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Brkic’s last-second FG lifts No. 4 Oklahoma past W. Virginia

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Another day, another ugly win for Oklahoma. Gabe Brkic's 30-yard field goal as time expired gave the fourth-ranked Sooners a 16-13 win over West Virginia on Saturday night. Oklahoma started its final possession at its 8-yard line with 3:39 remaining. Quarterback Spencer ...

Stanton’s slam lifts Yanks to 5-3 win, WC tie with Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) — The Yankees figure to be in a fight the remainder of the season to secure a playoff berth. Through the first two games of a crucial series at Fenway Park, they certainly look like a team up for the challenge. Giancarlo Stanton hit a go-ahead grand slam over the Green Monster ...

Volkanovski, Shevchenko defend at UFC 266; Lawler stops Diaz

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alexander Volkanovski defended his featherweight title with a bloody, tumultuous unanimous decision over Brian Ortega, and Valentina Shevchenko defended her flyweight belt with a fourth-round stoppage of Lauren Murphy at UFC 266 on Saturday night. Nick Diaz also lost his ...

Overmatched Euros ‘need a couple miracles’ to keep Ryder Cup

He can't clone Jon Rahm. He can't make any last-minute substitutions. He can't sneak up and cut the laces on the Americans' golf shoes or super-glue the head covers to their drivers. All European captain Padraig Harrington can do at this point is post the lineup card, recite a few lines from ...

New champ Usyk heads for simple life, Joshua eyes rematch

LONDON (AP) — Anthony Joshua was walking back to his dressing room, dazed, bedraggled — he could barely see out of his right eye — with sympathetic shouts coming from the crowd of 66,000 who'd just seen British boxing's national treasure lose his world heavyweight titles again. Joshua ...

Brewers announcer Bob Uecker honored for 50 years behind mic

MILWAUKEE (AP) — As expected, the ceremony honoring popular Brewers announcer Bob Uecker's half-century at the microphone involved remembrances, appreciation — and a heavy dose of humorous stories. At least the ones Uecker said he could share with an audience of family, friends, former ...

College Football Picks: Neutral sites for 2 ranked matchups

Last week, college football gave fans one of its tastiest, and unfortunately rare, treats when Auburn visited Penn State. Good teams. Great setting. Entertaining game. What college football is all about. This week, not so much. The weekend's two matchups of ranked teams — No. 12 Notre Dame ...

Rookie NFL quarterbacks struggling through 1st 2 weeks

The rookie class of quarterbacks that entered the season full of fanfare is finding the adjustment to the NFL is not very easy. Top two picks Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson lead the league with five interceptions after opening the season with back-to-back losses, Trey Lance has barely seen ...

Panthers, off to 2-0 start, visit Texans in prime time

In an effort to get every team a Thursday game, NFL schedule makers often take some of the likely tail-enders and stick them in early season games. Sort of a "let's get them out of the way before they've lost a lot" philosophy. It's unlikely those folks expected an undefeated Carolina ...

Fangio: Meyer says ‘every week it’s like playing Alabama’

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Vic Fangio says Urban Meyer told him coaching in the NFL is "like playing Alabama" every week. Denver's coach relayed his conversation from last weekend with the embattled Jacksonville Jaguars coach to illustrate a point about parity in the NFL. Asked on Wednesday ...