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Thompson sets 3-point record, Warriors beat Bulls 149-124

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Klay Thompson popped to the wing off a screen from Stephen Curry, caught the pass from Kevin Durant and dribbled to his left before launching the record 3-pointer. The ball swished through the net. He raised both arms, pumped his fist and ...

Butler shoots Timberwolves past James, Lakers 124-120

By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After a lethargic loss in their last game, the Minnesota Timberwolves came to life. LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers served as their spark plug. Jimmy Butler hit five of Minnesota's eight 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to ...

Simmons shines in 76ers’ 113-92 win over Atlanta

By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After yet another slow start by the 76ers, Ben Simmons gave restless fans and a slumping team a needed reminder of just good they can become in the East. Simmons had 21 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists, and turned the game around in ...

Steelers’ James Conner shines in Le’Veon Bell’s absence

By DAN SCIFO, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't surprised by the success of second-year running back James Conner. Conner continues to shine in the spotlight while two-time All-Pro running back Le'Veon Bell remains away from the team. Conner enjoyed a ...

Talk of rule changes, Harper, Machado dominate offseason

By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The World Series was baseball 2018 in a microcosm. Half the 44 runs scored by the champion Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers came across the plate on home runs. That's the second-highest percentage in baseball history, according to the ...

Departing Warriors owe $40 million for Oakland arena fix up

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors were ordered to pay roughly $40 million for renovations at the Oakland arena they are leaving, authorities said Monday. The government agency that manages the Oakland arena took out a $150 million bond in 1996 for basketball renovations that the ...

Heat Check: Comparing AP Top 25 with 1st CFP rankings

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Something to keep in mind as the College Football Playoff selection committee prepares to release its first rankings of the season on Tuesday: In the four-year history of the CFP, the top of the committee's first rankings have never matched The Associated ...

Red Sox top Dodgers for 4th World Series title in 15 seasons

By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Sale's final pitch for this Boston juggernaut triggered a celebration on the Dodger Stadium infield, among thousands of fans who made their way to California — and even outside Fenway Park back home. The quest is complete. Yes, ...

Browns fire coach Jackson, owner cites ‘internal discord’

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns owner Jimmy Haslam finally tried the patient approach with his head coach. That didn't work either. Haslam made his fourth coaching change since 2012 by firing Hue Jackson, who won just three of 40 games over two-plus seasons and ...

Cavaliers’ coaching situation unclear after Lue’s firing

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — After an emotional day and restless night, Larry Drew went back to work. He organized practice, met with stunned players still reeling from Tyronn Lue's firing and put the Cleveland Cavaliers through drills as they prepared for ...

Bengals have 5 wins at midpoint despite worst defense

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — A four-interception, six-sack game usually leaves defensive coordinators thrilled. Not this one. Cincinnati let an 18-point lead slip away in the fourth quarter before rallying for a 37-34 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday. It was among the worst ...

Oklahoma coach Riley not interested in the NFL right now

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley says he's not interested in the NFL right now. The question came up at his weekly news conference Monday, the same day the Cleveland Browns fired coach Hue Jackson. The 35-year-old Riley, who led the Sooners ...

Fitzpatrick in, Winston out as Buccaneers’ starting QB

By FRED GOODALL, AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston's inability to cut down on turnovers has cost him his starting job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Without speculating on what the move means for the young quarterback's future with the team, coach Dirk Koetter said veteran ...

Design based on Steelers helmet honors synagogue dead

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A design based on the Pittsburgh Steelers' helmet logo — inserting a Star of David — appeared on the internet and was displayed at Heinz Field for the team's game a day after a deadly mass shooting at a synagogue in the city. The Steelers observed a moment of silence ...

Suso’s stunning strike gives AC Milan 3-2 win over Sampdoria

By DANIELLA MATAR and ANDREW DAMPF, Associated Press MILAN (AP) — A stunning strike from Suso saw AC Milan put a miserable week behind it to beat Sampdoria 3-2 in the Italian league on Sunday. The Spain forward struck shortly after the hour mark, racing down the right and cutting in before ...

Leverkusen eases pressure with 6-2 win at Bremen

By CIARAN FAHEY, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Bayer Leverkusen eased the pressure on coach Heiko Herrlich with a 6-2 win at Werder Bremen, denying the hosts the chance to go second in the Bundesliga on Sunday. Karim Bellarabi scored one and set up two more as Leverkusen claimed its third ...

AP Top 25: Record changes in Top 25 after 11 ranked losses

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer No. 22 Syracuse and No. 23 Virginia broke long runs of being unranked and were among a record seven teams to move into The Associated Press college football poll after a season-high 11 ranked teams lost this weekend. The top of the ranking was ...

Wentz’s 3 TD passes give Eagles win vs. Jags in London

By ZAC BOYER, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — After watching a fourth-quarter lead slip away twice this season, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz didn't want to see it happen again. Thanks to his defense, it didn't. The Eagles held onto a 24-18 victory at Wembley Stadium on ...

Cavaliers fire coach Tyronn Lue after 0-6 start

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer Tyronn Lue didn't make it through the season's first month without LeBron James. The Cleveland Cavaliers fired their coach on Sunday and named assistant Larry Drew interim head coach. The Cavaliers are off to a 0-6 start without James, who left Cleveland this ...

Rally Sox! Boston on brink of title after 9-6 win over LA

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — An 18-inning loss in Game 3 of the World Series couldn't wear out the Boston Red Sox. A four-run deficit late in Game 4 definitely didn't faze them. This plucky powerhouse just kept getting big hits to move to the brink of another ...

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