Update on the latest sports


Ducks surprise Buckeyes in Columbus

UNDATED (AP) — No. 12 Oregon has put itself in the conversation of serious CFP contenders after knocking off one of last season’s semifinalists.

Third-ranked Ohio State was a 14 1/2-point favorite at home before C.J. Verdell ran for 161 yards and had three touchdowns to lead the Ducks to a 35-28 win over the Buckeyes. Three plays into the second half, Verdell blasted through the middle untouched and outran defensive backs for a 77-yard score, putting Oregon ahead, 21-7. That was part of a Ducks running attack that racked up 269 yards.

Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud passed for 472 yards and three touchdowns. He had a chance to engineer a tying drive before throwing his only interception of the day, picked off by Verone McKinley III at the Oregon 35 with 2:50 remaining.

The 2-0 Ducks were without star defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux and linebacker Justin Flowe.

It was Ohio State’s first regular-season loss since October 2018.

In other Top-25 results:

— Bryce Young threw for three TDs and Jase McClellan scored three times to help fuel No. 1 Alabama’s 48-14 rout of FCS Mercer. Young completed 19 of 27 passes for 227 yards after coming out slow in just his second game as the Crimson Tide starter.

— Stetson Bennett tied a school record with five touchdown passes filling in for injured starter JT Daniels, leading second-ranked Georgia to a 56-7 rout of UAB. Bennett completed his first six passes, with four going all the way to the end zone for the Bulldogs.

— Fifth-ranked Texas A&M escaped with a 10-7 win at Colorado as backup quarterback Zach Calzada threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Spiller with 2:41 remaining. The Buffs had a chance to pull off their first win over a top-five team in 14 years when Joshka Gustav forced a fumble inches from the goal line to end an Aggies scoring threat, but Colorado immediately went three-and-out midway through the fourth quarter.

— Seventh-ranked Cincinnati posted a 42-7 win over Murray State as Jerome Ford rushed for 113 yards and three touchdowns. Desmond Ridder passed for 243 yards and two TDs for the Bearcats, who trailed 7-0 in the second quarter and were outgained, 190-83 in the first half.

— Notre Dame survived an upset bid by Toledo as Jack Coan hit Michael Mayer for an 18-yard touchdown pass with 1:09 remaining to give the eighth-ranked Irish a 32-29 win over the Rockets. Coan shared playing time with true freshman Tyler Buchner, who tossed a 55-yard TD pass to Chris Tyree that gave the Fighting Irish a 24-16 lead with 10:57 to play.

— Jack Campbell returned a fumble 6 yards for a touchdown and No. 10 Iowa ran its winning streak against No. 9 Iowa State to six games with a 27-17 victory. The Hawkeyes turned four takeaways into 20 points, ran its overall winning streak to eight games and its winning streak against ranked teams to five.

— Sean Clifford completed 21 of 29 passes for 230 yards, ran for a touchdown and threw for another to lead No. 11 Penn State over Ball State 44-13 on Saturday. Linebacker Jesse Luketa returned an interception 16 yards for a touchdown and Jordan Stout kicked three field goals for the Nittany Lions.

— Emory Jones threw a 35-yard TD pass to Xzavier Henderson and scored on a 33-yard run on the way to a 35-3 in 13th-ranked Florida’s 42-20 rout of overmatched South Florida. Backup Anthony Richardson finished 3 of 3 for 152 yards, two TDs and a 745.6 rating that will be difficult for coach Dan Mullen to ignore with top-ranked and defending champion Alabama visiting The Swamp next Saturday.

— Arkansas ran for 333 yards and four touchdowns while its defense stuffed No. 15 Texas in a dominating 40-21 win. The Longhorns’ 256 yards of total offense are its lowest since 2015.

— Chez Mellusi ran for 144 yards and a score in leading No. 18 Wisconsin to a 37-7 victory over Eastern Michigan. The Badgers piled up 352 yards rushing and held Eastern Michigan to 92 total yards and three first downs.

— Raheem Blackshear rushed for two consecutive touchdowns in the second half to put 19th-ranked Virginia Tech in control before the Hokies completed a 35-14 victory over Middle Tennessee. Braxton Burmeister threw for 142 yards and a score for Virginia Tech, which finished with 375 yards.

— Demetris Robertson scored three touchdowns and Jarquez Hunter rushed for 147 yards as No. 25 Auburn raced past FCS program Alabama State, 62-0.


Raducanu takes Open crown

NEW YORK (AP) — British teenager Emma Raducanu (rad-oo-CAN’-oo) has successfully completed her unexpected run to the U.S. Open women’s championship.

The 18-year-old qualifier is a Grand Slam champion for the first time following an impressive 6-4, 6-3 win over 19-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez. Raducanu entered ranked 150th before becoming the first woman to win the U.S. Open title without dropping a set since Serena Williams in 2014. She did so after capturing three straight qualifying matches, winning just the second major championship she’s entered.

