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Arizona Cardinals' Kyler Murray celebrates running the ball for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Murray has happy homecoming, Cards cruise past Cowboys 38-10

Oct. 20, 2020 12:49 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Maybe Kyler Murray will lose a game on the home field of the Dallas Cowboys one of these days. It wasn't going to be on a night when the Arizona quarterback watched the star running back of his hometown team have another night of fumble-itis. Murray accounted for three touchdowns in...

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in East Rutherford. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Texas showcase: Cards' Kingsbury, Murray return home for MNF

Oct. 18, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury is headed back to his home state of Texas on Monday for a pretty big football game. He's unsure if his southern drawl will make a return appearance as well. “It’s usually after a few Coors Lights so I don’t know if...

Arizona Cardinals linebacker Dennis Gardeck (45) reacts after sacking New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco (5) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in East Rutherford. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Dancing Dennis: Unknown Cardinals LB relishes two-sack game

Oct. 16, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Dennis Gardeck was a pretty good high school linebacker in Illinois who absolutely loved to play football. So when a few NCAA Division II schools had interest in his ability, he figured a small-college scholarship would be a great way to partially pay for his education and allow him to...

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in East Rutherford. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Kyler Murray leads homecoming parade as Cards visit Cowboys

Oct. 15, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — It's homecoming week for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals, or at least it feels that way about as much as an NFL game can. Andy Dalton's first start for the Cowboys in place of injured star quarterback Dak Prescott will be just a few miles from where the Houston-area native...

Leal hoping to take advantage of shot with hometown Hoosiers

Oct. 13, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

Anthony Leal accomplished just about everything an Indiana high school basketball player could imagine. He broke the scoring record at Bloomington South, won three sectional titles, led his team to the No. 1 ranking with a 29-0 record and won the IndyStar Mr. Basketball Award. The only thing preventing Leal from...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Wisconsin's Graham Mertz throws during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Central Michigan in Madison, Wis. Mertz is about to get his chance to show he’s worthy of all the acclaim that accompanied his arrival on campus last year. Now that foot surgery has sidelined returning starter Jack Coan indefinitely, Mertz is likely to open the season as the 16th-ranked Badgers’ first-team quarterback. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Coan's injury provides opportunity for Wisconsin QB Mertz

Oct. 8, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

From the moment he announced his college choice, Graham Mertz has received more attention than the typical Wisconsin quarterback. Mertz is about to get his chance to show he’s worthy of all the acclaim that accompanied his arrival on campus last year. Now that foot surgery has sidelined returning starter...

Denver Broncos nose tackle Mike Purcell takes part in drills during ] NFL football training camp Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Purcell's perseverance pays off with big payday in Denver

Oct. 6, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — There were plenty of times Mike Purcell figured he’d be fighting fires by now. The 29-year-old journeyman nose tackle parlayed his surprising success in Denver last year into a big payday, signing a three-year, $14.8 million extension Tuesday with the Broncos, his eighth...

U.S. born player Mason Cox of the Magpies celebrates after kicking a goal during an Australian Football League match against the West Coast Eagles in Perth, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. Cox said a rude comment from an opposing fan about catching COVID-19 inspired him to kick three crucial goals in a row in his Collingwood Magpies' playoff win over the West Coast Eagles. (Richard Wainwright/AAP Image via AP)

American AFL player Mason Cox thrives on crowd criticism

Oct. 6, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — American player Mason Cox said a rude comment from an opposing fan about catching COVID-19 inspired him to kick three crucial goals in a row in his Collingwood Magpies’ playoff win over the West Coast Eagles in the Aussie rules Australian Football League. The Texas-born...

FILE - In this July 15, 2003, file photo, Cincinnati Reds' Aaron Boone, left, and his brother, Bret, from the Seattle Mariners, pose with their grandfather, Ray, and father, Bob, manager of the Cincinnati Reds, right, before the 74th All-Star Game at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

Aaron Boone managing Yankees in family hometown San Diego

Oct. 3, 2020 7:41 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a 2020 season that has had all sorts of odd twists, Aaron Boone will be managing the New York Yankees in an AL Division Series in an NL ballpark in the city where the Boone family dynasty has its roots. While Boone is focused on what’s expected to be a tough series against the AL...

Family of autistic teen will get $7.5M over golf cart death

Oct. 2, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The mother of an autistic teenager who died in a golf cart crash at a Southern California high school will receive $7.5 million in a lawsuit settlement. The agreement with the Orange Unified School District was announced Friday by attorneys for the mother of 15-year-old Emmanuel...