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AP Top 25: No. 13 Alabama is out of the top 10 for the first time since 2015. Georgia remains No. 1

No. 13 Alabama is out of the top 10 of The Associated Press college football poll for the first time in eight years and Georgia remains No. 1. The Bulldogs received 57 first-place votes in the AP Top 25. Michigan held at No. 2 with two first-place votes. No. 3 Texas flipped spots with No. 4 Florida State. The Longhorns received three first-place votes and the Seminoles got one. After scraping by South Florida on Saturday, Alabama saw its streak of consecutive AP poll appearances ranked in the top 10 snapped at 128.

Joe Burrow’s calf is sore again, an ominous sign for the 0-2 Bengals

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow’s calf is sore again, and that means this year’s 0-2 start may not be like last year’s for the Bengals. Cincinnati lost its first two games in 2022 but rallied behind Burrow to finish 12-4 and win the AFC North. This year has been even rougher thus far. Burrow missed training camp with a calf injury, then came out with a dud in a season-opening loss to Cleveland. Burrow was better Sunday in a 27-24 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, but he was seen massaging his calf on the sideline late in the fourth quarter. He says he’ll have to see how it feels in the next couple of days.

Mike Babcock resigns as Blue Jackets coach amid investigation involving players’ photos

Mike Babcock has resigned as coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets after just two months on the job following revelations that he asked players to show him photos on their phones. The team announced Babcock’s abrupt departure Sunday in the aftermath of an investigation by the NHL Players’ Association into his conduct. Former NHL player Paul Bissonnette reported on his podcast Tuesday that Babcock was asking players to show him photos and projecting them for others to see in an invasion of privacy. Babcock and captain Boone Jenner said it was just a way of the new coach getting to know players. Still, Babcock said continuing as the Blue Jackets coach was “going to be too much of a distraction.” Pascal Vincent has been named his replacement.

Chiefs overcome mistakes to beat Jaguars 17-9, Kansas City’s 3rd win vs. Jacksonville in 10 months

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes threw two touchdown passes, including one to returning star Travis Kelce, and the Kansas City Chiefs overcame three early turnovers to beat Jacksonville 17-9 for their third victory against the Jaguars in 10 months. The Chiefs (1-1) won their eighth consecutive in the series and avoided becoming the first defending Super Bowl champion to start 0-2 since Denver in 1999. The Jaguars (1-1), who insisted all week they owed the Chiefs because of a loss in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs in January, pretty much no-showed in their home opener.

Mayfield shines again, Buccaneers stay unbeaten with 27-17 victory over struggling Bears

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Baker Mayfield passed for 317 yards and a touchdown, adding to his strong debut with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a 27-17 victory over the struggling Chicago Bears. With Mayfield playing turnover-free ball for the second straight week and Mike Evans catching six balls for 171 yards and a TD, the Bucs improved to 2-0 while handing the Bears a franchise-record 12th consecutive loss. Mayfield completed 26 of 34 passes without an interception. He set up Rachaad White’s 1-yard TD run with a 70-yard completion to Evans in the first quarter. He finished an 89-yard drive with a 32-yard scoring pass to Evans early in the second half.

Buffaloes hit meaty part of their schedule with swagger but minus injured two-way star Travis Hunter

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The 19th-ranked Colorado Buffaloes enter the heart of their schedule after winning a double-overtime thriller against Colorado State in a game that stretched into early Sunday. The Buffs visit No. 10 Oregon next weekend, followed by a game against fifth-ranked Southern California. All three teams are 3-0. The Buffaloes will be without two-way star Travis Hunter, who was hospitalized after a late hit to his midsection on an incompletion in the first half of their 43-35 win over the Rams.

Missouri quarterback Brady Cook endures the home boos and keeps the Tigers on an unbeaten roll

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri quarterback Brady Cook experienced some redemption on Saturday by leading the Tigers to a 30-27 victory over then-No. 15 Kansas State. He has struggled to win over their fanbase during his year-plus under center, even though Cook has played through a hurt shoulder and endured a sprained knee in the last-second win over the Wildcats. With his coach and teammates behind him, Cook is leading the Tigers toward a date with Memphis next week and the potential to start 4-0 for the first time in a decade.

Colts QB Anthony Richardson ruled out for the game with a concussion against Texans

HOUSTON (AP) — Indianapolis quarterback Anthony Richardson sustained a concussion Sunday against the Houston Texans. Richardson was taken to the locker room early in the second quarter to be evaluated and the team later announced that he was out with a concussion. Richardson ran for two touchdowns in the first quarter to help the Colts build a 14-7 lead. He went to the medical tent after a drive to start the second quarter and was soon escorted to the locker room.

Denny Hamlin doubles down in declaration that this is his year to finally win NASCAR championship

Denny Hamlin is doubling down on his declaration that this is his year to win the NASCAR championship. Hamlin on Sunday posted a photo collage on social media of his victory at Bristol Motor Speedway and said “This is our year.” Hamlin is considered the greatest driver without a NASCAR championship. His 51st victory moved him to 13th on the all-time win list, and every driver ahead of Hamlin has a Cup title. Hamlin was booed after winning at Bristol and he says he knows he’ll never be NASCAR’s most popular drive. But he’s using the crowd’s hostility as motivation.

Wilson scores career playoff high 38, Aces beat Sky 92-70 to sweep first-round series

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A’ja Wilson scored a playoff career-high 38 points to help the defending-champion Las Vegas Aces finish off a first-round sweep of the Chicago Sky with a 92-70. The Aces, who beat Chicago 87-59 in the first game of the best-of-3 series, will play either the No. 4 seed Dallas Wings or the fifth-seeded Atlanta Dream in the semifinals. Game 1 will be played in Las Vegas next Sunday. The Wings lead their series 1-0 with Game 2 on Tuesday in Dallas. Wilson sank 15 of 23 shots from the floor and made 8 of 10 from the free-throw line. Kahleah Copper had 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead Chicago.

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