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Brady intercepted twice as Dolphins beat Pats 27-20

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady was intercepted twice by Xavien Howard and held without a third-down conversion Monday night, and the Miami Dolphins snapped the New England Patriots’ eight-game winning streak with a surprising 27-20 victory. The Dolphins (6-7) were 11-point underdogs ...

AFC North champion Steelers keep finding a way

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — By the middle of the second quarter, the adrenaline had faded. By the start of the fourth, the emotionally drained Pittsburgh Steelers defense appeared to be teetering on the edge of complete collapse. The group that spent the week trying ...

Hall of a moment: Tough guy Morris breaks down over election

By BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jack Morris always prided himself on being a tough guy when he pitched, a big-game winner who wouldn't break down. So guess what happened when the newly elected Hall of Famer spoke in front of George Brett, Robin Yount and a ...

Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson commits to transfer to Michigan

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer Mississippi quarterback Shea Patterson says he will transfer to Michigan, where coach Jim Harbaugh has gone through three starting QBs this season. Patterson made his commitment in a tweet on Monday after visiting the Ann Arbor, Michigan, campus ...

Jeter: Stanton didn’t want to be part of Marlins’ rebuilding

By STEVEN WINE, AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter says when his ownership group took over the Miami Marlins in October, he thought Giancarlo Stanton would be with the team in 2018. Stanton says Marlins officials threatened to keep him for the rest of his career. In the end, Miami ...

Jets QB Josh McCown out for rest of season with broken hand

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The best season of Josh McCown's career has come to an abrupt and painful end. The New York Jets quarterback who established himself as a respected leader will miss the team's final three games with a broken left hand that will require ...

Despite loss in Pittsburgh, Ravens control playoff fate

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Following an agonizing night in Pittsburgh, the Baltimore Ravens took consolation in knowing their fourth-quarter collapse won't necessarily impact their chances of reaching the playoffs. In spite of Sunday night's 39-38 loss to ...

James has 58th career triple-double; Cavs rally past 76ers

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James had his 58th career triple-double and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 105-98 on Saturday night. James had 30 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists to help the Cavaliers bounce back from a loss in Indiana on ...

Walk-on to Heisman: Oklahoma’s Mayfield wins in landslide

By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has won the Heisman Trophy, completing a climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players in the history of college football. The brash, flag-planting Sooners star became the sixth ...

Stamkos leads Lightning past Avalanche 5-2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos had a goal and two assists, and the Tampa Bay Lightning became the first NHL team with 20 wins by defeating the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Thursday night. Stamkos, who entered with one goal and two assists over his previous eight games, got his 12th goal ...