EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Commissioner Gary Bettman said Saturday he wouldn’t be surprised if the next NHL season begins after the tentatively planned Dec. 1 start date.
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders could once again be without their top two right tackles for this week’s game against New Orleans.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have ruled out edge rusher Dee Ford for this week’s game against the New York Jets.
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Just minutes after two Slovenian riders effectively sealed their first and second places in the Tour de France on Saturday, the president of Slovenia declared it a historic day for the tiny Alpine nation.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday sent Peruvian forward Yordy Reyna to D.C. United for cash.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech did not have its leading runner and a top defensive player for Saturday's game against No. 14 Central Florida.
ATLANTA (AP) — Elijah Mitchell rushed for 164 yards, including the winning touchdown in overtime, and No. 19 Louisiana-Lafayette beat Georgia State 34-31 on Saturday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Parents and players protested Saturday outside a state building in Chicago, pleading with Gov. J.B. Pritzker to lift his fall ban on some popular high school sports.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Chuba Hubbard was limited to 35 yards in the first half but scored on a 3-yard run on the first play of the fourth quarter to lift No. 11 Oklahoma State to a 16-7 victory over Tulsa in the season opener for both teams.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona’s embattled club president has no intention of resigning after more than 20,000 club members signed a petition for Josep Bartomeu and his board to face a censure vote.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jamale Carothers rushed for 125 yards, Daniel Davies kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired, and Navy rallied from a 24-0 third-quarter deficit to beat Tulane 27-24 on Saturday.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Three-time champion Chennai Super Kings enjoyed a five-wicket victory over title-holder Mumbai Indians in the opening game of the Indian Premier League on Saturday.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Malik Willis rushed for 168 yards and three touchdowns in his Liberty debut as the Flames opened their season with a 30-24 victory over Western Kentucky on Saturday.
With one comeback after another in the playoffs, the Denver Nuggets showed themselves to be a team that falls down but doesn't stay down.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Gerrid Doaks scored four touchdowns, including a career-high three rushing TDs, and No. 13 Cincinnati beat Austin Peay 55-20 on Saturday in the Bearcats' season opener.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Phil Jurkovec threw for 300 yards and two touchdowns, Zay Flowers had 162 receiving yards, and Boston College beat Duke 26-6 on Saturday to give Jeff Hafley a win in his first game as a head coach.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score, and No. 25 Pittsburgh's defense did the rest as the Panthers beat Syracuse 21-10 on Saturday.
CARY. N.C. (AP) — Goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris had four saves and the Orlando Pride, playing their first game in nearly a year, played to a scoreless draw with the North Carolina Courage in the National Women's Soccer League on Saturday.
ROME (AP) — Up to 1,000 fans will be allowed into stadiums for Serie A matches from Sunday.
BOSTON (AP) — A look at developments related to the coronavirus in New England on Saturday.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska race officials say the 2021 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race will continue as scheduled.
MILAN (AP) — Gaetano Castrovilli scored the first goal of the Serie A season to give Fiorentina a 1-0 win over Torino on Saturday.
Florida State coach Mike Norvell has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not coach the Seminoles in-person this week as they prepare for Miami.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United was well off the pace in its first Premier League game of the season Saturday, losing 3-1 at home to Crystal Palace in a match featuring a converted retaken penalty following an intervention by VAR.
PARIS (AP) — Promoted Lens continued its surprisingly strong start to the season by beating Bordeaux 2-1 at home on Saturday in the French league for a third win in four games.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the rest of the season.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A one-of-a-kind talent who scored incredible goals at the most critical moments, or an aloof loner who cared more about golf than the sport he was paid millions to play?
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander says he needs Tommy John surgery.
St. Louis native and former Cardinal is the best bet to win this season's home-run race.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City Chiefs fan who tested positive for COVID-19 one day after attending the season opener was allowed into an open-air field box in the stadium’s lower level without a negative test through a lapse in protocol, health officials say.
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — American midfielder Gio Reyna scored his first Bundesliga goal on Saturday to give Borussia Dortmund a 1-0 halftime lead against Borussia Mönchengladbach in their league opener.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authentic had his first major workout since winning the Kentucky Derby as he prepares for the Preakness next month.
LONDON (AP) — Gareth Bale completed his return to Tottenham from Real Madrid on Saturday when defender Sergio Reguilón also signed for the Premier League club from the Spanish champions.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — No. 11 Oklahoma State quarterback Spencer Sanders left Saturday's game against Tulsa late in the opening quarter with an apparent right ankle injury.
Big Ten Conference leaders are hoping that their third crack at a league football schedule will stick.
MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest from the third round of the U.S. Open, golf's second major of the year (all times local):
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Unai Emery gained his first victory as Villarreal coach as Gerard Moreno scored once and set up Paco Alcácer for another goal in a 2-1 comeback win against Eibar on Saturday.
LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES, France (AP) — In an incredible climax to the Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar crushed his fellow Slovenian, Primoz Roglic, in the last stage Saturday before the finish in Paris.
LA PLANCHE DES BELLES FILLES, France (AP) — Tadej Pogacar crushes Primoz Roglic to take Tour de France lead on the last stage before Paris.
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s top soccer clubs took their boycott of the new season into a second week on Saturday and called on the government to fulfill their request for more financial support.
LEEDS, England (AP) — This time, Leeds was on the right end of a 4-3 thriller in the Premier League.
BERLIN (AP) — Supporters returned to the Bundesliga for the first time since coronavirus restrictions began in March but none of them saw their teams win opening games of the new season on Saturday.
The Big Ten’s third football schedule of the 2020 season is highlighted by Michigan-Ohio State on Dec. 12, the final day of the conference’s regular-season and the latest date the rivals have ever played.
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Wolverhampton manager Nuno Espirito Santo said Saturday that Portugal forward Diogo Jota is joining Liverpool, a move which will add depth to the Premier League champions' attacking options in a congested season.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored a hat trick and James Rodriguez netted his first goal in English soccer as Everton beat West Bromwich Albion 5-2 in an incident-filled Premier League match featuring two red cards — including one for visiting manager Slaven Bilic.
UW's three-star recruit from Colorado has skills, confidence to excel as a cornerback.
ROME (AP) — Top-seeded Simona Halep became the first semifinalist at the Italian Open when Kazakh opponent Yulia Putintseva retired midway through their match due to a lower back injury Saturday.
Defensive lineman Isaiahh Loudermilk: "We know what pieces we have, we know what pieces are being added, some new faces coming in. Being around those guys, seeing their mentality, who they are, we have a good bond now. I’ve just got a great feeling about (this season).”