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As NFL trade deadline looms, Dolphins say Tua is ‘our QB’

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The story line has not changed over the last couple of months, nor did Miami coach Brian Flores' answer on Friday from when he was first asked about the future of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa months ago. "Tua's our quarterback," Flores said. That's not in dispute ...

No. 12 Memphis poised to chase title with No. 1 class, vets

Coach Penny Hardaway believes he has just the right mix for Memphis to chase the Tigers' first national men's basketball championship. "What I've learned this time is to mix the veterans with the young guys," Hardaway said. "You have the No. 1 recruiting class, but you have some really good ...

Pens’ star Crosby: still no timetable for return from injury

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby still isn't sure when he will be cleared to return after he had left wrist surgery last month. Crosby skated with his teammates for more than an hour Friday in the latest step in his recovery from surgery in early ...

Alabama: App may help cut long stadium food, drink lines

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Plagued by a shortage of stadium workers and complaints about long concession lines at home football games during the pandemic, the University of Alabama has contracted with an online app. The school is also making other changes in hopes of speeding up service during ...

Analysis: Several NFL teams entering danger zone very early

While it's too early to write off any NFL team's season — oh wait, we forgot about Detroit, Houston, Miami, Jacksonville and the rotten Big Apple — there is plenty of angst spread across the lower ends of the standings. As we dismiss those clubs mentioned above, we also present a look at ...

Backup plan: Browns can trust Keenum with Mayfield injured

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield's season is on pause for the moment — and may be for a while. That doesn't mean the Browns have to slow down as well. Mayfield missed Thursday night's game with a shoulder injury that worsened last week when he fractured a bone during a fall after being ...

No. 1 Gonzaga fully reloaded after run to championship game

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — At one point during Gonzaga's yearlong run at No. 1 last season, coach Mark Few felt so comfortable with the leadership he had on the floor, he could have left a rack of basketballs on the court, walked away and the Bulldogs could have run practice themselves. This ...

Analysis: Choosing a perfect NBA Top 75 team was impossible

The results are in and what happens now was inevitable. The top 76 players in NBA history have been announced , with the full 75th anniversary team having been revealed by the league. Now the debate begins to decide who must have been No. 77. Vince Carter, Chris Bosh, Dwight Howard, Bernard ...

Hamilton-Verstappen Formula 1 duel hits the track in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The red-hot rivalry between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton returned to the race track with a flip of the finger and an insult. It was only practice but the exchange Friday between the Formula One title contenders made for a spirited opening day of the U.S. Grand Prix ...

AP sources: Southern Miss accepts invite to join Sun Belt

Southern Mississippi accepted an invitation to join the Sun Belt Conference on Friday, dealing another blow to Conference USA, which already had six members announce their departures this week. Two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that Southern Miss had agreed to ...