TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban says top recruit Antonio Alfano "basically quit."
The weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Sept. 18 and also available on the internet at https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/recreational/fishreport.phtml :
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Derek Watt and J.J. Watt have played against each other in the yard of their parents' home in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
CHICAGO — It started four years ago this week, on Sept. 18, 2015, when Cubs manager Joe Maddon threw down the gauntlet at Wrigley Field.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Canha knew it was just a matter of time before the right pitch would come. He waited, and his patience paid off.
In a week where the reaction to Kirk Cousins’ fourth-quarter interception has been magnified, because of who it was against and what it cost the Vikings, the team has tried to walk the line between putting the pick in context and correcting the tendencies that might have caused it.
SEATTLE (AP) — As Drew Brees underwent surgery on his injured throwing hand Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles, his New Orleans Saints teammates went about business mostly as usual preparing for their first game without the star quarterback.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas defensive end Robert Quinn wasn't sure how to respond when asked if he had talked to any of his former teammates in Miami as he prepares to make his debut for the Cowboys against the dismantled Dolphins.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Tyler Kroft has more than one reason to look forward to Buffalo's upcoming home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.
New Detroit Lions running back Paul Perkins doesn’t know much about his new offense. Actually, he knows less than that.
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Royals believed wholeheartedly that Homer Bailey still had gas in the tank and miles left on his arm. They signed him during the offseason to provide a veteran presence to their starting rotation and as well as a potential trade chip in July.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders left guard Richie Incognito practiced for the first time Wednesday after returning from a two-game suspension and said he's anxious to play. He's just as eager to leave his long history of troubles on and off the field in the past.
The AFC South is shaping up as quite a division race. Should the Jaguars win at home Thursday night against the Titans, it would tighten up things early in the season.
DAYTON, Ohio — The football official who was head-butted by a helmeted Dunbar High School player Aug. 31 was diagnosed with a concussion from the incident, according to his Ohio Senate testimony this week.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An offense that has topped 26 points in 20 consecutive games is on the verge of a stiffer challenge.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — His teammates and even his boss have had it with Broncos grabby left tackle Garett Bolles, who suggested officials are unfairly targeting him for holding infractions.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Back in May, Seahawks left tackle Duane Brown said he believed Seattle's offensive line had a chance to be the best in the NFL.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown will be on the same field Sunday for the first time since they were teammates with the Steelers. But Bell doesn’t plan to make an effort to talk to Brown.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Minkah Fitzpatrick walked into the locker room fresh off the first practice of the rest of his football life, noticed the semi-circle of cameras and microphones running three deep around his locker and took a step back while his new teammates roared in laughter.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have a new backup plan if punter Matt Bosher hasn't recovered from a groin injury by Sunday's game at Indianapolis.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kelly Slater claims he has no "home wave" advantage at the Surf Ranch he co-founded in California's Central Valley, where many of the world's top surfers will compete Thursday through Saturday in the Freshwater Pro presented by Outerknown, the penultimate U.S. contest before…
Sergey Kovalev was considered by some to be washed up after he lost two straight fights to Andre Ward, the second by knockout. He got stopped again a few fights later, then had to rally in his native Russia to stop Anthony Yarde and retain his 175-pound title just last month.
CLEVELAND (AP) — A broken right wrist ended Jason Kipnis' regular season. He hopes it didn't also end his tenure with the Cleveland Indians.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee cornerback Bryce Thompson will travel to the Volunteers' game at No. 9 Florida after getting arrested last month on a misdemeanor domestic assault charge.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Losing the free agent running backs San Francisco signed the past two offseasons to injuries did little to slow down the 49ers ground game.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Akshay Bhatia makes his professional debut in the Sanderson Farms Championship at age 17, and the prospect of winning didn't seem as overwhelming when he came across a player only three years older.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley says he spent his life believing that when it came to his health, he was bulletproof.
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich substitute Thomas Müller provided a late highlight as the German powerhouse beat Red Star Belgrade 3-0 in their Champions League opener on Wednesday.