Weekend Sports: NASCAR, Baseball Playoffs, College Football, Golf, Hockey

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NASCAR-NATIONWIDE
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Matt Kenseth is proving to be unbeatable at Kansas Speedway. He added a Nationwide race to the last two Sprint Cup victories he's had over the track.
Kenseth crossed the finish line well ahead of Paul Menard, who got around Regan Smith on the final lap to take second. Busch finished fourth and Justin Allgaier was fifth.

MLB-PLAYOFFS
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)-- The Oakland Athletics evened the AL division series at a game apiece by winning a 1-0 pitchers' duel against Detroit. Stephen Vogt lined a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth for the only run.
A's rookie Sonny Gray matched zeros with Justin Verlander in a sensational playoff performance but both left with a no decision.
Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EHN'-ehs SEHS'-peh-dehs) and Seth Smith hit back-to-back singles against loser Al Alburquerque to start the winning rally. Then Josh Reddick was intentionally walked before Rick Porcello entered to face Vogt, who ended it with a line drive single.
Grant Balfour pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the win.
The series moves to Detroit for Games 3 and 4 starting Monday afternoon at Comerica Park.

BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox are one game away from the American League championship series. David Ortiz homered twice in the Red Sox' 7-4 win over Tampa Bay to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five AL division series.
It was the first two-homer postseason game for the Red Sox designated hitter. Ortiz was a star for the 2004 Boston team that won the franchise's first World Series title in 86 years and is the only player remaining from that team.
Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and scored three runs for the AL East champions.
The Rays will need a victory in Game 3 on Monday night in St. Petersburg, Fla., to avoid a sweep.

T25-SCHEDULE
(AP) -- Carlos Hyde ran for a career-high 168 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 4 Ohio State rallied to beat No. 16 Northwestern 40-30. The fourth-ranked Buckeyes extended the nation's longest win streak to 18 games. The Buckeyes are undefeated since Urban Meyer took over as coach last year.
This was closer than the final score would indicate. Ohio State rallied from 10 down in the third quarter to take out a Northwestern team aiming to show it could beat the best in the Big Ten.
Two scoring runs by Hyde in the fourth quarter helped prevent that. He was credited with a 2-yard touchdown after a replay review early in the fourth quarter to put Ohio State ahead 26-23.

In other AP Top-25 action:
-- Top-ranked Alabama will most likely remain the top team in the weekly Associated Press Top-25 poll. The Crimson Tide upped their record to 5-0 with a 45-3 win over Georgia State. The game was never in question as the Tide led 38-0 at the half. Quarterback AJ McCarron completed 15 of 16 passes for 166 yards and four touchdowns in the opening half as the Panthers fell to 0-5.
-- Marcus Mariota threw five touchdown passes and ran for two scores as second-ranked Oregon routed Colorado 57-16. The 5-0 Ducks have scored at least 55 points in all of their games under first-year coach Mark Helfrich, a former offensive coordinator at Colorado.
---- Clemson gave Syracuse a rude welcome to the ACC. Tajh Boyd kept his Heisman Trophy aspirations intact, throwing for 455 yards and five touchdowns in three quarters of work, and third-ranked Clemson waxed Syracuse 49-14.
-- Georgia made the most of a costly Tennessee mistake at the goal line to beat the Vols 34-31 in overtime on Marshall Morgan's 42-yard field goal. The sixth-ranked `Dawgs scored a tying touchdown with five seconds left in regulation.
-- Louisville, the seventh-ranked team in the AP poll, is now 5-0 after a 30-7 win over Temple. The Cardinals lost a bid for a second straight shutout when the winless Owls scored a late TD.
-- It was no contest in Tallahassee as eighth-ranked Florida State stayed undefeated in Atlantic Coast Conference play with a 63-0 victory over No. 25 Maryland. The 5-0 Seminoles rode the arm of quarterback Jameis Winston to win. He completed 23-of-32 passes for 393 yards and five touchdowns. Maryland never got anything going and was lost after quarterback C.J. Brown left the game with an injury in the second quarter.
The 63-point loss equals the record for the most lopsided defeat by a ranked team in the history of The Associated Press poll.
----Tenth-ranked LSU routed Mississippi State 59-26. Zach Mettenberger threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns. Odell Beckham Jr. had 179 yards receiving and two TDs.
-- Brennan Clay broke a 76-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter and No. 11 Oklahoma held off TCU 20-17 as the Sooners rise to 5-0.
----Connor Shaw passed for a touchdown and ran for another as No. 13 South Carolina, playing without injured defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, held off a Kentucky comeback, 35-28.
---- Stephen Morris threw for three touchdowns, Duke Johnson rushed for 184 yards and No. 14 Miami remained unbeaten after a shaky opening quarter to beat Georgia Tech 45-30. The Canes are 5-0.
-- Bryce Petty threw for 347 yards with two touchdowns and had one of Baylor's eight rushing TDs as No. 17 Bears kept up their big-scoring ways in the Big 12, beating West Virginia 73-42. The 4-0 Bears had 864 total yards, breaking the Big 12 record.
-- Solomon Patton turned two short receptions into touchdowns, helping No. 18 Florida beat Arkansas 30-10. Patton finished with six catches for a career-high 124 yards.
-- Devin Gardner threw a 24-yard, go-ahead touchdown pass to Devin Funchess late in the first half and No. 19 Michigan routed Minnesota 42-13. The Wolverines are 5-0.
-- Freshman Baker Mayfield passed for 368 yards before leaving the game with an apparent leg injury in the third quarter as No. 20 Texas Tech beat Kansas 54-16. Mayfield, a true freshman walk-on who has started every game, was hurt at the end of the third quarter when tackled while passing. He hobbled very slowly off the field with someone helping him. The loss was the 22nd straight in Big 12 play for the Jayhawks.
-- J.W. Walsh found Charlie Moore for a 6-yard touchdown pass with 4:16 left in the fourth quarter to help No. 21 Oklahoma State rally for a 33-29 win over Kansas State.
----Tommy Rees threw for 279 yards and three touchdowns in Notre Dame's 37-34 victory against No. 22 Arizona State. Kyle Brindza kicked three second-half field goals, the go-ahead kick from 25 yards with 3:03 remaining. Brindza also nailed a Notre Dame-record 53-yarder.
-- Derek Carr threw five touchdown passes as No. 23 Fresno State pounded Idaho 61-14. The Bulldogs scored at least 40 points for the fifth time this season.
----Nick Marshall ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns, Robenson Therezie scored on a 78-yard interception return and Auburn held off No. 24 Mississippi 30-22 for its first win over a Top 25 team in two years.
In a game that wasn't supposed to be played because of the government shutdown, Navy got the better of Air Force 28-10. The Department of Defense had said the game would not be played but an exception was made because it was funded by non-appropriated funds. Navy is now 3-1 while Air Force is 1-5.
Army might have wished its game against Boston College had been postponed as well. Andre Williams rushed for a career-high 263 yards and tied a school record by running for five touchdowns to lead Boston College to a 48-27 victory over Army. The Black Knights fell to 2-4.

