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Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) is hit by Philadelphia Eagles' Brandon Graham (55) and Derek Barnett (96) in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. on Thursday. AP Photo/Bob Leverone
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carson Wentz said he saw some things from the Carolina Panthers he hadn’t seen on film leading to three first-half sacks and plenty of pressure. It didn’t bother the Philadelphia Eagles’ second-year quarterback. Wentz came up big in a huge game, throwing for 222 yards...
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court cleared the way Thursday for the NFL to impose a six-game suspension on Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott over domestic violence allegations, siding with the league in the latest high-profile fight over its ability to punish players for off-field...
CLEVELAND (AP) — These young Yankees were unshaken, resilient and as tough as the city they represent. The baby Bronx Bombers have grown up fast. Didi Gregorius, following in the October footprints left by Derek Jeter, homered twice off Corey Kluber as New York beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2...
Washington Nationals’ Michael Taylor (3) hits a grand slam against the Chicago Cubs during the eighth inning of Game 4 of the National League Division Series, Wednesday in Chicago.  AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
CHICAGO (AP) — Stephen Strasburg gave Washington everything he had, and it was more than enough. So much for all those questions about heart and character. Strasburg shook off an illness and pitched seven dominant innings, Michael A. Taylor hit a late grand slam and the Nationals beat the...
Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, front, makes a pad save of a redirected shot off the stick of Boston Bruins center Frank Vatrano in the second period of Wednesday's game in Denver. AP Photo/David Zalubowski
DENVER (AP) — Alexander Kerfoot scored his first NHL goal with some part of his lower leg. Doesn’t really matter which part — a first goal is a first goal and it’s a “great feeling,” he said. Kerfoot’s goal and two more by Sven Andrighetto, the second an empty-netter with 1:34 remaining,...
COUVA, Trinidad (AP) — Standing in the stadium tunnel near the U.S. locker room after the Collapse in Couva, captain Michael Bradley was asked over and over what went wrong. How had the United States, a regional power that had made seven straight World Cup appearances, failed to qualify for next...
(AP) — Kyrie Irving had 16 points and 10 assists, Al Horford added 15 points and eight rebounds and Boston wrapped up an unbeaten preseason. Rookie Malik Monk scored 21 points to lead the Hornets, shooting 4 for 9 from 3-point range. Dwight Howard had 12 points and six rebounds in his first home...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady told New England fans not to worry about his left shoulder injury. Brady did not participate in practice on Wednesday, according to the team’s injury report, although he was spotted on the field during the portion that was open to reporters...
Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving, left, has a laugh on the bench with Al Horford during the second half of Boston's 113-96 win over the Philadelphia 76ers in a preseason game in Boston on Monday. AP Photo/Winslow Townson
BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving turned the NBA world upside down multiple times this summer. It happened the first time after news leaked out that he had asked the Cleveland Cavaliers front office to trade him from the team he helped lead to a championship in 2016. Then Irving was in the spotlight...
COUVA, Trinidad (AP) — Twenty-eight years after the United States ended a four-decade World Cup absence with a stunning victory at Trinidad, the Americans’ chances for the 2018 tournament in Russia ended on this island nation off the coast of Venezuela in even more astonishing fashion. Needing...

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