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Yankees Win Stanton Sweepstakes

By Chandler Guadagnin

The Stanton Sweepstakes have finally come to an end. After months of swirling rumors, the Marlins have struck a deal with the Yankees to send Giancarlo Stanton to New York. When this process began, Stanton was believed to either be headed to the Giants or Cardinals. However, Stanton had all of the leverage because of the no-trade clause in his deal. As a result, Stanton vetoed the trade destinations of San Francisco and St. Louis. Stanton, who grew up in the Los Angeles area, stated that his number one trade destination would be the Dodgers. However, when that trade did not materialize, Stanton’s camp came out with a new list of teams to whom he would OK a trade. The teams on the list included the Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees.

Almost immediately after the new list broke, talks between the Marlins and Yankees began to intensify. As part of the deal the Yankees will pick up $260 million of the $295 million left on Stanton’s pact. In return for Stanton the Marlins will get Starlin Castro and pair of low-level prospects.  Here is a visual breakdown of the deal:

Stanton joins an outfield of Brett Gardner and AL Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge. Stanton adds his behemoth bat to a Yankees’ team that led Major League Baseball in 2017 with 241 homeruns. Giancarlo, who hit a Marlin’s franchise record 59 homers last season, is slotted in a lineup with rookie phenom Aaron Judge. Judge, himself, slugged 52 homeruns in 2017. Reportedly, the Yankees plan for their outfield is to rotate the outfielders between defense and the DH position. Below is the Yankees projected lineup in 2018:

Long story short, if you are a fan who enjoys watching baseballs disappear into the night, this is the team for you. Introducing your 2018 AL East Champions.

Statistics courtesy of www.mlb.com

Via Ken Rosenthal

Dubs continue winning on the road; A’s stunned by ballpark decision

The Golden State Warriors are now 5-0 on their six-game road trip after disposing of the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night. Playing without Steph Curry and Draymond Green, the Warriors Kevin Durant stole the show. Durant scored 35 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and dishing off 10 assists. His first triple-double of the season. The Warriors move to 20-6 on the season and will finish up their road trip in Detroit on Friday night.

It’s back to the drawing board for the Oakland A’s the Peralta Board of College Trustees voted in closed session to cease discussions with the A’s for a joint venture to build a baseball stadium.

The 35-thousand seat stadium was going to be in downtown Oakland near Lake Merritt. The community college district owns the land and halted talks with A’s officials. The decision was said to have “shocked” A’s officials who were looking forward to a dialogue with the trustees about the proposed ballpark.

(AP) — The Cleveland Browns have fired top executive Sashi Brown, but are keeping coach Hue Jackson for another season despite a 1-27 record.

Brown was named the team’s top executive by owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam during an overhaul following the 2015 season. He was relieved of his duties on Thursday.

In announcing the dismissal, Jimmy Haslam said Brown was told the team “is going in a new direction.” Haslam also announced Jackson will remain as coach for next season.

Brown’s firing is not unexpected since Cleveland is 0-12 for the second straight season with Brown in charge. The team passed up a chance to draft quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson in the past two drafts and Cleveland has shown little sign of improvement since Brown took over.

Brown had no experience in evaluating players as he primarily handled the team’s salary cap before he was promoted.

NFL-SAINTS-FALCONS

Saints visit Falcons in key NFC South matchup

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons host the New Orleans Saints in the NFL Thursday night game.

The NFC South matchup has serious playoff ramifications. The 7-5 Falcons desperately need a win over the 9-3 Saints to have a realistic shot at a second straight NFC South title.

In a 14-9 loss to Minnesota last week Atlanta failed to score a touchdown for the first time in nearly two seasons — a major embarrassment to a team that led the league in scoring a year ago.

NBA-MEXICO CITY

Nets and Thunder meet in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Brooklyn Nets meet in Mexico City Thursday night.

The game will be the 25th in NBA history South of the Border, the most for any country besides the United States and Canada. It’s also the first since a 7.1 earthquake on Sept. 19 killed over 300 people, most of them in the capital.

The invisible opponent is the altitude. Sitting at 7,350 feet above sea level, Mexico’s capital is at a far higher elevation than Denver — the NBA’s highest venue at 5,280 feet.

RUSSIAN DOPING

Russia PM: State will never admit “false” doping charges

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (dih-MEE’-tree med-VYEH’-dyev) says the state will never acknowledge the accusation of state-sponsored doping that prevents the Russia team from competing at the Pyeongchang Olympics because it considers it false.

Speaking at a Cabinet session on Thursday, he also argued that the International Olympic Committee decision on Tuesday to ban the Russia team from the Winter Games in South Korea for anti-doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Games had political underpinnings. He said the move was taken in order to influence public opinion in Russia ahead of the March 18 presidential election.

Medvedev says the Cabinet will support Russians who want to compete as neutral athletes at the games in February.

