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No. 5 Oklahoma at No. 2 Ohio State: Sooners dominate second half, stun Buckeyes

No. 5 Oklahoma at No. 2 Ohio State: Sooners dominate second half, stun Buckeyes

The Sooners drove 92 yards in just four plays to take a 17-13 lead over Ohio State with 2:17 left in the third quarter. After stopping Ohio State on fourth down, OU moved 64 yards to extend the lead. Ohio State scored on its first two series of the second half to take a 13-10 lead with 8:10 left in the third quarter. Oklahoma answered Ohio State's touchdown on its opening series of the second half with one of its own, getting a 36-yard pass from Mayfield to Dimitri Flowers to tie the score at 10 with 10:50 to go in the third quarter. A big kickoff return to open the second half had staked Ohio State to a 10-3 lead. The Buckeyes recovered a fumbled lateral early in the second quarter and moved 43 yards, settling for a 23-yard Nuernberger field goal to go ahead 3-0 with 11:11 left in the first half. Oklahoma moved the ball well in the first half, but had only the one field goal to show for it. The Sooners drove to the Ohio State 36 before missing on a fourth-and-4 pass on its opening series of the game. Oklahoma outgained OSU 222-92 in the first half, but the Buckeyes didn't commit a turnover in the first half. 2 Ohio State
Ex-Notre Dame Football Player Says School Hid MRI Results From Him, Which Led To A Chronic Spinal Injury

Ex-Notre Dame Football Player Says School Hid MRI Results From Him, Which Led To A Chronic Spinal Injury

Last Friday, former Notre Dame linebacker Douglas Randolph filed a lawsuit against Notre Dame, Brian Kelly, head Notre Dame football trainer Rob Hunt, and a handful of doctors, alleging that the Notre Dame football and training staff deliberately concealed a serious spinal injury from him, which he played with and eventually saddled him with a chronic injury after he was declared medically ineligible. The Indianapolis Star first reported on the lawsuit, and a copy of the complaint can be found below. Randolph played two seasons with the Fighting Irish, most of it on special teams. He says that he started to feel numb in his extremities after taking a hit in practice in September 2015, but that Hunt shrugged it off, sending him back into drills after a two-minute break. However, according to the suit, Randolph never got to see the results from the MRI and Notre Dame withheld the news that he’d suffered what should have been a potentially career-ending injury. He played with the aid of an anti-inflammatory drug for a month, although he quickly stopped after side effects such as “irritability, difficulty focusing, and difficulty sleeping, as well as extreme bouts of aggressive behavior” forced him to stop. Randolph says he went completely numb in all four extremities during the 2016 Fiesta Bowl game against Ohio State, but coaches and trainers forced him to keep playing. He was allowed to keep his scholarship but wouldn’t be permitted to play football anymore. Randolph visited a neurologist, who reviewed his previous scans and concluded that “based upon those scans ... he should not have been cleared for play following his September MRI.” Randolph was advised “never to play football again.” He says that his life is a painful struggle now as a result of the injury. He did not specify an amount, but he requested compensation for future medical bills and “mental anguish and emotional distress.” According to St. Joseph County Circuit Court records, subpoenas went out to the defendants on Tuesday.
Hue Jackson dismisses notion Myles Garrett is injury prone

Hue Jackson dismisses notion Myles Garrett is injury prone

Hue Jackson dismisses notion Myles Garrett is injury prone. Browns defensive end Myles Garrett will miss several weeks with a high right ankle sprain, his third lower-leg injury in 13 months. “No concern because I know exactly how it happened,” Jackson said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “If you get somebody thrown into your leg, it could happen to any one of our guys. If you guys would have seen it, it could happen to anybody on our football team. It is just unfortunate it happened to a guy who we wish was out there all of the time. He had a lateral foot sprain in the team’s minicamp in June when Cam Erving rolled on Garrett’s left ankle. Last season at Texas A&M, Garrett had a high left ankle sprain in the fourth week of the season. He missed two games before returning against the advice of the medical staff and gutted it out the rest of the year. “It really limits your ability to just run.” Jackson called Garrett’s injury “unfortunate.” “He’s one of our better players, and we wish we had them all out there, but we will have him out there at some point in time soon,” Jackson said.
Rangers to honor Beltre with 3K-themed night

Rangers to honor Beltre with 3K-themed night

Rangers to honor Beltre with 3K-themed night. The pregame ceremony will begin at 6:20 p.m. CT, with first pitch scheduled for 7:05. There will be a proclamation from the city of Arlington, as well as an award from his home country of the Dominican Republic. Beltre will also be honored with several presentations and videos from the Rangers, former players and Hall of Famers, as well as a highlight video featuring narration from legendary broadcaster Bob Costas. These baseballs will be used in pregame batting practice as well, so anyone who arrives early can have a chance to grab one. Fans in attendance will be receiving commemorative baseball cards for Beltre's 3,000th hit as well. Limited edition Adrian Beltre 3K caps are available through a special ticket offer for Friday and Saturday's games. Fans who purchase their tickets for either game via www.texasrangers.com/beltre3k will receive a voucher that can be redeemed for the hat. For fans who have already purchased tickets, 500 caps will be available at the Texas Rangers Foundation kiosk (located on the third-base concourse by Section 14) for a $15 donation to the foundation. Sam Butler is a reporter for MLB.com based in Texas.
Sooners with 11 straight wins since last Ohio State matchup

