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SMU goes for win in OT, tops Navy 31-30 on 2-point pass

Sep. 22, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Sonny Dykes decided not to wait for his first win as coach at SMU. He had to anyway. Hunter Thedford caught a 2-point conversion pass in the first overtime on a play that led to several minutes of discussion by officials and a review before it was held up, and the Mustangs beat Navy 31-30 on...

Sanders, McSorley lead No. 10 Penn State over Illinois 63-24

Sep. 22, 2018 10:01 AM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Miles Sanders burst through the hole, bounced off a defender trying to grab his ankles and sped up the right side for the go-ahead touchdown. That's when No. 10 Penn State started to hit its stride, too. Sanders set career highs by rushing for 200 yards and three touchdowns, Trace...

Beltre shines as Rangers top M's 8-3 in rain-shortened game

Sep. 22, 2018 12:53 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre's excitement over a three-run homer, season-high five RBIs and Texas' 8-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners in a rain-shortened game Friday night was muted hours after the Rangers fired manager Jeff Banister. "Weird day. Lot of stuff going on. Lot of rain," said...

Texas Rangers fire Banister after consecutive losing seasons

Sep. 21, 2018 8:34 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers fired manager Jeff Banister on Friday after the team stumbled to its first consecutive losing records in 10 years following AL West titles in each of his first two seasons. Texas announced the move with 10 games left in Banister's fourth season, and general manager...

NC State reaches new deal with baseball coach Elliott Avent

Sep. 21, 2018 7:37 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State's trustees have approved a new contract for baseball coach Elliott Avent. The school announced the board's decision Friday. Avent's contract was set to expire in June but his new deal runs through 2021. Avent has helped the Wolfpack host six NCAA regional rounds...

Texas Rangers fire manager Jeff Banister

Sep. 21, 2018 2:11 PM EDT
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers fire manager Jeff Banister.

Bill Belichick has chance to beat another former assistant

Sep. 20, 2018 9:00 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Bill Belichick has a chance to knock off another branch from his coaching tree. The five-time Super Bowl-winning coach has had his staff trimmed by NFL teams many times. They all hired coaches who know how Belichick and the New England Patriots operate behind closed doors, banking on them...

From G League to GM, 76ers turn franchise over to Brand

Sep. 20, 2018 1:27 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Only two years out of the NBA, Elton Brand is set to return to the league as a 39-year-old general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers. For a franchise that underwent the painful "Process" for a few seasons and had its last GM caught up in a Twitter scandal, a youth movement in the front...

Businessman recommended as University of Tennessee president

Sep. 19, 2018 9:05 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The chairman of the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees announced Wednesday that he is recommending former gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd to serve as the university system's interim president. University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro announced Monday he will retire...

Cam Newton learning to become more efficient passer

Sep. 19, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton appears on his way to becoming a smarter, more efficient passer. It's only been two games, but the Panthers' eighth-year quarterback is completing a career-best 69 percent of his passes — well above his career completion mark of 58.3 percent — entering...