AP Tuesday Sports Roundup
Texans stifle Bengals' bid for perfection
CINCINNATI (AP) — The number of unbeaten NFL teams is down to two.
New England and Carolina own the league's only perfect records following Cincinnati's 10-6 loss to the visiting Houston Texans. Backup quarterback T.J. Yates took over in the third quarter and threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins with 14:20 remaining. Yates entered the game after Brian Hoyer suffered a concussion.
The Bengals had a chance to pull out the victory until A.J. Green fumbled after a catch with 40 seconds left.
Yates was 5 of 11 for 69 yards after Hoyer completed 12 of his 22 passes for 123 yards and one interception.
The Bengals received little production from running back Giovani Bernard or quarterback Andy Dalton, who completed 22 of 38 passes but had just 197 yards and an interception. Bernard ran eight times for 36 yards as the Bengals dropped to 8-1.
Manning benched, Osweiler will start
UNDATED (AP) — Peyton Manning became the NFL's all-time leader in passing yards yesterday. Today, he's not even a backup quarterback.
Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak says Manning won't suit up Sunday against the Chicago Bears because of various health ailments. That means Brock Osweiler will start this weekend, with rookie Trevor Siemian serving as the backup.
Kubiak said Manning wasn't happy when told of the decision Monday morning, one day after Manning had the worst game of his career in a 29-13 loss to Kansas City. He compiled a zero passer rating by completing just 5 of his 20 passes for 35 yards with four interceptions.
A person familiar with the situation has told The Associated Press that Manning is dealing with a torn plantar fascia in his foot as well as a sore right shoulder and a ribcage injury.
Also in the NFL:
— There's a new starting quarterback in St. Louis after Rams coach Jeff Fisher decided to go with Case Keenum over Nick Foles Sunday at Baltimore. Foles has just one touchdown pass in his last four games and was 17 of 36 for 200 yards in Sunday's 37-13 home loss to Chicago.
— There was a coaching shakeup in New Orleans as defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was fired and replaced by senior defensive assistant Dennis Allen. The Saints rank last in the NFL with 425 yards allowed and 31.5 points allowed per game this season.
— Denver safety T.J. Ward won't be suspended over his ejection from Sunday's loss to the Chiefs, but he still faces a fine. Ward was assessed a personal foul and ejected after it appeared he went down swinging after he was blocked by receiver Jeremy Maclin. Ward was fined a total of $23,150 last week for a hit on Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton and for having his jersey untucked.
— Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins has been released from a Pittsburgh hospital after sustaining a concussion on Sunday against the Steelers. Hawkins spent the night under observation following his second concussion in three weeks.
Sixers lose again
UNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers already share the NBA record for most consecutive losses, and they are approaching that mark once again.
The Sixers are 0-11 this season and 0-21 since March 25 following a 92-86 loss to Dallas. Philly trailed by 19 in the first half but clawed back to take an 82-81 lead before Dirk Nowtizki scored seven points over the final 3 ½ minutes.
Nowitzki finished with 21 points and Chandler Parson added 20 in the Mavericks' fourth straight win.
Jahlil Okafor had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the 76ers, who are within five defeats of matching the NBA record for consecutive losses. The Cavaliers dropped 26 straight during the 2010-11 season, three years before the Sixers did it.
In other NBA finals:
— Kawhi Leonard had 19 points and Manu Ginobili added 17 points in San Antonio's fifth straight win, 93-80 over Portland. Ginobili and Danny Green each had a 3-pointer during a 12-2 run that put the Spurs ahead 75-62 with 9 1/2 minutes left.
— Chicago claimed its third straight win as Derrick Rose had 23 points on 9-for-18 shooting in a 96-95 win against Indiana. Jimmy Butler scored 17 points and contested Paul George's potential game-winning jumper at the buzzer.
— Newcomer Mario Chalmers scored 16 of his season-high 29 points in the fourth quarter as Memphis held on for a 122-114 victory against Oklahoma City. Mike Conley had 22 and Jeff Green scored 20, while Marc Gasol added 17.
— Phoenix cruised to a 120-101 win over the Los Angeles Lakers behind Brandon Knight's first career triple-double. Knight finished with 30 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds, while Eric Bledsoe contributed 21 points.
— Boston is 6-4 and riding a three-game winning streak after Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points in a 111-95 triumph at Houston. The Celtics took control with a 28-4 run bridging the third and fourth quarters.
