Tomorrow’s Top 25 Today: TCU takes control of Big 12, moves into the top five –

Conference play in October has claimed its first big-time victim. It wasn’t crazy to think that Oklahoma Sooners would lose at some point during the nine-game Big 12 schedule given the current depth of the league but no one thought that one conference loss would come at home after a week off against Iowa State [...]

Florida State kicker Ricky Aguayo on a roll after bumpy start – Orlando Sentinel

Ricky Aguayo has some tough footsteps to follow in at Florida State, but the run of field goal success he has had early in his sophomore season has helped him carve out his own legacy. The latest chapter of that legacy was written during FSU’s 24-20 loss to No. 13 Miami Saturday. His season started [...]

Demetrious Johnson breaks down ‘Mighty Armbar,’ reveals potential knee injury after UFC 216 –

LAS VEGAS – UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson used his opponent’s fighting philosophy against him to break the UFC’s all-time title defense record at UFC 216. Johnson (27-2-1 MMA, 15-1-1 UFC) was listening when Ray Borg (11-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) said in an interview he liked to upset his opponents’ balance to initiate winning scrambles. [...]

After NLDS Game 2 Win, Can These Nationals Finally End Franchise’s October Heartbreak? – Sports Illustrated

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Usually, when Nationals reliever Ryan Madson comes out of a game, he heads straight for the team’s clubhouse, where he can ice, stretch, and otherwise decompress after his outing. But as he was pulled from the top of the eighth inning of Game 2 of the NLDS, leaving incoming reliever Oliver Perez to deal [...]

Michigan State football’s ‘white storm’ leaves Michigan all wet, 14-10 – Detroit Free Press

x Embed x Share CLOSE Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch, Detroit Free Press / LSJ MSU beat writer Chris Solari and Free Press columnist Shawn Windsor break down the Spartans’ win in Ann Arbor Saturday night. Graham Couch / Lansing State Journal Michigan State QB Brian Lewerke (14) attempts to throw the ball against [...]

Lonnie Chisenhall surprised Yankees didn’t review call – New York Post

CLEVELAND — Lonnie Chisenhall had a simple answer when asked if Chad Green’s pitch hit him in the bottom of the sixth inning: “I’m not the umpire.” Home plate umpire Dan Iassogna said it did hit Chisenhall’s hand — not his bat — and awarded the Indians pinch-hitter first base to load the bases. The [...]

USA Stars Point to Planning, Aggressive Approach in Curing World Cup Qualifying Woes – Sports Illustrated

ORLANDO, Fla. — In the days before the U.S.’s tension-soothing 4-0 World Cup qualifying blowout of Panama on Friday, the players went through what Jozy Altidore called some of the most detailed preparations he had ever encountered in his national team career to ready a gameplan that would attack Panama mercilessly from the opening whistle. [...]

Indians take 2-0 ALDS lead with epic win over Yankees –

CLEVELAND (AP) — They’ve won this season in almost every way imaginable: comebacks, walk-offs, blowouts, nail-biters. No. 104 for the Cleveland Indians topped them all. Yan Gomes singled home Austin Jackson from second base with none out in the 13th inning as Cleveland rallied from five runs down to stun the New York Yankees 9-8 [...]

D-backs’ 4 homers off Kershaw not nearly enough in NLDS Game 1 loss –

LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw still hasn’t figured out how to dominate in October. This time, he couldn’t even keep the ball in the yard. Justin Turner and the Los Angeles Dodgers made sure it hardly mattered in a strong postseason opener. Turner homered and drove in five runs, Kershaw won despite giving up four [...]

US men breathe a deep sigh of relief with 4-0 win over Panama – Washington Post

Jozy Altidore celebrates after scoring a goal against Panama during the first half of a World Cup qualifier against Panama. (John Raoux/Associated Press) ORLANDO — These have been restless times around the U.S. soccer community, what with the men’s national team in danger of missing the World Cup for the first time in some three [...]

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