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CINCINNATI (AP) — Two players carted off, two others suspended, many fines to follow. One of the NFL’s nastiest rivalries set new lows in prime time, forcing fans to avert their eyes. What’s to be done about this long-running animosity between the Steelers (10-2) and Bengals (5-7)? Do the teams...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Pawtucket Red Sox have stable finances but attendance at games would have to increase for the team to help pay for a proposed new stadium, according to Rhode Island’s auditor general. State lawmakers are considering a bill to allow the state to help the team build an...
NEW YORK (AP) — Mikal Bridges hit Gonzaga with a dunk that rocked the Garden and followed with a block that sapped the Zags’ spirit. Against an NCAA title game finalist and in prime time on basketball’s biggest stage, Bridges had his coming out performance as one of the top players in the nation...
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...

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