RUSSIAN DOPING-ZUBKOV

Olympic panel details Sochi bobsled champion’s doping case

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — An Olympic disciplinary panel says “powerful” evidence proved that two-time bobsled gold medalist Alexander Zubkov took part in the 2014 Sochi Games doping conspiracy.

In its full decision published on Thursday of a Nov. 24 verdict, the IOC disciplinary panel chaired by Denis Oswald detailed why it disqualified Zubkov and banned him for life from the Olympics.

The verdicts states one sample had “an abnormally high level of salt” and two scratched bottles were tampered with. Laboratory staff added salt to clean stored urine that was swapped in for steroid-tainted samples during the games.

The panel says similar evidence exists in seven more cases from Russia’s Sochi bobsled teams.

FIGURE SKATING-GRAND PRIX FINAL

Chen finishes 1st in short program at Grand Prix Final

NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — Nathan Chen finished first in the men’s short program at the Grand Prix Final on Thursday, the last major international competition before the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Skating to “Nemesis,” the American opened with a quad lutz, triple toe loop combination and added a quad flip and a triple axel for 103.32 points.

Japanese skater Shoma Uno fell on the landing of a triple axel and was second with 101.51 points, followed by Mikhail Kolyada of Russia with 99.22.

PGA TOUR-CHINA

PGA Tour signs deal to partner Chinese firm Shankai

BEIJING (AP) — The PGA Tour has signed a deal to partner with Chinese firm Shankai Sports to manage the operations of its China series for 20 years from 2018.

Shankai, a Beijing-based firm, says its new venture is receiving a 300 million yuan ($45 million) investment from Yao Capital, a private equity firm co-founded by former Houston Rockets player Yao Ming, and U.S.-based IDG Capital.

After a one-year hiatus, the PGA Tour China Series will resume next year.

The move comes as China has cracked down on golf in recent years, with authorities closing more than 100 courses in an effort to conserve water and land.

Greg Gilligan, PGA Tour’s Greater China managing director, says the closures were related to code violations and that China is supportive of the sport.

SPORTS BETTING-MARKET SCRAMBLE

Internet betting firms settle suits over NYX acquisition

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Three gambling companies have agreed to end their legal battle over the proposed acquisition of NYX Gaming by Scientific Games.

The Las Vegas-based firms hope to join forces and become a leader in the as-yet unapproved U.S. sports betting market.

But William Hill, a rival based in London, had threatened to derail the deal by using stock it owns in NYX.

On Thursday, the companies said they will end their complicated international litigation, adding that William Hill will now support the deal.

The companies anticipate the Supreme Court will legalize sports betting, creating a huge new market in the U.S.

The case was heard on Monday, but a decision may take until June.

NJ INTERNET GAMBLING-RACETRACKS

New Jersey eyes cutting horse tracks in on internet gambling

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers want to give the state’s horse racing tracks a piece of the action on internet gambling.

The state Assembly is due to vote Thursday on a bill that would authorize tracks to offer internet gambling on their premises if they reach a partnership agreement with an Atlantic City casino or an online affiliate of a casino.

Democratic Assemblyman Ralph Caputo says it’s a way to help the struggling racing industry with new revenue.

Gamblers with internet betting accounts can already place bets from anywhere within New Jersey’s borders, and don’t need to go to a track to do so.

Supporters envision track patrons placing online casino bets between races.

The state Senate has not yet scheduled a vote on the measure.

Report: Panik Not Offered in Stanton Talks

By Chandler Guadagjnin

Last week, it was reported that the Giants official offer for the Marlin’s Giancarlo Stanton included RHP Tyler Beede, OF Chris Shaw and 2B Joe Panik.

Now,another report from veteran MLB reporter, Bob Nightingale, has surfaced. It states that when the Giants’ front office heard the report they were “guffawed”. Instead Nightingale said that ” fringe-type guys” were most likely offered. Yet just another chapter in the thriller that is the ‘Stanton Sweepstakes’.

The market has seemingly narrowed to the Giants and Cardinals.

Source: http://www.knbr.com/2017/12/04/nightengale-giants-laughed-at-report-that-theyd-trade-panik-for-stanton-would-likely-offer-fringe-type-guys/

Miami Confident Stanton Would Approve Trade to Giants

By Chandler Guadagnin

The ‘Stanton Sweepstakes’ have been going on for a while now. Throughout the trade rumors, one question remains constant: will Stanton even end up on a new team? You see, Stanton has a full no trade clause. As a result, Stanton can refuse a trade to anyone, even if the Marlins want to send him off. However, it is now more probable that Stanton will be moved. He has presented a list of teams to the Marlins, to whom he would waive his no trade clause. At the top of that list are the Los Angeles Dodgers.

This morning, conflicting reports surfaced that Stanton was concerned about San Francisco and their depth after a 98-loss season. Conversely, Jon Paul Morosi of MLB Network tweeted that the Miami Marlins are confident that Giancarlo Stanton would except a trade to the Giants if the opportunity presented itself.

