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Thorange County: Angels lure Noah Syndergaard away from Mets

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Right-hander Noah Syndergaard has agreed to terms on $21 million, one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels, leaving the New York Mets for a lucrative fresh start on the West Coast. The Angels announced the deal Tuesday night for the 29-year-old Syndergaard, a dominant ...

Seton Hall stuns No. 4 Michigan 67-65, making key FTs late

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Seton Hall pulled off one of its biggest wins in school history and coach Kevin Willard simply shrugged his shoulders because he was not surprised by the result. Jared Rhoden scored 16 points, helping the Pirates rally to beat No. 4 Michigan 67-65 on Tuesday ...

Curry scores 37, Durant season-low 19 as Warriors rout Nets

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Curry exited the court to one last chorus of "MVP! MVP!" chants, a sound that even he thought was weird. It is, after all, Kevin Durant's home arena. It was Curry's night, though. Curry had 37 points, easily winning a matchup of the NBA's top two scorers when Durant ...

Surprising teams on wrong side of Week 10 blowouts

It was another blowout-filled weekend in the NFL, only this time several of teams on the losing end came from teams near the top of the standings. For the second time in four weeks, six games were decided by at least 21 points, the first time that has happened twice in a season since 2009 and ...

Sabres focused on looking ahead with Eichel now in the past

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Sabres had just completed a pregame meeting and veteran forward Kyle Okposo was struck by what he noticed once the coaches left the room. Rather than head their separate ways, most players stuck around to chat. Without referencing how things went in the past, Okposo ...

Staples Center is changing its name to Crypto.com Arena

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Staples Center is getting a new name. Starting Christmas Day, it will be Crypto.com Arena. The downtown Los Angeles home of the NBA's Lakers and Clippers, the NHL's Kings and the WNBA's Sparks will change its name after 22 years of operation, arena owner AEG announced ...

Jones tosses 3 TDs, Mayfield hurt as Pats beat Browns 45-7

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A month ago, the New England Patriots were 2-4 and appeared headed for a second straight season of irrelevance. Four games later, they are back in a familiar spot as a playoff contender in the AFC. Mac Jones threw three touchdown passes, rookie Rhamondre Stevenson ...

Titans’ NFL-best winning streak now 6, edge Saints 23-21

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans want to stack up wins, not style points. On a day quarterback Ryan Tannehill battled a stomach bug that had him feeling "bad" when he woke up, the Titans found yet another way to do just that, extending the NFL's longest active win streak to six ...

Prescott, Cowboys back on track with 43-3 rout of Falcons

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys had already answered their worst showing of the season when the star quarterback took off on a fourth-down scramble near the goal line. The powerful punctuating touchdown finished a blowout of Atlanta on Sunday. Prescott also threw ...

Kokrak rallies with 4 straight birdies and wins Houston Open

HOUSTON (AP) — Jason Kokrak had reason to believe he shot himself out of the Houston Open on the back nine Saturday morning. He played it 10 shots better when it counted Sunday afternoon, making four straight birdies for a 5-under 65 and a two-shot victory. Two shots behind with six holes to ...

Brady picked off twice in 1st; Bucs lose to Washington 29-19

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — An exasperated Tom Brady put his hands on his knees and looked down at the field after his second interception in the first quarter. Hours later, the defense couldn't get off the field late in the fourth with the chance to dig the defending champions out of another ...

Comedy of errors as Steelers, Lions slog to 16-16 tie

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Detroit's long losing streak is over. The threat of a winless season still remains. For now, the Lions will take it, no matter how ugly it looks. The Lions slogged their way to a 16-16 tie in dreary Pittsburgh on Sunday, surviving a nearly four-hour marathon against the ...

Matharu, No. 25 Texas women jolt third-ranked Stanford 61-56

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Self-described "old" Texas coach Vic Schaefer pulled off a leaping leg kick and fist pump as Texas celebrated an upset on Stanford's home floor and spoiled the defending national champions' ring ceremony. "I'm in it, I'm in it with 'em," he said. "I'm in the fight. I ...

Penguins Sidney Crosby makes return against Capitals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Penguins star Sidney Crosby returned for Pittsburgh's game at Washington on Sunday night after he and three teammates were activated from the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list. Coach Mike Sullivan also rejoined the Penguins on Sunday after exiting COVID-19 protocol. The ...

Mickelson wins finale; Langer takes 6th Schwab Cup title

PHOENIX (AP) — Phil Mickelson stood on the 18th green at Phoenix Country Club, a wide smile across his face as he held yet another PGA Tour Champions trophy. Next to him was 64-year-old Bernhard Langer, grinning just as broadly as he hoisted the Charles Schwab Cup trophy at an age when most ...

Young, Watt leave with injuries, Mayfield limps off field

Reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year Chase Young suffered a potentially serious right knee injury on Sunday, putting a damper on Washington's big win against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 2020 All-Pro linebacker T.J. Watt injured a hip in Pittsburgh's tie with Detroit. Cleveland ...

Davis has 34 points and 15 rebounds, Lakers beat Spurs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis had 34 points and 15 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Lakers beat the San Antonio Spurs 114-106 on Sunday. Talen Horton-Tucker scored 17 points in his season debut for the Lakers, and Carmelo Anthony and Wayne Ellington each had 15 points. Los Angeles led by ...

Superman’s sequel: Newton leads Panthers over Cards 34-10

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cam Newton took the snap on third down and it was like he'd never left the Carolina Panthers. The quarterback got moving in a hurry in his blue, black and silver jersey, barreled into the end zone for a 2-yard touchdown, ripped off his helmet and screamed "I'm back!" as ...

Washington fires coach Jimmy Lake after less than 2 seasons

SEATTLE (AP) — When Chris Petersen suddenly decided to step away as football coach at Washington in the days after the 2019 Apple Cup, athletic director Jen Cohen believed the best replacement for the Huskies was already on staff. No search firms were needed. Jimmy Lake was her chosen ...

Packers blank Seahawks 17-0 as Rodgers, Wilson return

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers was back under center and the Packers got back to winning — a welcome return to normal for Green Bay after a tumultuous couple of weeks. The reigning MVP can thank the Packers' defense for doing much of the heavy lifting. A.J. Dillon rushed for two ...