Brickley leads Panthers to win over Predators

Florida Panthers center Nick Bjugstad (27) checks Nashville Predators defenseman Alexandre Carrier (45) into the boards during the third period of the second game in an NHL hockey preseason doubleheader Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 3-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Connor Brickley had two goals and an assist, helping the Florida Panthers beat the Nashville Predators 5-3 in a preseason split-squad game on Tuesday night.

Chase Elliott’s title chances take hit with penalty

Chase Elliott drives during a NASCAR Cup Monster Energy Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott suffered a setback to his championship hopes when NASCAR penalized his Hendrick Motorsports team Tuesday for a modification to his Chevrolet in the opening round of the playoffs.

Connecticut Sun extend contract of coach Miller

Connecticut Sun center Jonquel Jones, left, beats teammate Alyssa Thomas (25) and Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner, left, and Camille Little, to a rebound in WNBA basketball playoffs quarter final action Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — WNBA coach of the year Curt Miller has received a contract extension from the Connecticut Sun.

Muguruza reaches Pan Pacific quarterfinals

Garbine Muguruza of Spain returns a shot to Monica Puig of Puerto Rico during their second round match of the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

TOKYO (AP) — Garbine Muguruza began her reign as No. 1 with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Monica Puig on Wednesday, earning a spot in the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open.

Time to add more sizzle to FedEx Cup finale

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2016, file photo, Rory McIlroy poses with the trophies after winning the Tour Championship golf tournament and the FedEX Cup at East Lake Golf Club, in Atlanta. Along with revamping the PGA Tour schedule in two years, this would be a great time to change the format for the FedEx Cup. One plan under discussion with the players is to separate the Tour Championship from one final day worth $10 million to the winner. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

ATLANTA — Dustin Johnson had a chance to win $10 million while sitting in front of a television.

For 2nd straight season, Seahawks offense struggling to fly

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson, left, is greeted by teammates Tyler Lockett, center, and Rees Odhiambo, right, after Richardson caught a pass for a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

RENTON, Wash. — If the script written by the Seattle Seahawks sounds familiar, that’s because it’s the same one from a year ago.

Cowboys’ Elliott accused of quitting; Garrett plans chat

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) is hit by Denver Broncos outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett (48) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

FRISCO, Texas — Ezekiel Elliott was accused of quitting by Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson in Dallas’ 42-17 loss to Denver.

NHL Players to Watch: Sabres Eichel has plenty to prove

FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2016, file photo, Buffalo Sabres' Jamie McGinn (88) celebrates with Jack Eichel (15) after Eichel scored during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche in Buffalo, N.Y. Eichel said he has plenty to prove after “two mediocre seasons,” making him among the NHL players to watch this season. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert, File)

Sabres center Jack Eichel isn’t mincing words when assessing his first two NHL seasons.

Padres beat Diamondbacks 4-2

San Diego Padres' Hunter Renfroe throws his bat as he watches his three-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Hunter Renfroe’s second swing back with the San Diego Padres was a big one.

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