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Maryland beats Syracuse 34-20

- Associated Press

C.J. Brown threw for 280 yards and two touchdowns, cornerback William Lively returned an interception 88 yards for another score, and Maryland beat mistake-prone Syracuse 34-20 on Saturday.

Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas (5) scores a first half touchdown past Virginia Tech's Donovan Riley (2) and Kyshoen Jarrett (34) an NCAA college football game in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry)  LOCAL TV OUT; SALEM TIMES REGISTER OUT; FINCASTLE HERALD OUT;  CHRISTIANBURG NEWS MESSENGER OUT; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL OUT; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL OUT

Georgia Tech rallies past Virginia Tech 27-24

- Associated Press

Harrison Butker kicked a 24-yard field goal with no time remaining and Georgia Tech rallied from an early deficit and remained unbeaten with a 27-24 victory against Virginia Tech on Saturday.

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2014, file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston rolls out of the pocket in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma State in Arlington, Texas. Florida State has suspended Winston for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday, Sept 20, extending its initial punishment of one half after the quarterback made "offensive and vulgar" comments about female anatomy earlier this week. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Winston will miss entire Clemson game as FSU extends suspension

- Associated Press

Interim President Garnett S. Stokes and athletic director Stan Wilcox announced the decision late Friday night. There had been criticism that the original punishment for Winston’s latest embarrassing off-field incident was too light.

St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo , right, competes for the puck against Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in St. Louis. The Capitals won 4-1. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee) EDWARDSVILLE OUT  ALTON OUT

Tom Wilson’s return unknown as he recovers from broken left leg

- The Washington Times

Wilson broke the bone in an accident in Ontario in July and underwent surgery to repair the break on July 8. He has just recently begun to skate by himself, doing so once in Toronto and once at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, where the Capitals began training camp on Friday.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pauses as he speaks during a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases. The commissioner reiterated that he botched the handling of the Ray Rice case.  (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Goodell: ‘Same mistakes can never be repeated’

- The Washington Times

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell gave a public apology Friday afternoon during a press conference to address the league’s handling of several domestic abuse cases, announcing he will soon meet with experts to come up with new policies to better manage personal conduct issues.

Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon reacts after striking out during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Strong, silent type: Nats’ Rendon does his talking on field

- The Washington Times

Though Rendon tries to stay out of the spotlight, his performance on the field has made that impossible. Entering Thursday night’s series-opener against the Marlins, the 24-year-old was hitting .285 with 20 home runs, 85 RBI and 15 stolen bases.

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FILE - In this Thursday, May 29, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, right, addresses members of the media in Foxborough, Mass. The NFL is under pressure from sponsors, fans and lawmakers for its handling of domestic violence allegations against several players. At issue is whether the league is acting swiftly enough to investigate or discipline players. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

- Associated Press

More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL's handling of players accused of crimes.

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Kershaw gets 20th win as Dodgers pound Cubs 14-5

- Associated Press

Clayton Kershaw had his usual velocity, and that was about it. The rest of his considerable repertoire appeared in brief flashes during one of the shortest outings of his brilliant year.

Chiefs, Miami hope backup RBs can get them going

- Associated Press

When comparing Kansas City Chiefs running backs, it would seem Jamaal Charles has Knile Davis beaten by a mile - or by 5,522 career yards rushing, which is actually 3.1 miles.

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2013, file photo, Florida State quarterback Sean Maguire throws a pass during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Tallahassee, Fla.  Top-ranked Florida State will host No. 22 Clemson without Heisman-winning quarterback Jameis Winston for the first half after he was suspended Wednesday. That thrusts redshirt sophomore Sean Maguire into the first start of his career. Maguire was not a star recruit and has only thrown 21 passes in his career. Now he'll have to hold down the fort for the first 30 minutes of college football's marquee Saturday night game.  (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)

ACC showdown and All-America matchup in SEC

- Associated Press

An ACC showdown has an unlikely star, an SEC showdown has an enticing one-on-one matchup and East Carolina goes for two straight upsets.

ADVANCE FOR USE SATURDAY, SEPT. 20 AND THEREAFTER - In this Aug. 21, 2014 photo, Bryce Weiler, right, who is blind since birth, joins Peoria Chiefs play-by-play announcer Nathan Baliva in the broadcast booth during a Chiefs game at Dozer Park in Peoria, Ill. (AP Photo/Journal Star, Ting Shen)

EXCHANGE: Blind announcer does baseball on radio

- Associated Press

Bryce Weiler can shoot 70 percent from the free-throw line, play catch on a baseball field and deliver a stunningly researched, passionate color commentary covering sports events on radio.

The 12th Man is a force all around Seattle

- Associated Press

Success has not made the 12th Man soft. A Super Bowl championship has just added more fuel to the already caffeinated fervor of Seattle Seahawks fans.

Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) is helped off the field after he was injured, by tackle Trent Williams (71) and head coach Jay Gruden, right, during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

DeSean Jackson set for return to Philly

- Associated Press

DeSean Jackson provided the Eagles and their fans many thrilling moments during his six seasons in Philadelphia before he was abruptly cut.

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles players, from left, Nick Foles, Zach Ertz, Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper celebrate after a touchdown by Maclin during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Philadelphia. he Associated Press awards a Comeback Player of the Year in February. Maybe this season the AP should hand out comeback team honors, too. The leaders after two weeks: the Eagles. (AP Photo/Michael Perez, File)

No NFL lead safe a cliche that works

- Associated Press

The Associated Press awards a Comeback Player of the Year in February. Maybe this season the AP should hand out comeback team honors, too.

St. Louis Rams running back Zac Stacy (30) celebrates with teammates, including tight end Lance Kendricks (88) and center Tim Barnes (61), after scoring against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

Rams on high alert for Cowboys' Murray

- Associated Press

Even while attending the birth of a daughter earlier this week, James Laurinaitis had DeMarco Murray on the brain.

IOC: Flexible rules could allow baseball's return

Associated Press

The adoption of a more flexible approach to the Olympic program could allow for the return of baseball and other sports that have been dropped from the games, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said Saturday.