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Nationals fire manager Matt Williams after only 2 seasons

October 5, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — In describing what he will look for in a manager to replace Matt Williams, Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo might have been pointing out exactly what he felt went wrong with... more »»

Penguins hoping more depth behind stars leads to deeper run

October 5, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Johnston spent his first season coaching the Pittsburgh Penguins preaching the same message over and over to his talented but almost pathologically unselfish... more »»

Toronto looks to rebuild with Mike Babcock behind the bench

October 5, 2015

The question and the challenge certainly interested Lou Lamoriello: Would the Hockey Hall of Famer be in interested in becoming general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs?

"When Brendan... more »»

Under Pete Carroll, Seahawks nearly perfect in prime time

October 5, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — As part of the program he has built in Seattle, Pete Carroll insists that all games are equal and those with a higher profile carry no extra significance for the team. more »»

Nationals fire manager Matt Williams, coaching staff

October 5, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Manager Matt Williams was fired by the Washington Nationals on Monday after a season in which the team went from World Series favorite to failing to make the playoffs. more »»

Average time of 9-inning MLB game drops 6 minutes to 2:56

October 5, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has managed to cut six minutes from the average time of a nine-inning game this season, when it adopted some speedup rules. more »»

Justices reject appeal from Jim Thorpe's sons over reburial

October 5, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Indian tribes and Jim Thorpe's sons to move the remains of the athletic great from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma. more »»

Spiller emerges in Saints' 26-20 OT win over Cowboys

October 5, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Running back C.J. more »»

Close calls in Cy Young races; Harper, Donaldson for MVP

October 5, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Here's how stacked the NL Cy Young race is: Max Scherzer struck out 276 batters with a 2.79 ERA and became the first major leaguer in 42 years to throw two no-hitters in one season. more »»

Indy trying to get kinks fixed after 16-13 OT win over Jags

October 5, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Matt Hasselbeck knows time is running short.

He cherishes every snap he gets, every start he makes and every chance to celebrate a win. more »»

LEADING OFF: Skippers in peril, plus Astros and Yanks prep

October 5, 2015

A look at what's happening around the major leagues today:



The day after the season is often dicey for managers on the hot seat. more »»

Playoff Push: Kershaw aims at redemption, stars set to debut

October 5, 2015

The Major League Baseball playoffs begin this week, starting Tuesday night with the American League wild-card game at Yankee Stadium. more »»

ICYMI in NFL's Week 4: At 1-3, Chip Kelly's Eagles in a hole

October 5, 2015

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — There's been a fascination with so much of what Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly has done since arriving in the NFL from Orego. more »»

Lambo's FG as time expires lifts Chargers over Browns

October 5, 2015

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A combination of Philip Rivers' veteran grit and rookie Josh Lambo's second-chance field goal got the San Diego Chargers back on track. more »»

Defense saves the day in Denver; Broncos beat Vikings 23-20

October 5, 2015

DENVER (AP) — Broncos safety T.J. Ward swept around the end untouched and took a swipe at Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

The ball came loose and Von Miller pounced on it. more »»

Brees' 400th TD pass lifts Saints over Cowboys, 26-20 in OT

October 5, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As Drew Brees watched Saints teammate Zach Hocker clank a potential winning field goal off the upright before a stunned Superdome crowd, the veteran quarterback began trying to... more »»

Cincinnati's Chapman throws 62 fastest pitches of season

October 5, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Cincinnati reliever Aroldis Chapman threw the 62 fastest pitches in the big leagues this season, according to Major League Baseball's new Statcast computer system. more »»

Denver's defense leads Broncos past Vikings 23-20

October 5, 2015

DENVER (AP) — Bursting through the line for jaw-dropping plays is quickly becoming the Denver Broncos' calling card. more »»

Vinatieri's field goals lead Colts past Jaguars 16-13 in OT

October 5, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis' over-the-hill gang still looks pretty spry to the injured Andrew Luck.

Pretty darn good, too. more »»

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