National Sports

Younger Bosa impressing at Ohio State

The Associated Press has been honoring college football’s best with an All-America team since 1925. This season, the AP released its first preseason All-America team and will also release a midseason team next week before the full, three-team All-America selections are unveiled in December. ...

Nats bats unable to get things going

The Associated Press CHICAGO — Moments after his go-ahead hit, Anthony Rizzo walked across the infield at frenzied Wrigley Field and shouted “Respect me! Respect me!” A year after their historic championship, Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs are fighting for another memorable ...

Astros relishing their trip to ALCS

The Associated Press BOSTON — The Houston Astros poured back onto the field after advancing to their first AL Championship Series, posing for pictures with the Green Monster as a backdrop before a few players bellyflopped in the puddles in the infield dirt. They were already soaked with ...

ESPN suspends Hill over political statements

The Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — ESPN suspended anchor Jemele Hill on Monday for two weeks for making political statements on social media. Hill, an African-American co-host of the 6 p.m. broadcast of “SportsCenter,” received backlash last month after referring to President ...

Miami assistant resigns in bizarre incident

The Associated Press DAVIE, Fla. — Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster resigned Monday and said he was seeking medical help after a social media video surfaced appearing to show him snorting three lines of a white powdery substance at a desk. Hours after the 56-second video ...

A somber city getting ready for NHL opening night

LAS VEGAS — It was supposed to be a celebration of all the things this city is about, a night many thought would never come. But the carnage is too fresh, the horror still too real. The city’s first major professional sports team opens at home on the Las Vegas Strip tonight, a short ...

AP Top 25 shakeup: PSU to 3; Auburn in top 10

Penn State moved up to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll, and Washington State and Auburn jumped into the top 10 for the first time this season after six ranked teams lost this past weekend. Alabama and Clemson still hold the top spots. The top-ranked Crimson Tide received ...

Sparty making 2016 look like aberration

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan State has made last season look like an aberration. And, the Mark Dantonio-led Spartans have proven their dominance against Michigan is no fluke. “We’ve done it eight times,” Dantonio said. “I don’t know why there’s a lot of doubt.” With a ...

Yankees force fourth game

NEW YORK — Masahiro Tanaka’s seven-inning gem was saved when Aaron Judge prevented a home run in right field, and Greg Bird homered to give the New York Yankees a 1-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians in Game 3 on Sunday night, extending their AL Division Series. Aroldis Chapman got a ...

Wentz leads Eagles’ rout

PHILADELPHIA — Carson Wentz looked like the vintage Carson Palmer. Wentz threw a career-best four touchdown passes to help the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Arizona Cardinals, 34-7, on Sunday. The quarterbacks and teams seem headed in opposite directions. Wentz has the Eagles off to an ...

BoSox stave off elimination

BOSTON — Hanley Ramirez waved a “Believe in Boston” flag during pregame introductions, drawing cheers from a Fenway Park crowd fearful of a second straight postseason sweep. Then he gave the Red Sox exactly what they wished for: more October baseball. “I just tried to wake everybody ...

Truex, Toyota take another playoff race

CONCORD, N.C. — Standing next to his car in victory lane, in this season he never thought possible, Martin Truex Jr. struggled with his emotions. He raced to his career-best sixth victory Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and this win is worth an automatic slot in the next round of ...

Steele repeats at Safeway

NAPA, Calif. — Brendan Steele is getting accustomed to fast starts and he likes it. Steele won the PGA Tour’s season-opening Safeway Open for the second straight year, closing with a 3-under 69 in windy conditions Sunday for a two-stroke victory over Tony Finau. “I’m getting pretty ...

Around the NFL

Packers 35, Cowboys 31 ARLINGTON, Texas — Aaron Rodgers threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams with 11 seconds remaining, lifting Green Bay over the Dallas Cowboys in another thriller nine months after the Packers’ divisional playoff win on the same field. Rodgers capped a ...

Brown gets AP’s top WR spot

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The Associated Press is ranking the top 10 players at a different position every week of the NFL season, based on votes by Pro Football Hall of Famer James Lofton and AP football writers Simmi Buttar, Dave Campbell, Schuyler Dixon, Josh Dubow, Howard Fendrich, Rob Maaddi, ...

Cyclones shock No. 3 Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. — This Iowa State team is different. Kyle Kempt passed for 343 yards and three touchdowns, including a 25-yarder to Allen Lazard that put the Cyclones ahead with 2:19 left, and Joel Lanning made plays on offense and defense to lead Iowa State to a stunning 38-31 victory over ...

TCU survives WVU with late score

FORT WORTH, Texas — Kenny Hill avoided a defender in the backfield and lunged forward through two more for a 3-yard touchdown run with 2:53 left and No. 8 TCU remained the Big 12’s only undefeated team with a 31-24 victory over No. 23 West Virginia on Saturday. “This team and the ...

Nationals rally past Cubs

WASHINGTON — Things were looking bleak for the Washington Nationals and their dormant offense until Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman took over. Harper hit a tying two-run homer in the eighth inning and Zimmerman tacked on a three-run shot moments later to lift the Washington Nationals to a ...

Spartans continue to have Michigan’s number

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Brian Lewerke ran for a touchdown and threw for a score in the first half and Michigan State held on to beat No. 7 Michigan 14-10 on Saturday night. The Wolverines had the ball with a chance to drive for a go-ahead TD, but a heave from the Spartans 37 as time expired hit ...

Girardi: ‘I screwed up’

NEW YORK — After a crushing loss, Yankees manager Joe Girardi spent the night pondering his decision not to challenge a critical hit-by-pitch call during a game-changing sixth inning. His verdict? “I screwed up.” Girardi took the blame Saturday after his call not to challenge ...