National Sports

Jones, Packers run past Dolphins

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — For a change, it was the Packers in a runaway. Aaron Jones ran for career highs of 145 yards and two scores, Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams connected for two touchdown passes and the Green Bay beat the Miami Dolphins 31-12 on Sunday. The Packers (4-4-1) pulled away ...

Trubisky throws 3 TDs, Bears beat Lions 34-22

CHICAGO (AP) — Mitchell Trubisky locked in right from the start, whether he was firing downfield or making the right read underneath the defense. It added up to one of his best performances as a pro, not to mention a rare win for Chicago against Detroit and an NFC North rival. Trubisky ...

Butler traded to the 76ers from the T-Wolves

Jimmy Butler has his wish: He's out of Minnesota. And just like that, Philadelphia has a new Big Three — one that could make serious noise in the Eastern Conference. A person with knowledge of the situation said Saturday that Butler is being traded to the 76ers in a package that will send ...

Flyers blank slumping Blackhawks, 4-0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Flyers are riding high on confidence, and it's showing in their results. Sean Couturier had two goals and an assist, Brian Elliott made 33 saves and the surging Flyers continued their dominance over Chicago in Philadelphia with a 4-0 victory over the slumping ...

Mayon breaks NMU rushing record

ASHLAND, Ohio – Jake Mayon broke Northern Michigan University’s single-season rushing record in 41-7 loss to Ashland on Saturday. Mayon, a Plainfield, Illinois senior, erased the school's career rushing record earlier this season and has 4,220 career rushing yards. Mayon entered ...

Bucks hold off Warriors, 134-111

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry has counted on staying healthy after injuries limited him to 51 games last season. Everything was going according to plan for the Golden State star — until Thursday night. The two-time MVP left with a leg injury and the Warriors were unable to recover ...

LA Rams horrified by mass shooting near their facility

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Andrew Whitworth and most of his Los Angeles Rams teammates live within a few miles of their team's training complex in Thousand Oaks. The Borderline Bar and Grill is only five miles south of their weekday headquarters in this placid suburban city. The Rams all ...

No. 8 Buckeyes face test from MSU

If all goes according to form, Ohio State would face Michigan on the last Saturday of the month, with a division title in the balance. Before that, though, the Buckeyes have other challenges. This week, it's Michigan State that stands in the way, and although Ohio State routed the Spartans ...

Drummond, Pistons beat Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Detroit center Andre Drummond has expanded his offensive game dramatically. Drummond had 23 points and 19 rebounds and the Pistons beat the Orlando Magic 103-96 on Wednesday night to snap a five-game losing streak. Drummond hit 10 of 16 shots, including a ...

Packers eager to finish strong

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Randall Cobb is out of detailed answers for now. But the veteran receiver did have one simple solution to get the Green Bay Packers out of their first-half funk. No rallying cries. No inspirational slogans, like the "Run the Table" phrase from Rodgers that turned ...

Harvick’s championship berth spoiled by failed inspection

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Harvick's bid for a second NASCAR title suffered a massive setback when he was stripped of his berth in the championship race after series inspectors found his winning car from Texas Motor Speedway had been deliberately altered to give him a performance ...

Vikings claim Lions’ Abdullah off waivers

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have claimed running back Ameer Abdullah off waivers from the Detroit Lions. The Vikings announced the move Wednesday. Abdullah was drafted by the Lions in the second round in 2015, but they weren't using him much this year. He has 1,251 yards ...

Saints sign Dez Bryant

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Dez Bryant has found a new team, agreeing to join the already prolific offense of the surging New Orleans Saints. The former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, who has been looking for an NFL home since becoming a free agent in April, will now have a chance to catch passes ...

Trail Blazers upend Bucks

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — In search of his jump shot, CJ McCollum watched every single 3-pointer he took last season looking for what he lost. Fortunately for the Portland Trail Blazers, he found it. McCollum scored 40 points and Portland beat Milwaukee 118-103 on Tuesday night to hand the ...

Sabathia staying with Yankees

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — CC Sabathia is staying with the New York Yankees for an 11th season, agreeing to an $8 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday. The deal does not include any performance bonuses. The 38-year-old left-hander went 9-7 with a ...

Russia thwarted drone attacks

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says it thwarted attempted drone attacks at this year's World Cup. Alexander Bortnikov, the head of Russia's Federal Security Service, says his officers "took measures to detect and foil attempts by terrorists to use drones.”

Richardson, Heat edge Pistons

DETROIT (AP) — Minus their big man, the Miami Heat were looking for someone to come up big. Josh Richardson answered the call. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard scored 27 points to lead the short-handed Heat past the Detroit Pistons 120-115 in overtime Monday night. Richardson hit four free ...

Blackhawks fire 3-time Stanley Cup winning coach Quenneville

CHICAGO (AP) — The Blackhawks have fired three-time Stanley Cup winning coach Joel Quenneville. General manager Stan Bowman announced the startling dismissal of Quenneville and assistants Kevin Dineen and Ulf Samuelsson on Tuesday and appointed Jeremy Colliton the new coach. Chicago was off ...

Defense key to Michigan’s success

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — By the time last season ended, Michigan had long shed its reputation as a finesse team. The Wolverines reached the Final Four by playing hard-nosed defense and outlasting opponents even when shots weren't falling. The team was comfortable winning ugly — and ...

Packers struggling at halfway mark

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Every year, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy nips any playoff talk in the bud by saying it's not a topic of conversation until the team wins 10 games. The Packers hit the season's midpoint with a 3-4-1 record, meaning there is little margin for error after ...