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‘Brian’s Song,’ ‘Roots,’ ‘Purple Rain’ writer dies at 83

William Blinn, a screenwriter for the landmark TV projects “Brian’s Song” and “Roots” and the Prince film “Purple Rain,” has died. He was 83.

College football notebook

Strong showing for Justin Fields, Ohio State in Big Ten opener

There were no cheerleaders, no marching band, and no script "Ohio” at Ohio Stadium for the first time in 84 years.

Nathan Chen, Mariah Bell capture Skate America crowns in Las Vegas

Chen won handily over Vincent Zhou, and Bell just did edge out Bradie Tennell.

Justin Thomas turns strong finish into one-shot lead over Jon Rahm at Zozo Championship

Thomas trailed by as many as two shots on the back nine, birdied two of the last three holes to move into the lead.

UFC 254

Dominant Khabib Nurmagomedov announces retirement after choking out Justin Gaethje

The unbeaten lightweight champion fought for the first time since the death of his father in July, and says he'll fulfill a promise to his mother to hang up the gloves.

Richy Werenski sets course record, Justin Thomas takes lead in Zozo Championship

The South Hadley native shot a 61 to break Tiger Woods's mark and move into a tie for sixth, just three shots back entering the weekend.

Seahawks injuries include unlikely name: coach Pete Carroll

Carroll underwent arthroscopic knee surgery during Seattle’s bye last week.

Arizona men’s basketball receives notice of allegations from NCAA

The school had been in the NCAA’s crosshairs since 2017, when assistant coach Emanuel Richardson was among 10 people arrested as part of a federal corruption investigation into college basketball.