“Sources: Giancarlo Stanton has not given formal word to #Marlins that he would accept trade to #SFGiants, but officials involved in talks are optimistic that he ultimately will. @MLBNetwork @MLB” -Jon Morosi via Twitter

The first offer that the Giants submitted to the Marlins was that they would swap Joe Panik, Tyler Beede and Chris Shaw for Giancarlo Stanton and Dee Gordon. Later it was revealed that the Giants would rather trade for just Giancarlo Stanton. The Marlins have reportedly made a counter offer to the Giants, in which they would trade just Giancarlo Stanton for the Giants trio. However, the Giants would have to fork over $250 million of the remaining $295 million on Stanton’s deal.

Stanton would allegedly like to test the Dodgers’ interest in him before he accepts a trade anywhere else.

Read KNBR Article

Information based on KNBR article: Marlins optimistic that Stanton would accept trade to Giants [report] by Jake Montero

Broadcast Schedule for KpaySports App Nov 30-Dec 4

BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR KPAYSPORTS APP & KPAYSPORTS.COM

THURSDAY November 30, 2017

9:30am Chico State vs Kennesaw State 1997 (short)

10am-2:50pm Chico State vs East Bay Hoops Men’s & Women’s Feb 2016

2:50pm-3pm Chico State Baseball vs Sonoma RALLY AT RALEY

3pm-6pm Chico State Baseball vs Cent Missou Minute Maid Feb 2017

6pm-10:35pm Chico State Basketball vs San Marcos Hoops Men’s & Women’s Feb 2016

10:35pm-11pm Chico State Baseball vs Pomona 2002 (short)

11pm-12am Chico State Baseball vs UCSD 2014 Regional (short) Chico State Baseball vs Sonoma 2000 (short)

FRIDAY

12am-5am Chico State Baseball vs SF State April 2016 DH

5am-8:36am Chico Heat vs Medford Rogues Game 2 2016 Championship Series

8:36am-9am Chico State vs Kennesaw 1997 (short)

9am-11am Chico State men’s hoops vs Dominican Nov 2017

11am-1pm Chico State men’s hoops vs Monterey Bay Jan 2015

1pm-5pm Chico State Baseball vs Pomona CCAA Tourney May 2017

5:05pm-10pm CHICO STATE @ POMONA LIVE from Kellogg Gym Mike Baca (play-by-play)

10pm-11pm Chico State women vs Bakersfield 2005

11pm-12am Chico State Baseball vs C.Missouri 2006 (short) and the Chico State vs Sonoma 2000 (short)

SATURDAY

12am-3am Chico State vs Central Missouri State MINUTE MAID PARK Feb 2017

3am-7:18am Chico State vs East Bay Hoops Men’s & Women’s Feb 2016

7:20am-8am Chico Heat vs Medford Rogues 2016 Title Game LAST THREE INNINGS…

8am-1pm Chico State vs Humboldt State Men’s & Women’s Hoops Nov 2017

1pm-3:40pm Chico State Men’s Hoops vs Arizona November 2017

3:40pm-4pm Chico State Men’s Hoops vs SF State 1993 Tony Prescott half-court heave to win it !

4pm-6:45pm Chico State Men’s Hoops vs Stanford Nov 2017

6:45pm-7pm Sleepy Floyd Quarter

7pm-12am Chico State Men’s & Women’s Hoops vs Pomona Feb 2016

SUNDAY

12am-2am Chico State Men vs Hawaii Pacific NCAA Tourney 2017

2am-4:24am ALMOND BOWL 2017 Chico High vs PV

4:25am-5am Chico State Baseball vs Mesa NCAA 2005 (short)

5am-11:35am Chico State Baseball vs Stanislaus DH May 2016

 

11:35am-5pm CHICO STATE @ SAN BERNARDINO LIVE from San Bernardino Mike Baca (play-by-play)

5pm-7pm Chico State Women’s Hoops vs Seattle Pacific 2006 West Region Title Game from Bellingham

7pm-8:24pm Chico State Men’s Hoops vs Stanislaus 1993 NCAC TITLE GAME

8:25pm-9pm Chico State vs Central Missouri 2006 (short)

9pm-12am Chico Heat vs Medford Rogues Game 2 2016 GWL Championship Series

MONDAY

12am-12:37am Chico State Men vs Stanislaus 2014 NCAA REGIONAL FINAL Amazing comeback !

12:38am-12:49am Sleepy Floyd Quarter

12:50am-1am Chico State Baseball vs Sonoma RALLY AT RALEY

1am-4am Butte Football vs Chabot Sep 2017 Mike Wessels (play-by-play)

4am-6am Chico State Men’s Hoops vs Dominican Nov 2017

6am-9am Chico State Baseball vs Sonoma April 2016

 

 

 

Chico State Thanksgiving Championship Thursday

On Thanksgiving Chico State fans can relive some of the greatest recent moments in their history as we replay some of the amazing Championship events of the last 25 years……Below is a schedule of our broadcast day on the KpaySports app (download for FREE in the app store) and right here on KpaySports.com. Just hit the “LISTEN LIVE” on the home page to access to listen to the events…..

