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Taylor helps No. 13 Wisconsin trounce No. 11 Michigan 35-14

By KEITH JENKINS AP Sports Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor needed only a quarter Saturday to improve upon his rushing total from the Badgers' lopsided loss to Michigan last season. Taylor ran for 203 yards and two touchdowns, Jack Coan added a career-high two rushing ...

LEADING OFF: Yanks try to clinch AL East, Cards-Cubs rivalry

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: SO CLOSE The Yankees can clinch their first AL East title since 2012 with a win over the Angels in the Bronx. New York pushed back J.A. Happ's scheduled start by a day and will throw Masahiro Tanaka (10-8, ...

No. 11 Michigan’s offense faces tough task vs No. 13 Badgers

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 11 Michigan at No. 13 Wisconsin Both teams are coming off open dates heading into a matchup that should provide some clarity about how good each is. Michigan's new spread offense has ...

Plans call for Amazon operations at Pontiac Silverdome site

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Online retail giant Amazon has proposed using the site of the former home of the Detroit Lions as a distribution center in a $250 million project that could bring 1,500 jobs. Details of plans for the Pontiac Silverdome site in suburban Detroit were made public Wednesday ...

McIlroy stumbles to 4-over 76, Wallace leads at Wentworth

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy made six bogeys and a double bogey in his last 11 holes to shoot 4-over 76 at the BMW PGA Championship, leaving the world No. 2 already 11 strokes off the first-round lead held by Matt Wallace on Thursday. McIlroy's round fell apart after an eagle ...

Atlético, Real Madrid and Barcelona struggle early on

By TALES AZZONI AP Sports Writer MADRID (AP) — There's work to do for top Spanish clubs after their Champions League group openers. Atlético Madrid needs to fix its defense, Barcelona its attack, and Real Madrid has to improve both its defense and attack. Valencia was the only Spanish ...

AP sources: 1 of Brown’s accusers has met with NFL

By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer Two people with knowledge of the investigation into Antonio Brown being accused of sexual assault tell The Associated Press that one of the accusers has met with NFL investigators and that there is no timetable for concluding the probe. One of the people, ...

Payton: Drew Brees to have surgery on right hand

By CHRIS TALBOTT Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton says quarterback Drew Brees will undergo surgery on his injured right thumb Wednesday afternoon. Payton said he has no timetable for Brees' return, but said he has no immediate plans to put Brees on ...

Who has the worst team in Miami? It’s a close call

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — The Dolphins look like the worst team in the NFL, and might even be the worst team in Miami. On the other hand, a comparison with the Marlins is one matchup the Dolphins could win. Let's kick it off: AT THE TOP The Marlins are run by a ...

Fresh faces help West Virginia, Kansas start strong

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Something wasn't right when redshirt freshman Briason Mays was going through pregame warmups as the third center used by West Virginia this season. Mays was nervous and his snaps were off target Saturday. That made offensive line coach ...

QB Sam Ehlinger spreading the TDs around in Texas offense

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas keeps adding to the offensive firepower around quarterback Sam Ehlinger with some big early results. The No. 12 Longhorns (2-1) will need everyone to chip in if they plan to keep up with Oklahoma State (3-0) on Saturday in the ...

Jets’ Siemian out for year with ankle injury, Falk to start

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jets quarterback Trevor Siemian is out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury, and Luke Falk will be New York's starter until Sam Darnold returns from illness. Coach Adam Gase says Tuesday an MRI on Siemian's left ankle ...

Roger Federer to decide soon on Tokyo Olympic plans

GENEVA (AP) — Roger Federer plans to decide "in the next month or so" whether he will play at next year's Tokyo Olympics. Federer said Tuesday his 2020 schedule is set through Wimbledon, which ends July 12. The week-long Olympic tournament starts July 25 and ends a few days before his 39th ...

Giants bench Eli Manning, name Daniel Jones starting QB

By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning's long and distinguished reign as the New York Giants' starting quarterback is seemingly over. Let the Daniel Jones era begin. Coach Pat Shurmur announced Tuesday that the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL draft is ...

Schwarber homers as Cubs beat Reds 8-2

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Playing without Anthony Rizzo, the Chicago Cubs turned to Kyle Schwarber. And Nicholas Castellanos. And Alec Mills. It seemed like everyone helped out. Schwarber hit a three-run homer and made a diving catch in left field, and the Cubs beat the ...

Beckham puts on show in MetLife return, Browns top Jets 23-3

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Pro Football Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. felt right at home again — in the end zone and on the highlight reels. With an 89-yard touchdown catch and a spectacular one-handed grab in his return to MetLife Stadium, the Browns wide receiver ...

Alonso, deGrom lead Mets past Diamondbacks 3-1

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso hit two home runs to take the major league lead, Jacob deGrom struck out 11 and the New York Mets beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 Monday night in the opener of a crucial four-game series for both teams. The Diamondbacks began the day ...

Lutz’s 58-yard field goal lifts Saints over Texans, 30-28

By Brett Martel AP Sports Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Wil Lutz made a 58-yard field goal as time expired, and the New Orleans Saints beat the Houston Texans 30-28 on Monday night in a game that had three scoring plays in the final minute. “That one’s got to be a top-one moment for ...

In 2016, LSU and Texas were both chasing Tom Herman

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The chase was on for Tom Herman. In late 2016, Texas and LSU were both eyeing the young hotshot coach from Houston until a wild Thanksgiving weekend that included a Tigers win, a Longhorns loss and leaked details of contract negotiations ...

Finally, an easy one: US rolls by Japan 98-45 at World Cup

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer SHANGHAI (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 20 points, Kemba Walker added 15 and the U.S. World Cup team finally got to enjoy an easy night, rolling past Japan 98-45 Thursday in the Group E finale. Harrison Barnes scored 14 points while Joe Harris and Donovan ...