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Dallas Cowboys get the win against the Minnesota Vikings

Dalton and the Cowoys win their third game of the season

(AP) Somehow, the NFC East race has become even tighter and weirder. The Dallas Cowboys beat the Minnesota Vikings 31-28 on Sunday to earn their third win of the season. Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes. Elsewhere in the division,…

Houston Texans get third win of the season against the Patriots

Texans beat the Patriots at NRG Stadium

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson dragged two defenders into the end zone for a touchdown early on Sunday and J.J. Watt swatted down pass after pass from Cam Newton. Houston’s two biggest stars both showed up huge to help the…

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow's season ends with knee injury

Joe Burrow has a torn ACL and MCL

(AP) Joe Burrow was looking forward to 2021 even as his rookie season was apparently ended by a scary knee injury. “Thanks for all the love. Can’t get rid of me that easy. See ya next year,” the Cincinnati Bengals…

Dustin Johnson wins the 2020 Masters with record numbers

No. 1 golfer Dustin Johnson is the Masters Champion

(AP) Breaking the scoring record was on his mind, because, of course it was. Dustin Johnson wanted it, too. He just hadn’t bothered to look the number up. “It was 19 (under) before?” Johnson asked a Masters official to his…

Ole Miss at Texas A&M postponed due to the virus

Covid-19 causes more college football games to be postponed

(AP) No. 5 Texas A&M will not play for a second straight week after its Saturday home game with Mississippi was postponed because of lingering issues with COVID-19 within the Aggies’ program. The Southeastern Conference announced Monday its eighth postponement…

A quiet start to the week in this years Augusta National Masters

The Masters will look different this year

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Take away a few white scoreboards in their usual places behind the greens, and the green television stands behind the 12th tee and a few other strategic locations, and this is what Augusta National looks like…

Pittsburgh Steelers rally past the Dallas Cowboys to stay 8-0

Dallas Cowboys go down 24-19 to the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger limped around the backfield directing his receivers this way and that, occasionally reaching for a left knee injured during the second-quarter drive while completing every pass and leading the Steelers to their first points.…

Chicago Bears Javon Wims suspended after punching a Saints player Sunday night

The NFL suspended Chicago Bears receiver Javon Wims two games Monday

CHICAGO (AP) — The NFL suspended Chicago Bears receiver Javon Wims two games Monday for punching New Orleans Saints safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson. Wims was ejected in the third quarter Sunday, after Allen Robinson caught a 5-yard pass from Nick Foles.…

Astros George Springer is among 6 players given a qualifying offer

Astros outfielder Springer given qualifiyng offer

NEW YORK (AP) — Houston outfielder George Springer, New York Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu and Philadelphia catcher J.T. Realmuto were among just six free agents who received $18.9 million qualifying offers on Sunday from their former teams. Three right-handed…

Former Astros manager AJ Hinch has a new team the Detroit Tigers

The Tigers hire AJ Hinch as their new manager

DETROIT (AP) — As he waited out his suspension this year, AJ Hinch knew he wanted to return to baseball. The question was whether anyone in the sport would be ready to welcome him. His answer came pretty quickly. “About…

Cardinals head coach and quarterback return to Texas

Arizona Cardinals, Kliff Kingsbury and QB Kyler Murray returns to Texas

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury is headed back to his home state of Texas on Monday for a pretty big football game. He’s unsure if his southern drawl will make a return appearance as well. “It’s…

Dodgers head to the World Series for the third time in four years

Dodgers will meet the Rays in Arlington for the World Series

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated as Cody Bellinger’s drive soared deep into the Texas night. Bellinger flung his bat off to the side and strutted up the first-base line. All the way to the World Series.…

AP Top 25 matchups

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Can 2 vs. 3 be Game of the Century?

If a No. 2 vs. No. 3 matchup can be a Game of the Century, this might be it. No. 2 Alabama hosts No. 3 Georgia on Saturday after the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs held their spots behind No. 1…

Bills and Titans to play if COVID testing permits

Undefeated Bills, Titans set to face off if testing allows

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The NFL’s ranks of undefeated teams should thin by one Tuesday night when the Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans finally meet in a rescheduled game. If testing and COVID-19 allows. The Bills (4-0) have only had…

Atlanta Falcons name interim replacement for Quinn

Falcons name Raheem Morris interim replacement for Quinn

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons named defensive coordinator Raheem Morris interim head coach on Monday after firing Dan Quinn. Morris is in his sixth season with the Falcons and his first season as defensive coordinator. The Falcons fired Quinn…

MLB Hall of Fame Joe Morgan dies at age 77

Joe Morgan, Hall of Fame second baseman has passed away

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Morgan, the Hall of Fame second baseman who became the sparkplug of the Big Red Machine and the prototype for baseball’s artificial turf era, has died. He was 77. He died at his home Sunday in…

The Los Angeles Lakers are the 2020 NBA Champions

The Lakers storm pass the Heat to claim their 17th NBA title in franchise histroy

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The ultimate anguish. The ultimate joy. This season, for LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, had it all. And it ended in the only fashion that they deemed would be acceptable, with them…

Cowboys win despite losing QB Dak Prescott to Ankle injury

Prescott left the game in the third quarter

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott sustained a gruesome ankle injury not long after his first career touchdown catch before backup Andy Dalton led a drive to a field goal on the final play, and the Dallas Cowboys beat the…

Astros rally past Oakland A's in game one of the ALDS

Correa and Springer rally the Astors past the A's

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A home run derby broke out during a hot, dry day at Dodger Stadium, and suddenly the Houston Astros have their swing and swagger back. Carlos Correa homered twice and drove in four, Jose Altuve hit…

Dodgers and Padres get ready for game one in Arlington

Dodgers and Padres to meet in game one of the NLDS

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Right-hander Mike Clevinger is on the 28-player roster for the San Diego Padres for the NL Division Series and starting Game 1 against the Los Angeles Dodgers after missing the first round of the playoffs. While…

The Tennessee Titans hope to return to their headquarters by Wednesday

After the Titans coronavirus outbreak, the team believes they are ready for a return

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Coach Mike Vrabel says the Tennessee Titans stand by how they’ve followed the NFL’s protocols for the coronavirus pandemic and hope the league will allow the team back inside the building Wednesday. The NFL’s first team…

Texans fire head coach and general manager Bill O'Brien

The Houston Texans are now 0-4 on the season

HOUSTON, Texas --- October 5th, the Houston Texans fire Bill O'Brien from his head coach and general manager position according to ESPN's Dan Graziano and Adam Schefter. The Texans fell short against the Minnisota Vikings on Sunday, Oct. 4th by…