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Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown (12) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks cornerback Justin Coleman (28) on Thursday in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Injuries abound in Seahawks’ win

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Richard Sherman limped off the field with a ruptured Achilles tendon, just one of a host of players knocked out of the Seattle Seahawks' 22-16 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. "It's a good division win, a good team win," Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner said ...

Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young (21) runs in to Detroit Pistons forward Tobias Harris (34) on Wednesday in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Pistons top Pacers, 114-97

DETROIT (AP) — Stan Van Gundy is one of the NBA's most outspoken coaches when it comes to politics and social issues, so his reaction to a postgame meeting with the Rev. Jesse Jackson was no surprise. "I was a little bit in awe, right there," Van Gundy said. "To think of what he's done with ...

Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett (80) looks at the scoreboard after Jordy Nelson (87) caught a touchdown pass against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. Bennett was released by Green Bay on Wednesday after failing to disclose a physical condition. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

Packers waive TE Bennett, ending short tenure with team

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have waived Martellus Bennett, bringing the tight end's short tenure at Lambeau Field to a surprising end. General manager Ted Thompson announced the move on Wednesday after practice. The Packers cited a "failure to disclose a physical ...

No. 2 Michigan State signs 5 players to hoops scholarships

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — No. 2 Michigan State has signed five recruits to scholarships. Grand Rapids Catholic Central’s Marcus Bingham and Gabe Brown of Belleville, Michigan, are rated as top-100 basketball prospects by recruiting services. The 6-10 Bingham and 6-7 Brown may get a ...

Wisconsin safety Joe Ferguson (8) pressures Illinois quarterback Cam Thomas (10) Oct. 28 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. Ferguson is making a name for himself at No. 6 Wisconsin. Athletic director Barry Alvarez's grandson has become an important contributor off the bench and turnover specialist on the Badgers' tough defense. (M.P. King/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

College football: Ferguson makes name for himself at No. 6 Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Joe Ferguson is making a name for himself at No. 6 Wisconsin. It has nothing to do with being athletic director Barry Alvarez's grandson. The senior safety has turned into a key contributor on the Badgers' tough defense, the latest in a recent line of reserves who ...

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay died in a small plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida on Tuesday. (Jose F. Moreno/Camden Courier-Post via AP, File)

Former star pitcher Halladay killed in Florida plane crash

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Roy Halladay had a passion for flying airplanes that nearly matched his love of baseball. Halladay worked tirelessly to become a dominant pitcher, winning a Cy Young Award in each league and tossing a perfect game and a postseason no-hitter in the same year for the ...

Detroit Lions running back Dwayne Washington (36) runs with the ball as Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House (31) makes a tackle during a game on Monday in Green Bay, Wis. (Adam Niemi/Iron Mountain Daily News)

Lions’ dominant win at Green Bay helps them in quest to win NFC North

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have improved their chances of winning a division title for the first time since 1993. Detroit won 30-17 at Green Bay on Monday night and is the only NFC North team without a loss in division play. Lions coach Jim Caldwell, though, refused to ...

Michigan State linebacker Joe Bachie (35) carries the ball during the second half game against Penn State on Saturday in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

No. 24 Spartans upset No. 7 Penn State

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michael Geiger had the windmill. Now Matt Coghlin has the slide. On a long, wet, wacky day at Spartan Stadium, Coghlin's celebration sure felt appropriate. Coghlin kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired — some seven hours after the game began — and No. ...

Detroit Red Wings Anthony Mantha (39) scores a goal on Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot (33) as Darnell Nurse (25) defends on Sunday in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Mrazek, Red Wings beat Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Backup goalie Petr Mrazek and Detroit Red Wings pushed aside the Edmonton Oilers. Mrazek made 36 saves and Martin Frk and Anthony Mantha each had a goal and an assist to help the Red Wings beat the Oilers 4-0 on Sunday. Mrazek had his 11th NHL shutout. "I ...

Kevin Harvick (4) races against Kyle Busch (18) during an NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas on Sunday. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)

Harvick passes Truex for Texas win, both clinch championship shots

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The timing was perfect for Kevin Harvick's first NASCAR Cup Series victory at Texas. So was his winning pass. Harvick went around the outside of Martin Truex Jr. for the lead with 10 laps to go, then stayed in front the rest of the way Sunday to earn his ...

Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, right, makes a save on a shot from Ottawa Senators left wing Ryan Dzingel during the first-period on Thursday in Ottawa, Ontario. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

Senators beat Red Wings, 3-1

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators rebounded from a blowout loss — at the Detroit Red Wings’ expense. Mark Stone had a goal and an assist and Craig Anderson made 24 saves in Ottawa’s 3-1 victory over Detroit on Thursday night, three days after an 8-3 home loss to ...

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) sustained a season-ending knee injury in practice on Thursday.  The rookie suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek, File)

Texans QB Watson out for season with ACL tear

HOUSTON (AP) — Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson sustained a season-ending knee injury in practice on Thursday, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The rookie suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in one of his knees and will go on injured reserve. The ...

Michigan State receiver Cody White, left, catches a pass against Indiana's Andre Brown Jr. on Oct. 21 in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Spartans present another road test for Penn State

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — There's been little time for Penn State to dwell on its loss last weekend at Ohio State. Another tough matchup looms immediately for the Nittany Lions — maybe the most difficult one they'll face the rest of the regular season. No. 7 Penn State plays at No. 24 ...

Houston, we have a World Series crown

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From laughingstock to lift off. George Springer and the Houston Astros rocketed to the top of the baseball galaxy Wednesday night, winning the first World Series championship in franchise history by romping past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7. Playing for a city ...

World Series going seven

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joc Pederson sliced a drive over the left-field wall, pounded his chest and danced around the bases , taking as many twists and turns as this World Series itself. Of course, the Los Angeles Dodgers forced the Houston Astros to Game 7. Chris Taylor hit a tying double off ...

Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott, center, exits federal court after a hearing Monday in New York. Elliott is seeking to have his six game suspension by the NFL postponed. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Judge reinstates 6-game suspension for Cowboys’ Elliott

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge cleared the way Monday night for the NFL to enforce a six-game suspension of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott over domestic violence allegations. U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla denied the request for a preliminary injunction from ...

Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt (27) runs past a tackle attempt by Denver Broncos linebacker Shane Ray (56) during the first half on Monday in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

Chiefs’ sink Denver

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Harrison Butker's five field goals were instrumental to the Kansas City Chiefs' 29-19 victory over the Denver Broncos, especially the way the rest of their offense was faltering. Don't think he felt any pressure, though. "When I'm out there, it's really weird. It ...

Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller (86) is placed on a cart after injuring his leg in the second half against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans on Sunday. Miller hurt his leg on an apparent touchdown reception that was overturned on review. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Bears say Miller had ‘urgent’ surgery on left leg

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller had surgery to save his left leg after he tore an artery while dislocating his knee during Sunday's loss at New Orleans. The team said the "urgent" operation Sunday to repair a torn popliteal artery was successful. Miller remains ...

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) is tackled by Detroit Lions cornerback Quandre Diggs, left, on Sunday in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

Steelers can relax a bit after outlasting Lions

DETROIT (AP) — For much of the second half, it felt like the Pittsburgh Steelers were just holding on, trying to make it to their bye week before the Detroit Lions could reach the end zone. Afterward, Ben Roethlisberger and his teammates could relax a bit. This wasn't their best ...