AP Friday Sports Roundup
Seahawks stymie Niners
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks may own a losing record at 3-4, but they can still beat the San Francisco 49ers.
Marshawn Lynch ran for 122 yards and a touchdown as the Seahawks earned their fourth straight win over the 49ers, 20-3 at Levi's Stadium. Lynch led Seattle's ground game despite vomiting on the sideline in the first half.
Russell Wilson completed 10 of his first 12 passes and finished with 235 yards passing, including a 43-yard scoring strike to Tyler Lockett late in the first half. However, Wilson was sacked five times to push his league-leading total to 31.
The Niners managed just 142 total yards in falling to 2-5. Colin Kaepernick was 13 of 24 for just 124 yards.
More games in London
LONDON (AP) — The NFL has extended its agreement with Wembley Stadium for another five years, assuring there will be at least two regular-season games a year at the London venue through 2020.
The Jacksonville Jaguars will continue to play at Wembley every year throughout the agreement.
The league has played regular-season games at Wembley every year since 2007, and is playing three games in London this year for the second straight season.
Sunday the Bills and Jaguars are meeting in the second game of the season to be played in London.
Taylor out for Bills
UNDATED (AP) — Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor will miss his second consecutive game Sunday against Jacksonville due to a left knee injury. Coach Rex Ryan says Taylor hasn't sufficiently recovered and did not practice today for the game in England. E.J. Manuel will start again in Taylor's place.
Jacksonville running back T.J. Yeldon returned to practice after sitting out last week's game with a groin injury. He could be back in the line-up Sunday.
Lloyd calls it a career
UNDATED (AP) — Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd has announced his retirement after 11 NFL seasons, saying he has no regrets and is "blessed to leave the game in such a healthy and happy place." The 34-year-old receiver played for six teams in his 142-game career. He led the league in yards receiving with 1,448 in 2010, the only year he was selected for the Pro Bowl.
Lloyd finished with 399 career receptions for 5,989 yards and 36 touchdowns.
T25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Owls get by Pirates...Bruins beat Bears
UNDATED (AP) — Temple had a successful outing in its first game as a ranked team since 1979, but they needed a pair of late touchdowns to hold off East Carolina.
P.J. Walker threw a late 23-yard touchdown pass to Robby Anderson with 3:31 remaining as the 22nd-ranked Owls rallied to beat the Pirates 24-14 and improve to 7-0. Walker finished 19 of 35 for 250 yards for the Owls, who trailed 14-10 before their go-ahead touchdown.
Jahad Thomas rushed for two touchdowns, the last sealing it with 2:18 to play.
Thursday's other top-25 game had No. 20 California absorbing a 40-24 loss to unranked UCLA. Josh Rosen was 34 of 47 for 399 yards and three touchdowns as the Bruins dropped the Bears to 5-2. Ka'imi Fairbairn nailed four field goals in the first half, including a 60-yard kick as the second quarter expired.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have employed seven managers since Tom Lasorda ended his 21-season run in 1996. They are now in the market for their eighth.
Don Mattingly is out after agreeing with the team that it's time for a new start for both sides. He racked up a winning record in all five of his seasons as Los Angeles skipper and took the team to the last three NL West titles. The Dodgers were 446-363 under Mattingly, but have not reached the World Series since winning the title in 1988.
Mattingly says after meeting with team officials that both sides realized it was time to move on. He would not give specifics of the meeting, but did say he wants to manage again.
The 54-year-old former Yankees star ranks sixth in wins among Dodgers managers.
Farrell cancer in remission
BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox say manager John Farrell had his post-treatment testing and learned Thursday that his non-Hodgkins lymphoma was in remission. Farrell missed the last six weeks of the season after being diagnosed with cancer in August.
Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski says the team looks forward to having him back.
Jays force a sixth game
UNDATED (AP) — The best-of-seven American League Championship Series has moved back to Kansas City for Game 6 between the Blue Jays and Royals Friday night.
The Jays stayed alive by winning Game 5 at home on Wednesday, but the Royals still hold a 3-2 lead in the series. If the Royals can't close it out with a Game 6 win, the seventh and deciding game will be played in KC on Saturday.
The pitching matchup for Game 6 has David Price going for the Jays against Yordano Ventura.
The series winner will face the New York Mets in the World Series.
Jackets still need alterations
UNDATED (AP) — John Tortorella's first game as head coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets went about as well as the team's first seven contests.
The Blue Jackets are 0-8-0 after Thomas Vanek snapped a 2-2 tie with a power-play goal midway through the second period of Minnesota's 3-2 triumph over Columbus. The Jackets carried a 2-1 lead into the second period before Jared Spurgeon assisted on goals by Nino Niederreiter and Vanek 5:31 apart.
