Tennessee Football Prep Polls

Football 09/24/18, 15:41

The Associated Press' Top 10 teams in each of Tennessee's six Division I non-financial aid classifications and in the combined Division II financial aid classification as selected by Tennessee AP-member sportswriters and broadcasters. With first-place votes in parentheses, records through September 24, total points based on 10 points for a ...

49ers lose QB Jimmy Garoppolo to season-ending knee injury

Football 09/24/18, 15:26

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will need season-ending surgery on his injured left knee.The 49ers said Monday that an MRI confirmed the team's fears that Garoppolo tore his ACL while making a cut late in a loss at Kansas City. The injury deals a serious blow to the 49ers ...

Chiefs spread the wealth on offense during blistering start

Football 09/24/18, 14:38

There was a play midway through the Kansas City Chiefs' 38-27 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in which Patrick Mahomes eluded the pass rush, rolled out to his right and flipped a short, simple pass to running back Kareem Hunt in the flat.He had at least two other wide ...

Humbled Vikings seek to move forward from annual dud

Football 09/24/18, 14:24

With a boost from an illegal block penalty by the Buffalo Bills during a punt, the Minnesota Vikings finally crossed midfield with 9:36 left in the third quarter.Their next two plays were an incompletion and an interception.That was a fitting sequence in a game dominated from start to finish by, ...

Ohio High School Football Poll List

Football 09/24/18, 13:14

How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the weekly Associated Press poll of 2018, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):Source: The Associated Press

Northwestern RB Larkin retires due to neck/spine condition

Football 09/24/18, 13:00

Northwestern leading rusher Jeremy Larkin is retiring from football after being diagnosed with cervical stenosis, a condition that causes narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck and upper back.Northwestern said Monday that Larkin's condition is not life threatening, but prevents him from playing.Larkin, a sophomore, is in his first ...

Hokies’ QB Josh Jackson to have surgery; return uncertain

Football 09/24/18, 12:57

Virginia Tech quarterback Josh Jackson has a broken left fibula and will have surgery.Coach Justin Fuente made the announcement Monday. He said the surgery will take place Tuesday, but gave no timetable for how long Jackson will be sidelined.Jackson, in his second season as the starter, was injured in the ...

No. 3 Clemson names freshman Trevor Lawrence new starting QB

Football 09/24/18, 11:58

Clemson has named freshman Trevor Lawrence its starting quarterback for the Tigers' game against Syracuse this Saturday.The team announced the decision on Monday. Senior Kelly Bryant had started the third-ranked Tigers (4-0) first four games with Lawrence coming off the bench early in each contest.But Lawrence threw a career-best four ...

Man convicted in extortion case indicted on drug charges

Football 09/24/18, 11:27

A quadriplegic suspected of running a drug pipeline between California and Ohio has been indicted on drug charges nearly two years after a judge decided it would be too costly to imprison him in another case.The Akron Beacon Journal reports 31-year-old Patrick Griffin was indicted Sept. 11 on suspicion of ...

Hall of Fame receiver Tommy McDonald dies at 84

Football 09/24/18, 10:22

Hall of Fame receiver Tommy McDonald has died at 84.His death was announced Monday by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Details were not disclosed.McDonald was the small, speedy and sure-handed receiver who teamed with quarterback Norm Van Brocklin to help the Philadelphia Eagles win the 1960 NFL championship.McDonald was ...

Ex-Lions DeAndre Levy tackles sexual assault with public art

Football 09/24/18, 06:00

Even if he doesn't play football here anymore, former Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy has made a home in Detroit and is starting a family here."Detroit has become my home," Levy, 31, told the Free Press . "Detroit has grown on me, especially the last few years I've been here ...

STAT WATCH: OU linebacker sets FBS record with 28 tackles

Football 09/24/18, 06:00

Kenneth Murray went into Oklahoma's game against Army with the goal of breaking the school record for tackles. The sophomore linebacker ended up setting the Football Bowl Subdivision mark.Murray made 28 stops in the Sooners' 28-21 overtime win over the Black Knights on Saturday. That broke the record shared by ...

Top 25 Heat Check: Basketball schools storm football poll

Football 09/24/18, 02:41

college football poll had a basketball feel this week.Kentucky and Duke moved into the Top 25 for the first time this season Sunday. For the Blue Devils (4-0) it is their first appearance since October 2015. It has been a lot longer for the Wildcats, who were last ranked in ...

Chiefs, 49ers heading in opposite directions through 3 weeks

Football 09/24/18, 02:37

The Kansas City Chiefs are on an upward trajectory, their blistering start spearheaded by a young, transcendent quarterback in Patrick Mahomes who is already setting NFL records.The San Francisco 49ers are the opposite in every way.Not only were they soundly beaten in a 38-27 loss at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, ...

Giants, Bills, Seahawks, Lions fans are breathing easier

Football 09/24/18, 02:37

They're breathing easier in New Jersey, Seattle, and the Motor City, and taking in some rarefied air in western New York.That's what happens when your hapless, helpless and hopeless football teams suddenly turn nasty, effective and victorious.Most shocking, no doubt, was what the Bills did to the Vikings . After ...

Rams hold off Chargers 35-23 in LA’s crosstown showdown

Football 09/23/18, 20:34

Jared Goff passed for 354 yards and three touchdowns, and Todd Gurley rushed for 105 yards and another score, leading the Rams to a 35-23 victory over the Chargers on Sunday in the franchises' first meeting since their relocations to Los Angeles.Cory Littleton blocked a punt in the end zone ...

Bad press for No. 1 Alabama? Saban says yes, please

Football 09/23/18, 14:27

Alabama coach Nick Saban had one last request before leaving the podium following the latest lopsided win: Go negative. Please.The top-ranked Crimson Tide's master motivator would like a little bad press to help keep his team grounded. It's been that kind of start for Alabama's season. Saturday's 45-23 win over ...

Update: Redskins QB Smith’s INT-free streak ends

Football 09/23/18, 14:27

The Latest on the third Sunday of the NFL regular season (all times EDT):2:15 p.m.Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith's streak of consecutive passes without an interception is over after 156 attempts, the longest active such run in the NFL.Smith was picked off by Green Bay Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix ...

Top 25: Kentucky enters rankings for 1st time since ’07

Football 09/23/18, 14:11

college football poll got a makeover. Five teams entered the Top 25 on Sunday, including No. 17 Kentucky for the first time since 2007.At the top it was mostly status quo, with Alabama, Georgia, Clemson and Ohio State staying Nos. 1-4. LSU moved up to No. 5, swapping places with ...