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Tyron Woodley defends UFC title, hands Darren Till 1st loss

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) — Tyron Woodley had the crowd buzzing instead of booing in his latest UFC welterweight title defense. The champion who keeps on winning likely will avoid the wrath of UFC President Dana White this time as well, while Woodley waits for his next ...

Arizona State rallies to beat No. 15 Michigan State 16-13

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Sports Writer TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State kicked off the Herm Edwards era with a blowout of UTSA. Beating a school from a smaller conference could be expected. Rallying from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter against the nation's No. 15 team? Now that's a ...

Boise State rolls past UConn in record-setting win, 62-7

By JASON CHATRAW, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Brett Rypien and No. 20 Boise State sure look ready for their showdown with Power Five foe Oklahoma State next week. Rypien threw for 362 yards and three touchdowns in little more than a half and the Broncos set a school record for ...

Scherzer, Harper help Nats sweep rainy doubleheader vs Cubs

By HARVEY VALENTINE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals outlasted the weather and the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night — and early Sunday. Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Nationals rallied past the Cubs 6-5 to sweep a doubleheader ...

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 ...