12:00am 2017 1st Round NCAA Tourney Chico State men’s hoops vs Western Washington (2nd half)
1:00am 2017 2nd Round NCAA Tourney Chico State men’s hoops vs Hawaii Pacific
2:00am 2017 2nd Round NCAA Tourney Chico State men’s hoops vs Hawaii Pacific
3:00am 2006 Regional Final Chico State women’s hoops vs Seattle Pacific
4:00am 2006 Regional Final Chico State women’s hoops vs Seattle Pacific
5:00am 2014 Regional Final Chico State men’s hoops vs Stanislaus (Final 2 mins)
6:00am 1992 NCAC Title Game Chico State men’s hoops vs UC Davis (KCSC broadcast)
7:00am 1992 NCAC Title Game Chico State men’s hoops vs UC Davis (KCSC broadcast)
8:00am 1993 NCAC Title Game Chico State men’s hoops vs Stanislaus (KCSC broadcast)
9:00am 1993 NCAC Title Game Chico State men’s hoops vs Stanislaus (KCSC broadcast)
10:00am 2014 Regional Final Chico State baseball vs UCSD
11:00am 2014 Regional Final Chico State baseball vs UCSD
12:00pm 2014 Regional Final Chico State baseball vs UCSD
12:45pm SLEEPY FLOYD QUARTER 1987 vs Lakers in NBA Playoffs play-by-play Greg Papa and Chick Hearn
1:00pm 2016 Chico Heat: A Championship Season
2:00pm 2014 Regional Final Chico State men’s hoops vs Stanislaus (Final 2 mins)
3:00pm 1992 NCAC Title Game Chico State men’s hoops vs UC Davis (KCSC broadcast)
4:00pm 1992 NCAC Title Game Chico State men’s hoops vs UC Davis (KCSC broadcast)
5:00pm 1993 NCAC Title Game Chico State men’s hoops vs Stanislaus (KCSC broadcast)
6:00pm 1993 NCAC Title Game Chico State men’s hoops vs Stanislaus (KCSC broadcast)
7:00pm 2017 Regional Final Chico State men’s hoops vs UCSD
8:00pm 2017 Regional Final Chico State men’s hoops vs UCSD
9:00pm 2017 Regional Final Chico State baseball vs UCSD
10:00pm 2017 Regional Final Chico State baseball vs UCSD
11:00pm 2017 Regional Final Chico State baseball vs UCSD

Report: Players Named in Stanton Offer

By Chandler Guadagjnin

This past week the news broke that the Giants sent a trade offer to the Marlins for Giancarlo Stanton. Now, the names of the players involved have been released. According to a newly published article by KNBR contributor, Keaton Moore, San Francisco has offered 2B Joe Panik, RHP Tyler Beede and OF Chris Shaw. In return, the Giants would receive Stanton and 2B Dee Gordon.

Here are the 2017 stats of the Giants players to be traded:

Here are the 2017 stats of the Marlins players to be traded:

The Giants’ Joe Panik is entering his age 26 season. Chris Shaw will be 24 when 2018 begins. RHP Tyler Beede will be 25, to start the year. On the flip side, Stanton will be 28 in 2018; while, Dee Gordon will turn 30 in 2018.

Chris Shaw and Tyler Beede are the Giants’ number two and three prospects respectively.

The St. Louis Cardinals have also reportedly submitted an offer for Giancarlo Stanton.

Read the Article

Statistics courtesy of www.baseball-reference.com

Report: Giants Make Offer For Stanton

By Chandler Guadagnin

Jake Montero, a reporter for knbr.com, has just published an article on the station’s website, claiming that the San Francisco Giants have indeed submitted a proposal to the Miami Marlins, for the services of prized outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. The offer was first reported by The Athletic‘s Ken Rosenthal. As part of the deal, the Giants would pick up the majority of the salary left on Stanton’s contract. Stanton still has 10-years and $285 million left on his pact. The exact details of the trade proposal are not known; however, it is speculated that the player headlining the deal is RHP Johnny Cueto, who recently opted into the four years remaining on his contract. Another possible trade piece could be RHP Jeff Samardzija.

What is being deemed the “Stanton Sweepstakes” has been a hot topic since the team was rumored to, and eventually bought, by a Derek Jeter-led investment group. Miami has publicly stated that they are looking to downsize their payroll by a significant sum.

This trade would put the Giants above the luxury-tax threshold for the third straight year, which has considerable consequences. If this trade does indeed go through, look for the Giants to unload some payroll in the coming months.

Other teams considered to be top candidates for a Stanton trade are the Red Sox, Cardinals, and Dodgers. It is worth noting that Stanton has a complete no trade clause and could veto a trade to any team. Stay locked to kpaysports.com for the latest on this unfolding story.

