AP Sports SummaryBrief at 1:24 a.m. EDT | National Sports
Carlos Alcaraz wins US Open for 1st Slam title, highest ranking
NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Alcaraz beat Casper Ruud 6-4, 2-6, 7-6(1), 6-3 in the US Open final to win his first Grand Slam title at 19 and become the youngest man to move up to No. 1 in the rankings. Alcaraz is a Spaniard who was playing in his eighth major tournament and second at Flushing Meadows. He only briefly showed signs of fatigue on Sunday after having to go three consecutive matches in five sets to reach the title match. Ruud is a 23-year-old Norwegian who is now 0-2 in Slam finals. He was Rafael Nadal’s runner-up at Roland-Garros in June.
Brady and Bucs choke Cowboys 19-3 as Prescott injures hand
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tom Brady and Mike Evans connected on a one-time touchdown, Leonard Fournette rushed for 127 yards and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers outscored the Dallas Cowboys 19-3. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a throwing hand injury. Owner Jerry Jones said he would require surgery and force him to miss several weeks. Brady was in charge throughout the first start of a 45-year-old quarterback in NFL history. He got a big defensive assist on Todd Bowles’ debut as Tampa Bay coach after three seasons as defensive coordinator.
Cowboys QB Prescott will miss several weeks with a hand injury
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will need surgery for a fractured bone in his throwing hand. He will miss several weeks after being injured in the fourth quarter of the 19-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Prescott’s right hand made contact with a rushing defender on a pass. Prescott said he initially thought he had just gotten his hand stuck like he had many times before, but realized on the next play that he couldn’t grab a hold. the ball. After being initially checked on the sidelines, he went to the locker room for x-rays.
First Dodgers team to clinch playoff berth, routs Padres 11-2
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Turner hit a grand slam and a solo homer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who forcefully became the first team to clinch a playoff berth this season with an 11-2 victory over the San Diego Padres. The Dodgers sealed a playoff berth for the 10th straight season. With thousands of their blue-clad fans cheering them on at Petco Park, the Dodgers also cut their magic number to two for winning the NL West for the ninth time in 10 seasons. The Dodgers have the best record in the majors at 96-43. Max Muncy hit a base-loaded two-run single in the sixth inning and Chris Taylor and Trea Turner also homered for the Dodgers.
AP Top 25: UGA takes over No. 1; Kentucky, Arkansas in the Top 10
Georgia reclaimed the top spot in the Associated Press college football poll and Oklahoma State, Kentucky and Arkansas entered the top 10 after an upset weekend. The Bulldogs, defending national champions, started the season ranked third in the AP Top 25. It took them two weeks to get back to where they spent most of last year. Georgia received 53 of 63 first-place votes. No. 2 Alabama, which needed a late field goal to hold off Texas, received nine first-place votes and No. 3 Ohio State got one. No. 4 Michigan and No. 5 Clemson retained their spots. Oklahoma moved up a spot to No. 6. And Southern California jumped three places to No. 7. Notre Dame dropped from No. 8 to snap a streak of 80 straight poll appearances.
The 697th HR of Pujols, passes to the 4th, rallies Cards over Pirates
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Albert Pujols hit his 697th home run, passing Alex Rodriguez for fourth on the career list and doing it in spectacular fashion with a ninth-inning drive that rallied the St. Louis Cardinals to the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3. Cardinals at the top of NL Central trailed 2-1 when Pujols connected for a two-point drive. Pujols tied Rodriguez with a home run on Saturday night. Pujols trails Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714) on the all-time home run charts. Pujols, 42, still has 21 games to play in his 22nd and final season in the big leagues. He hit 18 home runs this season.
Nebraska fires Frost; AD Alberts says 16-31 ‘is not acceptable’
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska fired football coach Scott Frost after a 1-2 start to the season. The situation was so dire that sporting director Trev Alberts only made the decision three weeks before Frost’s contract buyout was cut in half. The Cornhuskers lost 45-42 to Georgia Southern as a three-touchdown favorite at home on Saturday night. Frost was 16-31 three games into his fifth season. Associate head coach Mickey Joseph was named interim coach for the remainder of the season. Alberts said there was no attempt to negotiate a lower buyout and that Frost would receive the $15 million owed to him.
Steelers’ TJ Watt leaves Bengals with pectoral injury
CINCINNATI (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker TJ Watt left the team’s fourth quarter win over the Cincinnati Bengals with a pectoral injury. The reigning Defensive Player of the Year left the field and headed for the locker room shortly before the game went into overtime. Before the injury, he was his usual disruptive self, with one sack and one interception. He tied the NFL’s single-season sack record with 22 1/2 last season despite missing two games.
McDaniel era begins with win, Dolphins edge Patriots 20-7
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa passed for 270 yards and a touchdown, and the Miami Dolphins gave their first taste of their ability to struggle in the AFC East by beating Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots 20-7 Sunday. Patriots sophomore quarterback Mac Jones threw for 213 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Tyreek Hill, who made his Miami Dolphins debut after the team traded him in the offseason, led Miami receivers with eight receptions for 94 yards. Running back Ty Montgomery caught the Patriots’ only touchdown of the game. Damien Harris led the New England rushers with 48 yards on nine carries.
Mahomes throws 5 touchdowns, Chiefs hammer Cardinals 44-21
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes threw for 360 yards and five touchdowns, lifting the Kansas City Chiefs to an impressive 44-21 road win over the Arizona Cardinals in Game 1 for both teams. The quarterback was playing his first NFL game against Kliff Kingsbury, who coached Mahomes at Texas Tech and now manages the Cardinals. Tight end Travis Kelce caught eight passes for 121 yards and a touchdown. It was his 30th career game with at least 100 receiving yards. Clyde Edwards-Helaire had two touchdown passes.
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