Dempsey lifts Seattle past Colorado, 1-0

SEATTLE (AP) Clint Dempsey scored off a corner kick in the 52nd minute and the Seattle Sounders beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 on Saturday to extend their overall MLS lead. Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei had his league-leading eighth shutout. The Sounders (15-7-3) boosted their points total to 48, assuring that they'll retain the Western Conference and Supporters Shield leads...
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QB Murphy carries BC past UMass, 30-7

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Tyler Murphy ran for 118 yards and a touchdown, carrying Boston College to a 30-7 victory over in-state rival Massachusetts on Saturday in the season opener for both schools. Murphy, a graduate transfer who played nine games for Florida last season before missing the final three with a sprained throwing shoulder, also completed 17 of 24 passes for 173 yards...
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Royals send Colon to Double-A to make room for Nix

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Royals have optioned rookie infielder Christian Colon to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, opening a roster spot for infielder Jayson Nix. The moves were made before Saturday's game against Cleveland. Colon batted .302 in 19 games with the Royals. Nix was claimed off waivers Thursday from Pittsburgh and arrived in time for Saturday's game...
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Patriots cut WR-KR Boyce, LS Aiken

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Second-year wide receiver Josh Boyce, who entered training camp favored to be New England's No. 1 kick returner, and long snapper Danny Aiken were among those cut as the Patriots got to the 53-player limit. Boyce, who played in nine games, caught nine passes and returned nine kicks before getting hurt last season. He caught four passes for 57 yards and...
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Lightning delays start of second half

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) Lightning has delayed the second-half kickoff for the Montana-Wyoming football game. Montana leads at the half, 6-3.
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Gators suspend 3 players for season opener against Idaho

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida has suspended receiver Demarcus Robinson and defensive tackles Jay-nard Bostwick and Darious Cummings for Saturday's season opener against Idaho. Coach Will Muschamp says Robinson was suspended "due to a university sanction that is now resolved." Robinson was suspended the final two games of last season, so sitting out against the Vandals...
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Jets release Patterson, cutting ties with suspended CB

  Dimitri Patterson went from likely starting cornerback for the New York Jets to being out of a job - all in the span of one bizarre week. The Jets released Patterson on Saturday, capping a strange stretch that included an unexcused absence, accusations from both the cornerback and the team, and a suspension. The move came as the Jets got down to the mandatory 53-player roster...
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US dominates Finland 114-55 in basketball worlds

BILBAO, Spain (AP) The U.S. held Finland without a basket in the second quarter, opening defense of its title with a 114-55 romp Saturday in the Basketball World Cup. Silencing the Finns in the second quarter on the scoreboard and in the stands, where their rabid fans filled an entire side of the arena, the Americans allowed just a pair of free throws in the period, outscoring their...
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Balotelli left out of Conte's 1st Italy squad

MILAN (AP) New Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been left out of Antonio Conte's first Italy squad. Balotelli, who joined Liverpool from AC Milan for 16 million pounds ($26.5 million) last week, has not been included in the 27-man squad for Thursday's friendly against the Netherlands and Italy's first qualifying match for the 2016 European Championship, against...
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Florida suspends 3 players for season opener

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida has suspended receiver Demarcus Robinson and defensive tackles Jay-nard Bostwick and Darious Cummings for Saturday's season opener against Idaho. Coach Will Muschamp says Robinson was suspended ''due to a university sanction that is now resolved.'' Robinson was suspended the final two games of last season, so sitting out against...
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Enhance stadium experience NFL goal

NEW YORK (AP) While 31 teams try to derail the Seahawks' attempt to repeat, there are plenty of other challenges facing players, coaches and owners heading into opening week of the NFL. Many are along the sidelines and in the stands. The NFL and its partners have been ahead of the curve in technology on television, but coaches were stuck using antiquated photo prints and cardboard...
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Serie A title hopefuls Roma pass early-season test, defeat Fiorentina

Roma came through an early test of their Scudetto credentials on the opening day of the 2014-15 Serie A season to beat Fiorentina 2-0 at the Stadio Olimpico. Radja Nainggolan and ex-Arsenal man Gervinho scored either side of half time to get Rudi Garcia's side off the mark with three points at the first time of asking. Last year's runners-up handed competitive debuts to new...
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Browns make cuts, Grossman kept as third QB

CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns released veteran wide receiver Nate Burleson and running backs Dion Lewis and Chris Ogbonnaya to get to the 53-player roster limit. Rex Grossman will begin the season as Cleveland's third quarterback behind starter Brian Hoyer and backup Johnny Manziel. Grossman recently signed with the Browns, who are hoping he can help Hoyer and Manziel with the team...
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Mistakes doom Navy to 34-17 loss to No. 5 Ohio St

