DENVER (2-1) at LAS VEGAS (0-3)
The New York Jets are handing the keys back to Zach Wilson as they visit Pittsburgh. The second-year quarterback missed the first three games of the season while recovering from right knee surgery. The Jets got off to a 1-2 start with veteran Joe Flacco at quarterback. New York coach Robert Saleh did not hesitate to turn to Wilson once he was cleared in part because the team is so heavily invested in Wilson's future. Pittsburgh is 1-2 and sticking with quarterback Mitch Trubisky for now rather than go with rookie Kenny Pickett. Trubisky and the offense have sputtered at times. The Steelers are 31st in the league in total offense through three weeks.
Russian players on two NHL teams opening the season in the Czech Republic will be allowed to participate in the two Global Series games in Prague after all.
Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills face Lamar Jackson and the Ravens on Sunday in Baltimore. The two quarterbacks had their share of doubters when they were drafted in the first round in 2018. The way they've evolved into superstars is a reminder that projecting a quarterback’s career is an inexact science. Allen is completing 71.2% of his throws this season, and he has passed for nine touchdowns and rushed for one already. Only Jackson has accounted for more TDs. He has 10 passing and two rushing.
The New York Giants and Chicago Bears have been two of the biggest surprises early in the 2022 season. Both teams have 2-1 records heading into their game Sunday. The Bears won six games in 2021, two more than the Giants. The teams are similar on offense this season with the rushing attack leading the way. The Bears are second in the league in rushing and the Giants are fifth. The defenses don't have great numbers, but they are not giving up a lot of points. Both teams are giving up fewer than 20 points a game.
The PGA Tour is on the attack in its legal battle with Saudi-funded LIV Golf. The tour responded to the amended antitrust lawsuit by LIV Golf. The tour also filed a counterclaim seeking damages against the rival league. The tour claims LIV Golf has used Saudi Arabian funds to lure top players and has misled them by claiming the tour could not enforce its regulations. The tour has suspended players who have signed with LIV Golf for not having releases to play competing events. A judge in August ruled against three players seeking an emergency stay to play on tour.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State is just the second team in Atlantic Coast Conference history to start one season 0-4 and open the next 4-0. And it's been nearly 40 years since Virginia’s turnaround in 1982-83.
Sunday night’s game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa as scheduled. The Bucs spent most of this week in the Miami area preparing for the highly-anticipated prime time matchup featuring quarterbacks Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes to avoid direct contact with Hurricane Ian. The team practiced at the Miami Dolphins' training facility Wednesday and Thursday. On Thursday, the team said its stadium could host the game after assessing damage caused by the storm. The NFL had said the game would be played in Minneapolis if it couldn't be played in Tampa.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It’s often easy to forget amid the highlight-reel throws and jaw-dropping stats from Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes over the years that nothing in the Kansas City offense works quite right without a good ground game.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Years passed in Philadelphia with sports fans around the globe howling, how could the city erect a statue of Rocky Balboa but not one for real boxing Hall of Famer and famous resident Joe Frazier?
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers is about to face a Bill Belichick-coached team for just the third time in his 15 seasons as the Green Bay Packers’ starting quarterback.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers' last visit to Houston ended in disappointment with a defeat last season that was a blow to their fading playoff chances.
The days of postseason bans and crippling scholarship reductions being used to punish schools for breaking NCAA rules appear to be winding down. Last month, the Division I Board of Directors adopted three proposals to modernize the infractions process. It also is looking for penalties that do not include postseason bans. There are limited options for that.
Josh McDaniels' first season coaching the Las Vegas Raiders is looking awfully similar to the way the end of his tenure in Denver went more a decade ago.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — School athletics officials in Southern California will ask the state to make flag football an official high school sport for girls.
The former president of El Salvador’s soccer federation has been sentenced to 16 months in prison in the long-running FIFA corruption scandal. Sixty-six-year-old Reynaldo Vasquez told a judge in New York City on Thursday that he felt “great shame” over his role in a bribery scheme that involved media and marketing rights for games played by the Salvadoran national soccer team. The judge said Vasquez deserved prison time for his efforts “to line his and his co-defendants pockets.” His term could be reduced if he gets credit for time behind bars in El Salvador.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — No. 6 Southern California's first real experience with adversity under coach Lincoln Riley was a good reminder that not every game will be as smooth as the start of their season.
ROME (AP) — Making his second visit to Rome in two weeks, IOC president Thomas Bach met with Giorgia Meloni, whose far-right party won the most votes in Italy's election, as concerns rise over delays in organizing the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo.
The Baltimore Ravens host the Buffalo Bills this weekend in what should be a delightful quarterback matchup for neutral fans. Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen are both are off to stellar starts. And they'll probably always be linked to some degree since both were drafted in 2018. The difference this week is that Jackson faces the league’s top-ranked defense and Allen is up against the No. 32-ranked group. The Ravens are averaging the most points in the NFL this season. The Bills are No. 3 on that list.
There was a common conversation this week within the walls of the Football Training Facility at Texas Tech and the Vanier Family Football Complex adjacent to Bill Snyder Family Stadium at Kansas State.
Major League Baseball says use of pitch clocks cut the average time of minor league games by 25 minutes this year. MLB hopes that reduction is replicated when the devices are installed in the big leagues next season. The average time of minor league games dropped to 2 hours, 38 minutes in the season that ended Wednesday. That was down from 3:03 during the 2021 season. Clocks at Triple-A were set at 14 seconds with no runners on base and 19 with runners. Clocks will be introduced in the major leagues next year at 15 seconds with no runners and 20 seconds with runners.
Syracuse goes for a 5-0 start when Wagner of the Football Championship Subdivision visits Saturday. The game is Syracuse's last before an open date. A brutal stretch of Atlantic Coast Conference games follows. Wagner has dropped 22 straight games and lost 66-7 at Rutgers in its other game against a Bowl Subdivision opponent this year. The Seahawks are no higher than 98th in the FCS in any major offensive category. Syracuse is in the top 40 in the FBS in rushing, total and scoring defense.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Georgia has one of college football's prolific offenses, triggered by one of its best quarterbacks, so of course the topic of conversation around Athens as the top-ranked Bulldogs head to Missouri on Saturday would be their run game.