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Guidolin's Swansea future in doubt after losing to Liverpool

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:50:35 -0500

SWANSEA, Wales (AP) — Francesco Guidolin's future as Swansea manager looks bleak after Liverpool fought back to win 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday.


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Clemson-Louisville highlights trio of top 10 matchups

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:39:12 -0500

The fifth week of the college football season offers arguably the best lineup of games since the opening weekend. With so many top 10 teams facing each other, this week could provide some clues on which teams have legitimate College…


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Ogier extends lead at Tour of Corsica

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:31:25 -0500

AJACCIO, Corsica (AP) — World rally championship leader Sebastien Ogier extended his lead at the Tour of Corsica on Saturday with another dominant display in the morning session.



Sparks and Lynx move within 1 win of WNBA Finals showdown

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:32:13 -0500

The Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx are one win away from meeting in the WNBA Finals after double-digit victories in the first two games of their respective semifinal series.


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No Balotelli in Italy squad for Spain and Macedonia matches

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:16:47 -0500

ROME (AP) — There is still no place for Mario Balotelli in the Italy squad as coach Gian Piero Ventura named a largely unchanged 26-man list Saturday for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Spain and Macedonia.



Perez 'pretty certain' on 2017 team, announcement imminent

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:06:26 -0500

SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Mexican driver Sergio Perez is "pretty certain" which team he will be driving for in the 2017 Formula One season, but stopped short of confirming he will remain with Force India next season.


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Albania includes 4 newcomers in World Cup squad

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 07:45:20 -0500

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania coach Gianni De Biasi has included four newcomers in his squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Liechtenstein and Spain.






Kristyna Pliskova beats Hibino in Tashkent for 1st title

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 07:07:08 -0500

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic won her first WTA tournament on Saturday at the Tashkent Open, beating defending champion Nao Hibino of Japan in the final.



Hamilton takes pole at Malaysian GP

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 05:51:57 -0500

SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton put himself in the best possible position to wrest back the lead in the Formula One drivers championship by claiming pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday.


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Defender Jeremy Mathieu ends international career

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 05:44:19 -0500

PARIS (AP) — French defender Jeremy Mathieu is quitting international football to focus on his club career with Barcelona.



Kvitova overpowers Cibulkova to win Wuhan Open

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 04:45:29 -0500

WUHAN, China (AP) — Petra Kvitova overpowered Dominika Cibulkova 6-1, 6-1 Saturday to win the Wuhan Open for her first title of the year.



Mi Jung Hur birdies 18th to take LPGA Tour lead in China

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 04:26:50 -0500

BEIJING (AP) — Mi Jung Hur birdied the par-5 18th hole for a 6-under 67 and a one-stroke lead over Brooke Henderson on Saturday in the Reignwood LPGA Classic.



Reds thrash Gamba to maintain lead in J-League standings

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 04:06:09 -0500

TOKYO (AP) — The Urawa Reds thrashed Gamba Osaka 4-0 Saturday to maintain its lead in the J-League's second-stage standings.



Friday's Sports In Brief

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 03:53:28 -0500

RYDER CUP



Scottish boxer dies after being injured in bout

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 03:33:21 -0500

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — A Scottish boxer has died after suffering severe bleeding and swelling to his brain during a televised fight.






Clemson-Louisville highlights trio of top 10 matchups

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 03:37:39 -0500

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White House trip helps USOC make strides on diversity

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 03:30:52 -0500

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — After watching their athletes pile up medals in Brazil, leaders of the U.S. Olympic team came home and produced results that could resonate every bit as loudly.


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Which stadiums were used for less time than Turner Field?

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 03:18:34 -0500

There are a handful of stadiums in Major League Baseball's modern era that were used for fewer seasons than Atlanta's Turner Field, which has been home of the Braves since 1997.


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Memorable moments in the history of Turner Field

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 03:22:15 -0500

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World Cup of Hockey set to affect start of NHL season

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 03:14:53 -0500

TORONTO (AP) — Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron have been skating, scoring and setting each other up as if they're in midseason form with the Boston Bruins.


