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Syracuse out to snap 3-game skid, hosts No. 25 Florida State

Just over three weeks ago Syracuse was riding high, undefeated after six games and ranked No. 14. Three straight losses have sent the Orange plummeting out of the rankings and they're desperate to stop the skid. "It comes down to who you play, when you play, whether you're healthy or not ...

Bills QB Josh Allen to miss practice, listed day to day

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — No one on the Buffalo Bills has a definitive answer as to whether quarterback Josh Allen's injured throwing elbow will be healed in time to play against the NFC North-leading Minnesota Vikings this weekend. The best coach Sean McDermott could say regarding Allen's ...

Giants’ Kenny Golladay likely to return against Texans

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Kenny Golladay is going to get another chance to show the New York Giants they didn't waste a lot of money signing him as a free agent last year. Golladay expects to return to the lineup Sunday when the Giants (6-2) host the Houston Texans (1-6-1). The ...

Díaz, Mets ink $102M, 5-year deal, record for MLB closer

NEW YORK (AP) — With a record contract for Edwin Díaz, his swift return to the New York Mets was music to their ears. Díaz and the Mets completed their $102 million, five-year deal Wednesday — the largest for a reliever in baseball history. The star closer can opt out after three ...

Farris scores 20, Marist downs American 73-69

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Kam Farris scored 20 points to help Marist defeat American 73-69 on Wednesday night in a season opener for both teams. Farris shot 7 for 10, including 5 for 5 from beyond the arc for the Red Foxes. Patrick Gardner scored 19 points and added six rebounds. Geoff ...

Aaron Judge, Paul Goldschmidt win MLB’s Hank Aaron Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — New AL home run king Aaron Judge and St. Louis slugger Paul Goldschmidt won Hank Aaron Awards on Wednesday that reward the most outstanding offensive performers in each league. Judge and Goldschmidt are both finalists for the Most Valuable Player honors that will be presented ...

Roberts scores 22 as Fairleigh Dickinson takes down Mercy

TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — Demetre Roberts had 22 points in Fairleigh Dickinson's 106-66 win against Mercy on Wednesday night. Roberts added six assists for the Knights (1-1). Grant Singleton added 18 points while shooting 7 for 12. Heru Bligen finished with 13 points. James Taylor Jr. led the ...

Durant, Nets pound Knicks 112-85 after promoting Vaughn

NEW YORK (AP) — New coach, same result in a New York basketball rivalry that's become no rivalry at all. Kevin Durant had 29 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists, becoming the first player since Michael Jordan to score at least 25 points in his team's first 12 games, and the Brooklyn Nets ...

Nets make Jacque Vaughn coach, decide against Udoka pursuit

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacque Vaughn knew when he moved into Steve Nash's seat that he might just be keeping it warm for Ime Udoka. The Brooklyn Nets were expected to hire the suspended Boston Celtics coach for their job, maybe after Vaughn had it only for a game. Instead, the Nets decided ...

Central Michigan rallies, 31-27, behind freshman QB’s 3 TDs

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Freshman quarterback Bert Emanuel Jr. rushed for 293 yards and the first three touchdowns of his career as Central Michigan rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat Buffalo 31-27 on Wednesday night. Emanuel, who saw his first game action the week before as part of ...

Jets’ Gardner, Seahawks’ Walker lead NFL’s impact rookies

Sauce Gardner got twisted around as Stefon Diggs blew by him, a rare moment this season when the New York Jets cornerback looked like a rookie. That 42-yard toss by Josh Allen on the first play from scrimmage Sunday had the No. 4 overall draft pick burned. But Gardner's confidence never ...

Giants’ McKinney accepts responsibility for ATV accident

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants safety Xavier McKinney accepted responsibility for the off-road accident that injured his left hand during the bye week and will force him to miss at least the next four games. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday for the first time since the mishap ...

AP source: Suspended Kyrie Irving meets with Adam Silver

NEW YORK (AP) — Suspended Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving met with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday, a person with knowledge of the meeting said. The Nets banned Irving for at least five games without pay on Thursday after he refused to say he had no antisemitic beliefs. That came ...

Maryland opens Willard era with 71-49 win over Niagara

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Donta Scott scored 18 points, Jahmir Young added 14 and coach Kevin Willard won in his debut at Maryland with a 71-49 victory over Niagara in a season opener on Monday night. Willard was named coach on March 21, 2022 after coaching Seton Hall the previous 12 ...

Rizzo, Bassitt turn down options, among 11 now free agents

LAS VEGAS (AP) — First baseman Anthony Rizzo became a free agent again when he declined his $16 million option with the New York Yankees for 2023. Pitcher Chris Bassitt declined his $19 million option with the New York Mets and followed rotation mates Jacob deGrom and Taijuan Walker into ...

After keeping Díaz, Mets take small step with Vogelbach

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Having struck the first big move in the free agent market with a pending $102 million, five-year deal to retain All-Star closer Edwin Díaz, New York Mets general manager Billy Eppler understands it may take time to execute the next steps in his offseason plan. "If anybody ...

Vejmelka sharp in goal, Coyotes beat Sabres 4-1

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Karel Vejmelka made 32 saves to lead the Arizona Coyotes to a 4-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. Lawson Crouse, Matias Maccelli, Clayton Keller and Liam O'Brien scored for Arizona. "(Vejmelka) made key saves at key moments," Arizona coach Andre ...

Islanders score 3 in 3rd to rally past rival Rangers 4-3

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Pelech, Brock Nelson and Anders Lee scored third-period goals as the New York Islanders rallied for another comeback victory Tuesday night, 4-3 over the rival New York Rangers. The Rangers were ahead 3-1 heading into the third at Madison Square Garden before Pelech ...

With shift limits, MLB general managers shift evaluations

LAS VEGAS (AP) — There's been a shift in how general managers evaluate players — caused by restrictions on defensive positioning that start next season. "We, like I'm sure everybody, have done our due diligence to make sure that we're in a good place as we're entertaining opportunities in ...

Pitcher Luis Severino’s $15M option exercised by Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) — Luis Severino's $15 million option for 2023 was exercised by the New York Yankees on Monday. The right-hander, who turns 29 in February, was 7-3 with a 3.18 ERA in 19 starts this season and 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA in a pair of postseason starts. He was sidelined between July 31 ...