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No. 25 Michigan aims to keep momentum vs. N. Illinois

ANN ARBOR (AP) — No. 25 Michigan has earned some momentum and has no plans to slow down against Northern Illinois. The Wolverines (2-0) began the season unranked and with relatively low expectations from outside the program for Jim Harbaugh's seventh season. They have started to change the ...

CMU’s McElwain relishes return to LSU’s Death Valley

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Central Michigan coach Jim McElwain and the Chippewas have demonstrated already this season that they can go into an SEC stadium and be competitive. Yet McElwain is reluctant to characterize a visit to LSU's 102,000-seat Death Valley, where the Chippewas (1-1) will ...

Sabres-Leafs take rivalry outdoors

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres' cross-border rivalry against the Toronto Maple Leafs is heading outdoors. The Sabres are listed as the home team against the Maple Leafs in the NHL's Heritage Classic, to be played at Tim Hortons Field, home of the Canadian Football League's Hamilton ...

NHL expects 98% vaccine rate among players before season

CHICAGO (AP) — Jacob Trouba was the first NHL player who allowed himself to be publicly photographed getting jabbed with a dose of coronavirus vaccine, and his wife did rotations in the emergency room in Florida with the pandemic raging. Perhaps because of that, the New York Rangers ...

Garneau, Tigers complete 2-game sweep of Brewers

DETROIT (AP) — Dustin Garneau homered and drove in two runs, rookie Matt Manning combined with the bullpen on a three-hitter and the Detroit Tigers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 on Wednesday to complete a two-game sweep. Milwaukee’s magic number to clinch the NL Central remained at five ...

Carr’s TD pass caps Raiders’ rally past Ravens in OT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — After a premature bench-clearing celebration and a couple of blunders that almost cost the Raiders the game, the party could finally begin for real after the first game with fans in Las Vegas. The Raiders won an exhilarating and exhausting season opener thanks to a furious ...