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Steelers expect the unexpected

CINCINNATI — Ben Roethlisberger saw the defensive alignment and knew immediately that the Pittsburgh Steelers had a chance for a winning touchdown. All he had to do was get the ball to Antonio Brown right away. Brown took a few strides, caught the pass and ran behind Justin Hunter’s block ...

Chargers rolling on the Rivers past Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Ol’ man Rivers keeps rolling along. Philip Rivers threw two touchdown passes to Tyrell Williams — and the 36-year-old quarterback even threw a block — and Melvin Gordon had three TD runs as the Los Angeles Chargers banged around Cleveland rookie Baker Mayfield and the ...

Dodgers don’t need off day by Buehler

LOS ANGELES — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts came into the postseason willing to let his starters go deeper into games. He has yet to find someone who can stick around. Hyun-Jin Ryu lasted 4 1/3 innings in Game 2 against the Milwaukee Brewers. Ace Clayton Kershaw managed just three innings ...

West Virginia falls to 13th

After four of the top eight teams lost, The Associated Press college football poll had a new look behind No. 1 Alabama, with Ohio State reaching No. 2, LSU jumping back to No. 5 and Michigan moving into the top 10 for the first time this season. The Crimson Tide received all but one of the 61 ...

Baker brought down to earth

CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield and the Browns got grounded. A week after he led Cleveland to a thrilling overtime win, the Browns rookie quarterback was bottled up and bashed on Sunday by the Los Angeles Chargers, who rolled to a convincing 38-14 win in a game they controlled from the ...

Almirola goes for broke and wins at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Aric Almirola capped an absolute Stewart-Haas Racing rout at Talladega Superspeedway with an overtime victory that earned him an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR’s playoffs. It also snapped a 149-race losing streak for Almirola and atoned for his ...

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Congress heads toward postelection fight over border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is heading toward a postelection showdown over President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, as GOP leaders signal they’re willing to engage in hardball tactics that could spark a partial government shutdown and the president revs up midterm crowds ...

Officials broach idea of charging for National Mall protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service is exploring whether to require protest organizers to pay for the cost of providing law enforcement and other support services for demonstrations held in the nation’s capital. The proposed rule also could shrink a significant portion of the ...

Trump praises McConnell’s role in battle over Kavanaugh

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump heaped praise Saturday on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, crediting the veteran Kentucky lawmaker’s political toughness and acumen during the ugly battle that concluded with Brett Kavanaugh becoming a Supreme Court justice. “He’s ...