thursday night

PHOENIX | Irving, Celtics rally from 22 down to top Suns 116-109 in OT

PHOENIX — Kyrie Irving scored 18 of his season-high 39 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, and the Boston Celtics rallied from a 22-point deficit for a 116-109 win over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night. Irving scored Boston’s first six points in the extra period, and Marcus Morris finished with 17 against his … Continue reading PHOENIX | Irving, Celtics rally from 22 down to top Suns 116-109 in OT

MILWAUKEE | Shoot it! Bucks looking for franchise-best 8-0 start

MILWAUKEE  — On the first day of preseason camp, the Milwaukee Bucks’ practice court featured squares on the floor made of blue tape at five roughly equidistant points just behind the 3-point arc. They marked proper spacing in first-year coach Mike Budenholzer’s offensive system. The players picked it up pretty quickly. The Bucks are the … Continue reading MILWAUKEE | Shoot it! Bucks looking for franchise-best 8-0 start

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. | Beckham makes scene, Giants drop to 1-5 with loss to Eagles

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — After last week’s last-second loss against Carolina, Giants coach Pat Shurmur said he was “done” talking about Odell Beckham Jr. and his critical comments about the team. Six games into his first season, Shurmur still can’t shake the OBJ questions. It’s talk of a postseason push that’s gone silent. The Giants … Continue reading EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. | Beckham makes scene, Giants drop to 1-5 with loss to Eagles

LOS ANGELES | Goff has 465 yards, 5 TDs, propels Rams past Vikings, 38-31

LOS ANGELES— Jared Goff passed for career highs of 465 yards and five touchdowns, winning a scintillating duel with Kirk Cousins and leading the unbeaten Los Angeles Rams to a 38-31 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night. Goff hit Cooper Kupp with two of his four TD throws during a 251-yard first half … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Goff has 465 yards, 5 TDs, propels Rams past Vikings, 38-31

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. | Brown throws 5 TDs, BC beats Wake Forest, 41-34

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Anthony Brown kept beating Wake Forest’s defensive backs with long throws. That helped Boston College beat the Demon Deacons — and Hurricane Florence. Brown threw two of his career-high five touchdown passes to Jeff Smith, and BC defeated Wake Forest 41-34 on Thursday night in a game that started two hours early … Continue reading WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. | Brown throws 5 TDs, BC beats Wake Forest, 41-34

CINCINNATI | Andy Dalton throws 4 TD passes, Bengals beat Ravens 34-23

CINCINNATI  — Andy Dalton threw four touchdown passes in the first half — three to A.J. Green — against a defense that has bedeviled him throughout his career, and the Cincinnati Bengals held on for a 34-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night. Dalton knocked the Ravens (1-1) out of playoff contention last … Continue reading CINCINNATI | Andy Dalton throws 4 TD passes, Bengals beat Ravens 34-23

NEW YORK | Designer Jeremy Scott has a message for Brett Kavanaugh

NEW YORK — Designer Jeremy Scott was a man with a message on Thursday night at his star-studded runway show, and that message was directed at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Scott made his traditional post-show lap of the runway wearing a handmade shirt that said: “Tell Your Senator No on Kavanaugh,” along with a … Continue reading NEW YORK | Designer Jeremy Scott has a message for Brett Kavanaugh

PHILADELPHIA | The Latest: Eagles beat Falcons 18-12 in sloppy NFL opener

PHILADELPHIA— The Latest on the Atlanta Falcons playing the Philadelphia Eagles in the opening game of the NFL season (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Jay Ajayi scored on two runs and the Philadelphia defense made Matt Ryan look awful much of Thursday night as the Eagles opened the defense of their first NFL title since … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | The Latest: Eagles beat Falcons 18-12 in sloppy NFL opener