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Early bird Thiem, Nadal, Halep reach French 4th round

By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer PARIS (AP) — Waking up early Friday for his third-round match at the French Open, Dominic Thiem was surprised to see the morning skies were still dark. Yup, Roland Garros in autumn, when the sun is slower to rouse itself than during the usual May-June ...

Lack of O-line mistakes has helped propel Patriots offense

By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Dante Scarnecchia is no longer patrolling the sidelines for the New England Patriots. That doesn't mean the retired offensive line coach's presence isn't very much a part of their success on offense this season. Even with starting ...

Unbeaten Steelers try to take unexpected bye in stride

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin's met his team's unexpected week off with typical bluntness. The NFL's decision to reschedule the Pittsburgh Steelers' visit to Tennessee due to a COVID-19 outbreak among the Titans means the Steelers will play 13 straight games ...

Art Collector is biggest threat to Authentic in Preakness

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — Trainer Tommy Drury and Art Collector get another chance at Triple Crown glory this weekend. Drury will start his first horse in a Triple Crown race when he saddles Art Collector in Saturday's Preakness, which will be the final leg of the ...

Titans have NFL’s first COVID-19 outbreak, with 8 positives

By TERESA M. WALKER AP Pro Football Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans suspended in-person activities through Friday after the NFL says three Titans players and five other personnel tested positive for the coronavirus. The NFL issued a statement Tuesday saying both the ...

French Open: Mladenovic collapses again but blames umpire

By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer PARIS (AP) — Kristina Mladenovic's first match since her nightmarish end to the U.S. Open produced another collapse and a controversial umpire's call at the French Open on Tuesday. The French player lost to Laura Siegemund of Germany 7-5, 6-3 after serving ...

LEADING OFF: Playoffs begin, Bieber vs Cole in prime matchup

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: MARQUEE MATCHUP Shane Bieber dominated this year for Cleveland, leading the American League in wins (8), ERA (1.63) and strikeouts (122). He didn't allow a run in six of his 12 starts. Gerrit Cole ...

‘No moral victories here’: Tie disgusts Burrow, Bengals

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals didn't lose Sunday, but the 23-23 tie with the Philadelphia Eagles was just as difficult to take. Quarterback Joe Burrow was sacked eight times, and the Bengals (0-2-1) offensive line still can't give him enough ...

Mahomes outplays Jackson to lead Chiefs past Ravens 34-20

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — It wasn't just that Patrick Mahomes threw for a ton of yards and four touchdowns. Most impressive was how he did it. Mahomes juked, danced, and jumped in and out of the pocket. Sometimes he just dropped back and fired pinpoint throws ...