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Calumet College Drops introductory: Jonathan Flemings ran 14 times for 133 yards and two touchdowns, but Calumet College fell 34-28 in overtime against the St. Mary of the Woods Saturday night in their first-ever fastball game at Crimson Wave at Ray P. Gallivan Stadium in Whiting. Blaze Cano threw a TD pass and Elijah Antos added a touchdown run for Calumet, who went 28-8 in the second quarter before Pomeroys sprinted. Crimson Wave returns to play on Saturday against Midway at home. The match is scheduled to start at 7 pm
Huskies enter the top 25: Washington appeared in her first season in Associated Press college football at number 18 and Pennsylvania and Oregon moved into the top 15 with all three crucial non-conference victories. A blast-packed weekend by highly-rated teams kept the top ten virtually unchanged. The number one Georgia garnered six more votes at number one on the AP’s Top 25 list. The Bulldog had 59 first-place votes and 1,569 points. Alabama No. 2 got three first place votes and Ohio No. 3 got one. Penn State jumped eight places to 14th after Auburn and Oregon moved 10th to 15th with a win over BU. Washington beat former-seeded Michigan State to earn a ranking for the first time since the 2021 pre-season poll.
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Arizona Edwards fires: Arizona State has fired coach Herm Edwards in his fifth season after an ugly home loss to Eastern Michigan and a long-running investigation by the NCAA into illegal recruiting practices. Arizona State athletic director Ray Anderson announced the decision Sunday, a day after the Sun Devils lost 30-21 to Eastern Michigan as a strong candidate. Edwards went 46-26 at Arizona State, including 1-2 this season.
PNW gets its first victory against the enemy ranked: Purdue Northwest beat No. 17 in the NCAA Division I, Wisconsin Parkside 1-0 on Sunday afternoon at Dowling Park in Hammond, the first win in program history against a nationally ranked opponent. Harrison Hopper headed in the 79th minute for Pride (2-3-2, 2-1-0 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference) and Eli Williams took the second straight hit.
Janowski Lvalbo wins Player of the Tournament award: Valparaiso junior Mallory Januski was named Roadrunner Classic best player in San Antonio, Texas, with a score of 0.548 in his three Beacons wins. She had 26 homicides over the weekend. Valpo also put settlers Victoria Bulmahn and Addy Kois on the championship team.
Homa Surprising Winner in Napa: Max Homma blasted off a nearly 33-foot-fly into the closed hole, then shockingly watched Danny Willett three times inside 4 feet to give Homa his second straight title at the Fortinet Championships in Napa, California. Homma’s previous shot came from a nearby bunker below the green in an 18-hole Par-5. Meanwhile, Willett was leading by one shot at the rain-soaked PGA Tour season opener and smashed his third shot to 3 feet 7 inches. He hit his first 4ft 8in throw, then missed the return to give Homma his fifth victory of the Tour.
Smith wins LIV-Chicago: British Open champion Cameron Smith made the decision to leave the PGA Tour for LIV Golf when he closed in with a 3-under 69 for a three-shot win at LIV Golf Invitational-Chicago in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Smith was only briefly threatened in the third and final round. One of the key moments was putting a 10 foot on the 13th hole, and neither Dustin Johnson nor Peter Oehlen could do enough to catch him. Smith won $4 million from a $20 million purse for singles play. Johnson (70) and Uihlein (69) made a birdie on the 18th par-5 hole at Rich Harvest Farms and tied them up for the second, earning $1,812,500 each.
Lee claims his first LPGA win: Andrea Lee recovered from two early bogeys and flew five birds behind and nine to close in with a 6-under 66 and won the AmazingCre Portland Classic in Portland, Oregon, for her first LPGA Tour title.
McIntyre reigns in the playoff: Robert McIntyre finished with 7-under 64 and then beat US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick with a birdie in the first playoff to win the Italian Open in Gidonia Monticelli, Italy at Marco Simone Stadium, which will host the Ryder Cup next year.
Stryker wins again: Steve Stryker won his second consecutive PGA Tour Champions event, finishing with a 6-under 64 and defeating Robert Carlson with a birdie on the first playoff hole at Sanford International Stadium in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Stryker won The Ally Challenge two weeks ago and didn’t play last week.