Read KNBR Article

Finally for 49ers…..

AP- The 49ers finally earned their first win of the season as C.J. Beathard threw for 288 yards and two TDs in a 31-21 victory over the stumbling Giants. Beathard also ran for a TD after connecting on an 83-yard TD to Marquise Goodwin and a 47-yarder to Garrett Celek (SEH’-lihk) in the second quarter. San Francisco gained its first win under coach Kyle Shanahan in a game that only heightened speculation that the 1-8 Giants might replace head coach Ben McAdoo.

(AP) — The New Orleans Saints have extended their winning streak by crushing an AFC playoff contender.

Mark Ingram scored a career-best three touchdowns as the Saints won their seventh straight game, a 47-10 pounding of the Buffalo Bills.

The Saints blew the game open by scoring on five of their first six possessions. New Orleans finished with 298 yards rushing and 32 first downs, with Ingram providing 131 yards.

Drew Brees (breez) also ran for a TD and was 18 of 25 for 184 yards and no interceptions to help the Saints stay perfect since an 0-2 start.

The Bills slipped to 5-4 with their second straight loss and didn’t reach the end zone until after the two-minute warning.

Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys’ offense looked anemic in its first game without suspended running back Ezekiel Elliott. Dallas gained just 233 total yards and was shut out over the final 51 minutes of a 27-7 loss in Atlanta.

Adrian Clayborn set an Atlanta record with six sacks, the second most in NFL history. Matt Ryan tossed a pair of short TD passes after Tevin Coleman’s one-yard run gave the Falcons a 10-7 halftime lead.

Both teams are 5-4

Also in the NFL:

— The Rams were winners in their first home game in a month. Robert Woods grabbed two of Jared Goff’s three touchdown passes during the third quarter of a 33-7 rout of the Texans. Woods caught a 94-yard TD pass to break it open before Sammy Watkins and Woods made TD catches 19 seconds apart late in the third quarter. Woods had eight receptions for 171 yards for the 7-2 Rams, who are off to their best nine-game start in 16 years.

— Case Keenum threw touchdowns to four different receivers while the Vikings built a 35-17 lead in a 38-30 win at Washington. Keenum was 21 of 29 for 304 yards and TD passes to Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, David Morgan and Jarius Wright. Minnesota picked up its fifth consecutive win, improved to 7-2 and dropped the Redskins to 4-5.

— Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes as the Patriots crushed the Broncos 41-6 to match their own AFC record with their 12th consecutive road victory. Brady was 25 of 34 passing for 266 yards as New England improved to 7-2. Dion Lewis scored on a 103-yard kickoff return and added a seven-yard rushing TD to help the Pats send the 3-6 Broncos to their fifth straight loss.

— Chris Boswell drilled a 33-yard field goal as time expired to push the Steelers past the Colts 20-17. Ben Roethlisberger’s 32-yard completion to Antonio Brown with 35 seconds left set up the late kick that gave the 7-2 Steelers their fourth straight victory. Roethlisberger had 236 passing yards and threw a pair of scoring passes in the second half after Indianapolis took a 17-3 lead.

— The Packers won for the first time since losing quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Brett Hundley threw for 212 yards and a touchdown in a 23-16 triumph over the Bears. Ty Montgomery had a 37-yard touchdown run in the second quarter to help Green Bay end a three-game skid and improve to 5-4. Nick Perry had three sacks of rookie Mitchell Trubisky, who threw for a season-high 297 yards and hit Josh Bellamy for a 46-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

— The Lions are also 5-4 after Matthew Stafford connected on 17 of 26 passes for 249 yards and three second-half touchdowns in a 38-24 comeback over the winless Browns. Detroit quickly fell behind 10-0 and didn’t take the lead for good until Stafford lofted a 29-yard, tiebreaking touchdown to Eric Ebron (EE’-brahn) early in the fourth quarter. The Browns slumped to 0-9 despite rookie Deshone Kizer, who ran for 57 yards and a touchdown while completing 21 of his 37 passes for 232 yards and a TD in his best game of the season.

— The Titans earned their fourth straight win by knocking off the Bengals 24-20 on Marcus Mariota’s (mar-ee-OH’-tahz) seven-yard touchdown pass to DeMarco Murray with 36 seconds to play. Murray ran for two touchdowns and Mariota finished with 264 yards passing as Tennessee improved to 6-3 with their longest winning streak since 2009. Cincinnati took its only lead at 20-17 on a 70-yard TD pass from Andy Dalton to A.J. Green with 5:03 left before Tennessee stayed tied with Jacksonville atop the AFC South at 6-3.

— The Jaguars have their first three-game winning streak in four years after Josh Lambo nailed a 30-yard field goal with 3:12 remaining in overtime to complete a 20-17 decision over the Chargers. Lambo also extended the game with a 34-yard kick to cap a wild final two minutes of regulation that included a fumble, two interceptions, a taunting penalty and a roughing the passer infraction. Chargers rookie Austin Ekeler fumbled while trying to run out the clock with a three-point lead, and Blake Bortles threw two interceptions while trying to rally the Jaguars in the final two minutes.

