AP Sports Headlines
October 11, 2021
CINCINNATI (AP) — Mason Crosby missed three consecutive field goal attempts before nailing a 49-yarder to give the Green Bay Packers a 25-22 victory at Cincinnati. Crosby missed two in the final 2:12 of regulation and again in OT before sending the Packers to their fourth straight win. Aaron Rodgers threw for 344 yards and two touchdowns, with Davante Adams grabbing 11 passes for 206 yards and a score.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills won a rematch of last season’s AFC title game as Josh Allen threw for three touchdowns and ran for a fourth in a 38-20 trouncing of the Chiefs in Kansas City. Allen finished with 315 yards through the air, and Micah Hyde returned a rare interception of Patrick Mahomes 26 yards for another score. Mahomes threw for 272 yards and two TDs but was picked off twice and lost a fumble in a game delayed more than an hour by lightning in the second half.
BOSTON (AP) — Christian Vazquez slammed a two-run homer in the bottom of the 13th to give the Boston Red Sox a 6-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays and a two-games-to-one lead in the AL Division series. The Red Sox were ahead, 4-2 in the eighth inning before Wander Franco homered and Randy Arozarena tied it with an RBI double. Kike Hernandez made it 4-2 with his seventh consecutive hit, a solo homer in the fifth.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have avoided a three-game sweep in the AL Division Series by turning a 5-1 deficit into a 12-6 rout of the Astros. The game changed in the third inning as Yasmani Grandal smacked a two-run homer and Leury (lay-OOR’-ee) Garcia delivered a three-run blast. Grandal also was hit by a throw in a three-run fourth, allowing Luis Robert to come home and put the White Sox ahead to stay.
UNDATED (AP) — Georgia is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, taking the top spot in the regular season for the first time since 1982. Iowa moved up to number 2. The Bulldogs claimed all but 1 first-place votes following their lopsided win over Auburn and Alabama’s loss at Texas A&M. The Crimson Tide slipped from first to fifth following their first loss in 20 games.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson rallied from early electrical issues Sunday to win for the seventh time this season and storm into the third round of NASCAR’s playoffs. Larson’s victory on The Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway was his seventh of the season. Larson and reigning Cup champion Chase Elliott moved into the round of eight, but Alex Bowman and William Byron were eliminated.