BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier’s line drive sailed over right fielder Hunter Renfroe’s head and bounced off the short wall in front of the Boston bullpen and back onto the warning track. It ricocheted off Renfroe and into the air.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Zach Allen will enjoy his postgame trip to Shake Shack after an exhausting, physical win over the San Francisco 49ers. He and the rest of the Arizona Cardinals' defense certainly deserve a burger or two.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers showed early in the season they can rally to win close games on the road.
On Sunday, they won a wild shootout in front of their home fans.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott celebrated until the end with more than 90,000 fans in his home stadium for a third consecutive week — and third straight win for the rolling Dallas Cowboys.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jon Gruden again said he is not a racist after his Las Vegas Raiders lost their first game since the revelation of the head coach's 2011 racial remark about players’ union leader DeMaurice Smith.
BOSTON (AP) — The book of Official Baseball Rules covers a lot of ground in its nearly 200 pages.
Even the plays nobody has seen before.
Umpires didn't have to dig too deep to find a ruling for a bizarre bounce in Sunday's Red Sox-Rays AL Division Series Game 3, when Kevin Kiermaier's 13th-inning flyball kicked against Fenway Park's short right field wall, skipped off outfielder Hunter Renfroe and flew right back over the barrier and into the bullpens.
Georgia was the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday by a unanimous vote, taking the top spot during the regular season for the first time since November 1982.
The Bulldogs (62 first-place votes) moved up one spot in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, a day after preseason No.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sungjae Im was so dialed into his game that he didn't realize how many birdies he was making in turning a shootout into a one-man show in Las Vegas.
Only when he saw a leaderboard after his big run was over — seven birdies in an eight-hole stretch around the turn Sunday at the TPC Summerlin — did it begin to sink in.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Rick Hendrick first began to worry when Kyle Larson and Alex Bowman had electrical issues at nearly same time.
By the time reigning Cup champion Chase Elliott was deliberately crashed by Kevin Harvick and nearly knocked out of the playoffs, Hendrick had seen enough destruction on The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) — Kellyn Acosta walked off with his head bandaged, Matt Turner juggled multiple balls that were tossed in during the final few minutes, when security twice chased fans off the field.
L.A. CHARGERS AT BALTIMORE
Chargers: QB Easton Stick; S Nasir Adderley (hip); RB Larry Rountree; LB Drue Tranquill (chest); OF Brenden Jaimes; TE Tre’ McKitty; DL Forrest Merrill.
Ravens: WR Sammy Watkins (thigh); S Ar’Darius Washington; RB Ty’Son Williams; LB Jaylon Ferguson; T Ronnie Stanley (ankle); DT Broderick Washington.
LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry scored twice apiece as Bayern Munich demolished Bayer Leverkusen 5-1 on Sunday to return to the top of the Bundesliga table.
Four goals in seven minutes left Leverkusen in tatters before half-time as Bayern made a statement win to underline why it's chasing a 10th consecutive title and proved it's bounced back from a rare defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt last time out.
SALERNO, Italy (AP) — Last-place Salernitana fired its coach, Fabrizio Castori, after only one win in eight matches.
The announcement on Sunday came a day after Salernitana lost 2-1 at Spezia in the Italian league.
Giannis Antetokounmpo sometimes looks like he might dunk from the foul line.
Other times, the Milwaukee Bucks forward struggles just to reach the rim with a shot from it.
Even with holes to fill in his game, Antetokounmpo is already among the best players in the NBA.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Officials in Georgia have decided the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon can proceed as planned next month as long as runners show they’re vaccinated against the coronavirus or recently tested negative.
Oklahoma's Spencer Rattler and Miami's D'Eriq King have been two of the most prominent football players to cash in on college sports' new era of allowing athlete endorsements.
A month and a half into the first season during which a player can earn money from his name, image and likeness, King is out for the season with an injury and Rattler, a preseason All-American, is a backup quarterback.
1910 — The Philadelphia Athletics pounded the Chicago Cubs 9-3 for a 2-0 lead in the World Series. Eddie Collins had three hits, including two doubles, and two stolen bases.
1950 — Connie Mack, at age 87, retired as manager of the Philadelphia Athletics after 50 years, and Jimmy Dykes was named to replace him.
1924 — Harold “Red” Grange accounts for six touchdowns in Illinois’ 39-14 win over Michigan. Grange returns the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. He follows with touchdown runs of 66, 55 and 40 yards in the first 12 minutes of the game.
AL AMERAT, Oman (AP) — Openers Jatinder Singh and Aqib Ilyas smashed unbeaten half centuries as co-host Oman thumped debutant Papua New Guinea by 10 wickets in its opening first-round Group B game on Sunday.
In the Southeastern Conference, the coach on the hot seat can change from week to week.
Welcome, Dan Mullen.
Florida's man had a lot of explaining to do Saturday after the 20th-ranked Gators lost to LSU and last week's coach-in-big-trouble Ed Orgeron.
