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.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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

5 Things for Week 3: ACC showdown, Barrett's big chance

For the first time in the history of the AP poll, the top three teams will play true road games against ranked foes. Some College Football Playoff contenders could fade and others could emerge. There's a lot going on for mid-September.

  • Written by RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer