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Americans take largest lead against Europe in Ryder Cup

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The final team session that left the Americans on the cusp of winning back the Ryder Cup ended in a tie that was open to interpretation. Scottie Scheffler made the biggest putt of his young career, helping the Americans flip a fourballs match late Saturday afternoon ...

Steelers rule LB T.J. Watt out against Cincinnati

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers star outside linebacker T.J. Watt won't play against Cincinnati after all. The team has downgraded Watt to out for Sunday's visit from Cincinnati (1-1). Watt, who is dealing with a groin injury, was listed as questionable on Friday's injury report. Watt ...

Larson returns to Las Vegas looking for another victory

Overlooked in the post-race spat between Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott was yet another trip to victory lane for Kyle Larson, NASCAR's championship favorite. As Larson celebrated his Cup Series-high sixth points win of the season, Hendrick Motorsports teammate Elliott jawed with Harvick ...

Beisel completes swim to Block Island to honor late father

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. (AP) — Olympic medalist Elizabeth Beisel became the first woman to swim from the Rhode Island mainland to Block Island on Saturday, completing the grueling 10.4-mile route to raise money for cancer research in memory of her late father. Beisel, who competed in three ...

Daniels plays quarter as No. 2 Georgia dominates Vandy 62-0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Georgia coach Kirby Smart spent the week talking about Mike Tyson, pushing his Bulldogs to start fast and play up to the standard he wants this season. His Bulldogs did just that. JT Daniels threw for 121 yards and two touchdowns playing only the first quarter as No. ...

With QB Coan out, No. 12 Irish beat No. 18 Badgers 41-13

CHICAGO (AP) — To win more games than any coach in the storied history of Notre Dame football, Brian Kelly has needed to be adaptable. Maybe never more than the first month of this season. The Fighting Irish have used three quarterbacks and four left tackles, moved away from their run-first ...

Angels star Trout makes it official: He’s out for the season

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout is officially shut down for the season. The three-time AL MVP suffered a calf strain on May 17 and hasn't returned to the lineup since. The original prognosis was six to eight weeks of rehabilitation, but the injury was worse than ...

No. 5 Iowa rallies to defeat Colorado State 24-14

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa made it through September undefeated with the remainder of the Big Ten schedule looming. But it wasn't easy for the No. 5 Hawkeyes to get to this point. They opened the season with wins against ranked teams Indiana and Iowa State. A home win over Kent State ...

Baylor beats No. 14 Iowa St 31-29 after failed 2-point try

WACO, Texas (AP) — Iowa State coach Matt Campbell said his defense was just a little bit off with its detail early in Saturday's game against Baylor. The Bears took full advantage with a fast start, then held on as their special teams and defense handled the rest. Gerry Bohanon threw for ...

NC State holds on in double OT, stuns No. 9 Clemson 27-21

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Clemson's final pass had barely hit the ground when North Carolina State's sideline began charging toward the field to celebrate, followed closely by red-clad Wolfpack fans pouring in to join them from all directions. The Wolfpack's long run of frustration in these ...

Newgarden wins Long Beach pole in tight IndyCar title race

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The IndyCar championship race tightened ahead of the Grand Prix of Long Beach after a messy qualifying session put contenders Alex Palou and Pato O'Ward in the middle of the pack. "Maybe rules don't apply the last race of the season? When everything's at stake? It ...

Cardinals set team record with 15th straight win, beat Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Harrison Bader and the St. Louis Cardinals clearly recognize their record is impressive. Now they also want to win their next game — and many more after that. The Cardinals set a franchise mark with their 15th straight win, boosted when catcher Yadier Molina and center ...

Rays clinch 2nd straight AL East title, beat Marlins 7-3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — In a division loaded with big-budget teams, this is becoming a familiar picture: the Tampa Bay Rays gathering on the mound, posing for a photo as AL East champions. The Rays clinched their second straight division title, with Mike Zunino hitting a go-ahead homer ...

Emory Jones comes up big, No. 11 Gators rout Tennessee again

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Emory Jones did something no Florida quarterback has done since Tim Tebow. With backup Anthony Richardson cleared to return next week, Jones might have a tough time accomplishing the feat again. Jones had two touchdown passes to go with a career-high 144 yards ...

OT interception lifts No. 20 Spartans over Nebraska 23-20

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Mel Tucker said he showed his players video highlights of special teams units around the country making game-changing plays. His 20th-ranked Spartans delivered a local adaptation on Saturday night. With the offense sputtering, Jayden Reed ...

Brkic’s last-second FG lifts No. 4 Oklahoma past W. Virginia

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Another day, another ugly win for Oklahoma. Gabe Brkic's 30-yard field goal as time expired gave the fourth-ranked Sooners a 16-13 win over West Virginia on Saturday night. Oklahoma started its final possession at its 8-yard line with 3:39 remaining. Quarterback Spencer ...

Stanton’s slam lifts Yanks to 5-3 win, WC tie with Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) — The Yankees figure to be in a fight the remainder of the season to secure a playoff berth. Through the first two games of a crucial series at Fenway Park, they certainly look like a team up for the challenge. Giancarlo Stanton hit a go-ahead grand slam over the Green Monster ...

Volkanovski, Shevchenko defend at UFC 266; Lawler stops Diaz

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alexander Volkanovski defended his featherweight title with a bloody, tumultuous unanimous decision over Brian Ortega, and Valentina Shevchenko defended her flyweight belt with a fourth-round stoppage of Lauren Murphy at UFC 266 on Saturday night. Nick Diaz also lost his ...

Overmatched Euros ‘need a couple miracles’ to keep Ryder Cup

He can't clone Jon Rahm. He can't make any last-minute substitutions. He can't sneak up and cut the laces on the Americans' golf shoes or super-glue the head covers to their drivers. All European captain Padraig Harrington can do at this point is post the lineup card, recite a few lines from ...

New champ Usyk heads for simple life, Joshua eyes rematch

LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua was walking back to his dressing room, dazed, bedraggled — he could barely see out of his right eye — with sympathetic shouts coming from the crowd of 66,000 who'd just seen British boxing's national treasure lose his world heavyweight titles again. Joshua ...