MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tanner Mordecai ran for two touchdowns, Braelon Allen added two more and the Wisconsin defense forced six turnovers — including five interceptions — to help the Badgers beat Georgia Southern 35-14 Saturday. Hunter Wohler, a junior safety who went into the game with one career interception, picked off two passes, while Ricardo Hallman, Jason Maitre and C.J. Goetz each intercepted throws by Georgia Southern's Davis Brin.
When the postseason rolls around, the Los Angeles Dodgers know they'll need more than just Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman carrying the load at the top of the lineup.
Patrick Wedderburn exchanged hugs with family and friends Friday night as he held aloft his once-in-a-lifetime haul in section 321 at Citi Field — two foul balls snagged in a three-pitch span during the eighth inning of the Mets’ 5-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.
ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation is planning to build a national training center in Atlanta with financial support from Arthur Blank. The USSF announced plans for the training center on Friday. Blank, who owns the Atlanta Falcons and MLS's Atlanta United, is contributing $50 million for the project. The site for the facility will be selected in January, the USSF said.
The Baseball Hall of Fame is going Bananas. An exhibit dedicated to the sport's wackiest team, the Savannah Bananas, will open Friday at the hallowed shrine in Cooperstown, New York. “I'm blown away," Bananas owner Jesse Cole told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have a certain way of doing things, even with a new face of the franchise. From Atlanta's point of view, the Jordan Love-led Packers look much the same as the team that had Aaron Rodgers at quarterback all those years. “It's a stable organization," Falcons coach Arthur Smith said. “They’ve got their way of doing things that probably hasn’t changed.”
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The preseason is over for the No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs. Time to face some real competition. Georgia carries a 19-game winning streak into its first Southeastern Conference game, hosting South Carolina in a contest that should be more challenging than the first two weeks.
Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin is confident his Rebels won’t have issues getting ready for a team they handled so easily last season. That’s partly because No. 17 Ole Miss (2-0) has so many newcomers who weren’t around for that 42-0 win over Georgia Tech (1-1), which visits Vaught-Hemingway Stadium for the first time on Saturday night.
Georgia Southern will try to beat a Big Ten team for the second straight season when it visits Wisconsin on Saturday. The Eagles' 45-42 victory at Nebraska last year came one day before the Cornhuskers fired coach Scott Frost. Wisconsin will be attempting to bounce back from a 31-22 loss at Washington State that knocked the Badgers out of the Top 25. Wisconsin coach Luke Fickell hasn't lost back-to-back games since his debut season at Cincinnati in 2017.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves clinched their sixth straight NL East title, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Wednesday night behind Spencer Strider's major league-leading 17th win and Austin Riley’s two-run homer. Kirby Yates struck out Brandon Marsh to end the game and the players danced in a mob near the mound as Phillies fans booed them off the field.