World Series throw-down: Astros, Nats relying on rotations
Now this is a serious World Series throw-down. Gerrit Cole, Justin Verlander and Zack Greinke vs. Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin — all of them All-Star starters, still pitching at their peak.
Rodgers throws 5 TD passes, Packers gash Raiders 42-24
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers gave the rest of the NFL its first true glimpse of what Matt LaFleur's offense can look like with Aaron Rodgers at the helm.
Edmonds runs for 3 TDs, Cards top Giants in Barkley's return
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The game was billed as the return of Saquon Barkley to the New York Giants' lineup and the matchup of first-round rookie quarterbacks Kyler Murray and Daniel Jones.
Racist chants aimed at Sampdoria midfielder Vieira
ROME (AP) — Sampdoria midfielder Ronaldo Vieira was subjected to racist chants by Roma fans during a Serie A soccer match on Sunday — the latest incident involving offensive behavior inside Italian stadiums this season.
Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky back in lineup against Saints
Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is active against the New Orleans Saints after missing a game because of a left shoulder injury.
Saban: Alabama QB Tagovailoa has procedure for ankle injury
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has had a procedure for a high ankle sprain and will miss Saturday's game against Arkansas.
AP Top 25: Ohio State jumps Clemson to 3rd; Wisconsin falls
Ohio State edged past Clemson to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll and Wisconsin dropped to 13th after being upset ahead of its showdown with the Buckeyes.
As Atlanta metro area booms, so does football in Georgia
MILTON, Ga. (AP) — The lawn in front of Milton High School looks big enough for a football field and provides a grand welcome mat to a building that would fit right in on the campus of a prestigious college, with its colonnade leading to an entrance of glass doors and tall windows.
Savages in the box go bust with slew of strikeouts
HOUSTON (AP) — A record-setting season by Savages in the Box ended with a string of strikeouts and another October bust for the New York Yankees.
Capital hill: Astros, Nats put World Series eyes on pitching
Gerrit Cole, Max Scherzer and a slew of aces get the World Series started in Houston, then the scene shifts to Capitol Hill. But with Justin Verlander, Stephen Strasburg and all these electric arms, might as well call it capital hill.
Altuve's HR in 9th sends Astros to World Series over Yankees
HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve, the 5-foot-6 driving force of Houston, delivered a swing that will play in Astros' highlights forever.
No. 1 Alabama survives Tua injury, beats Tennessee 35-13
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama leaned on the old formula once quarterback Tua Tagovailoa went down with an ankle injury: big defensive plays and running the ball.
No. 15 Texas beats Kansas 50-48 on last-second FG
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — On the brink of being upset, Texas put the game in the hands of quarterback Sam Ehlinger and on the foot of the Longhorn player that coach Tom Herman refuses to call by name.
Clifford's 4 TDs lead No. 7 Penn State over No. 16 Michigan
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — After a deep ball bounced off his hands, KJ Hamler pulled Sean Clifford aside and told his quarterback he owed him one.
AP Top 25 Takeaways: Week before showdown, Wisconsin exposed
On Friday night, No. 4 Ohio State went to Northwestern and buried a struggling and outclassed opponent, just the way an elite team is supposed to do.
Chiefs move on with Moore while Mahomes rehabs injury
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Matt Moore spent his spring as a scouting assistant with the Miami Dolphins, and he spent most of the summer gearing up for a season as an assistant high school football coach.
Astros' Peacock, Yankees' Green to start Game 6 of ALCS
HOUSTON (AP) — Brad Peacock is starting for the Houston Astros in Game 6 as they use a bullpen day to try to close out the AL Championship Series on Saturday night against a New York Yankees lineup again without slugger Giancarlo Stanton.
Illinois stuns No. 6 Wisconsin 24-23 on last-second FG
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The plan was for Wisconsin to roll into a showdown with Ohio State next week unbeaten, with a defense putting up historic numbers and a Heisman Trophy contender at running back.
Hughes scores 1st NHL goal in Devils' 1-0 win over Canucks
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — This time, Jack Hughes got the better of his older brother, Quinn. He had plenty of witnesses, too. The 18-year-old Hughes scored his first career goal in his first NHL game against his 20-year-old brother Quinn Hughes, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 on Saturday.
No. 9 Florida bounces back with 38-27 win over Gamecocks
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For three quarters, Kyle Trask saw the overthrows and ineffective runs, the penalties and missed assignments.
Oklahoma's Sooner Schooner tips over on field; no injuries
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — University of Oklahoma officials say there were no injuries to riders of the school's "Sooner Schooner" or the horses that pull it when the miniature covered wagon tipped over during the Oklahoma-West Virginia football game.
Hendrick Motorsports in playoff peril at Kansas Speedway
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Chase Elliott insisted the weekly routine hasn't changed a bit within the Hendrick Motorsports garages, the four teams swapping information and ideas as if they were preparing for any other race.
AP source: Raptors, Siakam agree on 4-year max extension
Pascal Siakam is officially a major part of the Toronto Raptors' long-term plans. The Raptors and Siakam have agreed on a four-year, $130 million maximum extension, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Saturday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the signing has not been publicly announced.
Earl Thomas returns to Seattle in Ravens-Seahawks showdown
Earl Thomas is going back to the place where it all started for him. The playmaking safety was a star in Seattle for nine seasons, helping the Seahawks win a Super Bowl while establishing himself as one of the best at his position.
Not giving up his shot: Ben Simmons' jumper could lift 76ers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The crowd screamed for Ben Simmons to shoot as he dribbled near the perimeter in a preseason game against a team from China.