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  • NFL: Week 7 Stats and Stars Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree, center, celebrates with tight end Lee Smith (86), offensive guard Kelechi Osemele (70) and quarterback Derek Carr, right, after catching a touchdown pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SCOREBOARD Monday, Oct. 23 Washington at Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m. EDT. Carson Wentz and the Eagles (5-1) lead the NFC East, are first in the conference and enter having won four straight games, including an impressive 28-23 victory at Carolina. Meanwhile, Kirk Cousins and the Redskins (3-2) look for some revenge after losing to the Eagles at home ...
  • NFL Week 7 kickoff times, TV info, game breakdowns NE v HOUBuccaneers (2-3) at Bills (3-2) TV: Sunday, 1, Fox (Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston, Laura Okmin) The matchup: Bucs QB Jameis Winston injured his right (throwing) shoulder in the second quarter of last weekend’s loss to Arizona and left the game. But coach Dirk Koetter confirmed on Friday that Winston will start against the Bills. Journeyman QB Ryan Fitzpatrick replaced ...
  • CFB Week 8 Preview: Next 3 games to show Penn St. playoff mettle USC Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold (14) sets up to pass the football in the second half against the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl.(Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Sports)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —   Of the teams contending for the four spots in the College Football Playoff, none face a more treacherous stretch than Penn State over the next three weeks. Elbowed out of last year’s playoff despite winning the Big Ten, the Nittany Lions are well positioned right now as the No. 2 team ...
  • College Football Picks: Playoff-elimination possibilities Syracuse kicker Cole Murphy (48) reacts to his go-ahead field goal during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Clemson, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Syracuse, N.Y. Syracuse upset No. 2 Clemson 27-24. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)(Photo: The Associated Press)(Phatzradio Sports / AP)   —    A team that has lost two games has yet to make the College Football Playoff. The playoff has only been in existence since 2014, and it’s bound to happen at some point, but for now it seems like a difficult bar to clear. So it seems fair to say that No. ...
  • NBA Preview: Cavs, Warriors gear up to begin championship quests again FILE - This Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016 file photo shows Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, left, and Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry battling for a loose ball in the second half of an NBA basketball game, in Cleveland. The Warriors and Cavaliers are being penciled in to meet in the NBA Finals once again. They're going to drive most of the conversation this season, a fact that is not lost on the league or its TV partners. When the season tips off Tuesday, Cleveland will take the center stage first, followed by the Warriors. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)(Photo: The Associated Press)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Minutes after LeBron James lost the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors four months ago, he vowed to return to the gym right away with plans to get back to the big stage. To win another ring. Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant heard it yet already knew it — and everybody ...
  • For real now: Eagles, Panthers, Rams, Texans, Saints, Jets New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley, right, runs away from New England Patriots' Malcolm Butler (21) for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)SCOREBOARD Monday, Oct. 16 Indianapolis at Tennessee, 8:30 p.m. EDT. The Colts (2-3) have won 11 straight in the series and 16 of the past 17. Colts coach Chuck Pagano is 10-0 against the Titans (2-3). Colts RB Frank Gore ranks seventh in NFL history with 13,304 yards rushing and has four TDs rushing in his past ...
  • CFB – AP Top 25 Heat Check: Georgia gives SEC the power its lacked FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2017, file photo, Notre Dame running back Josh Adams runs down the sideline the team's NCAA college football game against Temple in South Bend, Ind. The first regular-season AP Top 25 was released Tuesday and while the top was mostly unchanged–save a big drop by No. 10 Florida State–there was some shuffling at the bottom. Among the two newly ranked teams is the bluest of blue bloods: Welcome, No. 24 Notre Dame. Coming off a 4-8 season, the Fighting Irish were third among the others receiving votes in the preseason poll. So it was not too surprising that a 49-16 victory against Temple would lure in some voters. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —-    Marshall’s Kaare Vedvik knew he hit a good punt out of his own end zone. Once the ball landed, it kept going and going, farther than any other punt in a Football Bowl Subdivision game in 45 years. His 92-yard punt against Old Dominion on Saturday was, according to Marshall research, ...
