National Sports

Francois helps Florida State escape with win over Samford

By BOB FERRANTE, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State paid Samford $500,000 looking for a guaranteed win. The Seminoles got a victory — but quite the run for their money. Deondre Francois threw for 320 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winning score to Tre' ...

LEADING OFF: Astros seek sweep in Boston, deGrom’s Cy pitch

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: TWO DOWN... Houston tries to become the second team to sweep major league-leading Boston this season when the teams complete their three-game series on national TV. The defending World Series champion Astros took the ...

Love leads No. 10 Stanford past No. 17 USC 17-3

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — With Bryce Love and the key parts of Stanford's offense back, the Cardinal figured to be dynamic on that side of the ball. Two games into the season, the defense showed it's capable of leading the way, as well. Joey Alfieri and crew ...

No. 13 Penn State drills Pittsburgh 51-6

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The future of the rivalry between No. 13 Penn State and Pittsburgh is uncertain. There is no question about the present. The Nittany Lions have separated themselves from the Panthers. And the gap appears to be widening. Quickly. Trace ...

Elliott’s thefts help No. 8 Irish hold off Ball State 24-16

By JOHN FINERAN, Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly fell on his sword after his eighth-ranked Fighting Irish struggled offensively against Ball State in what many assumed would be a tuneup game. "I obviously didn't do a good enough job getting them up to ...

England World Cup glee punctured by homecoming loss to Spain

By ROB HARRIS, AP Global Soccer Writer LONDON (AP) — Gareth Southgate's trademark garment has gone. England's World Cup feel-good factor also has faded. The football fervor that swept through the country during June and July was punctured by a 2-1 loss to Spain as England's homecoming that ...

Navy uses fourth-quarter rally to beat Memphis 22-21 in rain

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Because Navy relies so heavily on the run, comebacks are not exactly its specialty. So when the Midshipmen found themselves in a driving rain and trailing Memphis by 12 points in the fourth quarter, only two options remained in ...

Peoples, Jackson sharp; No. 12 Hokies beat Tribe 62-17

By HANK KURZ Jr, AP Sports Writer BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Justin Fuente said he was worried how his team would handle a quick turnaround. The No. 12 Hokies had an emotional 24-3 victory at Florida State on Monday night, then had to travel home, operate on insufficient sleep and prepare to ...

Amir Khan recovers to beat Samuel Vargas on points

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — English welterweight Amir Khan had to climb off the canvas to continue his comeback with a points win over Samuel Vargas on Saturday. In his second fight since returning to the ring after a two-year absence, Khan was knocked to the floor in the final seconds of the ...

Murray’s 5 total TDs lead No. 6 Oklahoma past UCLA 49-21

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — UCLA coach Chip Kelly believes his day against Oklahoma might have gone better with some help from the Oakland Athletics. The A's selected Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the ninth overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft. ...