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Fresh faces help West Virginia, Kansas start strong

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Something wasn't right when redshirt freshman Briason Mays was going through pregame warmups as the third center used by West Virginia this season. Mays was nervous and his snaps were off target Saturday. That made offensive line coach ...

QB Sam Ehlinger spreading the TDs around in Texas offense

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas keeps adding to the offensive firepower around quarterback Sam Ehlinger with some big early results. The No. 12 Longhorns (2-1) will need everyone to chip in if they plan to keep up with Oklahoma State (3-0) on Saturday in the ...

Jets’ Siemian out for year with ankle injury, Falk to start

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jets quarterback Trevor Siemian is out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury, and Luke Falk will be New York's starter until Sam Darnold returns from illness. Coach Adam Gase says Tuesday an MRI on Siemian's left ankle ...

Roger Federer to decide soon on Tokyo Olympic plans

GENEVA (AP) — Roger Federer plans to decide "in the next month or so" whether he will play at next year's Tokyo Olympics. Federer said Tuesday his 2020 schedule is set through Wimbledon, which ends July 12. The week-long Olympic tournament starts July 25 and ends a few days before his 39th ...

Giants bench Eli Manning, name Daniel Jones starting QB

By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning's long and distinguished reign as the New York Giants' starting quarterback is seemingly over. Let the Daniel Jones era begin. Coach Pat Shurmur announced Tuesday that the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL draft is ...

Schwarber homers as Cubs beat Reds 8-2

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Playing without Anthony Rizzo, the Chicago Cubs turned to Kyle Schwarber. And Nicholas Castellanos. And Alec Mills. It seemed like everyone helped out. Schwarber hit a three-run homer and made a diving catch in left field, and the Cubs beat the ...

Beckham puts on show in MetLife return, Browns top Jets 23-3

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Pro Football Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. felt right at home again — in the end zone and on the highlight reels. With an 89-yard touchdown catch and a spectacular one-handed grab in his return to MetLife Stadium, the Browns wide receiver ...

Alonso, deGrom lead Mets past Diamondbacks 3-1

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso hit two home runs to take the major league lead, Jacob deGrom struck out 11 and the New York Mets beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 Monday night in the opener of a crucial four-game series for both teams. The Diamondbacks began the day ...

Lutz’s 58-yard field goal lifts Saints over Texans, 30-28

By Brett Martel AP Sports Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Wil Lutz made a 58-yard field goal as time expired, and the New Orleans Saints beat the Houston Texans 30-28 on Monday night in a game that had three scoring plays in the final minute. “That one’s got to be a top-one moment for ...

In 2016, LSU and Texas were both chasing Tom Herman

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The chase was on for Tom Herman. In late 2016, Texas and LSU were both eyeing the young hotshot coach from Houston until a wild Thanksgiving weekend that included a Tigers win, a Longhorns loss and leaked details of contract negotiations ...

Finally, an easy one: US rolls by Japan 98-45 at World Cup

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer SHANGHAI (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 20 points, Kemba Walker added 15 and the U.S. World Cup team finally got to enjoy an easy night, rolling past Japan 98-45 Thursday in the Group E finale. Harrison Barnes scored 14 points while Joe Harris and Donovan ...

Miami-UNC pivotal division matchup in Week 2 of ACC slate

By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 2: GAME OF THE WEEK Miami at North Carolina. This one looks more intriguing after the Tar Heels beat South Carolina in coach Mack Brown's return to the sideline behind true freshman quarterback ...

LEADING OFF: Strasburg vs Braves, Lorenzen does it all

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: STRAS TEST Stephen Strasburg (16-5, 3.47 ERA) starts as Washington begins a four-game series at NL East-leading Atlanta. Strasburg is 4-1 with a 3.21 ERA in five career starts at SunTrust Park. Max Fried ...

Falcons expecting boost from return of 3 defensive stalwarts

By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — For most of last season, all they could do was watch. Watch as the Atlanta Falcons tried desperately to fill their spots. Watch as the team tumbled to a losing record. When Deion Jones, Ricardo Allen and Keanu Neal take the ...

Patriots start season at No. 1 in AP Pro32 poll

By Simmi Buttar AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL’s final four teams at the end of last season will start off as the top four going into the start of the 2019 season. Which is not all that surprising. Even less so is the team at the top: the defending champion New England ...

15-year-old American Gauff’s US Open run ends against Osaka

By Howard Fendrich AP Tennis Writer NEW YORK (AP) — First, the tears came from Coco Gauff, as the 15-year-old American's U.S. Open came to an end against defending champion and No. 1 seed Naomi Osaka. Then it was Osaka's turn to cry, moments after comforting Gauff with a hug and some ...

Medvedev encourages US Open fans to boo, and they respond

By Brian Mahoney AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Daniil Medvedev extended his arms toward the crowd, then motioned for the fans to keep raining down the boos. In New York, they don't wait to be asked. The crowd had been letting him have it since early in his third-round matchup with ...

AP sources: Seahawks close to landing Clowney from Texans

By Tim Booth AP Sports Writer RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are on the verge of acquiring standout pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney from the Houston Texans, two people with knowledge of the deal said Saturday. Such a move would bolster one of Seattle's biggest needs heading into ...

Unhappy with kickers, Falcons recall 44-year-old Matt Bryant

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons are bringing back 44-year-old kicker Matt Bryant after failing to find his successor during preseason. The team has agreed to terms with Bryant, who made 20 of 21 field-goal attempts in 2018. Bryant holds the franchise record with 1,122 points ...

Coroner: Angels’ Tyler Skaggs died of accidental overdose

By Schuyler Dixon AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died from a toxic mix of the powerful painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone along with alcohol in an accidental overdose, a medical examiner in Texas said in a report released Friday. The ...