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Ravens’ defense a question mark after late leads slip away

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer Marlon Humphrey was beaten so badly on the winning touchdown that he slowed to a jog while the pass was still in the air. It was that kind of night for Baltimore's secondary. The Ravens arrived in Las Vegas determined to show that they could still play to ...

Ravens’ defense a question mark after late leads slip away

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer Marlon Humphrey was beaten so badly on the winning touchdown that he slowed to a jog while the pass was still in the air. It was that kind of night for Baltimore's secondary. The Ravens arrived in Las Vegas determined to show that they could still play to their ...

Medvedev overcomes pressure, Djokovic to win U.S. Open

By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Daniil Medvedev had outplayed the man he considers the best ever in tennis for about two hours. Then it was time to finish off Novak Djokovic. That's when Medvedev's serve and his body started to falter. He double-faulted on his first match ...

Top 25 Reality Check: Assessing voters after volatile weeks

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Two weeks into the regular season and already 12 ranked teams have lost, including five to unranked teams. That's a fair amount of upheaval to the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank so early in the season. Six teams that were ranked in the ...

Stafford leads LA Rams past Bears 34-14 in dynamic debut

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Matthew Stafford's second pass for the Los Angeles Rams traveled 53 majestic yards through the air and dropped right into the hands of Van Jefferson, who fell down untouched, stood up and scored. The Rams have bet their future on ...

Analysis: Rocky debuts and uplifting ones in NFL’s 1st week

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer How difficult is achieving a successful debut in the NFL? Ask Urban Meyer and Arthur Smith, new head coaches whose teams looked as if they were still in spring workouts. Compounding that, Meyer's Jaguars and Smith's Falcons were routed by Houston and ...

Mercedes calls for change after crash between title rivals

By DANIELLA MATAR Associated Press MONZA, Italy (AP) — Two of Formula One's top drivers have been involved in two potentially life-threatening crashes in as many months. Something needs to change. At the British Grand Prix in July, Max Verstappen ended up in the hospital after tangling ...

Robinson, Pepi, US flip WCup qualifier, beat Honduras 4-1

By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — The United States was skidding to another World Cup qualifying failure when Antonee Robinson entered, quickly tied the score and celebrated with a backward somersault. The entire game soon flipped. Ricardo Pepi put the U.S. ...

Set down, Djokovic tops Berrettini at Open, nears The Grand Slam

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Never fazed, rarely flummoxed, Novak Djokovic is so collected in best-of-five-set matches — even when falling behind, as he has done repeatedly at the U.S. Open. No opponent, or the prospect of what's at stake, has been too much to ...

State of Iowa steps into Big Ten spotlight for Cy-Hawk game

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Things to watch during Week 2 of play in the Big Ten Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 10 Iowa at No. 9 Iowa State This is the most anticipated Cy-Hawk game since the series began in 1884. ESPN's College GameDay will be in Ames for what marks the ...