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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 ...

WNBA looks ahead to 2022 season with potential changes

Candace Parker made the biggest move last offseason choosing to return home to Chicago. The decision paid off as the WNBA star led the Sky to the franchise's first championship. Chicago will have choices to make if it wants to become the first repeat champion since the Los Angeles Sparks did ...

The NBA at 75: From a very modest beginning, to a behemoth

It started in 1946 with 11 teams and 160 players. The shot clock was nearly a decade away, the 3-point line was a couple generations away. Buildings were smaller. So were the players. And it wasn't even called the National Basketball Association. The NBA, 75 years ago, was different in almost ...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Blue bloods chasing No. 2 Bearcats

A look at the top of The Associated Press college football poll might produce this reaction: One of these things is not like the other. Cincinnati sits at No. 2 in the latest AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, right behind top-ranked Georgia and ahead of No. 3 Oklahoma, No. 4 Alabama and No. ...

NBA preview: Silver says he hopes Irving gets vaccinated

Adam Silver, the basketball fan, would prefer to see Kyrie Irving on the court again with the Brooklyn Nets as soon as possible. Adam Silver, the NBA commissioner, would prefer to see Irving vaccinated. Silver said Monday he hopes Irving — one of the few players in the league who has not ...

NHL suspends Evander Kane 21 games for COVID violations

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The NHL has suspended San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane for 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card. The league on Monday announced the suspension without pay and said Kane will not be eligible to play until Nov. 30 at New Jersey. Kane will forfeit ...