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AP Top 25 Heat Check: Wrapping up 2018 with eye toward 2019

Clemson beat Alabama for the national championship, but can the Tigers keep the Crimson Tide from reaching another less significant milestone? Alabama has been preseason No. 1 in the AP poll the last three seasons, matching a record held by Oklahoma, which started No. 1 each season from 1985-87. Another preseason No. 1 in 2019 … Continue reading AP Top 25 Heat Check: Wrapping up 2018 with eye toward 2019

AP Coach of the Year: Notre Dame’s Kelly wins for 2nd time

Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly is The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year and the third coach to win the award twice since it was established in 1998. Kelly received 16 of 58 first-place votes from AP college football poll voters and 81 total points. Alabama‘s Nick Saban was second with 16 first-place votes and … Continue reading AP Coach of the Year: Notre Dame’s Kelly wins for 2nd time

AP Top 25: Oklahoma No. 4 behind Alabama, Clemson, Irish

The Associated Press poll voters have put Oklahoma at No. 4 in the final regular-season Top 25, behind No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Notre Dame. Georgia dropped from fourth to sixth, behind No. 5 Ohio State, after the Bulldogs lost the Southeastern Conference championship game to the Crimson Tide. The Sooners … Continue reading AP Top 25: Oklahoma No. 4 behind Alabama, Clemson, Irish

NEW YORK | Notre Dame’s McGraw: Irish want ‘to prove something again’

NEW YORK — It’s been a busy few months for Muffet McGraw and her Notre Dame Fighting Irish after they won the national championship in April on a last-second shot by Arike Ogunbowale. There were award ceremonies, a trip to the ESPYs and Ogunbowale’s appearance on “Dancing with the Stars.” Now with the season beginning … Continue reading NEW YORK | Notre Dame’s McGraw: Irish want ‘to prove something again’

REGINA, Saskatchewan | Canadian star Brooke Henderson wins CP Women’s Open

REGINA, Saskatchewan— Brooke Henderson became the first Canadian to win the country’s national championship in 45 years, closing with a 7-under 65 for a four-stroke victory Sunday in the CP Women’s Open at chilly Wascana Country Club. The 20-year-old Henderson, from Smiths Falls, Ontario, finished at 21-under 267, capping the emotional victory with a short … Continue reading REGINA, Saskatchewan | Canadian star Brooke Henderson wins CP Women’s Open

BOSTON | Biles dresses “for the survivors” while winning 5th US title

BOSTON — The color choice wasn’t a coincidence. It was a statement. One Simone Biles felt compelled to make even as the organization she competes for struggles to find a compassionate and compelling message to sexual abuse survivors. The Olympic champion designed the leotard she wore while winning her fifth US women’s gymnastics title Sunday, … Continue reading BOSTON | Biles dresses “for the survivors” while winning 5th US title

OMAHA, Neb. | Oregon State beats Razorbacks 5-0 for national championship

OMAHA, Neb. — Freshman Kevin Abel threw a two-hitter for his record fourth win in the College World Series, and Oregon State beat Arkansas 5-0 on Thursday night for the national championship. Abel was nothing short of spectacular against an Arkansas team still reeling from the foul ball fiasco in the ninth inning Wednesday night … Continue reading OMAHA, Neb. | Oregon State beats Razorbacks 5-0 for national championship

OMAHA, Neb | Oregon State out to finish redemption tour against Arkansas

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State has won 109 of 127 baseball games over two seasons with mostly the same cast of players. They see winning a national championship as the only way to validate their body of work. “Ultimately,” Beavers coach Pat Casey said Sunday, “nobody cares how many games you win unless you … Continue reading OMAHA, Neb | Oregon State out to finish redemption tour against Arkansas