AP

Likely rested after their bye week, the Seahawks returned to the practice field Monday to begin the furious race to the finish — 11 games in 11 weeks with hopes of embarking on a long playoff run.

AP

In sports briefs from Monday, the Pac-12 sets policies for the cancellation of games and tiebreakers in the football season, and the MLS combats racism and promotes diversity.

AP

The Cougars have dealt with offseason roster attrition and could face the same COVID-19 hurdles many of their FBS peers in other conferences have already.

AP

Folks, we may be only a third of the way through the season, but the NFL MVP award is now Wilson's to lose. There is nobody in the league who has been as precise or consistent, nobody who has been this tough to slow down.

AP

OL Reign rookie Madison Hammond made her first start in the Cascadia derby against the Portland Thorns FC, becoming the first Native American player to notch a start in the league, last week.

AP

Sitting in his room in Peoria, Arizona, on Sunday night, Julio Rodriguez took a break from video games to watch the thrilling, back-and-forth action between the Braves and Dodgers in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series.

AP

The Seahawks' "Bonus Monday" practice, which marked their return to the field following their bye week, also meant the team's first look at two intriguing players — defensive back D.J. Reed and tight end Colby Parkinson.

AP

A World Series like no other opens Tuesday night with Clayton Kershaw’s Los Angeles Dodgers pursuing redemption, Kevin Kiermaier’s Tampa Bay Rays seeking acclaim and Major League Baseball relieved just to reach the championship of the pandemic-delayed season.

AP

With the Buffalo Bills working hard to limit deep throws by the strong-armed Patrick Mahomes, he gladly kept handing off the ball, and Kansas City beat Buffalo 26-17 on Monday night in a game that was originally scheduled for last Thursday.

AP

Kyler Murray accounted for three touchdowns in his first game back home as a pro, Ezekiel Elliott set up the visiting team's first two TDs with fumbles and the Cardinals beat the Dallas Cowboys 38-10 on Monday night.

AP

In sports briefs from the weekend, the Dodgers and Rays advance to the World Series, Phil Mickelson wins the Charity Classic title and legendary Minnesota sports columnist Sid Hartman dies at age 100.

AP

Holding his nerve to the end and delivering all the key shots, Jason Kokrak matched the low score of the week with an 8-under 64 to overcome a three-shot deficit at the start and win by two shots to finally be able to call himself a PGA Tour winner.

AP

Cody Bellinger hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning, and the Dodgers advanced to the Fall Classic for the third time in four years by topping the Atlanta Braves 4-3 in Game 7 of the NL Championship Series on Sunday.

AP

SAN DIEGO — Remarkable rookie Randy Arozarena homered again, 36-year-old Charlie Morton was brilliant against his former team and the Tampa Bay Rays reached the World Series for the second time, silencing the Houston Astros 4-2 Saturday night in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series.

AP

Not much has changed through NASCAR’s first two rounds of playoffs: Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin are still favored to race for the championship and the other two contenders are a crapshoot.

There is hope. That's the message from area high school athletic directors as less restrictive guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic allows for a level of practices and workouts, beginning this week.

AP

In sports briefs from Thursday, Alabama's Nick Saban won't be allowed to coach from home during Saturday against Georgia, UW senior Nahziah Carter is suspended for violating the code of conduct, and Tyronn Lue is the Clippers' next coach.

AP

And when Gov. Jay Inslee's office declined to recommend that the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) resume fall sports after a meeting last month involving the WIAA, the governor's office, Tracy Ford and student athletes, the trainer took matters into his own hands. He organized an invitation-only, three-day mini-camp and showcase game two weekends ago in Tacoma that involved up to 112 top in-state players and well-known guest coaches.

Abraham Lucas, Washington State’s prolific right tackle, was an imposing center for a few Archbishop Murphy teams, demonstrating the same combination of footwork, strength and intellect that’s made such a dominant presence on the right side of the Cougars’ offensive line.

AP

The Big Sky Conference released its 2020-2021 men's and women's basketball schedules Thursday, which features teams playing two consecutive games against every school to offset the cost of travel following coronavirus-induced financial losses.

AP

Marcell Ozuna homered twice, rookie right-hander Bryse Wilson made his postseason debut by outpitching a three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw and the Braves bounced back from a lopsided loss with a rout of their own, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-2 on Thursday night.

The Associated Press Pro32 NFL Power Rankings, as voted by a 12-member panel, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 13, total points based on 32 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 32nd-place vote, and previous ranking: