ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Deandre Baker proclaimed himself to be the best cornerback in the NFL draft after using Georgia's pro day to improve his time in the 40-yard dash.
Guy, No. 4 Virginia stay perfect with 63-43 win over Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Kyle Guy is happy for any win. He savors it just a bit more, though, when it comes on the road.
Guy and undefeated No. 4 Virginia have had plenty to celebrate on that front lately.
Guy had 13 points, De'Andre Hunter scored 12 and the Cavaliers improved to 15-0 with a 63-43 victory at Clemson on Saturday. It was also Virginia's 12th straight ACC road win, the fourth best such run in league history.
Indiana’s Gutman, Stanford’s Macario are Hermann winners
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Indiana senior defender Andrew Gutman and Stanford sophomore forward Catarina Macario are the Hermann Trophy as the top college soccer players.
Presented Friday by the Missouri Athletic Club, the Hermann Trophy honors the United Soccer Coaches National Players of the Year in NCAA Division I.
Howell, Echols lead AP all-state prep football team for NC
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Quarterback Sam Howell of Indian Trail Sun Valley and Charlotte Vance linebacker Power Echols are The Associated Press offensive and defensive prep football players of the year in North Carolina for the 2018 season.
East Forsyth's Todd Willert is AP coach of the year after an unbeaten run to the Class 4-A state championship.
Hopkins’ big season helps Texans to playoffs
HOUSTON (AP) — DeAndre Hopkins had the best season of his career, carrying Houston's receivers in a year the group was decimated by injuries.
Now the self-described best receiver in the NFL will need another big performance for the Texans to get a win over the Colts in the wild-card game on Saturday.
"I feel like I'm a leader of this team, not just this offense," Hopkins said. "I was named captain, so for me to go out and play my best game is important, not just for me but for this team."
Georgia done in by unusual rash of miscues in Sugar Bowl
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fumbles and other failings put favored Georgia in a big hole in the Sugar Bowl.
A fumble by running back D'Andre Swift deep in Bulldogs territory and a botched punt attempt on a low snap led to 10 first-half points for a feisty Texas squad looking to make a statement that it was on its way back to elite status. Missed tackles helped the Longhorns sustain two other scoring drives, and that wasn't all that went wrong for No. 6 Georgia in a 28-21 loss on Tuesday night.
No. 6 Georgia, No. 14 Texas clash in Sugar Bowl showdown
Sugar Bowl: No. 6 Georgia (11-2, No. 5 College Football Playoff) vs. No. 14 Texas (9-4, No. 15 CFP) at New Orleans, Tuesday, 8:45 p.m. EST (ESPN)
Texans look for 10th straight win as they host Colts
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans are in a much different place now than the first time they faced the Indianapolis Colts this season when they were 0-3 and desperate for a win.
Ka'imi Fairbairn made a field goal as time expired in overtime to lead the Texans to a 37-34 victory in that game and they haven't lost since, reeling off a franchise-record nine straight wins entering Sunday's rematch.
Syracuse place-kicker Andre Szmyt wins Vlade Award
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse place-kicker Andre Szmyt has won the Vlade Award, given annually to college football's most accurate kicker.
Szmyt, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound redshirt freshman, leads the FBS in field goals made (28), field goals attempted (32), field goals per game (2.33), and points per game (11.8) and ranks second in the nation in scoring with a school-record 141 points.
No. 19 Syracuse gets major kick out of Andre Szmyt
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Four years ago, Syracuse place-kicker Andre Szmyt was playing soccer at his high school in the northern Chicago suburbs, not even on the radar of the school's football coach. Now, he's a star for the 19th-ranked Orange.
No. 5 Georgia big favorite in first game against UMass
UMass (4-7) at No. 5 Georgia (9-1, No. 5 CFP), 4 p.m. EST (SEC Network)
No. 5 Georgia carries on its tradition as Running Back U
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — When Elijah Holyfield was pondering where he wanted to go to college, he certainly took an interest in history.
Specifically, Georgia's long lineage of great running backs.
"It was a very big deal to me. I've watched Georgia football for a long time and I've really loved all the Georgia backs," said Holyfield, son of former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield . "It had a lot to do with my decision."
No. 5 Georgia has SEC East locked up but eyes CFP vs Auburn
Auburn (6-3, 3-3 SEC, No. 24 CFP) at No. 5 Georgia (8-1, 6-1, No. 5 CFP), 7 p.m. EST (ESPN)
No. 6 Georgia tops No. 11 Kentucky 34-17 to clinch SEC East
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Georgia believed it had a point to prove.
Bulldogs running backs D'Andre Swift and Elijah Holyfield spent all week hearing about the rushing prowess of Kentucky's Benny Snell Jr. Georgia's defensive players kept fielding questions about their inability to stop the run or rush the passer consistently.
