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Falcons defeat Giants 17-14

Smith first win, beat Giants on Eli’s day

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After three games and a lot of ugly football, Arthur Smith finally picked up his first win as an NFL coach and his first game ball, courtesy of Matt Ryan. As far as celebratory dancing…

Ravens kicker makes new NFL record

Tucker’s 66-yarder sets record, gives Ravens win at Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Justin Tucker set an NFL record with a 66-yard field goal, bouncing it through off the crossbar as time expired to lift the Baltimore Ravens to a 19-17 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. The kick…

Ryder Cup goes to the Americans

Americans win Ryder Cup in a rout, send Europe a message

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Americans won back the Ryder Cup and perhaps a whole lot more Sunday, sending a strong message to Europe with a powerful performance from their youngest team in history. Scottie Scheffler, one of six Ryder…

Dak Prescott will start at home after almost a year

Prescott set to play at home for 1st time since ankle injury

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott said he didn’t need the long-anticipated return to his home field, where the devastating ankle injury happened last year, to consider himself completely recovered. The star Dallas quarterback still might take a moment to…

Aaron Lowe of the Utes killed hours after game

Utah football player killed in house party shooting

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A University of Utah football player has died in a shooting at a house party early Sunday, Salt Lake City police said. The shooting that killed Aaron Lowe occurred just after midnight, only hours after…

NC State defeats Clemson 27-21

NC State holds on in double OT, stuns No. 9 Clemson

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Clemson’s final pass had barely hit the ground when North Carolina State’s sideline began charging toward the field to celebrate, followed closely by red-clad Wolfpack fans pouring in to join them from all directions. The Wolfpack’s…

Arkansas defeats Texas A&M 20-10

No. 16 Hogs end long skid to No. 7 Texas A&M

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — KJ Jefferson got back on the field late, bruised knee and all, bulling over a defender for a first down and then kneeling down on the final snap for No. 16 Arkansas. Jefferson threw for 202…

Texas defeats Texas Tech 70-35

Thompson throws 5 TD passes in Texas win

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Casey Thompson threw five touchdowns and ran for another as Texas continued its offensive explosion since naming him the starting quarterback with a 70-35 rout of Texas Tech on Saturday. With Thompson at the controls of…

Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor questionable for Thursday

Taylor day to day with injury for Texans; Watson won’t play

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston quarterback Tyrod Taylor is day to day with a hamstring injury as the Texans face a quick turnaround with a Thursday night game against Carolina. If Taylor can’t play, Deshaun Watson will not be an option,…

Cowboys defeat Chargers 20-17

Zuerlein makes 56-yarder on last play, Cowboys beat Chargers

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Throughout his rehab from a broken ankle last season, Dak Prescott thought about what it would feel like to be on the field again and lead the Dallas Cowboys on a game-winning drive. Prescott directed the…

Astros defeat Diamondbacks 7-6

Siri, McCormick rally AL West-leading Astros past D-backs

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Siri and Chas McCormick hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning, rallying the AL West-leading Houston Astros over the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 on Sunday. Carlos Correa also homered as the Astros held their comfortable division…

Rams defeat Colts late 27-24

Stafford leads Rams to late scores in win over Colts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford refused to let a sore right thumb derail his Sunday plans. Carson Wentz’s right ankle wasn’t nearly as forgiving. Stafford led the Rams on two late scoring drives, Matt Gay made…

Dolphins aren’t sure when they’ll see their starting quarterback play again

Miami Dolphins waiting to see severity of Tagovailoa’s rib injury

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa never saw it coming. And now, the Miami Dolphins aren’t sure when they’ll see their starting quarterback play again. Tagovailoa was carted off the sideline during the first quarter of Sunday’s game against…

Raiders defeat Steelers 26-17

Carr throws for 382 yards, Raiders top Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derek Carr threw for 382 yards and two touchdowns, including a pretty 61-yard strike to Henry Ruggs midway through the fourth quarter, as the Las Vegas Raiders toppled Pittsburgh 26-17 on Sunday. Carr completed 28 of 37…

Browns defeat Texans 31-21

Mayfield shakes off injury, leads Browns past Texans

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield came back after hurting his left shoulder to throw a touchdown pass and run for a TD, leading the Cleveland Browns to a 31-21 win Sunday over the Houston Texans, who were in it until…

Best of the best: AP ranks the top Games of the Century

The mere idea of trying to rank the greatest “games of the century” doesn’t make sense, which makes it perfect for college football. The national champion, after all, for decades was determined by educated guess, which meant there could be…

Cowboys get another blow to their starting lineup

Cowboys DE Lawrence breaks foot in practice, out 6-8 weeks

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence broke a foot in practice Wednesday and is expected to miss at least six weeks, another blow to the starting lineup since a promising opener for the Cowboys. Lawrence left the…

THE MLB All-Star game is set to take place in Seattle in two years

Seattle Mariners to host 2023 MLB All-Star Game

NEW YORK (AP) — The Seattle Mariners will host baseball’s 2023 All-Star Game at T-Mobile Park. The team announced a news conference for Thursday at Seattle’s Space Needle with baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. The purpose of the news conference is…

Astros beat Angels 3-1

McCullers solid again, Tucker homers

HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers Jr. threw six strong innings, Kyle Tucker homered and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-1 on Sunday. McCullers (12-4) permitted one run on three hits with seven strikeouts. “I was being aggressive,”…

Texans defeat Jaguars 37-21 in season opener

Taylor helps Texans down Lawrence, mistake-prone Jags

HOUSTON (AP) — With Deshaun Watson out, Tyrod Taylor’s steady play and veteran leadership helped the Houston Texans open the season with a surprising lopsided victory. Taylor threw for 291 yards and two touchdowns in the Texans’ 37-21 win Sunday…

Angels defeat Astros 4-2

Rengifo homers with 3 RBIs to lead Angels over Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — Luis Rengifo homered with three RBIs to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. David Fletcher and Shohei Ohtani hit consecutive singles to start the game before Fletcher…

Longhorns defeated by Razorbacks 40-21

Arkansas manhandles No. 15 Texas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas piled up 333 rushing yards and got touchdowns from four different players on the ground while its defense stuffed No. 15 Texas in a dominating 40-21 win Saturday night. Dominique Johnson scored from five yards…