Rookie Maxx Crosby emerging as pass rusher for Raiders

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AP Pro Football WriterRookie Maxx Crosby emerging as pass rusher for RaidersBy JOSH DUBOWALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden spent much of last season lamenting how difficult it is to find good pass rushers after trading...

Benjamin leads late push; UAB beats Mount St. Mary’s 58-51

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Benjamin leads late push; UAB beats Mount St. Mary’s 58-51BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Jalen Benjamin finished with 14 points that included the last seven points of the game to push UAB past Mount St. Mary’s 58-51 on Wednesday night.The...

Garrett’s suspension for helmet attack upheld after appeal

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AP Sports WriterGarrett’s suspension for helmet attack upheld after appealBy TOM WITHERSCLEVELAND (AP) Myles Garrett’s goal was to be NFL’s top defensive player this season. He won’t finish it.Garrett’s indefinite suspension for smashing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph...

Pearson has 24 to lead Texas St. to 64-57 win over UNLV

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Pearson has 24 to lead Texas St. to 64-57 win over UNLVLAS VEGAS (AP) Nijal Pearson had 25 points to go with 10 rebounds as Texas State took control in the second half to get past UNLV 64-57...

Titans’ Derrick Henry most productive once in open field

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AP Pro Football WriterTitans’ Derrick Henry most productive once in open fieldBy TERESA M. WALKERNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Titans running back Derrick Henry is nearly unstoppable once he breaks into the open field and sets his sight on the...

Ford scores 24 to lead Saint Mary’s over Fresno State 68-58

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Ford scores 24 to lead Saint Mary’s over Fresno State 68-58SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Jordan Ford scored 24 points and Saint Mary’s defeated Fresno State 68-58 on Wednesday night for the Gaels’ third straight win.Ford was 8-of-15 shooting and...

Miller downplays team dinner but hypes Broncos’ future

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AP Pro Football WriterMiller downplays team dinner but hypes Broncos’ futureBy ARNIE STAPLETONENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) It was just dinner, Von Miller insisted, even though his teammates called it so much more.Rather than gather the team for a players-only...

Ford scores 24 to lead Saint Mary’s over Fresno State 68-58

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Ford scores 24 to lead Saint Mary’s over Fresno State 68-58SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Jordan Ford scored 24 points and Saint Mary’s defeated Fresno State 68-58 on Wednesday night for the Gaels’ third straight win.Ford was 8-of-15 shooting and...

Tennessee, Florida State part of 2020 Charleston field

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Tennessee, Florida State part of 2020 Charleston fieldCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Tennessee and Florida State highlight the field for the 2020 Charleston Classic.Tournament organizers announced next year's eight-team field on Thursday.The Vols of the Southeastern Conference and the Seminoles...

NCAA denies waiver appeal from Michigan State’s Joey Hauser

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NCAA denies waiver appeal from Michigan State’s Joey HauserEAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State coach Tom Izzo abruptly resigned from a coaches’ board Thursday, angered after the NCAA denied an appeal from forward Joey Hauser to play this...