• Abnar leads Liberty past Gardner-Webb 34-0

    Updated: 9 min ago

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — D.J. Abnar rushed 27 times for 137 yards and two touchdowns to lead Liberty to a 34-0 win over Gardner-Webb on Saturday in a Big South opener for both teams. Abnar rushed for over 100 yards for the third-straight game — the first Flame to do so since 2008 — to help Liberty outgain Gardner-Webb 292 to minus-17 on the ground. Liberty (5-3) held Gardner-Webb (4-4) to six first downs and 56 total yards in the game — with three first downs and 35 yards coming on the Runnin' Bulldogs' final drive. Liberty's Dante Shells caught two balls for 106 yards, a week after a career-high 164 against Appalachian State. Josh Woodrum passed for 204 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown to Jaquan Glover. Abnar h

  • No. 25 UCLA beats Colorado 40-37 in 2 OTs

    Updated: 11 min ago

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Quarterback Brett Hundley scored on an 8-yard keeper in double overtime to give No. 25 UCLA a 40-37 victory over Colorado on Saturday. UCLA (6-2, 3-2 Pac-12) squandered a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter as Colorado tied the game on a 35-yard field goal by Will Oliver with 36 seconds remaining. The teams traded field goals in the first OT. The Bruins then stopped the Buffaloes (2-6, 0-5) in the second OT and they settled for a 34-yarder from Oliver. Hundley faked a handoff and went into the end zone untouched for the winning score. The junior quarterback rushed for 110 yards. Hundley also threw for 200 yards and one TD pass, giving him 67 in his career and moving him one away from tying

  • Stanford routs Oregon St. 38-14, faces Oregon next

    Updated: 12 min ago

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Hogan threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, Ty Montgomery returned a punt for a score and Stanford's sporadic offense busted out of its slump in a 38-14 rout of Oregon State on Saturday. The Cardinal (5-3, 3-2 Pacific 12) controlled the game from start to finish, showing more diverse looks that they have all season — just like coach David Shaw had promised after a perplexing 26-10 loss at Arizona State last week took Stanford out of The Associated Press poll for the first time in four years. Stanford still had its share of mistakes: Hogan tossed two interceptions, Ben Rhyne had a punt blocked and Jordan Williamson made one of two short field goals.

  • No. 23 Marshall beats Florida Atlantic 35-16

    Updated: 13 min ago

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Devon Johnson rushed for a school-record 272 yards and four touchdowns to lead No. 23 Marshall to a 35-16 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday. Marshall (8-0, 4-0 Conference USA) overcame its first halftime deficit of the season to extend its home winning streak to 12 games. Quarterback Rakeem Cato threw the go-ahead score late in the third quarter to extend his Bowl Subdivision record of consecutive games with a TD toss to 40. Johnson had touchdown runs of 58, 62, 66 and 7 yards. He broke the school record of 262 yards set by Ron Darby in 1988. Florida Atlantic (3-5, 2-2) fell to 0-5 on the road.

  • MacKenzie, Svoboda tied for lead at Sea Island

    Updated: 14 min ago

    ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Will MacKenzie figured a good shot had turned out badly. His 8-iron on the par-3 sixth hole Saturday in the McGladrey Classic headed for the flag, and he could hear it strike the pin. If the four people around the green were clapping, he couldn't hear them. MacKenzie simply walked back to his bag and handed his club to the caddie. "I figured it had ricocheted off," MacKenzie said. Except that he couldn't find the ball anywhere on or around the green. The mystery was solved when one of the four men indicated it was in the hole. "Most anti-climactic hole-in-one I ever had," he said.

  • Dallas nurse who survived Ebola must wait for dog

    Updated: 16 min ago

    DALLAS (AP) — A Texas nurse who has recovered from Ebola must wait to see her King Charles spaniel, Bentley. Nina Pham returned to Dallas late Friday after her release from the National Institutes of Health. She has repeatedly tested virus-free and said she was looking forward to see Bentley. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said Saturday the reunion will have to wait until the dog is released Nov. 1 from a quarantine period. Jenkins said officials must make sure the dog is virus-free and cannot infect others. Pham is now immune. Jenkins said veterinarians are concerned that if Pham visits the dog, it might affect Bentley's behavior and make it harder to monitor for potential symptoms.

