Game time: Fast facts, odds, injury report and key info for Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills

DOLPHINS (2-0) vs. BILLS (2-0) Kickoff: 1 p.m., Sunday, Hard Rock Stadium TV: CBS (Chs. 4 in Miami-Dade, Broward; 12 in Palm Beach); RADIO: WQAM (560 AM), KISS (99.9 FM), WQBA (1140 AM, Spanish) Coaches: The Dolphins’ Mike McDaniel is 2-0 in his first season as a head coach; Sean McDermott, including playoffs, is 54-36 in his sixth head coaching season overall and leading the Bills. Series: The Dolphins lead the all-time series with the Bills, 61-54-1, including playoffs, but Buffalo has won the last seven meetings and nine of the last 10 between the AFC East rivals. Weather: 87 degrees, 63 percent humidity, 22 percent chance of precipitation. Line: The Dolphins are a 5 1/2-point underdog; the over/under is 53. Injuries: Dolphins —Out: TE Cethan Carter (concussion); TE Hunter Long (ankle); Questionable: OT Terron Armstead (toe), CB Xavien Howard (groin), DT Raekwon Davis (knee), WR Cedrick Wilson Jr. (ribs/toe); Reserve/PUP: CB Byron Jones (lower leg); Injured reserve: OT Austin Jackson (ankle), CB Trill Williams (knee), TE Adam Shaheen (knee), S Clayton Fejedelem, LB Calvin Munson, FB John Lovett; Bills — Out: S Micah Hyde

What to know before Cal’s home game against Arizona

ARIZONA at CAL Records: Cal 2-1, 0-0 in the Pac-12; Arizona 2-1, 0-0 in Pac-12 Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, CA TV: Pac-12 Networks Radio: KGO (810 AM) Series history: Arizona leads 19-14-2 and has won six in a row, including 10-3 in Tucson last season when the Bears were without 24 players due to COVID-19 protocols. Twenty-five of the 35 meetings have been decided by seven points or fewer, including the past seven games. Cal storylines: The Bears try to rebound after losing 24-17 at Notre Dame in the first meeting between the programs since 1967. Cal is hoping to win its conference opener for just the second time since 2015. The Bears have not assembled a winning conference record since 2009, going 4-5 three of the past four years  . . . The Bears have not scored in the fourth quarter in either of their past two games . . . Cal also needs to shore up its pass protection, which has allowed 12 sacks in three games, ranking in a tie for 127th nationally among 131 FBS teams . . .

Editorial: Taylor for Oakland mayor; Lowe, Joiner, Zazaboi for council

Click here for a complete list of our election recommendations. With unacceptably high homelessness, crime and taxes, Oakland needs new elected leaders prepared with the analytical skills, politically savvy and determination to make fundamental change. Related Articles Endorsements | Borenstein: Why Sheng Thao is not prepared to be Oakland’s mayor Homelessness in the city has jumped 24% in the last three years, homicides in 2021 hit the highest level in 15 years and this year are nearly on pace for the same, Police Department staffing continues at inadequate levels, and the mayor and City Council are asking for yet another substantial property tax increase. Oakland politics are not divided between Democrats and Republicans, or liberals and conservatives. Rather the battles are between progressives — those on the left, led by Mayor Libby Schaaf, and those on the far-left who now make up the City Council majority and are politically underwritten by key city labor unions. It’s become a fight between those who want to hold police accountable but significantly bolster their badly depleted numbers and those who talked of defunding police two years ago and

Editorial: Water board needs new faces. Elect Cantrell, Eisenberg

Click here for a complete list of our election recommendations. The Santa Clara Valley Water District problems just keep mounting. Projects overbudget. The district’s largest reservoir drained because of earthquake risk. About $100 million of flood damage because of failed preparations for heavy rains. Delayed water-conservation measures in the middle of a drought. Meanwhile, district directors sign on to a misguided Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta tunnels project. They successfully deceive voters with a dishonest ballot measure extending term limits. And one director now up for reelection faces allegations of sexual harassment and bullying staff members. Enough. It’s time for leadership change. Four of the seven board seats are up this year. Unfortunately, incumbent John Verela is running unopposed in District 1. Former state Sen. Jim Beall has no opposition in District 4, where he will replace retiring Director Linda LeZotte. Chuck Cantrell  In the two contested races on the Nov. 8 ballot, voters should oust Tony Estremera in District 6 and Gary Kremen, the director who faces sexual harassment and bullying allegations, in District 7. We recommend newcomers Chuck Cantrell in the former race and