Ex-owner gets slam-dunked in appeals court
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court has rejected former Clippers owner Donald Sterling's attempt to reverse the $2 billion sale of the team. The 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled that Sterling failed to show any legal error by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge who approved the sale last year to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
The 81-year-old billionaire sued his wife of six decades for seizing the family trust that owned the team after two doctors found he had signs of Alzheimer's.
Rookie out 6 weeks after thumb surgery
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Pacers center Myles Turner is expected to miss six weeks after surgery Monday to repair a chip fracture in his left thumb.
The rookie was injured during last week's victory at Boston. Initially, team officials said the No. 11 overall pick in the June draft would miss four weeks.
Cubs Bryant unanimous pick...Correa takes AL rookie honor
NEW YORK (AP) — The Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros reached this year's postseason on the strength of a youthful starting lineup. Each team now boasts a rookie of the year infielder.
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant has been unanimously voted the National League Rookie of the Year after hitting .275 with 26 home runs, and 99 RBIs. Bryant compiled a .488 slugging average on the strength of 62 extra-base hits, including 31 doubles.
San Francisco third baseman Matt Duffy was second in the balloting, two points ahead of Pittsburgh infielder Jung Ho Kang (gahng)
The American League Rookie of the Year is Houston shortstop Carlos Correa. The youngest position player in the majors made his debut June 8 and hit .279 with 22 homers, 68 RBIs and 14 steals to help the Astros make their first postseason appearance in a decade. Correa received 17 firsts and 13 seconds for 124 points to edge out Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor and Minnesota designated hitter Miguel Sano.
Mariners get Martin from Rangers
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have shipped reliever Tom Wilhelmson and outfielder James Jones to the Rangers for outfielder Leonys Martin and reliever Anthony Bass.
Wilhelmson was 2-2 with a 3.19 ERA and 13 saves last season. Martin had 13 outfield assists in 92 games this year before missing most of the last two months with a broken right hand.
It was the third significant trade by new Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto.
Maguire to start for Seminoles
UNDATED (AP) — Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher has named Sean Maguire as his starting quarterback for Saturday's game against Chattanooga. Maguire replaced Everett Golson during the second quarter of Saturday's 34-17 win over North Carolina State. He led the 16th-ranked Seminoles to four straight scoring drives and was 18 of 28 for 231 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.
— Starting end Alex McCalister will be among three defensive lineman who will miss Florida's game against Florida Atlantic on Saturday. McCalister injured his right foot in the first quarter of Saturday's win at South Carolina and spent much of the game in a walking boot and on crutches, days after being named the SEC's defensive player of the week. Coach Jim McElwain also says the eighth-ranked Gators will also be without Jordan Sherit and Joey Ivie against the Owls.
T25 MEN'S BASKETBALL
GW stuns UVA
UNDATED (AP) — Virginia was ranked sixth in the newest Associated Press men's basketball poll before tipping off against George Washington. The Cavaliers likely will fall out of the top 10 next Monday following their 73-68 loss to the Colonials in Washington.
Patricio Garino and Tyler Cavanaugh each scored 18 points for GW, which took control with a 10-0 run in the second half. Garino began the spurt with a three-point play that put George Washington ahead 57-55. Garino added a tip-in and an assist on Cavanaugh's layup before Cavanaugh hit two free throws to make it 64-55 with 5:24 remaining.
Virginia fell to 1-1 despite Malcolm Brogdon's 28 points and eight rebounds.
Also in top-25 hoops:
— Jameel McKay scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 11 boards to lead No. 7 Iowa State's 106-64 pounding of Chicago State 106-64. Abdel Nader had 17 points and nine rebounds for the 2-0 Cyclones.
— Allonzo Trier scored 22 points and made all of his 14 free throws in guiding No. 12 Arizona to an easy 90-60 win over Bradley. Ryan Anderson added 15 points for the 2-0 Wildcats, who shot 54 percent.
— No. 14 Indiana rolled to a 102-76 win over Austin Peay as "Yogi" Ferrell scored 22 points and James Blackmon Jr. added 20. The Hoosiers pulled away by making 15 consecutive shots in the second half.
— No. 15 California stormed past UC Santa Barbara 85-67 as Tyrone Wallace provided 24 points and six assists to the win. Jaylen Brown furnished 17 points and seven rebounds, while Jordan Mathews had 16 points and seven boards.