European soccer weekend: What to watch in the main leagues
What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend:
Real Madrid and Barcelona hope the international break will help them turn things around in Spain.
Barcelona hasn't won in four straight league games, while Madrid is winless in four matches in all competitions.
Second-place Barcelona hosts leader Sevilla on Saturday, with Sergi Roberto and Luis Suarez likely to be available after recovering from injuries.
Wednesday’s Sports in Brief
HOUSTON (AP) — Left fielder Andrew Benintendi made a diving catch with the bases loaded for the final out, and the Boston Red Sox held off the Houston Astros 8-6 on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the AL Championship Series.
Boosted by a questionable fan interference call early in a back-and-forth game and a go-ahead homer from Jackie Bradley Jr., the Red Sox moved within one victory of their first World Series trip since winning the 2013 title.
Houston’s Hal returns to practice after fight with cancer
HOUSTON (AP) — Safety Andre Hal, who is in remission after being diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, resumed practicing with the Houston Texans on Wednesday, giving the team 21 days to take him off the non-football illness list and add him to the active roster.
Hal was diagnosed with the disease in May and immediately began treatment. He received the news of his remission on Sept. 18.
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Brazil club accused of propaganda for far-right candidate
SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian soccer club is being taken to court for allegedly endorsing a far-right presidential candidate before a national championship match.
Prosecutor Felipe Bevilacqua said on Tuesday he will charge Atletico Paranaense for having its playes wear a shirt that read "Let's go all together for our love for Brazil."
That is one of the slogans of Jair Bolsonaro, the front-runner in the Oct. 28 election.
Jets’ Darnold drawing some early comparisons to Colts’ Luck
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold remembers sitting at home in Southern California watching Andrew Luck sling the football all over the fields of the Pac-12 for Stanford.
The young quarterback was a freshman in high school in 2012, when Luck became the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft and the future of the franchise for the Indianapolis Colts.
More than six years later, Darnold is in the same spot with the New York Jets. And, now he'll get a chance to face Luck on the same field Sunday.
Portugal adds to Italy’s struggles with Nations League win
MADRID (AP) — As Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed his time off at the French Riviera, his Portugal teammates were busy handing Italy another disappointing result in the UEFA Nations League.
Portugal did not need Ronaldo — who skipped international duty to recharge after a busy summer — to beat Italy 1-0 in Europe's newest soccer competition.
AP Top 25 Takeaways: Already looking ahead to Georgia-’Bama
Two weeks into the season and it is already tempting to ponder another Georgia-Alabama game in Atlanta with big stakes.
The loudest statements are made on the road and No. 3 Georgia made quite a racket on Saturday. The Bulldogs coasted past No. 24 South Carolina in a game that was supposed to represent the toughest test among East Division competition for the Bulldogs.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Two former Rutgers University football players each have been sentenced to a dozen years in prison for home invasion robberies targeting other students for drugs and cash.
Tejay Johnson, 26, of Egg Harbor Township, made a nearly seven-minute apology in court Friday, saying he had made "a complete fool" of himself and damaged his family name, NJ.com reported.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Singing and dancing fans arrived in droves from South America after three decades of waiting to see the red and white of Peru play again in soccer's biggest tournament.
What Peru delivered for the tens of thousands who followed every move of the team in Russia was optimism they won't have to wait another 36 years to see Peruvians play in the World Cup.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal is going to the World Cup in Russia next month with Cristiano Ronaldo and 12 other players who led the nation to the European Championship title two years ago.
Coach Fernando Santos announced a 23-man squad on Thursday, including nine players who started the final against France at Euro 2016.
The only two starters from the final who will not make it are Nani and Renato Sanches.
Andre Patterson never has to question the Vikings faith in him as defensive line coach.
Renovations proposed for Chavis Recreational Facility in Hemingway
KINGSTREE, S.C. – Proposed renovations to the Chavis Recreational Facility in Hemingway include a splash pad, a multipurpose football and soccer field and walking trail.
Michigan long has been a top choice for Fort Washington (Md.) National Christian Academy junior offensive tackle William Harrod. A March visit to Ann Arbor only served to further his feelings about the Wolverines.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Portuguese midfielder Andre Horta is joining Los Angeles Football Club as the MLS expansion team's third designated player.
LAFC announced the deal Tuesday.
The 21-year-old Horta has spent the past season on loan to SC Braga from Benfica, the defending champions of Portugal's Primeira Liga. He scored one goal for Benfica last season and had one goal in 22 appearances for Braga this season.
Finally nearing full health, LSU’s Andre Anthony well past what he thought ‘could be the end’
The screw is about 3 inches in length.
