By Rachel Cohen Associated Press NEW YORK – Archie Manning leaned back in his chair and muttered: “I hate football.” At just about any other moment, he feels anything but that. Manning and his wife often marvel at the good fortune achieved by their quarterback sons. On this particular Sunday evening, though, their father was […]

Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Stephen Gostkowski’s 54-yard field goal with 1 second remaining Sunday kept the New England Patriots unbeaten with a 27-26 victory over the New York Giants. After Josh Brown made his fourth field goal of the game with 1:47 remaining, Tom Brady drove the Patriots (9-0) 44 yards, converting a […]

By R.B. Fallstrom AP Sports Writer ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Lou Brock, a former base stealing champion, has had his left leg amputated below the knee due to an infection related to diabetes. The Cardinals and a longtime friend, Dick Zitzmann, confirmed that the 76-year-old Brock had had the procedure […]

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn had surprise Tommy John surgery Tuesday and will be sidelined all of next season. The operation repaired a torn ulnar collateral ligament while having the ulnar nerve transposed and bone chips removed. Lynn missed a couple of starts in June with a forearm strain. The 28-year-old Lynn’s […]

JACKSON When Mississippi’s PGA Tour stop began so humbly 48 years ago, organizers called it the Magnolia State Classic. With nearly half a century of history, it now seems perfectly clear a more appropriate name was available: The Monsoon Open. The tournament has been played in spring, summer and fall. It has been played at […]

Associated Press NEW ORLEANS – Tennessee rookie Marcus Mariota came back from his recent injury to pass for 371 yards and four touchdowns, including a 5-yard scoring pass to Anthony Fasano in overtime, and the Titans snapped a six-game skid Sunday with a 34-28 win over New Orleans. The Saints (4-5), who had won three […]

Associated Press NEW ORLEANS – Drew Brees passed for career highs of 511 yards and seven touchdowns, and recently signed Kai Forbath kicked a 50-yard field goal as time ran out, giving New Orleans a 52-49 victory over the New York Giants in a game with a record 13 scoring passes. Eli Manning connected on […]

By Mike Fitzpatrick AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK – They worked all season to take one more step in the World Series. Eric Hosmer wouldn’t wait any longer. A daring dash by Hosmer tied the score in the ninth, and those bound-and-determined Kansas City Royals rallied yet again to beat the New York Mets 7-2 […]

By Howie Rumberg AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK – A charmed October for Eric Hosmer and the Kansas City Royals ended with one more comeback. Now, a win in November and they’ll be World Series champions. Second baseman Daniel Murphy’s error on Hosmer’s grounder in the eighth inning keyed another rally by the tenacious Royals, […]