College football

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield celebrates a 1-yard touchdown by running back Carlos Hyde during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Cleveland. The Browns won 21-17. (AP Photo/David Richard)
September 21, 2018 - 3:37 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — At some point, Baker Mayfield was going to assume Cleveland's starting job and become the franchise quarterback, the future. That moment arrived Thursday night. His days as a backup are over. Throwing a 14-yard dart to complete his first pass, Mayfield replaced an injured Tyrod...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban leads the team onto the field before the start of the first half of an NCAA college football game against Arkansas State, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. For the second straight year, Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher will meet in a mentor-mentee matchup. All signs point toward Saban teaching him another lesson when top-ranked Alabama hosts 22nd-ranked Texas A&M on Saturday. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
September 21, 2018 - 2:42 am
For the second straight year, Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher will meet in a mentor-mentee matchup. All signs point toward Saban teaching him another lesson when top-ranked Alabama hosts 22nd-ranked Texas A&M on Saturday in one of two games between Top 25 teams. The other has No. 7 Stanford at No...
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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield celebrates after the Browns defeated the New York Jets 21-17 in an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)
September 21, 2018 - 12:48 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — For the first time in 635 days, the Cleveland Browns won. Baker Mayfield showed them how. The No. 1 overall pick replaced injured starter Tyrod Taylor and sparked the Browns, who got two 1-yard touchdown runs from Carlos Hyde and beat the New York Jets 21-17 on Thursday night for...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, file photo, Ohio State's acting head coach Ryan Day directs warm-ups before an NCAA college football game against Oregon State in Columbus, Ohio. No. 15 TCU gets another chance for the Big 12 against No. 4 Ohio State. The Horned Frogs and Buckeyes will play Saturday night at the home stadium of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
September 19, 2018 - 3:54 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State assistant Ryan Day earned an extra $487,000 for steering the Buckeyes during Urban Meyer's suspension. That's the amount of the lump-sum bonus the university will give Day for acting as head coach from Aug. 1 through last Sunday. Meyer served a three-game suspension...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert (10) looks for a receiver against Portland State during an NCAA college football game in Eugene, Ore. A couple of Pac-12 stars have a chance to put themselves into the Heisman mix on Saturday night when No. 7 Stanford visits No. 20 Oregon. Herbert has put up nice numbers in the first three weeks of the season, with 10 touchdown passes, no interceptions and 10.4 yards per attempt. He is not quite at the Tua level, but he’s not that far off. (AP Photo/Thomas Boyd, File)
September 19, 2018 - 11:28 am
No. 7 Stanford and No. 20 Oregon is the highlight game of the weekend in college football, but it's hard to assess the Ducks. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , guest Chantel Jennings previews the Pac-12's big game and gives the back story on Ducks star quarterback Justin Herbert...
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In this Sept. 7, 2017, photo provided by Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena poses for a photo. The former ISU golfer was found dead Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at a golf course in Ames. Collin Daniel Richards, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in her death. (Luke Lu/Iowa State University via AP)
September 18, 2018 - 3:54 pm
AMES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a champion golfer from Spain whose body was found on a golf course in central Iowa (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Iowa State football players will wear a decal on their helmets to honor slain school golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena during Saturday's game...
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Ohio State NCAA college football head coach Urban Meyer gestures while speaking at a press conference in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mitch Stacy)
September 17, 2018 - 4:33 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he has sent letters and had conversations with families of players as a key step toward containing and repairing the scandal that led to his three-game suspension, a saga he describes as "a window in time I made an error." He acknowledged...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2018, file photo, people, left, talk to tellers while placing bets at the Meadowlands Racetrack, in East Rutherford, N.J. Dozens of states are rushing to capitalize on the U.S. Supreme Court lifting a federal ban on sports gambling. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
September 17, 2018 - 1:46 pm
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — It's early in a college basketball game and Team A, playing methodically and using up most of the 30-second shot clock, falls behind 10-6. Scattered around the bleachers, several fans staring at their smartphones celebrate silently: they have bet on Team B to be the first to...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, a sign advertising sports betting is displayed at Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA think that expanding legal betting will lead to more game-fixing. The architects of New Jersey’s successful legal challenge to the sports gambling ban say those fears are overstated and that bringing sports betting out of the shadows will make it easier to detect illegal activity. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
September 17, 2018 - 1:45 pm
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — With dozens of states rushing to offer legal sports gambling in the wake of this spring's landmark U.S. Supreme Court' ruling, will fixed games — or parts of games — become more common? The four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA have argued for years in court that...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2017, file photo, basketballs sit in a rack on the court during a training session by the Brooklyn Nets at the Mexico City Arena in Mexico City. The four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA think that expanding legal betting will lead to more game-fixing. The architects of New Jersey’s successful legal challenge to the sports gambling ban say those fears are overstated and that bringing sports betting out of the shadows will make it easier to detect illegal activity. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
September 17, 2018 - 10:05 am
Notable game-fixing scandals in the United States: 2013: Auburn basketball player Varez Ward is charged with trying to fix Auburn's Jan. 25, 2012 game against Arkansas. Ward is later accepted into a pretrial diversion program. 2012: Former San Diego basketball player Brandon Johnson and former...
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