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  1. Iowa State stuns No. 3 Oklahoma 38-31

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — This Iowa State team is different. Kyle Kempt passed for 343 yards and three touchdowns, including a 25-yarder to Allen Lazard that put the Cyclones ahead with 2:19 left, and Joel Lanning made plays on offense and defense to lead Iowa State to a stunning 38-31 victory over No. 3 Oklahoma on Saturday. The loss snapped Oklahoma's nation-leading 14-game winning streak and the Sooners' 18-game run against the Cyclones that dated to 1990. It was just Iowa State's second v…
  2. Butcher steals spotlight from Hischier in 4-1 Devils win

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Hobey Baker Award winner Will Butcher set up three power-play goals to steal the spotlight from No. 1 overall draft pick Nico Hischier, and the new-look New Jersey Devils opened the season with a 4-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday. Adam Henrique, Jimmy Hayes, rookie Jesper Bratt and John Moore scored as the Devils started eight players who were not with the team last year, when they posted the worst record in the Eastern Conference. Kyle Palmieri added t…
  3. NASCAR moves Sunday's start because of Tropical Storm

    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Rain has wreaked havoc with NASCAR's opening race for the second round of the playoffs. All practice was canceled Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and the start of Sunday's race has already been moved up an hour to give NASCAR a bigger window to complete the 500-mile event. It's not the Chamber of Commerce weekend that Charlotte officials had hoped for when they rearranged the schedule. This event has traditionally been held on Saturday nights but was washed out l…
  4. Flag football league brings annual 'Gay Bowl' to Boston area

    BOSTON (AP) — The National Gay Flag Football League is bringing its championship tournament to the Boston area. More than 35 teams from across the country are scheduled to compete at a sports complex in nearby Lancaster through Sunday to decide the league's next national champion. It will be the 17th iteration of the annual event known as the Gay Bowl , which has been running since 2002 and was hosted last year in Washington, D.C. Organizers say the New England Patriots became the first N…
  5. Nadal chases 6th title of year, Halep secures top ranking

    Rafael Nadal will play for his sixth title of the year and Simona Halep will take over the top ranking by reaching the final in the China Open. Nada defeated Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 Saturday in the semifinals. Halep beat Jelena Ostapenko 6-2, 6-4 to become the first Romanian No. 1 when the rankings are released Monday. The French Open and U.S. Open champion is one of three men to win five titles this year, along with Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev. The Spaniard will…
  6. Mercedes' Hamilton secures pole position for Japanese GP

    SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Championship leader Lewis Hamilton secured pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix, leading a 1-2 finish for Mercedes drivers on Saturday. Hamilton posted a lap record time of 1 minute, 27.319 seconds to finish 0.332 ahead of Valtteri Bottas. Hamilton's title rival, Sebastian Vettel, was third but the Ferrari driver will move up to second after Bottas's penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change. Bottas drops to seventh. Hamilton struggled for pace in the previous r…
  7. US striving to avoid World Cup playoff vs Syria or Australia

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — American soccer players do not want fly over 8,000 miles to Malaysia next month for a playoff against Syria or make a 7,000-mile-plus journey for a match in Australia. After getting just one point in two September qualifiers, a loss to Panama on Friday night would have left the U.S. with one more chance to reach next year's World Cup: by winning a playoff against the fifth-place nation in Asia. And the Americans weren't even assured of that. "We still knew that e…
  8. American Morgan Hurd wins all-around title

    MONTREAL (AP) — American Morgan Hurd won the all-around title in the world gymnastics championships Friday night, spoiling Ellie Black's bid to become the first Canadian winner. The 16-year-old Hurd edged Black by 0.101 points, finishing with 55.232 points in her world championships debut. Russia's Eremina Elena was third at 54.799. "It's crazy that I was even competing here," said Hurd, from Middletown, Delaware. "To think that I won is just the most surreal feeling in the w…
  9. US back on track for World Cup, Pulisic leads rout of Panama

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Christian Pulisic burst up the field, scoring with a brilliant touch to complete an 11-second, breakneck, field-length attack just eight minutes in. Then his cross found Jozy Altidore's right foot like an arrow striking a bull's-eye , leading to a two-goal lead in the 19th minute. Exhale, U.S. fans. Altidore converted a penalty kick with a chip in the 43rd after Bobby Wood was fouled, Wood added a goal in the 63rd and the United States routed Panama 4…
  10. Neal lifts Golden Knights to win in Vegas franchise debut

    DALLAS (AP) — James Neal scored twice in the third period Friday night, rallying the Golden Knights to a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars in the debut of the first major pro sports franchise in Las Vegas. The expansion team was playing five days after the shooting that killed 58 people in Las Vegas, and the Dallas players honored the desert city by forming a line next to their Vegas counterparts before the national anthem. With the video board reading "Viva Las Vegas" above the players, t…
  11. Steven Stamkos has key assist, Lightning beat Panthers 5-3

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos is back. Stamkos set up the go-ahead goal in his return from a right knee injury and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Florida Panthers 5-3 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams. Stamkos missed the final 65 games last season with a torn meniscus in the knee, an injury that required surgery. He sent a pass from the left circle through the slot to Vladislav Namestnikov, who put Tampa Bay up 3-2 from near the post 59 seconds into the final period …
  12. Newcomer Panarin, rookies help Columbus rout Islanders 5-0

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Artemi Panarin didn't need to score a goal to have a big impact in his first game for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Acquired in an offseason trade with the Chicago Blackhawks and touted as the elite scorer Columbus needs, Panarin had three assists and passed sharply in the Blue Jackets' 5-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night in the season opener for both teams. "We're really excited with what he brings in the full package," Columbus coach John Tortorella …