Steelers have found ways to slow down Ravens' Jackson
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Lamar Jackson's energy is palpable. It pulses every time the NFL's reigning Most Valuable Player has the ball in his hands, a kinetic energy fueled by the Baltimore quarterback's unique skillset, one most teams in the league have struggled to grasp let alone stop.
Playoff rankings: Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson, Ohio State
Alabama was No. 1 in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season Tuesday night, followed by Notre Dame, Clemson and Ohio State.
Cowboys cancel practice over medical issue involving staff
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys canceled practice Tuesday after a non-coronavirus medical emergency involving their strength and conditioning coordinator.
The Latest: USC stops training after positive COVID test
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ No. 19 Southern California has closed its training complex for the day after an unidentified player tested positive for COVID-19.
Agents: Ingram agrees to max deal extension with Pelicans
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Restricted free agent Brandon Ingram has agreed to a five-year, $158 million contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Pandemic leaves opening week of college hoops in disarray
Wichita State landed in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Monday afternoon, masked up and looking forward to tipping off the season in the Crossover Classic.
Column: Fall shows winning is never as far away as it seems
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Robert Streb was too young at age 33 to have look back at his only PGA Tour victory six years ago instead of looking ahead to what might be his next one.
Clemson's Swinney still frustrated with FSU postponement
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney remains frustrated about postponing the Tigers game against Florida State, a decision he sees as an insult to his program's credibility.
Time running short for NHL to start next season Jan. 1
A far cry from the standings at Thanksgiving serving as a barometer of which teams are most likely to make the playoffs, the NHL heads into the U.S.
Braves boost rotation, sign Morton for a year at $15 million
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves were looking for more than just experience and depth when they signed two-time All-Star Charlie Morton to a $15 million, one-year deal Tuesday.
Ex-WNBA player reflects on jail time after Belarus protest
It's been a difficult last few months for former Belarus basketball star Yelena Leuchanka. She spent 15 days in jail in October after peacefully protesting against President Alexander Lukashenko's disputed re-election, and then contracted the coronavirus this month while in Greece.
Rams deserve spot among NFC's top contenders down stretch
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams celebrated their gritty win Monday night in Tampa Bay with style, going crazy in the locker room with a party so exuberant and so joyously profane that the team's social media pros decided they couldn't post the video.
COVID-19 putting college basketball traditions in quarantine
There is a tradition at Taylor University, a small NAIA school in Indiana, where the entire crowd sits in complete silence until the men’s basketball team scores its 10th point of the game and sets off a wild celebration.
Manning, Woodson, Megatron are Hall of Fame semifinalists
Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson, Jared Allen and Calvin Johnson are first-year eligible players to make the list of 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2021.
Derek Carr is the king of the audacious audibles in 2020
A byproduct of the NFL playing its games in front of few, if any, fans because of the novel coronavirus is that viewers can hear loud and clear all the quarterbacks hollering out their calls, cadences and credos.
Sack the stats: Chase Young starring for Washington defense
Chase Young fired up his teammates before Washington’s latest game by telling them they only get 16 days out of 365 in a year to do this job.
Jets help empower women with online job mentoring event
Annette Guzman-Torres was feeling discouraged and frustrated, her anxiety fueled by the uncertainty of a bleak job market during the coronavirus pandemic.
Tokyo governor: Japan can host Olympics despite virus spike
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike remains firm about being able to safely hold the Olympics next year despite growing concerns about Japan's recent resurgence of COVID-19 infections.
Howell, No. 25 Tar Heels offense a challenge for No. 2 Irish
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Brian Kelly has postponed No. 2 Notre Dame’s Thanksgiving dinner for two days — perhaps for good reason. His Fighting Irish (8-0, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) need to be light on their feet when they take on the explosive offense of Mack Brown’s 25th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels (6-2, 6-2) on Friday afternoon.
Goff throws for 376 yards, 3 TDs in Rams' 27-24 win vs Bucs
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jared Goff likes how the Los Angeles Rams are shaping up. “We can be as good as we want to be, honestly,” the fifth-year quarterback said after Monday night's 27-24 victory over Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
SEC shuffles games, pushes back Arkansas-Missouri, UT-Vandy
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has shuffled its schedule, pushing back the Arkansas-Missouri and Tennessee-Vanderbilt games that had been set for Saturday.
Billy Evans, 88, member of 1956 gold medal U.S. team, dies
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Billy Evans, a member of the 1956 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic team and Kentucky Hall of Famer who helped the Wildcats go 25-0 in 1953-54, has died.
NFL expands mask mandate, threatens to discipline violators
The NFL has expanded its mandate for mask usage on the sideline and is threatening discipline for those who violate the league's updated COVID-19 protocols.
NFL makes history with all-Black officiating crew for MNF
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — An all-Black officiating crew worked an NFL game for the first time in league history when the Los Angeles Rams faced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night.
Conferences join forces on virus testing procedures for refs
Debbie Williamson is used to the challenges of putting together the officiating puzzle. Whether it’s assigning officials to specific games or figuring out how a referee can make it from one city to the next to call games on consecutive days, Williamson has seen a lot — both at the conference level and as the former NCAA’s women’s basketball national coordinator of officiating.