COLLEGES

Oregon and Iowa were the big movers in The Associated Press college football poll after road wins over top-10 opponents.

The Ducks’ victory over Ohio State earned them a promotion from No. 12 to No. 4.

Another impressive defensive performance by Iowa in the Cy-Hawk Trophy game pushed the Hawkeyes from No. 10 to No. 5.

Arkansas, coming off a home win over old Southwest Conference rival Texas, was rewarded with its first appearance in the AP Top 25 in five years, coming in at No. 20.

Alabama remained No. 1. The Crimson Tide received 60 of the 63 first-place votes. Georgia, which picked up the other three first-place votes, stayed at No. 2.

GOLF

EUROPEAN TOUR: Billy Horschel became the second American, after Arnold Palmer, to win the BMW PGA Championship following a dramatic final round in Virginia Water, England, that saw Lee Westwood, Bernd Wiesberger, Matt Fitzpatrick and Tyrrell Hatton secure the final automatic qualifying places on Europe’s Ryder Cup team.

Horschel spun his approach shot at the par-5 18th back to within 2 feet of the cup, guaranteeing a closing birdie for a 7-under 65 and a 19-under 269 total in the European Tour’s flagship event at its headquarters at Wentworth.

Laurie Canter, a 170th-ranked Englishman, had a chance to force a playoff by making birdie at the last with a putt from 15 feet. It missed right, and he signed for a 67, tying him second with Kiradech Aphibarnrat (64) and Jamie Donaldson (66).

• Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter and Shane Lowry were picked by European captain Padraig Harrington to fill out the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: David Toms beat Dicky Pride with a par on the first hole of a playoff in the Ascension Charity Classic in St. Louis.

Toms shot a 5-under 66 to finish at 10-under 203 on Norwood Hills’ West Course, the tree-lined layout where Ben Hogan won the 1948 PGA Championship for his second major title.

Pride finished with a 67, forcing the playoff with an 18-foot birdie putt on 18.

SOCCER

ENGLAND: Mohamed Salah scored his 100th Premier League goal to set Liverpool on its way to a 3-0 win over Leeds that was marred by a serious ankle injury to Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott.

Salah converted a cross by Trent Alexander-Arnold in the 20th minute to become the 30th player to reach the milestone, with only four getting there quicker than the Egypt winger’s 162 appearances.

Liverpool looks set to be without Elliott for a considerable period, though, after he hurt his left ankle following a tackle by Leeds substitute Pascal Struijk that earned the defender a red card in the 60th minute.

ITALY: Zlatan Ibrahimović needed just seven minutes to score in his first match back after four months out because of surgery for a left knee injury.

Ibrahimović came off the bench at the hour mark and quickly redirected a cross from Ante Rebić from close range for AC Milan’s second goal in a 2-0 victory over Lazio.

The win extended Milan’s perfect start and moved the Rossoneri atop the Serie A standings through three rounds.

AUTO RACING

FORMULA ONE: Championship leader Max Verstappen and defending champion Lewis Hamilton crashed out of the Italian Grand Prix, which was won by McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo.

Ricciardo celebrated in his traditional style on the iconic Monza podium, drinking champagne from his shoe – and then getting teammate Lando Norris to do so too.

It was McLaren’s first win in nearly nine years, since Jenson Button took the checkered flag in Brazil in 2012, and Ricciardo’s first win since Monaco in 2018. He finished 1.747 seconds ahead of Norris and 4.921 ahead of Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas, who started from the back of the grid after a penalty for taking a new engine.

INDYCAR: Alex Palou recovered from first-lap trouble at Portland (Oregon) International Raceway to win for the third time this season and reclaim the IndyCar points lead.

The victory put the Spaniard back on top of the standings for the ninth time in 14 races this season. The second-year IndyCar driver had lost a 42-point lead in back-to-back races and came to Portland down 10 points to Pato O’Ward.

BASKETBALL

WNBA: Tina Charles had 31 points, 10 rebounds and five assists to help the visiting Washington Mystics beat the Chicago Sky, 79-71.

The Mystics (12-18), who played without Elena Delle Donne (back), Ariel Atkins (personal reasons) and Myisha Hines-Allen (non-COVID illness), have a one-game lead over the Los Angeles Sparks and the New York Liberty for the final playoff spot with two games remaining.

• Napheesa Collier had 22 points, six rebounds, seven assists and a career-high tying four steals to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the visiting Indiana Fever, 90-80.

The Lynx (20-10) moved into a third-place tie with the defending champion Seattle Storm – one game ahead of Phoenix. The top four teams earn a first-round bye in the playoffs.

• Te’a Cooper scored 19 points, Nneka Ogwumike and Erica Wheeler added 17 points apiece, and the Los Angeles Sparks routed the visiting Seattle Storm, 81-53.


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