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Notre Dame, Clemson rise in AP poll...Jaguars deactivate Fournette...US gets a NYC marathon victory

November 5, 2017

UNDATED (AP) — Notre Dame and Clemson have climbed, while Ohio State and Penn State have tumbled out of the top 10 in the new Associated Press college football poll. Alabama remains No. 1 and Georgia No. 2 in the AP Top 25, while their positions are reversed in the College Football Playoff rankings. The rest of the AP poll has Notre Dame moving up to No. 3, Clemson No. 4 and Oklahoma No. 5. Unbeaten Wisconsin slipped two spots to No. 6, Ohio State fell eight spots to No. 11 and Penn State dropped nine to No. 16.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have deactivated running back Leonard Fournette for today’s game against Cincinnati for violating an unspecified team rule. The 4-3 Jaguars made the surprising announcement 90 minutes before kickoff. Fournette leads the team with 596 yards rushing and seven touchdowns. He missed Jacksonville’s last game at Indianapolis because of a sprained right ankle, but he practiced all week and had been scheduled to return against the Bengals.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (mar-ee-OH’-tah) finally has his first touchdown pass from inside the red zone this season. Mariota found Rishard Matthews with a 16-yard TD pass with 1:04 left in the first quarter, giving the Titans a 10-3 lead over the visiting Baltimore Ravens. Mariota now has 34 TD passes in his career in the red zone, and he has yet to be intercepted.

NEW YORK (AP) — Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya has won the New York City Marathon, holding off countryman Wilson Kipsang by three seconds for his first major victory. Kamworor ran the race in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 53 seconds. Shalane Flanagan became the first American woman to win the New York marathon since Miki Gorman in 1977. There’s an extremely heavy police presence for the race, which is taking place just days after a truck attack in Manhattan killed eight people.

PARIS (AP) — Jack Sock has qualified for the season-ending ATP Finals by winning the Paris Masters today. It’s the 16th-seeded American’s third title of the year and first at a Masters. Sock is the first American winner of the Paris Masters since Andre Agassi in 1999, and first American winner of a Masters tournament since Andy Roddick at Miami in 2010.

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