Oakland's Melvin, Atlanta's Snitker voted top managers
NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Melvin's job was a lot different as a rookie manager with Seattle in 2002, and even when he was voted Manager of the Year with Arizona in 2007 and Oakland in 2012.
Nets say LeVert could return from foot injury this season
NEW YORK (AP) — Caris LeVert's injury wasn't as bad as it looked. The Brooklyn Nets said Tuesday their leading scorer suffered only a dislocation of his right foot and no fractures, and he could return this season.
Warriors suspend fiery Draymond Green 1 game for conduct
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Warriors All-Star forward Draymond Green was suspended one game without pay by Golden State on Tuesday for conduct detrimental to the team.
Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan hold steady in CFP
The College Football Playoff rankings held steady at the top, with Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan an unchanged first four from last week.
Chiefs-Rams game moved from Mexico City to LA due to field
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NFL moved the Rams' Monday night showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs from Mexico City to Los Angeles on Tuesday due to the poor condition of the field at Azteca Stadium.
Romain Gall rebounding after fall to Sweden's 3rd tier
Signed with fanfare by Columbus 18 months earlier, Romain Gall was released by the Crew in February 2016 after making just four first-team appearances in 1½ seasons.
Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell refuses to sign tag, out for 2018
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le'Veon Bell's patience on the football field sets him apart. In a game built on chaos, the star running back rarely hurries or makes hasty decisions.
Federer beats Thiem to get back on track at ATP Finals
LONDON (AP) — Sometimes no practice makes perfect — for Roger Federer anyway. After cancelling his training session a day earlier, Federer produced a much-improved performance to get his campaign for a seventh ATP Finals title back on track with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Dominic Thiem on Tuesday.
Players: Emotions will run high when Casey makes his return
TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry and Jonas Valanciunas spent a dozen years between them developing their games under coach Dwane Casey. Valanciunas had never played for any other NBA head coach before this season.
Caps' Wilson has suspension cut to 14 games by arbitrator
Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has had his 20-game suspension reduced to 14 by a neutral arbitrator and is eligible to play immediately.
Bruins' goaltender Rask back at practice after 3-day leave
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask returned to practice on Tuesday after taking a three-day leave of absence to attend to a personal matter.
Hue Jackson back in Cincinnati, helping to run defense
CINCINNATI (AP) — Hue Jackson needed only a few weeks to land another job in the place where he's always welcomed. The Bengals hired Jackson on Tuesday as a special assistant to head coach Marvin Lewis as he tries to resurrect Cincinnati's historically bad defense.
More angst at Maryland: QB Hill out for season with torn ACL
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — During a harsh season in which the Maryland football team has been forced to deal with an array of setbacks — none worse than the death of player Jordan McNair — the Terrapins have repeatedly showed their resiliency.
Japan rallies to beat MLB All-Stars 5-3 to lead series 3-1
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Ryosuke Kikuchi drove in the go-ahead run on a squeeze bunt in a four-run ninth inning as Japan beat the MLB All-Stars 5-3 Tuesday and took a 3-1 lead in their six-game exhibition series.
AP All-America Watch: WVU's top tackler; UCLA's talented TE
The Associated Press has been honoring college football's best with an All-America team since 1925. The full three-team AP All-America selections will be unveiled in December.
Running backs play key role in Washington State's Air Raid
While quarterback Gardner Minshew is getting most of the attention, running backs James Williams and Max Borghi have also helped fuel the rise of No.
Bilas: College basketball players will one day be paid
College basketball analyst Jay Bilas believes players will eventually be paid, and tells PodcastOne Sports Now that he's not sure top players will forgo a year on the big stage in college to play in the NBA's developmental league.
McIlroy giving up European Tour membership in 2019
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy is set to give up European Tour membership in 2019 to focus on the U.S. PGA Tour.
Acuna honored to be named National League Rookie of the Year
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. woke up in Japan to news he had been named National League Rookie of the Year.
NFL players are reprising some old, costly celebrations
NFL players seem to have run out of creative ways to celebrate. Either that, or they've decided to pay homage to the players they grew up watching, even if it costs them some funds for injecting fun into the game.
TOP 25 THIS WEEK: No. 25 Buffalo earns 1st AP ranking
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Buffalo grabbed headlines for taking down Arizona in last year's NCAA Tournament, then going on the road to hand a ranked West Virginia team its first loss in a home opener in 15 years.
Manning's late TD pass leads Giants past 49ers 27-23
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Eli Manning threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard with 53 seconds left and the New York Giants snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the San Francisco 49ers 27-23 on Monday night.
AP Source: Former Browns coach Jackson returning to Bengals
CLEVELAND (AP) — Hue Jackson's timeout from coaching didn't last long. Fired last month after a brutal run with the Browns, Jackson will rejoin Cincinnati's staff under Marvin Lewis, a person familiar with the hiring told The Associated Press on Monday night.
Bengals fire defensive coordinator, Jackson re-joining staff
CINCINNATI (AP) — Marvin Lewis got the Bengals' head coaching job because of his reputation for defensive excellence. He's now in charge of trying to resuscitate a historically bad unit and pulling Cincinnati's season back from the brink.
Brodeur, O'Ree, Bettman lead inductees into Hockey HOF
TORONTO (AP) — Martin Brodeur, Willie O'Ree and NHL commissioner led the latest group of inductees to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday night.

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