National Sports

LeBron James scores 39 points, Cavs beat Clippers in OT

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 39 points, Kevin Love added 25 and the Cleveland Cavaliers won their fourth straight, 118-113 in overtime over the skidding Los Angeles Clippers Friday night. Love made a pair of 3-pointers in OT, when the Cavs outscored the Clippers 13-8. Dwyane Wade ...

Chargers QB Rivers practices again, questionable for Sunday

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is listed as questionable for Los Angeles’ game against Buffalo on Sunday due to a concussion. Rivers is still progressing through the NFL’s concussion protocol after he reported symptoms of a head injury on Monday. Rivers ...

Brady, Patriots heading for greater heights in Mexico

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Tom Brady, fresh off his NFL-record 86th road win, is ready to take the New England Patriots to new heights, namely Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium, where they’ll face the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. “I’m excited for it. It’s going to be a lot of fun,” ...

Cavs’ Rose out at least 2 more weeks with ankle injury

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers starting point guard Derrick Rose will miss at least the next two weeks with a nagging left ankle injury. Rose injured the ankle Oct. 20 at Milwaukee and has missed Cleveland’s past four games. He underwent medical tests and was recommended to rest. Rose is ...

After friend’s death, Brown fuels Celtics win over Warriors

By KYLE HIGHTOWER, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Hours before the Celtics took the court Thursday night to protect their winning streak against the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors, Jaylen Brown was walking around in a fog. Boston's second-year forward was not even thinking ...

Roethlisberger throws 4 TDs, Steelers drill Titans 40-17

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Another uninspiring half in the books in a season littered with them for a team that expects to play deep into January and beyond, Ben Roethlisberger decided he had seen enough. So the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback decided it was time to ...

Astros’ Altuve wins AL MVP, Marlins’ Stanton earns NL honor

By JAKE SEINER, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros have grown together, enduring an arduous rebuild and coming out the other side among baseball's best. These days, nobody is standing taller. Altuve won the American League MVP award Thursday, towering over ...

New $1.6B Atlanta stadium rises; now old one to be destroyed

By JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's new $1.6 billion stadium — home to the NFL's Falcons and the city's hugely popular pro soccer team — has successfully risen, despite a series of construction delays over its complex retractable roof. Now, the dome next door that ...

Truex and team balanced numerous setbacks in dream season

By JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Phil Collins song "In the Air Tonight" blasted through the Furniture Row Racing shop as the employees loaded their championship-contending race car for the long trip from Colorado to Homestead-Miami Speedway. Some crew members ...

Trump to host NCAA champs, So Carolina women decline invite

By ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will host college sports championship teams at the White House on Friday, although the South Carolina women's basketball team declined the invitation. The White House says 18 NCAA teams will attend a reception at the ...