COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State has suspended head football coach Urban Meyer for the first three games of the upcoming season following a two-week investigation into his handling of a former assistant. School trustees looked into how Meyer reacted to accusations that former Buckeyes assistant Zach Smith abused his ex-wife, Courtney Smith. The probe directly centered on the question of what Meyer knew and when.

NORMAN, Oklahoma (AP) — Kyler Murray will be Oklahoma's starting quarterback for the season opener Sept. 1 against Florida Atlantic. Murray was the backup to Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield last season and completed 18 of 21 passes for 359 yards and three touchdowns without an interception. He returned to school despite being taken by the Oakland Athletics with the ninth overall pick in the major league draft this summer.

BOSTON (AP) — Cleveland Indians outfielder Leonys Martin will sit out the rest of the season because of a bacterial infection. The 30-year-old Cuban player became ill following a game two weeks ago. Doctors determined he had the life-threatening bacterial infection that entered his bloodstream and created toxins that damaged his internal organs, compromising their function.

MIAMI (AP) — Yankees closer Aroldis (aj-ROHL'-dihs) Chapman has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with tendinitis in his left knee. He left Tuesday's game at Miami in the 12th inning with pain in his knee. Chapman said his knee has bothered him since May, but this is his first DL stint this season.

UNDATED (AP) — The NCAA has a new ranking system to replace RPI when evaluating college basketball teams for the NCAA Tournament. The NCAA Evaluation Tool will rely on game results, strength of schedule, game location, scoring margin, net offensive and defensive efficiency and quality of wins and losses. NET will be used for the upcoming season by the committee that selects schools and seeds the tournament.