Football

Clemson's Cornell Powell (17) pulls in a reception while defended by Furman's Quandarius Weems during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
September 01, 2018 - 1:45 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Freshman Trevor Lawrence threw three touchdown passes and No. 2 Clemson scored on all five of his drives in the Tigers' 48-7 victory over Furman on Saturday in the opener for both teams. Even with Lawrence's impressive debut, going 9 for 15 for 137 yards and no interceptions,...
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September 01, 2018 - 11:58 am
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Council Bluffs Jefferson beat Sioux City North 99-81 on Friday night in the highest-scoring game in the history of Iowa high school football. Council Bluffs led 57-21 at halftime. North rallied to score 60 points in the second half but still managed to lose by 18,...
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Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor runs for a touchdown as Western Kentucky linebacker Masai Whyte (25) give chase during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)
August 31, 2018 - 11:27 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jonathan Taylor took the handoff and went left as the Wisconsin offensive line and three tight ends cleared a path to the end zone. The dynamic back waited patiently for the holes and weaved through traffic. The closest any defender got to tackling Taylor was when defensive...
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Audience members laugh as U.S. Senator Ted Cruz makes joke about the Democratic Party during a campaign stop Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Abilene, Texas. The event at the south Abilene Betty Rose's Little Brisket restaurant was the senator's first public campaign event in Abilene for the 2018 election. (Ronald W. Erdrich/The Abilene Reporter-News via AP)
August 31, 2018 - 9:46 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll ride to the rescue of one-time bitter rival Sen. Ted Cruz this fall, the strongest indication yet that the Texas conservative firebrand is getting nervous about his challenger, a liberal darling with a growing national profile. Trump tweeted...
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Utah State quarterback Jordan Love, left, is tripped by Michigan State's Matt Morrissey (10) and Josh Butler (19) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
August 31, 2018 - 7:44 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Connor Heyward scored his second touchdown with 2 minutes left to put No. 11 Michigan State ahead and the Spartans held on to beat Utah State 38-31 on Friday night. The Spartans trailed until the second quarter, built a 13-point lead late in the third and fell behind late...
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FILE - This Oct. 22, 2016, file photo shows Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald on stage during an NFL Fan Rally in London. All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald has agreed to a massive new contract with the Los Angeles Rams, ending his second consecutive preseason holdout as the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history. The Rams on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, announced a new six-year deal through 2024 for Donald, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)
August 31, 2018 - 5:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aaron Donald's two-year quest to become the NFL's highest-paid defensive player finally ended in success Friday morning. And just a few minutes after signing his deal, Donald was at work on the Los Angeles Rams' practice fields for the first time in months, determined to keep...
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Audience members laugh as U.S. Senator Ted Cruz makes joke about the Democratic Party during a campaign stop Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Abilene, Texas. The event at the south Abilene Betty Rose's Little Brisket restaurant was the senator's first public campaign event in Abilene for the 2018 election. (Ronald W. Erdrich/The Abilene Reporter-News via AP)
August 31, 2018 - 3:02 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll ride to the rescue of one-time bitter rival Sen. Ted Cruz this fall, the strongest indication yet that the Texas conservative firebrand is getting nervous about his challenger, a liberal darling with a growing national profile. Trump tweeted...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer makes a statement during a news conference in Columbus, Ohio. Meyer’s current suspension and previous paid leave have restricted him from talking football with his staff and athletes during August with one exception _ a team meeting the day after the suspension was announced. Emails from the senior vice president for human resources show Meyer and athletic director Gene Smith were allowed to meet with the players and coaches last Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)
August 31, 2018 - 1:38 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer is pushing back on the reasons for his three-game suspension with claims that don't fully square with details laid out in the investigation that led to his punishment. Meyer tweeted a statement Friday that he says intends to clarify what...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2018, file photo, Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant (2) passes in the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football bowl game against Alabama, in New Orleans. Veteran Kelly Bryant is Clemson's starting quarterback, holding off promising freshman Trevor Lawrence. The second-ranked Tigers open the season Saturday at home against Furman. The team released its first depth chart Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, with Bryant on top in the closely watched competition. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza, File)
August 31, 2018 - 1:13 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Forget Clemson's front four of potential NFL draft picks or its talented group of young wide receivers. The loudest cheers at Death Valley in Saturday's opener might be for the second-ranked Tigers backup quarterback. Many who follow Clemson have awaited the chance to see long-...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2017, file photo, Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham (8) runs the ball during the first half of the Iron Bowl NCAA college football game against Alabama, in Auburn, Ala. Potential Heisman Trophy contender Stidham will lead No. 9 Auburn against No. 6 Washington in the only opening-week game between top-10 teams. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
August 31, 2018 - 1:12 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — One game does not make or break a season. Especially the opener. Then again, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game has often been an accurate predictor of where the season is headed for both teams. Keep that in mind when No. 6 Washington faces No. 9 Auburn on Saturday. The ramifications of...
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