Mond, No. 5 Texas A&M finish strong in 31-20 win over Auburn
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Texas A&M looked every bit the playoff contender with a seemingly unstoppable offense and impenetrable defense — in the fourth quarter, at least.
'Happy about where I'm at': Westbrook discusses move to DC
Russell Westbrook made a few things clear Saturday. He will remain a Dallas Cowboys fan even though he’s now playing in Washington, he’s not going to abandon his policy against being friendly with opponents during games, and he doesn’t think a championship necessarily completes a player’s resume.
No. 3 Ohio State has no problem with Spartans in 52-12 win
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Justin Fields threw for two touchdowns and Haskell Garrett scored on an interception to lift No. 3 Ohio State to an easy 52-12 victory over Michigan State on Saturday.
NBA: Teams that break virus protocols may lose games, picks
NBA teams that do not comply with league rules designed to minimize the spread of the coronavirus this season could face major penalties such as forfeiting games or draft picks, the league told its franchises Saturday.
No. 1 Gonzaga vs No. 2 Baylor called off over virus tests
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Coaches Mark Few of Gonzaga and Scott Drew of Baylor scheduled Saturday's game for all the right seasons. They wanted their teams to have another early-season test and play in front of a national TV audience.
NFL betting lines in season of COVID-19 are moving targets
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Trevor Konitzer is the kind of guy whose cellphone is constantly buzzing with updates on NFL players: who's hurt, who's playing, what breaking news affects one team or another.
On Football: Big games ahead on the NFL schedule -- maybe
The NFL, its teams, broadcasters and fans all have learned one thing in 2020: Nothing is certain with the schedule. Never was that more obvious than in the last two weeks, with the kind of scrambling that made Fran Tarkenton famous affecting a bunch of games.
Matchup of division leaders: Seahawks vs Giants. The Giants?
In this strangest of NFL seasons in this weirdest of years, here's a matchup of division leaders you wouldn't expect: Seattle hosting the New York Giants.
No. 20 La.-Lafayette overcomes bad snaps to beat App State
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — It was anything put pretty, and at times downright nerve-wracking, yet coach Billy Napier and Louisiana-Lafayette finally got the best of Appalachian State.
MLB sues insurance providers, cites billions in virus losses
Major League Baseball and all 30 of its teams are suing their insurance providers, citing billions of dollars in losses during the 2020 season played almost entirely without fans due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Bill to criminalize doping schemes signed into law
A bill that will criminalize international doping conspiracies became law Friday with President Donald Trump's signature, closing out a two-year legislative process during which the only true opposition to the bill came from outside the United States.
New York Liberty win WNBA draft lottery again
The New York Liberty will pick No. 1 for the second consecutive year in the WNBA draft. This time there isn't really a clear-cut choice of who they'll take to pair with last year's choice Sabrina Ionescu.
Grillo shoot 63 to build 4-shot lead at Mayakoba Classic
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Emiliano Grillo made birdie on half of the holes Friday on his way to an 8-under 63 that gave him a four-shot lead going into the weekend at the Mayakoba Golf Classic.
Korda, Nordqvist, Noh share LPGA Tour lead in North Texas
THE COLONY, Texas (AP) — Jessica Korda was prepared for another bone-chilling round at Old American Golf Club. Maybe, a bit too prepared.
Vogel: Lakers 'have to be even better' to repeat as champs
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After the longest season and the shortest offseason in NBA history, the champion Los Angeles Lakers are back at work with two content superstars, a younger lineup around them — and a steady confidence they can do it all again.
MLB executive, ex-pitcher Young joins hometown Rangers as GM
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers hired Chris Young as executive vice president and general manager Friday, bringing the Major League Baseball executive home to work under president of baseball operations Jon Daniels, the club's GM since 2005.
Column: In a crazy world, Steelers provide needed stability
It’s comforting to see the Pittsburgh Steelers back atop the NFL. In a topsy-turvy world that’s gone completely off the rails in 2020, the franchise that hardly ever changes coaches — the great Mike Tomlin is their third in 52 seasons — and clings to the “Steeler Way” no matter the era is just what we needed.
Spence set to face Danny Garcia in 1st fight since car crash
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Errol Spence Jr. changed his lifestyle after escaping serious injury in a high-speed car wreck that led to misdemeanor drunken driving charges in Dallas and could have derailed a promising boxing career.
Packers' versatile offensive line keeps overcoming injuries
The Green Bay Packers are shuffling their offensive line again this week due to injuries, with rookie guard Jon Runyan Jr. potentially making his first career start against his father’s old team.
SEC revamps December schedule to make up for postponed games
The Southeastern Conference has announced a revamped schedule for Dec. 12 and Dec. 19, including Vanderbilt's game at No. 11 Georgia that could not be played as scheduled on Saturday because of coronavirus concerns.
Browns' Garrett said COVID 'kicked my butt, now I'm back'
CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett pushes, shoves and fights 300-pound offensive linemen on a nearly daily basis for a living. A microscopic virus flattened him.
Bauer, LeMahieu, Springer top list of available free agents
The free agent market received a small boost this week, although it remains to be seen whether teams will be eager to take advantage.
NFL further limits player access to facilities amid virus
The NFL is further limiting player access to team facilities as it attempts to enhance safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Doubling up: Some NBA teams to stay longer in road cities
Some NBA teams are going to have longer-than-usual road trips to certain cities this season. The league released the schedule for the first half of its truncated 72-game season on Friday.
AP Source: NHL now focusing on mid-January season start date
Time has all but run out on the NHL’s hope to start the season Jan. 1, with the league and NHL Players’ Association now focusing their discussions on opening play in mid-January, a person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press on Friday.