National Sports

No. 10 Washington holds off rally, beats Arizona State 27-20

By TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — Jake Browning spent the first three weeks earning his share of criticism for the kind of miscues not expected of a fourth-year starting quarterback. Saturday night was a return to Browning looking more like the quarterback Washington has come to ...

Saturday’s best in College Football

By The Associated Press STARS —Blake LaRussa, Old Dominion, came off the bench to throw for 495 yards and four TDs to lead the Monarchs to a 49-35 upset of No. 13 Virginia Tech. —Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama, passed for 387 yards and four TDs and ran for another score to lead the No. 1 ...

No. 7 Stanford rallies for 38-31 OT win over No. 20 Oregon

By ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Stanford quarterback K.J. Costello watched as his overtime pass tumble in midair for an agonizing moment after it was tipped by tight end Colby Parkinson. "I saw the ball go in the air, held my breath, and then for Colby to come down ...

Cullen powers Penguins past Blue Jackets

By The Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Cullen scored two goals and had an assist to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 7-3 preseason win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. Zach Trotman, Garrett Wilson, Adam Johnson, Juuso Riikola and Kris Letang also scored for Pittsburgh. ...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: When good isn’t good enough, switch QBs

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer Making a quarterback switch with a good team can be a tricky maneuver. But sometimes good isn't good enough. No. 8 Notre Dame made the move Saturday at Wake Forest. No. 21 Miami did the same, with the relative ease you might expect against ...

Braves clinch NL East crown; Yankees claim AL wild card spot

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves capped a most surprising season by clinching their first NL East crown since 2013, with Mike Foltynewicz taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday in a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. A year after going 70-92, manager Brian Snitker and his Baby ...

Passed up: Darnold can show Browns what they’re missing

By Tom Withers AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Sam Darnold once thought he'd be wearing an orange helmet just a few shades brighter than his hair color. But the former USC star wasn't precisely what the Browns were looking for in a franchise quarterback in the NFL draft. Darnold ...

Judge throws out lawsuit by ex-wrestlers over concussions

By Dave Collins Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge in Connecticut has dismissed a lawsuit by 60 former professional wrestlers, many of them stars in the 1980s and 1990s, who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head trauma ...

Rams, Jaguars take top 2 spots in latest AP Pro32 poll

By SIMMI BUTTAR, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — And the winner is .... the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams, who have looked dominant in the first two weeks of the regular season, have grabbed the top spot from the New England Patriots in the latest AP Pro32 poll on Tuesday. The Rams received ...

LEADING OFF: Rockies-Dodgers duel, Red Sox try to clinch

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: LAST CHAPTER Locked in a tight race for the NL West title, the Rockies and Dodgers meet for the final time in the regular season. Los Angeles leads by 1½ games and will go for a three-game sweep at Dodger Stadium ...