Immaculate indeed. Pittsburgh running back Franco Harris' scoop of a deflected pass and subsequent run for the winning touchdown in a 1972 playoff victory against Oakland — forever known as the "Immaculate Reception" — has been voted the greatest play in NFL history.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves clinched their second straight NL East title as Ronald Acuña Jr. hit his 41st homer in a 6-0 win over San Francisco on Friday night that eliminated the Giants from postseason contention in Bruce Bochy's last year as San Francisco manager.
The Russian anti-doping agency could face suspension again based on information indicating data from the Moscow drug-testing lab had been manipulated before being delivered to the World Anti-Doping Agency earlier this year, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press.
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — When a 19-year-old rookie paces the field at an unfamiliar and technically demanding race track, it catches the attention of veterans who wonder if the kid is fearless or foolish whipping around historic Laguna Seca Raceway.
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán is being investigated for an alleged domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend at home this week, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Friday.
The bad news comes almost daily, a reminder if anyone still needs it that sports is not all fun and games. The worst comes from off the field, where Antonio Brown is accused of rape by his former trainer in a lawsuit, and Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez is jailed and charged with attempting to have sex with an underage girl in 2017.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars aren't giving up on disgruntled defender Jalen Ramsey. The Jags would prefer to keep their star cornerback after several days of trade talks with other NFL teams, according to a person close to the situation.
The NBA's board of governors was unanimous Friday in its approval of a plan to stiffen potential penalties for tampering with players and employees under contract with other clubs, hoping for increased compliance in existing league rules.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford coach David Shaw believes he speaks for most of the rest of the Pac-12 coaches when he talks about his lack of excitement over the fact that Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert decided to return to school rather than enter the NFL draft as a probable first-round pick.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — After playing their first big game of the season on the road at top-ranked Clemson, the No. 17 Texas A&M Aggies get their next test in front of their home crowd when they host eighth-ranked Auburn on Saturday.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller has dealt with sack droughts before, but never this early in the season. "I always get them at the end of the year," Miller told The Associated Press following his unusually somber weekly appearance at the podium Wednesday.