Mets' deGrom gets Cy with record-low wins; Snell takes AL
NEW YORK (AP) — After a season marred by narrow defeats, Jacob deGrom became a runaway winner. The New York Mets ace easily won the National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday night, a reward for a historically fruitless season in Flushing.
Cora gets new deal from Red Sox through 2021 season
BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox rewarded manager Alex Cora for winning a World Series in his first year with the team, giving him a new contract with an additional guaranteed year through the 2021 season.
Djokovic overcomes illness to progress at ATP Finals
LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic overcame an illness — and Alexander Zverev — to advance to the last four of the ATP Finals. Despite requiring a tissue to blow his nose between points, Djokovic beat Zverev 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday to earn a second straight victory at the season-ending tournament.
Mexicans disappointed with NFL decision to move Chiefs-Rams
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The NFL's decision to move the regular-season game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Rams due to the poor condition of the turf at Azteca Stadium has left many Mexicans disappointed, angered and wondering how it will affect the relationship with the league for the future.
Steinbrenner on Machado comments: 'That ain't going to sell'
ATLANTA (AP) — Flush with cash, the New York Yankees may take a run at Manny Machado. But first, the slugging infielder would have some explaining to do.
Watson reinstated to Predators' roster after suspension
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Forward Austin Watson has been reinstated to the Predators' roster after serving an 18-game suspension for domestic abuse, and he issued a statement apologizing to everyone for the June incident that cost him the start of the season.
College Football Picks: UCF and race to be top G5 champion
With limited intrigue among the Power Five conference playoff contenders this week, No. 11 UCF gets the spotlight as it puts the nation's longest winning streak on the line against No.
Packers have bitter memories of CenturyLink Field
The Green Bay Packers have some bitter memories of CenturyLink Field. Who can blame them? The NFC championship game in the 2014 season was in their control until a fake punt by the Seahawks and some bad decisions by the Packers helped Seattle force overtime.
Games on? Calgary vote shakes up Olympic bid game again
Does anyone really want to host the Winter Olympics? Residents in Calgary answered that question with a resounding "No," and now the International Olympic Committee has some soul-searching to do.
Browns interim coach Williams to get shot at full-time gig
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — As John Dorsey prepares to make a critical decision he knows may shape Cleveland's football fortunes, the Browns general manager spends a moment every day giving himself a pep talk.
If Flacco can't go, Jackson and RG3 ready to roll for Ravens
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Lamar Jackson isn't staying awake at night thinking about the prospect of making his first NFL start. Baltimore Ravens starting quarterback Joe Flacco missed practice Wednesday because of a hip injury, and his status for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals is uncertain.
Penguins star Crosby skips practice with upper-body injury
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has skipped practice while being evaluated Wednesday for an upper-body injury.
Former WWE star Punk's fight future could be in TV booth
CM Punk's next move in mixed martial arts is assuredly safer than stepping inside the cage. Punk, who made the ballyhooed move from WWE straight to UFC in 2014 , is set to turn in headlocks for a headset when he takes the microphone for the Cage Fury Fighting Championships card next month in New Jersey .
As many as 9 SEC schools could have 1st-round draft picks
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Alabama set an SEC record with 12 players taken in the 2018 NFL draft, including four in the first round.
ESPN has to scramble its traveling circus with site switch
NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN's equipment trucks already were headed for Mexico when the network found out next Monday night's mega-matchup between the Chiefs and Rams was being switched to Los Angeles.
Logano aiming to spoil season for NASCAR's Big 3
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano is the outlier in this year's championship race. He was never in the mix for this year's Cup title, not until he used his bumper to move reigning champion Martin Truex Jr.
Pulisic assumes leadership role on return to American team
LONDON (AP) — Back with the United States for only the second time in an injury-troubled year, Christian Pulisic has watched the Americans rebuild from afar after their failure to qualify for the World Cup.
Jutanugarn looks to close out huge 2018 with CME Globe
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn is occasionally fearful on the golf course, which might seem peculiar given her resume. She's already clinched the LPGA's player of the year award, her second in the last three seasons.
AP Top 25 Podcast: UCF forces its way to national prominence
No. 11 Central Florida has won 22 straight games and is making a run at another major bowl bid. ESPN's "College GameDay" is coming to the schools' Orlando, Florida, campus this week So why are Knights fans so mad online? On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , Matt Murschel of the Orlando Sentinel joins AP's Ralph Russo to talk about UCF's rise to prominence and how this year's team stacks up to last year's unbeaten squad.
Majority of Calgary voters say 'no thanks' to 2026 Olympics
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Calgary's bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics was rebuffed on Tuesday when local voters said "no" in a nonbinding referendum.
Predators may have NHL's best goalie combo on, off ice
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pekka Rinne is off to an even better start than last season when he finally won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's best goalie, and backup Juuse Saros ranks among the league's top 10 for victories.
Big attention for rookie Champ begins with small favor
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Cameron Champ was a freshman in high school and a graduate of The First Tee program, missing only the means to travel the country to play junior golf tournaments with hopes of getting noticed outside Northern California.
WADA: Scott wasn't bullied but more interviews needed
World Anti-Doping Agency investigators found no evidence athletes' representative Beckie Scott was bullied at a recent meeting, but more people need to be interviewed to determine what happened.
Fulham hires Claudio Ranieri after firing Jokanovic
LONDON (AP) — Claudio Ranieri is back in the Premier League with Fulham, two years after overcoming 5,000-1 odds to win the title with Leicester.
NFL, Woodruff Foundation helping veterans on many levels
For decades, the NFL has had a strong bond with the military. That relationship stretches far beyond the pregame and halftime ceremonies that honor veterans, and particularly ratchets up in November with the league's Salute To Service.

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