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CLEVELAND (AP) - Matt Davidson hit a run-scoring single with two out in the 11th inning to lift the White Sox to a 5-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night, Chicago's first victory at Progressive Field this season. The White Sox were outscored 58-19 in dropping their first eight games in Cleveland, including a 4-1 loss on Wednesday when Jason Kipnis hit a grand slam in the ninth.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The Chicago Bears are coming off a nice win over Seattle. Now they can see how they deal with success against a team they are supposed to beat. Chicago has a stout defense led by Khalil Mack and plays the Cardinals in Arizona on Sunday. Arizona is 0-2 under new coach Steve Wilks and has been outscored 58-6.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - No. 10 Penn State opens Big Ten play on the road Friday night at Illinois. The Nittany Lions are a 27-point favorite against a young Illini team coming off a loss last weekend to South Florida. Running back Mike Epstein has been the Illini's most effective offensive weapon in their 2-1 start. Penn State has outscored its last two opponents 72-0 in the second half.
CHICAGO (AP) - Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will team up for the first time when they take on Jack Sock and Kevin Anderson in doubles on the first day of the second edition of the Laver Cup. The pairing of Federer and Djokovic adds a little spice to an event long on star power and light on any real stakes. While world No. 1 Rafael Nadal and No. 4 Juan Martin del Potro are out with injuries, the Laver Cup has seven of the top 11 players in the ranking and 10 of the top 20.
(AP) - Losses in the first month of the college football season mean this could be a down year for the Big Ten Conference. Traditional powers Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State have lost out-of-conference games. There are only five unbeaten teams remaining, including No. 4 Ohio State playing at No. 10 Penn State.
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