— Ryan Fitzpatrick beat his former team and the Buccaneers ended a five-game skid by downing the Jets 15-10. Fitzpatrick led two long scoring drives and Charles Sims scored on a six-yard run to put Tampa Bay ahead 15-3 with just over six minutes remaining. Josh McNown was 23 of 39 for 263 yards and one interception for the 4-5 Jets, who didn’t score a TD until Robby Anderson’s 38-yard grab in the final minute.

T25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL-POLL

AP Top 25: Miami jumps to No. 2 behind Alabama; Oklahoma 3rd

UNDATED (AP) — Miami Hurricanes football players have spent much of their recent postgame news conferences complaining about a lack of respect and recognition. They got some on Sunday, ascending to second in The Associated Press poll after blowing out previous No. 3 Notre Dame.

The 9-0 Hurricanes climbed five spots in the poll and are one of just four unbeaten teams in the top 25. They also picked up four first-place votes, while No. 1 Alabama claimed the other 57.

The Crimson Tide are 10-0 following Saturday’s fourth-quarter rally against Mississippi State.

Oklahoma moved up two spots to third and Clemson stayed fourth as they try to gain one of the four spots in the College Football Playoff semifinals.

Wisconsin is fifth, followed by Auburn, Georgia, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Oklahoma State. The Tigers climbed four places to sixth after beating the Bulldogs, who fell from second to seventh.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL-TENNESSEE-JONES OUT

Butch Jones out as Tennessee’s football coach

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Butch Jones is now the former head football coach at Tennessee, dismissed with two games left in the regular season.

The move comes amid a 1-5 skid that includes Saturday’s embarrassing 50-17 loss to Missouri. The Vols have fallen to 4-6 after being ranked in the AP preseason poll.

Jones went 34-27 overall and 14-24 in the SEC over five seasons, leading the Vols to bowl victories each of the last three years.

NBA-SCHEDULE

Celtics get 12th straight win

UNDATED (AP) — The Boston Celtics were able to run their winning streak to a dozen games despite the absence of Kyrie (KY’-ree) Irving due to a facial fracture.

Al Horford returned from a two-game absence and delivered 21 points in the Celtics’ 95-94 downing of the Raptors. Horford looked good in his first action since suffering a concussion.

Jaylen Brown added 18 points for the Celts, who remain perfect following an 0-2 start. Terry Rozier helped fill in for Irving with 16 points off the bench.

Checking out Sunday’s other NBA action:

— The Rockets had three players score at least 20 points in a 118-95 thumping of the Pacers. James Harden contributed 26 points and 15 assists, Eric Gordon had 21 points and Clint Capela added 20 and 17 rebounds.

— Tobias Harris scored 25 points and Avery Bradley added 24 in Detroit’s 112-103 victory over the Heat. Andre Drummond grabbed 17 rebounds for the 10-3 Pistons, who are second to Boston in the East and off to their best start since 2005-06.

— Paul George scored 37 points and Russell Westbrook added 27 to lead the Thunder past the Mavericks 112-99. George and Westbrook combined to score 32 of the Thunder’s 39 points in a decisive third quarter and helped Oklahoma City win without injured starters Carmelo Anthony and Steven Adams.

T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE

Cardinals win 1st game under Padgett

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Louisville Cardinals have opened the post-Rick Pitino era by grinding out a home win against unheralded George Mason.

Deng Adel had 20 points and the 16th-ranked Cardinals won David Padgett’s debut as interim coach by downing the Patriots 72-61. Darius Perry and Jordan Nwora combined for 22 points in the second half to help Louisville pull away after George Mason led by six with 12 minutes remaining.

The Cardinals looked tentative for nearly 30 minutes in its first regular season contest since Pitino was fired last month in the wake of a national federal investigation of corruption in college basketball.

In other top-25 action:

— Third-ranked Arizona rolled to a 103-78 win over UMBC behind Allonzo Trier’s 30 points. DeAndre Ayton added 19 points and 13 rebounds for the 2-0 Wildcats.

— Hamido Diallo scored 13 of his 16 points in the first half before fifth-ranked Kentucky held off Vermont 73-69. P.J. Washington had a career-high 16 points for the Wildcats, who managed to hang on after missing seven of their last eight shots.

— No. 12 Miami rolled to an 89-55 win as D.J. Vasiljevic scored 16 points and Jacquan Newton added 14.

— Carsen Edwards scored a career-high 25 points and Vince Edwards added 15 points with 12 rebounds as No. 20 Purdue routed Chicago State 111-42.

— Myles Powell scored 18 points and Angel Delgado chipped in 17 points and 11 boards in No. 23 Seton Hall’s 75-65 victory over Monmouth.

NHL-SCHEDULE

Devils outscore Hawks

UNDATED (AP) — The New Jersey Devils continue to shed their reputation as a dull hockey club that relies on traps and solid goaltending.

