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Patriots 33, Raiders 8 MEXICO CITY — Tom Brady felt right at home in his first appearance in Mexico by throwing for 339 yards and three touchdowns, to the delight of an adoring crowd, in the New England Patriots’ 33-8 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Brady completed his first ...

Fleetwood wins battle over Rose

The Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Tommy Fleetwood won the Race to Dubai and the right to be called the top golfer in Europe after a tense battle with Justin Rose that was ultimately decided on the final green of the season on Sunday. Rose, seemingly in cruise control ...

Junior celebrates retirement after race

By Dan Gelston The Associated Press HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. threw his own retirement party on pit road. Earnhardt popped out of his car, flashed a thumbs-up sign and chugged a Budweiser. Drenched in sweat and suds, he grabbed another cold one. It was easy enough to keep ...

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UCLA fires Mora in year 6 LOS ANGELES — UCLA fired football coach Jim Mora Sunday, the day after the Bruins lost to rival Southern California for the fourth straight year. Athletic director Dan Guerrero announced the move Sunday. UCLA fell 28-23 at USC on Saturday night to drop to 5-6 on ...

Truex part of veteran group for 2017 finale

The Associated Press HOMESTEAD, Fla. — NASCAR has spent so much time this year ushering in a new generation of fresh-faced, young drivers. Now that it’s championship time, it’s the same old — really old — in the championship four. The finalists for NASCAR’s championship race ...

Cavs put scare into Hurricanes

The Associated Press MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Malik Rosier threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score and No. 2 Miami pulled off its biggest comeback in five years, by holding off Virginia 44-28 on Saturday to extend the nation’s longest winning streak to 15 games. Jaquan ...

Irish rally against the elements to win

The Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. — With their slim College Football Playoff hopes fading, Brandon Wimbush and Notre Dame finally found a rhythm and put Navy away. Wimbush threw for 164 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a score as No. 9 Notre Dame rallied in the rain and wind to ...

Purdue, Indiana one win from bowl eligibility

The Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa — Sophomore Elijah Sindelar threw for 229 yards and a career-high three touchdown passes and Purdue beat Iowa 24-15 to move within a game of bowl eligibility. Anthony Mahoungou had 135 yards receiving, catching two of those Sindelar TD receptions in ...

Altuve, Stanton picked

NEW YORK — Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros have grown together, enduring an arduous rebuild and coming out the other side among baseball’s best. These days, nobody is standing taller. Altuve won the American League MVP award Thursday, towering over New York Yankees slugger Aaron ...

Goodell-Jones feud growing in NFL circles

The Associated Press NEW YORK — The Associated Press has obtained a letter sent by the NFL to Jerry Jones’ attorney accusing the Dallas Cowboys owner of “conduct detrimental to the league’s best interests” over his objection to a contract extension for Commissioner Roger ...

Bowl picture still not clear as season winds down

The Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — With the regular season winding down, the Atlantic Coast Conference’s bowl picture is still unclear. No. 2 Miami (9-0) and No. 4 Clemson (9-1) are headed to the ACC championship game and the winner appears bound for the College Football Playoff — ...

Irish have no time for pity

The Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame’s turnaround season took a detour last week. The ninth-ranked Fighting Irish have no time to wallow in misery, either, not with Navy visiting on Saturday. Navy brings a triple-option offense with lots of history to South Bend, and will ...

Truex enters as favorite

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR’s four championship contenders were seated elbow-to-elbow previewing their upcoming title race when they were asked to give one word to describe the season. “Amazing,” said Martin Truex Jr. Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick both said the season was ...

Michigan, Wisconsin big game in the spotlight

The Associated Press Maybe college football could use a break after two straight weeks of ranked matchups and playoff-race altering results, and with two weeks coming up that will be loaded with rivalry games and championship implications. The Southeastern Conference as usual is doing its ...

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No doubt for Cy Young Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals coasted to his third Cy Young Award, winning Wednesday for the second straight year in the National League. Scherzer breezed past Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, drawing 27 of the 30 first-place votes in balloting by ...

Goodwin deals with tragedy

By Janie McCauley The Associated Press SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The baby’s tiny left hand touches a single finger on the hand of his father, 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin. It’s a heartbreaking photo shared by the player on Instagram making public the sad news that he and wife ...

More concussions being self-reported in 2017

NEW YORK — The NFL’s chief medical officer says more than a third of concussion evaluations so far this season are a result of players indicating they have symptoms, a much higher percentage than last season. Allen Sills said in a conference call with reporters Tuesday that “about 37 ...

Alabama now No. 1 in rankings

Alabama is the new No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings, with Clemson up to No. 2 and Miami and Oklahoma joining the top four for the first time. Wisconsin was fifth and Auburn was up to sixth in the rankings released Tuesday. The Crimson Tide had been second behind Georgia in ...

Turnovers haunting Kelly, Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly’s worst fear came true Saturday night in the No. 9 Irish’s blowout loss at Miami. Miami’s 41-8 thrashing of the Irish at Hard Rock Stadium. The object that left a window damaged on one of the Notre Dame team buses arriving at Hard Rock ...

Bad decisions, injuries haunt teams going into week No. 9

The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Roy Miller was arrested early Saturday in Florida on a domestic battery charge, according to Duval County jail records. Miller was jailed shortly before 5 a.m. by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. The ...