Gamecocks jump one spot in AP poll
South Carolina moved up one spot to No. 11 in The Associated Press Top 25 poll after defeating rival Georgia on Saturday.
Oklahoma remained No. 1, becoming the first team to hold the top ranking 100 times since the poll began 1936.
Alabama reclaimed the No. 2 spot after a 27-11 victory at Penn State, flip-flopping with No. 3 LSU. Last week, the Tigers jumped the Tide. Boise State is No. 4.
Defending national champion Auburn moved back into the rankings at No. 21 after one of the wildest wins from one of the wildest days in college football in recent memory.
• Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen says injured offensive linemen James Carmon and Quentin Saulsberry won’t need surgery after injuries suffered during Saturday’s 41-34 loss to Auburn.
Mullen said Saulsberry has a sprained knee, but there was a “good chance” the senior center could return for No. 25 Mississippi State when it plays host to No. 3 LSU on Thursday. Carmon suffered a leg injury in the second quarter, and the starting left tackle spent the second half on the sidelines on crutches.
• Team officials say Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill is showing signs of improvement and resting comfortably at a hospital after suffering a seizure late in the Gophers’ home opener against New Mexico State.
Team physician Pat Smith said in a statement that all tests have come back normal and further testing will continue as necessary. He says it’s too early to discuss further details, including when Kill might be released from the hospital.
Dyson takes title at European Tour event
In Hilversum, Netherlands, England’s Simon Dyson had a
final-round 66 to win his third KLM Open crown in six years.
David Lynn finished a stroke behind.
U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy was third with 65. Lee Westwood had 66 to finish fifth at the European Tour event.
• In Rogers, Ark., top-ranked Yani Tseng successfully defended her title in the LPGA Tour’s NW Arkansas Championship, beating Amy Yang with a 4-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole.
Tseng leads the tour with five victories this season, including major wins in the LPGA Championship and Women’s British Open, and also has won three other events this year.
Ai Miyazato (66) was third at 11 under. Cristie Kerr (68) was another stroke back.
• In Aberdeen, Scotland, Britain & Ireland regained the Walker Cup from the United States for the first time since 2003, holding off the Americans in the afternoon singles for a 14-12 victory.
The hosts needed 131/2 points to win the title and took an insurmountable lead after 17-year-old Welshman Rhys Pugh won his singles match against U.S. Amateur champion Kelly Kraft 2 and 1 and Steven Brown halved with Blayne Barber.
Paul Cutler than halved with American Patrick Cantlay in the final match of the biennial event between leading amateur players.
Vettel closing in on another F-1 crown
In Monza, Italy, Sebastian Vettel won the Italian Grand Prix from the pole position, fighting off an audacious challenge from defending champion Fernando Alonso.
Vettel’s eighth victory of the year gives the Red Bull driver an opportunity to clinch his second Formula One title in the next race in Singapore later this month.
McLaren’s Jenson Button eventually passed Alonso to finish second and Alonso was third at the checkered flag.
Dream beat Fever in postseason warmup
In Indianapolis, Angel McCoughtry had 32 points to lead the Atlanta Dream to 93-88 victory over the Indiana Fever in their final regular-season game.
Alison Bales scored 15 points off the bench and Lindsey Harding added 13 for the Dream (20-14), who clinched the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.