Stewart, Newman leave NASCAR meeting on good terms

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman left a NASCAR-mandated meeting Friday insisting their dustup last weekend is behind them and no apologies are needed.

  • Written by MIKE CRANSTON, Associated Press

Cubs celebrate first NL Central title in 8 years

CHICAGO (AP) — David Ross was on his way home when the Chicago Cubs clinched the NL Central, so he ducked into a bar on Sheffield Avenue for a drink. Ross, who plans to retire after this year, wanted to celebrate his last division title.

  • Written by JAY COHEN, AP Sports Writer

Sharper's Hall of Fame nomination causes national outcry

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The inclusion of former NFL safety and convicted rapist Darren Sharper on the Pro Football's Hall of Fame nomination list, shocked some people Friday and has started a national debate over who should be eligible for induction.


Ohio State-Oklahoma game has playoff implications

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Ohio State and Oklahoma, the top two teams in the AP's all-time rankings, will meet Saturday with the high stakes one might expect in such a matchup.

  • Written by CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer

It's Oklahoma's Mayfield vs. Ohio St's Barrett in QB battle

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A quarterback matchup the likes of Saturday's showdown between Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and Ohio State's J.T. Barrett is rare, especially in the regular season.

  • Written by CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer