National Sports

No. 6 West Virginia to Iowa St as Big 12’s last undefeated

By The Associated Press Some things to know about Week 6 in the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 6 West Virginia (5-0, 3-0) at Iowa State (2-3, 1-2). With Heisman Trophy-contending quarterback Will Grier, the Mountaineers are the Big 12's only remaining undefeated team. Iowa State is ...

Rookie QBs whine while Brady, Brees continue

By ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer While Drew Brees and Tom Brady continue making history, the rookie quarterbacks are making their mark. Brees broke Peyton Manning's record for career passing yards on Monday night and Brady became the third quarterback to throw 500 touchdown passes last ...

Column: A glimpse of the NBA’s future in Las Vegas

By TIM DAHLBERG, AP Sports Columnist LAS VEGAS (AP) — There was LeBron James, still somewhat of a startling sight in purple and gold. And there were Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, still very much the champions of basketball for now and the foreseeable ...

No. 2 Georgia gets tough test at No. 13 LSU in SEC matchup

By The Associated Press Here are a few things to watch in Week 7 of the Southeastern Conference football season: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 2 Georgia at No. 13 LSU: Georgia might be in for its toughest game so far this season when it travels to face LSU in Death Valley. The Bulldogs have coasted ...

Loose Moose: Moustakas brings pivotal playoff experience

By GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — It sounds, at first, like a long, drawn out "Booooo!" But look at the name on the scoreboard and it becomes apparent what fans at Miller Park are really chanting. "Mooooose!" Mike Moustakas has been a hit with fans and teammates with the ...

LEADING OFF: Aching Correa trying to get back ready for ALCS

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: BACK AT IT Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is trying to get his aching back as healed as possible before Houston's AL Championship Series opener Saturday. Correa told The Associated Press on Wednesday that although ...

Geraint Thomas’ Tour de France trophy stolen at cycling show

PARIS (AP) — Team Sky says the Tour de France trophy won by Geraint Thomas has been stolen from a cycling show in Britain. The team says police are investigating after the trophy disappeared during an event in Birmingham, where Team Sky displayed the three Grand Tour trophies won by its ...

Red Sox hold off Yanks in Game 4, face Astros in ALCS

By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Eduardo Nunez charged Gleyber Torres' four-hopper toward third base and whipped the ball across the diamond . Steve Pearce stretched, falling on his chest for a sprawling catch. The umpire signaled: "Out!" The Boston Red Sox gathered around ...

The Trust helping with post-football transition

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer Now that Eric Winston is no longer playing pro football, he's not exactly soaking up the rays in some exotic locale. He's preparing for the rest of his life by attending the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, while also ...

Bolt to get start in trial game for soccer club in Australia

GOSFORD, Australia (AP) — Usain Bolt says his performance in a trial game on Friday could determine his future with the Central Coast Mariners in Australia's A-League and his quest to play professional football. The eight-time Olympic sprinting champion is expected to start for the Mariners ...

LEADING OFF: Red Sox ready for Astros, Yanks begin offseason

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: MOVING ON The Red Sox are set for a postseason rematch with the World Series champion Astros. Boston eliminated the Yankees with a dramatic 4-3 victory Tuesday night in Game 4 of their AL Division Series, and now ...

Foligno scores twice as Blue Jackets beat Avalanche 5-2

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Coach John Tortorella thought the Columbus Blue Jackets had run out of energy after taking a 2-0 lead in the first period and then allowing Colorado to climb back in the second to tie it. Maybe, but they managed to find some more. The ...

Granderson gives Brewers upbeat, veteran presence off bench

By GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — Curtis Granderson rounded first base and kept going. He reached second, stopped and turned around to smile back toward the Milwaukee Brewers dugout. Granderson's trademark enthusiasm is evident even in an off-day workout in the ...

Basketball player’s father: Louisville assistant gave cash

By TOM HAYS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The father of a blue-chip college basketball recruit testified Tuesday that an assistant coach at the University of Louisville gave him a secret payment of $1,300 as part of a deal to get the son to sign with the school. At a criminal trial ...

UFC heavyweight champ Cormier set to defend at MSG

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Daniel Cormier is set to defend his UFC heavyweight championship against Derrick Lewis at UFC 230 on Nov. 3 at Madison Square Garden. Lewis has won nine of his last 10 bouts and will fight just weeks after he defeated Alexander Volkov at UFC 229 last weekend in Las Vegas. ...

Astros advance with 11-3 win, sweep Indians

By Tom Withers AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — As his teammates sprayed each other with champagne and beer in Houston’s buzzing clubhouse, ace Justin Verlander stayed clear of the fray and foam while enjoying a cigar. This wasn’t the time to get soaked. Bigger parties lie ...

Take your seats, ‘Bama fans, or you might miss a touchdown

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama fans can’t take their time getting settled in for the start of games. They might miss a touchdown, or two or three. The top-ranked Crimson Tide has wasted no time pouncing on opponents this season, jumping out to big leads that have effectively taken away ...

Melee at UFC 229 after Nurmagomedov chokes out McGregor

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — A few seconds after Conor McGregor tapped Khabib Nurmagomedov's arm and submitted to the champion's choke, Nurmagomedov climbed the cage and leaped at the men in McGregor's corner, setting off a prolonged brawl inside and outside the ...

Utah beats No. 14 Stanford 40-21 as injured Love sits out

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — The defense was opportunistic all night, the running game was productive and Utah even delivered some big plays through the air for a change. After two straight losses to open the Pac-12 season, the Utes finally put everything ...

LEADING OFF: Newcomb subs in for Braves, Rockies head home

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: 2-0 CHANGEUP Sean Newcomb will start Game 3 of the Braves' NL Division Series against the Dodgers instead of Kevin Gausman. With Atlanta trailing 2-0 in the best-of-five series, manager Brian Snitker made the swap ...