  • Villanova runs over Morgan State 48-28

    Updated: 17 min ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — John Robertson threw three touchdown passes — and ran for two more and 99 yards — leading Villanova over Morgan State 48-28 on Saturday. Kevin Monangai ran for 170 yards and two touchdowns as Villanova accumulated 364 yards rushing. Robertson took Villanova's first play from scrimmage 56 yards for a touchdown, but the Wildcats didn't run away from Morgan State (4-4) until the third quarter despite a frantic pace that saw the game tied at 21 at intermission. In the third, Villanova (7-1) busted loose for four touchdowns. Monangai started the frenzy with a 1-yard plunge following a 75-yard drive. Robertson ran for a 4-yard score after a punt block gave the Cats a short field.

  • BC builds big lead, holds on to beat Wake 23-17

    Updated: 19 min ago

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Jon Hilliman rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns, and Boston College held on to beat Wake Forest 23-17 on Saturday. Tyler Murphy finished 11 of 15 for 165 yards with a 37-yard touchdown pass to Shakim Phillips while Hilliman had touchdown runs of 1 and 33 yards for the Eagles (5-3, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). They nearly blew a 23-3 lead in the fourth quarter and didn't completely put the pesky Demon Deacons away until Justin Simmons' late interception. John Wolford was 22 of 30 for 242 yards for Wake Forest (2-6, 0-3), and receiver E.J. Scott and Isaiah Robinson had short touchdown runs about 1½ minutes apart in the fourth before the Demon Deacons got the ball back with 2½ minutes

  • Youngstown St. holds off S. Dakota St. 30-27

    Updated: 19 min ago

    BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Julius Childs broke up a final pass from Zach Lujan as Youngstown State blunted a fourth-quarter rally by South Dakota State, preserving a 30-27 win in the Hobo Day Game on Saturday. Hunter Wells connected with Jelani Berassa from 20 yards, boosting the Penguins (6-2, 3-1 Missouri Valley) ahead 30-20 with 8:21 to play. Lujan led the Jackrabbits (5-3, 2-2) 75 yards in 15 plays on the next possession, hitting Zach Zenner from the 6 and pulling to 30-27. South Dakota State forced Youngstown State to punt, but Lujan, facing fourth-and-19 at his 13, had a last pass — intended for leading receiver Jake Wieneke at the 40 — broken up by Childs inside the final minute. Wells finished with 256 yards passing

  • Breida, Georgia Southern run past Ga. State 69-31

    Updated: 20 min ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Breida and Georgia Southern did more than grab bragging rights in the first meeting of the state of Georgia's new FBS teams. The Eagles also took another step toward winning the Sun Belt Conference in their first year in the league. Breida ran for 201 yards and four touchdowns, including a 75-yarder on the opening play of the second half, leading Georgia Southern to a 69-31 win over Georgia State on Saturday. The Eagles led only 27-17 at halftime before Breida's 75-yard run. "Anytime you can do that to another team, it deflates them," Breida said. Breida added a 61-yard score in the fourth quarter as the Eagles set a Sun Belt record with 613 yards rushing.

  • Maui voters to decide whether to ban GMO crops

    Updated: 21 min ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe. A group backed by companies growing the crops counters with ads playing heavily on the airwaves that urge rejection of what they are calling the "farming ban." The dueling campaigns over a Nov. 4 ballot measure that would prohibit the growing of genetically modified organisms until studies show they're safe isn't just a local issue in a county of only 160,000 residents in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

  • Saints cut Crabtree, add running back Baker

    Updated: 23 min ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have cut tight end Tom Crabtree and brought up running back Edwin Baker from practice squad to their active roster. The moves on Saturday come a day after Saints running backs Pierre Thomas, who has a shoulder injury, and Khiry Robinson, who has a forearm injury, were ruled out for Sunday night's home game against the Green Bay Packers. Both Thomas and Robinson were hurt during New Orleans' 24-23 loss at Detroit last weekend. Baker is a third-year pro out of Michigan State who was drafted by San Diego in 2012 and spent part of last season with Cleveland. He will be one of three active Saints running backs on Sunday night, along with Mark Ingram and third-year pro Travaris Cade

  • Gold nugget found in California finds secret buyer

    Updated: 25 min ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of the largest gold nuggets in modern times pulled from Northern California's historic Gold Country has sold to a secret buyer. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/1snahAB ) that even the sales price of the so-called Butte Nugget will remain a mystery at the buyer's request. But Don Kagin, the San Francisco-area coin dealer who brokered the deal, said that the sale price for the nugget weighing slightly more than 6 pounds wasn't far off from the asking price of about $400,000. A gold hunter in July found the nugget in the mountains of Butte County; it went up for sale Thursday with the deal finalized on Friday.

