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French Open: Mladenovic collapses again but blames umpire

By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer PARIS (AP) — Kristina Mladenovic's first match since her nightmarish end to the U.S. Open produced another collapse and a controversial umpire's call at the French Open on Tuesday. The French player lost to Laura Siegemund of Germany 7-5, 6-3 after serving ...

LEADING OFF: Playoffs begin, Bieber vs Cole in prime matchup

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: MARQUEE MATCHUP Shane Bieber dominated this year for Cleveland, leading the American League in wins (8), ERA (1.63) and strikeouts (122). He didn't allow a run in six of his 12 starts. Gerrit Cole ...

‘No moral victories here’: Tie disgusts Burrow, Bengals

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals didn't lose Sunday, but the 23-23 tie with the Philadelphia Eagles was just as difficult to take. Quarterback Joe Burrow was sacked eight times, and the Bengals (0-2-1) offensive line still can't give him enough ...

Mahomes outplays Jackson to lead Chiefs past Ravens 34-20

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — It wasn't just that Patrick Mahomes threw for a ton of yards and four touchdowns. Most impressive was how he did it. Mahomes juked, danced, and jumped in and out of the pocket. Sometimes he just dropped back and fired pinpoint throws ...

Detroit Lions win in the desert, 26-23, over Arizona on game’s final play

By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer GLENDALE, Ariz. — It was the kind of moment that had stymied the Detroit Lions so many times during their 11-game losing streak: A potential game-winning play, a gut-punch penalty that reversed it and the realization that nothing was going to come easy. But ...

Detroit Lions win in the desert over Arizona, 26-23, on game’s final play

By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer GLENDALE, Ariz. — It was the kind of moment that had stymied the Detroit Lions so many times during their 11-game losing streak: A potential game-winning play, a gut-punch penalty that reversed it and the realization that nothing was going to come easy. But ...

After a year of drama, the Lakers reach NBA Finals anyway

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Here's a list of just some of the things the Los Angeles Lakers have gone through in the last 12 months: playing through a politically charged situation in China during the preseason and more massive fallout after returning ...

On final day, 2 NL spots and AL Central crown in play

By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer Four teams, two National League playoff spots. And the AL Central champion. Besides postseason seeding, that's what remains to be decided on the last scheduled day of this bizarre baseball season. It could all come down to the wire at once in a wild ...

Ebner dominates in Aranda debut as Baylor tops Kansas 47-14

By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer WACO, Texas (AP) — Trestan Ebner left little doubt he was more than ready for Baylor's opener after two games were called off because of COVID-19 concerns. Dave Aranda was a little more coy about the anticipation of his first game as a head coach, which ...