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Published on NewsOK Modified: October 3, 2015 at 2:12 pm •  Published: October 3, 2015

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CLEMSON, S.C. — No. 6 Notre Dame plays at No. 12 Clemson for the first time in nearly four decades — Joe Montana led that Fighting Irish team to victory at Death Valley in 1977. This time, both schools are trying to keep their perfect records and playoff projections alive. By Pete Iacobelli. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m.


ATHENS, Ga. — No. 8 Georgia looks to gain a major edge in the Southeastern Conference when it takes on No. 13 Alabama, which is trying to avoid its first 0-2 start in the league since 1990. By Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 3:30 p.m.


ARLINGTON, Texas — The playoff-bound Texas Rangers get another chance to clinch the AL West title, with Colby Lewis going for his 18th victory. The Los Angeles Angels are a game behind Houston in the race for the second wild card with two games left. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 1 p.m.


A former Louisville staffer brought escorts to dorm parties and paid for the women to strip and have sex with Cardinals recruits, their fathers and players, according to a book by an escort that is now online. Coach Rick Pitino says ex-staffer Andre McGee, a former Louisville player, denied the allegations to him. By Gary B. Graves. SENT: 700 words, photos. Will be updated with 4:30 p.m. scrimmage.



No. 13 Alabama faces a virtual playoff elimination game at No. 8 Georgia — one of five games matching ranked teams that could provide some early separation as the college football season begins its second month. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 500 words by 9 p.m. Updated after late games.


GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Jim McElwain tries to become the first Florida coach to start 5-0 in his first season since Steve Spurrier in 1990 when the No. 25 Gators host No. 3 Mississippi. The Rebels are looking to start 5-0 for the second consecutive year and second time since 1962. By Mark Long. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m.


COLLEGE STATION, Texas — No. 14 Texas A&M looks to remain undefeated and take its first 2-0 start in conference play since doing so in the Big 12 in the 1997-98 season. The Aggies face a Mississippi State team eyeing its first win in College Station since 1913. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m.


NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield gets another shot on the big stage and could become part of the Heisman Trophy conversation when the No. 15 Sooners play No. 23 West Virginia in a Big 12 opener. The Mountaineers have the nation's top scoring defense. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game started noon.


VERMILLION, S.D. — Life's a lot different for Bo Pelini these days. A year ago this weekend he was coaching Nebraska against Illinois before 91,000 fans in Lincoln and on the verge of a 5-0 start. Saturday, Pelini led the FCS Youngstown State Penguins into a game against South Dakota at the 10,000-seat DakotaDome. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 8 p.m.

— Other Top 10 Games:

— FBC--T25-OHIO ST-INDIANA — By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 3:30 p.m.

— FBC--T25-MICHIGAN STATE-PURDUE — By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game started noon.

— FBC--T25-TEXAS-TCU — By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game started noon.

— FBC--T25-TEXAS TECH-BAYLOR — UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game started noon. Game starts 3:30 p.m.

— FBC--T25-ARIZONA ST-UCLA — By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 6500 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m.

— FBC--T25-E MICHIGAN-LSU — By Brett Martel. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m.

— Also:

— FBC--COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY — College football highlights. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 10 p.m.



MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins chase a wild card — their chances hanging by a thread — and the Kansas City Royals pursue home-field advantage throughout the postseason. Minnesota is two games behind Houston and one behind the Angels in the wild-card race with two games to go. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 1:05 p.m.

— Also:

— BBN--NATIONALS-WILLIAMS — Nationals manager Matt Williams No talks with management about 2016. By Baseball Writer Ben Walker. SENT: 350 words, photos.



Three weeks into the season and only one game, Minnesota at Denver, is a matchup of teams with winning records. It's been 11 years since such an oddity. The Broncos (3-0) are one of seven spotless teams, and the Vikings (2-1) were impressive in their last two victories after an awful opener at San Francisco. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. SENT: 1,400 words, photos. Also sent in advance.

— Also:

— FBN--SEAHAWKS — Update on Marshawn Lynch, Brandon Mebane for Monday night's game against Detroit. UPCOMING: 250 words by 8 p.m.

— FBN--RAVENS-RAMS TRADE — Ravens get receiver Chris Givens from Rams for draft pick. SENT: 130 words.



DOVER, Del. — As he prepares for his 500th start, Jimmie Johnson reflects on his championship career. This is the third in the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup. By Dan Gelston. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m.

— With:

— CAR--NASCAR-XFINITY — Kyle Busch highlights Xfinity Series race. By Dan Gelston. UPCOMING: 400 words. Race starts 3:30 p.m.

— Also:

— CAR--NASCAR-TRUCKS — Trucks race from Las Vegas. UPCOMING: 200 words by 1 a.m.



With offseason additions highlighted by rookie Jack Eichel, Ryan O'Reilly and goalie Robin Lehner, the Buffalo Sabres will feature the NHL's most radically changed lineup. A look at some of the more prominent players who changed teams this offseason. By Hockey Writer John Wawrow. SENT: 800 words, photos.

— Also:

— HKN--BLACKHAWKS-BICKELL — Bryan Bickell clears waivers, remains with Blackhawks. By Jay Cohen. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 5 p.m.



ZURICH — Clinging to power after rebuffing resignation demands, Sepp Blatter receives some respite when sponsors Adidas and Kia decline to join four top corporate backers in demanding the removal of the president of soccer's governing body before the February election. By Rob Harris. SENT: 850 words, photos.


KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The U.S. can virtually assure itself a spot in the semifinals of qualifying for the Rio Olympics with a victory over Cuba. The Americans beat Canada on Thursday night. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 5 p.m.

— With:

— SOC--OLY--PANAMA-CANADA — UPCOMING: 150 words. Game started 2:30 p.m.

— Also:

— SOC--US HALL OF FAME — Kasey Keller, Sigi Schmid, Glenn Myernick inducted into National Soccer Hall of Fame. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by midnight.

— SOC--EUROPEAN ROUNDUP — Sergio Aguero scores five goals and Manchester City routs Newcastle 6-1 to retake top spot in Premier League; in Spain, Barcelona faces Sevilla. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

— SOC--US ROSTER — U.S. roster for Oct. 10 playoff against Mexico for 2017 Confederations Cup berth. UPCOMING: 400 words. Announcement 7 p.m.



MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Lynx weren't ready for the Indiana Fever in the 2012 WNBA Finals, and it cost them a title. Maya Moore says they'll be ready in the rematch. Game 1 of the title series is Sunday. By Basketball Writer Jon Krawczynski. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 5 p.m.


— GLF--DUNHILL LINKS —Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen leads after third round of Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland. SENT: 250 words.

— GLF--WEBCOM TOUR FINALS — Argentina's Emiliano Grillo in front entering third round of Web.Com Tour Finals in Ponte Vedra, Florida. UPCOMING: 350 words by 6 p.m.

— GLF--ASIA-PACIFIC AMATEUR — China's Jin Cheng leads after three rounds of typhoon-threatened Asia-Pacific Amateur in Hong Kong. SENT: 300 words.


— TEN--WUHAN OPEN — Venus Williams wins in Wuhan, China, when opponent quits in second set. SENT: 200 words.

— TEN--MALAYSIAN OPEN — David Ferrer, Feliciano Lopez win to set up all-Spanish final in Kuala Lumpur. SENT: 150 words.

— TEN--TASHKENT OPEN — Nao Hibino captures title in Uzbekistan. SENT: 150 words.

— TEN--SHENZEN — Rain washes out semifinals at Shenzhen Open in China; semis and final set for Sunday. SENT: 100 words.

— TEN--CHINA OPEN — Ana Ivanovic, Madison Keys reach second round in Beijing. SENT: 130 words.

— OLY--CANADA-AUBUT — Marcel Aubut quits as Canadian Olympic Committee president amid sex harassment investigation. SENT: 350 words, photos.

— MMA--UFC 192 — Daniel Cormier defends his light heavyweight title against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 192. UPCOMING: 500 words. Bout starts about 11 p.m.

— BKO--FIBA ASIA — Host China beats Philippines 78-67 to win FIBA Asia title, gain Olympic spot. SENT: 140 words, photos.

— SINGAPORE-HAZE-SWIMMING — Thickening haze in Singapore prompts cancellation of World Cup swim races. By Annabelle Liang. SENT: 300 words, photos.







Saturday's Time Schedule (EDT)


N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, 12:05 p.m., 1st game

Kansas City at Minnesota, 1:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels at Texas, 1:05 p.m.

Washington at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m., 1st game

Colorado at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.

Miami at Philadelphia, 4:05 p.m., 1st game

Toronto at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m., 2nd game

Boston at Cleveland, 7:10 p.m.

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.

Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m.

Washington at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m., 2nd game

St. Louis at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.

Miami at Philadelphia, 7:35 p.m., 2nd game

Houston at Arizona, 8:10 p.m.

Oakland at Seattle, 9:10 p.m.

San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m.

College Football (Top 25)

No. 1 Ohio State at Indiana, 3:30 p.m.

No. 2 Michigan State vs. Purdue, noon

No. 3 Mississippi at No. 25 Florida, 7 p.m.

No. 4 TCU vs. Texas, noon

No. 5 Baylor vs. Texas Tech at Arlington, Texas, 3:30 p.m.

No. 6 Notre Dame at No. 12 Clemson, 8 p.m.

No. 7 UCLA vs. Arizona State, 7:30 p.m.

No. 8 Georgia vs. No. 13 Alabama, 3:30 p.m.

No. 9 LSU vs. Eastern Michigan, 7 p.m.

No. 11 Florida State at Wake Forest, 3:30 p.m.

No. 14 Texas A&M vs. No. 21 Mississippi State, 7:30 p.m.

No. 15 Oklahoma vs. No. 23 West Virginia, noon

No. 16 Northwestern vs. Minnesota, noon

No. 18 Stanford vs. Arizona, 10:30 p.m.

No. 19 Wisconsin vs. Iowa, noon

No. 20 Oklahoma State vs. Kansas State, 4 p.m.

No. 22 Michigan at Maryland, noon

No. 24 California vs. Washington State, 4 p.m.


Philadelphia at Toronto FC, 5 p.m.

Columbus at New York, 7 p.m.

Montreal at Orlando City, 7:30 p.m.

New England at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Vancouver at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

Sporting Kansas City at Portland, 10:30 p.m.

NHL Exhibition

Montreal at Ottawa, 7 p.m.

Detroit at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Florida, 7 p.m.

Nashville at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Dallas at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Winnipeg at Calgary, 9 p.m.

San Jose at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

Edmonton at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

Colorado vs. Los Angeles at Las Vegas, 10 p.m.

NBA Exhibition

Charlotte at Orlando, 7 p.m.

New Orleans at Indiana, 7 p.m.


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