A&M Jumps, FSU, 'Bama Lose Some Support In AP Poll

Texas A&M makes a big jump in the AP Top 25 after the most impressive performance of the opening weekend of college football. Florida State and Alabama lost some support in the first poll of the regular season after close victories against heavy underdogs. The Aggies moved up 12 spots to No. 9 in the poll released Monday. Texas A&M began the post-Johnny Manziel era with a 52-28 victory at South Carolina. The loss dropped the Gamecocks from ninth to No. 21. The top four in the rankings are unchanged: Florida State, Alabama, Oregon and Oklahoma. Florida State went from 57 first-place votes to 46 after pulling out a 37-31 victory against Oklahoma State. Alabama dropped 44 points in the media-panel voting after beating West Virginia. The Tide has one first-place vote. Oregon has five and Oklahoma two. No. 6 Georgia has two and No. 12 LSU one. NEW YORK (AP) – September 3, 2014

The Secret's Out About RB Royce Freeman

Freshman running back Royce Freeman made his anticipated debut for the No. 3 Oregon Ducks and showed a glimpse of the talent that was kept behind closed doors all summer. Poised and confident, the 6-foot, 229-pound back is so far handling all the expectations heaped on him as a five-star recruit. Freeman ran for 75 yards and two touchdowns on just 10 carries for the Ducks in Saturday's 62-13 victory over South Dakota. He also caught a pass for 11 yards. There was a lot of buzz about Freeman during camp but the praise came from coaches and teammates since the Ducks practice in private. Out of high school in Southern California, he had drawn early comparisons to former Oregon backs LeGarrette Blount and Jonathan Stewart. AP - September 3, 2014

Mariners Lose To Athletics 6-1

mariners 8The fired-up Oakland Athletics came out swinging, and Chris Young's day was short-lived. Newcomer Adam Dunn hit a two-run homer as Oakland jumped to a five-run lead in the first, and Young failed to make it out of the inning as Seattle lost 6-1 to the Athletics on Monday. "I wasn't sharp. My stuff wasn't good, it was flat," Young said. "They came out super-aggressive, you could see it.

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Mariners Over Nationals 5-3

mariners logo5Dustin Ackley homered and drove in four runs and the Seattle Mariners averted a three-game sweep, beating the Washington Nationals 5-3 Sunday. Bryce Harper homered twice for Washington and Nate Schierholz also connected. The NL East-leading Nationals homered 10 times in the series, one short of the Safeco Field record set by Cleveland in 2009.

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Seattle Hopes Offensive Roll Will Continue

Throughout the preseason, quarterback Russell Wilson and the starting offense of the Seattle Seahawks were never really stopped. Wilson was on the field for 13 possessions in the four preseason games and directed Seattle to nine touchdowns, two field goals and just one punt in those 13 opportunities. It's was an impressive rate of success, even for games that don't have much meaning or have opponents game planning to try and stop the Seahawks offense. How much that can carry into the regular season is one of the biggest questions for Seattle headed into Thursday night's season opener against Green Bay. Seattle returned to practice on Sunday to begin prepping for the Packers with wide receiver Percy Harvin on the field after missing the final preseason game at Oakland last week for personal reasons. RENTON, Wash. (AP) – September 1, 2014