  • AP Top 25 Takeaways: 4 top-10 teams fall in wild weekend Ohio St. v NEB CFB 101417STARS —J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, accounted for seven TDs and 373 yards to help the ninth-ranked Buckeyes roll to a 56-14 victory over Nebraska. —Khalil Tate, Arizona, ran for 230 yards and two touchdowns to lead Arizona over UCLA 47-30, a week after breaking the FBS record for a quarterback with 327 yards. —Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State, passed ...
  • NFL Week 6 kickoff times, TV channel info, game breakdowns Philadelphia Eagles' Nelson Agholor (13) celebrates his touchdown catch against the Carolina Panthers with quarterback Carson Wentz (11) in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)Bears (1-4) at Ravens (3-2) TV: Sunday, 1, Fox (Sam Rosen, Ronde Barber, Kristina Pink) The matchup: The Mitchell Trubisky era got underway vs. the Vikings, and the No. 2 overall pick goes from facing one talented and dangerous defense to another — coordinator Dean Pees’ Baltimore Ravens have 12 takeaways. The Bears were near the bottom ...
  • Week 7 Preview: Red River Rivalry and Penny’s Heisman push USC Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold (14) sets up to pass the football in the second half against the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl.(Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Sports)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —-   This weekend in college football could go a few ways. With no games pitting ranked teams, it is possible this could be a ho-hum couple of days. Or maybe it could be littered with upsets that reshape the College Football Playoff race. Plus, some games have intrigue no matter the records or ...
  • NFL Today, Week 5 NE v Bucs 100517 TNFSCOREBOARD Monday, Sept. 9 Minnesota at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. EDT. Mitchell Trubisky, the No. 2 overall draft pick this year, is set to make his NFL regular-season debut when he replaces the benched Mike Glennon for the Bears (1-3). The Vikings (2-2) will be without rookie running back Dalvin Cook, who was lost for the season last ...
  • AP Top 25 Heat Check: Why is Michigan State behind Michigan? Memphis quarterback Riley Ferguson throws during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Connecticut, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in East Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —-   Arizona’s Khalil Tate turned in the top rushing performance of the season in the Football Bowl Subdivision, piling up 327 yards on just 14 carries against Colorado. In all, nine of the top 27 rushing games came this past weekend. Tate, who entered the Wildcats’ 45-42 win on their first possession ...
  • NFL Week 5 kickoff times, TV channel info, game breakdowns -CXX-WATSON-03-94263091Jets (2-2) at Browns (0-4) TV: Sunday, 1, Fox (Sam Rosen, Ronde Barber, Kristina Pink) The matchup: Most experts thought the Jets would struggle to win two games all season, but they’ve won two in a row because of their defense and efficient performances by veteran QB Josh McCown. The Browns, the NFL’s worst team last season, haven’t shown ...
  • CFB – Week 6 Preview: No. 8 TCU looks to remain unbeaten TCU players celebrate with their fans in the end zone of Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. TCU defeated Oklahoma State 44-31.(AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)(Photo: The Associated Press)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —   This week’s college football action features Washington State quarterback Luke Falk trying to solidify his status as a Heisman Trophy contender, TCU attempting to remain unbeaten and Miami seeking to end Florida State’s recent Sunshine State dominance. Here are five things to know about Week 6: BEST GAME West Virginia at No. 8 ...
  • MLB Playoffs: Sale vs Verlander; Judge, Yanks’ power vs Bauer MLB Playoffs Wild Card Preview 2017(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —   A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ MARQUEE MATCHUP Red Sox lefty Chris Sale makes his first postseason appearance when he starts against Astros righty Justin Verlander in Game 1 of the AL Division Series at Minute Maid Park. Sale led the majors with 308 strikeouts while going 17-8 with ...
  • BCS Bowl projections: No movement among the College Football Playoff teams this week Ala v FSU 2(PhatzRadio Sports / AP / USa Today Sports)   —-   There was plenty of drama last weekend, however nothing changed at the top of the latest USA TODAY Sports bowl projections. Washington had already moved into the field ahead of Southern California the prior week. The Trojans falling to Washington State didn’t knock them out of a New ...
  • NL Wildcard Playoffs: Rockies vs Diamondbacks in NL wild-card game Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo, third from left, talks with his players during practice at Chase Field as the team gets ready for a National League wild-card playoff baseball game Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks face the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)(Photo: The Associated Press)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —-    A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ DUEL IN THE DESERT Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies face Arizona Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke in the NL wild-card game at 8:08 p.m. EDT. It’s a matchup of teams that know each other well. The division rivals share a spring training facility ...
  • NFL: Week 4 – Stats and News SCOREBOARD

