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Tom Brady’s latest milestone is another untouchable one

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady's latest milestone is another untouchable one. Brady became the first player to throw 600 career touchdown passes and then tacked on two more in Tampa Bay's 38-3 rout over Chicago on Sunday. Seven Super Bowl rings, 602 TD passes, 81,479 yards passing. And, he's ...

STAT WATCH: Buffalo’s 11 sacks are most in FBS since 2019

Buffalo is back on top of the Mid-American Conference sacks chart after its school-record performance against Akron. The Bulls have been the MAC's leading sack team the past two years, but had slipped a bit this season under a new coaching staff and were fifth entering their game at Akron on ...

Motivated by late father’s words, Baker chases elusive crown

HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker, then manager of the San Francisco Giants, had just left the stadium after a crushing loss to the Anaheim Angels in Game 7 of the 2002 World Series when he met up with his father. Johnnie B. Baker Sr. didn't mince words. "He goes: 'Man, after the way (you) lost ...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Welcome, back ‘Clones; Who’s next?

For the first time this regular season, there were no teams making their season debut in The Associated college football poll. Iowa State and BYU rejoined the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, but the number of teams that have been ranked for at least one week this season remains at ...

Week 8 Preview: Chip vs. Oregon; Pickett’s Heisman chance

The last three weeks have featured a team ranked in the top three of the AP college football poll losing to an unranked team. That streak will be tough to extend in Week 8. No. 1 Georgia is off, No. 2 Cincinnati is a four-touchdown favorite at Navy and No. 3 Oklahoma is favored by more than ...

Hall of Famer, Olympic coach Wright returns to loaded Nova

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Jay Wright left for Japan on July 2 as a two-time national champion at Villanova and winner of enough coach of the year awards and Big East titles to fill several trophy cases. He returned to the Main Line campus from a road trip that took him from Tokyo to Springfield, ...

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 ...