LANDOVER, Md | Theismann ‘turned away’ after seeing Redskins QB Smith hurt

LANDOVER, Md  — Alex Smith seemed to know immediately this was bad. Really, really bad. He covered his face with both hands, then a white towel, before his fractured right leg was placed in an air cast and he was carted off the field. One of his predecessors as quarterback of the Washington Redskins, Joe … Continue reading LANDOVER, Md | Theismann ‘turned away’ after seeing Redskins QB Smith hurt

BALTIMORE | Bloomberg donates ‘unprecedented’ $1.8B to Johns Hopkins

BALTIMORE — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Sunday he’s donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, to boost financial aid for low- and middle-income students. The Baltimore university said the contribution — the largest ever to any education institution in the U.S. — will allow Johns Hopkins to eliminate … Continue reading BALTIMORE | Bloomberg donates ‘unprecedented’ $1.8B to Johns Hopkins

CHICO, Calif  | Searchers in California wildfire step up efforts before rain

CHICO, Calif  — Volunteers in white coveralls, hard hats and masks poked through ash-covered debris Sunday, searching for the remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire before rains that are forecast for this week complicate their efforts. While the rain could help tamp down the blazes that have killed 76 people so far, … Continue reading CHICO, Calif  | Searchers in California wildfire step up efforts before rain

DETROIT | Panthers go for 2 and fail late and lose 20-19 to Lions

DETROIT — Cam Newton took a shotgun snap and set up in a clean pocket, surveying the field from sideline to sideline. The star quarterback had time and an open receiver in the end zone, giving the Carolina Panthers a chance to convert a go-ahead, 2-point conversion against the Detroit Lions. Newton, though, wasted the … Continue reading DETROIT | Panthers go for 2 and fail late and lose 20-19 to Lions

HOMESTEAD, Fla | The Latest: Kyle Larson wins 2nd stage of championship race

HOMESTEAD, Fla  — The Latest on NASCAR’s Cup Series championship (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Kyle Larson has won the second stage of NASCAR’s championship race, passing Kevin Harvick just before the start-finish line. Harvick was second, followed by fellow championship contenders Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Busch was sixth. The highest finisher … Continue reading HOMESTEAD, Fla | The Latest: Kyle Larson wins 2nd stage of championship race

LONDON | England avenges Croatia WCup loss to get shot at new trophy

LONDON— Harry Kane’s goalless streak was only five minutes from extending to eight games when the captain finally found the net again for England. As Ben Chilwell floated a free kick into the penalty area, Kane slid in, stretched out his right foot and nudged the ball into the Croatia net. It came four months … Continue reading LONDON | England avenges Croatia WCup loss to get shot at new trophy

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J | Barkley scores 3 TDs, Manning throws 2, Giants win again

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J— Saquon Barkley ran for a career-high 142 yards and scored three touchdowns as the New York Giants held off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38-35 on Sunday to win consecutive games for the first time since December 2016. Eli Manning also threw two touchdown passes and linebacker Alec Ogletree returned one of the … Continue reading EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J | Barkley scores 3 TDs, Manning throws 2, Giants win again

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga | Charles Howell III wins RSM Classic in playoff

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga — Charles Howell III made a 15-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff with Patrick Rodgers on Sunday in the RSM Classic to end an 11-year victory drought. Howell dropped to his knees and buried his head in his hands, then tearfully embraced his wife and two children. … Continue reading ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga | Charles Howell III wins RSM Classic in playoff