Monday, Oct. 2

Washington at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. EDT. The Chiefs are 8-1 against Washington. The Redskins' only win over the Chiefs was Sept. 18, 1983. The Redskins and Cardinals are the only two teams never to win at Arrowhead Stadium. Washington (2-1) has not started 3-1 or better since 2011. Kansas City (3-0) averages a league-leading 162 yards rushing, and its 397.3 yards total offense is third best in the league. Kareem Hunt leads the league with 401 yards rushing. Hunt has six TDs through his first three games, the most by a rookie since 1981. After Atlanta's loss, the Chiefs are the last remaining unbeaten team in the NFL.

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STARS

Passing

— Cam Newton, Panthers, finished 22 for 29 for 316 yards and three touchdown passes and an interception, and added a rushing TD in Carolina's 33-30 victory over New England. Newton is the only quarterback in NFL history with 50 rushing touchdowns.

— Deshaun Watson, Texans, was 25 for 34 for 283 yards with four touchdown passes and an interception in Houston's 57-14 win over Tennessee.

— Andy Dalton, Bengals, finished 25 for 30 for 286 yards and four touchdown passes in Cincinnati's 31-7 win over Cleveland.

— Jameis Winston, Buccaneers, was 22 for 38 for 332 yards and three touchdowns in Tampa Bay's 25-23 win over the New York Giants.

— Philip Rivers, Chargers, was 22 for 38 for 347 yards and two touchdowns in LA's 26-24 loss to Philadelphia.

— Dak Prescott, Cowboys, was 20 for 36 yards for 252 yards and three touchdowns and an interception in Dallas' 35-30 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

— Tom Brady, Patriots, was 32 for 45 for 307 yards and two touchdowns in New England's 33-30 loss to Carolina.

— Drew Brees, Saints, was 29 for 41 for 268 yards and two touchdowns in New Orleans' 20-0 win over Miami at Wembley Stadium.

— Eli Manning, Giants, was 30 for 49 for 288 yards and two touchdowns in New York's 25-23 loss to Tampa Bay.

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Rushing

— Le'Veon Bell, Steelers, had 35 carries for 144 yards and two touchdowns in Pittsburgh's 26-9 win over Baltimore.

— Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire, Jets. Powell had 21 carries for 168 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown, and McGuire had 10 carries for 93 yards, including a 69-yard touchdown, in New York's 23-20 overtime victory over Jacksonville. It marked the first time in franchise history that the Jets had two touchdown runs of 60 or more yards in the same game.

— Todd Gurley, Rams, had 23 carries for 121 yards and added seven receptions for 94 yards and a touchdown in LA's 35-30 win over Dallas.

— LeGarrette Blount, Eagles, had 16 carries for 136 yards in Philadelphia's 26-24 win over the LA Chargers.

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Receiving

— Keenan Allen and Tyrell Williams, Chargers. Allen had five catches for 138 yards and Williams added five receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown in LA's 26-24 loss to Philadelphia.

— DeAndre Hopkins, Texans, had 10 receptions for 107 yards and a touchdown in Houston's 57-14 win over Tennessee.

— Charles Clay, Bills, had five receptions for 112 yards in Buffalo's 23-17 win over Atlanta.

— Jaron Brown, Cardinals, had eight catches for 105 yards in Arizona's 18-15 overtime win over San Francisco.

— Kelvin Benjamin, Panthers, had four receptions for 104 yards in Carolina's 33-30 win over New England.

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Special Teams

— Greg Zuerlein, Rams, set a career high with seven field goals and added two extra points in Los Angeles' 35-30 win over Dallas

— Robbie Gould, 49ers, was 5 for 5 on field goals in San Francisco's 18-15 loss to Arizona.

— Jake Elliott, Eagles, was 4 for 4 on field goals and added two extra points in Philadelphia's 26-24 win over San Diego.

— Phil Dawson, Cardinals, was 4 for 4 on field goals in Arizona's 18-15 overtime win over San Francisco.

— Ka'imi Fairbairn, Texans, was 3 for 3 on field goals and 6 of 7 on extra points in Houston's 57-14 win over Tennessee.

