LEADING OFF: Wainwright streak, Snell starts…

LEADING OFF: Wainwright strong in September, Snell starts for contending Rays, Freeman ailing

Russia asked to explain alleged doping data tampering

The deputy CEO of the Russian anti-doping agency says Russia has been formally asked to explain possible signs of tampering with data from its doping laboratory

Federer, McEnroe push for Laver Cup's place in team tennis

Team events are having quite the resurgence on the men's tennis circuit, with three different competitions scheduled in the four months

Rams stop Mayfield late, Goff throws 2 TDs passes…

Jared Goff throws 2 TD passes, Rams make late goal-line stand to beat Browns 20-13.

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AP Source: Altered doping data could restart…

Russia's anti-doping agency could face another suspension over manipulated data, a person familiar with the case tells The AP

Roger Federer to decide soon on Tokyo Olympic plans

Roger Federer says he will soon decide if he will play at next year's Tokyo Olympics

Patriots receiver Julian Edelman leaves with…

Patriots receiver Julian Edelman leaves with chest injury. Giants running back Saquon Barkley left his team's thrilling 32-31 win over Tampa Bay with a right ankle injury

Russian anti-doping CEO says track ban won't be lifted soon

The CEO of the Russian anti-doping agency has predicted that the country's track team won't be reinstated in time for the upcoming world athletics championships

Holding court: It's Bianca Andreescu Day in Toronto

Andreescu now has a day named in her honor to go with her US Open title

No Brees, no problem: Bridgewater, Saints top…

Teddy Bridgewater threw two touchdowns in his first start in place of Drew Brees, New Orleans also scored touchdowns on defense and special teams, and the Saints beat the Seattle Seahawks 33-27

Russian anti-doping CEO says track team set to miss worlds

The CEO of the Russian anti-doping agency has predicted that the country's track team won't be reinstated in time for the upcoming world athletics championships

Pavlyuchenkova eases into 2nd round at Pan Pacific Open

Former finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova needed less than an hour to beat Dayana Yastremska 6-3, 6-1 in the first round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open

Sloppy 49ers beat Steelers 24-20 on late…

Jimmy Garoppolo threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Dante Pettis with 1:15 remaining and the San Francisco 49ers overcame five turnovers to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-20 for their first 3-0 start in 21 years

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Page out as US Olympic sailing boss 10 months…

US Sailing says Malcolm Page is out as chief of Olympic sailing less than a year before the Tokyo Games

Nadal to open in ATP Cup in Perth; Djokovic on east coast

U.S. Open champion Rafael Nadal will start his 2020 season on the opposite side of Australia to Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer when he leads Spain in a group-stage qualifier in Perth in the new ATP Cup

In cryptic tweet, Antonio Brown appears to retire…

In cryptic tweet, Antonio Brown appears to retire from NFL, takes shots at others previously accused of sexual misconduct

A first: 18 Olympic rugby players competing at World Cup

Fiji captain Leone Nakarawa has made the transition from 15-a-side to rugby sevens to pick up an Olympic gold medal and now he's back again in the traditional format aiming to take his country further than ever at the World Cup

Springer 3 HRs, Verlander 20th win, Astros clinch…

George Springer hit a career-high three homers, Justin Verlander got his MLB-leading 20th win and the Houston Astros clinched their third straight AL West title in grand fashion, routing the Los Angeles Angels 13-5

A panda is the mascot for the 2022 Beijing Winter…

A smiling panda and a walking Chinese lantern will be the mascots for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing

Goldschmidt, Cards clinch playoff spot, rally…

Cardinals rally past Cubs 3-2, clinch first postseason berth since 2015

Sex-abuse reports on rise; SafeSport Center seeks…

With sex-abuse reports on the rise, debate rages for who will pay for US Center for SafeSport

Bills stay unbeaten by rallying back to beat…

Frank Gore scored on a 1-yard run with 1:50 remaining in rallying the Buffalo Bills to a home-opening 21-17 victory over the winless Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday

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AP sources: Feds probe sex abuse in Olympic…

AP sources: Department of Justice investigating sex abuse in Olympic organizations

Prescott, Cowboys get out of funk, ease past…

Dak Prescott threw two touchdown passes to Amari Cooper before running for another score, and the Dallas Cowboys pulled out of a first-half funk as huge favorites in a 31-6 victory over the Miami Dolphins

USOPC working on plan to improve life for Olympic…

USOPC working on 5-year plan to improve life for Olympic athletes