National Sports

No. 12 LSU beats No. 7 Auburn 22-21 on last-play field goal

By The Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — Cole Tracy kicked a 42-yard field goal on the final play to give No. 12 LSU a 22-21 victory over No. 7 Auburn on Saturday in their Southeastern Conference opener. Joe Burrow led LSU (3-0) down the field in the final minutes with clutch plays and two ...

Ehlinger’s 2 TD passes lead Texas over No. 22 USC 37-14

By JIM VERTUNO, AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The cheers of "Texas Fight!" had likely never sounded louder, and the postgame singing of the "Eyes of Texas" had never sounded sweeter. At least not for Texas coach Tom Herman and this group of Longhorns. Texas gave Herman his biggest ...

No. 4 Ohio State holds off No. 15 TCU 40-28 after quick TDs

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Fourth-ranked Ohio State overcame the adversity of Urban Meyer's absence and its toughest test so far — and is still undefeated for the return of the suspended coach. Trailing No. 15 TCU and with star defender Nick Bosa in the ...

McCann kicks FG as time expires; Missouri beats Purdue 40-37

By JIM JOHNSON, Associated Press WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Tucker McCann had a good feeling Missouri was going to need him on Saturday night. The junior kicker was ready when the Tigers turned to him to put the game away against Purdue. McCann kicked a 25-yard field goal as time expired ...

No. 12 LSU beats No. 7 Auburn 22-21 on last-play field goal

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Cole Tracy kicked a 42-yard field goal on the final play to give No. 12 LSU a 22-21 victory over No. 7 Auburn on Saturday in their Southeastern Conference opener. Joe Burrow led LSU (3-0) down the field in the final minutes with clutch plays and two pass interference ...

Sharks acquire Erik Karlsson from Senators

By Josh Dubow AP Sports Writer SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks acquired two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Erik Karlsson from the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, making a blockbuster addition to the roster after missing out on high-scoring center John Tavares in free ...

No 15 TCU gets another chance for Big 12 vs No 4 Ohio State

By The Associated Press Some things to watch in the Big 12 Conference during Week 3 of the season: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 15 TCU (2-0) vs. No. 4 Ohio State (2-0), at Arlington, Texas. Ohio State got into the inaugural College Football Playoff four seasons ago ahead of Big 12 co-champions TCU ...

LEADING OFF: Diamondbacks-Rockies, Dodgers-Cards, Cubs in DC

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: GETAWAY DAY With both teams chasing an NL West title, the Diamondbacks and Rockies wrap up their pivotal four-game series. Colorado leads the division by 1½ games over the Dodgers, while Arizona is 3½ back. Clay ...

New head coaches go 0-7 in Week 1 of NFL season

By ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer New coach. Familiar results. Teams with a new man in charge went 0-7 in Week 1, the worst start by a group of new head coaches in NFL history. The previous worst was 0-6 in 2001. It took Aaron Rodgers coming back from a knee injury and leading the ...

Gretzky: NHL players in Olympics ‘much better for everyone’

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Wayne Gretzky says the NHL should again allow its players to compete in the Winter Olympics because sending the world's top ice hockey players is "always much better for everyone." Speaking to The Associated Press on Thursday, the ...

No. 12 LSU, No. 7 Auburn in pivotal SEC West showdown

By The Associated Press Here are some things to watch during the third week of the Southeastern Conference football season: GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 12 LSU at No. 7 Auburn: LSU's the lower-ranked team, but has won eight of the last 11 meetings in this series. The Tigers stunned a lot of doubters ...

Red Sox beat Blue Jays 1-0 for 100th victory

By The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox reached 100 wins for the first time since Ted Williams returned from World War II in the 1946 season, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0 on Wednesday night. David Price (15-6) won his sixth straight decision, allowing three hits and ...

Osaka’s US Open win re-opens identity discussion in Japan

By STEPHEN WADE and MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Naomi Osaka's victory in the U.S. Open has added her to a growing list of athletes, Nobel Prize winners, and beauty pageant contestants who have raised the issue of what it means to be Japanese. The daughter of a ...

Rays’ Snell no-hit bid into 7th, 19th win tops Indians 3-1

By MARK DIDTLER, Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell is locked in on the Tampa Bay Rays' longshot postseason hopes, not thinking about winning the AL Cy Young Award. Snell took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and got his major league-leading 19th win, leading the ...

Brewers beat Cubs 5-1 to move within 1 game in NL Central

By JOHN JACKSON, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Although the Milwaukee Brewers still trail in the NL Central, they believe the pressure has shifted to the first-place Cubs. Curtis Granderson homered, tripled and scored three runs, Lorenzo Cain added three hits and the Brewers beat Chicago ...

Ohio State’s hot offense faces tough test against TCU

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week: GAME OF THE WEEK Ohio State vs. TCU at Arlington, Texas The fourth-ranked Buckeyes are rolling on offense, averaging 650 yards and 64.5 points through two games, and they're 33-5 in road or neutral-site ...

Tyron Woodley defends UFC title, hands Darren Till 1st loss

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) — Tyron Woodley had the crowd buzzing instead of booing in his latest UFC welterweight title defense. The champion who keeps on winning likely will avoid the wrath of UFC President Dana White this time as well, while Woodley waits for his next ...

Arizona State rallies to beat No. 15 Michigan State 16-13

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Sports Writer TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State kicked off the Herm Edwards era with a blowout of UTSA. Beating a school from a smaller conference could be expected. Rallying from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter against the nation's No. 15 team? Now that's a ...

Boise State rolls past UConn in record-setting win, 62-7

By JASON CHATRAW, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Brett Rypien and No. 20 Boise State sure look ready for their showdown with Power Five foe Oklahoma State next week. Rypien threw for 362 yards and three touchdowns in little more than a half and the Broncos set a school record for ...

Scherzer, Harper help Nats sweep rainy doubleheader vs Cubs

By HARVEY VALENTINE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals outlasted the weather and the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night — and early Sunday. Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Nationals rallied past the Cubs 6-5 to sweep a doubleheader ...