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Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) blocks a shot by Boston Bruins right wing David Backes (42) in the third period of Monday's game in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 5-3. AP Photo/Mark Humphrey
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With his team struggling in the third period, Predators coach Peter Laviolette called a timeout that helped swing the momentum. Craig Smith scored twice and added an assist, and Nashville held off the Boston Bruins 5-3 on Monday night. Kevin Fiala had a goal and an...
Boston Celtics' Al Horford hangs onto the rim after dunking on Milwaukee Bucks' Jason Terry (3), Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) and Khris Middleton during the fourth quarter of Boston's 111-100 win in on Monday night in Boston. AP Photo/Winslow Townson
BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving has long admired Al Horford’s skillset from afar. He’s now getting to really savor all the advantages that come along with being his teammate. Irving had 19 of his 32 points in the second half, helping offset a 40-point night by Giannis Antetokounmpo as the Boston...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Believing the team was spiraling out of control, the New York Giants went out of character by making two major in-season moves, firing coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese. With the team reeling at 2-10 in a season where most felt it was capable of...
(AP) — The NFL suspended New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski one game on Monday for a late, gratuitous hit to the head of Bills defensive back Tre’Davious White. White was lying face down on the sideline after intercepting a pass in Buffalo on Sunday when Gronkowski body-slammed him,...
Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell (9) kicks the game-winning field goal alongside punter Jordan Berry (4) in the second half of Monday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati. The Steelers won 23-20. AP Photo/Frank Victores
CINCINNATI (AP) — No matter how high the stakes, how big the deficit or how late in the game, Ben Roethlisberger and his tough-to-catch playmakers always find a way to leave the Bengals wondering what just happened. Chris Boswell kicked a field goal on the final play shortly after Antonio Brown...
(AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield made Heisman Trophy history just by being selected as a finalist. Mayfield, reigning Heisman winner Lamar Jackson of Louisville and Stanford running back Bryce Love were chosen as finalists for the 83rd Heisman Trophy on Monday night. The award for...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The father of UCLA guard LiAngelo Ball says he plans to withdraw his son from school because of concerns related to the freshman’s indefinite suspension for his participation in a shoplifting incident during the Bruins’ trip to China. The younger Ball, along with freshmen...
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle is moving forward with efforts to renovate the aging city-owned KeyArena into a premier venue that could be ready for an NBA or NHL team within three years. The Seattle City Council on Monday approved a memorandum of understanding with Los Angeles-based Oak View Group to...
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Rickie Fowler was the first player to offer a scouting report on Tiger Woods ahead of his celebrated return to golf, hinting that Woods was hitting it “way by” him in some of their matches in Florida. Fowler’s own game apparently was in pretty good shape, too. Seven...
SEATTLE (AP) — Carson Wentz gave Philadelphia plenty of opportunities. He also made the Eagles’ biggest mistake. Wentz took responsibility after Philadelphia ended its nine-game winning streak in a 24-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night. Wentz was brilliant at times, throwing for a...

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