National Sports

Indians acquire former MVP Donaldson from Blue Jays

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Donaldson's rough season has taken a positive turn. The Indians are giving him a swing at October. The 2015 AL MVP was traded Friday night by Toronto to Cleveland, which is hoping a healthy Donaldson can bolster its lineup and help the ...

Umpire confiscates Phillies pitcher’s cheat sheet

By AARON BRACY, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pitchers can't have a cheat sheet — at least for now. Veteran umpire Joe West confiscated a card from Phillies reliever Austin Davis in the eighth inning of Philadelphia's 7-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. Davis and ...

Raiders send star pass rusher Mack to Bears in massive trade

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer The Chicago Bears spent the offseason loading up to end a string of losing seasons. They just made their biggest move. The Bears acquired star pass rusher Khalil Mack from the Raiders in a massive trade on Saturday that sent two first-round draft picks to ...

No. 10 Nittany Lions edge Appalachian State 45-38 in OT

By TRAVIS JOHNSON, Associated Press STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — After squandering a 14-point, fourth-quarter lead to a program with a history of being a giant killer, things grew tense in Happy Valley. Not for Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley. The Heisman Trophy hopeful led a game-tying ...

No. 9 Auburn scores late, beats No. 6 Washington 21-16

By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — The Auburn Tigers had some bad memories from their last two trips to Atlanta. They headed home from this one feeling a whole lot better. With a performance that didn't earn a bunch of style points but will look awfully good on the resume, ...

LEADING OFF: Angels’ Ohtani returns to mound, Nola vs Lester

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: SHO TIME Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani is set to pitch again, and will start at night against the Astros at Minute Maid Park. The two-way sensation from Japan hasn't been on the mound in the majors since spraining the ...

Maryland stuns No. 23 Texas 34-29 for interim coach Canada

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — It was one of those rare occurrences when the sequel proved even more impressive than the original. Maryland emerged from a trying offseason with an emotionally charged 34-29 upset of No. 23 Texas on Saturday, shaking off a lengthy ...

No. 2 Clemson pounds Furman 48-7, QB question unanswered

By JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — One game against an overwhelmed opponent isn't enough to push the highly touted freshman quarterback at Clemson past the veteran starter. Freshman Trevor Lawrence threw three touchdown passes and scored on all five of his drives to ...

Kirk Ferentz passes Fry, Iowa rolls past NIU 33-7

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Kirk Ferentz’s record-setting 144th win at Iowa could not have been more emblematic of his tenure in Iowa City. There were times when every play on offense looked like a struggle — especially early on. But they kept grinding, finally breaking through with a win ...

Raiders send star pass rusher Mack to Bears in massive trade

By Andrew Seligman AP Sports Writer The Chicago Bears spent the offseason loading up to end a string of losing seasons. They just made their biggest move. The Bears have acquired star pass rusher Khalil Mack from the Raiders in a massive trade that sends two first-round draft picks to ...

49ers RB Jerick McKinnon suffers season-ending knee injury

By Josh Dubow AP Pro Football Writer SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon will miss the entire season after tearing the ACL in his right knee on the final play of practice Saturday. McKinnon took part in his first day of team drills since injuring ...

No. 5 Ohio State beats Oregon State 77-31 without Meyer

By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With coach Urban Meyer serving a suspension, new starting quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. had a record-setting day, throwing five touchdown passes to help No. 5 Ohio State rout Oregon State 77-31 on Saturday in the opener for both teams. The ...

Suns get Anderson, send Knight, Chriss to Rockets

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have completed a four-player trade that sends guard Brandon Knight and forward Marquese Chriss to the Houston Rockets for forward Ryan Anderson and guard De'Anthony Melton. Knight had been considered in line to start at point guard for the Suns after missing ...

Usain Bolt makes soccer debut for Central Coast Mariners

GOSFORD, Australia (AP) — Usain Bolt's soccer debut for the Central Coast Mariners on Friday lasted about 20 minutes against an amateur local team and with almost 10,000 people in the crowd. The eight-time Olympic gold medalist is trying to become a professional soccer player and has been ...

American long jumper Lawson tests positive for steroid

MONACO (AP) — American long jumper Jarrion Lawson, who won silver at last year's world championships, has been suspended after failing a doping test. The Athletics Integrity Unit, which handles doping issues in track and field, says Lawson tested positive for a metabolite of the banned ...

Cornelius throws 5 TDs in 1st start; Oklahoma St. rolls

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State quarterback Taylor Cornelius' stat line in his first career start was something to be proud of. Cowboys coach Mike Gundy thought it could have been even better. Cornelius passed for 295 yards and five touchdowns to ...

LEADING OFF: Yanks eye ‘Cutch, Bryant likely off DL for Cubs

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: FINAL SALE Andrew McCutchen was on the verge of becoming a Yankee late Thursday night as New York was close to completing a deal with San Francisco, and more players might move on the final day to swing trade waiver ...

Adams State female football kicker eager to make her mark

By PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — The field goal kicker from Adams State thought about her range for a moment. On the field, it's at least 54 yards, which is how far she connected on one during practice. In the arena of opening doors for other female football players, she hopes ...

Brash Jaguars want to ‘dominate world’ with stacked defense

By MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Standing on the sideline and watching one-on-one drills, Jalen Ramsey had an up-close look at this touchdown. The receiver used a triple move to beat one of Ramsey's fellow defensive backs. Ramsey shook his head in disbelief and ...

Manuel tosses 3 TDs as Raiders topple Seahawks 30-19

By TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — E.J. Manuel made a strong bid to stick around in Oakland. Austin Davis did the same to find himself a home likely somewhere other than Seattle. Manuel threw for 255 yards and three touchdowns in the competition to be Oakland's backup QB, and the ...