Opinion: State should take first step toward curbing light pollution 

Step out tonight and look up. What do you see? If you live in the Bay Area, Sacramento or any one of California’s many urban areas, chances are that it’s a far cry from the heavens that inspired our ancestors to create stories and write songs. The glare from city lights blots out all but the moon, Venus and a few of the more intrepid stars – not just in the cities, but far into the surrounding countryside. In fact, light pollution has increased by nearly 50% over the past several decades not only in California, but also around the world. If that’s a tragedy for humans, it’s a disaster for birds and other wildlife. Light pollution harms plants, animals and insects by disrupting breeding, foraging for food, pollination and migration.  Light attracts nocturnally migrating birds and diverts them from safe migration routes to human environments, where they are more susceptible to collisions with buildings and other human-made structures. Every year, up to a billion birds die in North America alone from colliding with buildings. Insects, including many pollinator species such as moths, are attracted

Magic training camp countdown: How far will lineup experimentation go?

With the 2022-23 NBA season approaching, the Orlando Sentinel is unveiling a five-part series of Orlando Magic storylines to keep an eye on heading into training camp, which tips off Tuesday at their new state-of-the-art AdventHealth Training Center. Part one addressed whether the Magic did enough to turn around their shooting woes, part two focused on injury-related questions, and part three touched on the rookies. Part Four: Lineup Experimentation For most NBA teams, training camp and the preseason are about experimentation and trying new things out. Expect that to especially be the case for the Magic in 2022-23, even once the regular season starts. The Magic had three five-man lineups played at least 100 minutes in 2021-22, led by their starting lineup for most of the season that played 424 minutes: Cole Anthony, Jalen Suggs, Franz Wagner, Wendell Carter, Jr. and Mo Bamba. Having three lineups that shared the floor for at least 100 minutes was standard for most teams last season because of absences related to injuries and the league’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Player availability was an issue throughout last season for

In return to Baltimore, Trey Mancini, fiancee Sara Perlman celebrate the past while embracing the future: ‘He’s so happy where he is’

Once it was all said and done — the throng of cameras around Trey Mancini’s locker, the standing ovation for the beloved former Oriole and finally a baseball game — Mancini and Sara Perlman, his fiancée, returned to their hotel room Thursday night in the city they once called home. From across the water, they could spot their old condo in Locust Point. But in Harbor East, the couple are away from all the coffee shops and restaurants they knew and loved in their old neighborhood. For the first time in his career, Mancini rode the team bus to Camden Yards. Perlman sat near the visitor’s dugout, a new vantage point in a stadium she is otherwise well accustomed to. So, Perlman asked Mancini a simple question: Was it weird being back? “No,” Mancini replied. “It was nice.” It was a feeling of contentment, for them both. Mancini and Perlman can look back on their time in Baltimore with fondness — it’s where they met and fell in love, where Mancini overcame colon cancer and where he became an All-Star. But now they’re in Houston

Ask Amy: I thought I creeped this woman out, but she’s telling people she’s in love with me

Dear Amy: I’m a middle-aged man. My sister who lives out of state and stays in touch with hometown friends connected me with one of her friends,  “Susan,” who needed help with a minor home repair. I did this for her, and we discussed a future flooring project. Due to her budget constraints I suggested that we could do the flooring job together (I was mildly interested in her). I thought that maybe I creeped her out, because I never heard from her again. Fast-forward two years. I connected with a woman on a dating app who is friends with both my sister and Susan. The new woman, “Jill,” told me on our first date that she and Susan are lifelong friends and that Susan had told her that she was in love with me from our first meeting, two years ago. All without me ever knowing! Related Articles Advice | Ask Amy: She berated me because my self-restraint makes her feel bad Advice | Ask Amy: My husband’s friends know what I did, and I’m afraid they hate me Advice | Ask Amy: I’m so

Harriette Cole: He won’t obey my one rule, and I’m ready to ban him from the house

