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Staying a Sixer: Simmons’ fate looms large in Philadelphia

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers and the team he led to the best record in the Eastern Conference last season put their hands together in the middle of a huddle at the end of practice and counted off, "1-2-3! Together!" Lingering outside the huddle, holding a ...

Washington State coach Rolovich fired for refusing vaccine

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington State fired football coach Nick Rolovich and four of his assistants on Monday for refusing a state mandate that all employees get vaccinated against COVID-19, making him the first major college coach to lose his job over vaccination status. Washington Gov. ...

Late-night magic: Braves beat Dodgers 5-4, lead NLCS 2-0

ATLANTA (AP) — More late-night magic has the Atlanta Braves just two wins away from the World Series. Eddie Rosario delivered Atlanta's second straight walk-off hit in the ninth inning, giving the Braves a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday and a commanding 2-0 lead in the NL ...

AP Top 25: Cincinnati up to No. 2; Purdue snaps poll drought

Cincinnati moved up to No. 2 behind Georgia in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday, the first time a team from outside the traditional power conferences has been ranked that high since 2010. The Bulldogs remained a unanimous No. 1 with 63 first-place votes in the AP Top 25 ...

Jags end 20-game skid with 53-yard FG to beat Dolphins 23-20

LONDON (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have a championship pedigree at coach and quarterback. However it took a software engineer-turned-kicker to finally end the misery of a 20-game losing streak. Matthew Wright's 53-yard field goal as time expired gave the Jags a 23-20 victory over the ...

Mahomes, Chiefs bounce back to beat Washington 31-13

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Teammates approached Patrick Mahomes after his second interception in the first half and maybe the worst of his NFL career. They told him to keep being himself. Mahomes found himself in the second half, engineering three touchdown drives to make up for the giveaways, ...

Ravens shut down Herbert, Chargers in 34-6 victory

BALTIMORE (AP) — This Baltimore victory ended with the backup quarterback taking a knee. No overtime, no last-second kick. No late drama, period. Lamar Jackson threw for 167 yards and a touchdown, and the Ravens frustrated Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers in a 34-6 win Sunday. ...

Joe Burrow throws 3 TDs as Bengals rout winless Lions 34-11

Joe Burrow was able to rest his voice on the road with a rout, quieting frustrated fans at Ford Field, a week after getting sent to the hospital after taking a hit to the throat. Burrow tied a career high with three touchdown passes and he helped the Cincinnati Bengals match last year's ...

Rodgers throws 2 TDs, runs for 1 as Packers beat Bears 24-14

CHICAGO (AP) — Aaron Rodgers didn't need to say it. He couldn't resist. Rodgers turned toward the crowd after running for a touchdown to help secure yet another win for Green Bay over Chicago. Then, he yelled, "I still own you! I still own you!" Who would argue? Rodgers threw for two ...

Cousins throws TD pass in OT; Vikings beat Panthers 34-28

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — So much for the Minnesota Vikings' second-half scoring woes. Kirk Cousins threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns against the league's top-ranked pass defense, including a 27-yard touchdown pass to K.J. Osborn on the first possession of overtime to lift the Minnesota ...