National Sports

AP Top 25 Heat Check: After top-tier, parity reigns in poll

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer As No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson pummel almost everything sight, parity has swept through most of college football. This week's AP Top 25 included 10 teams with at least three losses, including two — No. 24 Northwestern and No. 25 Mississippi ...

College basketball: No. 4 Duke pulls away from Army

By The Associated Press DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson had 27 points and 16 rebounds, and No. 4 Duke pulled away to beat Army 94-72 on Sunday. Cameron Reddish finished with 25 points and a third freshman — RJ Barrett — had 23 while Williamson added six blocked shots and four ...

ICYMI in NFL Week 10: Bowles’ Jets bad; Norman knocks fans

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Pro Football Writer Time to start the "Which coaches are on the way out?" watch in the NFL, and all eyes are on Todd Bowles of the New York Jets at the moment. How quickly it all fell apart for them. After going 10-6 in his first season there, the Jets are 13-29, a ...

Issues galore, resources limited for typical US Olympic org

By EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer Soon after he accepted the thankless task of trying to rebuild the sprawling, fractured operation at USA Track and Field, Doug Logan received a one-line text from the NBA commissioner at the time, David Stern: "You only take the easy ones." Logan laughed. ...

Elliott takes giant leap needed to lift Cowboys past Eagles

By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott took one giant leap that may have saved Dallas' season. But it was Elliott's go-ahead 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that helped the Cowboys finally hurdle the Super Bowl champs. The Cowboys showed a ...

James’ dunk lifts Lakers to 107-106 win over Hawks

By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyson Chandler had quite a week with the Lakers. Plucked from last-place Phoenix, Chandler played a key defensive role in his first three games with his new team, helping them win three straight for the first time this season. LeBron ...

Mahomes throws 2 TD passes as Chiefs beat Cardinals 26-14

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes will always have some special TV footage of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrating his record-setting touchdown pass in a win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. That's because Tyreek Hill was the one recording ...

Titans sack Brady, upset Patriots 34-10

By The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tom Brady added another big chunk of NFL history to his resume. The Tennessee Titans made sure the Patriots quarterback didn't finish his 300th game. The Titans sacked Brady three times and hit him repeatedly as they beat New England 34-10 ...

No. 3 Irish plan to start QB Book against No. 12 Syracuse

By JOHN FINERAN, Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ian Book should be back as the No. 1 quarterback for No. 3 Notre Dame this week. Coach Brian Kelly said Sunday that Book, who missed Notre Dame's victory against Florida State on Saturday night with an upper body injury, is expected ...

Oklahoma stops late 2-point try, tops Oklahoma State 48-47

By Cliff Brunt AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma escaped again. And in what the Sooners call “Championship November,” nothing is more important. Kyler Murray passed for 349 yards and ran for 66 and No. 6 Oklahoma survived a late two-point conversion attempt to beat ...