Sep 14, 2014 2:32 PM
Update on the latest in sports:
The Associated Press
RG III injured, out for the game
UNDATED (AP) Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III has been knocked out of today's game against Jacksonville with an apparent left ankle injury.
Griffin was hurt in the first quarter while making an acrobatic, leaping, across-the-body throw near the sideline. He landed awkwardly on the ankle as he finished the throw and then tumbled out of bounds. Griffin's leg was put in a splint and he was carted off the field.
Redskins receiver DeSean (deh-SHAWN') Jackson injured his left shoulder and is also out for the rest of the game.
Cincinnati's Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green is out of the Bengals game after aggravating a toe injury. The Bengals also lost defensive tackle Brandon Thompson, who hurt his left knee and tight end Alex Smith, who injured his left biceps.
Dolphins running back Knowshon (NOH'-shawn) Moreno injured his left elbow on his first carry against the Bills today and will not return. Moreno rushed for 134 yards and a touchdown in the win against New England last week.
Streaking Angels eye title
UNDATED (AP) The sizzling Los Angeles Angels are closing in on the AL West title thanks to a 10-game winning streak they take into today's game against Houston. That's reduced their magic number for clinching the division to four.
Baltimore's magic number is five for wrapping up the AL East title. They'll try to reduce that in the series finale against the Yankees tonight.
The Dodgers throw 18-game winner Clayton Kershaw in the wrap-up game of their NL West series showdown today in San Francisco. LA is two games up on the Giants for the division lead.
The Tigers take a half-game lead over Kansas City at the top of the AL Central into today's play. Justin Verlander gets the call for the Tigers against Cleveland while the Royals will play Boston.
A full 15-game schedule is on tap today and tonight.
T25 FOOTBALL-AP POLL
SEC dominates top 15
UNDATED (AP) South Carolina's win over Georgia vaulted the Gamecocks 10 spots to No. 14 in The Associated Press college football poll. That gives the Southeastern Conference an unprecedented seven teams in the top 15.
Alabama is third behind No. 1 Florida State and No. 2. Oregon, followed by No. 5 Auburn, No. 6 Texas A&M, No. 8 LSU and No. 10 Mississippi.
Georgia falls to No. 13 after losing to the Gamecocks 38-35 and Missouri is No. 18.
Florida State, which was off, has 37 first-place votes, losing one to the Ducks, who have 17.
Oklahoma held its position at No. 4 after beating Tennessee, Baylor moved up one to No. 7 with a rout over Buffalo and No. 9 Notre Dame was back in the top 10 for the first time since 2012 after moving up two spots.
The Chase begins
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) The Chase for the Sprint Cup championship begins today with the opening race at Chicagoland Speedway.
Kyle Busch is the pole sitter for the first of the 10-race playoff series. Joining him on the front row is Ryan Newman.
Under the new format this year, four drivers will be knocked out of the 16-driver field every three races. A win automatically advances a driver to the next round.
US play Serbia for title
MADRID (AP) The United States will look to maintain its international basketball supremacy when it meets Serbia in the World Cup final. The Americans have rolled through the tournament undefeated, averaging 101.5 points and winning by 32.5 per game. The U.S. enters the game riding a 62-game winning streak and will try to repeat as world champs for the first time. Anthony Davis and Kenenth Faried (fah-REED') are the leading scorers for the US.
Serbia has peaked at the right time to play for their first world title. The Serbs finished group play with a 2-3 record, but have come on strong in the elimination round, including a semifinal victory over France, which had beaten tournament co-favorite Spain.
Golf shootout goes down to the wire
ATLANTA (AP) An 18-hole showdown for the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus is on in the final round of the Tour Championship. No. 1 ranked Rory McIlroy, Billy Horschel and Jim Furyk are tied for the lead at 9-under in the final FedEx Cup playoff event. Rickie Fowler is just a shot back and Jason Day is two off the pace.
Kim edges Webb
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) South Korean teenager Hyo-Joo Kim overcame a one-shot deficit on the final hole to beat Australian veteran Karrie Webb by one shot to win the Evian Championship. Kim becomes the third-youngest major winner at 19 years, two months.
Kim trailed the 39-year-old Webb by one shot heading into the final hole. But she turned the tables with a superb birdie from 12 feet out, and Webb then missed a chance to force a playoff when a difficult attempt for par from the same distance drifted left of the hole.
Kim and Webb both posted 3-under rounds of 68.
Federer sends Switzerland into final
GENEVA (AP) Roger Federer has taken Switzerland to its first Davis Cup final in 22 years, beating Italy's Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-3, 7-6 for a winning 3-1 lead in their semifinal.
Federer celebrated with skipping jumps across the court to the delight of a raucous 18,000-plus home crowd.
Switzerland will play at France in the final on Nov. 21-23.