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Aidan O’Connell, David Bell lead Purdue past No. 2 Iowa 24-7

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The pressure, Purdue coach Jeff Brohm said, was all on No. 2 Iowa. The Hawkeyes started the season with six consecutive wins and the program had ascended to its highest ranking since 1985. "For us," Brohm said, "let's go out there and swing, and keep swinging, and ...

Bennett, Bowers, D lead No. 1 Georgia past Kentucky, 30-13

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The final seconds were meaningless. Except to the Georgia defense. For the first time all season, the fearsome Bulldogs gave up two touchdowns in a game Saturday. It didn't really matter as they romped to another victory — their first as the nation's new No. 1 team — ...

Rickie Fowler returns to big stage and takes lead in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rickie Fowler couldn't remember the last time he saw his name at the top of the leaderboard on the weekend of the PGA Tour. He didn't forget what he was supposed to do from there. Winless in 32 months, Fowler returned to the spotlight Saturday in the foothills above Las ...

A-Smith 3 TDs, Baylor beats future B12 foe, No. 19 BYU 38-24

WACO, Texas (AP) — Abram Smith and Dillon Doyle were quite a 1-2 running punch for Baylor, providing future Big 12 foe and 19th-ranked BYU a glimpse at what the Cougars could face in their new conference. Smith ran for 188 yards with three touchdowns, while linebacker and part-time fullback ...

Basilashvili, Norrie reach Indian Wells final without Top 25

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Nikoloz Basilashvili beat American Taylor Fritz 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Saturday to set up a final against Cameron Norrie at the BNP Paribas Open, which will crown its first men's winner ranked outside the Top 25 since 2010. Norrie of Britain beat Grigor Dimitrov of ...

Grand game: Boston’s 2 slams lead 9-5 ALCS win over Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers helped the Red Sox have a grand old time in Houston. Boston became the first team to slug two grand slams in a postseason game, with Martinez and Devers connecting in the first two innings of a 9-5 win over the Astros on Saturday that tied their ...

No. 5 Alabama rebounds from loss to rout Mississippi St 49-9

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Nick Saban and his Alabama Crimson Tide had a long week. Seven days filled with doubt, disgust and uncharacteristic angst. But a week after Alabama lost at Texas A&M, Bryce Young threw for 348 yards and four touchdowns and the No. 5 Crimson Tide rebounded to to ...

Riley’s game-winning single in 9th lifts Braves past Dodgers

ATLANTA (AP) — A couple of clutch swings from breakout slugger Austin Riley got the underdog Atlanta Braves off to a fast start in the NL Championship Series. Riley homered and drove in the winning run with a single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Atlanta a 3-2 victory over the Los ...

No. 4 Oklahoma beats TCU 52-31 in Williams’ starting debut

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Caleb Williams had a big starting debut for No. 4 Oklahoma, throwing for 295 yards and four touchdowns and running for another score in the Sooners' 52-31 victory over TCU on Saturday night. The freshman from Washington, D.C., unseated Spencer Rattler as the starter ...

No. 13 Ole Miss beats Tennessee 31-26; fans pelt field

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No. 13 Mississippi held off Tennessee 31-26 on Saturday night after Rebels coach Lane Kiffin avoided being by hit by golf balls as Volunteers fans pelted the field with objects in the chaotic final minutes. Ole Miss stopped Tennessee a yard shy of a first down on a ...