National Sports

Victims of AAU coach can still come forward

The Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa — Many of the 400 boys who were sexually exploited by an Iowa basketball coach are only learning now what happened to them months or years ago and some have still yet to be identified or contacted, an investigator said Monday. The victims of former ...

LA skipper returning to Boston

By Jimmy Golen The Associated Press BOSTON — In the souvenir store across from Fenway Park, it will set you back $100 for a framed, autographed photo of “The Steal,” Dave Roberts’ stolen base in the 2004 AL Championship Series that kick-started the Red Sox comeback against the New ...

Buckeyes fall out of top 10

The Associated Press Clemson is back at No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll behind top-ranked Alabama, moving up to where it started, after a convincing victory and Ohio State’s first loss of the season. The Crimson Tide are a unanimous No. 1, with all 61 first-place votes ...

No. 1 has 2 weeks to prepare for LSU

The Associated Press After spending the first two months of the season dominating college football, No. 1 Alabama heads into its open date believing it still has plenty of room for improvement. Opponents may wonder how much better the Crimson Tide can get. Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC) has ...

Running backs get beat up on Sunday

The Associated Press It was a tough day for NFL running backs to stay on the field. The New England Patriots lost Sony Michel to a knee injury, while Bills back LeSean McCoy suffered a head injury. Bilal Powell sustained a neck injury in the second quarter of the Jets’ loss to the Vikings ...

Six shot on street near Jaguars’ stadium

The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Six people have been wounded in a street shooting blocks from the Florida stadium where the NFL’s Houston Texans played and defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday afternoon, authorities said. Ron Lendvay, director of investigations for the ...

Chiefs run past Bengals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of the few things Patrick Mahomes hadn’t done in his young career was bounce back from a loss. He made that look just as easy as Mahomes does everything else. The Chiefs’ young record-setting quarterback threw for 358 yards and four touchdowns Sunday night, ...

Cora puts players first in Boston

BOSTON — When Alex Cora was hired to manage the Red Sox a year ago, he knew he wanted to put relationships with his players first. It made him a success as general manager of Puerto Rico in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, again as a GM and manager in the Puerto Rican Winter League and as ...

Around the NFL

Bucs 26, Browns 23, OT TAMPA, Fla. — Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 59-yard field goal, the longest ever in overtime, with 1:50 remaining. Redeeming himself after missing an extra point, as well as a 40-yard field goal on the final play of regulation, Catanzaro’s kick barely made it over ...

Machado reviled by Red Sox fans

BOSTON — Most players are questioned ahead of their World Series debuts. Manny Machado was cross-examined. October’s villain is especially despised at Fenway Park for planting his spikes into Dustin Pedroia in April 2017. The Boston second baseman hasn’t been the same. “That’s old ...

3 suspended over fight

By Beth Harris The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Lakers teammates Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo along with Chris Paul of the Houston Rockets were suspended without pay Sunday for an on-court fight. Ingram was suspended four games, Rondo will sit out three games and Paul ...

Elliott nabs another playoff ‘W’

The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Chase Elliott first had to figure out how to win at NASCAR’s top level. Now that he’s got that handled, the son of 1988 champion Bill Elliott is chasing a title of his own. Elliott won at Kansas Speedway on Sunday for his second victory in ...

CJ Cup victory gives Koepka No. 1 ranking

The Associated Press JEJU ISLAND, South Korea — Brooks Koepka took the No. 1 spot in the world ranking from Dustin Johnson, finishing his victory in the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges with a 25-foot eagle putt. Koepka won by four strokes, playing the back nine in 7-under 29 for an 8-under 64 and ...

Boston, Los Angeles share rich history

By Ben Walker The Associated Press Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and the Boys of Summer. Ted Williams to Yaz and the Impossible Dream. Manny Ramirez. Pedro Martinez. Bill Buckner. Fenway Franks and Dodger Dogs. Ebbets Field, the Green Monster. “Sweet Caroline” or “I Love ...

Reds pick Giants’ VP as manager

The Associated Press CINCINNATI — David Bell was hired as manager of the Cincinnati Reds, tasked with helping turn around a team that skidded to a 67-95 record and last-place finish in the NL Central. The Reds said Sunday he has been given a three-year contract that includes a team option ...

Burfict fined $112K

NEW YORK — The NFL has been fined Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict $112,000 for multiple unnecessary roughness penalties in Cincinnati’s loss to Pittsburgh last Sunday. The third-quarter plays involved Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back James Conner. Burfict, who has ...

Koepka surging toward No. 1 status

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea — Brooks Koepka has improved his chances of taking over as No. 1 golfer in the world, shooting a bogey-free 5-under 67 Saturday for a four-stroke lead after three rounds of the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges. Koepka had a three-round total of 13-under 203. Ian Poulter, who ...

Purdue upsets Ohio State

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — D.J. Knox rushed for 128 yards and three touchdowns, David Blough threw for three more scores and Purdue shook up the College Football Playoff chase with a 49-20 blowout of No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday. The Boilermakers (4-3, 3-1 Big Ten) won their fourth straight ...

Michigan knocks off Spartans

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan had plenty of reasons to be motivated to beat Michigan State, barely defeating its in-state rival over the last decade and losing to every ranked team on the road for a dozen years. The Wolverines, though, were even more fired up to win after a pregame spat ...

Kansas elimination race gives bubble drivers hope

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Ryan Blaney felt good about his chances of advancing to the next round of NASCAR’s playoffs even before he qualified fourth for the elimination race at Kansas Speedway. Yes, he is 22 points outside the cutoff line. Yes, he has to leapfrog a couple of other guys to make ...