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Cavaliers’ coaching situation unclear after Lue’s firing

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — After an emotional day and restless night, Larry Drew went back to work. He organized practice, met with stunned players still reeling from Tyronn Lue's firing and put the Cleveland Cavaliers through drills as they prepared for ...

Bengals have 5 wins at midpoint despite worst defense

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — A four-interception, six-sack game usually leaves defensive coordinators thrilled. Not this one. Cincinnati let an 18-point lead slip away in the fourth quarter before rallying for a 37-34 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday. It was among the worst ...

Oklahoma coach Riley not interested in the NFL right now

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley says he's not interested in the NFL right now. The question came up at his weekly news conference Monday, the same day the Cleveland Browns fired coach Hue Jackson. The 35-year-old Riley, who led the Sooners ...

Fitzpatrick in, Winston out as Buccaneers’ starting QB

By FRED GOODALL, AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston's inability to cut down on turnovers has cost him his starting job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Without speculating on what the move means for the young quarterback's future with the team, coach Dirk Koetter said veteran ...

Design based on Steelers helmet honors synagogue dead

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A design based on the Pittsburgh Steelers' helmet logo — inserting a Star of David — appeared on the internet and was displayed at Heinz Field for the team's game a day after a deadly mass shooting at a synagogue in the city. The Steelers observed a moment of silence ...

Suso’s stunning strike gives AC Milan 3-2 win over Sampdoria

By DANIELLA MATAR and ANDREW DAMPF, Associated Press MILAN (AP) — A stunning strike from Suso saw AC Milan put a miserable week behind it to beat Sampdoria 3-2 in the Italian league on Sunday. The Spain forward struck shortly after the hour mark, racing down the right and cutting in before ...

Leverkusen eases pressure with 6-2 win at Bremen

By CIARAN FAHEY, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Bayer Leverkusen eased the pressure on coach Heiko Herrlich with a 6-2 win at Werder Bremen, denying the hosts the chance to go second in the Bundesliga on Sunday. Karim Bellarabi scored one and set up two more as Leverkusen claimed its third ...

AP Top 25: Record changes in Top 25 after 11 ranked losses

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer No. 22 Syracuse and No. 23 Virginia broke long runs of being unranked and were among a record seven teams to move into The Associated Press college football poll after a season-high 11 ranked teams lost this weekend. The top of the ranking was ...

Wentz’s 3 TD passes give Eagles win vs. Jags in London

By ZAC BOYER, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — After watching a fourth-quarter lead slip away twice this season, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz didn't want to see it happen again. Thanks to his defense, it didn't. The Eagles held onto a 24-18 victory at Wembley Stadium on ...

Cavaliers fire coach Tyronn Lue after 0-6 start

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer Tyronn Lue didn't make it through the season's first month without LeBron James. The Cleveland Cavaliers fired their coach on Sunday and named assistant Larry Drew interim head coach. The Cavaliers are off to a 0-6 start without James, who left Cleveland this ...