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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...

Cruz hits 2 of 4 homers by Twins in 8-5 win over Royals

Sep. 20, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With the Minnesota Twins facing an early deficit, Nelson Cruz fixed that with one big swing. The 39-year-old designated hitter has sure had his hand in a lot of this team's remarkable success. Cruz hit two of Minnesota's four home runs and matched his season high with five RBIs, igniting...

Carpenter HRs vs Kimbrel, Cards bump Cubs from WC spot

Sep. 20, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs wasted no time trading blows in the first game of their crucial four-game series. Then, the Cardinals' Matt Carpenter delivered a haymaker that put the rival Cubs on the ropes. Carpenter homered in the 10th inning against Craig Kimbrel in the All-Star...

Minshew, defense shine as Jaguars thump Titans 20-7

Sep. 20, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Minshew Mania is gaining momentum. Gardner Minshew threw two touchdown passes and should have had a third, Calais Campbell spearheaded another defensive gem and the Jacksonville Jaguars handled the Tennessee Titans 20-7 in sloppy conditions Thursday night. Jacksonville (1-2) ended...