Blackhawks rout Red Wings behind Saad’s hat trick

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) stops New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall (9) during the third period of a preseason NHL hockey game, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

CHICAGO (AP) — Brandon Saad scored a hat trick to spark the Chicago Blackhawks’ 6-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.

Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats

FILE - In this April 1, 2015 file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez is led into the courtroom at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., for his murder trial in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. Hernandez's lawyer said Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, researchers said on Thursday. His lawyer announced a lawsuit against the NFL and the team, accusing them of hiding the true dangers of the sport.

Evaluating Allen: Wyoming QB a strange study

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, file photo, Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen (17) runs onto the field before an NCAA college football game against Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. Allen had a long day against Iowa and it got even worse against Oregon. The Wyoming quarterback's two big chances to show off his prodigious talents were pretty much a flop, but make no mistake: Allen is still one of the most talented college quarterbacks in the country and a potential high draft pick. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The stands of War Memorial Stadium are mostly empty as Josh Allen makes his way toward midfield, ball in hand.

Oklahoma streaking into Big 12 opener at Baylor

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2016, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) runs in for a touchdown ahead of Baylor safety Davion Hall (2) during the first half of a NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla. Third-ranked Oklahoma is streaking into the Big 12 opener at Baylor on Saturday. The 3-0 Sooners have a nation’s-best 13 straight wins, and a 16-game winning streak in conference play. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams, File)

WACO, Texas (AP) — While Baker Mayfield never really sensed that Oklahoma’s series against Baylor was becoming a rivalry, the quarterback knew it had become quite a challenge.

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