Can't hide problems when conference play starts.
The second month of the college football season often reveals issues that nonconference play might have masked and which teams could be in for long seasons.
The NFL Players Association has fired the unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant who evaluated Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa after he stumbled off the field against Buffalo last weekend, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Saturday.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The two most important characteristics that Georgia coach Kirby Smart seeks in his team are composure and resiliency, and the top-ranked Bulldogs needed to rely on both to rally past Missouri on Saturday night.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Alabama did it once. That was probably enough for Nick Saban's tastes.
The second-ranked Crimson Tide lost starting quarterback Bryce Young to a shoulder injury in the second quarter against Arkansas on Saturday in a 49-26 win over No.
ATLANTA (AP) — Dansby Swanson isn't surprised the Atlanta Braves have fought back to climb atop the NL East.
He's just surprised it took this long to get there.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman and the Los Angeles Dodgers became the first National League team in more than a century to win 110 regular-season games, taking advantage of 10 walks to rally past the Colorado Rockies 6-4 on Saturday night.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — DJ Uiagalelei played well as he has all season to power No. 5 Clemson's offense. The Tigers' defense finally looked like the stellar group it was projected to be.
The result was Clemson's most complete game of the season: a 30-20 win over 10th-ranked North Carolina State on Saturday night.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU quarterback Max Duggan outran the Oklahoma defense for a long touchdown and lofted passes to wide-open receivers for other lengthy scores.
Oklahoma's Dillon Gabriel never got much of a chance to match him.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Max Verstappen's Formula One title celebrations were put on hold after the Red Bull driver placed seventh at a chaotic Singapore Grand Prix, won by his teammate Sergio Perez on Sunday.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Erling Haaland and Phil Foden scored hat tricks Sunday as Erik ten Hag was humiliated in his first Manchester derby.
Manchester City destroyed rival Manchester United 6-3 at the Etihad and moved to within a point of Premier League leader Arsenal.
MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — Police firing tear gas after an Indonesian soccer match in an attempt to stop violence triggered a disastrous crush of fans making a panicked, chaotic run for the exits, leaving at least 125 people dead, most of them trampled upon or suffocated.
TOULOUSE, France (AP) — Play was briefly suspended in a French league soccer game on Sunday after tear gas coming from the stands left some players struggling to breathe.
Host Toulouse was leading Montpellier 4-1 when play was stopped in the second half and the referee decided to send players back to the locker room.
LONDON (AP) — Minnesota Vikings rookie Lewis Cine was carted off the field with a leg injury late in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
Cine, the 32nd pick overall in last spring's NFL draft out of Georgia, was blocking on a punt return when he sustained the injury.
It has been almost three decades since the NHL took the names off the back of officials' jerseys and replaced them with numbers.
Since then, with the notable exception of Wes McCauley and his popular, flamboyant calls, most referees and linesmen generally fly under the radar and don't mind the relative anonymity.
GOLF — The Blessings Collegiate Invitational: First Round, Blessings GC, Fayetteville, Ark.
GOLF — The Blessings Collegiate Invitational: First Round, Blessings GC, Fayetteville, Ark.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Illinois coach Bret Bielema had a triumphant return to Camp Randall Stadium because he’s helped make the Fighting Illini physical enough to beat Wisconsin at its own game.
Chase Brown rushed for 129 yards, Tommy DeVito had three short touchdown keepers and Illinois trounced Wisconsin 34-10 on Saturday to give the Illini their first win at Madison since 2002.
GUWAHATI, India (AP) — South Africa won the toss and opted to bowl first in the second T20 against India on Sunday.
The hosts won the first T20 by eight wickets on Wednesday and took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan won the toss and chose to field in the series-deciding seventh Twenty20 international against England on Sunday.
Pakistan brought back prolific scorer Mohammad Rizwan and fast bowler Haris Rauf after resting them in the sixth game which England won by eight wickets to level the series 3-3.