PARIS (AP) — High-flying Nice lost 1-0 at promoted Troyes on Sunday after failing to reply to an early goal from forward Mama Balde.
Defender Giulian Biancone set up Balde in the fourth minute and he shot under the crossbar.
The Latest on Week 6 in the NFL (all times EDT):
Tua Tagovailoa and Trevor Lawrence square off in London as the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars both try to halt losing streaks.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i defeated Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 3-2 in an Asian Champions League quarterfinal on Sunday to stay on course for a second successive continental title.
PARIS (AP) — Kenyan runner Elisha Rotich won the Paris Marathon for the first time on Sunday in a new record for the event, while Tigist Memuye also secured a first win as she led an Ethiopian 1-2-3.
LONDON (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa will start but the Miami Dolphins will be without starting cornerbacks Xavien Howard and Byron Jones for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London.
Howard had earlier been ruled out but Jones, who has an Achilles tendon injury, was questionable and had hoped to play.
ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece (AP) — A sunburst at the overcast birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games in Greece was too short-lived to light the backup flame for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Sunday’s dress rehearsal.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Two women attempted to hang a banner from the Acropolis in Athens Sunday morning in protest at the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics, and were detained by Greek police.
The activists, 18-year-old Tibetan student Tsela Zoksang and 22-year-old exiled Hong Kong activist Joey Siu, both American citizens, are members of the “No Beijing 2022” campaign, a statement from the New York-based organization Students for a Free Tibet said.
Brandon Valley def. Rapid City Stevens, 25-23, 25-17, 23-25, 25-15
Sioux Falls O'Gorman def. Rapid City Central, 25-11, 25-10, 25-17
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah is once again emerging as a serious Pac-12 title contender.
The Utes are gaining momentum in pursuit of a third division title in four years after taking down a third straight league opponent.
Atlanta Braves (88-73, first in the NL East) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (106-56, second in the NL West)
Atlanta; Sunday, 7:38 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Max Scherzer (0-1, 0.00 ERA) Dodgers: Ian Anderson (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
Dallas Stars (1-1-0, fourth in the Central) vs. Ottawa Senators (1-1-0, seventh in the Atlantic)
Ottawa, Ontario; Sunday, 5 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Senators +119, Stars -142; over/under is 5.5
St. Louis Blues (1-0-0, second in the Central) vs. Arizona Coyotes (0-1-1, fifth in the Central)
Glendale, Arizona; Monday, 10 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Coyotes +128, Blues -156; over/under is 6
Anaheim Ducks (1-1-0, sixth in the Pacific) vs. Calgary Flames (0-1-0, eighth in the Pacific)
Calgary, Alberta; Monday, 9:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Flames -189, Ducks +153; over/under is 5.5
New York Rangers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Maple Leafs -191, Rangers +155; over/under is 6
Seattle Kraken vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Flyers -136, Kraken +114; over/under is 6
TORONTO (AP) — University of Toronto goaltender Alex Bishop dressed as the backup to Maple Leafs starter Jack Campbell for Saturday night’s 3-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators, living out his dream without getting off the bench for the game.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frederick Gaudreau, Victor Rask and Ryan Hartman scored in the second period and the Minnesota Wild held on for a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.
Cam Talbot started for the second straight night and made 29 saves.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Carson Strong passed for 395 yards and two third-quarter touchdowns and Nevada pulled away after halftime to beat Hawaii 34-17 in Mountain West Conference play on Saturday.
The Wolf Pack (5-1, 2-0) scored first on a Brandon Talton 23-yard field goal midway through the first quarter, but the lead lasted just one play after Dae Dae Hunter took a first-down handoff and raced 75 yards to the end zone for Hawaii (3-4, 1-2).
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid scored three goals for his 11th career hat trick and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Calgary Flames 5-2 on Saturday night.
Mike Smith made 45 saves, and Jesse Juljujarvi had a goal and two assists for Edmonton (2-0).
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No. 13 Mississippi held off Tennessee 31-26 on Saturday night after Rebels coach Lane Kiffin avoided being by hit by golf balls as Volunteers fans pelted the field with objects in the chaotic final minutes.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Aidan O’Connell threw for 375 yards and accounted for three touchdowns, David Bell had a career-best 240 yards receiving and Purdue continued its recent mastery over No. 2 Iowa with a 24-7 victory Saturday.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jasper Weatherby scored the tying goal in his NHL debut and William Eklund set up the go-ahead score in his first career game to lead the San Jose Sharks to a season-opening 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Brad Roberts rushed for 138 yards and two touchdowns, Air Force’s defense turned in another stifling performance, and the Falcons knocked off Boise State 24-17 Saturday night.
Air Force (6-1, 3-1 Mountain West Conference), which hasn’t started a season this well since 2002 when the Falcons began the season 6-0 before finishing 8-5, snapped a four-game losing streak to the Broncos.