• Jazz pick up options on contracts for Hood, Exum, Lyles

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz have picked up the team option on the contracts of Rodney Hood, Dante Exum and Trey Lyles.

  • In this July 18, 2010, file photo, a TD Ameritrade logo is displayed on the office in Omaha, Neb. Online brokerage TD Ameritrade is buying Scottrade Financial Services Inc., announced Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $4 billion, which will help bolster its retail business and more than quadruple the size of its branch network. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

    TD Ameritrade to buy Scottrade in $4B cash-and-stock deal

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Online brokerage TD Ameritrade is buying Scottrade in a $4 billion cash-and-stock deal that would significantly expand its branch network at a time when many financial firms are expanding automated adviser programs.

  • New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) takes a pass from quarterback Tom Brady ahead of Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Robert Golden (21) for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Jared Wickerham)

    Precise, physical Patriots too much for messy Steelers

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — On the road in one of the toughest places to play no matter who’s at quarterback for the hosts, the New England Patriots never trailed in a 27-16 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

  • Warriors exercise 3rd-year option Kevon Looney

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have exercised the third-year contract option on forward Kevon Looney.

  • Fresno State's Dontel James gets tackled by three Utah State players during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Logan, Utah. (John Zsiray/Herald Journal via AP)

    Fresno State fires coach DeRuyter after 3 years of decline

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Fresno State fired coach Tim DeRuyter on Sunday after the Bulldogs dropped to 1-7 in his fifth season.

  • Jeff Zatkoff injures groin at morning skate for LA Kings

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings placed goalie Jeff Zatkoff on injured reserve Saturday after he hurt his groin during a morning skate, setting in motion a chain of events that will force the Kings’ top minor league affiliate to use a father-son goaltending tandem.

  • New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo stands on stage during an NFL Fan Rally at the NFL House in Victoria House, in London, Saturday Oct. 22, 2016. The Los Angeles Rams are due to play the New York Giants at Twickenham stadium in London on Sunday in a regular season NFL game. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

    Robbie Gould joins Giants in London, replaces Josh Brown

    LONDON (AP) — Robbie Gould has become the second placekicker to join the New York Giants on short notice, with Josh Brown again ineligible to play after admitting to abusing his wife.

  • Flyers forward Dale Weise suspended for 3 games

    NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers forward Dale Weise was suspended for three games without pay by the NHL on Friday for an illegal check to Anaheim defenseman Korbinian Holzer’s head.

  • Houston Rockets guard James Harden heads to the bench during the second half of the team's NBA preseason basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Harden ready to help Rockets bounce back this season

    HOUSTON (AP) — When the NBA season tips off, James Harden will be able to run Mike D’Antoni’s famed seven seconds or less offense in games that count.

  • Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns, left, tries to block a shot by Memphis Grizzlies' Mike Conley during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 101-94. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Young Wolves look to finally break through this season.

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — There is a gaping hole in the northeast corner of Target Center, the result of a renovation that has started on the Minnesota Timberwolves’ aging arena to update it as much as possible without completely tearing it down and starting from scratch.