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LAS VEGAS (AP) — After Derek Carr led the Raiders to the brink of another victory over the defending Super Bowl champions, Las Vegas coach Jon Gruden described his quarterback as “almost flawless.”

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Tim Melia stopped all three of San Jose's shootout attempts and Sporting Kansas City converted all of its tries to beat the Earthquakes on Sunday after they finished overtime tied at 3 in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.

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INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — It hasn't taken long for Justin Herbert and Keenan Allen to become one of the more lethal quarterback-receiver duos in the NFL. After Sunday, they can also add record setting.

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CLEVEAND (AP) — Looking to replace Tristan Thompson, the Cavaliers have acquired center JaVale McGee and a future draft pick from the Los Angeles Lakers for forwards Alfonzo McKinnie and Jordan Bell, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Sunday night.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Guard Kelly Oubre is joining the Golden State Warriors to give the team backcourt depth in the wake of Klay Thompson's latest injury, with Oubre acquired Sunday in a trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ronald Jones may be the least heralded component of the success of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' star-filled offense, but the third-year running back is also emerging as one of the most important.

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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State quarterback Tristan Gebbia passed for a touchdown, ran for a touchdown and was on the receiving end of a score in the Beavers’ 31-27 victory Saturday over California at Reser Stadium.

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — Carson Strong threw two touchdown passes and Nevada's defense stifled San Diego State in the second half, stopping the Aztecs with a last-minute goal-line stand in a 26-21 victory on Saturday.

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The Las Vegas Raiders have activated seven players off the COVID-19 list after they missed practice this week as “high risk” close contacts to a teammate who had tested positive.

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Tennessee athletic director and former Volunteers football coach Phillip Fulmer said Friday he is in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. And Miami's Manny Diaz became the latest active coach to announce he has contracted the virus.

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Josh Christopher is blessed with prodigious basketball talent and a strong inner drive, a combination that made him one of that nation's top recruits in the class of 2020.

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PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State starting quarterback Jayden de Laura has tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t play in Saturday's game at Stanford, according to a published report Friday.

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Stanford is receiving plenty of attention during the preseason with Tara VanDerveer on the verge of passing the late Pat Summitt as the winningest coach in women's basketball. But the Cardinal are also hoping the spotlight will be on them at the end of the season.

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NBA free agency is usually a weeklong frenzy. Deals get struck, then teams and players must wait a few days before they can sign those contracts. And from there, a few more months often pass before the player goes to work with his new club.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers acquired guard Luke Kennard from Detroit, and sent guards Landry Shamet to Brooklyn and Rodney McGruder to Detroit as they attempt to improve the supporting cast around Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joey Bosa remembers the last time the Los Angeles Chargers faced a winless team this far into a season. He's hoping history doesn't repeat itself Sunday when they host the winless New York Jets in a midseason matchup of struggling squads.

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California played a much-needed impromptu game last week, but the outcome wasn’t what the Golden Bears had hoped. Little has gone the team's way this season.

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Preparing to play Patrick Mahomes and the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs can cause nightmares for opposing defensive coordinators in the best of circumstances.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Don't get it twisted. Life is still very much “lit” for JuJu Smith-Schuster. A quick scan of the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver's hyperactive social media accounts offers all the proof required.

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo was one quarter away from possibly winning the Super Bowl MVP before San Francisco’s fourth-quarter collapse handed the title to the Kansas City Chiefs.