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Neal bright spot in Athletics' 5-1 loss to Mariners

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 02:02:01 -0500

SEATTLE (AP) — At this point of the season, the Oakland Athletics have to take their positives where ever they can get them.


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McCarthy struggles in rare relief appearance in Dodgers loss

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 01:55:10 -0500

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon McCarthy is in the mix for bullpen spot for the NL West champion Dodgers in the playoffs — even after his awful outing in a rare relief appearance.


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Williams has 5 TDs; Almond's FG lifts BYU over Toledo 55-53

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 01:40:04 -0500

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Jamaal Williams ran for a program record five touchdowns and a career-high 286 yards, and Rhett Almond chipped in a 19-yard field goal as time expired to lift BYU over Toledo 55-53 on Friday night.


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Bumgarner pitches, hits as Giants win; Pagan body-slams fan

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 01:35:26 -0500

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner wants another even-year World Series championship. That's what drives him, not the milestones and accolades he piles up along the way.


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Purple Haze: No. 10 Washington rolls No. 7 Stanford 44-6

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 01:18:05 -0500

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington stayed quiet. Stanford was just the next opponent, the Huskies said, and there was no extra meaning or motivation.


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Schimpf homers again but Padres lose 5-3

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 01:16:10 -0500

PHOENIX (AP) — Ryan Schimpf keeps swinging away in the final weekend of a hard-hitting first three months in the major leagues.


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Parker leads Sparks in 99-84 rout of Sky; 1 win from Finals

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:35:23 -0500

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Candace Parker is one game away from getting the Los Angeles Sparks to the WNBA Finals. This time, she doesn't want to miss.


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Rodon's record-tying 7 straight strikeouts fuels White Sox

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:28:36 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — As the Chicago White Sox conclude a fourth straight losing season, a couple of 23-year-olds provided some optimism for the future Friday night.


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Rays' Andriese pleased with finish, looking forward to 2017

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:22:48 -0500

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A season that saw Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Andriese shuttle between the rotation and the bullpen closed with him making a statement about being a starter when 2017 begins.


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Carter hits his 40th home run in 4-1 loss to Rockies

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:13:11 -0500

DENVER (AP) — Chris Carter reached 40 homers for the first time Friday night, and he wants to keep going.


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Marlins tame Harper, Nationals for 7-4 win

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:15:17 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper returned to the lineup, but neither his bat nor spot starter A.J. Cole helped the Washington Nationals in their pursuit of home-field advantage opening the playoffs.


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Hochman: Magic moments adding up for Cardinals

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:15:00 -0500

In three of the past four nights, we’ve seen everlasting moments as the last-gasp Cardinals try to outlast the Giants in the wild-card race.


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Martinez, Holliday, Cards stay close in race, blank Pirates

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:11:03 -0500

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carlos Martinez pitched seven sharp innings, Jedd Gyorko hit his 29th homer, Brandon Moss homered to break out of a big slump and the St. Louis Cardinals stayed in the middle of the NL wild-card race.


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Marte homers to lead Angels over Astros

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:07:43 -0500

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jefry Marte homered and scored twice and Daniel Wright earned his first major league victory to help the Los Angeles Angels defeat the Houston Astros 7-1 on Friday night.


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Cano hits 2 homers, Mariners tighten wild-card race, top A's

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:03:34 -0500

SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano hit two home runs, Taijuan Walker pitched six effective innings and the Seattle Mariners moved within one game of the second AL wild-card spot, beating the Oakland Athletics 5-1 Friday night.


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Saturday's sports on the air

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

AUTO RACING






Baseball Capsules

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:00:25 -0500

BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Friday night.