Miles Wood recorded his first career hat trick and had an assist as the Devils outscored the Blackhawks 7-5 in Chicago. Rookie Nico Hischier (HEE’-shur) had a goal and two assists for the Metropolitan Division leaders, who have won back-to-back games since a 2-0-2 skid.

Andy Green, Taylor Hall and Brian Gibbons also scored to back Keith Kincaid, who finished with 39 saves to help New Jersey improve to 11-4-2. The Devils also top their division with 61 goals.

The Blackhawks lost for the third time in four games despite defenseman Jan Rutta’s one goal and two assists.

Elsewhere on NHL ice:

— T.J. Oshie (OH’-shee) provided the lone shootout goal in the Capitals’ 2-1 verdict over the Oilers. Dmitry Orlov scored in regulation and Braden Holtby stopped 29 shots in Washington’s fifth win in six games.

— Third-period goals by Melker Karlsson and Joel Ward allowed the Sharks to come away with a 2-1 win at Los Angeles. Ward scored on a long defecltion off his skate with 7:10 remaining to send San Jose to its sixth win in seven games.

— The Lightning also picked up a 2-1 win at Anaheim, thanks to J.T. Brown’s tiebreaking goal in the third period. Vladislav Namestnikov (nah-MEHST’-nih-kahv) also scored for Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) stopped 28 shots in Tampa Bay’s fourth win in a row.

NASCAR-PHOENIX

Kenseth’s win keeps Kezelowski in championship contention

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Matt Kenseth and Brad Kezelowski were the big winners at Phoenix Raceway on Sunday.

Kenseth won for the first time this season in what might have been the second-to-last Cup race of his NASCAR career. He does not have a job lined up for next year and said he’ll take a break at the start of the season.

Kenseth passed Chase Elliott with 10 laps remaining, denying Elliott the final berth in next week’s championship race. Had Elliott hung on for the win, he would have qualified for the championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Instead of Elliott, it will be Kezelowski competing with Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick for the championship next Sunday at Homestead. Truex finished third at Phoenix, Harvick was fifth and Busch seventh.

F1-BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX

Vettel wins

SAO PAULO (AP) — Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has won the Brazilian Grand Prix, overtaking pole sitter Valtteri Bottas on the first lap and leading most of the way.

Vettell is trying to lock up second place in the standings after Lewis Hamilton clinched the drivers’ title two weeks ago.

Bottas finished second with Kimi Raikkonen (KEE’-mee RAY’-koh-nehn) of Ferrari taking third.

PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS-SCHWAB CUP

Sutherland takes season title with victory in finale.

PHOENIX (AP) — Kevin Sutherland had two reasons to celebrate after winning the Charles Schwab Cup Championship at Phoenix Country Club.

Sutherland won for the first time in 78 starts on the PGA Tour Champions circuit. He also claimed the $1 million season title after entering the season finale ranked fifth in points.

Sutherland closed a 5-under 66 for a one-stroke victory over Vijay Singh (VEE’-jay sing). Bernhard Langer finished five shots back and missed a chance to win the season title for the fourth straight year despite winning the first two playoff events.

PGA-OHL CLASSIC

Kizzire gets first PGA win, Masters berth

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Patton Kizzire has won his first PGA Tour title by beating Rickie Fowler over 36 holes on the final day of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Kizzire closed with rounds of 66-67 for a one-shot victory over Fowler. Kizzire finished at 19-under and earned a spot in the Masters.

TENNIS-FED CUP FINAL

United States beats Belarus to win its 18th Fed Cup title

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The United States won its 18th Fed Cup title and the first since 2000 with a 3-2 win against Belarus.

CoCo Vandeweghe (VAN’-deh-way) and Shelby Rogers beat Aryna Sabalenka (sa-bah-LEHN’-kuh) and Aliaksandra Sasnovich (al-ihk-SAN’-drah SAS’-noh-vihch) 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the deciding doubles. Vandeweghe won each of her two singles matches and teamed with Rogers to crawl out of a 2-5 hole in the second set.

 

 

Lynch appeal denied; record setting temps for start of Fall Classic

(AP) — Marshawn Lynch’s appeal of his one-game suspension for shoving an official has been declined and the running back will miss Oakland’s game this week at Buffalo.

The NFL announced Tuesday that appeals officer James Thrash upheld the one-game ban without pay. Thrash was appointed by the league and the NFLPA.

Lynch will not be allowed to be with the Raiders until Oct. 30.

Lynch was suspended for coming off the sideline during a scuffle in the second quarter and then shoving a game official during Oakland’s 31-30 victory over Kansas City last Thursday night. The ban will cost him more than $100,000 in salary and per game roster bonuses.

 

(AP) — Temperatures are expected to hit the triple digits at Dodger Stadium today, where L.A. and the Houston Astros meet for Game One of World Series. Game time is 8:09 p.m. Eastern Time, and it could be the warmest World Series ever.

