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(STATS) - Near misses against FBS opponents can't be sitting well with Villanova coach Andy Talley. The No. 4 Wildcats were snake-bitten to open the season again Thursday night, falling to Connecticut 20-15 at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. The loss was Villanova's sixth straight against a major college program - and the third time by seven or fewer...
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E. Kentucky piles up the points to beat Valparaiso 52-10

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) Bennie Coney threw two touchdown passes to Jeff Glover as Eastern Kentucky defeated Valparaiso 52-10 in the season opener for both teams Thursday night. Coney, the first of three Eastern Kentucky quarterbacks, completed 11 of 20 passes for 153 yards with the pair of TDs and no interceptions. Glover caught scoring passes of 3 and 30 yards. Seven Colonels scored...
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Drone crashes into stands during U.S. Open match; no one injured

A drone buzzed over the court during a U.S. Open match in Louis Armstrong Stadium on Thursday night and crashed into an empty section of seats. U.S. Tennis Association spokesman Chris Widmaier said no one was injured and that the New York Police Department was ''conducting an ongoing investigation.'' The black device flew diagonally through the arena during the next-to-last game...
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Michigan QB Jake Rudock tosses gorgeous TD pass into triple coverage

Honestly, QB Jake Rudock had underwhelmed most of the night. The Iowa transfer hadn't found much traction for his new team, and it looked as if Michigan -- down 17-3 to the Utes with less than a minute left in the third quarter -- might miss out on the end zone entirely,  But then Rudock threw this 19-yard bomb into triple coverage, and junior tight end Jake Butt came up with it...
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SE Louisiana beats Northwestern St. 34-20

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) Kody Sutton ran for two second-half touchdowns and Southeastern Louisiana beat Northwestern State 34-20 on Thursday night in the Southland Conference opener for both teams. D'Shaie Landor, the Lions quarterback, ran for 125 yards. His 81-yard touchdown run gave the Lions a 26-6 third-quarter lead. Xavier Roberson and Jeff Smiley ran for touchdowns, and Julius...
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Arizona's Wright, nation's top LB, injures knee in opener

  Arizona All-America linebacker Scooby Wright injured his left knee in the 22nd-ranked Wildcats' opener against UTSA on Thursday night. Wright was injured in the first quarter and went to the sideline to have his knee worked on by Arizona's trainer. The junior tried to return later in the quarter, but came off again to be attended to by the trainer. He remained on the bench with...
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TV commentator Mark Rolfing being treated for cancer

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Television golf analyst Mark Rolfing has been diagnosed with salivary gland cancer and will not be part of the Golf Channel or NBC broadcast team for the rest of the year. Rolfing had surgery three weeks ago to remove a malignant growth from his left cheek area. He said Thursday he is starting a second phase of treatment at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston...
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Marcus Stroman gets delayed at airport, live tweets the whole thing

There are few things more frustrating than getting delayed at the airport and having to wait it out.Marcus Stroman had one of those days on Thursday.After pitching in a rehab game with the Lansing Lugnuts, Stroman was looking forward to getting back to the Toronto Blue Jays for the first time this season.That didn't go as planned.Instead, he was delayed at the airport, live tweeting...
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NFL Capsules

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Chris Boswell kicked four field goals and the New York Giants finished off the preseason with a 12-9 victory Thursday over the New England Patriots, who had already won a much larger victory earlier in the day. A federal judge vacated the NFL's four-game suspension of Tom Brady, clearing the Patriots star quarterback for the season opener and beyond. Brady...
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UConn holds off Villanova 20-15 in season opener

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Bryant Shirreffs threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns in his first start and UConn held off Villanova from the championship subdivision 20-15 on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. Tight end Tommy Myers had a 14-yard touchdown catch on UConn's opening drive and set up a touchdown on the first drive of the second half with a 69-yard catch...
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Arizona's Wright goes down with knee injury in season opener

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Arizona All-America linebacker Scooby Wright injured his left knee in the 22nd-ranked Wildcats' opener against UTSA on Thursday night. Wright was injured in the first quarter and went to the sideline to have his knee worked on by Arizona's trainer. The junior tried to return later in the quarter, but came off again to be attended to by the trainer. He remained...
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Vikings lose first preseason game under Zimmer, falling 24-17 to Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Marcus Mariota threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Harry Douglas to cap his only series, and the Tennessee Titans wrapped up the preseason by beating the Minnesota Vikings 24-17 on Thursday night. Mariota, the No. 2 overall pick out of Oregon, played only four snaps for the Titans (2-2). The rookie proved very efficient as he was 2 of 3 for 74 yards, and he concluded...
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Western Illinois beats Eastern Illinois 33-5

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) Lance Lenoir caught a touchdown pass and sparkled on punt and kickoff returns to help the Leathernecks beat Eastern Illinois 33-5 in a season-opener Thursday night. The Leathernecks took advantage of three interceptions and two fumbles by Jalen Whitlow and 14 Panthers penalties. Trailing 3-0, Lenoir returned the ensuing kickoff 71 yards. Three plays later Trenton...
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Jungmann helps Brewers beat Pirates for 6th time in a row

