Falcons’ funk has Sarkisian searching for answers

FILE - In this July 28, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian tosses a football during NFL football training camp in Flowery Branch, Ga. The Falcons' offense is misfiring with many of the same key pieces which produced the NFL's top-scoring attack in 2016. That puts the heat on first-year offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, especially with the team trying to snap a three-game losing streak in Sunday's game at the New York Jets. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — The dramatic decline in the Atlanta Falcons’ scoring has left the heat on first-year offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian to orchestrate a quick turnaround.

Broncos, Chiefs try to get back on track

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler scrambles during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Denver. The Chiefs and Broncos appeared to be the class of the AFC West just a couple of weeks ago. They were a combined 8-1 to start the season. But they have combined to lose their last four games, and that has turned their Monday night, Oct. 30, 2017 showdown at Arrowhead Stadium into a matchup between teams desperate for a win. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos appeared to be the class of the AFC West just a couple of weeks ago, and maybe the entire league, after going a combined 8-1 to start the season.

Dodgers’ foundation tested after bullpen blasted

Houston Astros' Marwin Gonzalez watches his home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen during the ninth inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES — Kenley Jansen is 6-foot-5 and very wide. The Los Angeles closer is undeniably imposing in his home whites on the Dodger Stadium mound even before he throws his cutter, one of the most sadistic and dependable pitches in baseball.

Same old Spurs off to 4-0 start

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich gestures during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in Miami. The win was No. 1,154 for San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich, now one shy of matching Phil Jackson for sixth-most in NBA history. The Spurs defeated the Heat 117-100. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

MIAMI — Gregg Popovich is in a great mood, seeming to enjoy every aspect of the conversation. There was talk about wine, his favorite beverage and probably his favorite topic.

Clark County and Watersprings combine forces to produce winning football squad

Players from Watersprings and Clark County high schools prepare to run a drill during practice Wednesday at Watersprings. Clark County and Watersprings have banded together to round out their 1A Division 2 8-man football team this fall. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

DUBOIS — Fifteen high school kids pack into a small van for an hour drive two days a week.

Springer’s HR in 11th gives Astros 7-6 win

Houston Astros' Carlos Correa, George Springer one Marwin Gonzalez celebrate after Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Astros won 7-6 to tie the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Springer screamed with joy as he circled the bases after hitting a two-run homer in the 11th inning.

Warren scores 27, Suns top Jazz 97-88

Phoenix Suns head coach Jay Triano and guard Devin Booker smile during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

PHOENIX (AP) — After three games this season, the Phoenix Suns were allowing almost 129 points per game. Now they’re playing tough defense, believe it or not.

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