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Defense

— Myles Jack and Yannick Ngakoue, Jaguars. Jack returned a fumble 81 yards for a touchdown and Ngakoue had two sacks and a forced fumble in Jacksonville's 23-20 overtime loss to the New York Jets.

— Tre'Davious White, Bills, returned a fumble 52 yards for a touchdown in Buffalo's 23-17 win over Atlanta.

— Dylan Cole, Texans, returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown in Houston's 57-14 win over Tennessee.

— Anthony Zettel, Lions, had two sacks, four QB hits and a fumble recovery in Detroit's 14-7 win over Minnesota.

— Cam Heyward, Steelers, had two sacks, a forced fumble and fumble recovery in Pittsburgh's 26-9 win over Baltimore.

— Khalil Mack, Raiders, had two sacks in Oakland's 16-10 loss to Denver.

— Elvis Dumervil, 49ers, had two sacks in San Francisco's 18-15 loss to Arizona.

— Julius Peppers, Panthers, had two sacks in Carolina's 33-30 win over New England.

— Danielle Hunter, Vikings, had two sacks in Minnesota's 14-7 loss to Detroit.

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STREAKS & STATS

Cincinnati's Andy Dalton finished 25 of 30 for 286 yards and four touchdown passes. The performance continued a stunning turnaround for Dalton, who didn't throw a TD pass and had four interceptions in his first two games. In the past two weeks, he has six TDs and no picks. ... Cincinnati has won its past four games in Cleveland by a combined 121-20. Cleveland fell to 1-19 in two seasons under coach Hue Jackson. Since winning in Cincinnati on Nov. 6, 2014, to improve to 6-3, the Browns are 4-38. ... Miami finished with 186 total yards — its fewest since its previous shutout, a 19-0 loss at Buffalo on Dec. 22, 2013. ... The Lions beat the Vikings 14-7 and have won nine of the past 14 meetings with their NFC North rivals. ... The Steelers dominated the Ravens 26-9 to earn their first win in Baltimore since 2012. The Steelers' 26 points are the most they've scored in Baltimore with Ben Roethlisberger calling signals. With the win, Roethlisberger is 3-7 in Baltimore. ... San Francisco's skid against Arizona reached five with an 18-15 loss in overtime. ... The Chargers, who are 0-4 after a 26-24 loss to Philadelphia, have lost nine consecutive games going back to last season in San Diego.

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MILESTONES

Houston's Deshaun Watson became the first rookie to throw four touchdowns and run for another one since Fran Tarkenton in 1961 and tied an NFL record for most TDs by a rookie quarterback in Houston's 57-14 victory. The 57 points were the most in franchise history. The Texans are the first NFL team to score 50 points since the Jaguars scored 51 in December 2015 and they scored the most points in the NFL since Seattle scored 58 on Dec. 9, 2012, against Arizona. ... The Saints blanked the Dolphins 20-0 at London's Wembley Stadium. It was the first time the Saints didn't allow a point since Dec. 16, 2012, a 41-0 win against Tampa Bay. ... The Bills (3-1) are in first place in the AFC East. This is the latest the Bills have been alone in first place in their division since Week 7 in 2008, when they were 5-1. The Bills set a team record for most consecutive quarters without a turnover (15). The previous team record was 12, set in 2015. ... Carolina's Jonathan Stewart rushed 14 times for 68 yards to pass DeAngelo Williams and become the franchise's career leading rusher. ... New Orleans, which has not turned the ball over this season, is only the third team in the modern era (since 1933) without a turnover in each of its first four games of a season (1995 St. Louis, 2013 Tennessee).

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SIDELINED

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was lost to what could be a torn knee ligament, which would end his rookie season. He had 13 carries for 66 yards and a touchdown before his knee buckled on a third-quarter run and he went down and fumbled. Cook was scheduled for an MRI to determine the extent of the damage, but he was on crutches afterward with a bulky brace on the knee. ... Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota injured his hamstring and didn't play after halftime of the Tennessee's 57-14 loss in Houston. He will have an MRI on Monday. ... The Raiders didn't have Derek Carr to try to lead them back in Denver after he was shaken up on sack in the third quarter of their 16-10 loss. He was sacked by Shelby Harris and was hit by Adam Gotsis as he twisted awkwardly. Coach Jack Del Rio said Carr suffered from back spasms. ... The Falcons lost Julio Jones in the second quarter with a hip flexor injury. Mohamed Sanu was then ruled out with a hamstring injury in the third quarter. ... The Bills lost safety Colt Anderson to an arm injury in the first quarter, along with linebacker Ramon Humber (thumb), receiver Jordan Matthews (thumb), and cornerback E.J. Gaines (groin).

