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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — No. 1 Alabama faces Heisman winner Johnny Manziel and No. 6 Texas A&M in a game with national championship implications and a red-letter date on the college football calendar. The Aggies handed the Tide its only loss last season in Alabama's march to a second straight national title. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 3:30 p.m.
LAS VEGAS — In one of boxing's biggest nights in years, unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. takes on Canelo Alvarez in what could be the richest fight in history. Mayweather, with tremendous skills and a 44-0 record, faces a Mexican opponent who is also undefeated. The weigh-in alone drew a raucous crowd of 12,000. By Boxing Writer Tim Dahlberg. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Bout starts about midnight.
— BOX--Mayweather-Alvarez-Undercard. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 11 p.m.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Fresh off becoming the sixth player in PGA Tour history to shoot 59, Jim Furyk sets his sights on winning the BMW Championship. He was tied with Brandt Snedeker going into the third round at Conway Farms. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 6 p.m.
— GLF--BMW-Woods. By Doug Ferguson. Tiger Woods, after another rules infraction, plays third round with Sergio Garcia. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — Japan's Mika Miyazato leads by a shot after two rounds of the Evian Championship, a major cut to 54 holes because of rain. She is followed by teen amateur Lydia Ko of New Zealand and Suzann Pettersen of Norway. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 500 words, photos.
JOLIET, Ill. — On the eve of the opening race for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, NASCAR meets with teams to address conduct rules. The Chase begins Sunday with an unprecedented 13 drivers. NASCAR added Jeff Gordon and replaced Martin Truex Jr. with Ryan Newman after three instances of race manipulation last week. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 8 p.m.
— CAR-NASCAR-Chicago-Nationwide. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. Race starts 4:50.
ARLINGTON, Texas — In a key AL West series, the Rangers and Athletics play about 12 hours after Oakland avoided a collapse in a 9-8 win. Texas has lost four straight and trails the A's by 4½ games. Yu Darvish, who hasn't won in a month, goes for the Rangers against Bartolo Colon. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game started 1 p.m.
CHICAGO — The Indians resume their playoff push when they send Ubaldo Jimenez to the mound against the White Sox. Cleveland has won seven of 10 and is 1½ games back in the AL wild-card chase. Jimenez has struck out 10 in three of his last four starts. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:10 p.m.
LINCOLN, Neb. — No. 16 UCLA, shaken by the death of a receiver Nick Pasquale less than a week ago, plays a demanding road game against No. 23 Nebraska. Both teams will wear No. 36 decals on their helmets to honor Pasquale, a popular walk-on who was struck by a vehicle while walking in his hometown. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game started noon.
BERKELEY, Calif. — Freshman Jared Goff, the second player in Cal history with back-to-back 400-yard passing games, now gets one tough assignment — No. 4 Ohio State. Says Ohio State coach Urban Meyer: "He's a very impressive guy." Buckeyes QB Braxton Miller, recovering from a sprained knee, is expected to play. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m.
EUGENE, Ore. — No. 2 Oregon's high-powered blur offense looks to cut through a Tennessee defense that is one of the nation's best. Tennessee, under first-year coach Mark Helfrich, is beginning a brutal five-game stretch against ranked schools. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 6:37 p.m.
TEMPE, Ariz. — After opening with easy wins against overmatched opponents, No. 20 Wisconsin and Arizona State get down to business. The Badgers are coming off two shutouts but now take on a Sun Devils team that has one of the country's most productive offenses and one of the best defensive linemen. By College Football Writer John Marshall. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 10:30 p.m.
— FBC--College Football Today. 800 words, photos by 10 p.m.
— FBC--T25-Top 25 Rdp. Capsules of Top 25 games. Updated throughout day.
NEW YORK — Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez will not be able to play for the next eight weeks because of his injured throwing shoulder. He was placed on short-term injured reserve. Sanchez was hurt in the team's third preseason game. The precise nature of the injury has not been announced. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 450 words, photos. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.
FBN--HOW GOOD CAN PEYTON BE?
DENVER — So it's absurd to think Peyton Manning can keep this up, a pace to throw for 112 touchdowns and 7,392 yards this season. Don't laugh; defenses sure aren't. Not when he's surrounded by the best targets he's ever had, operating a turbocharged offense and his health much less a question mark. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 750 words, photos. Also SENT in advance.
