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Patriots' Zappe competes but falls short in unexpected debut

Oct. 02, 2022 22:22 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Bailey Zappe’s NFL debut came quite a bit earlier than anticipated. The rookie fourth-round pick from Western Kentucky began the season as New England’s third-string quarterback. But he was pressed into duty Sunday because of injuries to Mac Jones and...

Undefeated Eagles spoil Pederson's return, top Jaguars 29-21

Oct. 02, 2022 21:53 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Haason Reddick split his family's loyalties over his first five seasons. The New Jersey native and former Temple standout always had his parents and friends rooting for him — and for teams that weren't the hometown Philadelphia Eagles. Reddick closed that...

Newly promoted Mazzulla wins preseason debut for Celtics

Oct. 02, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Not too many NBA first-timers get to take over a reigning conference champion and oddsmakers’ favorite to win an NBA title. Joe Mazzulla knows he’s one of the lucky ones. “I felt like I was coaching a great team that wanted to win, that was fun...

Jacobs, defense lead Raiders to 1st win, 32-23 over Broncos

Oct. 02, 2022 21:23 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Just when it looked as if the Las Vegas Raiders might blow another fourth-quarter lead, they put the ball in the hands of Josh Jacobs and the running game to finish off the Denver Broncos. The emphatic game-sealing drive gave Josh McDaniels his first win as a head...

Yanks' Judge heads on road still at 61 homers; 4 games left

Oct. 02, 2022 21:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans filled Yankee Stadium hoping for The Moment that never came. Aaron Judge must go on the road to break the American League home run record, remaining tied with Roger Maris at 61 after going homerless in a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles that...

Rodgers, Crosby's OT FG lead Packers past Pats, Zappe 27-24

Oct. 02, 2022 21:19 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers rebounded from a dreadful start and helped the Green Bay Packers spoil Bailey Zappe's unexpected NFL debut with the New England Patriots. Rodgers threw two second-half touchdown passes and led an overtime drive that resulted in Mason Crosby's...

Murray has 2 TD passes, 1 rushing; Cards top Panthers 26-16

Oct. 02, 2022 21:08 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyler Murray can’t explain why the Arizona Cardinals continue to start games slowly. He’s just glad they managed a strong finish on Sunday. Murray threw for 207 yards and two touchdowns and added another score on the ground as the Cardinals...

Villar single in 10th, Giants beat D-backs in home finale

Oct. 02, 2022 21:05 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rookie David Villar hit a two-run, bases-loaded single with nobody out in the 10th inning to give the San Francisco Giants a 4-3 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday, a dramatic finish to the final game of the season at Oracle Park. The win also...

Depleted defense may have influenced Browns' 4th-down call

Oct. 02, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A three-point loss led many observers to second-guess Cleveland coach Kevin Stefanski's ill-fated decision not to kick a field goal on the Browns' opening drive against Atlanta. It's possible the Browns' depleted defense played a role in Stefanski's call to go for...

English clubs underwhelming early in Champions League

Oct. 02, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

The Premier League has provided six of the last 10 Champions League finalists and its clubs were by far the biggest spenders in the summer transfer window, strengthening their already-deep squads and weakening some of their European rivals in the process. No wonder many were...