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AP College Picks: Clemson, Iowa St look to redirect seasons

For the first time this season, there are no games on the college football schedule matching two ranked teams. That doesn't mean there aren't some intriguing matchups. In the spotlight are a handful of teams that stumbled early and fell out of the rankings, but now have a chance to get their ...

Meet Max: Low-key Verstappen heads to Texas atop F1

The lineups were set in advance: Red Bull teammates Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez vs. Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Kevin Harvick and Aric Almirola in a pit stop competition at the ExxonMobil headquarters. When it came time to loosen and then tighten a set of lug nuts, Verstappen reconfirmed ...

Gonzaga coach Mark Few pleads guilty to DUI, fined $1,000

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga coach Mark Few has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor driving under the influence in Idaho and must pay a fine of $1,000 in lieu of spending four days in jail, according to court documents. He must also perform 24 hours of community service and his driver's license ...

Reeling Broncos, Browns meet with seasons headed off-course

CLEVELAND (AP) — One starting quarterback is limping, the other has his arm in a sling. There are injuries up and down both rosters, and the two coaches are feeling some external pressure — one for the first time. The Denver Broncos are banged up, reeling and desperate for a win. Ditto for ...

AP sources: 6 C-USA schools apply for AAC membership

The American Athletic Conference's latest rebuild leaves Conference USA in a precarious position. Six schools from C-USA — UAB, UTSA, Rice, North Texas, Charlotte and Florida Atlantic — have applied for membership with the American and are expected to be accepted by the end of the week, ...

A perfect example of the difficulties of NFL short weeks

For those who oppose Thursday night NFL games, be it players, coaches, fans or bettors, this week is a perfect example of why. It's difficult enough to prepare for a Sunday game when you have key injuries, particularly at quarterback. And when both teams are uncertain about their quarterback ...

Rolovich lawyer calls coach’s firing ‘unjust and unlawful’

Former Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich's termination for refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccination was unlawful and an attack on his Catholic faith, his attorney said Wednesday. Attorney Brian Fahling also said in a statement that Rolovich intends to take legal action and that the ...

Eovaldi looks to save Red Sox season after bats go quiet

BOSTON (AP) — Following two weak performances at the plate, the Boston Red Sox now turn to Nathan Eovaldi to try to save their season on just two days' rest. The Red Sox were held hitless for four innings Wednesday by left-hander Framber Valdez and managed only three hits in a 9-1 loss to ...

Knicks withstand Brown’s 46, outlast Celtics 138-134 in 2 OT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks never could contain Jaylen Brown and on the last play of regulation completely lost track of Marcus Smart. More mistakes than they'd like, but not enough to ruin their season opener. "At the end of the day, we found a way to win a game," Julius Randle ...

Brice, Appalachian State upset No. 14 Coastal Carolina 30-27

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Chase Brice is determined to make the most of what is left of his roller-coaster college career. He took a big step forward Wednesday night. Brice threw for 347 yards and two touchdowns, Chandler Staton kicked a 24-yard field goal as time expired and Appalachian State ...