National Sports

September 22, 2019 - 3:49 am
WUHAN, China (AP) — American Danielle Collins beat seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams 7-5, 7-6 (5) in the opening round of the Wuhan Open on Sunday. Williams controlled the match early, going up 5-3 in the first set before dropping nine games in a row. A major turning point occurred when...
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UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson (1) prepares to pass the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Washington State in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
September 22, 2019 - 1:45 am
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Dorian Thompson-Robinson threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Demetric Felton with 1:07 left in the game as winless UCLA overcame a 32-point second-half deficit and a record nine TD passes by Washington State's Anthony Gordon and claimed a wild 67-63 victory over the No. 19-...
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Georgia wide receiver Lawrence Cager (15) makes a catch for a touchdown against Notre Dame cornerback Troy Pride Jr. (5) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Athens, Ga. Georgia won 23-17. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
September 22, 2019 - 12:09 am
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — On a raucous Saturday night between the hedges, No. 3 Georgia held on for a gutsy win that might have ramifications all the way to the College Football Playoff. For No. 7 Notre Dame, it was another big-game loss but a performance that should bring more respect. Jake Fromm threw a...
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Martin Truex Jr. celebrates his win in the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 21, 2019 - 11:56 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. seemed to have a 'pinch me' moment as he climbed from his car in Victory Lane. Nudged off the lead with 87 laps to go, Truex rallied Saturday night, ultimately passing teammate Kyle Busch with 25 laps to go and winning his second consecutive NASCAR Cup Series...
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Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst congratulates wide receiver A.J. Taylor after a Wisconsin touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin won 35-14. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)
September 21, 2019 - 11:54 pm
Highlighted by three games matching top-15 teams, this was the first weekend of the season to seriously separate College Football Playoff contenders and pretenders. Feel free to take a seat at the adults' table No. 8 Auburn and No. 13 Wisconsin. You, too, No. 12 Texas. And No. 7 Notre Dame, even in...
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Clemson's Travis Etienne, right, rushes out of the tackle of Charlotte's Alex Highsmith, with blocking help from Jackson Carman (79) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
September 21, 2019 - 11:21 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was happy with the final score. He was even more pleased with how many of his players contributed to the top-ranked Tigers 19th straight victory. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence threw touchdown passes in little over a quarter while reigning Atlantic Coast...
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Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) celebrates with teammates after he caught a pass for a touchdown against Central Florida during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
September 21, 2019 - 8:44 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Mark Whipple installed the play he dubbed "Pitt Special" during the second week of training camp. Whipple had his first-stringers run it once against the starting defense and it worked. So he made sure the Panthers practiced it during Thursday...
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CORRECTS SPELLING OF COUNTRY TO COLOMBIA INSTEAD OF COLUMBIA - Sebastian Munoz, of Colombia, watches his 18th tee drive during the third round of the Sanderson Farms Championship golf tournament in Jackson, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
September 21, 2019 - 7:21 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sebastian Munoz and Carlos Ortiz both went to North Texas, live in the Dallas area and have played plenty of practice rounds together. The next occasion will have a lot more at stake. Munoz made a 15-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole to take the lead and saved par with a 7-...
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San Diego Padres manager Andy Green walks off the field during the eighth inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in San Diego, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
September 21, 2019 - 6:43 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rod Barajas was at his daughter's soccer game in Del Mar on Saturday morning when general manager A.J. Preller called to say that Andy Green was out as manager of the underperforming San Diego Padres. "I jumped in the car and came over straight to the field, and he asked me if I...
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FILE - In a Tuesday, May 14, 2019 file photo, Colton Herta looks at his practice results during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis. Herta is closing in on a deal to be pulled inside the Andretti Autosport camp as IndyCar drivers are getting a jump on their 2020 plans. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
September 21, 2019 - 5:45 pm
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Colton Herta shifted the spotlight away from IndyCar's championship race with yet another masterful drive around Laguna Seca Raceway. The 19-year-old rookie won the pole for Sunday's season-ending race roughly an hour after Andretti Autosport said it was pulling Herta inside...
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