1942 — With a victory in the Jockey Club Gold Cup, Whirlaway becomes the first horse to amass more than $500,000 in lifetime earnings.
1951 — Bobby Thomson hits a three-run homer off Ralph Branca of the Brooklyn Dodgers with one out in the bottom of the ninth to give the New York Giants a dramatic 5-4 playoff victory and the National League pennant.
1897 — Cap Anson closed a remarkable 27-year career, which started in the National Association in 1871. He hit two home runs against St. Louis. He was 46, the oldest player to homer in the majors.
Police fired tear gas after violence broke out at a soccer match in East Java province in Indonesia as Persebaya Surabaya beat Arema Malang 3-2. Panic and a rush for the exit left at least 125 dead, most of whom were trampled, police said Sunday.
LONDON (AP) — Debutant Amos Kipruto won the men’s race at the London Marathon on Sunday, with Yalemzerf Yehualaw triumphing in the women’s.
Kipruto, a world bronze medallist in Doha in 2019, finished in a time of 2 hours, 4 minutes, and 39 seconds.
LORIENT, France (AP) — Ten-man Lorient extended its winning streak to five games to consolidate third place in the French league by beating Lille 2-1 on Sunday.
Substitute Theo Le Bris dribbled past Akim Zedadka to slip the ball through the legs of goalkeeper Lucas Chevalier in the 87th minute to secure the victory.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The LA Galaxy clinched a berth in Major League Soccer's playoffs for the first time since 2019, coming from behind in a 1-1 draw against Real Salt Lake on Saturday night as Douglas Costa converted a penalty kick in the 68th minute.
MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — Police fired tear gas after violence broke out at an Indonesian soccer match in East Java province when Persebaya Surabaya beat Arema Malang 3-2. Panic and a rush for the exit left at least 125 dead, most of whom were trampled, police said Sunday.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Violence, tear gas and a deadly crush that erupted following a domestic league soccer match Saturday night marked another tragedy in Indonesian football.
LONDON (AP) — Saints running back Alvin Kamara is inactive for New Orleans' game against the Minnesota Vikings at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Sunday because of a rib injury.
Kamara had earlier been listed as questionable but participated in practice this week.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brent Key held the ball given to him by his new boss and pointed to the gold “GT” logo on it, a symbol the former Georgia Tech lineman turned interim head coach tasked with holding his alma mater's struggling program together has held close for a quarter century and counting.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — When Oregon quarterback Bo Nix took off running in the third quarter, teammate Chase Cota was cheering for him to keep going.
Nix indeed kept going, and going — all the way for an 80-yard touchdown.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rookie David Roddy scored 18 points, two-way signee Kenny Lofton Jr. added 17 and the Memphis Grizzlies used a late run to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 107-102 on Saturday night in the opening preseason game for both teams.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka claimed his second career title after beating fourth seed Denis Shapovalov of Canada 6-4, 7-6 (5) to win the Korean Open on Sunday.
The 27-year-old Japanese, who beat top seed and world No.2 Casper Ruud in the quaterfinals, was impressive in defense and his counter-punching style eventually wore down his higher ranked opponent in just under two hours at the Seoul Olympic Park Tennis Center.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Sean Chambers completed 13 of 21 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 203 yards and three TDs on 18 carries to help Montana State beat UC Davis 41-24 Saturday night.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — After Bryce Young was knocked out of the game with a shoulder injury in the second quarter, No. 2 Alabama turned to Jahmyr Gibbs and backup quarterback Jalen Milroe to pull away from No.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — José Suarez fell short in his bid for a perfect game, but Livan Soto made sure that he would still get a win.
The Angels left-hander lost his chance at perfection and the lead in the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers, but Soto drove in the tying run and scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the frame as Los Angeles rallied for a 3-2 victory Saturday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Caleb Williams and No. 6 Southern California never trailed against Arizona State, the Trojans also couldn't pull away during a fairly average first half by their newly ambitious standards under coach Lincoln Riley.