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SPEAKING

"I felt this was a breakthrough game for us, a statement game. We had some careless turnovers, including (my) interception. But for us to come into a hostile environment, to battle, face some adversity early on, and still hold on at the end — it was a great team win for us." — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton after his team's 33-30 road win over New England.

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"I do not know if there is another team in the league that (practices) situational football as much as we do. It could be a situation from Mars, and chances are Coach McDermott and our team have drilled it. It was definitely just a time to just say, 'Hey, guys, we've done this before. This isn't our first rodeo. We've drilled this a hundred times in practice to see what formation they came out in.' Then, we had to adjust from there." — Bills defensive end Eddie Yarbrough on being prepared for a late fourth-and-1 in the final minute against Atlanta.

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  • MLB postseason: Schedule, start times, pitching matchups, TV info red sox-2017-09-27-Xander-Bogaerts(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —-   All those home runs by Aaron Judge, all those wins by the Los Angeles Dodgers, nicely done. Except none of that matters now — a sinker that bounces to the backstop, a liner that hooks barely foul, the whole script flips. October has a way of doing that. The Major League Baseball ...
  • AP Top 25 Takeaways: Rock bottom for Jones; Year of the RB Vols v NC StateSTARS —Bryce Love, Stanford, rushed for a school-record 301 yards and three TDs to help the Cardinal beat Arizona State 34-24. —Lamar Jackson, Louisville, accounted for 349 yards and four TDs in just over a half in the Cardinals’ 55-10 victory over Murray State. —DaeSean Hamilton, Penn State, caught nine passes for 122 yards and three TDs while ...
  • NFL Week 4 kickoff times, TV info, game breakdowns Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray (29) gets past Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) as Murray scores a touchdown on a 75-yard run in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/James Kenney)(Photo: The Associated Press)Saints (1-2) vs. Dolphins (1-1) TV: Sunday, 9:30 a.m., Wembley Stadium, London, England (Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis, Pam Oliver) The matchup: New Orleans turned the tables on the previously unbeaten Carolina Panthers 34-13, then caught a team charter to play the Dolphins in England. The Saints much-maligned defense badly exposed Panthers QB Cam Newton (four sacks, three interceptions. ...
  • CFB – Week 5 Preview: ACC championship rematch, AAC showdown FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, file photo, Michigan linebacker Devin Bush (10) celebrates a Florida turnover during an NCAA college football game, in Arlington, Texas. The sophomore is quickly becoming the leader of Michigan’s top-rated defense. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —    This week’s college football action features defending national champion Clemson continuing its demanding early-season schedule by facing another ranked team on the road. Outside the Power Five, a game pushed back a month due to Hurricane Irma features two unbeaten teams that already own victories over major-conference programs this season. Here are ...
  • NFL hot seat rankings: Things only look worse for Marvin Lewis’ winless Cincinnati Bengals -NFL-Cincinnati-Bengals-at-Green-Bay-Packers(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —-    “You’re fired” has been linked with the NFL this week in a manner few could have ever imagined. But President Trump’s rhetoric aside, it is a harsh league reality that failing to produce in the win column will relegate coaches to the unemployment line in no time flat. Here’s the latest ...
  • Overreaction: NFL players and owners are finally unified NE v HOU(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —-   NFL players and owners are finally unified. President Donald Trump’s criticism of players who kneel during the national anthem did more to bring players and owners together than any marriage counselor could ever accomplish. More than 200 players sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance during Sunday’s games and many team ...
  • NFL Sunday’s Best: Week 3 NFL--NFC-Championship-Green-Bay-Packers-at-Atl.1SCOREBOARD Monday, Sept. 25 Dallas at Arizona, 8:30 p.m. EDT. The Cardinals (1-1) have won four straight against the Cowboys. Dallas’ most recent win against Arizona came Nov. 12, 2006. The Cardinals are at home after four straight on the road, two in the preseason, two in the regular season. The Cowboys (1-1) last played in Arizona ...
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