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LSU surges to No. 6 in AP poll...Atlanta safety ejected for hit on Newton...Betts hurts his side

September 16, 2018

UNDATED (AP) — LSU has surged to No. 6 in The Associated Press college football poll after its second victory of September against a highly ranked team. LSU has now gone from No. 25 to start the season to No. 6 in three weeks. Wisconsin tumbled to 18 after becoming the first top-10 team to be upset by an unranked team. Top-ranked Alabama strengthened its hold on No. 1, while Georgia moved up a spot to No. 2, knocking Clemson down to No. 3. Ohio State is fourth and Oklahoma fifth.

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta safety Damontae Kazee has been ejected from the Falcons’ game against Carolina for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Newton was sliding to the turf after scrambling for a first down when Kazee dove low to deliver the hit, which snapped back Newton’s head. Newton was quickly examined while officials sorted out penalties and returned to the field without missing a play.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have finally made it into the end zone. Chris Ivory scored on 1-yard plunge with 11:06 left in the third quarter against the Chargers. Before that, the Bills were the only NFL team that hadn’t scored a touchdown this season.

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts has left a game against the New York Mets after hurting his left side while making a throw to home plate. Boston says Betts has left side soreness and will be evaluated further.

SINGAPORE (AP) — Lewis Hamilton has won the Singapore Grand Prix from the pole position to extend his championship lead over Sebastian Vettel to a commanding 40 points. The Mercedes driver made a clean start and was largely untroubled as he beat Red Bull driver Max Verstappen by nine seconds, with Vettel much farther back in third. The four-time Formula One champion recorded his seventh win of the season and 69th of his F1 career.

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