Raducanu was serving for the match when she slid on the court chasing a ball to her backhand side, bloodying her left knee. A trainer bandaged the cut during a delay of more than four minutes. When they resumed, Raducanu saved a pair of break points, then converted on her third chance to close it with a 108 mph ace.

Raducanu is the first British woman to win a Grand Slam trophy since Virginia Wade at Wimbledon in 1977.

This was the first Grand Slam final between teenagers since Serena Williams defeated Martina Hingis in the 1999 U.S. Open.


Brewers toss record-setting no-no

UNDATED (AP) — This Major League Baseball season has produced more no-hitters in any one year since pitchers began to throw overhand in 1884.

The Milwaukee Brewers have authored the ninth no-hitter of the season as Corbin Burnes combined with reliever Josh Hader to lead a 3-0 shutout of the Indians. Burnes struck out 14 with 115 pitches over eight innings, taking a perfect game into the seventh while overpowering the Indians.

Burnes fanned 11 of his first 14 hitters and retiring the first 18 in order before Myles Straw walked leading off the seventh.

It’s the third time the Indians have been no-hit this season, not including the seven-inning no-no thrown against them by Tampa Bay.

In other major league action:

— The Giants picked up their sixth straight win by blasting the Cubs, 15-4. Tommy La Stella was 3-for-6 with five RBIs and three runs scored, including a three-run blast in a six-run fifth. Brandon Belt also smacked a three-run homer while San Francisco scored five in the second.

— The Phillies ended their four-game skid as Bryce Harper banged out his 31st homer and Zack Wheeler pitched into the seventh inning of their 6-1 win against Colorado. Wheeler struck out eight and allowed a run and four hits over 6 2/3 innings to win his third consecutive start.

— Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer in the eighth and had three RBIs to send the Cardinals past the Reds, 6-4. Paul DeJong had a solo shot in the Redbirds’ third win in four games.

— Joey Wendle tripled and homered in the Rays’ first win in three games, 7-2 over the Tigers. Kevin Kiermaier doubled and tripled in support of 30-year-old Dietrich Enns, who struck out six in four hitless innings of relief for his first big league victory.

— George Springer belted a two-out, two-run homer in the seventh and final inning to give the Blue Jays an 11-10 victory over the Orioles in the first game of a doubleheader. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 43rd home run of the season for Toronto, which also received round-trippers from Lourdes Gurriel (gur-ee-EHL’) Jr. and Danny Jansen in winning for the ninth time in 10 games.

— Jonah Heim hit a two-run home run with two out in the eighth to cap a five-run rally in the Rangers’ 8-6 win over the Athletics. DJ Peters hit a two-run shot and Yohel Pozo added an RBI double off Sergio Romo before Heim’s homer on an 0-2 pitch from Andrew Chafin.

— Bryan Reynolds belted his 23rd home run of the season and drove in three runs as the Pirates surged past the Nationals, 10-7. Reynolds hit a two-run shot to right-center field in the fifth and gave Pittsburgh the lead in the sixth when he worked a bases-loaded walk.


Caleb Smith suspension sticks

UNDATED (AP) — Diamondbacks pitcher Caleb Smith has lost his appeal and will serve a 10-day suspension for the use of a foreign substance in a game.

Smith is the second major league pitcher to serve a suspension under umpires’ increased emphasis on enforcing the banned-substance rules. He was ejected in the eighth inning of a game with the Philadelphia Phillies on Aug. 18 after umpires found a substance on his glove.


Chiefs’ Mathieu added to active roster

UNDATED (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu has been added to the active roster from the COVID-19 list.

The three-time All-Pro is listed as questionable for Kansas City’s regular-season opener against Cleveland.

Mathieu tested positive on Sept. 1, even though he was fully vaccinated. He needed to return two negative tests taken 24 hours apart to be eligible to play. Mathieu was still in the protocol on Friday.

In other NFL news:

— Left tackle Austin Jackson has been activated by the Dolphins from the COVID-19 reserve list, making him eligible to play in the team’s opener at New England. Tight end Adam Shaheen was not activated from the COVID-19 list and will miss the game.

— Hall of Fame center Mick Tingelhoff has died at 81, according to the Vikings and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The ultimate ironman started 240 consecutive games at a bruising position for Minnesota and played in four Super Bowls. Tingelhoff had to wait 31 years for induction into the Hall of Fame, finally having his enshrinement in 2015 through election by a senior committee.


Tanigawa, Barron share lead through 36

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ken Tanigawa had two front-nine eagles in a 6-under 65 for a share of the second-round lead with Doug Barron in the PGA Tour Champions’ inaugural Ascension Charity Classic.

Barron also eagled the eighth and closed with a birdie for a 68 to match Tanigawa at 8-under 134.


Bottas wins sprint at Italian GP

MONZA, Italy (AP) — Valtteri Bottas has won the sprint at the Italian Grand Prix on a miserable afternoon for Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, who finished fifth.

Bottas finished Saturday’s 18-lap dash 2.325 seconds ahead of championship leader Max Verstappen, who extended his lead in the championship to five points.