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New International Swimming League debuts with cash prizes

By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer The International Swimming League debuts this weekend, with some of the sport's biggest names competing for cash prizes in a team format that culminates in a splashy finale in Las Vegas. Four of the league's eight teams will swim on Saturday and Sunday in ...

Remembering Nick: Miami Project gala to honor Buoniconti

By The Associated Press undefined Pro Football Hall of Famer Ed Reed and such sports stars as Dwyane Wade, Wladimir Klitschko, Chase Utley, Matt Biondi, Christian Vieri, Amy Van Dyken-Rouen and Meghan Duggan will be honored by The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis on Monday night at the ...

Johnson’s sponsor stays on Hendrick 48 car through 2023

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson has a winless streak that's hit 88 races. He missed the playoffs for the first time in his career and lost any shot at winning a record eighth NASCAR championship. The driver who once seemingly won at Dover International ...

Browns’ Beckham fined by NFL for fighting with Ravens

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns star Odell Beckham Jr. was fined an undisclosed amount by the NFL for fighting Baltimore's Marlon Humphrey. The wide receiver said the penalty would have been harsher if he had retaliated. Beckham wouldn't disclose how much he was ...

Matthews, Maple Leafs beat Senators in opener

TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews scored twice in Toronto’s four-goal second period in the Maple Leafs’ 5-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night in the opener for both teams. Matthews gave Toronto a 3-2 lead at 8:02 of the second and made it 4-2 on a power play with 5:10 left ...

Barkley may be back sooner than expected

By Tom Canavan AP Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Don’t be surprised if New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley is back in the lineup a lot sooner than expected. Just 10 days after sustaining a high sprain to his right ankle, Barkley worked out with a trainer on the ...

NFL ICYMI: Bills, Bears latest to see QB problem get worse

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer The NFL has a quarterback problem and it's only getting worse by the week. There are not very many people, among the world's billions, who are capable of playing the most important position in professional football well — and the number available to ...

Analysis: Road teams dominate in Week 4 and in September

By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer Losing at home in September could force some teams to have to win on the road in January. There was no home-field advantage in Week 4 in the NFL. Road teams are 10-3 entering Monday night's Bengals-Steelers game. Three of those 10 teams were at least 6 ...

Monsters of middle relief: Best bets from October bullpens

By JAKE SEINER AP Sports Writer It's been three years since Andrew Miller led the Cleveland Indians to the brink of a World Series championship by coming out of the bullpen early and often, and bulk work from relievers has been an October staple since. Whether it's Brewers All-Star Josh Hader ...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Field closes in on Tide and Tigers

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football The college football season started with the general consensus that Clemson and Alabama, winners of the last four national champions, were a cut above the rest of college football. Georgia, Oklahoma and Ohio State were the most likely challengers, but how ...