  • Hillary Clinton rallies NC Democrats for Sen Hagan

    Updated: 26 min ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former Secretary of State of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged North Carolina Democrats on Saturday to work to re-elect Sen. Kay Hagan, stumping for the incumbent in a race that will help decide which party controls the U.S. Senate. Clinton headlined a rally in Charlotte with Hagan, who is locked in a tight re-election campaign against Republican challenger Thom Tillis. Before more than 1,000 people in a convention center ballroom, Clinton said the race will come down to turnout. And she asked Hagan's supporters to get voters to the polls on her behalf. "A race will often come down to who has more money, who is peddling more fear and who turns out. And there is nothing more important for Kay th

  • Few details offered on quarantines over Ebola

    Updated: 30 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is the first test case of quarantine policies now in effect in three states over heightened fears the deadly virus could be spread by health care workers returning to the United States. But the sketchy details of how such quarantines will be handled drew sharp criticism from humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders while infectious disease experts said many of the logistics about enforcement are likely still up in the air. Kaci Hickox, a Doctors Without Borders nurse, remained isolated at a hospital Saturday, a day after she returned to the U.S.

  • Impact, DC United tie 1-1

    Updated: 30 min ago

    MONTREAL (AP) — Marco Di Vaio scored in the final game of his 20-year career, helping the Montreal Impact to a 1-1 tie with D.C. United on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams. The score in the 26th minute was Di Vaio's ninth goal of the season and the 34th in 76 games since the former Italian Serie A striker became the Impact's first designated player in 2012. Fabian Espindola scored in the 86th minute for D.C. United (17-9-8), which closed the season with a six-game unbeaten string and finished first in the Eastern Conference. Montreal (6-18-10) finished last in the East.

  • NY doctor with Ebola experiencing stomach symptoms

    Updated: 32 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hospital officials say a New York doctor who became infected with Ebola while treating patients in Guinea is awake and communicating and is experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms. The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation said Saturday that Dr. Craig Spencer "is entering the next phase of his illness." The agency runs Bellevue Hospital Center, where Spencer was takenThursday. HHC said Spencer is receiving antiviral therapy as well as plasma therapy. The therapies have been used to treat Ebola patients at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta and at the Nebraska Medical Center. Spencer's is the only confirmed Ebola case in New York.

  • Hodgson helps Sabres beat Sharks 2-1

    Updated: 34 min ago

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Cody Hodgson and Nicolas Deslauriers each scored their first goal of the season early in the third period and the Buffalo Sabres continued their dominance over San Jose, beating the Sharks 2-1 Saturday. Michal Neuvirth saved 29 of 30 shots to earn his first win over the Sharks in four career games and help end Buffalo's four-game losing streak. Brent Burns scored for the Sharks, who have lost four straight. Alex Stalock stopped 13 of 15 shots. The Sabres, who were outscored 11-1 during their losing streak, won their seventh straight over the Sharks, including the last four in San Jose. The Sharks last beat Buffalo on their home ice in January of 2010.

  • Mentally ill inmate, 22, dies at Utah state prison

    Updated: 36 min ago

    DRAPER, Utah (AP) — A 22-year-old Utah inmate who was convicted of making threats against a judge and had a history of mental illness has died in his cell at the state prison in Draper. Corrections Department spokeswoman Brooke Adams said guards approached Ryan Allison's cell about 7:30 a.m. Saturday after they saw him banging his head on the concrete floor. As they prepared to enter the cell, she says Allison dove head first into the ground from a sink/toilet fixture. Adams says the officers were unable to revive him. She says Unified Police are investigating and the state medical examiner will conduct an autopsy. Adams said Allison was alone in a camera-equipped cell in an area housing mentally ill inmates.

  • Albany overcomes turnovers, beats Colgate 24-17

    Updated: 37 min ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Will Fiacchi passes for one touchdown and ran for two more, including a 2-yard run with 16 seconds left, to help Albany beat Colgate 24-17 on Saturday. Fiacchi finished with 231 yards passing with two interceptions. He added 37 yards on 10 carries. Albany (6-2) controlled the clock for most of the first half, including a 16-play, 79-yard game-opening drive that took 8:11 off the clock set up a 32-yard field goal by Patrick Toole. A 1-yard touchdown run by Fiacchi, early in the second quarter, made it 10-0. Colgate (4-4) used a 7-yard touchdown run by James Travellin and a 38-yard field goal by Jonah Bowman to tie it going into halftime. After trading touchdowns in the second half, Fiacc