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Boone returns on 3-year contract, Yankees demand success

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Boone will be back with the New York Yankees next year, their first manager since Miller Huggins in 1922 to return for a fifth season after failing to win a title during his first four. "A manager is only as good as the players he's got," general manager Brian Cashman ...

Analysis: At midseason, No. 1 Georgia a rock amid the upsets

There is no defensive revolution in college football this season. Just at Georgia. The dominant defense of the top-ranked Bulldogs has been one of the biggest storylines in the first half of a season that has been highlighted by upsets and unpredictability. Simply, 2021 has been all sorts of ...

Browns’ Mayfield expects to play again with shoulder injury

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield wants to tough it out. The Browns quarterback said he expects to play Thursday night against the Denver Broncos despite a painful left shoulder injury that has worsened since he hurt it a month ago while trying to make a tackle. Asked if he expects to play, ...

Washington St coach says focus remains on supporting players

Washington State acting head coach Jake Dickert said Tuesday that his immediate focus in his new role is providing support and stability for players who were left hurting and shocked after Nick Rolovich and other coaches were fired for refusing to comply with the state's vaccine mandate. He ...

Messi, Salah score 2 each in Champions League goal rush

There was a goal rush in the Champions League on Tuesday and it was hardly a surprise to see Lionel Messi and Mohamed Salah among the scorers. By converting coolly taken penalties late in their games, Messi and Salah sealed 3-2 wins for Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool, respectively, on a ...

Arizona Cardinals flying solo at top of latest AP Pro32 poll

NEW YORK (AP) — The birds in the desert are still flying high. And as the NFL's only remaining unbeaten team, the Cardinals retained the top spot in the latest AP Pro32 poll. The Cardinals received all 12 first-place votes for 384 points in balloting Tuesday by media members who regularly ...

Bellinger, Betts rally Dodgers, cut Braves’ NLCS lead to 2-1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger keeps erasing a forgettable regular season, with his latest big swing putting the Los Angeles Dodgers right back in the NL Championship Series. Bellinger hit a tying, three-run homer and Mookie Betts then lined an RBI double in the Dodgers' eighth-inning ...

Eovaldi just misses, Red Sox fall, Astros tie ALCS 2-all

BOSTON (AP) — Once again, in a key spot in October, the Boston Red Sox summoned Nathan Eovaldi from the bullpen in a tight game. And why not? Time and time again, win or lose, the do-everything right-hander had done the job for manager Alex Cora's club. On Tuesday night at Fenway Park, ...

Turnaround teams: Record 3 teams hit 5-1 after opening loss

Perhaps, never before has Week 1 of an NFL season been as big of an aberration as it was this season. A record three teams that lost the opener have won every game since, while two others that won in Week 1 have lost the next five games. There have been some remarkable turnarounds. The teams ...

Curry, Warriors stun James, Lakers 121-114 in opener

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Opening night in Hollywood went well for three quarters for Los Angeles Lakers superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis against Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. But it was a flop for their new supporting cast, including L.A. native and former league MVP ...