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PHOTO GALLERY: Daniels, defense lead West Virginia past Virginia Tech 33-10

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — JT Daniels threw for 203 yards and a touchdown to lead West Virginia to a 33-10 win over Virginia Tech on Thursday night. Freshman CJ Donaldson rushed for 106 yards and West Virginia (2-2) got a strong performance from its defense to win its second straight game after ...

Bengals look for 1st victory, while Jets come off stunning W

Cincinnati is looking to avoid its first 0-3 start since 2019 when it opened 0-11 before beating New York in Week 13. The Bengals got down by at least two touchdowns in both of their losses this season and fought their way back to the verge of winning. Dallas won last week's game on a 50-yard ...

Fan arrested for allegedly throwing bottle at Browns owner

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — A fan was arrested for allegedly throwing a plastic water bottle and hitting Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam during the closing moments of Sunday's 31-30 home loss to the New York Jets. Cleveland police said Tuesday that Jeffrey Miller, 51, of Rocky River, was arrested ...

Burrow, winless Bengals not panicking as they face 1-1 Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — There's no panic in Cincinnati. Well, at least in the Bengals' locker room. While social media is buzzing about the Bengals' 0-2 start, Joe Burrow has blocked it all out. Literally. The Bengals quarterback deleted Twitter and Instagram from his phone to ...

Cowboys and Giants renew NFC East rivalry on Monday night

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants are going to renew their NFC East rivalry on Monday night, —and this one might be an indication of whether the times are changing. The Cowboys, the defending division champions, have owned the Giants the last five years. ...

Milestone balls leave fans with a choice: Return it or sell?

If Aaron Judge passes Roger Maris, some lucky fan might become this generation's Sal Durante. As a 19-year-old in 1961, Durante caught Maris' record-breaking 61st home run. The story of what followed — Durante sold the ball for $5,000, and it was returned to Maris as part of the deal — ...

Undefeated Bills, Dolphins face off in AFC East showdown

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Two games into the season, the Super Bowl appears to be an attainable goal for the Buffalo Bills. The Bills returned mostly the same offense that fell just short against Kansas City in a divisional-round thriller last year and retooled their defensive front with ...

Jets rookie Garrett Wilson breaks out, wants to be ‘great’

Garrett Wilson has watched the replays of his two-touchdown breakout performance in the New York Jets' victory last Sunday at Cleveland. Good stuff, of course. But the rookie wide receiver has focused even more in the film room on the plays he didn't make. "You don't even want to watch the ...

Week 3 preview: SEC has four ranked teams squaring off

Georgia and Alabama have held down the top two spots in the AP Top 25 the past three weeks and are a good bet to stay there after this weekend's games. The rest of the Southeastern Conference — at least the top half — is proving to be pretty good, too, but that could change with four of ...

Boilermakers hoping to rebound against Florida Atlanttic

The Purdue Boilermakers' inability to close out games has proven costly them this season with two losses in the final minute. On Saturday, they'll try to turn that around at home against Florida Atlantic. Purdue is looking to rebound from a stunning loss, helped by five Boilermakers penalties ...

No. 25 Miami seeks bounceback win vs. Middle Tennessee State

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — No. 25 Miami plays host to Middle Tennessee State on Saturday. It's the first meeting between the schools since 1932. Miami is seeking to get back on track after last week's 17-9 loss at Texas A&M. Middle Tennessee State has nothing to lose. The Blue Raiders are ...

Louisville, USF seek rebounds in non-conference meeting

South Florida and Louisville will face each other this weekend, both looking to rebound from close losses. The Bulls led Florida 28-24 but allowed the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter. Louisville was up 31-28 on Florida State before yielding a touchdown with about 8 minutes left in the ...

No. 11 Vols try to snap skid in rivalry with No. 20 Florida

Tennessee is off to its first 3-0 start since 2016, and a win Saturday would give the Vols their first undefeated September since that year. This starts a stretch of three tough games for Tennessee starting with Florida, an open date and then LSU and Alabama. How the Vols perform will go a long ...

Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers meet for only 5th time as starters

Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers meet for only the fifth time as starting quarterbacks when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. It's the first matchup between the premier quarterbacks since the Bucs beat the Packers in the NFC championship game on the way to winning the ...

UCF aims to keep rolling against struggling Georgia Tech

UCF looks to improve to 3-1 when the Knights host Georgia Tech on Saturday. Quarterback John Rhys Plumlee earned American Athletic Conference offensive player of the week honors last week with a stellar performance in a 40-14 rout of Florida Atlantic. Georgia Tech is coming off a 42-0 loss to ...

For Panthers, the Paul Maurice era gets underway at camp

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers have been through exactly one day of practice. Preseason games start next week. The regular season starts next month and goes until mid-April. The grind is just beginning. Nonetheless, Paul Maurice is in playoff mode. The Maurice era started ...

Darrell Mudra, successful coach at all levels, dies at 93

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — College Football Hall of Fame coach Darrell Mudra, who won better than 70% of his games and two national championships in a career spanning the 1950s through the 1980s, has died. The National Football Foundation announced Mudra died Wednesday. He was 93. Mudra's ...

Undefeated Bills, Dolphins face off in AFC East showdown

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Two games into the season, the Super Bowl appears to be an attainable goal for the Buffalo Bills. The Bills returned mostly the same offense that fell just short against Kansas City in a divisional-round thriller last year and retooled their defensive front with ...

Chargers’ Herbert hopes to give it a go vs. Jags, Lawrence

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There's plenty to like about a matchup between quarterbacks Trevor Lawrence and Justin Herbert. Not only are they at the top of the list for the league's best hair, but both are the leaders of their respective franchises. The biggest question, though, going into Sunday's ...

Rodgers admires Brady, doesn’t expect to play until he’s 45

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — While Aaron Rodgers has a deep appreciation for what Tom Brady has accomplished during an unparalleled NFL career, he doesn't see himself following the seven-time Super Bowl champion's lead of playing well into his 40s. "I'll be doing something else. I have a lot of other ...