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Tiger Woods with 3-shot lead and 1 round away from winning

Sep. 22, 2018 8:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tiger Woods made it look and sound as if he had never been gone. More than turning back time, every hole seemed like the one before Saturday at the Tour Championship. A tee shot striped down the middle of the fairway. The clean strike of an iron as he held his pose. A sonic boom of the...

Old Dominion shocks No. 13 VTech 49-35 behind backup QB

Sep. 22, 2018 9:14 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Blake LaRussa came off the bench to throw for 495 yards and four touchdowns to lead Old Dominion to a 49-35 upset of No. 13 Virginia Tech on Saturday in the Hokies' first game at the cross-state school that restarted its football program in 2009. LaRussa, who entered the game on ODU's...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: When good isn't good enough, switch QBs

Sep. 22, 2018 9:21 PM EDT

Making a quarterback switch with a good team can be a tricky maneuver. But sometimes good isn't good enough. No. 8 Notre Dame made the move Saturday at Wake Forest. No. 21 Miami did the same, with the relative ease you might expect against Florida International. Meanwhile, the QB rotation continued at No. 3...

Yanks clinch wild card with 3-2, 11-inning win over Orioles

Sep. 22, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees are back in the postseason, though not the way they wanted. Aaron Hicks doubled home the winning run in the 11th inning, and New York clinched an AL wild card with a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. Rookie manager Aaron Boone will lead the Yankees into the...

The Latest: Truex penalized, Keselowski in front at Richmond

Sep. 22, 2018 9:27 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond Raceway (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Martin Truex Jr. has given up the lead after dominating the first two stages at Richmond Raceway. Truex was penalized for an uncontrolled tired during put stops after the second stage and...

Tagovailoa propels No. 1 Bama past No. 22 Texas A&M, 45-23

Sep. 22, 2018 8:45 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa heaved his first pass to a diving DeVonta Smith in the end zone for a touchdown. The 30-yarder wasn't a reprisal of their winning connection in the national championship game, but it did set the stage for No. 1 Alabama's 45-23 victory over No. 22 Texas A&M on...

No. 4 Ohio State routs Tulane in Meyer's return to sideline

Sep. 22, 2018 8:53 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State gift-wrapped a blowout for Urban Meyer in his return to the sideline, making sure the coach didn't have to get too stressed or too mad at anybody and didn't have to make any monumental decisions. The No. 4 Buckeyes played like, well, like they played while Meyer was...

Lawrence throws 4 TDs, No. 3 Clemson routs Ga Tech 49-21

Sep. 22, 2018 8:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With plenty of family and friends cheering him on at his first college road game, Trevor Lawrence certainly played like a starting quarterback. Now, the Clemson Tigers have to decide if it's time to push the talented freshman to the top of the depth chart. Lawrence claimed a leading role in...

Braves clinch 1st NL East crown since 2013, top Phillies 5-3

Sep. 22, 2018 6:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman stood soaked in champagne with music blaring and his teammates jamming in celebration. This was just how the longtime star first baseman envisioned it when the Atlanta Braves began spring training seven months ago. "You could tell after the first week of workouts that we had...

Joshua stops Povetkin in 7th round, keeps heavyweight titles

Sep. 22, 2018 7:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — With blood streaming out of his busted nose, Anthony Joshua was in deep trouble once more in front of 80,000 stunned spectators at Wembley Stadium. Alexander Povetkin, a 39-year-old Russian with supposedly his best days behind him, was dominating heavyweight boxing's new superstar with his...

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South Carolina notches 10th straight win over Vandy 37-14

Sep. 22, 2018 9:31 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason talked about needing to be ready for a street fight when his Commodores played South Carolina. Well, the Gamecocks took that very personally. Jake Bentley threw for 261 yards and a touchdown, and the South Carolina Gamecocks bounced back from their...

The Latest: Truex penalized, Keselowski in front at Richmond

Sep. 22, 2018 9:27 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond Raceway (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Martin Truex Jr. has given up the lead after dominating the first two stages at Richmond Raceway. Truex was penalized for an uncontrolled tired during put stops after the second stage and...

McFarland interception preserves Idaho State's 25-21 win

Sep. 22, 2018 9:26 PM EDT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Defensive back Christian McFarland picked off a North Dakota pass late in the game, sealing a 25-21 win for Idaho State on Saturday afternoon. North Dakota, trailing by three, was threatening deep in Bengals territory with just over a minute to play when McFarland intercepted Nate...

Gowins, Liotine help lead Stony Brook to win over Richmond

Sep. 22, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Jordan Gowins and Donald Liotine combined for 325 yards rushing to help lead Stony Brook to a 36-10 victory over Richmond to open Colonial Athletic Association play on Saturday. Richmond was driving late in the first quarter when Gavin Heslop scooped up a Deontez Thompson fumble...

Dungey scores 3 times, Syracuse beats UConn 51-21

Sep. 22, 2018 9:24 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey's mantra is to annihilate opponents, and so far the senior is doing a pretty good job of it. Dungey rushed for 77 yards and three touchdowns, passed for 286 yards and two more scores without a turnover, and Syracuse beat former Big East foe Connecticut...

Kennesaw State continues high-scoring ways, wins 70-13

Sep. 22, 2018 9:23 PM EDT

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Chandler Burks rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another and Kennesaw State set a program record for points for a second straight week with a 70-13 victory over Clark Atlanta on Saturday night. The Owls (3-1), ranked fifth in the FCS coaches poll, scored 62 points in a win over...

Smith's 4 TDs power Campbell past Division II Shaw, 42-0

Sep. 22, 2018 9:21 PM EDT

BLUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Smith ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more as Campbell blanked Division II Shaw, 42-0 in a nonconference game Saturday. Smith opened the scoring barely a minute into the game, dashing 59 yards on the third play from scrimmage for a touchdown. He punched in from...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: When good isn't good enough, switch QBs

Sep. 22, 2018 9:21 PM EDT

Making a quarterback switch with a good team can be a tricky maneuver. But sometimes good isn't good enough. No. 8 Notre Dame made the move Saturday at Wake Forest. No. 21 Miami did the same, with the relative ease you might expect against Florida International. Meanwhile, the QB rotation continued at No. 3...

Francois throws 2 TD passes as Seminoles hold off NIU 37-19

Sep. 22, 2018 9:20 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State has been seeking improvement on offense after managing just 10 combined points in its two FBS losses. The Seminoles found some reasons to be optimistic for a turnaround on Saturday. Deondre Francois threw for a season-high 352 yards and two touchdown passes as Florida...

Villanova storms past Bucknell 49-7

Sep. 22, 2018 9:19 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Zach Bednarczyk threw for a touchdown and ran for a score, Aaron Forbes ran for two touchdowns and Villanova had 609 total yards in beating Bucknell 49-7 on Saturday night. The Wildcats (3-1) forced a fumble on the first play of the game, leading to Forbes' 7-yard TD run, and Matt...