CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) – Travis Etienne ran for a career-high 205 yards and three touchdowns, including one from 90 yards out as top-ranked Clemson opened national championship defense with a 52-14 pounding of Georgia Tech. His 90-yard score tied for the longest rushing TD in Tigers history. Etienne added scoring runs of 14 yards and 48 yards as Clemson opened a 35-0 lead.
NEW YORK (AP) – Americans Coco Gauff and Taylor Townsend have joined top seed and defending champion Naomi Osaka in the third round of the U.S. Open. The 15-year-old Gauff became the youngest player in 23 years to win a second-round match, and Townsend pulled off the biggest stunner in the women’s bracket so far by ousting fourth seed Simona Halep . Osaka stormed to a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Magda Linette after needing three sets to win her opening-round match on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) – Second-seeded Rafael Nadal has advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open with a walkover after Thanasi Kokkinakis pulled out before their match with a right shoulder injury. Sixth seed Alexander Zverev reached the third round with his second five-setter of the week, and No. 14 John Isner advanced in straight sets. No. 15 David Goffin has moved into Round 3, as have No. 23 Stan Wawrinka , No. 28 Nick Kyrgios and unseeded American Denis Kudla.
NEW YORK (AP) – Brooklyn Nets forward Wilson Chandler has been suspended 25 games without pay by the NBA for testing positive for a drug that increases the release of growth hormone. The Nets signed the veteran forward during their busy offseason and expect him to play a valuable role in the absence of Kevin Durant, who is still recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon. Chandler has averaged 12.9 points in 11 seasons since being taken in the first round of the 2007 draft.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – The college football season opener for Boise State and Florida State will be played tomorrow at Tallahassee instead of Jacksonville. The move is due to the threat of Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to slam the Jacksonville area. The game has also been moved to a noon start, seven hours before it was originally scheduled.
UNDATED (AP) – Kentucky coach Mark Stoops will receive an annual raise of $500,000 plus incentives over the remaining six years of a restructured contract following the Wildcats’ best season in 41 years. The seventh-year coach will earn $4.75 million this season with increases up to $6 million in 2024-25. Stoops will also receive a $250,000 bonus for each Kentucky win of nine or more, replacing the previous deal that paid the same amount for the seventh and eighth victories.