The Blue Jackets' start is the worst in the NHL since World War II. The 1943-44 Rangers opened 0-11-0 en route to a six-win season.
Tortorella was behind the Columbus bench one night after being named head coach.
Elsewhere on ice:
— John Klingberg scored the game-winner and had an assist as Dallas thumped Pittsburgh 4-1. Jason Spezza notched his fifth goal of the season and Antti Niemi stopped 33 shots to help the Stars improve to 6-1, tying Nashville for the Western Conference lead. Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was held without a point for the sixth time in seven games this season.
— The Predators were 5-1 winners against Anaheim as Colin Wilson and Ryan Ellis each had a goal and two assists. Mattias Ekholm, and Mike Ribeiro each had a goal and an assist to support Pekka Rinne's 27-save effort. Jiri Sekac spoiled Rinne's shutout bid with a power-play goal at 12:15 of the third.
— Patrick Kane and Brent Seabrook each had a goal and two assists in Chicago's 3-2 win against Florida. Artem Anisimov also scored for the Stanley Cup champions, who were playing their first game since top defenseman Duncan Keith had right knee surgery. The Panthers dropped their third in a row despite 43-year-old Jaromir Jagr's fifth goal of the season.
— Third-period goals by Kevin Hayes, Keith Yandle and Rick Nash pushed the New York Rangers past Arizona 4-1. Mats Zuccarello had two assists before Nash capped the scoring with his first goal of the season, an empty-netter. Rangers netminder Henrik Lundqvist made 16 of his 34 saves in the final period.
— Washington is 5-1 after beating Vancouver 3-2 on Alex Ovechkin's goal with 4:55 to play. Jay Beagle erased the Canucks' 2-1 lead by scoring early in the third period. Jason Chimera also scored and Braden Holtby handled 22 shots for the Capitals. Canucks forwards Henrik Sedin and Radim Vrbata each had a goal and an assist in the second period.
— Jeff Carter scored twice and had two assists as the Kings downed the Sharks 4-1 in San Jose. Carter picked up his first two goals of the season after Milan Lucic notched his first since joining the Kings. Jonas Enroth stopped 34 shots in hits Kings debut.
— Lee Stempniak was the star in New Jersey's 5-4 comeback win over Ottawa, scoring the tying goal with 32 seconds left in regulation and providing the deciding shootout tally in the fourth round. The Senators led 4-2 until Stemniak assisted on Adam Henrique's goal with 5:50 left in the third period.
Cavs ink Thompson
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — After holding out for more money, Tristan Thompson has scored big with the Cleveland Cavaliers. A key part of the team's run to the NBA Finals this year, the power forward has signed a five-year, $82 million contract. Filling in for the injured Kevin Love in the playoffs, Thompson came off the bench to average 9.6 points but an impressive 10.6 rebounds in 15 starts.
Louisville coach says he won't resign
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino vows he "will not resign" as investigations continue into an escort's book allegations that former Cardinals staffer Andre McGee hired her and other dancers to strip and have sex with recruits and players.
The Hall of Fame coach apologized on his website to fans for having to "endure the pain" of allegations by Katina Powell that McGee paid strippers to perform 22 shows from 2010-14 at the players' dormitory. Pitino has denied knowledge of the activities described in Powell's book.
Three tied for lead
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Canada's David Hearn birdied his final three holes for a 7-under 64 and a share of the lead through one round of the PGA's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Hearn had eight birdies and a bogey as he seeks his first PGA Tour victory.
Michael Thompson, Mark Hubbard and Tyler Aldridge also topped the leaderboard at TPC Summerlin, although Aldridge had two holes left when play was suspended because of darkness.
Eleven players were one shot back when play was stopped.
First round complete
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — South Korean Ji Eun-hee shot a 6-under 66 in windy conditions to take a one-stroke lead in the LPGA Taiwan Championship. The winner of the 2008 LPGA Championship and 2009 U.S. Women's Open leads a player from China.
American Morgan Pressel, England's Charley Hull, Germany's Sandra Gal and South Korea's Sun Young Yoo are two back after opening with 68s.
COLLEGE BASEBALL-PITCH CLOCK
Pitch clock idea scrubbed
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — College World Series games lasted well over three hours this year, and that's not expected to decrease.
The NCAA Baseball Rules Committee has withdrawn an experimental rules proposal that would have created a 20-second pitch clock with runners on base. A survey of 25 Division I conferences showed little support for the clock, which the Division I Baseball Committee had recommended using throughout the 2016 NCAA tournament. The average length of nine-inning games in the College World Series increased from 2 hours, 53 minutes in 2012 to 3 hours, 19 minutes in 2015.