DEAR HARRIETTE: I have young children, and I am working hard to teach them how to communicate appropriately. I have one friend who refuses to abide by my house rules — namely, no cursing in my home. This guy comes over and says every four-letter word he knows whenever he feels like it. His kids are grown, so he doesn’t care. I have told him if he doesn’t curb his language, I am going to ban him from my house. My husband thinks that is extreme, but I mean it. Am I overreacting? Potty Mouth DEAR POTTY MOUTH: When my daughter was young, I did the same thing. One friend absolutely refused to revert to the PG version of his banter when my daughter was young, so I stopped inviting him to spend time with us, and I told him why. He didn’t change the way he communicated, and I just didn’t have him over for a few years. Extreme? I thought it was important. Related Articles Advice | Harriette Cole: The trainee has been telling everyone I flirted with him Advice | Harriette Cole:

Miss Manners: They trash-talk my state even as guests in my home

DEAR MISS MANNERS: My family grew up in a lovely area. I still live here, while my brother and sister-in-law have moved out of state. My brother occasionally reaches out to ask if they can stay with me for a weekend to attend events and visit family and friends. I love having company, and welcome visitors whenever I can. But since moving away, my brother and his wife have taken to making negative comments to me about the state in which we all grew up — about our governor, the traffic, the high cost of living, the weather, you name it — all while staying in my house! I am not sure how to respond to these comments. Do I tell my brother ahead of the next visit that he is welcome, but ask him to leave the negative comments at home? Do I decline his request and suggest they choose another sibling with whom to stay? Do I just smile and tell them I’m so happy they have found a much better place for themselves? I get stressed just thinking about the next visit.

Palm Beach County high schools’ alumni in this year’s NFL are few and far between | Now-and-then photos

Palm Beach County had 13 of its high school alumni on NFL opening-weekend rosters, an almost 30% reduction from last year’s number for the county. The opening-weekend players hailed from 10 schools (led by Palm Beach Central’s three) and could be found on 25 teams, with the Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers each boasting two such players. In 2021, Palm Beach County had 18 alumni on opening-day rosters. Here is the list, in alphabetical order by last name of the players, who were either on the 53-man roster, the practice squad or on an injured list. At the end, there is a listing of how many come from each school and are on each NFL team. Jon Bostic, Commanders, Palm Beach Central Jacoby Brissett, Browns, Dwyer Kaiir Elam, Bills, Benjamin Jonathan Garvin, Packers, Lake Worth Travis Homer, Seahawks, Oxbridge Academy Lamar Jackson, Ravens, Boynton Beach Fred Johnson, Buccaneers, Royal Palm Beach Greg Joseph, Vikings, American Heritage-Delray KC McDermott, Giants, Palm Beach Central Jimmy Moreland, Jets, Royal Palm Beach Pat O’Donnell, Packers, Palm Beach Central Devin Singletary, Bills, American Heritage-Delray Tre’Quan Smith, Saints, Village Academy

De La Salle loses to Folsom again as Bulldogs score winning TD in waning seconds

CONCORD — What once was unthinkable has become almost predictable. The De La Salle Spartans went 30 years without losing to a team from this half of the state. They have now lost four such games over the past year, the latest on their home field Friday night in all-too-familiar fashion. Austin Mack, Folsom’s 6-foot-6, 215-pound quarterback, leaped over the goal line from a half-yard out on fourth-and-goal with 15 seconds left to give the visitors a 24-20 victory. De La Salle had taken a 20-17 lead when its quarterback, Carson Su’esu’e, scored on an 11-yard run with 3:42 to go. But the Spartans (3-2) were penalized for spinning the ball in the end zone, costing them 15 yards on the kickoff. That made a difference as Folsom started its winning drive at midfield after Greco Carrillo’s big return. Even worse for De La Salle, the point-after kick was blocked after a five-year false start infraction. “We battled, but what about the first half? And that’s the problem with us right now,” De La Salle coach Justin Alumbaugh said. “As coaches, we’ve got to find

Oscar-winning ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ actor Louise Fletcher dies

