Football

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, right, is forced out of bounds by Louisville safety Dee Smith after a short gain during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
September 02, 2018 - 7:41 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Alabama doesn't rebuild. The Crimson Tide simply reload. College Football Playoff hero Tua Tagovailoa threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third in his first college start, helping top-ranked and defending national champion Alabama open the season with a 51-14 rout of...
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Notre Dame linebacker Te'von Coney (4) celebrates recovering a fumble by Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson (2) in the second half of an NCAA football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. Notre Dame won 24-17. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 01, 2018 - 10:27 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Michigan-Notre Dame series returned after a three-year hiatus and the 12th-ranked Fighting Irish became the latest rival to get the best of Jim Harbaugh's Wolverines. Brandon Wimbush connected on a long touchdown pass to help Notre Dame jump out to a big first-half lead...
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Fans at Memorial Stadium dance to music during a lightning and rain delay in the first half of an NCAA college football game between Nebraska and Akron in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
September 01, 2018 - 9:07 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The first big weekend of the college football season was marred by weather problems across the country Saturday, with officials calling off games at Nebraska and Iowa State and delays hitting stadiums from the Air Force Academy in Colorado to the Southeast. Iowa State's home...
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Fans are asked to leave the stadium after lightning was spotted as Iowas State takes on South Dakota State in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)
September 01, 2018 - 8:41 pm
A night of miserable and dangerous weather put a damper on one of the most highly anticipated season openers in recent memory at Iowa State. The game against South Dakota State was canceled on Saturday night after a 2 ½-hour delay caused by lightning. The Cyclones made the announcement just before...
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September 01, 2018 - 8:00 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's mobile sports betting market is getting bigger as football season gets closer. The American affiliate of a major British bookmaker and a fantasy sports titan began offering mobile sports betting in New Jersey on Saturday night, joining that state's rapidly...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2016, file photo, Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack (52) scores a touchdown after intercepting a pass from Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. The Chicago Bears have acquired star pass rusher Khalil Mack from the Raiders on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in a massive trade that sends two first-round draft picks to Oakland. A person with direct knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press that Oakland will get first-round selections in 2019 and 2020, a sixth-rounder next year and a third-rounder in 2020. Oakland also included its second-round selection in 2020. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
September 01, 2018 - 7:04 pm
The Chicago Bears spent the offseason loading up to end a string of losing seasons. They just made their biggest move. The Bears acquired star pass rusher Khalil Mack from the Raiders in a massive trade on Saturday that sent two first-round draft picks to Oakland. Mack held out for the entire...
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Penn State's Amani Oruwariye (21) intercepts a pass intended for Appalachian State's Corey Sutton (2) in the end zone during overtime of an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. Penn State won 45-38 in OT. (AP Photo/Chris Knight)
September 01, 2018 - 6:53 pm
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — After squandering a 14-point, fourth-quarter lead to a program with a history of being a giant killer, things grew tense in Happy Valley. Not for Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley. The Heisman Trophy hopeful led a game-tying drive with less than a minute to go to force...
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Buffalo Bills quarterback AJ McCarron (10) celebrates a game-winning touchdown throw against the Chicago Bears during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Chicago, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/David Banks)
September 01, 2018 - 4:09 pm
RG3 is staying put while AJ is switching coasts. Robert Griffin III, the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year whose career has been disrupted by injuries since that season, remained with Baltimore as the Ravens cut their roster to the league maximum of 53 on Saturday. He'll likely be the third-...
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Buffalo Bills quarterback AJ McCarron (10) celebrates a game-winning touchdown throw against the Chicago Bears during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Chicago, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/David Banks)
September 01, 2018 - 2:16 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo's quarterback competition is now down to two after the Bills traded veteran AJ McCarron to the Oakland Raiders. The Bills received a fifth-round pick for McCarron, a person with direct knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press on Saturday. The person spoke...
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Ohio State running back Mike Weber, left, scores a touchdown against Oregon State during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
September 01, 2018 - 1:48 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With coach Urban Meyer serving a suspension, new starting quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. had a record-setting day, throwing for five touchdowns as No. 5 Ohio State routed Oregon State 77-31 in the opener for both teams Saturday. After a preseason fraught with drama, the...
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