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Steelers’ Conner scores 2 TDs, Hodges wins first start

By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Pittsburgh's Devlin Hodges walked into the stadium properly attired for his first NFL start. He was wearing a T-shirt with a duck on it that read "I'm The Boss," befitting his nickname and quiet confidence. The rookie quarterback directed ...

LEADING OFF: Paxton vs Verlander in ALCS, day off for NLCS

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: Justin Verlander starts for Houston in Game 2 of the AL Championship Series, trying to even the best-of-seven matchup with the Yankees. New York won the opener 7-0 at Minute Maid Park behind Gleyber Torres' ...

Burrow brings No. 5 Tigers back to beat No. 7 Florida 42-28

By The Associated Press undefined BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Joe Burrow passed for 293 yards and three touchdowns, and fifth-ranked LSU scored three straight touchdowns after falling behind early in the second half to beat No. 7 Florida 42-28 Saturday night. Facing a Florida defense that came ...

Boxer Patrick Day transported to hospital after vicious KO

CHICAGO (AP) — Boxer Patrick Day was taken to a hospital after getting viciously knocked out in the 10th round by Charles Conwell on Saturday night. Fighting at super welterweight on the undercard of Oleksandr Usyk's heavyweight debut against Chazz Witherspoon, Conwell landed a right hand ...

Torres, Tanaka lead Yankees over Astros 7-0 in ALCS opener

By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — The youngest Baby Bomber is all grown up. Any surprise Gleyber Torres is doing so well in October? "I mean, not really," he said. The 22-year-old Torres kept up his postseason surge with a homer and five RBIs, Masahiro Tanaka polished his ...

No. 9 Irish ride Jones’ 176 yards to 30-27 victory over USC

By JOHN FINERAN Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — No. 9 Notre Dame survived upset-minded Southern California by staying grounded in chilly Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday night. Tony Jones Jr. rushed for a career-high 176 yards, Ian Book scored on an 8-yard run with 3:33 left and ...

Sánchez shines as Nationals beat Cards 2-0 in NLCS opener

By Jay Cohen AP Sports Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) — It turns out Washington’s Big Three is a Big Four. Don’t forget about Aníbal Sánchez. The right-hander carried a no-hit bid into the eighth inning, Howie Kendrick had two more big swings and the Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals ...

Delle Donne leads Mystics to first WNBA championship

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Mystics have won their first WNBA championship, getting 22 points from Emma Meesseman and 21 from banged-up league MVP Elena Delle Donne to beat the Connecticut Sun 89-78 in Game 5 of the Finals on Thursday night. It was a fitting conclusion to an ...

Cole, Astros beat Rays 6-1 in ALDS Game 5

By Kristie Rieken AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole pitched another playoff masterpiece and the Houston Astros jumped to a quick lead, turning back the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Thursday night in Game 5 to set up a titanic showdown with the New York Yankees in the AL Championship ...

LEADING OFF: Nats-Dodgers and Cards-Braves set for Game 5

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: NOW OR NEVER A pair of winner-take-all Game 5s will decide the two NL Division Series. First, the Atlanta Braves host the St. Louis Cardinals at 5:02 p.m. EDT. Then, it's the Washington Nationals at ...