Dodgers ace and three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw will get the start against Houston lefty and 2015 Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel.

An October heat wave slugged Southern California on Monday, with the temperature reaching 104 degrees shortly after lunchtime in Chavez Ravine. It was still blazing when the Dodgers and Astros showed up at Dodger Stadium for brief late-afternoon workouts that stretched into the early evening.

(AP) — The hearing where Tiger Woods is expected to enter a diversion program for intoxicated drivers has been moved from Wednesday to Friday. No reason was given for the change.

The 41-year-old superstar golfer is scheduled to plead guilty to reckless driving in Palm Beach County, Florida.

In the diversion program, Woods will spend a year on probation, pay a $250 fine and attend DUI school along with other conditions.

Woods was arrested May 29 when officers found him unconscious in his parked Mercedes-Benz. A toxicology report showed he had the active ingredient for marijuana, two painkillers, a sleep drug and an anti-anxiety drug but no alcohol in his system.

(AP) — Prestigious Pebble Beach will host its first U.S. Women’s Open in 2023 and the U.S. Open in 2027.

The premier events will be USGA championships Nos. 14 and 15 at the picturesque course along the Monterey Peninsula.

Pebble last hosted the U.S. Open in 2010. The course has hosted five U.S. Opens in all, four U.S. Amateurs, two U.S. Women’s Amateurs and one PGA Championship during its 98-year history.

Pebble already is set to host the 2018 U.S. Amateur and 2019 U.S. Open Championships.

(AP) — A 25-year-old Massachusetts man has been charged in connection with a car crash that injured five people, including New England Patriots rookie linebacker Harvey Langi and his wife, Cassidy.

Police say Kevin Conroy, of Millis, is charged with drug possession, negligent operation and possession of an open alcohol container.

Police say Langi was stopped at a traffic light in Foxborough on Oct. 13 when Conroy’s Jeep, going 50 mph, rear-ended him. The force pinned Langi’s car between the Jeep and the car in front of him.

Langi is an undrafted free agent from Brigham Young.

(AP) — The flame for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games has been lit in the ruined birthplace of the ancient Olympics.

An actress playing an ancient pagan priestess lit the torch in front of the 2,600-year-old Temple of Hera, despite a cloudburst that disrupted today’s ceremony.

It launched a long torch relay that will culminate with the winter Games opening on Feb. 9.

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said, “Now it will be up to Pyeongchang to keep the dynamism for the last three months of preparations”. He says, “They are very well under way, the stage is set for the winter athletes of the world and we are looking forward to a successful and great Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.”

(AP) — A top Tokyo Olympic Games organizer is pledging to keep water clean and safe at marathon swimming and triathlon venues where E. coli bacterial contamination was detected during the summer.

Tokyo organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto tells the Associated Press that officials have tried various measures at the Odaiba Marine Park venue. Muto says tested have been conducted on the problem using two layers of underwater screens, which he says could keep out 90 percent of E. coli inflow to the venue.

He says that adding a third layer of the screens could prove even more effective.

(AP) — The British government has decided doping cheats should not face criminal prosecutions.

Sports minister Tracey Crouch says sanctions for drug offenses should be left to sports governing bodies to enforce. It follows a government review examining the merits of criminalizing doping.

Crouch says “it was right that we looked into the case for criminalizing doping,” adding that “the strong consensus is that it would not necessarily aid the fight against drug cheats.”

 

(AP) — The Italian soccer federation says a passage from Anne Frank’s diary will be read before matches this week to condemn the acts of anti-Semitism by Lazio fans and to keep alive memories of the Holocaust.

The FIGC also says a minute of silence will be observed before Serie A, B and C matches this week, plus amateur and youth games over the weekend.

Lazio fans littered the Stadio Olimpico with images of Frank — the young diarist who died in the Holocaust — wearing a jersey of city rival Roma.

(AP) — Russian authorities say next year’s World Cup will cost $600 million more than previously planned.

There was no immediate explanation from organizers or the Russian government for the latest cost rise, published in a government decree today and signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Costs have risen by 34.5 billion rubles ($600 million) to 678 billion rubles ($11.8 billion), the decree states.

Of that, 57.6 percent comes from the federal budget. There is another 13.6 percent from regional government budgets, with a further 28.8 percent from “legal entities,” a category which can include both private and state-run companies.

(AP) — Dave Sarachan, the top assistant to Bruce Arena, will be the interim coach for the United States when the Americans play an exhibition at European champion Portugal on Nov. 14.

Arena quit Oct. 13, three days after the Americans lost 2-1 at 99th-ranked Trinidad and Tobago and failed to qualify for next year’s World Cup. The rest of Arena’s staff will remain on for next month’s game.

The U.S. doesn’t have a competitive match until the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup and is expected to overhaul its program during the more than five years it has to prepare for the 2022 World Cup.

U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati hasn’t said whether he intends to run for a fourth four-year term in February.