US beats Cuba 4-0 to reach Nations League semifinals
Five weeks after a dismal loss in Canada left the United States on the verge of elimination from the first CONCACAF Nations League, the Americans advanced to the semifinals with their second straight win and started looking ahead to World Cup qualifying next year.
LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, Georgia remain atop CFP rankings
The College Football Playoff rankings were unchanged at the top this week, with LSU first followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia.
Manfred says has broad authority for Astros discipline
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred hopes the investigation into sign stealing by the Houston Astros will be complete by next season and says he has authority to impose discipline beyond the loss of amateur draft picks.
Kickers making field goals at NFL’s worst rate since 2003
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have a very proud tradition of successful kickers over the past couple of decades ranging from Al Del Greco, Joe Nedney, the late Rob Bironas to now Ryan Succop.
Starting over: Anthony set with Blazers and jersey No. 00
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is now with the Portland Trail Blazers and starting over with jersey No. 00. Word that the 10-time All-Star had joined the team broke Thursday night, but the agreement was not formalized until Tuesday when he signed a nonguaranteed contract that goes through January.
Anthony starting in Trail Blazers debut vs. Pelicans
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Portland coach Terry Stotts says Carmelo Anthony will start at forward in his Trail Blazers debut against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night.
After 15 losses, Canada beats US for 1st time in Davis Cup
MADRID (AP) — Canada beat the United States in the Davis Cup for the first time on Tuesday, defeating the Americans 2-0 on the second day of the revamped team competition to end a run of 15 straight losses.
‘Blowout Buckeyes’ may finally be tested in final weeks
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day has been saying all season how he wants to see how his team plays when a game is tight, nasty and intense in the fourth quarter.
Capitals brace for Hathaway to be suspended for spitting
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Garnet Hathaway was ejected for spitting on an opponent and now the Washington Capitals winger may have to swallow more punishment from the NHL.
Antonio Brown apologizes to Patriots, owner Robert Kraft
BOSTON (AP) — Antonio Brown has apologized to the Patriots and team owner Robert Kraft for any negative attention he brought to the team during his brief stint in New England.
All-America Watch: Florida’s Pitts one of nation’s top TEs
It was midway through the third quarter last Saturday, and Missouri had just cut Florida’s lead to 13-6, when Gators quarterback Kyle Trask dropped back and saw Kyle Pitts down the right sideline.
Column: Intrigue building in series of heavyweight fights
LAS VEGAS (AP) — They are a flawed group at best, the heavyweights who will be vying for your attention — and money — over the next few months.
Dolphins release Walton after arrest for hitting girlfriend
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins released suspended running back Mark Walton on Tuesday, hours after he was arrested on charges of punching his pregnant girlfriend in the head.
Kupcho’s long and successful year comes to an end
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The goal for Jennifer Kupcho was to get to the CME Group Tour Championship. Now that she’s here, a big part of her can’t wait for it to end.
Duke heads to Madison Square Garden after return to No. 1
Duke found itself in a familiar position this week by reclaiming the top spot in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll.
Carmelo aims to knock off rust, knock down shots for Blazers
Plenty has changed since Carmelo Anthony last played an NBA game. Zion Williamson had just made his Duke debut. Kyrie Irving had said only a month earlier he planned to re-sign in Boston.
NFL’s wild Week 11 included Garrett, Kaepernick, Mexico
The NFL's wild Week 11 featured Myles Garrett getting in a swivet, Colin Kaepernick's pivot and all those Azteca Stadium divots. The bookends were the fracas that occurred Thursday night in the closing seconds of Cleveland's 21-7 win against Pittsburgh and the Chiefs' 24-17 victory over the Chargers on Monday night in Mexico in a game that left the field looking as though Charles Barkley and Bill Murray had been practicing at the driving range.
Gronkowski will be in Miami for Super Bowl as party host
MIAMI (AP) — Rob Gronkowski will be in Miami for the Super Bowl. The former Patriots tight end won’t be preparing for kickoff with Tom Brady and the rest of his old New England teammates.
George’s late 3 helps Clippers edge Thunder 90-88
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers’ offense wasn’t doing much through three quarters, so they buckled down on defense and narrowly avoided getting beat by a couple of former teammates.
Rivers’ 4 INTs are latest chapter in turnover-plagued season
MEXICO CITY (AP) — With one last underthrown pass into Dan Sorensen’s hands, Philip Rivers went down slinging in Mexico. The Los Angeles Chargers’ playoff hopes are looking down as well after their longtime franchise quarterback and his offense came up empty at Azteca Stadium on plenty of opportunities to turn around this game and their season.
Mahomes, Chiefs hold off Chargers 24-17 in Mexico City
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nearly everything about this Monday night game felt foreign to Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, from the gasp-inducing altitude of raucous Azteca Stadium to the struggles of their powerhouse offense.
Doncic scores 42 in triple-double, Mavs top Spurs 117-110
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic grew up idolizing LeBron James, and now the young NBA prodigy has joined James in the record book. The Dallas Mavericks needed everything Doncic delivered in a sensational performance Monday night.
Hathaway ejected for spitting during brawl, Caps beat Ducks
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as combatants were being separated in the aftermath of a heated brawl, Erik Gudbranson gave Garnet Hathaway another punch and received something he didn’t expect in return.
Winston speaks after Michigan State tops Charleston Southern
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston made his first comments in public since the death of his brother, thanking Michigan State fans for their support.
Leonard misses 3rd straight game for Clippers; George in
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard is missing his third straight game for the Los Angeles Clippers, again delaying his on-court pairing with new teammate Paul George.