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Top three teams in final AP Pro 32 poll

Chiefs, Packers, Bills are top three in final AP Pro 32 poll

NEW YORK (AP) — The playoff field is set and the race to the Super Bowl begins. Thirteen other teams are trying to replace the Kansas City Chiefs as champions of the NFL. However, none was able to knock off…

Baylor basketball game canceled

Mulkey positive for COVID-19, UConn-Baylor women's game off

(AP) No. 6 Baylor canceled its much-anticipated home game Thursday night against No. 3 UConn after Lady Bears coach Kim Mulkey tested positive for COVID-19. Baylor said it began restricting team activities after Mulkey tested positive on Monday, the same…

Titans beat Texans 41-38 on late field goal

Tennessee Titans head to their first AFC South title since 2008

HOUSTON (AP) — Derrick Henry ran into the NFL record books with the best game of his career on Sunday. But it was a lucky bounce that gave the Tennessee Titans a win over Houston Texans and their first AFC…

Cowboys lose to the Giants, Giants lose division hours later

The New York Giants won, and then they waited.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants won, and then they waited — hoping for a key win from a bitter rival. “We’ll be pulling for Philly, no doubt,” quarterback Daniel Jones said. They won’t be singing “Fly,…

Warriors beat Blazers, Curry has career-high 62

Curry has career-high 62 points

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry twirled an arm in the air to acknowledge a small cheering section of family members in a near-empty arena, then gleefully disappeared down a tunnel to celebrate his best scoring night yet. Curry let…

The Alabama star receiver is the favorite to win the Heisman

Alabama’s Smith could set new standard for Heisman receivers

(AP) DeVonta Smith would be a Heisman Trophy winner unlike any other. The Alabama star receiver is considered the favorite to win the award Tuesday night over three quarterbacks: Crimson Tide teammate Mac Jones, Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and Florida’s Kyle…

Super Bowl chase is set

There are some powerhouses and some pretenders — and a team with a losing record

(AP) From the rested in Kansas City and Pittsburgh to the relieved in Cleveland, Chicago and Los Angeles, the field for the Super Bowl chase is set. There are some powerhouses and some pretenders — and a team with a…

Indiana to showcase March Madness

Men’s March Madness will be played entirely in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA is giving Indiana an exclusive ticket to showcase March Madness and the basketball-crazed state can’t wait to take center stage this spring. The NCAA announced Monday that its showcase event — the Division I men’s…

Texas rises to No. 4 in AP Top 25

Gonzaga-Baylor remain 1-2 in AP Top 25

(AP) While Gonzaga and Baylor remain firmly atop The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll, Shaka Smart and fourth-ranked Texas are making a push into the rankings’ top tier, too. The top-ranked Zags and second-ranked Bears remained 1-2 in Monday’s latest…

A Lim Kim wins at her first appearance at the U.S. Women’s Open

Kim became the seventh player to rally from five shots behind in the final round of the U.S. Women’s Open,

HOUSTON (AP) — A Lim Kim made her first U.S. Women’s Open appearance a memorable one Monday, closing with three straight birdies to tie the record for the largest comeback and win the biggest event in women’s golf. And in…

Baylor remains on top of AP Top 25 poll

Gonzaga and Baylor headlined an unchanged top tier of The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll

(AP) Gonzaga and Baylor headlined an unchanged top tier of The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll, even as both have been sidelined by recent coronavirus issues. The top five teams remained in place in Monday’s latest Top 25, with Mark…

San Antonio to host the NCAA tournament next March

The NCAA announced Monday that San Antonio is the likely host site for the 64-team tournament next March.

(AP) UConn coach Geno Auriemma wasn’t surprised that the NCAA women’s basketball tournament will be played in one geographical area. It just makes the most sense. The NCAA announced Monday that San Antonio is the likely host site for the…

The Cleveland Indians will change their team name after the 2021 season

The Cleveland Indians are changing their name — they just don’t know to what or when.

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians are changing their name — they just don’t know to what or when. Expressing that “it’s time,” owner Paul Dolan said that after months of internal discussions and meetings with groups, including Native Americans…

The Southeastern Conference to move their Saturday games from CBS TO ABC

The Southeastern Conference will have their Saturday games on a dfferent network

(AP) The Southeastern Conference’s signature mid-afternoon Saturday game will move from CBS to ABC starting in 2024 as part of a new 10-year contract announced Thursday with ESPN and the powerhouse football league. The deal makes ESPN the exclusive media…

Dick Allen dies at 78

Fearsome hitter and seven-time All Star Dick Allen dies

(AP) Dick Allen, a fearsome hitter who was a seven-time All-Star, the 1964 NL Rookie of the Year and the 1972 AL MVP, has died. He was 78. The Philadelphia Phillies, the team Allen started out with, announced his death…

Baylor remains in AP Top 25 in the basketball poll

Gonzaga and Baylor remained atop men's basketball poll

(AP) Gonzaga and Baylor remained atop the AP Top 25 men’s basketball poll Monday after their hotly anticipated weekend game in Indianapolis was called off about 90 minutes before tipoff because of positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing within the…

Adam Wainwright is awarded the Roberto Clemente Award

Cardinals Adam Wainwright awarded with the Robertro Clemente Award

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright has won the Roberto Clemente Award, given annually by Major League Baseball for community involvement and philanthropy. Wainwright’s Big League Impact foundation and recording artist Garth Brooks’ Teammates for…

Alabama is the unanimous number one again in the AP poll

The Crimson Tide ae ranked first in The Associated Press college football poll

(AP) Alabama is the unanimous No. 1 again in The Associated Press college football poll as the top eight teams in the rankings held steady for the fourth week in a row. The Crimson Tide got 62 first-place votes for…

MLB launching a wood-bat league

A minor league for top eligile prospects

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is creating a minor league for top eligible prospects leading to the summer draft. The wood-bat MLB Draft League is launching with five teams and could add a sixth, MLB said Monday. Teams…

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…