Winning that first race validates you among your peers as legitimate and capable.

“My biggest disappointment is we’re ahead 24-3 in the game and we didn’t finish the game,” Saban said. Later in the third quarter Robert Foster simply dropped what should have……

Leafs coach Mike Babcock started shuffling his lines late in the third and it paid off with two goals in less than three minutes.

First, Brown beat Forsberg with Leo Komarov setting the screen in front with seven minutes to go in regulation. Then, van Riemsdyk tied the game on the power play, deflecting……

N. Illinois defense handles Kent St. in 24-3 victory

Marcus Childers threw three touchdowns and Northern Illinois’ defense suffocated Kent State’s offense with a 24-3 win on Saturday night in the Huskies’ Mid-American Conference opener. Northern Illinois (3-2, 1-0)……

Trau’s 34-yard FG lifts Richmond over Albany, 41-38 in 2OT

Kyle Lauletta accounted for four touchdowns, and Griffin Trau kicked a 34-yard field goal in the second overtime to give Richmond a 41-38 victory over Albany on Saturday. The teams……

Stetson holds off Brown 17-13 for first win of season

Colin McGovern ran for two scores, Stetson’s defense grabbed two interceptions that led to scores, and the Hatters held off Brown 17-13 on Saturday for its first win of the……

Top 25 shakeup: Penn State up to No. 3; Wazzu, Auburn in top 10

Penn State moved up to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll, and Washington State and Auburn jumped into the top 10 for the first time this season……

Robinson interception preserves Toledo’s 20-15 triumph

Shakif Seymour and Art Thompkins each rushed for touchdowns and Khalil Robinson’s first of two late-game interceptions sealed Toledo’s 20-15 defeat of Eastern Michigan in the Rockets’ Mid-American Conference home……

Bengals rookie Carl Lawson loses teeth against Browns

Carl Lawson usually plays without a mouthpiece. That will now change. The Bengals rookie defensive end lost a couple of teeth while trying to sack Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer early……

We have no idea about the NFC South, and we won’t for a while

The three top teams in the NFC South standings don’t play each other until Week 8: Carolina at Tampa Bay on Oct. 29. The first Falcons-Panthers game of 2017 is……