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BC-AP Sports Digest

November 6, 2017
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ARLINGTON, Texas — Ezekiel Elliott said he didn’t even know if he was playing for the Dallas Cowboys against Kansas City after a late legal reprieve stopped the star running back’s six-game suspension for the third time. hiefs-flattens-Chiefsgo-aheadeek of legal limbo after Elliott rushed for 93 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in a 28-17 victory against the Chiefs on Sunday. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. SENT: 750 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Shalane Flanagan thought about the seven years building to this race, possibly her last. She thought about the running star striding next to her. She thought about her family. She thought about Meb. With one hellacious holler at the finish, it all poured out. By Jake Seiner. SENT: 800 words, photos.



In case you missed it in Week 9 of the NFL season, Rams quarterback Jared Goff and Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz showed why they were the top two picks in last year’s NFL draft and have led their teams into first place this season. By Pro Football Writer Howard Fendrich. 750 words, photos.


PHILADELPHIA —Carson Wentz isn’t paying attention to his impressive stats. Wentz tossed four touchdown passes, Corey Clement had three scores, and the Philadelphia Eagles routed the Denver Broncos 51-23 on Sunday.. By Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi. SENT: 700 words, photos.


SEATTLE — Jay Gruden did what coaches rarely do in the regular season and acknowledged this Washington victory had more significance. The Redskins did what few teams have accomplished on Sunday, coming into Seattle and rallying in the final moments to stun the Seahawks 17-14. Washington became the first team outside the NFC West to win in Seattle since Carolina during the 2015 season, and one of three non-NFC West teams to beat the Seahawks on their home field since the start of the 2012 season. By Tim Booth. SENT: 800 words, photos.


Most every NFL player knows that a quick way to get ushered to the sidelines — or beyond — is participating in a fight. Yet in three games Sunday, punches were thrown. No, not the variety that Deontay Wilder used to score a first-round knockout the previous night. Enough flying fists and other misdeeds, however, to lead to five ejections. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. SENT: 700 words.



The AP Top 25 now looks a whole lot like last week’s College Football Playoff rankings. At least toward the top, where Notre Dame climbed to No. 3 and Clemson rose to No. 4. Ohio State and Penn State tumbled out of the top 10. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 700 words, photos.


Every time Urban Meyer fails at Ohio State, Nick Saban’s unmatched consistency at Alabama looks more impressive. It’s not about hating on Meyer or the Buckeyes. Just the opposite. Meyer is a demonstrably great coach, leading one of college football’s elite programs. Three national titles, one with the Buckeyes, and a career winning percentage of .847 put Meyer on the short list of best coaches. He has owned his schools’ rivalry games and has even split four meetings with Saban. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 1,350 words.



SALINE, Mich. — Emoni Bates’ alter ego, as his mom describes it, was on full display on the court. The 13-year-old, 6-foot-7 basketball player pushed a high school varsity opponent toward the bleachers during a night game, showing a different side to the usual personality of one of the most coveted young players in hoops. Off the court, Bates is a low-key honor roll student who enjoys hanging out with his cousins and spending the night at his grandmother’s house. By Larry Lage. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos, video by 3 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6. With BKH--The Kid-Signing Day.



SAN ANTONIO — The Spurs overcame a slow start and a heavy heart to beat the Phoenix Suns. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points and San Antonio rolled to a 112-95 victory on Sunday night following a dominant third quarter. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich earned his 1,156th victory, passing Phil Jackson for sixth all-time, but the veteran coach’s thoughts were on the victims of the mass shooting in nearby Sutherland Springs. SENT: 850 words.



The Matt Duchene saga is over, as the Colorado Avalanche have traded him to the Ottawa Senators in a pair of deals that also included Kyle Turris going to the Nashville Predators. Duchene joins the Senators as their new No. 1 center, Turris gives the Predators more depth down the middle and the Avalanche push forward with their rebuilding youth movement. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 550 words.



FORT WORTH, Texas — The timing was perfect for Kevin Harvick’s first NASCAR Cup Series victory at Texas. So was his winning pass. Harvick went around the outside of Martin Truex Jr. for the lead with 10 laps to go, then stayed in front the rest of the way Sunday to earn his championship shot in NASCAR’s season finale. By Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 750 words, photos.



LAS VEGAS — Patrick Cantlay won the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Sunday in a playoff for the first victory in a PGA Tour career mostly derailed by a severe back injury. The 25-year-old former UCLA star hit from behind a tree and got up-and-down for par from off the back of the 18th green to beat Alex Cejka and Whee Kim on the second extra hole. SENT: 700 words.



PARIS — Jack Sock beats Filip Krajinovic 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 to win the Paris Masters and qualify for the season-ending ATP Finals. It was the 16th-seeded American’s third title of the year, fourth overall and first at a Masters. It sends him through to the finals in London for the first time. He will break into the top 10, climbing to ninth. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 620 words, photos.


Monday’s Time Schedule (EST)


Detroit at Green Bay, 8:30 p.m.


Boston at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

Brooklyn at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

Miami at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.


Arizona at Washington, 7 p.m.

Columbus at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

Minnesota at Boston, 7 p.m.

Vegas at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Winnipeg at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Detroit at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

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