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Buckeyes win opener...MLB notes...US Open upset...Fowler wins big

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 8, 2015 at 7:41 a.m.



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BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — National champion Ohio State got off to a good start last night. The Buckeyes beat the only team that beat them last season, Virginia Tech, 42-24. Following that loss in Columbus, Ohio, last season, the Bucks rolled off 13 straight victories to win the national championship.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lead by New York over Washington in the National League East is now five games. The Mets beat the Nationals in Washington, D.C., yesterday afternoon and the clubs are set to square off again tonight. Following this evening's game they have only four games left between themselves this season.

UNDATED (AP) — The lead by the Blue Jays over the Yankees in the American League East is now just a half-game. This evening Toronto is in Boston to face the Red Sox while the Yankees remain home to meet the Orioles. The two teams start a four-game series in New York this Thursday in their final round of regular season games this year.

NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Murray, the third seed at the U.S. Open, was ousted last night by Kevin Anderson. The 15th-seed advanced with a 7-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6 victory. Also advancing was second seed Roger Federer.

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Rickie Fowler rallied over the final five holes to win the Deutsche (DOY'-chuh) Bank Championship. He finished 15-under-par, one shot in front of Henrik Stenson.

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