The Latest: Cora understands Roberts' popularity in Boston
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Series (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Red Sox manager Alex Cora understands the enduring popularity in Boston of Los Angeles counterpart Dave Roberts.
Cowboys get Amari Cooper from Raiders for 1st-round pick
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have acquired Oakland receiver Amari Cooper for a first-round draft pick. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said Monday his team will get the pick in the 2019 draft.
Eagles in search of new identity
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have an identity crisis. After winning the first Super Bowl in franchise history, coaches and players repeatedly stressed throughout the offseason and training camp this is a different team and a new year.
AP Interview: WADA says Russia critics harming doping fight
Unnerved by public disputes and bullying claims, the World Anti-Doping Agency is urging critics of the decision to reinstate Russia to cease their distracting attacks.
World Series Bark Park: Porcello's pup romps around Fenway
BOSTON (AP) — Fresh from his World Series workout, Rick Porcello was far from dog tired. So the Red Sox pitcher took his new puppy for a romp at a popular park — Fenway Park .
Family affair: Rebuilding Reds pick David Bell to lead them
CINCINNATI (AP) — David Bell buttoned his Reds jersey with the No. 25, the same one worn by his grandfather and his father. Buddy Bell stood in the back of the room, watching the scene as a proud papa.
Restocked Kansas nabs No. 1 spot in AP Top 25 preseason poll
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self sees big holes when he looks at his roster after losing three starters, including Associated Press All-American Devonte' Graham.
Victims of Iowa coach can still come forward, agent says
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Many of the 400 boys who were sexually exploited by an Iowa basketball coach are only learning now what happened to them months or years ago and some have still yet to be identified or contacted, an investigator said Monday.
Ex-NFL player out of prison after 18 years for murder plot
Rae Carruth is a free man. The former NFL wide receiver was released from prison Monday after serving more than 18 years for conspiring to murder the mother of his unborn child.
AP Top 25 Heat Check: Alabama becomes unanimous No. 1
Alabama is finally a unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press college football. That probably took longer than it should have, but now all 61 voters are on board.
Except for 1 kick, Saints, Ravens are evenly matched
BALTIMORE (AP) — In a matchup between the league's highest-scoring offense and top-ranked defense, the New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens played to a near draw.
Slumping Newcastle posing 1 of Benitez's greatest challenges
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — He's won the Champions League, the Europa League, domestic league and cup titles, and coached many of the biggest teams on the continent.
ICYMI in NFL Week 7: Kaepernick, social issues back in news
Colin Kaepernick is no longer in the NFL — which, when one considers that Derek Anderson and Cody Kessler are getting snaps at quarterback, is fascinating — and the White House-driven conversation about pregame national anthems in the league largely has receded.
Cora has put players 1st during Red Sox run to World Series
BOSTON (AP) — When Alex Cora was hired to manage the Red Sox a year ago, he knew he wanted to put relationships with his players first.
Borrego: Hiring female coaches shows NBA trending right way
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants more women throughout the league. He's getting his wish. In recent days, two significant moves were made, with Kristi Toliver being added to Washington's staff of assistant coaches, and Chasity Melvin getting hired as an assistant coach with Charlotte's G League affiliate in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Several 2017 playoff teams are underachieving this year
If anyone figured the 2018 NFL season would emulate 2017, they have positive proof through seven weeks that just isn't so. Sure, the Patriots are an AFC power, even though they aren't overpowering anybody, and the Chiefs again won their first five games before losing.
Chiefs celebrating blowout of Bengals, impressive 6-1 start
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It's hard to tell these days what's more entertaining to watch: Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs' high-flying offense or their crazy, creative touchdown celebrations.
Eagles back to underdogs after 21-17 loss to Panthers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Now the Philadelphia Eagles can go back to being underdogs again. After embracing that role last year and overcoming huge odds to win their first Super Bowl title, the Eagles haven't lived up to expectations as defending champions.
Bortles benched, Jaguars implode after 20-7 loss to Texans
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Blake Bortles is no longer Jacksonville's starting quarterback. Whether he regains the job in the next week is anybody's guess.
Brady, Patriots hang on against Bears, win fourth straight
CHICAGO (AP) — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are stacking up the victories and that's what matters most to them. As for the aesthetics, they'll keep working on that.
AP PHOTOS: Israeli bodybuilders compete in annual flex-off
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Dozens of glistening competitors took the stage for an annual body building and fitness competition in Tel Aviv last week.
Mahomes torches Bengals for 4 TDs as Chiefs roll, 45-10
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes bobbled the snap, picked the ball off the turf and threw a laser to Tyreek Hill in the corner of the end zone, giving the Kansas City Chiefs another touchdown on a night full of them.
Led by bench, Clippers hang on to beat Rockets 115-112
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three games into his NBA career, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is getting used to playing in crunch time. The rookie is pretty good when it counts, too.
Hernangomez's late block helps Nuggets beat Warriors 100-98
DENVER (AP) — Juancho Hernangomez's swooping right-handed swat was precisely the right stuff to help the Denver Nuggets stay unbeaten.
NBA suspends Ingram, Rondo, Paul in Lakers-Rockets dustup
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lakers teammates Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul of the Rockets were suspended without pay Sunday for an on-court fight, with Paul taking the heaviest financial hit.

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