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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger’s return wasn’t enough to prevent the Bengals from getting off to their best start in franchise history. Andy Dalton threw a touchdown pass with 2:57 to go, and the Bengals picked off Roethlisberger twice in the fourth quarter while rallying for a 16-10...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he’s not commenting on reports that the New York Jets had their locker room swept for listening devices when they visited New England. The Boston Herald reported this week that the Jets asked the NFL to sweep the visiting locker room...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Todd Gurley keeps setting the tone. The St. Louis Rams’ defense kept another opponent out of the end zone. Gurley rushed for 133 yards on 20 carries, topping 100 yards for the fourth straight start to open his career, and the Rams had three sacks and a safety in a 27-6 victory...
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Riley Neal threw a touchdown pass, James Gilbert ran 2 yards for a score and Ball State beat Massachusetts 20-10 on Saturday. Neal was 20-of-32 passing for 275 yards and an interception. His 10-yard TD pass to Jordan Williams capped a 3-play, 15-yard drive that put the...
Jeff Gordon celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Sunday. AP Photo/Steve Helber
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — As the adoring crowd lingered in the darkness at Martinsville Speedway, Jeff Gordon took a moment to soak it in. In a 23-year career that is one long highlight reel, his victory Sunday overwhelmed the NASCAR great. He had just earned a spot in the championship race, a...
Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, right, grapples with San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker, of France, left, in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in Boston. The Spurs won 95-87. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
BOSTON (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge is still learning how to play with coach Gregg Popovich’s San Antonio Spurs. Just imagine where he’ll be once he’s comfortable. Aldridge had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Kawhi Leonard added 19 points and the Spurs beat the Boston Celtics 95-87 on Sunday. “No...
Members of the Kansas City Royals celebrate after Game 5 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets Monday, in New York. The Royals won 7-2 to win the series.  AP Photo/Peter Morgan
NEW YORK (AP) — They worked all season to take one more step in the World Series. Eric Hosmer wouldn’t wait any longer. A daring dash by Hosmer tied the score in the ninth, and those bound-and-determined Kansas City Royals rallied yet again to beat the New York Mets 7-2 in 12 innings early...
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Brad Marchand scored twice and Zdeno Chara picked up his first goal of the season to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Friday night. Marchand, who extended his point streak to five games, also was given a major penalty and a game misconduct for...
BOSTON (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points and Terrence Ross had 13 of his 21 in the fourth quarter as the Toronto Raptors took command in the second half and beat the Boston Celtics 113-103 on Friday night. DeMarre Carroll scored 10 of his 21 points in the third quarter and Kyle Lowry...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new minor league baseball team in Hartford, Connecticut, will have two mascots. The Colorado Rockies Double-A affiliate the Hartford Yard Goats introduced Chompers and Chew Chew to the public Friday. Chompers is a male green furry goat character with blue horns and a...

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