National Sports

No. 12 LSU, No. 7 Auburn in pivotal SEC West showdown

By The Associated Press Here are some things to watch during the third week of the Southeastern Conference football season: GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 12 LSU at No. 7 Auburn: LSU's the lower-ranked team, but has won eight of the last 11 meetings in this series. The Tigers stunned a lot of doubters ...

Red Sox beat Blue Jays 1-0 for 100th victory

By The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox reached 100 wins for the first time since Ted Williams returned from World War II in the 1946 season, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0 on Wednesday night. David Price (15-6) won his sixth straight decision, allowing three hits and ...

Osaka’s US Open win re-opens identity discussion in Japan

By STEPHEN WADE and MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Naomi Osaka's victory in the U.S. Open has added her to a growing list of athletes, Nobel Prize winners, and beauty pageant contestants who have raised the issue of what it means to be Japanese. The daughter of a ...

Rays’ Snell no-hit bid into 7th, 19th win tops Indians 3-1

By MARK DIDTLER, Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell is locked in on the Tampa Bay Rays' longshot postseason hopes, not thinking about winning the AL Cy Young Award. Snell took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and got his major league-leading 19th win, leading the ...

Brewers beat Cubs 5-1 to move within 1 game in NL Central

By JOHN JACKSON, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Although the Milwaukee Brewers still trail in the NL Central, they believe the pressure has shifted to the first-place Cubs. Curtis Granderson homered, tripled and scored three runs, Lorenzo Cain added three hits and the Brewers beat Chicago ...

Ohio State’s hot offense faces tough test against TCU

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week: GAME OF THE WEEK Ohio State vs. TCU at Arlington, Texas The fourth-ranked Buckeyes are rolling on offense, averaging 650 yards and 64.5 points through two games, and they're 33-5 in road or neutral-site ...

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 ...