PHILADELPHIA (AP) Caught at a crossroads between a full-blown rebuild and a legitimate playoff push, the Philadelphia Flyers fired general manager Ron Hextall on Monday, the latest front-office leader to fail to win the franchise's first Stanley Cup in 44 years.
ATLANTA (AP) Brian McCann slipped on the No. 16 jersey he wore for so many years.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Mack Brown turned around North Carolina's football program once before, and the Tar Heels believe he could do it again.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars sacked offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett and quarterback Blake Bortles one day after the team's seventh consecutive loss.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Coach Dan Quinn knows the Atlanta Falcons' season is at a tipping point.
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COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn received some slightly good news Monday when it was announced that running back Melvin Gordon is week to week after he spraine…
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Sabres are on such a roll, captain Jack Eichel was having difficulty recalling the last time they lost.
CLEVELAND (AP) Apparently, beating Hue Jackson on the field wasn't enough for Baker Mayfield.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Entering their bye last week, the repeated refrain coming out of the Patriots' locker room was a need for more balance and consistency on offense.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Trent Williams wasn't worried as he climbed into an ambulance to be evaluated at a Dallas hospital.
In the last showdown between the major rugby teams of the northern and southern hemispheres before the Rugby World Cup, the north came out on top 7-5 in wins this month.
NEW YORK (AP) Josh McCown might be in for at least one more start for the New York Jets.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have a lot of work left just to make the playoffs before the championship chase even comes back into the conversation.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) First, Keenan Allen disses Denver. Then, JuJu Smith-Schuster says the Steelers beat themselves.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Progress this season for Minnesota in the standings was marginal, with one more win by the Gophers than in coach P.J. Fleck's first year to gain bowl-game eligibility.
LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) A casino in Rhode Island became the first in New England to accept bets on professional sports Monday.
CLEVELAND (AP) Something shocking has happened to the Browns, those bumbling, fumbling, quarterback-searching, coach-firing, draft-busting losers.
CINCINNATI (AP) Andy Dalton is out for the rest of the season with an injured thumb on his passing hand, another significant blow to a Bengals team that has fallen apart in the past month.
BURNLEY, England (AP) Newcastle wasn't made to pay for an embarrassing miss from Matt Ritchie as Rafa Benitez's side held on to beat Burnley 2-1 for a third straight win in the English Premi…
BERLIN (AP) No one at Bayern Munich is talking about a seventh consecutive Bundesliga title anymore.
ROME (AP) It's anyone's guess which Roma will show up against Real Madrid on Tuesday.
MADRID (AP) Just like that, Real Madrid is under pressure again.
It took one dreadful 90-minute performance to expose the growing list of shortcomings in the Chelsea team that its coach had forewarned for much of the season.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Divided for about seven decades, North and South Korea together won their first international recognition of Korean traditional wrestling as one of the world's cultur…
DOHA, Qatar (AP) The signs of progress are impossible to miss. And that's the point. Four years out from hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar wants you to know it's growing. Evolving. Not …
DOHA, Qatar (AP) Nasser Al-Khater glances out his window across Doha Bay. The view is far different than it was eight years ago, when al-Khater served as part of the team that helped Qatar p…
Led by brash rookie QB Baker Mayfield, the Cleveland Browns suddenly merit keeping an eye on.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) When Patriots players looked around the locker room Sunday, they saw a generally healthy squad. That's scary for the rest of the NFL.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) The growing pains Nebraska went through in its first year under Scott Frost were apparent. There was the program-worst 0-6 start, the seven games in which the defense allo…
In college football's current great debate Ohio State or Oklahoma? AP Top 25 voters went with the Sooners.
Air Force's Cole Fagan is the pride of fullbacks this week.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) When Aaron Jones crossed the goal line early in the second quarter, capping a 75-yard drive that gave Green Bay a 14-7 lead at Minnesota, the Packers again put themselves in…
TOKYO (AP) A corruption case involving a powerful International Olympic Committee member is overshadowing meetings this week in Tokyo with local 2020 Olympic organizers, IOC officials, and t…
LOS ANGELES (AP) Dustin Brown recorded a hat trick and the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Sunday night.
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) After Seton Hall raised the championship trophy that came with a thrilling 83-81 victory over Miami to win the Wooden Legacy, players celebrated by dousing coach Kevin…
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) As hard as he tried, Ernie Els couldn't put the ball in the cup.
PARIS (AP) This week will help answer the question of whether Paris Saint-Germain's gazillions are turning the ambitious club into a true force in Europe or have simply made it the biggest f…
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Cam Newton sat at his locker for several minutes after Sunday's game, his elbows resting on his knees and his hands cupped firmly around the back of his head while stari…
LOS ANGELES (AP) The Orlando Magic had swept the season series against the Los Angeles Lakers once in their first 29 seasons in the NBA.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Calgary coach Bill Peters took one on the chin Sunday, and so did the team his Flames dominated, the Arizona Coyotes.
CINCINNATI (AP) Bengals coach Marvin Lewis exuded confidence when he fired his defensive coordinator and assumed leadership of the NFL's worst defense. All he's gotten is two more losses tha…
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Pressure does not seem to affect Charles Leclerc, which is just as well given where his career is taking him.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Once Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings took the lead on Green Bay, they played with a fierce refusal to let it go.
CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Blackhawks traded Nick Schmaltz to the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday night for Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini in a swap involving three former first-round picks.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Few, if any, expected the Los Angeles Clippers to be atop the Western Conference standings 19 games into the season.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Noah Hanifin and Mark Jankowski each scored twice, former Coyotes goalie Mike Smith just missed his 38th career shutout and the Calgary Flames routed Arizona 6-1 on Sunday.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Lightning's quick-strike attack knocked off another opponent.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Austin Watson had a difficult time remembering the last time he scored a hat trick at any level.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Sporting Kansas City coach Peter Vermes said the scoreless first leg of the Western Conference finals sets up a second leg that's "truly a final."
DENVER (AP) Von Miller channeled Bill Belichick after the Denver Broncos' stirring 24-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) Jordan Usher scored 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds to help Southern California beat CSU Bakersfield 90-75 on Sunday night.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Terry Williams and Bo Levi Mitchell helped the Calgary Stampeders end their Grey Cup misery.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) A little film study went a long way for Ricky Rubio and helped Utah keep its long winning streak in Sacramento going.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Miami Dolphins thought they had solved their road woes.