It sits in a cup at Andre Anthony’s home, a reminder of a painful season gone down the drain.
Andre Cunningham recalls glory days at Matewan High, Marshall University
WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — When sports fans think about one of the best basketball players from the past to ever come out of the region in the mid-1980s, the name of Andre Cunningham is sure to come into the conversation.
Andre Cunningham recalls glory days at Matewan High, Marshall University
WILLIAMSON, W.Va. - When sports fans think about one of the best basketball players from the past to ever come out of the region in the mid-1980s, the name of Andre Cunningham is sure to come into the conversation.
Baseball tourney with HBCUs ‘foot in the door’ for players
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hall of Famer Andre Dawson sees elements of his own story in the black college players converging in New Orleans this week for a tournament sponsored, promoted and broadcast nationally by Major League Baseball.
The early signing period took some of the drama out of yesterday's national signing day but Nebraska coach Scott Frost put the finishing touches on an initial recruiting class that many have ranked in the top 25.
Two former Catholic League football standouts — D’Andre Swift from St. Joseph’s Prep and Mark Webb from Archbishop Wood — will play in the game for the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. on ESPN.
The Atlanta Journal and Constitution revealed its annual All-State football teams on Thursday and Ridgeland's Markeith Montgomery was named to the first team for Class AAAA as a defensive back for the second straight season.
Neymar, Mbappe score as leader PSG wins 4-1 at Rennes
PARIS (AP) — The world's two most expensive soccer stars both scored as Paris Saint-Germain restored its nine-point lead in the French league with a 4-1 win at Rennes on Saturday.
Brazil forward Neymar scored twice and turned provider for Kylian Mbappe and striker Edinson Cavani, while Mbappe set up both of Neymar's goals.
Neymar put PSG ahead in the fourth minute, turning in Mbappe's cross from the right. Roles were reversed when teenage star Mbappe then netted from Neymar's cross in the 17th.
Miles Williams, Wyoming cornerback commit and early enrollee, stands out on and off field
Miles Williams was a late bloomer physically.
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Army and Navy meet Saturday in a college football tradition that dates back 118 years. The game’s appeal has more to do with that rich history – and the importance and reverence many sports fans hold for the country’s military – than its football significance.
Summerville, Fort Dorchester among five Lowcountry teams hoping to advance in football playoffs
The number of Lowcountry teams remaining in the South Carolina High School League playoffs has dwindled to five as the state playoff have reached the third-round this week.
Second-string quarterback Andre Banks connected with 6-5 receiver Shaq Davis on two touchdown passes to help Summerville earn a 17-10 win over Sumter in the second round of the Class AAAAA football playoffs.
A roller coaster of a season ended in heartbreak for the Ringgold Tigers on Don Patterson Field Friday night as they missed out on a trip to the Class AAA state playoffs with a 29-28 loss to state-ranked Bremen.
It came down to big plays. It came down to well-timed daggers. It came down to a favorite not allowing the undeterred underdog to ever feel it was as close to the upset as the scoreboard might have indicated it was.
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Twenty-four hours before his Virginia football team will kick off against Boston College, senior wide receiver Andre Levrone took to Twitter to ask Cavaliers fans a question.
“Can we ‘Rock Scott’ tomorrow?” Levrone Tweeted. “That would be a beautiful sight.”
It came down to big plays. It came down to well-timed daggers. It came down to a favorite not allowing the undeterred underdog to ever feel it was as close to the upset as the scoreboard might have indicated it was. Quarterback Leo O’Boyle threw three touchdown passes, a pair to tight end Cree...
The Northern Arizona women's soccer team nearly pushed for 90-plus minutes on Sunday afternoon before sophomore Kambree Meskill scored an unlikely goal, the first of her career, against North Dakota in the 68th minute to lift the Lumberjacks to a 1-0 victory, their eight win of the season and third in the Big Sky.
St. Luke’s football can’t get going in 46-0 loss to Capital Prep Harbor
NEW CANAAN — It’s not often that a coach gets a Gatorade bath from his team in just the second week of the season.
But that was the case Saturday as Capital Prep Harbor blanked St. Luke’s 46-0 to give first-year coach Khamarr Smith career win No. 1.
FOOTBALL: Ringgold rallies to outscore Adairsville
A three-game losing streak to the Adairsville Tigers was snapped on Friday night as the Ringgold Tigers rallied from an early 21-0 deficit to win a 47-42 shootout on Don Patterson Field.
Cards’ Arians preparing for emotional return to Indy
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In early 2012, Bruce Arians was out of a job and thought he was out of football.
One phone call got him back in the game.
Chuck Pagano, the newly hired Indianapolis Colts coach, asked his old friend if he would come back to Indy and help rebuild the franchise around a new, young quarterback. Arians never imagined it would be like this.