MLB

Column: Kershaw grinds and Roberts pushes the right buttons

If it wasn’t exactly redemption for Clayton Kershaw, it sure was for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Maybe Dave Roberts, too, though the jury will be out on the Dodgers manager until the moment his …

Column: Neutral-site World Series hopefully a one-and-done

In the midst of a pandemic, one can’t be too picky. Major League Baseball is less than a week away from completing its truncated season, and given the odds it faced at the beginning of this …

Charlie Morton quietly becomes dominant postseason pitcher

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Charlie Morton has slowly and quietly become one of the most dominant postseason pitchers ever. He starts World Series Game 3 for the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night with …
NFL

Column: So perfect for 2020: game-losing touchdown run

In the that is 2020, it somehow makes perfect sense that defenders were left celebrating touchdowns by running backs who accidentally reached the end zone. Twice in one weekend, once in the Big …

Cowboys question their own fight in rapidly spiraling season

Dallas receiver Amari Cooper had no answer for why the Cowboys didn't respond when Andy Dalton ended up with a concussion after the quarterback was hit while sliding on a play that led to the …

Chiefs rout Broncos 43-16 as Mahomes barely breaks a sweat

DENVER (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t need the usual heroics from Patrick Mahomes to rout the Denver Broncos 43-16 Sunday for their 10th straight win over their AFC West rivals. The …
NBA

Tyronn Lue is ready to follow in Doc Rivers’ footsteps. That has nothing to do with coaching the Los Angeles Clippers. He wants to be a voice for change. Rivers has been one of Lue’s most …

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — AP sources: Stan Van Gundy agrees to become next coach of New Orleans Pelicans.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have hired Raptors assistant Nate Bjorkgren as their next coach.
Golf

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Along with his five victories and five-runner-up finishes, Tiger Woods only once in 12 appearances at Sherwood Country Club has finished worse than a tie for …

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Welcome back, Brooks Koepka. For the third time this year. And yes, it's a phrase he's getting tired of hearing. “Hopefully, that won't happen again," Koepka …
College sports

The AP Top 25 is embracing diversity. Nine of the 10 FBS conferences have a ranked team this week, including all the leagues currently playing games. Plus, there is an independent. There is …

NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Indiana jumps into Top 25 after stunning Penn State; Ohio State surges to No. 3 behind Clemson, Alabama.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Greg Bell had 19 carries for 111 yards and a touchdown, Chance Bell scored on runs of 5 and 19 yards, and San Diego State beat UNLV 34-6 on Saturday night in the season opener …
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Zach Wilson threw for 287 yards and four touchdowns to lead No. 12 BYU to a 52-14 victory over Texas State on Saturday night. Tyler Allgeier added 77 yards and a touchdown on …
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Nick Starkel threw two touchdown passes to tight end Derrick Deese Jr. in the third quarter and San Jose State beat Air Force 17-6 on Saturday night in the Mountain West …
NHL

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Blake Coleman tied it 15 seconds after the New York Islanders took the lead, Ondrej Palat scored the go-ahead goal 12 seconds later and the Tampa Bay Lightning moved within …

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Anton Khudobin made three of his 32 saves on a crucial 5-on-3 penalty kill late, Joe Pavelski and Jamie Benn scored in the second period and the Dallas Stars are a victory …
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Brock Nelson broke a tie with 3:25 left, Semyon Varlamov made 34 saves and the New York Islanders beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 in Game 3 of the NHL’s Eastern …
Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo opened its new Olympic swimming venue on Saturday, and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike pointed out that it was finished eight months ago, just weeks before the Tokyo Olympics were …

The sliding track built for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics is about to get its first test. With athletes from many nations — including the U.S. — unable to take part because of coronavirus …
Other sports
Team owner Chip Ganassi, left, congratulates Scott Dixon on winning the NTT IndyCar Series Championship following an IndyCar auto race Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Column: Chip Ganassi celebrates 30 years of winning

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — You may have heard that Chip Ganassi likes winners. It's his catchphrase, his slogan for his drivers, and the brand he's established for his race teams. In this 30th …
Mohammad Ikram plays snooker with his chin at a local snooker club in Samundri town, Pakistan, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Ikram, 32, was born without arms, but everyone simply admires his snooker skills when he hits the cue ball with his chin and pots a colored ball on a snooker table. He lives in a remote rural town of Punjab province and his physical disability doesn't come in his way to fulfill his childhood dream of playing the game of snooker. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

No arms, no issue for Pakistan snooker player Mohammad Ikram

SAMUNDRI, Pakistan (AP) — Mohammad Ikram leans over the snooker table, his face at almost touching distance behind the white ball as he assesses his options, then knocks it with his bearded …
FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Russia's Khabib Nurmagomedov, right, fights with Dustin Poirier, of Lafayette, La., during a lightweight title mixed martial arts bout at UFC 242 in Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Nurmagomedov will risk his unbeaten record and his UFC lightweight title against interim champion Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Khaled, File)

Champion Khabib returns to cage, faces Gaethje at UFC 254

Although Khabib Nurmagomedov hasn't been inside the UFC octagon in 13 months, the life and mind of the unbeaten lightweight champion have been fully occupied. He was scheduled to take on Tony …
Boris Becker leaves Southwark Crown Court in London, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. German tennis star Boris Becker is charged with 19 offences of failing to disclose money and property as part of bankruptcy proceedings. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Becker accused of failing to surrender Wimbledon trophies

LONDON (AP) — Tennis great Boris Becker appeared in a London court on Thursday, accused of failing to surrender two of his Wimbledon trophies to be sold to settle his debts. The 52-year-old …
FILER  - In this April 20, 2019, file photo, Teofimo Lopez is shown before an NABF lightweight championship boxing match against Finland's Edis Tatli, in New York. Brooklyn-born Teofimo Lopez stunned Vasiliy Lomachenko on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, to win a unanimous 12-round decision and unify the lightweight titles to join a rare group of boxers of Central American descent to capture a world championship. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Teófimo López win excites Honduran Americans amid pain

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — It would have been just another Saturday night until Faridd Sierra got a phone call from his brother: come over. A fellow Honduran American is fighting for a unified boxing …