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SEC standouts who returned for more finding success so far

SEC standouts who returned for more finding success so far

By MARK LONG DeVonta Smith could be tearing up the NFL instead of the Southeastern Conference. The Alabama standout has 38 receptions for 483 yards and four touchdowns in four games, including consecutive performances in which he topped 160 yards while helping the second-ranked Crimson Tide score a combined 104 points. Even Georgia’s NFL-ready secondary…More

Lowe homers twice, Rays hold off Dodgers 6-4 to even Series

Lowe homers twice, Rays hold off Dodgers 6-4 to even Series

By STEPHEN HAWKINS ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brandon Lowe kept finding his name near the top of Tampa Bay’s lineup even as his offensive struggles continued to mount this postseason. After Lowe finally busted out in Game 2 of the World Series, the Rays and Dodgers are tied deep in the heart of Texas. “Sometimes…More

Kershaw falters again in playoffs, pushing Dodgers to brink

Kershaw falters again in playoffs, pushing Dodgers to brink

By SCHUYLER DIXON ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clayton Kershaw made the slow trudge to that lonely spot in the dugout once again, this time just a few miles from his hometown. The longtime ace of the Dodgers just can’t shake his playoff curse, not even on friendly turf in a neutral-site NL Championship Series. Kershaw…More

Patriots rally around Belichick amid COVID-19 outbreak

Patriots rally around Belichick amid COVID-19 outbreak

By GETHIN COOLBAUGH FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots activated quarterback Cam Newton from the NFL’s COVID-19 reserve list on Wednesday. Newton is expected to practice with the team on Thursday, which likely would lead to his starting on Sunday against Denver. New England was 2-1 with Newton as its starter, then lost…More

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