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Dolphins assistant resigns following video, is seeking help

By STEVEN WINE, AP Sports Writer DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster resigned Monday and said he was seeking medical help after a social media video surfaced appearing to show him snorting three lines of a white powdery substance at a desk. Hours after the ...

STAT WATCH: Arizona backup Khalil Tate sets QB rushing mark

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer Arizona's Khalil Tate turned in the top rushing performance of the season in the Football Bowl Subdivision, piling up 327 yards on just 14 carries against Colorado. In all, nine of the top 27 rushing games came this past weekend. Tate, who entered the ...

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Why is Michigan State behind Michigan?

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer Time to start talking about head-to-head results. Michigan State entered the AP Top 25 at No. 21 on Sunday after beating a Michigan team that has been ranked no worse than 11th all season. So it was surprising and confusing to many, including Heat ...

ICYMI in NFL Week 5: Trump, Pence, Jones keep anthem in news

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Pro Football Writer From Vice President Mike Pence's own protest of national anthem protests — labeled a "PR stunt" by one player — to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' claim he won't let members of his team play if they "are disrespecting the flag" to retired ...

LEADING OFF: Watching weather in Boston, Greinke vs Dodgers

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ DAY GAME IT IS The Red Sox and Astros left Fenway Park on Sunday night not knowing what time they'd play Game 4. They were scheduled to start at 1:08 p.m. EDT, unless Cleveland finished off the Yankees in ...

Catching up: Judge’s grab, Tanaka, Bird lift Yanks in Game 3

By MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Good thing for Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees that Aaron Judge is 6-foot-7. Judge reached high and prevented a home run to save Tanaka's seven-inning gem, Greg Bird homered off relief ace Andrew Miller, and New York edged the ...

LEADING OFF: Astros, Indians seek sweeps; HR-happy playoffs

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ BROOMS IN BOSTON? Jose Altuve and the Astros are at Fenway Park, trying to finish off a sweep of the Red Sox in the AL Division Series. Houston won the first two games by identical 8-2 scores, powered by the ...

After winless season, McIlroy plots return to top of golf

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — After completing only the second winless season of his 10-year professional career, Rory McIlroy will put his clubs away for six weeks and plot a way to regain his aura of old. McIlroy finished a frustrating, injury-hit 2017 season with an even-par 72 at St. ...

Curry scores 40, Warriors rout Wolves 142-110 in Shanghai

By The Associated Press Stephen Curry finished off his China trip with a performance ripped right out of his MVP highlight reel. Curry scored 40 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 142-110 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday in Shanghai for a split of their two-game ...

Top 25 Capsules

By The Associated Press NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Kyle Kempt passed for 343 yards and three touchdowns, including a 25-yarder to Allen Lazard that put Iowa State ahead with 2:19 left and Joel Lanning made plays on offense and defense to lead the Cyclones to a stunning 38-31 victory over No. 3 ...

Puig powers Dodgers to 8-5 win over D-backs, 2-0 series lead

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasiel Puig's bloop single didn't even drive in a run. He still flipped his bat , sprinted to first and triumphantly pointed back at his dugout, where the cheering Los Angeles Dodgers pointed right back while the crowd chanted his ...

No. 6 Washington continues dominance, routs California 38-7

By TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — As his freshman season has progressed, Washington's Hunter Bryant has been fed more information, more responsibilities and ultimately more opportunity. The potential of the Huskies newest offensive weapon finally flashed on Saturday ...

US striving to avoid World Cup playoff vs Syria or Australia

By RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — American soccer players do not want fly over 8,000 miles (12,800 kilometers) to Malaysia next month for a playoff against Syria or make a more-than 7,000-mile (11,300km) journey for a match in Australia. After getting just one point ...

Turner’s record 5 RBIs drive Dodgers to 9-5 win over D-backs

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw still hasn't figured out how to dominate in October. This time, he couldn't even keep the ball in the yard. Justin Turner and the Los Angeles Dodgers made sure it hardly mattered in a strong postseason opener. Turner ...

NASCAR moves Sunday’s start because of Tropical Storm

By JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has moved the start of Sunday's race up one hour to 1:10 p.m. ET because of a strong threat of rain. The Charlotte Motor Speedway race had traditionally been a Saturday night event, but was rained out last year because of ...

Packers vs Cowboys: Great NFL rivalry is renewed

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer From Lombardi and Landry through Reggie and Brett, Troy and Emmitt. From the tundra of Lambeau to the gap in the Texas Stadium roof to Jerry's palace. Packers-Cowboys has been one of the NFL's most entertaining and meaningful rivalries for decades. ...

NCAA seeking equity with changes in baseball seeding

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA plans to double the number of teams it seeds in its Division I baseball tournament to 16, hoping to provide a more equitable competitive balance. The organization announced the move Friday and it will take effect for the 2018 tournament. The change will allow the ...

Saad, Blackhawks pound Penguins 10-1 in opener

By JAY COHEN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Brandon Saad was a force on both ends of the ice. Patrick Kane made a couple of dazzling passes. Nick Schmaltz showed off his speed, and Ryan Hartman was everywhere. It was quite a show, especially for opening night. Saad scored three times in ...

LEADING OFF: Altuve ascends, NLDS opens at Washington, LA

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ IN FULL SWING Jose Altuve is off to a smashing start in the playoffs, hitting three home runs in Houston's 8-2 romp over Boston in the AL Division Series opener. The 5-foot-6 star tries to boost the Astros in ...

Brady throws for 303 yards, Patriots hold off Bucs 19-14

By FRED GOODALL, AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady tied the NFL record for regular season wins with some timely help from a porous New England defense showing signs of improvement. Brady threw for 303 yards and one touchdown, and the Patriots held off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ...