Falcons build steam in 45-32 win over Saints

Atlanta Falcons tackle Ryan Schraeder (73) reacts to the official on a score by Tevin Coleman, behind Schraeder, in the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in New Orleans, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For all of Dan Quinn’s background as a defensive specialist, the Atlanta Falcons’ second-year coach is fielding an offense about as good as anyone right now.

Arnold Palmer’s legacy overshadows the Ryder Cup

Flowers and mementos adorn a makeshift memorial honoring the late golf great Arnold Palmer at Palmer's parking spot at the Golf Channel studios in Orlando, Fla., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. Palmer died Sunday in Pittsburgh. (Joe Burbank/The Orlando Sentinel)

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — The flag at half-staff over Hazeltine National was enough to take the edge off the Ryder Cup.

Gordon homers as Marlins mourn Fernandez

Miami Marlins players wearing a jersey in honor of pitcher Jose Fernandez (16) gather around the pitching mound before a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Miami. Fernandez died in a boating accident Sunday. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

MIAMI (AP) — In tribute to Jose Fernandez, left-handed hitter Dee Gordon stepped to the plate as a righty to lead off the first inning of Monday’s mournful game.

Arnold Palmer dies at 87

Arnold Palmer acknowledges the crowd after hitting the ceremonial first tee shot prior to the first round of the 2007 Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. Palmer, who made golf popular for the masses with his hard-charging style, incomparable charisma and a personal touch that made him known throughout the golf world as “The King,” died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Pittsburgh. He was 87. David J. Phillip / Associated Press

The King made golf popular for the masses

Marlins ace Fernandez dies in boating accident

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, file photo, Miami Marlins' Jose Fernandez pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in Miami. The Marlins announced Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, that ace right-hander Fernandez has died. The U.S. Coast Guard says Fernandez was one of three people killed in a boat crash off Miami Beach early Sunday. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

MIAMI (AP) — Jose Fernandez, the charismatic ace for the Miami Marlins who escaped Cuba to become one of baseball’s brightest stars, was killed in a boating accident early Sunday. He was 24.

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