TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — It would be easy to think it's a forgone conclusion that the U.S. women's basketball team will win a third straight World Cup.
Two weeks, two ties.
TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The U.S. women's basketball roster is full of WNBA All-Stars and clearly the 12-member team led by Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart will be fun to watch.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Two ranked teams. Two star players. The game between No. 7 Stanford and No. 20 Oregon on Saturday has plenty of hype.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland and Minnesota open Big Ten play Saturday sharing an unwanted bond: Both are mourning the loss of a teammate.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — North Carolina State and Marshall both have one fewer game to help prepare for the fast-approaching start of their conference seasons.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is finally back on schedule.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State coach Willie Taggart remains optimistic despite the rough start in his first season with the Seminoles.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The annual September matchup between Florida and Tennessee doesn't have the same meaning it carried back when the game usually decided the SEC East title.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Bryce Perkins has shown himself to be a dynamic runner and an accurate passer in his first three starts for Virginia, and the transfer quarterback feels like the Cavaliers have hardly scratched the surface of their potential.
Virginia Tech is finally getting back on the football field after an unexpected week off because of Hurricane Florence, and the No. 13 Hokies are eager to see if the extra work they did will pay off.
SEATTLE (AP) — Herm Edwards arrived back on the Arizona State campus sometime around 3:30 a.m. last Sunday. Rather than going home and not sleeping, Edwards immediately went to work at finding the reasons behind the Sun Devils' first loss of the season.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Unbeaten after three games for only the eighth time in eight decades, Syracuse concludes a three-game homestand on Saturday against a familiar foe that's struggling.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU and coach Ed Orgeron need look back no further than last season for lessons about why the sixth-ranked Tigers should take Louisiana Tech seriously.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — It has become a regular thing for Alabama coach Nick Saban to stalk the sideline opposite one of his former pupils.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, watching on TV at home while serving a suspension, got so worked up during the TCU game last week that he had to leave the room when the Buckeyes struggled.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke is off to another fast start, on the verge of cracking the national rankings and with a huge home game looming next week.
No. 8 Notre Dame is looking for more big plays out of its offense. Wake Forest can't seem to stop giving them up.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Vanderbilt Commodores are tired of messages congratulating them for a close game.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A family wedding is keeping Matt Perrelli away from attending the FIU-Miami game on Saturday, although his wife is planning to be near a television at kickoff.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Gus Malzahn and Chad Morris joined the ranks of Southeastern Conference head coaches after winning three state titles apiece in high school and transitioning to college as offensive coordinators.
Mississippi's defense ranks among the worst in the country through the season's first three games.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — No. 14 Mississippi State and Kentucky boast two of the Southeastern Conference's top three rushing offenses, and the similarities don't stop there.
DALLAS (AP) — Zach Abey still gets a chance to score touchdowns for Navy even though he is no longer the starting quarterback.
Michigan State looks exactly the same to Indiana coach Tom Allen.
Oklahoma State quarterback Taylor Cornelius has made an unexpected impression as a runner.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Kansas has no gaudy turnover chain to pass around on the sideline. The Jayhawks instead have the "Swarm Master" award.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa State community will close out a horrible week by coming together to watch the Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Georgia's defense has been so good this season it has some opposing quarterbacks in awe.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — It might be strange for longtime college football fans to imagine that Oklahoma's roster is almost completely unfamiliar with the triple option offense.
Boston College coach Steve Addazio sees a lot of his own program in Purdue.
The first Big Ten game of the season for No. 18 Wisconsin and Iowa could end up being the biggest one in the West division this season.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Wins over Wisconsin and Arizona have breathed new life into BYU's football program.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas cornerback Kris Boyd said perhaps the last thing Longhorns fans want to hear right now.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — It didn't take long for Shea Patterson to get in a groove at Michigan.
Less than a month into the college football season, the results haven't been particularly good for the Big Ten.
For the second straight year, Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher will meet in a mentor-mentee matchup.
CLEVELAND (AP) — For the first time in 635 days, the Cleveland Browns won.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryquell Armstead ran for 108 yards and a touchdown, the Temple defense scored on two of its five turnovers and the Owls beat Tulsa 31-17 on Thursday night in an American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
VILAMOURA, Portugal (AP) — Sergio Garcia dedicated his round Thursday in the Portugal Masters to the Spanish women's college golfer killed in Iowa.
POCATELLO — After nonconference matchups with a struggling Division II team and a Pac-12 Conference squad on the rise, Idaho State finally finds level playing ground this week in its Big Sky Conference opener.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — After No. 8 Notre Dame went indoors to dodge raindrops for its final preparations for Saturday's game at Wake Forest, coach Brian Kelly danced around the possibility of a new starting quarterback.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will play Bethune-Cookman on Oct. 27 to make up for the game against Akron that was canceled because of inclement weather.
CHICAGO (AP) — Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have played against each other 46 times. From Monaco to Shanghai and everywhere in between. Regular, run-of-the-mill tournaments and major finals.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers might get injured inside linebacker Oren Burks back for their game Sunday against the Washington Redskins.
SEATTLE (AP) — Whether it was his first two stops in the NFL, his time in college at Southern California or his first eight seasons in charge in Seattle, Pete Carroll has never started a season with three consecutive losses.
HOUSTON (AP) — It will be a showcase of two of the NFL's best receivers in DeAndre Hopkins and Odell Beckham Jr. when the Houston Texans and New York Giants meet on Sunday with both teams looking for their first win.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Joe Burrow's pedestrian completion percentage and passing totals might be more of an issue if sixth-ranked LSU were losing.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida Atlantic entered the season with aspirations of playing its way into the debate about who is worthy of berths in the College Football Playoff.