was set to undergo surgery Monday for a spinal fracture after a spectacular airborne crash in the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix. The 17-year-old German tweeted Sunday: "Just wanted to let everybody know that I am fine but will be going into surgery tomorrow (Monday)...