Overextended: Why schools rush to extend coach contracts
Coming off a division title that included a victory against its archrival, Auburn faced the prospect of losing its coach. Who knows whether Gus Malzahn really wanted to return to his home state and become the head football coach at Arkansas, another SEC school, but Auburn's leadership decided it did not want to chance it.
Simona Halep earns 2nd straight year-end No. 1 ranking
LONDON (AP) — Simona Halep is back as the year-end No. 1 for the second year in a row, despite a back injury that doctors say could lead to a long-term problem.
Marijuana legalization in Canada won't change NHL _ yet
As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers.
ICYMI in NFL Week 6: Mark your calendar for Brady-Mahomes II
Anyone who missed the Game of the Season — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots 43, Pat Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs 40 — can take solace in knowing there very well could be a rematch a little more than three months away.
Same ending: Steelers stun Bengals 28-21 on AB's late TD
CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Mixon scored on a 4-yard run and dashed toward the stands in celebration of Cincinnati's go-ahead touchdown.
Seahawks eye playoff push as Raiders seek stability
LONDON (AP) — Lethargic losses to start the season were enough to believe the Seattle Seahawks might not compete in the NFC West, especially after they failed to reach the playoffs last season.
Broncos have to have short memory after latest loss
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos don't have much time to wallow in their misery this week. "The great thing about it is we have a game on Thursday, so we can't get caught up in this game," Von Miller said after the Broncos lost their fourth straight , 23-20 to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday when Todd Gurley ran over them for a career-high 208 yards and two TDs on 28 carries.
Osweiler comes off bench to lead Miami past Bears, 31-28
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — When a field goal gave the Miami Dolphins a seesaw victory over the Chicago Bears, Brock Osweiler was the first player sprinting from the sideline onto the field in jubilation, capping an eventful day for the backup quarterback.
Cowboys put focus on road woes after routing Jags at home
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott had a quiet 100-yard game by his standards in the Dallas Cowboys' rout of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Patriots streaking, Chiefs hoping not to repeat history
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Young quarterbacks have always had a tough time winning in Gillette Stadium during the Bill Belichick and Tom Brady era.
Price, Red Sox bounce back, beat Astros 7-5, tie ALCS 1-1
BOSTON (AP) — David Price went home a winner in a postseason start for the first time in his career. That, he insisted, is all he ever cared about.
Cole struggles in 2nd playoff start with Astros
BOSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole struggled at the beginning of his second playoff start with the Houston Astros. By the time he recovered, it was too late.
US headed to Women's World Cup with 6-0 win over Jamaica
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The U.S. women's national team breezed through CONCACAF qualifying to secure a spot in the World Cup next year in France.
Red Sox ace Chris Sale hospitalized with stomach illness
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox say ace left-hander Chris Sale has a stomach illness and will spend the night in the hospital. The Red Sox made the announcement Sunday night in the seventh inning of Game 2 of the AL Championship Series against Houston.
Ravens pile up team-record 11 sacks, shut out Titans 21-0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens posed for photos on the sideline as the clock ticked down the final seconds, making sure to remember the moment.
Bills, Raiders lose their QBs, and eventually their games
Sean McDermott didn't like the hit that knocked Josh Allen out of the game, and he sure didn't like the way the Buffalo Bills finished without their rookie quarterback.
Prescott, Cowboys pack punch with pass, rout Jaguars 40-7
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott sparked the previously punchless Dallas passing game and celebrated Conor McGregor-style . So did his Dallas teammates with the UFC star watching after some pregame pumping up.
Almirola advances in NASCAR playoffs with Talladega win
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Tony Stewart hired Aric Almirola because he believed the journeyman would win races for Stewart-Haas Racing.
Rookie Buehler looks to eat some innings for Dodgers in NLCS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts came into the postseason willing to let his starters go deeper into games. He has yet to find someone who can stick around.
Butler practices again with Wolves, as opener nears
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmy Butler is still suiting up for the Minnesota Timberwolves, with the opener three days away. Despite his preference to play elsewhere, signs have begun to point to him staying with the Timberwolves at least to start the season.
The Latest: Ravens set franchise record with 11 sacks
The Latest on the NFL's Week 6 (all times EDT): 7:10 p.m. The Baltimore Ravens have set a single-game franchise record for sacks, and they just keep taking down Marcus Mariota.
Sanders kicks FG as Dolphins rally past Bears 31-28 in OT
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Kicker Jason Sanders turned teammate Kenyan Drake's fumble into a footnote. Drake lost the ball when the Miami Dolphins were on the verge of victory, but thanks to Sanders it didn't matter.
Antonio Brown's late TD sends Steelers over Bengals 28-21
CINCINNATI (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger saw the defensive alignment and knew immediately that the Pittsburgh Steelers had a chance for a winning touchdown.
Italy leaves it late to earn 1st competitive win in a year
ROME (AP) — Italy is finally showing signs of emerging from its crisis, nearly a year after failing to qualify for the World Cup.
Norman intercepts Newton, Redskins beat Panthers 23-17
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Following his prime-time benching and criticism from a former teammate, Josh Norman wanted to shut off his phone because the noise was getting so loud.

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