By Andrew Dalton | Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Louise Fletcher, a late-blooming star whose riveting performance as the cruel and calculating Nurse Ratched in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” set a new standard for screen villains and won her an Academy Award, has died at age 88. Fletcher died in her sleep surrounded by family at her home in Montdurausse, France, her agent David Shaul told The Associated Press on Friday. No cause was given. After putting her career on hold for years to raise her children, Fletcher was in her early 40s and little known when chosen for the role opposite Jack Nicholson in the 1975 film by director Milos Forman, who had admired her work the year before in director Robert Altman’s “Thieves Like Us.” At the time, she didn’t know that many other prominent stars, including Anne Bancroft, Ellen Burstyn and Angela Lansbury, had turned it down. “I was the last person cast,” she recalled in a 2004 interview. “It wasn’t until we were halfway through shooting that I realized the part had been offered to other actresses who didn’t

Chicago White Sox drop their 4th straight — and fall 8 back in the AL Central — with a 5-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers

The Chicago White Sox called on Gavin Sheets to hit for Adam Engel with the bases loaded and two outs in the eight inning Friday against the Detroit Tigers. The Sox were down by two but were threatening against right-handed reliever José Cisnero. The Tigers countered, bringing in reliever Andrew Chafin to set up a potential lefty-against-lefty matchup. The Sox weren’t done making moves, as right-hander Romy Gonzalez stepped in for Sheets. The Tigers got the better of the chess match as Chafin struck out Gonzalez. The Sox rallied once but couldn’t do so again in a 5-3 loss in front of 33,257 at Guaranteed Rate Field. It was the fourth consecutive loss for the Sox, who are eight games behind the Cleveland Guardians in the American League Central and 6½ back in the wild-card race with 11 games remaining. The Guardians, who on Thursday completed a three-game sweep of the Sox at Guaranteed Rate, remained hot Friday with a 6-3 victory against the Texas Rangers. Their magic number to clinch the division is three. “We came into the (Cleveland) series focused, ready to go

Wilcox tops Menlo-Atherton after M-A’s two-point conversion comes up short

SANTA CLARA — After Ty Jeter and a host of teammates snuffed out a Menlo-Atherton two-point conversion with about four minutes left in the game, Wilcox’s offense took over with one objective: burn the clock and hold on to a slim one-point margin in the matchup between two of the Bay Area’s top public schools. Elijah Walker took control of the task himself, taking a handoff from quarterback Armand Johnson, shrugging off multiple Bear defenders and churning 38 yards down the left sideline for a critical first down. One more 10-yard carry gave the junior 192 yards and preserved the Chargers’ 21-20 win over a Menlo-Atherton team who never seemed to go away. “My lineman Justin Hylkema told me to just run on his outside leg, so that’s what I did,” Walker said. “There was no D-end and I got past the linebackers.” SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 23: Menlo-Atherton’s Jurrion Dickey (13) runs after a catch against Wilcox High School in the second quarter at Wilcox High School in Santa Clara, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)  The

Yankees beat Red Sox, 5-4, push win streak to five games

The crowd packed Yankee Stadium to see home runs Friday night. With Aaron Judge one homer away from tying the 61-year old American League and Yankees record of 61, the ballpark saw homers, but not the ones they wanted. An eighth-inning RBI-single from Jose Trevino rallied the Bombers for a 5-4 win after Gerrit Cole gave up two more homers to the Red Sox. The Yankees (92-58) have won each of their last five games, nine of their last 11 games and 13 of their last 17. The Bombers’ magic number to clinch the American League East is down to four after the Rays beat the Blue Jays. The Yankees scored on a home run and single by Aaron Hicks and Gleyber Torres’ double. In the eighth, Harrison Bader drew a pinch-hit walk, stole a base and took third on a pitcher’s throwing error and scored on a Jose Trevino single. “He’s an athlete. He’s a ballplayer,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said of Bader. “We’ve seen him impact this big time already on the bases.” It was the third game waiting for Judge to hit

High school football: Sacred Heart Prep kicks late field goal to beat Los Gatos in chaotic Friday matinee

ATHERTON — It was expected that Los Gatos and Sacred Heart Prep were going to play a close game. It turned out to be a chaotic classic. In a game with more turnovers (seven) than punts (four) and scoring plays (three), Sacred Heart Prep kicker Sean Tinsley made an 18-yard field goal with 7.8 seconds left to give the Gators a 10-7 win over the Wildcats on Friday afternoon in Atherton. In total, nine drives ended in opponents’ territory without points scored and there were turnovers on the first six drives of the second half. While each offense was able to move the ball, the defenses made plays when they needed to, keeping the score headlocked at 7 until nearly the very end. “A lot did happen,” Sacred Heart Prep coach Mark Grieb said with a laugh. “I’m just so proud of the effort. There’s just no quit.” Tinsley got a shot at a go-ahead 42-yard field goal with three minutes left, but a bobbled snap and subsequent hurried kick was blocked. The Gators used their final timeouts to get the ball back with 1:45 left