MILWAUKEE -- Taylor Jungmann pitched six strong innings and the Milwaukee Brewers swept Pittsburgh 5-3 Thursday night, beating the Pirates for the sixth straight time. The three losses at Miller Park dropped the Pirates 6 games behind the NL Central-leading Cardinals. Pittsburgh opens a three-game series at St. Louis on Friday night. Domingo Santana homered for Milwaukee, which has...
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Brady sits out after court victory, Giants top Patriots 12-9

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Chris Boswell kicked four field goals and the New York Giants finished off the preseason with a 12-9 victory Thursday over the New England Patriots, who had already won a much larger victory earlier in the day. A federal judge vacated the NFL's four-game suspension of Tom Brady, clearing the Patriots star quarterback for the regular season opener and beyond...
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Mariota tosses 1st TD pass, Titans beat Vikings 24-17

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Marcus Mariota threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Harry Douglas to cap his only series, and the Tennessee Titans wrapped up the preseason by beating the Minnesota Vikings 24-17 on Thursday night. Mariota, the No. 2 overall pick out of Oregon, played only four snaps for the Titans (2-2). The rookie proved very efficient as he was 2 of 3 for 74 yards, and he concluded...
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Jarrod Saltalamacchia explains why he decided to cut his hair

D-backs catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia had become known for the curly locks that flowed out of his helmet, but earlier in the season he headed to the barbershop and chopped it all off. In a Q&A with the Arizona Republic, Saltalamacchia explains why he ditched his long locks, a decision he says has nothing to do with wanting a fresh start in his career. "I've been wanting to do...
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Fales throws for 2 TDs, Bears beat Browns 24-0

CHICAGO (AP) David Fales made his case to be Chicago's third-string quarterback, throwing two touchdown passes, and the Bears closed out the preseason with a 24-0 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night. The Bears (3-1) head into their first season under coach John Fox with some big holes and a long list of injuries, particularly at receiver. Fales completed 14 of 18...
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Jungmann, Santana, Brewers beat Pirates for 6th time in row

MILWAUKEE (AP) Taylor Jungmann pitched six strong innings and the Milwaukee Brewers swept Pittsburgh 5-3 Thursday night, beating the Pirates for the sixth straight time. The three losses at Miller Park dropped the Pirates 6 1/2 games behind the NL Central-leading Cardinals. Pittsburgh opens a three-game series at St. Louis on Friday night. Domingo Santana homered for Milwaukee,...
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Ball State holds off VMI 48-36

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Darian Green tied a school-record with four touchdowns to help Ball State beat VMI 48-36 in the opener for both teams Thursday night. Green rushed for 73 yards and three touchdowns and caught six passes for 74 yards and another score. James Gilbert ran for 61 yards and two scores and Teddy Williamson added 74 yards rushing. Jack Milas completed 34 of 52 passes...
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Eubank leads Samford to 45-16 win over Central Arkansas

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Michael Eubank threw for a career-high 372 yards and four touchdowns as Samford opened the season with a 45-16 win over Central Arkansas on Thursday night. Eubank, an Arizona State transfer, had completed 17 of 30 attempts for 344 yards after three quarters. Kelvin McKnight pulled in six passes for 157 yards and one touchdown. Denzel Williams rushed for 91...
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No. 16 Georgia Tech romps to 69-6 victory over Alcorn State

ATLANTA (AP) Freshman Marcus Marshall ran for 184 yards and two long touchdowns in his college debut, Patrick Skov scored three TDs in his first game at Georgia Tech, and the No. 16 Yellow Jackets romped to a 69-6 victory over Alcorn State on Thursday night. Georgia Tech scored on its first seven possessions in the opener for both teams, barely breaking a sweat against the Football...
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Stephen Morris leads Jags' rally in win over Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- Jason Myers kicked a 47-yard field goal with 3:32 left in his debut as Jacksonville's starter, and the Jaguars beat the Washington Redskins 17-16 on Thursday night. Myers replaced Josh Scobee, who was traded to Pittsburgh on Monday. Myers -- a former Arena League player who has never kicked in an NFL game -- also missed a 56-yarder. Redskins backup quarterback...
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Kennesaw St wins inaugural game, beats ETSU 56-16

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) Trey White passed for 96 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 95 yards and another score to help Kennesaw State win its inaugural football game 56-16 over East Tennessee State on Thursday night. The season opener for both teams was ETSU's first game since shutting down football for financial following the 2003 season. Kennesaw State's Jae Bowen recovered...
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Murray State beats Kentucky Wesleyan 52-12

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) KD Humphries threw for 385 yards and five touchdowns as Murray State beat Division II Kentucky Wesleyan 52-12 on Thursday night. Humphries connected on 25 of 34 passes for the Racers. Roman Clay rushed 17 times for 96 yards and a score while Nick Taylor ran for 72 yards and another TD. Humphries' favorite target downfield was Jeremy Harness who finished with 156...
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