— Jeff Roberson scored a career-high 18 points and tied a career best with eight rebounds to highlight 17th-ranked Vanderbilt's 98-62 thumping of Gardner-Webb. Roberson was back after missing the Commodores' season opener with a concussion.
— Jordan Loveridge drained four 3-pointers in a 21-point effort to lead No. 16 Utah to an 81-76 victory over San Diego State. Jakob Poeltl had 15 points, 12 rebounds and one block for the Utes, who had dropped six straight to the Aztecs.
— Elgin Cook and Chris Boucher scored 15 points apiece as 25th-rated Oregon earned a 74-67 home win against No. 20 Baylor. The Bears lost despite Al Freeman, who was 4-for-8 from 3-point range and finished with 22 points and seven rebounds.
— LSU freshman Ben Simmons scored 22 points and Josh Gray returned from a one-game suspension to add 16 as the 23rd-rated Tigers hammered Kennesaw State 91-69 in a regional round of the Legends Classic. Simmons also delivered nine rebounds, six assists, four steals and two blocked shots without a turnover.
— Duncan Robinson hit all five of his 3-point attempts and was 6-for-6 from the field to finish with 19 points in No. 24 Michigan's 88-68 rout of Elon. Derrick Walton chipped in 24 points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Wolverines.
Tar Heels No. 1
UNDATED (AP) — North Carolina remains No. 1 in the latest Associated Press men's basketball poll following victories over Temple and Fairfield.
The preseason No. 1 received 37 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel, 29 more than second-place Kentucky. Maryland is third with 14 first-place votes and Kansas is fourth with five first-place votes.
Defending national champion Duke is fifth, followed by Virginia, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Wichita State and Gonzaga.
WOMEN'S T25-AP POLL
UConn stays No. 1
UNDATED (AP) — Connecticut is No. 1 in the first regular-season women's college basketball poll by The Associated Press.
UConn got 31 of the 32 first-place votes just hours before opening its season with a 100-56 rout of No. 7 Ohio State. Second-ranked South Carolina got the other first place votes after beating the Buckeyes in their season opener.
Notre Dame, Tennessee and Baylor round out the top five and are followed by Florida State, Ohio State, Maryland, Oregon State and Mississippi State.
Habs earn comeback win
UNDATED (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens needed a three-goal comeback to pull even with the New York Rangers atop the Eastern Conference standings.
David Desharnais scored 3:25 into overtime to complete the Canadiens' rally in a 4-3 win over Vancouver. Tomas Fleischmann tied the game with 3:08 left in regulation before assisting on the winner.
Lars Eller notched a short-handed goal midway through the second period to spark Montreal's comeback.
Elsewhere on NHL ice:
— David Backes scored a power-play goal and provided the game-winner in the second period of the Blues' 3-2 win over Winnipeg in St. Louis. Vladimir Tarasenko scored his team-high 11th goal of the season for the Blues, who led 2-0 until Dustin Byfuglien and Bryan Little tallied 36 seconds apart early in the second period.
— John Tavares scored twice and set up the New York Islanders' first goal in a 5-2 win over Arizona. Kyle Okposo had three assists, while Brock Nelson and Frans Nielsen each had one goal and one helper as the Islanders won for the third time in four games.
— Detroit squandered a 3-1 lead in the third period before beating Ottawa 4-3 on Tomas Tatar's goal at 2:04 of overtime. Riley Sheahan put the Red Wings up 3-1 late in the third period, but the Senators earned a point on goals by Chris Wideman and Bobby Ryan.
— Roberto Luongo picked up his first shutout of the season and 69th of his career by turning back 39 shots in Florida's 1-0 win over Tampa Bay. Andrei Vasilevskiy was also working on a shutout until Nick Bjugstad beat him with just 21 seconds left in regulation.
— Anaheim ended a three-game losing streak as Carl Hagelin had a goal and two assists in a 4-1 triumph at Carolina. Ryan Getzlaf finally scored his first goal of the season, an empty-netter.
McDowell wins in playoff
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Graeme McDowell birdied the first playoff hole to beat Russell Knox and Jason Bohn at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.
McDowell parred the last hole of regulation to complete a 5-under 66 that left him 18-under. He and Bohn made it into the playoffs when Knox bogeyed 18 to complete his 66.
MEDAL OF FREEDOM-SPORTS
Mays and Berra to be honored
WASHINGTON (AP) — Baseball legends Willie Mays and the late Yogi Berra will be honored with the nation's highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
They are among 17 people who will be recognized by President Barack Obama at a Nov. 24 ceremony.