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Buckeyes outscore Hockies...JPP reports to Giants...Mets have plan for Harvey

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 8, 2015 at 3:31 a.m.



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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cardale (kahr-DAL') Jones started Ohio State's season opener and was a double threat as the top-ranked Buckeyes opened their championship defense with a 42-24 win at Virginia Tech. Jones threw for 186 yards and two touchdowns, and he also carried 13 times for 99 yards and a score. Receiver Braxton Miller also had a productive night, scoring on a 53-yard run and grabbing a 54-yard scoring pass from Jones.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has reported and met with the New York Giants, two months after injuring his right hand in a July 4 fireworks accident. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Monday about the meeting, but Coach Tom Coughlin refused to say much about Pierre-Paul after practice because he had no knowledge that the player had arrived. Coughlin would not rule out Pierre-Paul for the season opener in Dallas on Sunday night — provided the doctors clear him to play and he is fit.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The New York Mets now say they have a game plan on using starting pitcher Matt Harvey for the rest of the season. General manager Sandy Alderson says he expects Harvey won't pitch beyond 180 innings in the regular season unless needed in the final series in early October. As for the postseason, Harvey's availability will depend partly on how he's used down the stretch for the NL East leaders.

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifteenth seed Kevin Anderson pulled off a major upset at the U.S. Open by downing No. 3 Andy Murray, 7-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6 to reach the men's quarterfinals. Second seed Roger Federer, fifth seed Stan Wawrinka (vah-VRIHN'-kah) and No. 12 Richard Gasquet (gas-KAY') also moved into the quarters. Fourth-round winners on the women's seed were No. 2 Simona Halep (HA'-lehp), fifth seed Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIT'-oh-vah), No. 20 Victoria Azarenka and No. 26 Flavia (FLAH'-vee-ah) Pennetta.

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Rickie Fowler rallied from two shots down with five holes remaining to beat Henrik Stenson and win the Deutsche (DOY'-chuh) Bank Championship near Boston. Fowler sank a 40-foot birdie putt on 14 en route to a 3-under 68 and a 15-under total. Stenson never trailed in the final round until his tee shot on the par-3 16th came up short and bounced into the water for a double bogey.

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