Sooners with 11 straight wins since last Ohio State matchup

Sooners with 11 straight wins since last Ohio State matchup. Arkansas plays TCU this week. The Sooners won their 10th Big 12 title last season without losing in league play, but were 1-2 in nonconference games after a three-touchdown home loss to Ohio State. Senior quarterback Baker Mayfield was 19-of-20 passing for 329 yards and three TDs playing a half in a season-opening 56-7 win over UTEP. TCU’s defensive front seven vs. Arkansas running backs. ... Peyton Bender’s 364 yards and four TD passing were the best debut ever for a Kansas QB. ... Jesse Ertz had three TD passes of at least 55 yards in Kansas State’s opener, a first under coach Bill Snyder. The Jaguars beat a Power Five team (at Mississippi State) and a Top 25 team (No. Oklahoma State had 640 total yards and 59 points against Tulsa. Grier was the Big 12 leader the first week with 423 total yards against Virginia Tech, completing 31 of 53 passes for 371 yards and three touchdowns while running for 52 yards in a tough loss.
Comeback falls short as Rangers settle for split

Comeback falls short as Rangers settle for split

Comeback falls short as Rangers settle for split. ATLANTA -- Throughout the early portion of his career, Cole Hamels frequently helped the Phillies make a push toward the postseason with a strong start against the Braves. With just their third loss in the past nine games, the Rangers fell two games behind the Twins, who are currently positioned to claim the AL's second Wild Card spot. After being outscored, 12-8, in the first game of the twin bill, the Braves turned to Julio Teheran, who matched a career high with five walks, but limited the Rangers to three earned runs over five innings. Costly mistakes: Hamels issued a four-pitch walk to Nick Markakis to begin the bottom of the second, then hit Kurt Suzuki with a two-strike curveball. The Rangers' veteran pitcher fueled the eruption by fielding Teheran's bunt and sailing his throw to second into center field. Suzuki scored on the play and the Braves followed with three consecutive hits, including Freeman's double off the left-center field wall. Julio's fortunate fifth: Delino DeShields opened the top of fifth with a sinking liner that a diving Markakis caught in right field. Mazara delivered a one-out single and scored on Carlos Gomez's double off the center field wall. Jaylon Thompson is a reporter for MLB.com based in Atlanta and covered the Rangers on Wednesday.
OSU football: Oklahoma State’s strange trip to South Alabama just part of doing business

OSU football: Oklahoma State’s strange trip to South Alabama just part of doing business

OSU football: Oklahoma State’s strange trip to South Alabama just part of doing business. STILLWATER — In Mike Gundy’s time as Oklahoma State football coach, the Cowboys have traveled to some exotic locations for road games. They’ve won a Thursday night game in Boca Raton, Florida. Mobile, Alabama, joins the list Friday when OSU plays at South Alabama, but Gundy said Monday it’s just the price the Cowboys pay for additional home games in return. “Right now, we’re in the two-for-one business,” Gundy said. OSU’s road trip to Central Michigan in 2014 preceded two Chippewa games at Boone Pickens Stadium, the second of which is in 2022. The benefit of the contract for programs not from a power conference is obvious. South Alabama gets a home game on ESPN2 against a top-notch program. What Oklahoma State gets out of the game is a little less apparent. Oklahoma State will pay South Alabama a $625,000 guarantee for the meeting between the two teams next year in Stillwater.
SEC Football Report: Alabama Dominates Opener

SEC Football Report: Alabama Dominates Opener

Alabama: Still good In at least one very noticeable aspect, the college football season has started the same way it did last year—with No. In the first-ever season-opening game between a top-ranked team and a team ranked as high as No. 3, Alabama was dominant and dangerous against Florida State, winning 24-7. Gators and Aggies slip, Vols survive There were mixed results in the SEC’s other high-profile matchups. Florida’s top returning receiver and running back were among 10 Gators suspended for the game, and the results was just 192 total yards of offense. Other notable performances: Mississippi State and LSU were lights out Saturday. Missouri quarterback Drew Lock set school records with 521 yards and seven touchdown passes in a 72-43 win over Missouri State (FCS). Kentucky was out-gained at Southern Mississippi, 364 to 254, but won 24-17. The other SEC results: Arkansas 49, Florida A&M 7; Auburn 41, Georgia Southern 7; Georgia 31, Appalachian State 10; Mississippi 47, South Alabama 27 This week Biggest game: #12 Auburn at #5 Clemson Auburn gave Clemson quite the scare last season, and they have a good chance at toppling the defending champs on Saturday night. Keep an eye on: Georgia at Notre Dame; TCU at Arkansas; South Carolina at Missouri; Mississippi State at Louisiana Tech Georgia lost starting quarterback Jacob Eason to injury but fans are excited about freshman Jake Fromm.

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