— PRAGUE — TEN--Davis Cup-Czech-Argentina. Defending champion Czech Republic reaches Davis Cup final by winning doubles to eliminate Argentina. By Karel Janicek. SENT: 400 words, photos.
— BELGRADE, Serbia — TEN--Davis Cup-Serbia-Canada. Serbia and Canada are 1-1 entering doubles of their Davis Cup semifinal. By Dusan Stojanovic. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos.
— TASHKENT, Uzbekistan — TEN--Tashkent Open. Bojana Jovanovski wins Tashkent Open for second WTA title. SENT: 100 words.
— QUEBEC CITY — TEN--Quebec. Bell Challenge semifinals: Christina McHale vs. Marina Erakovic, Eugenie Bouchard vs. Lucie Safarova. UPCOMING: 150 words by 6 p.m.
— ZANDVOORT, Netherlands — GLF--European Tour. Dutchman Joost Luiten leads after third round at wet and windy KLM Open. SENT: 250 words.
— COLUMBUS, Ohio — GLF--Webcom Tour. Seung-Yul Noh is in front heading into third round at third of four events of Web.com Tour Finals. UPCOMING: 350 words by 8 p.m.
— SOC--Euro Rdp. Chelsea plays at Everton in Premier League; Gareth Bale debuts for Real Madrid in Spanish league. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 4 p.m.
— PYONGYANG, North Korea — WTL--Koreas. South Korea weightlifter wins gold, hears anthem in sign of eased tensions between nations. SENT: 400 words, photos.
— ALTO DE L'ANGLIRU, Spain — CYC--Spanish Vuelta — American Christopher Horner closes in on victory at Spanish Vuelta with a stage to go. SENT: 450 words, photos.
— LJUBLJANA, Slovenia — BKO--Euro Championship. Croatia beats Italy to reach quarterfinals at European basketball championship. By Nesha Starcevic. SENT: 300 words.
— LONDON — TRI--World Series. Britain's Non Stanford wins women's world triathlon title. SENT: 130 words, photos.
— BBA--AL Capsules.
— BBN--NL Capsules.
— BKL--WNBA Capsules.
— SOC--MLS Capsules.
— GLF--Golf Capsules.
Saturday's Time Schedule (EDT)
N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 1:05 p.m.
Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 1:05 p.m.
Oakland at Texas, 1:05 p.m.
Baltimore at Toronto, 4:07 p.m.
Miami at N.Y. Mets, doubleheader, first game, 4:10 p.m.
Philadelphia at Washington, 7:05 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.
Kansas City at Detroit, 7:08 p.m.
San Diego at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.
L.A. Angels at Houston, 7:10 p.m.
Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m.
Seattle at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m.
Colorado at Arizona, 8:10 p.m.
San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m.
College Football (Top 25)
No. 1 Alabama at No. 6 Texas A&M, 3:30 p.m.
No. 2 Oregon vs. Tennessee, 3:30 p.m.
No. 4 Ohio St. at California, 7 p.m.
No. 5 Stanford at Army, noon
No. 7 Louisville at Kentucky, noon
No. 8 LSU vs. Kent State, 7 p.m.
No. 10 Florida State vs. Nevada, 3:30 p.m.
No. 11 Michigan vs. Akron, Noon
No. 12 Oklahoma St. vs. Lamar, 7:30 p.m.
No. 13 South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt, 7 p.m.
No. 14 Oklahoma vs. Tulsa, noon
No. 16 UCLA at No. 23 Nebraska, noon
No. 17 Northwestern vs. Western Michigan, 9 p.m.
No. 19 Washington vs. Illinois at Chicago, 6 p.m.
No. 20 Wisconsin at Arizona State, 10:30 p.m.
No. 21 Notre Dame at Purdue, 8 p.m.
No. 25 Mississippi at Texas, 8 p.m.
Chicago at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Tulsa at Seattle, 10 p.m.
Columbus at Montreal, 2 p.m.
Los Angeles at D.C. United, 4 p.m.
Toronto FC at New York, 7 p.m.
Houston at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
New England at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
FC Dallas at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Portland at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m.
Vancouver at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
Washington vs. Winnipeg, at Belleville, Ontario, 7 p.m.
Edmonton at Calgary, split squad, 9 p.m.
Calgary at Edmonton, split squad, 10 p.m.