Missouri district standings

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500




Best performances

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Best performances (1 Goal Minimum)



Top 10 schedule, results

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Large school schools - 9/301. Holt (23-3) at Troy Buchanan (23-3), 4:15 p.m.2. Troy Buchanan (23-3) vs. Holt (23-3), 4:15 p.m.3. Marquette (23-2) at Webster Groves (12-14), 4:15 p.m.4. Seckman (19-4) was idle.5. Oakville (19-4) at Fox (7-13), 4:15 p.m.6.…



Area top 10 schedule, results

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

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Top 10 schedule, results

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Large school schools - 9/301. Ladue (21-0) at Parkway North (3-9), 7:30 p.m.2. Edwardsville (11-0) was idle.3. Marquette (12-1) vs. Raymore-Peculiar at Summit, 5:30 p.m.4. Summit (15-1) vs. O'Hara at Summit, 7:30 p.m.5. CBC (12-2) vs. Rockhurst, 4:45 p.m.6. De…



Missouri top 10 schedule, results

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Class 6



Pitching performances

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Hitting performances

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Best performances (1 Hit Minimum)



Top 10 schedule, results

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Large school schools - 9/301. St. Joseph's (20-2) vs. Ozark at St. Teresa's, 6 p.m.2. Lafayette (17-5) was idle.3. Edwardsville (15-3) was idle.4. Eureka (27-2) was idle.5. Francis Howell (21-1) was idle.6. Nerinx Hall (20-2) vs. Mater Dei (9-9) at…



Marlins win first road game since Fernandez's death

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:55:05 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as an emotionally draining week that began with the death of star pitcher Jose Fernandez in a boating accident Sunday nears its end, the Miami Marlins aren't ending their season quietly.


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Darvish, pen help Rangers beat Rays 3-1 to gain home field

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:45:59 -0500

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Seven days after the Texas Rangers clinched their second straight American League West title, they took another significant step toward their ultimate goal.


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MLB roundup: Mets win to stay atop NL wild-card race

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:40:00 -0500

Jay Bruce homered for the third straight game and drove in three runs, Robert Gsellman threw six sharp innings and the New York Mets moved closer to securing a wild-card berth with a 5-1 win over the host Philadelphia Phillies…


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Goldschmidt, Owings homer, D-Backs beat Padres 5-3

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:42:47 -0500

PHOENIX (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Owings each hit a two-run home run and the Arizona Diamondbacks opened their final series of a disappointing season with a 5-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.


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Blue Jays stumble in wild-card race as Red Sox win 5-3

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:33:50 -0500

BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz has knocked plenty of teams out of the playoffs with his late-inning heroics.


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Stars forward Janmark has joint disorder in knee

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:33:42 -0500

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Stars forward Mattias Janmark will possibly miss all of the season because of a joint disorder in a knee.



WNBA Playoff Capsules

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:37:27 -0500

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Maya Moore scored 26 points and the defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury 96-86 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the semifinal series.



MLB notes: Cubs give Hoyer, McLeod extensions

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:35:00 -0500

Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer and scouting and player development director Jason McLeod agreed to contract extensions through the 2021 season Friday, mirroring president of baseball operations Theo Epstein’s deal two days earlier.


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Minnesota low: Rodon, White Sox send Twins to 103rd loss

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:28:39 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — Minnesota manager Paul Molitor acknowledged he can't wait until the season is over. And that was before having to watch Carlos Rodon tie an AL record by striking out the first seven Twins and Tim Anderson flirt…


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Game blog: Martinez, Holliday close with flourish

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:30:00 -0500

Cards wallop Pirates 7-0 to stay alive in wild-card race as Martinez works seven scoreless. Holliday, winding down his time here, hits 20th homer.


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Friday's Scores

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:30:16 -0500

Alma 35, Farmington 14



Friday's Scores

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Alma 35, Farmington 14






Puzzling Pineda stumbles again in finish to puzzling season

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:32:40 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Pineda pitched 3 2/3 hitless innings, gave up three straight hits, then allowed Adam Jones' home run leading off the fourth,


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NFL notes: Bills' Watkins out at least eight weeks

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:25:00 -0500

Buffalo Bills receiver Sammy Watkins will miss at least eight weeks resting an injury to his surgically repaired left foot after the team placed him on the reserved-injured list.


