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college football

Alabama is #1 in the preseason AP Top 25 for the second season in a row. It was also the ninth overall and the second most in the history of the poll.

Crimson Tide received 54 out of 63 votes in a poll released Monday.

Ohio is second with six first-place votes. Defending national champion Georgia is third, with her three first-place votes. Clemson is her number four, with Notre Dame rounding out the top five.

Tide’s preseason first place is 7th for the first time in 15 years. Only Oklahoma has topped him in the first poll since the preseason rankings began in 1950, ahead of Alabama.

MLB

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers fired fourth-year manager Chris Woodward on Monday. The move was made in hopes of building momentum heading into next year, when the team has long hoped to win again after a season-long rebuilding effort.

The Rangers are on pace for a season on a six-game losing streak since their last win at the AL West in 2016. It’s better than his 102-loss team last year, but this year hasn’t made the desired progress or even had a winning record at any point. Since spending $500 million last winter to sign shortstop Corey Seager and second baseman Marcus Semien.

Texas went 51-63 after beating the Seattle Mariners at home on Sunday for its third straight win since early July. After he peaked at 24-24 at the end of May, Texas lost his next three games and five of his six. The Rangers are 6-24 in a one-run game.

NBA

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers have resolved a complaint he filed to get back part of his salary last season, a person familiar with the matter said Monday.

Simmons was seeking a portion of about $20 million that was withheld for his refusal to join the 76ers last season. He was eventually traded to the Brooklyn Nets in February for a package headlined by James Harden.

The person confirmed the settlement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the terms remain confidential.The agreement was first reported by ESPN.

— By AP Sports Writer Dan Gelston.

golf

WILMINGTON, Delaware (AP) — British Open champion Cameron Smith withdrew from the BMW Championship on Monday after what his manager described as “hip discomfort” Smith has been feeling in recent months. did.

Smith finished third in the FedEx Cup and is guaranteed a spot in the Tour Championship next week in Atlanta, but he will start at least three shots behind when the FedEx Cup finale begins.

Wasserman’s agent, Bud Martin, said in a statement: “He has been dealing with on and off hip discomfort for several months and it would be best for him to take this week off to pursue the FedEx Cup. I thought.

WNBAMore

MOSCOW (AP) — American basketball star Britney Griner’s lawyers have appealed Russia’s nine-year prison sentence for drug possession, the Russian news agency reported Monday.Swap.

Griner, an eight-time All-Star center and two-time Olympic gold medalist with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, said police found an e-cigarette canister containing cannabis oil in her luggage at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. He was convicted on August 4 after stating.

Griner admitted there were canisters in her luggage, but said she had accidentally stuffed them in haste and had no criminal intent. I submitted a written statement that I was prescribed.

Attorney Maria Blagovorina said on Monday that the appeal had been filed as expected, but the basis was not immediately clear, according to Russian news outlets.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Liz Cambage announced on social media Monday that she has decided to leave the WNBA “for the time being,” making the first mention of her contractual divorce with the Los Angeles Sparks last month.

The Sparks were searching for a playoff spot when Cambage left the team on July 26. The team lost eight of its last nine games, missing the playoffs for the second straight season. They traded off a first-round pick in the 2018 draft, so there’s no point in missing the playoffs.

Internationally, Cambage represented Australia and helped the team to a bronze medal in 2012. Days earlier, Cambage had been accused of using racial slurs against Nigerian national team players in an undisclosed scrimmage. Cambage denied these allegations.

Canvage averaged 13 points and 6.4 rebounds in 25 games this season with the Sparks after signing as a free agent in the offseason.

Football

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA suspended India’s national football federation late Monday “due to undue influence from a third party,” the sport’s governing body said.

The suspension of the All India Football Federation threatens to hold the Women’s Under-17 World Cup, scheduled for October 11-30.

FIFA said the suspension would take effect immediately and that the violation “constitutes a serious breach of the FIFA Statute”.

FIFA said the U-17 Women’s World Cup “currently cannot be held in India as planned”.

boxing

Four-time world champion Adrian Broner withdrew Monday from Saturday night’s nationally televised match against Omar Figueroa, citing mental health reasons.

Broner announced his decision on Instagram, apologizing to fans and asking for prayers. But that’s something I wouldn’t do…”

Showtime was scheduled to televise the match from Hollywood, Florida.

obituary

Rumpled, cigar-smoking basketball coach Pete Carrill led Princeton to 11 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, where his team overpowered formidable opponents and rattled March Madness on old-fashioned fundamentals. died on Monday. he was 92 years old.

Princeton released a statement from Caryl’s family, saying he passed away “in peace this morning”.

A Hall of Famer, Carril instilled his team with a unique throwback ball. Princeton’s offense, a game characterized by perseverance, intelligence, constant movement, quick passing and backdoor his cuts, often ended in layups.

During the 29 seasons Carril coached the Tigers, the system worked admirably. His team won 13 Ivy League titles with him, and he had a record of 514 wins and 261 wins without the benefit of scholarship his players.

He led Princeton to the 1975 National Invitational Tournament Championship and was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1997.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Powerful fullback Steve Wurster of the bruised wishbone offense that led Texas to the undisputed national championship in 1969 and the brink of another one a year later will return on Saturday. died. he was 73 years old.

The Texas Athletic Department said it did not disclose the cause of death.

Known to Longhorns fans as “Woo-Woo” Wurster, he averaged 5.1 yards per carry for 2,353 yards and 36 touchdowns from 1968 to 1970. Texas won three Southwest Conference titles with his 30-2-1 record in that span.

Wurster was a consensus All-American in 1970 and finished fourth in Heisman Trophy voting that season.

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