Top of Tokyo: Observation decks offer panoramic city views
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo is a gigantic concrete jungle built on layers of tradition and culture. It's difficult to grasp the enormity of Japan's capital in just a few days.
Leonard leads Clippers past Raptors in 1st game vs old team
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard wasn't at his best against his former team. His new teammates knocked down big shots and won anyway.
Mistakes doom 49ers and create tight NFC West race
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan could have easily played for a tie at the end of overtime and protected the 49ers' safe lead in their division.
Analysis: Waiters' future in Miami is very unclear
Dion Waiters leads the Miami Heat in suspensions and headlines this season. And his future is very unclear. Waiters won't be with the Heat for at least nine more games — his 10-game suspension for repeated conduct deemed detrimental to the team started Friday when Miami visited the Los Angeles Lakers — and what happens from there will be anyone's guess.
Spurs retire Parkers' jersey in emotional ceremony
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Boris Diaw was rightly concerned about the well-being of a scrawny 19-year-old kid moving to a new country and attempting to compete against the game's best in the NBA.
Curry hopes to return from broken hand 'in early spring'
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry "definitely" plans to return this season from his broken left hand and is hoping to be back on the court at "some point in early spring."
Mets' Alonso, Astros' Álvarez named Rookies of the Year
NEW YORK (AP) — Young sluggers known for their prodigious power, Pete Alonso and Yordan Álvarez knocked the Rookie of the Year voting out of the park.
Celtics F Hayward has surgery on broken left hand
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward had surgery on his broken left hand, a move that is expected to keep him out for about six weeks.
Column: Gibbs walks fine line managing 3 title contenders
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs is a retired Hall of Fame NFL coach with three Super Bowl titles who changed course in his early 50s to wade into NASCAR and see if he couldn't build a second career and a family business.
Redskins name Dwayne Haskins starting QB for rest of season
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Dwayne Haskins' time has finally come. The Washington Redskins on Monday named Haskins their starting quarterback for the rest of the season.
Prep basketball takes backseat to AAU in recruiting game
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Back when Bruce Weber was an up-and-coming assistant on Gene Keady's staff at Purdue, the coach would spend countless hours on planes and behind the wheel to catch as many high school basketball games as possible.
Kentucky new No. 1 in AP Top 25 after beating Michigan State
Kentucky is back in a familiar position under John Calipari: No. 1 in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll. The Wildcats rose one spot after winning a 1-vs-2 matchup with Michigan State to open the season in the Champions Classic, followed by an easy win against Eastern Kentucky.
Oregon stays atop AP women's college basketball poll
NEW YORK (AP) — Oregon had the most impressive win of the week in a game that didn't even count. The Ducks remained a solid No. 1 in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll Monday, receiving 28 of 30 first-place votes from a national media panel.
Is my kid too young for contact sports? Advice still unclear
New guidance on concussions shows there isn't enough solid evidence to answer some of parents' most burning questions about contact sports.
Greece coach Pitino makes plans without Giannis
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece coach Rick Pitino is planning on trying to qualify for the 2020 Olympics without Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo.
AP Interview: Rossi back home in Spain for another comeback
VILLARREAL, Spain (AP) — Giuseppe Rossi is back home — in Spain. The American-born striker, originally from New Jersey and who played for the Italian national team before a series of injuries slowed his career, is back at Villarreal, the Spanish club where he thrived in his prime.
Oregon stuns US team; C. Vivian Stringer reaches milestone
NEW YORK (AP) — It didn't count in the standings, but the most shocking game of the opening week of women's basketball was No. 1 Oregon stunning the U.S.
NFL ICYMI: Not only is Lamar Jackson a QB, he might be MVP
Lamar Jackson now owns a signature moment — a spin-and-make-'em-miss 47-yard TD run that was something straight out of a video game.
Analysis: Kicking woes cost several teams in NFL's Week 10
Adam Vinatieri's season-long struggles persisted and quick healer Patrick Mahomes was kneecapped by Kansas City's ugly special teams in a Week 10 slate where seven games featured errant extra points or field goal flubs and follies.
AP Top 25 Reality Check: Where should Alabama be ranked now?
Over the next four weeks there will be much debate about whether Alabama is one of the four best teams in college football. AP Top 25 voters weighed Sunday, a day after the Crimson Tide lost a 46-41 thriller to LSU, and the consensus was yes.
Raptors end Lakers' 7-game winning streak in 113-104 victory
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The centerpiece of the Toronto Raptors' championship team works at Staples Center now. Two more key components of last season's sublime roster got injured right before the Raptors arrived in Los Angeles for the reunion.
Cook leads Vikings to 28-24 prime-time road win over Cowboys
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dalvin Cook did plenty in the running game. The NFL rushing leader from Minnesota might have had his biggest plays in the passing game while easily outshining two-time rushing champion Ezekiel Elliott.
Winston plays after brother's death, Spartans win easily
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston breezed smoothly toward the basket for a layup. Then he checked out of the game moments later, stopping for a hug with coach Tom Izzo on the way back to join his teammates on the sideline.
Steelers defense leads way in 17-12 win over Rams
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The ball fluttered into the air and hung there for a split second. When it came back down to earth, it landed where it always seems to these days for the Pittsburgh Steelers: the seemingly omnipresent arms of safety Minkah Fitzpatrick.
Maggert holes out to win and give McCarron Schwab Cup
PHOENIX (AP) — One unforgettable shot made a winner out of Jeff Maggert — and Scott McCarron. Maggert was 123 yards away in the 17th fairway, the third playoff hole in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, needing to beat Retief Goosen to end more than four years without winning on the PGA Tour Champions.