Yankees Notebook: DJ LeMahieu not ready to play

DJ LeMahieu is not ready to play and he doesn’t want to be “useless,” so he’s trying to stay ready without getting “stupid.” The Yankees versatile infielder has been dealing with a right foot issue between his big and second toe since before the All-Star break. Friday, before the Yankees game against the Red Sox at the Stadium, LeMahieu hit with a batting practice group, but he admitted he doesn’t think he can play with how it feels now. “It’s two weeks and it’s a little bit better. We have a week and a half left in the season or two weeks or something like that. So I don’t want to just shut it down and then have to ramp up again. So I’m staying as ready as I can without being stupid,” LeMahieu said. “And I don’t think at this point, it’s really going to go away. So I think it’s just stay ready, and just go to them [let them] know how I feel and I’ll be ready to go. Whenever that day is.” LeMahieu began dealing with the pain in his foot

Fiona bears down on northeast Canada as big, powerful storm

By ROB GILLIES and DÁNICA COTO CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Fiona transformed into a post-tropical cyclone late Friday, but meteorologists warned it could still bring hurricane-strength wind, heavy rain and big waves to the Atlantic Canada region and had the potential to be one of the most severe storms in the country’s history. Fiona, which started the day as Category 4 storm but weakened to Category 2 strength late Friday, was forecast to make landfall in Nova Scotia early Saturday. The Canadian Hurricane Centre issued a hurricane watch over extensive coastal expanses of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Fiona should reach the area as a “large and powerful post-tropical cyclone with hurricane-force winds.” “This is is definitely going to be one of, if not the most powerful, tropical cyclones to affect our part of the country,” said Ian Hubbard, meteorologist for the Canadian Hurricane Centre in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. “It’s going to be definitely as severe and as bad as any I’ve seen.” Fiona was a Category 4 hurricane when it pounded Bermuda with heavy

Father and son hit by driver outside Mountain View library

MOUNTAIN VIEW – A man and his young son suffered minor injuries when they were hit by a driver Friday morning in Mountain View, police said. Around 11:10 a.m., a toddler was riding a training bicycle with his father outside the Mountain View Public Library, the Mountain View Police Department said in a statement. A driver in a sedan hit them as they crossed a driveway on the south side of the building. Police described the pair’s injuries as minor. The boy, however, was taken to an area hospital for an additional checkup. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators, according to police. Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash and no arrests were made. “We are very thankful everyone involved is going to be alright,” police said in the statement. Related Articles Crashes and Disasters | Florida boat captain who cut tether to parasail is charged in tourist’s death Crashes and Disasters | See heart-stopping moment as child scooters through Bay Area crosswalk Crashes and Disasters | Bay Area driver crashes $99,000 vehicle bought with stolen

3 reasons why the Chicago White Sox were swept by the Cleveland Guardians in a crucial AL Central series: ‘They play hard. And they put the ball in play.’

The Chicago White Sox needed a sweep to have a realistic chance at surpassing the Cleveland Guardians in the American League Central. Instead, they were swept. And now a team that had World Series aspirations is on the verge of missing the postseason. The Sox entered Friday’s series opener against the Detroit Tigers trailing the Guardians by seven games — eight considering the Guardians own the tiebreaker — with 12 remaining after losing three straight at Guaranteed Rate Field. Tuesday had a playofflike buzz, with the Guardians winning 10-7 in 11 innings. That victory secured the important tiebreaker edge for the Guardians. The Sox never recovered, falling 8-2 in an uninspiring performance Wednesday and seeing a late rally come up short Thursday in a 4-2 loss. The players looked at the larger picture. “We’ve had our spurts of playing really good baseball, but it just wasn’t consistent enough,” right fielder Gavin Sheets said after Thursday’s loss. “It doesn’t come down to these three games for sure. I think we all would agree that we should have played better baseball, and it’s frustrating.” The Sox have