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Greg Lee, UCLA guard under coach John Wooden, dies at 70

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Greg Lee, who helped UCLA to consecutive national championships in 1972 and '73 as a starting guard under coach John Wooden, has died. He was 70. Lee died at a San Diego hospital on Wednesday from an infection related to an immune disorder, the university said Thursday ...

A look at Day 1 at the Presidents Cup

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A brief look at the opening session of the Presidents Cup. The Americans have a 4-1 lead. They were led by Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele. Their 6-and-5 win was the shortest foursomes match in the Presidents Cup since 2011. They are 5-0 in foursomes in Presidents ...

LSU favored big in nonconference tilt with New Mexico

LSU hosts New Mexico looking for a win ahead of the meat of its SEC schedule. The Lobos are eying a signature victory under third-year coach Danny Gonzales. He's 7-15 in his first two-plus seasons with the Lobos but off to a promising 2-1 start this season. LSU beat Mississippi State 31-16 last ...

Bradish brilliant as Orioles top Verlander, Astros 2-0

BALTIMORE (AP) — Kyle Bradish upstaged Justin Verlander and Trey Mancini. Not a bad night's work for the Baltimore rookie. Bradish came within one out of his first career shutout, outpitching Verlander in a stellar performance to lift the Orioles over the Houston Astros 2-0 on ...

Wesneski has immaculate inning, pitches Cubs over Bucs 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rookie Hayden Wesneski had an immaculate inning in his second major league start to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 3-2 victory over the skidding Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night. Wesneski (2-1) gave up two runs and five hits in 6 1/3 innings while striking out six and ...

US women use stellar defense to rout Puerto Rico 106-42

SYDNEY (AP) — The United States is quickly identifying itself as stellar defensive squad by using its athleticism to make it difficult for opponents to score. Shakira Austin scored 19 points, Kahleah Copper added 16 and the U.S. played suffocating defense to rout Puerto Rico 106-42 on Friday ...

Suárez, Eflin, Alvarado help Phillies shut out Braves

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ranger Suárez pitched six sparkling innings, and the Philadelphia Phillies continued their push toward the club's first playoff berth in a decade with a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night. Matt Vierling knocked in the only run in the game with a ...

Bieber wins again as Guardians beat White Sox 4-2 for sweep

CHICAGO (AP) — Shane Bieber pitched two-run ball into the eighth inning, and the Cleveland Guardians beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Thursday night for a three-game series sweep. Cleveland opened a seven-game lead over Chicago in the AL Central with its 15th win in 18 games. The Guardians ...

Kolten Wong homers 3 times as Brewers beat Reds 5-1

CINCINNATI (AP) — Kolten Wong hit a career-high three homers and drove in five runs, helping Brandon Woodruff and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-1 on Thursday night. Wong hit a two-run drive in the second inning against Hunter Greene. He hit another two-run shot in the ...

Catcher Stephen Vogt retiring after 10 big league seasons

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Veteran Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt will retire after 10 major league seasons and a long, patient road to break into the big leagues at age 27. Not to mention a nearly 15-month wait to finally get his first hit. Vogt endured an 0-for-32 hitless streak to ...

Illinois routs Chattanooga 31-0 for best start since 2015

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Chase Brown became the first Illinois running back to rush for 100-plus yards in five straight games, Tommy DeVito passed for 329 yards and three touchdowns and the Fighting Illini blanked Chattanooga 31-0 on Thursday night. Illinois improved to 3-1 and is off to its ...

Brissett, Browns rebound from collapse, beat Steelers 29-17

CLEVELAND (AP) — An unimaginable collapse still fresh in their minds, the Browns managed to avoid a second one in four days. Jacoby Brissett threw two touchdown passes, Nick Chubb ran for a score and Cleveland bounced back from its epic meltdown by finishing off the rival Pittsburgh Steelers ...

Dodgers overcome Gallen’s 13 Ks, rally to beat D-backs 3-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Muncy hit a tying infield single in the ninth inning and pinch-hitter Mookie Betts singled home the winning run, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers edge the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Thursday night for their major league-leading 45th comeback victory of the season. The ...

Apple Music becomes new sponsor of Super Bowl halftime show

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Music will be the new sponsor of the Super Bowl halftime show, the NFL announced early Friday morning. The multi-year sponsorship will begin with this season's Super Bowl on Feb. 12 in Glendale, Arizona. Apple Music replaces Pepsi, which sponsored the show for the past ...

No. 17 Baylor opens Big 12 title defense on road vs Cyclones

No. 17 Baylor opens defense of its Big 12 championship with a road game against unbeaten Iowa State. The last three meetings were decided by a total of 11 points. The Bears' most recent win in Ames was in 2016. Iowa State was picked sixth in the Big 12 preseason poll but the Cyclones believe ...

Northwestern hosting Redhawks after loss to FCS S. Illinois

Northwestern remains in bounce-back mode with two straight losses heading into the game against Miami (Ohio). The Wildcats dropped a stunner to an FCS program last week when Southern Illinois beat them 31-24. They are also staring at a tough one-two punch to open Big Ten play. They visit No. 14 ...

Indiana hopes to snap Bearcats’ 28-game home winning streak

The Cincinnati Bearcats have not lost at home for nearly five full seasons. On Saturday, they will host the unbeaten Indiana Hoosiers, who will try to snap the nation's second-longest active home winning streak at 28. New Hoosiers quarterback Connor Bazelak has Indiana to three straight ...

Surging No. 3 Buckeyes open Big Ten slate against Wisconsin

No. 3 Ohio State and Wisconsin kick off the Big Ten schedule on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. The Badgers are 2-1 after being upset in Week 2 by Washington State. The Buckeyes haven't been in a close game since beating then-No. 5 Notre Dame in their opener. C.J. Stroud and the Ohio State offense is ...

No. 22 Texas opens Big 12 at Texas Tech, stays vague on QBs

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Steve Sarkisian isn't offering any clarity on the injury-clouded situation at quarterback for the 22nd-ranked Longhorns for his first, and possibly only, trip to Texas Tech. The top two options for the Big 12 opener Saturday are quite familiar to Texas ...

Michigan State hosts Minnesota in Big Ten opener

Michigan State hosts Minnesota in the Big Ten opener for both schools and a likely spot in the AP Top 25 at stake. The Spartans, who have won eight straight home games, are coming off a 39-28 loss at Washington. The Gophers are off to their best start since 2019 following a 49-7 win over ...