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No. 7 Cincinnati starts slow, then routs Murray State 42-7

By JEFF WALLNER Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Jerome Ford rushed for 113 yards and three touchdowns, Desmond Ridder passed for 243 yards and two TDs, and No. 7 Cincinnati beat Murray State 42-7 on Saturday. The Bearcats were heavy favorites coming in, but the Racers outgained them ...

Flowe, Oregon’s defense face big challenge in Ohio State

By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Oregon freshman linebacker Justin Flowe is so pumped to play for the Ducks that sometimes he has to remind himself to slow down a bit. Flowe had 14 tackles and a forced fumble in his first career start and was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week ...

Return trip: Browns going back to rowdy KC for ’21 opener

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield spent his Labor Day weekend in Montana bonding and relaxing with teammates Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry and Austin Hooper and their families in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. This week's destination ...

Cavs sign veteran point guard Kevin Pangos to 2-year deal

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers signed point guard Kevin Pangos to a two-year deal, his agency announced Wednesday on Twitter. The 28-year-old Canadian spent the past six years playing in Europe. "Hard work pays off," Priority Sports tweeted after Pangos ...

Rookie Ryan shines as Twins hold Indians to 1 hit in 3-0 win

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Joe Ryan carried a perfect game into the seventh inning of his second big league appearance, helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0 on Wednesday night. Ryan, who was acquired in a July trade with Tampa Bay for slugger ...

Heyward’s walk-off HR in 10th gives Cubs 4-1 win over Reds

By CASEY DROTTAR Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 4-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night for their eighth victory in nine games. Ian Happ homered for the third straight game, ...

Miley goes 7, Castellanos and India homer as Reds stop Cubs

By JAY COHEN AP Baseball Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Wade Miley was terrific, and Kyle Farmer made a pair of clutch plays. Jonathan India and Nick Castellanos had a couple of big swings. They all stepped up on a night when Cincinnati desperately needed a win. Miley pitched seven effective ...

Gant wins, Rooker homers as Twins blank Indians 3-0

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the Twins' expectant fathers delivered. Hours after manager Rocco Baldelli's wife gave birth, Brent Rooker homered as he awaits a call from home for an arriving baby and Minnesota beat Cleveland 3-0 on Tuesday night, spoiling Indians ...

Polanco goes 4 for 5, homers as Twins beat Indians 5-2

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Jorge Polanco hit a solo homer and doubled three times, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 on Monday night. Polanco connected for his 27th homer in the third. He doubled in the first, fifth and seventh, and then struck ...

Back to back; Europe rides rookies to Solheim Cup win

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Matilda Castren glanced at the rapidly expanding sea of red on the videoboard next to the 18th green, took a deep breath and tried to block everything out. Her long road to the Solheim Cup. Europe's rapidly dwindling lead over the host ...

Schwindel hits tiebreaking single as Cubs beat Reds 4-3

By MARK GONZALES Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Frank Schwindel hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs topped the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 on Monday for their season-high seventh straight win. Schwindel's single through the right side scored Alfonso Rivas, who ...

O’Neal has 2 interceptions, No. 6 Texas A&M routs Kent State

By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — After slogging through an uninspired first half, Texas A&M needed a spark to get going. The Aggies found it in Leon O'Neal Jr., whose 85-yard interception return for a touchdown helped sixth-ranked Texas A&M pull away ...

Desmond Ridder, No. 8 Cincinnati beat Miami of Ohio 49-14

CINCINNATI (AP) — Desmond Ridder was 20 of 25 for 295 yards and four touchdowns and No. 8 Cincinnati beat Miami of Ohio 49-14 on Saturday in the opener for both teams. The Bearcats tied the series that began in 1888 at 59-59-7. Ridder threw an 81-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Scott on the ...

Fresh arms: Playoff teams all featuring new starting QBs

By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer Bryce Young was mostly a spectator for Alabama's march to the College Football Playoffs last season. Ditto for Ohio State's C.J. Stroud. DJ Uiagalelei was a superb fill-in when Clemson needed him most. Notre Dame's Jack Coan was at a different school ...

Dalton embraces chance with Bears, knowing Fields behind him

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Andy Dalton is embracing his opportunity with the Chicago Bears. He's not too concerned prized rookie Justin Fields is right behind him. "I'm focused on me and what I can do, helping this offense and helping this team," he said ...

Heupel names Michigan transfer Joe Milton Vols’ starting QB

By AL LESAR Associated Press KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Josh Heupel has named Joe Milton as the Volunteers' starting quarterback four days before the season opener against Bowling Green. Milton, who arrived on campus this spring after three years at Michigan, beat out Harrison ...

Lester sharp, Goldschmidt HR, Cardinals move up, beat Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jon Lester allowed one hit while pitching into the seventh inning, Paul Goldschmidt homered and the St. Louis Cardinals inched closer to the slumping Cincinnati Reds in the NL wild-card race with a 3-1 win Monday night. The Cardinals closed within 2 1/2 games of Cincinnati ...

Chase for golf’s $15 million bonus ends at Tour Championship

By The Associated Press undefined PGA TOUR TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Atlanta. Course: East Lake. Yardage: 7,346. Par: 70. Prize money: $60 million. Winner's share: $15 million. Television: Thursday-Friday, 1-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2:30-7 p.m. (NBC); ...

AP source: Browns’ Phillips (biceps) could miss most of year

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns linebacker Jacob Phillips tore his biceps and could miss most of this season, a person familiar with his situation told The Associated Press on Friday. Phillips was hurt Thursday during the first of two joint practices against the ...

Landry stars; Browns, Giants keep it cool in joint practice

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. reunited with the Giants, sharing a few hugs with some former teammates and coaches. However, the star wide receiver only watched and was unable to show off his playmaking skills. Jarvis Landry handled that. Landry made ...