BALTIMORE (AP) Navy was enjoying great success running the ball and its defense was pushing aside the massive but inexperienced Ohio State linemen. Many of the red-clad fans in the stadium were starting to fidget, because it appeared as if a huge upset might be in the making. The Midshipmen could not sustain the momentum. Fifth-ranked Ohio State took advantage of two mistakes and...
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Guimaraes wins to take overnight lead in Portugal

LISBON, Portugal (AP) Guimaraes beat Belenenses 3-0 to win its third straight game to start the season and take the overnight lead of the Portuguese league on Saturday. Braga was in second place after holding on to a 2-1 win over Estoril. Benfica, FC Porto and Rio Ave can all pull level with Guimaraes with wins this round. Guimaraes' Andre Andre opened with a header in the 26th...
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Watch Auburn's ball boy nearly outrun Melvin Ray on 49-yard TD

In the first half against Arkansas, Auburn wide receiver Melvin Ray had a nice touchdown. He caught the ball on the left sideline, made a guy miss and sprinted 49-yards for the score. Again, nice play. However, it wasn't even close to the most impressive thing on the play. Check out the fired up Auburn ball boy coming out of nowhere and almost outrunning Ray down the sideline...
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No. 23 UNC to start Williams at QB vs. Liberty

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Marquise Williams is starting at quarterback for No. 23 North Carolina in Saturday's opener against Liberty. The junior had started six games last year but found himself in a preseason battle for the job with redshirt freshman Mitch Trubisky. The team's official Twitter account listed Williams as the starter about an hour before kickoff but said Trubisky...
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Owens leads Air Force to 44-16 win over Nicholls

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) Jacobi Owens rushed for 233 yards in his Air Force debut and Devin Rushing scored two short touchdowns, helping the Falcons beat Nicholls 44-16 on Saturday for their 19th straight win over a team from the Football Championship Subdivision. Owens' output was the most ever by a Falcons player making his first start, breaking the mark of 218 set by...
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All or nothing: Most of Fontana field aims only for race win

FONTANA, Calif. -- As the 2014 IndyCar Series season comes to a close on Saturday night at Auto Club Speedway, there are many other storylines than the battle for the series championship. To some of the drivers in the 22-car field, they could care less about the points race; it's a last chance for them to score a victory this season. Team Penske driver Will Power has a 51-point...
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Bears release Hayden, Britton

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have released cornerback Kelvin Hayden and offensive lineman Eben Britton. They also reached an injury settlement with safety M.D. Jennings and released defensive end Austen Lane. Receiver Chris Williams and 12 other players were waived as Chicago trimmed the roster to 53 before Saturday's deadline. Hayden missed last season because of...
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Monaco's Falcao denies Real Madrid tweet amid growing transfer rumors

Monaco striker Radamel Falcao looked to be closer than ever to joining Real Madrid on Saturday night. The Colombian denied writing a Twitter message that read "Dream come true #HalaMadrid", and claimed it was a "photo montage." The initial tweet appeared to have come from his official account and was widely circulated on the social network, retweeted by over 2...
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Olympiakos stumbles at Panetolikos, draws 1-1

ATHENS, Greece (AP) Giorgos Kousas' header from a corner in the 79th minute earned host Panetolikos a 1-1 draw against defending champion Olympiakos in the Greek league Saturday. Pajtim Kasami had opened the scoring for Olympiakos in the 47th, also with a header, a minute after checking into the game as a substitute. Olympiakos played the final 10 minutes with 10 men, as Delvin...
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Bruins defense scores three TDs as UCLA beats Virginia, 28-20

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Brett Hundley was all smiles, mostly because of his defense. Seventh-ranked UCLA scored three defensive touchdowns in the second quarter Saturday and Hundley led them on a critical second-half scoring drive as the Bruins escaped Virginia 28-20 in the opener for both teams. "Sometimes a game like this might be good to get our team understanding that every...
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US OPEN SCENE: No muss, no fuss for Raonic's hair

NEW YORK (AP) What's the secret of Milos Raonic's perfect hair? He's not telling but maybe his slick, jet-black, Cary Grant style will speak for itself. ''It's got a Twitter account, so it actually does more speaking than I probably do,'' said the fifth-seeded Raonic, who acknowledges he follows (at)milosraonichair himself. Raonic's hair, already...
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Cowboys cut RB Williams, get DE Edwards in trade

IRVING, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys have waived running back Ryan Williams and receivers LaRon Byrd and Jamar Newsome while acquiring defensive end Lavar Edwards in a trade with Tennessee. Two of the team's five seventh-round draft picks this year were waived Saturday, cornerback Terrance Mitchell and linebacker Will Smith. Williams, a 2011 second-round pick who had three...
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