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Virginia uses defense to beat No. 16 Miami, 16-13

By HANK KURZ Jr., AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — All week long, Bronco Mendenhall said, he had a sense that Virginia was ready to perform on a big stage. The Cavaliers proved their coach right Saturday night, getting a touchdown from Jordan Ellis, three field goals from Brian ...

Kershaw struggles as Dodgers lose to Brewers in NLCS opener

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Clayton Kershaw pounded his glove with his left hand and yelled “Let’s Go!” as he walked off the mound. Pretty soon, he was gone. Kershaw was hit hard in the shortest start of his spotty playoff career, and the sloppy Los Angeles Dodgers lost 6-5 to the Milwaukee ...

Even at 5-0, LA Rams still determined to improve run defense

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Although the Los Angeles Rams have few areas of major concern after their impressive 5-0 start, Aaron Donald thinks their rushing defense is something that needs fixing on this smoothly running machine. The All-Pro defensive ...

Beware of Browns: Snoop Dogg drops in on turnaround team

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Their days as a pitiful punching bag appear to be over for the Browns. They're swinging back, picking up wins and even attracting celebrities. On Wednesday, superstar rapper Snoop Dogg pulled up in his tour bus and made a surprise visit to ...

Tex Winter, innovative basketball coach, dead at 96

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Tex Winter, the innovative "Triangle Offense" pioneer who assisted Phil Jackson on NBA championship teams with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 96. Winter's family said he died Wednesday in Manhattan, where he began his coaching career at ...

Kuznetsov’s 4-point night helps Capitals beat Golden Knights

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov continued his dominance against the Vegas Golden Knights, scoring a goal and assisting on three more as part of a 5-2 Washington Capitals victory Wednesday night in a rematch of last season's Stanley Cup Final. Kuznetsov assisted on ...

No. 6 West Virginia to Iowa St as Big 12’s last undefeated

By The Associated Press Some things to know about Week 6 in the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 6 West Virginia (5-0, 3-0) at Iowa State (2-3, 1-2). With Heisman Trophy-contending quarterback Will Grier, the Mountaineers are the Big 12's only remaining undefeated team. Iowa State is ...

Rookie QBs whine while Brady, Brees continue

By ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer While Drew Brees and Tom Brady continue making history, the rookie quarterbacks are making their mark. Brees broke Peyton Manning's record for career passing yards on Monday night and Brady became the third quarterback to throw 500 touchdown passes last ...

Column: A glimpse of the NBA’s future in Las Vegas

By TIM DAHLBERG, AP Sports Columnist LAS VEGAS (AP) — There was LeBron James, still somewhat of a startling sight in purple and gold. And there were Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, still very much the champions of basketball for now and the foreseeable ...

No. 2 Georgia gets tough test at No. 13 LSU in SEC matchup

By The Associated Press Here are a few things to watch in Week 7 of the Southeastern Conference football season: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 2 Georgia at No. 13 LSU: Georgia might be in for its toughest game so far this season when it travels to face LSU in Death Valley. The Bulldogs have coasted ...