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Big 12 This Week: No. 9 Iowa State biggest rivalry game yet

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Some things to watch in Week 2 of the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 9 Iowa State vs. No. 10 Iowa. The Cyclones' instate rivalry game has never been so big. Both teams are ranked in the Top 25 for the first time when meeting in the Cy-Hawk rivalry ...

LEADING OFF: Dodgers’ Urías seeks MLB-leading 17th win

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ COUNTING UP Dodgers lefty Julio Urías (16-3, 3.11 ERA) tries to add to his major league-leading win total when he pitches at St. Louis. The 25-year-old is 7-0 in his last 12 starts. In that span, he ...

NFL QB youth movement features 13 starters 25 or younger

By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer There's a quarterback youth movement that has hit the NFL. With five QBs drafted in the first round for the second time in the past four seasons, the NFL has a staggering number of young quarterbacks led by the three projected rookie starters: Trevor ...

College Football Picks: Big week for No. 12 Oregon, Pac-12

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer UCLA won't be around to bail out the Pac-12 this weekend. The Bruins' victory against LSU was the highlight of an otherwise unimpressive Week 1 for the West Coast's Power Five conference. The Pac-12 North was especially bad, going 1-5 with losses ...

Roethlisberger on T.J. Watt’s contract status: Pay the man

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steelers All-Pro linebacker T.J. Watt has an ally in his contract negotiations: Ben Roethlisberger. The veteran quarterback said Wednesday he believes Watt "should get whatever he wants" as he tries to lock down a new deal before Sunday's opener at Buffalo. Watt, a ...

Soccer leagues resist FIFA plan for World Cup every 2 years

ZURICH (AP) — The global group of national soccer leagues said Wednesday it will oppose FIFA's plans to play the men's World Cup every two years. "A biennial World Cup would negatively disrupt the football economy and undermine players' welfare in a calendar that is already overloaded," the ...

ACC wide open after league’s disappointing opening week

By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer The Atlantic Coast Conference crown seems up for grabs after the league's disappointing opening week performance. Its three preseason ranked teams all lost as the league went 7-7, a dent to a conference eager to show that it's more than just Clemson at the ...

Djokovic extends bid for The Grand Slam

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer NEW YORK (AP) — For 1 1/2 sets, including one particularly compelling and competitive 24-point game, Novak Djokovic's fourth-round opponent at the U.S. Open — Jenson Brooksby, the last American left in singles — gave him fits amid a raucous atmosphere ...

Jeter, Walker and Simmons to be inducted into HOF

By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Derek Jeter visited Cooperstown when he was a kid nearly four decades ago and says he doesn't remember much about the trip. He's returning this week and likely won't ever forget even one moment. After a delay of well over a year, the ...

With Kiffin back home, Ole Miss romps past Louisville 43-24

By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — From more than 300 miles away, Lane Kiffin liked what he saw. Matt Corral threw for 381 yards and accounted for two touchdowns, Snoop Conner ran for a pair of scores and Mississippi romped to a 43-24 victory over Louisville on Monday night ...