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Cabrera 2 HRs, Tigers move up in playoff race, beat Braves

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:22:19 -0500

ATLANTA (AP) — Tigers manager Brad Ausmus just wants to focus on his team, rather than worry about the other teams in the AL wild-card race.


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Bettis, Rockies beat Brewers 4-1

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:22:18 -0500

DENVER (AP) — Chad Bettis put a nice finishing touch on his best season in the majors.


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Tennessee can take control of SEC East

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:20:00 -0500

ATHENS, Ga. • Tennessee has a chance to take control of the SEC East on the first Saturday of October.


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Clemson's Watson looks to halt Louisville QB Jackson's historic run

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:10:00 -0500

CLEMSON, S.C. • No. 3 Louisville and quarterback Lamar Jackson have done the improbable: turned Clemson passer Deshaun Watson into an afterthought this weekend.


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Feeling the pressure, Mickelson delivers early at Ryder Cup

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:05:00 -0500

Phil Mickelson came to Minnesota this week at the center of the Ryder Cup storm, having been the most vocal of the American players in lobbying for change following three straight losses to Europe.


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Friday's Scores

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:59:25 -0500

Alma 35, Farmington 14



Sports digest: Ben Simmons suffers broken foot

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:00:00 -0500

Ben Simmons has a broken bone in his right foot and it’s unknown how long the No. 1 overall pick will be sidelined for the Philadelphia 76ers.


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Ortiz delivers another HR, Red Sox beat Blue Jays 5-3

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:00:23 -0500

BOSTON (AP) — Opening his final weekend with yet another game-winning homer, David Ortiz lined a two-run shot into the right-field stands to break a seventh-inning tie and help the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on…


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Hunwick, Holland each score twice, Maple Leafs rout Sabres

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:01:34 -0500

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Matt Hunwick and Peter Holland each scored twice to help the Toronto Maple Leafs rout the Buffalo Sabres 8-1 on Friday night in exhibition play.


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Trumbo hits 47th, Schoop 5 RBIs as Orioles top Yankees 8-1

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:59:41 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Buck Showalter was scoreboard watching through a fine, steady rain that gave Yankee Stadium a film noir feel.


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Holliday homers in return to St. Louis Cardinals

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:49:45 -0500

ST. LOUIS (AP) — If Matt Holliday's return on Friday night was his final appearance with the St. Louis Cardinals, he made it one to remember.


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Giants left fielder Angel Pagan tackles fan on field

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:50:14 -0500

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants left fielder Angel Pagan body-slammed a male fan who ran onto the field into the outfield grass at AT&T Park during the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.



Smith, Reds lose 7-3 to Chicago Cubs

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:33:44 -0500

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bryan Price is looking forward to better days with the Cincinnati Reds.


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Bruce, Gsellman move Mets closer to playoff spot, beat Phils

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:24:23 -0500

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryan Howard took a big cut, the ball soared off his bat and he paused to admire his shot like he's done for so many of his 381 career homers.


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Darvish stars as Rangers beat Rays 3-1 and clinch home field

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:23:48 -0500

ARLINGLTON, Texas (AP) — Yu Darvish looked playoff-ready with a season-high 12 strikeouts in six innings as the Texas Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 on Friday night and clinched home-field advantage throughout the postseason.


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Zobrist powers Cubs to 7-3 win over Reds

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:19:19 -0500

CINCINNATI (AP) — It looks as if Ben Zobrist might be rounding into postseason form, just in time for the Chicago Cubs.


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CBC scores pair of TDs in fourth to survive test in Jefferson City

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:11:00 -0500

Kamryn Babb and Kaleb Allen scored on fourth-quarter runs to lead CBC to a wild 65-59 win at Jefferson City on Friday.


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Howell rallies with four unanswered scores to down Timberland

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:05:00 -0500

WELDON SPRING • The Francis Howell football team took last week’s loss to Fort Zumwalt West extra hard.


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Viviano throws 3 TDs passes; Harvard beats Georgetown 31-17

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:54:18 -0500

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Joseph Viviano threw three touchdown passes in the first half and Harvard cruised to a 31-17 victory over Georgetown on Friday night.