NHL-LATEST SCORES
(AP) -- So far this season, Marc-Andre Fleury (marhk-ahn-dray FLOOR'-ee) has been nearly perfect in goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He made 20 saves in the Penguins' 4-1 win over Buffalo. In two games, he's turned aside 47 of 48 shots. He had his 24th career shutout in a 3-0 win Thursday against New Jersey.
Sidney Crosby, Craig Adams and Chuck Kobasew both scored their second goal of the season. Chris Kunitz also connected on a penalty shot.

In other action from the first Saturday of the NHL season:
---- St. Louis whacked Florida 7-0 as Jaroslav Halak (YAR'-oh-slav HAH'-lak) got the shutout with 19 saves. Halak now owns the Blues franchise record with his 19th shutout. Newcomers Brenden Morrow and Derek Roy scored their first goals of the season for St. Louis, which received goals from seven different players. The Blues have outscored their opponents 11-2 with 10 different players scoring goals this season.
-- Valtteri Filppula (val-TEHR'-ee FIHL'-puh-lah) scored in the shootout and the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.
-- Mathieu Perreault (peh-ROH') scored at 4:55 of overtime to give the Anaheim Ducks a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild.
-- Brad Marchand scored the tiebreaking goal 36 seconds into the second period and Tuukka Rask (TOO'-kah rask) made 25 saves in the Boston Bruins' 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings.
-- Cam Atkinson scored in the fourth round of a shootout, and the Columbus Blue Jackets rallied from two goals down in the third period to spoil the New York Islanders' home opener, 3-2.
-- Lars Eller scored his third goal in two games and Brendan Gallagher got his second to help the Montreal Canadiens beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 for their first victory.
----Mason Raymond and Tyler Bozak scored shootout goals to give Toronto a 5-4 victory over the Ottawa Senators in the Maple Leafs' home opener. The Leafs are 3-0.
---- Dallas edged Washington 2-1. Alex Chiasson scored the tiebreaking goal at 12:07 of the second period.

GOLF-PRESIDENTS CUP
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) -- The Americans topped the Presidents Cup competition 11 1-2 to 6 1-2 as they try to win the Presidents Cup for the fifth straight time. The remaining team matches will be finished Sunday before the start of the 12 singles matches.

LPGA-REIGNWOOD CLASSIC
Lewis lurking behind leader
BEIJING (AP) -- Stacy Lewis of the U.S. is a shot back of the lead after three rounds of the LPGA's Reignwood Classic in Beijing. Chinese golfer Shanshan Feng has the lead after shooting a 9-under 64. She stands 21 shots under par, one in front of Lewis, who shot a third-round 8-under 65.


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