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After tough loss, Spartans look to rebound at Northwestern

Sep. 20, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio isn't losing faith in his team. He has seen the Spartans bounce back from difficult losses to make a run in Big Ten play and is banking on a similar scenario, starting with the game at Northwestern on Saturday. "At the end of the day, you've got to...

Brown faces former school when Tar Heels host App State

Sep. 20, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Mack Brown hopes to make this weekend one more feel-good milestone in his return to the sideline. The winningest active coach in the FBS faces the school that gave him his first head coaching job when North Carolina plays host to Appalachian State on Saturday in the instate...

Tennessee gets another shot to upend Florida in the Swamp

Sep. 20, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tennessee's last two trips to the Swamp have ended in gut-punching, heart-wrenching, head-scratching fashion. The Volunteers might have a two-game winning streak in Gainesville if not for a pair of 63-yard touchdowns late. First, it was Antonio Callaway's catch, turn and run down...

Kerber through to Pan Pacific Open semifinals

Sep. 20, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Fourth-seeded Angelique Kerber advanced to the semifinals of the Toray Pan Pacific Open on Friday after Madison Keys retired injured in the deciding set. Kerber led 6-4, 4-6, 2-1 when the fifth-seeded Keys retired. "It was a really good match in the first two sets, and this is never the...

No. 2 Alabama hosts Southern Miss in another hot day game

Sep. 20, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials have bemoaned daytime September games where heat takes a toll on players and fans alike. They're no Saturday afternoon picnic for opposing teams either. The second-ranked Crimson Tide welcomes the latest big underdog Saturday when Southern Miss visits for a game...

LEADING OFF: Braves set to clinch, Cubs try to regroup

Sep. 20, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: POPPIN' Ronald Acuña Jr. and the Braves are poised to break out the bubbly, with a magic number of one to clinch their second straight NL East title. They can celebrate when Mike Foltynewicz (7-5, 4.80 ERA) starts at SunTrust Park against San Francisco. A...

Huskers meet Illini looking to finally break through on road

Sep. 20, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

Nebraska heads to Illinois not only looking to win its Big Ten opener Saturday night but also shed something of an albatross. The Cornhuskers (2-1) are 0-7 on the road under second-year coach Scott Frost, and in four of those games they were tied or led in the second half. "We want to come into Illinois and knock...

No. 13 Badgers look to avenge '18 loss vs No. 11 Michigan

Sep. 20, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin linebacker Zack Baun said in July the Badgers were coming for revenge this season. The first stop on the revenge tour is No. 11 Michigan. The 13th-ranked Badgers (2-0) open Big Ten play against the Wolverines (2-0) on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium. It will be the first...

Army hosts Morgan State going for 15th straight home win

Sep. 20, 2019 2:55 AM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Army coach Jeff Monken was unsure before the season who might be able to step in at quarterback if starter Kelvin Hopkins Jr. got injured because there was no experience behind the senior. None of the four upperclassmen listed at quarterback — a junior and three sophomores...

Yankees clinch 1st AL East title since 2012, reach 100 wins

Sep. 20, 2019 1:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aroldis Chapman got Albert Pujols to swing over a slider in the dirt, and the New York Yankees jogged to the infield to exchange handshakes and hugs after clinching their first AL East title since 2012. No wild celebration, not this year. Hours after the startling news that pitcher Domingo...