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Collins, Brin lead No. 25 Tulsa to stunning 2 OT win

By JOHN TRANCHINA Associated Press TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Falling behind early is becoming a regular occurrence for Tulsa. So are late-game heroics. Zaven Collins returned an interception 96 yards for a touchdown in the second overtime to give No. 25 Tulsa a 30-24 comeback victory over Tulane ...

NBA’s offseason sprint continues with free agency starting

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer NBA free agency is usually a weeklong frenzy. Deals get struck, then teams and players must wait a few days before they can sign those contracts. And from there, a few more months often pass before the player goes to work with his new club. Not this ...

Colts could go from outsider to contender by beating Packers

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer It's difficult to sneak up on anybody in the NFL, given the attention the sport gets everywhere. Yet the Indianapolis Colts have been something of a hidden secret at 6-3. If you're surprised to see them tied with Tennessee atop the AFC South, it's ...

Steelers’ Roethlisberger, 3 teammates go on COVID-19 list

By The Associated Press The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed four more players on the COVID-19 list, including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The move comes a day after tight end Vance McDonald went on the list after testing positive following a 24-19 win at Dallas that pushed the Steelers to ...

Tokyo Olympic officials talk of test events early next year

By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympics organizers on Tuesday said they were encouraged by a gymnastics meet over the weekend and are now ready to hold test events early next year. The Sunday meet featured 22 Russian, Chinese and American athletes entering Japan and ...

Jets blow lead, fall to 0-9 for first time in team history

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Pro Football Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Joe Flacco and the rest of the New York Jets could feel it. Their first victory of a brutal season was there for the taking. They had a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter against a struggling New England Patriots team ...

South Carolina No. 1 in AP preseason women’s basketball poll

By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Dawn Staley already has accomplished so much at South Carolina. Now she can add the first preseason No. 1 ranking in school history to the list of achievements. The Gamecocks received 29 of the 30 first-place votes in The Associated ...

A quiet start to empty week at Augusta National for Masters

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Take away a few white scoreboards in their usual places behind the greens, and the green television stands behind the 12th tee and a few other strategic locations, and this is what Augusta National looks like in November. It looks bigger ...

No. 1 Clemson turns to Uiagalelei with Lawrence sidelined

By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer Clemson coach Dabo Swinney always planned for talented freshman quarterback DJ Uiagalelei to take over for Trevor Lawrence, just not this weekend against Boston College. That's the situation for the Tigers, however, after Lawrence tested positive for ...

Maryland shocks Minnesota 45-44 in OT on missed conversion

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A back-and-forth game that featured comebacks by both teams, a dozen touchdowns and more than 1,100 yards in offense seemed destined to reach a second overtime before ending abruptly on — of all things — a botched conversion ...