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Giants, Bills, Seahawks, Lions fans are breathing easier

Sep. 24, 2018 2:33 AM EDT

They're breathing easier in New Jersey, Seattle, and the Motor City, and taking in some rarefied air in western New York. That's what happens when your hapless, helpless and hopeless football teams suddenly turn nasty, effective and victorious. Most shocking, no doubt, was what the Bills did to the Vikings ....

The Latest: Bad back could sideline Wizards' Dwight Howard

Sep. 24, 2018 11:45 AM EDT

The Latest on NBA media day from around the league on Monday (all times local): 11:45 a.m. New Washington Wizards center Dwight Howard could miss the start of training camp with a bad back. Wizards coach Scott Brooks said Monday at the team's media day that Howard's back is sore and his status is considered...

'He has more to give': Wade's last dance with Heat begins

Sep. 24, 2018 11:57 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade doesn't know how this whole notion of his final season being called "The Last Dance" even started. Fun fact: He can't dance. But the three-time champion and 12-time All-Star can still play, and the Miami Heat are hoping — and expecting — Wade to still be extremely...

Column: Tiger Woods is back, and golf is better for it

Sep. 23, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — They had waited more than five years for this moment. No way were those frail little ropes, strung up on flimsy poles, going to hold them back. No way were they listening to those red-shirted marshals, a bit of terror in their eyes as they pleaded futilely for everyone to come to their...

No. 3 Clemson names freshman Trevor Lawrence new starting QB

Sep. 24, 2018 11:54 AM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has named freshman Trevor Lawrence its starting quarterback for the Tigers' game against Syracuse this Saturday. The team announced the decision on Monday. Senior Kelly Bryant had started the third-ranked Tigers (4-0) first four games with Lawrence coming off the bench early in...

APNewsBreak: France Football launches Women's Ballon d'Or

Sep. 24, 2018 6:26 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A woman will win the most prestigious individual trophy in soccer for the first time this year. Awarded every year by France Football magazine since Stanley Matthews won it in 1956, the Ballon d'Or for the best player of the year will be given to both a woman and a man on Dec. 3 in Paris....

Tommy McDonald, speedy Hall of Fame receiver, dies at 84

Sep. 24, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tommy McDonald, the small, speedy and sure-handed receiver who teamed with quarterback Norm Van Brocklin to help the Philadelphia Eagles win the 1960 NFL championship, has died. He was 84. His death was announced Monday by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Details were not disclosed....

Private jets, favors to son detailed in FIFA official's case

Sep. 24, 2018 10:28 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA spent $11.7 million in less than three years on private jets, including luxury sight-seeing trips for a top official, a newly published legal document shows. Jerome Valcke, then the FIFA secretary general, was urged in a 2013 internal memo to find "more cost efficient alternatives...

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Basketball schools storm football poll

Sep. 24, 2018 2:36 AM EDT

The AP college football poll had a basketball feel this week. Kentucky and Duke moved into the Top 25 for the first time this season Sunday. For the Blue Devils (4-0) it is their first appearance since October 2015. It has been a lot longer for the Wildcats, who were last ranked in November 2007. The last time...

Huskers' Frost on Purdue: 'We get a game that we can win'

Sep. 24, 2018 12:14 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — First-year coach Scott Frost warned last week things could get worse for winless Nebraska before they get better. Anyone who watched 14th-ranked Michigan's 56-10 throttling of the Cornhuskers on Saturday would be hard-pressed to imagine how things could get worse than they are now. The...

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Tommy McDonald, speedy Hall of Fame receiver, dies at 84

Sep. 24, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tommy McDonald, the small, speedy and sure-handed receiver who teamed with quarterback Norm Van Brocklin to help the Philadelphia Eagles win the 1960 NFL championship, has died. He was 84. His death was announced Monday by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Details were not disclosed....

Huskers' Frost on Purdue: 'We get a game that we can win'

Sep. 24, 2018 12:14 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — First-year coach Scott Frost warned last week things could get worse for winless Nebraska before they get better. Anyone who watched 14th-ranked Michigan's 56-10 throttling of the Cornhuskers on Saturday would be hard-pressed to imagine how things could get worse than they are now. The...

'He has more to give': Wade's last dance with Heat begins

Sep. 24, 2018 11:57 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade doesn't know how this whole notion of his final season being called "The Last Dance" even started. Fun fact: He can't dance. But the three-time champion and 12-time All-Star can still play, and the Miami Heat are hoping — and expecting — Wade to still be extremely...

No. 3 Clemson names freshman Trevor Lawrence new starting QB

Sep. 24, 2018 11:54 AM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has named freshman Trevor Lawrence its starting quarterback for the Tigers' game against Syracuse this Saturday. The team announced the decision on Monday. Senior Kelly Bryant had started the third-ranked Tigers (4-0) first four games with Lawrence coming off the bench early in...

AP source: Brian Gionta set to retire after 16 NHL seasons

Sep. 24, 2018 11:50 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Forward Brian Gionta is retiring at age 39 after 16 NHL seasons, a person with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Gionta hasn't disclosed what he plans to announce during a news conference Monday at the Buffalo...

The Latest: Cosby's other accusers won't speak at sentencing

Sep. 24, 2018 11:48 AM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing (all times local): 11:45 a.m. None of the other accusers who testified at Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial will take the stand at his sentencing hearing. Cosby was convicted of sexually assaulting a Temple University women's basketball...

The Latest: Bad back could sideline Wizards' Dwight Howard

Sep. 24, 2018 11:45 AM EDT

The Latest on NBA media day from around the league on Monday (all times local): 11:45 a.m. New Washington Wizards center Dwight Howard could miss the start of training camp with a bad back. Wizards coach Scott Brooks said Monday at the team's media day that Howard's back is sore and his status is considered...

Man convicted in extortion case indicted on drug charges

Sep. 24, 2018 11:22 AM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A quadriplegic suspected of running a drug pipeline between California and Ohio has been indicted on drug charges nearly two years after a judge decided it would be too costly to imprison him in another case. The Akron Beacon Journal reports 31-year-old Patrick Griffin was indicted Sept....

Detroit ballpark worker videoed apparently spitting on pizza

Sep. 24, 2018 11:16 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A food service worker at Comerica Park in Detroit has been fired after a video was posted online allegedly showing him spitting on a pizza. WXYZ-TV reports the video was visible on Instagram over the weekend and shows an employee spitting on the pizza intended for customers. WWJ-AM reports...

Bouchard loses in 1st round of Tashkent Open

Sep. 24, 2018 11:01 AM EDT

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — Eugenie Bouchard was eliminated in the first round of the Tashkent Open on Monday, continuing another difficult season for the former Wimbledon finalist. Bouchard lost to 2015 Tashkent champion Nao Hibino 6-3, 6-3 despite being a break up early in the second set. Hibino will...