National Sports

Oklahoma coach Riley not interested in the NFL right now

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley says he's not interested in the NFL right now. The question came up at his weekly news conference Monday, the same day the Cleveland Browns fired coach Hue Jackson. The 35-year-old Riley, who led the Sooners ...

Fitzpatrick in, Winston out as Buccaneers’ starting QB

By FRED GOODALL, AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston's inability to cut down on turnovers has cost him his starting job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Without speculating on what the move means for the young quarterback's future with the team, coach Dirk Koetter said veteran ...

Design based on Steelers helmet honors synagogue dead

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A design based on the Pittsburgh Steelers' helmet logo — inserting a Star of David — appeared on the internet and was displayed at Heinz Field for the team's game a day after a deadly mass shooting at a synagogue in the city. The Steelers observed a moment of silence ...

Suso’s stunning strike gives AC Milan 3-2 win over Sampdoria

By DANIELLA MATAR and ANDREW DAMPF, Associated Press MILAN (AP) — A stunning strike from Suso saw AC Milan put a miserable week behind it to beat Sampdoria 3-2 in the Italian league on Sunday. The Spain forward struck shortly after the hour mark, racing down the right and cutting in before ...

Leverkusen eases pressure with 6-2 win at Bremen

By CIARAN FAHEY, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Bayer Leverkusen eased the pressure on coach Heiko Herrlich with a 6-2 win at Werder Bremen, denying the hosts the chance to go second in the Bundesliga on Sunday. Karim Bellarabi scored one and set up two more as Leverkusen claimed its third ...

AP Top 25: Record changes in Top 25 after 11 ranked losses

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer No. 22 Syracuse and No. 23 Virginia broke long runs of being unranked and were among a record seven teams to move into The Associated Press college football poll after a season-high 11 ranked teams lost this weekend. The top of the ranking was ...

Wentz’s 3 TD passes give Eagles win vs. Jags in London

By ZAC BOYER, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — After watching a fourth-quarter lead slip away twice this season, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz didn't want to see it happen again. Thanks to his defense, it didn't. The Eagles held onto a 24-18 victory at Wembley Stadium on ...

Cavaliers fire coach Tyronn Lue after 0-6 start

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer Tyronn Lue didn't make it through the season's first month without LeBron James. The Cleveland Cavaliers fired their coach on Sunday and named assistant Larry Drew interim head coach. The Cavaliers are off to a 0-6 start without James, who left Cleveland this ...

Rally Sox! Boston on brink of title after 9-6 win over LA

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — An 18-inning loss in Game 3 of the World Series couldn't wear out the Boston Red Sox. A four-run deficit late in Game 4 definitely didn't faze them. This plucky powerhouse just kept getting big hits to move to the brink of another ...

Flowers, wreaths laid at Leicester after helicopter crash

LEICESTER, England (AP) — Flowers and wreaths have been laid outside Leicester's City's stadium, the morning after a helicopter belonging to the English club's Thai owner crashed in flames next to the ground. Small bouquets were left by members of the public alongside a large image of the ...

Snowfall, wind cancel season-opening men’s World Cup race

By ERIC WILLEMSEN, Associated Press SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — The season-opening men's World Cup giant slalom that was cancelled due to bad weather at the Rettenbach glacier on Sunday will be rescheduled for another resort in Europe. The men's race director of governing body FIS, Markus ...

Penguins finish perfect Canada trip

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Casey DeSmith wanted another crack at the Vancouver Canucks, and he didn't waste it. The backup goalie stopped 29 shots for his second career shutout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins got two goals apiece from Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin in beating the ...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Before 1st CFP rankings, field trimmed

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer The last weekend before the College Football Playoff rankings debut shook loose some hopefuls, clearing the clutter before the last month of the season. No. 9 Florida? Done. No. 18 Iowa? There will be no Hawkeyes run. No. 6 Texas? Now a fringe ...

No. 2 Clemson hands Florida State worst home loss, 59-10

By The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence threw four touchdown passes, and No. 2 Clemson handed Florida State its worst home loss in program history with a 59-10 victory Saturday. Lawrence completed 20 of 37 passes for 314 yards before leaving late in the third ...

Landeskog powers Avs to big 3rd period, 6-3 win

By Pat Graham AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog broke a tie with 13:46 remaining as part of Colorado’s four-goal third period to help the Avalanche beat the Ottawa Senators 6-3 on Friday night and spoil a two-goal performance from Matt Duchene in his return to ...

Packers turn to rookie Looney to prepare for Rams, Donald

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers turned to rookie defensive lineman James Looney to get ready to face Los Angeles Rams star defensive tackle Aaron Donald. Other than sharing jersey No. 99, Donald and Looney have little in common. Looney was one of Green Bay’s seventh-round ...

Dodgers go cold in Boston, then fall behind 2-0 to Red Sox

By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer BOSTON (AP) — The San Gabriel Mountains shimmering in the distance will be a welcome sight for the Los Angeles Dodgers after two chilly, failed nights at Fenway Park. No team has overcome a 2-0 World Series deficit in 22 years, but that is the tall task ...

Reed opens with 64 to take lead at HSBC Champions

SHANGHAI (AP) — Patrick Reed had a Ryder Cup he'd like to forget and spent three weeks at home in Texas preparing to finish the year strong. He was at his best Thursday in the HSBC Champions. Even in blustery conditions, Reed putted for birdie on every hole at Sheshan International and ...

Georgia, Florida meet in crucial SEC East Division showdown

By The Associated Press Here are some things to watch during Week 9 of the Southeastern Conference football season: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 7 Georgia vs. No. 9 Florida in Jacksonville, Florida: Georgia, Florida and No. 12 Kentucky are in a three-way tie for first place in the SEC East with 4-1 ...

Stephen Curry dazzles for 51 points in sensational start

By JANIE McCAULEY, AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry appreciated the freedom from coach Steve Kerr to shoot from wherever he darn well pleased, no distance off limits. On this night, Curry could get away with anything. He was feeling it. "It is nice to turn around and ...