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South Africa's Tendai Mtawarira, with Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus, left, speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. South Africa will play Japan in the Oct. 20 quarterfinal at the Rugby World Cup.

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ROME (AP) — After five cases of racist chants in eight rounds of Serie A, the Italian soccer federation is considering employing advanced listening devices used in anti-terrorism operations to identify offending fans.

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TOKYO (AP) — As if it's not a busy enough week for Wales' rugby team, the Tokyo hotel where the players are staying is also being used by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the festivities surrounding the enthronement of the country's new emperor.

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Vancouver Canucks (5-3-0, fifth in the Pacific Division) vs. Detroit Red Wings (3-5-0, seventh in the Atlantic Division)

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The NFL threw yellow flags on Rams linebacker Clay Matthews, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and Lions safety Tracy Walker, fining each $12,500 for criticizing officials.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron McKie stayed up all night before he was set to address Temple for the first time as head coach. McKie thought hard for the right words as they raced through his mind, trying to craft the perfect pep talk to assert points of emphasis for the Owls as they headed into summer.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Piles of steel sit at one end of the property, waited to be lifted into place. Workers were going in all directions, some pounding nails into wood, others ready to pour concrete, others driving heavy equipment over piles of dirt.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As Sean Doolittle and the rest of the Nationals geared up for Washington's first World Series appearance in 86 years, the lefty reliever thought back to when he first joined the team in a 2017 trade.

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SYDNEY (AP) — Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt says he has been willing to overlook Nick Kyrgios's recent outbursts on the ATP Tour to select the talented but wayward star in his team for the revamped Davis Cup finals.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tom Brady set the tone with a long slice-and-dice touchdown drive, New England's blitz-happy defense forced Sam Darnold into five turnovers and the Patriots remained undefeated by cruising to a 33-0 victory over the New York Jets on Monday night.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kevin Hayes, Michael Raffl, Matt Niskanen and Oskar Lindblom all scored in the second period to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 6-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday night.

VALDOSTA –– Coming off a school-record performance on Homecoming, Valdosta State junior wide receiver Brian Saunds was named Gulf South Conference Offensive Player of the Week, while redshirt freshman Jay Hawthorne was named Special Teams Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.

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EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — With a chance to drain the clock and preserve Sunday's win at Detroit, the Minnesota Vikings lined up on second down with three tight ends next to the offensive line; eight players with their hand in the turf to block for running back Dalvin Cook.

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills might be off to their best start in 11 years and sit second in the overall AFC standings, trailing only New England.

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RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Russell Wilson was never going to be perfect all the time. But in making his first major miscue of the season, Wilson showed the tiny margin the Seattle Seahawks have for absorbing mistakes.

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