Boston Red Sox (75-83, fifth in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (89-69, second in the AL East)
Toronto; Sunday, 1:37 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Michael Wacha (11-1, 3.06 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 100 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Kevin Gausman (12-10, 3.30 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 201 strikeouts)
Tampa Bay Rays (86-72, third in the AL East) vs. Houston Astros (103-55, first in the AL West)
Houston; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Corey Kluber (10-9, 4.36 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 135 strikeouts); Astros: Luis Garcia (14-8, 3.81 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 153 strikeouts)
Pittsburgh Pirates (59-99, fifth in the NL Central) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (92-66, first in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Sunday, 2:15 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Roansy Contreras (5-5, 3.72 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 86 strikeouts); Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (11-11, 3.51 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 139 strikeouts)
Philadelphia Phillies (85-73, third in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (55-103, fifth in the NL East)
Washington; Sunday, 1:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Phillies: Zack Wheeler (11-7, 2.92 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 156 strikeouts); Nationals: Patrick Corbin (6-18, 6.08 ERA, 1.66 WHIP, 125 strikeouts)
New York Mets (98-60, second in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (99-59, first in the NL East)
Atlanta; Sunday, 7:08 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Chris Bassitt (15-8, 3.27 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 165 strikeouts); Braves: Charlie Morton (9-6, 4.29 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 200 strikeouts)
Oakland Athletics (56-102, fifth in the AL West) vs. Seattle Mariners (87-70, second in the AL West)
Seattle; Sunday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: James Kaprielian (4-9, 4.43 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 91 strikeouts); Mariners: Robbie Ray (12-11, 3.58 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 209 strikeouts)
Baltimore Orioles (81-77, fourth in the AL East) vs. New York Yankees (97-60, first in the AL East)
New York; Sunday, 1:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Kyle Bradish (4-7, 5.11 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 106 strikeouts); Yankees: Chi Chi Gonzalez (0-0)
Minnesota Twins (77-81, third in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (63-93, fourth in the AL Central)
Detroit; Sunday, 12:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Simeon Woods Richardson (0-0); Tigers: Joey Wentz (2-2, 3.54 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 23 strikeouts)
Arizona Diamondbacks (73-85, fourth in the NL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (79-79, third in the NL West)
San Francisco; Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Diamondbacks: Zach Davies (2-5, 4.18 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 99 strikeouts); Giants: Scott Alexander (0-0, 1.10 ERA, .67 WHIP, 10 strikeouts)
Miami Marlins (66-92, fourth in the NL East) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (84-74, second in the NL Central)
Milwaukee; Sunday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Pablo Lopez (10-10, 3.90 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 167 strikeouts); Brewers: Freddy Peralta (4-4, 3.77 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 82 strikeouts)
Texas Rangers (66-91, fourth in the AL West) vs. Los Angeles Angels (72-86, third in the AL West)
Anaheim, California; Sunday, 4:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: TBD; Angels: Tucker Davidson (2-7, 6.80 ERA, 1.70 WHIP, 30 strikeouts)
Colorado Rockies (65-93, fifth in the NL West) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (110-48, first in the NL West)
Los Angeles; Sunday, 4:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rockies: German Marquez (8-13, 5.12 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 142 strikeouts); Dodgers: Tyler Anderson (15-4, 2.54 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 128 strikeouts)
Cincinnati Reds (60-98, fourth in the NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (72-86, third in the NL Central)
Chicago; Sunday, 2:20 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Chase Anderson (2-3, 4.70 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 23 strikeouts); Cubs: Marcus Stroman (5-7, 3.66 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 112 strikeouts)
Kansas City Royals (64-93, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Cleveland Guardians (89-69, first in the AL Central)
Cleveland; Sunday, 1:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Max Castillo (0-1, 4.98 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 32 strikeouts); Guardians: Shane Bieber (12-8, 2.91 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 195 strikeouts)