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Virginia-Pittsburgh opener highlights Week 1 in ACC

By The Associated Press Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 1: GAME OF THE WEEK Virginia at Pittsburgh. So much for tiptoeing into the season: The Coastal Division favorite Cavaliers open against a Pitt team that won it last year before being blown out in the title game ...

European soccer weekend: Liverpool bids to keep 100% start

By The Associated Press What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend: ITALY It's only the second round of Serie A and already there are two high-profile matches. Eight-time defending champion Juventus hosts perennial runner-up Napoli and Roma and Lazio meet in the Rome ...

FANTASY PLAYS: Winston, Darnold could be sleepers in drafts

By Joe Gallina RotoExperts Quarterbacks Sleepers Jameis Winston, Buccaneers Per consensus ADP Winston is QB15, but there’s reason for optimism. New Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians has helped develop QBs such as Peyton Manning. Winston has excellent options in WRs Mike Evans, Chris ...

No. 8 Florida, Miami embrace spotlight as they start season

By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida and Miami have the college football stage to themselves for 3 ½ hours Saturday, a new chapter in their once-heated and storied rivalry. The eighth-ranked Gators and the rebuilding Hurricanes will usher in the 2019 season inside a ...

Unbeaten Japan takes on Curacao in Little League semifinal

By TYLER KING Associated Press SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Japan is just one win away from its eighth Little League World Series championship game appearance this decade. The Chofu City Little League team is continuing what has been a dominant run in South Williamsport for a country with ...

Raiders edge Packers on 80-yard field in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Daniel Carlson kicked a 33-yard field goal with 8 seconds remaining, and the Oakland Raiders earned a bizarre 22-21 preseason victory over the Green Bay Packers on a field shortened to 80 yards for player safety. End zones were marked by bright orange pylons at the ...

Alabama QB Tagovailoa absorbs lessons from title game

By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa has been studying men from the Bible, incluiding Joseph, Moses and David. The Alabama quarterback believes he can draw from their successes and failures and the fact that they each had some of both. Tagovailoa can relate ...

Ex-NFL lineman Bennett, wife found dead; son sought

LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in Minnesota are investigating the deaths of a former NFL lineman and his wife and say the couple's son is a suspect. The bodies of 63-year-old Barry Bennett and his wife, Carol, were found Wednesday after a friend went to their home in Long Prairie for ...

Baseball fan born in 1908 celebrates her 111th birthday

SUNAPEE, N.H. (AP) — A woman has celebrated her 111th birthday in New Hampshire with a bunch of cupcakes and a tribute from singers. Hazel Nilson was born Aug. 21, 1908, in Chicago. A lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, she likes to say she was born the last time the team won the World Series before ...

Ex-pitcher says he’s interested in running for House seat

PHOENIX (AP) — If former major league pitcher Curt Schilling runs for Congress in Arizona, he said it might be for Democratic U.S. Rep. Tom O'Halleran's seat. Schilling announced last week that he's thinking about a bid for a U.S. House seat, and he has reached out to the Arizona Republican ...