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Alonso, deGrom lead Mets past Diamondbacks 3-1

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso hit two home runs to take the major league lead, Jacob deGrom struck out 11 and the New York Mets beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 Monday night in the opener of a crucial four-game series for both teams. The Diamondbacks began the day ...

Lutz’s 58-yard field goal lifts Saints over Texans, 30-28

By Brett Martel AP Sports Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Wil Lutz made a 58-yard field goal as time expired, and the New Orleans Saints beat the Houston Texans 30-28 on Monday night in a game that had three scoring plays in the final minute. “That one’s got to be a top-one moment for ...

In 2016, LSU and Texas were both chasing Tom Herman

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The chase was on for Tom Herman. In late 2016, Texas and LSU were both eyeing the young hotshot coach from Houston until a wild Thanksgiving weekend that included a Tigers win, a Longhorns loss and leaked details of contract negotiations ...

Finally, an easy one: US rolls by Japan 98-45 at World Cup

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer SHANGHAI (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 20 points, Kemba Walker added 15 and the U.S. World Cup team finally got to enjoy an easy night, rolling past Japan 98-45 Thursday in the Group E finale. Harrison Barnes scored 14 points while Joe Harris and Donovan ...

Miami-UNC pivotal division matchup in Week 2 of ACC slate

By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 2: GAME OF THE WEEK Miami at North Carolina. This one looks more intriguing after the Tar Heels beat South Carolina in coach Mack Brown's return to the sideline behind true freshman quarterback ...

LEADING OFF: Strasburg vs Braves, Lorenzen does it all

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: STRAS TEST Stephen Strasburg (16-5, 3.47 ERA) starts as Washington begins a four-game series at NL East-leading Atlanta. Strasburg is 4-1 with a 3.21 ERA in five career starts at SunTrust Park. Max Fried ...

Falcons expecting boost from return of 3 defensive stalwarts

By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — For most of last season, all they could do was watch. Watch as the Atlanta Falcons tried desperately to fill their spots. Watch as the team tumbled to a losing record. When Deion Jones, Ricardo Allen and Keanu Neal take the ...

Patriots start season at No. 1 in AP Pro32 poll

By Simmi Buttar AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL’s final four teams at the end of last season will start off as the top four going into the start of the 2019 season. Which is not all that surprising. Even less so is the team at the top: the defending champion New England ...

15-year-old American Gauff’s US Open run ends against Osaka

By Howard Fendrich AP Tennis Writer NEW YORK (AP) — First, the tears came from Coco Gauff, as the 15-year-old American's U.S. Open came to an end against defending champion and No. 1 seed Naomi Osaka. Then it was Osaka's turn to cry, moments after comforting Gauff with a hug and some ...

Medvedev encourages US Open fans to boo, and they respond

By Brian Mahoney AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Daniil Medvedev extended his arms toward the crowd, then motioned for the fans to keep raining down the boos. In New York, they don't wait to be asked. The crowd had been letting him have it since early in his third-round matchup with ...