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Darnold, Jets struggle with mistakes, missed opportunities

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. The Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Sam Darnold’s Broadway debut was mostly a bust. And he wasn’t alone. The rookie quarterback and New York’s offense struggled with mistakes, turnovers and missed opportunities as the Jets fell 20-12 to the Miami ...

Gordon scores 3 TDs in Chargers’ 31-20 win over Bills

The Associated Press ORCHARD PARK — Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon isn’t concerned about an injury that sidelined him for much of the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. “Nah, it’s just a little upper body, but I’ll be straight,” Gordon ...

Keselowski wins NASCAR playoff opener

By GREG BEACHAM The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Brad Keselowski nailed the final restart and roared away from the field in the scorching Vegas heat. With another huge performance in his late-season surge, Keselowski finished up front again — and he’s got NASCAR’s Big Three ...

Dixon adds 5th IndyCar championship to resume

By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press SONOMA, Calif. — Scott Dixon was fully reclined, quietly watching NASCAR on television with friends, as the clock inched toward the IndyCar season finale. A fifth championship was one steady Sunday drive away and Dixon wasn’t the least bit ...

Stanford wins at Evian for 1st career major title

By GRAHAM DUNBAR The Associated Press EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — In her 18th year on tour, after a wild and tearful final few holes, Angela Stanford became a major tournament champion Sunday. It was a long journey to an unlikely one-shot victory at the Evian Championship for a player who ...

LSU jumps to No. 6; Wisconsin falls to 18

By RALPH D. RUSSO The Associated Press LSU surged to No. 6 in The Associated Press college football poll after its second victory of September against a highly ranked team, and Wisconsin tumbled to No. 18 after becoming the first top-10 team to be upset by an unranked team. Top-ranked ...

Broadhurst wins 3rd Tour Champions title

GRAND BLANC, Mich. (AP) — Paul Broadhurst won The Ally Challenge on Sunday for his PGA Tour Champions-leading third victory of the season, closing with a birdie to beat Brandt Jobe by two strokes in tour golf’s return to Warwick Hills. Fighting a back injury, Broadhurst rebounded from a ...

Red Sox beat Met 4-3 and cut magic number to 2

By KEN POWTAK The Associated Press BOSTON — Mookie Betts doesn’t seem to be badly hurt, so the Red Sox can focus on clinching the AL East at Yankee Stadium for the second time in three seasons. Betts gave Boston a scare when he injured his left side making two throws to home plate ...

Betances blows save, Yankees fall to Jays, 3-2

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Red Sox-Yankees in late September — as sure a thing as exists for baseball’s schedule makers. AL East powers, historic foes, duking it out for a division title. Not this time. With Boston’s iron grip on the majors’ best record, New York is going ...

Accuser’s story of attack roils plan for vote

WASHINGTON — Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation for the Supreme Court is taking an uncertain turn as Republican senators express concern over a woman’s private-turned-public allegation that a drunken Kavanaugh groped her and tried to take off her clothes at a party when they were ...

Hope fades in Philippines for dozens trapped in landslides

ITOGON, Philippines — A Philippine mayor said today that it’s unlikely any of the dozens of people thought buried in a huge landslide set off by Typhoon Mangkhut will be found alive, though rescuers were still digging through the massive mound of mud and debris covering a chapel where they ...

A Democratic template

Nationally, the Democratic Party, which gave indispensable assistance (“Basket of deplorables”!) to the election of today’s president, seems intent (“Impeach!”; “Abolish ICE!”; “Free stuff!”, “I am Spartacus!”) on a repeat performance. Here, however, in the 7th ...

Trump or the press?

In the running fight between President Donald Trump and the so-called mainstream news media, Americans are asked either to take the word of the demonstrated serial liar in the Oval Office or of the army of journalistic working stiffs whose business it is to separate the wheat from the ...

Where have you gone, Bob?

“Where have you gone, Bob Woodward? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.” I asked that question in January, repurposing a Paul Simon lyric to implore the dean of American political reporters to help us make sense of the mess that is the Trump White House. On Tuesday, Woodward finally ...

The Emmy winner is … maybe viewers, diversity, ‘SNL’ brand

LOS ANGELES — As Emmy Award nominees nervously wait to hear their name called, or not, there’s more on the line at tonight’s ceremony than personal glory. “Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels, producing his second Emmy telecast in 30 years, is tasked with turning viewership ...

People in the news

Underwood reveals she had miscarriages NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood says she turned to God after experiencing three miscarriages in two years. The 35-year-old country singer and former “American Idol” champion told “CBS Sunday Morning “ she got pregnant in early 2017 and it ...

Swollen rivers swamp ash dumps, hog farms

By MICHAEL BIESECKER The Associated Press Flooded rivers from Florence’s driving rains have begun to swamp coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution concerns as the swollen waterways approach their crests today. Duke Energy said the weekend collapse of a coal ash ...

Stem cell transplant cements a father-son bond

GILBERT, Ariz. — Thirty-five years after an Arizona man cared for his son when he was shot in their native Lebanon, the son is returning that devotion. Both the Rev. John Ibraham Sabbagh and his 54-year-old son, Ebby Sabbagh, are celebrating one year of going strong since the elder Sabbagh ...

Swedish regulator ends its look into a birth control app

LONDON (AP) — Swedish regulators have closed their investigation of a birth control app after finding that the rate of unwanted pregnancies, which had gained media attention, was actually in line with clinical data. The Swedish Medical Products Agency said Thursday a review found about 7 ...