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Last Update on October 10, 2015 05:33 GMT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Maryland says Randy Edsall will coach the Terrapins at top-ranked Ohio State amid reports that he will be fired.

"Randy Edsall is our head football coach and he'll be on the sidelines Saturday against Ohio State," the school said Thursday in a statement.

Maryland is 2-3 overall and 0-1 in the Big Ten this season, the 57-year-old Edsall's fifth at the school. He's 22-33 overall at Maryland after going 74-70 in 12 seasons at Connecticut.

After the game at Ohio State, the Terrapins have a week off before playing Penn State at home Oct. 24.

National Sports News

Last Update on October 10, 2015 16:38 GMT


UNDATED (AP) -- Ohio State thinks it has problems with turnovers, red zone woes and penalties, but the defending national champions are undefeated and looking pretty good compared to Maryland. The undefeated Buckyes are a whopping five-touchdown favorite over beleaguered Maryland.

Maryland has lost its past two games to West Virginia and Michigan by a combined 73-6 score. The game is tied 7-7 early.

In other AP Top-25:

-- Second-ranked TCU is at Kansas State. The 3-1 Wildcats will try to give its 76-year-old coach Bill Snyder a belated birthday present. The Horned Frogs are coming off a 50-7 rout of Texas. Heisman Trophy candidate Trevone Boykin threw for 322 yards and five TDs without an interception. KaVontae Turpin caught four touchdown passes and Josh Doctson caught two, one from running back Shaun Nixon. And lest anyone think the Horned Frogs were one-dimensional, they also piled up 228 yards rushing.

-- Third-ranked Baylor takes its 4-0 record on the road against winless Kansas. The game is tied 7-7 in the early going.

-- Fourth-ranked Michigan State visits the Garden State to take on 2-2 Rutgers. The Spartans are 5-0 but slipped two spots in the polls after a so-so effort against Purdue last weekend. For Rutgers, this could be a season saver after a plethora of problems, highlighted by the suspension of coach Kyle Flood for three games for trying to influence a player's grade and the dismissal of six players following arrests.

-- Fifth-ranked Utah takes on 23rd-ranked California in a possible Pac-12 championship game preview. Utah and California are the last two undefeated teams in the conference and both sit atop their respective divisions. The Utes have shot up the polls and are ranked No. 5 behind the No. 3 scoring defense in the conference. Utah is creeping into the College Football Playoff conversation and would stay there with a win over the Bears.

-- Sixth-ranked Clemson risks its 4-0 record against Georgia Tech in an ACC game. Clemson is looking not to have a letdown after its dramatic, 24-22 victory over No. 15 Notre Dame last week. The Tigers are also looking to stay perfect early on in the ACC race. Georgia Tech hopes to avoid its first four-game losing streak since 1996.

-- Seventh-ranked LSU hosts 2-3 South Carolina. LSU is looking to go 5-0 for the fifth time in coach Les Miles' 11 seasons and the first time since 2012. South Carolina is hoping to avoid the first 0-4 start in SEC play in coach Steve Spurrier's career.

-- Eighth-ranked Alabama hosts Arkansas tonight. Alabama and Arkansas both are trying to sustain the momentum from big wins. The Crimson Tide's league and national title hopes probably couldn't survive another SEC West loss.

-- Tenth-ranked Oklahoma takes on 1-4 Texas in the Red River Showdown. The Sooners are 4-0 and a whopping 17-point favorite over Charlie Strong's Longhorns. Texas has jumped out to an early 7-0 lead.

---- No. 11 Florida is at Missouri. Unbeaten Florida leads the SEC East, the title Missouri has won the last two years. The 4-0 Gators have wins over Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky. Another win would give the Gators their first 5-0 start in conference since 2012. Missouri could sneak back into the Top 25 with a victory.

-- The 12th-ranked Florida State Seminoles are home against 3-1 Miami. Florida State has a five-game winning streak over its in-state rival, which is its longest winning streak in the series since taking seven straight from 1963-72.

-- No. 13 Northwestern, the surprise of the Big Ten at 5-0, visits Ann Arbor to play Jim Harbaugh's resurgent Michigan team. The 4-1 Wolverines are coming off back-to-back shutouts of BYU and Maryland. Michigan would love some momentum heading into next week's rivalry game against Michigan State in the Big House.

-- Winless New Mexico is a whopping 43-point underdog as it travels to play 14th-ranked Mississippi. Ole Miss is trying to bounce back from a lopsided 38-10 loss to Florida in the Swamp. New Mexico State faces very long odds to get its first victory of the season, but the Aggies have been competitive in their past three losses to Georgia State, UTEP and New Mexico.

-- Unranked Navy takes its 4-0 mark to South Bend to play the 15th-ranked Fighting Irish. Notre Dame is 4-1. The Fighting Irish already need help to keep their College Football Playoff hopes alive and can't afford another defeat. The Midshipmen are seeking to be ranked during the regular season for the first time since being No. 17 at 6-0 in 1979.

-- No. 19 Georgia is at 2-3 Tennessee. Georgia is attempting to bounce back from a 38-10 home loss to No. 8 Alabama and remain in contention for the SEC East Division title. Tennessee is seeking to turn its season around after losing three of its last four games. In each of its three losses, Tennessee led by at least 13 points.

-- No. 21 Oklahoma State takes its 5-0 mark on the road against 3-1 West Virginia. Oklahoma State is looking to go 6-0 for the first time since winning its first 10 games in the 2011 season. The Mountaineers are seeking their third straight win in the series. After playing the Cowboys, West Virginia will have back-to-back road games at No. 3 Baylor and No. 2 TCU.

-- In a good Big Ten matchup, 4-1 Illinois travels to play at 22nd-ranked Iowa, which is 5-0. This is Iowa's first game as a Top 25 team in five years could be its last for a while if it can't beat Illinois. The Illini, a surprise so far, would move within a game of bowl eligibility with a win in Iowa City.

-- Unbeaten and 24th-ranked Toledo is expected to have little difficulty against 2-3 Kent State in a MAC matchup. Toledo is trying to move to 5-0, move up in the AP Top 25 poll and cement its status as the favorite to win the Mid-American Conference.

-- And 25th-ranked Boise State hopes to stay in the AP rankings when the Broncos travel to Fort Collins, Colorado, to play Colorado State.


UNDATED (AP) -- Following their 4-0 victory in the opener last night, the St. Louis Cardinals try to go 2-up on the Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of their NL Division Series today. It's Jaime (HY'-mee) Garcia of the Cardinals against Kyle Hendricks of the Cubs.

In another Game 2, the New York Mets try to go 2-up on the Dodgers after beating Los Angeles 3-1 in last night's opener. The New Yorkers send out Noah Syndergaard against 19-game winner Zack Greinke (GREHN'-kee) for the Dodgers.


UNDATED (AP) -- It's a travel day in both AL Division Series. The Texas Rangers are going home with a 2-0 series lead over Toronto. The Rangers can clinch at home in Game 3 Sunday night.

The Kansas City Royals and Houston Astros are heading to Texas all knotted up. Ben Zobrist delivered a tiebreaking single in the Royals' 5-4 win over Houston Friday to knot the series. Game 3 is Sunday.


UNDATED (AP) -- It's the first Saturday of the new NHL season, with 13 of the 14 games taking place tonight. The lone day game has defending Eastern Conference champion Tampa Bay visiting Buffalo to play the Sabres.

All the rest of the action is tonight. The Montreal Canadiens, fresh off their 3-1 victory in Toronto Wednesday night, travel to Boston to take on their arch-rival, the Bruins.

Elsewhere, Toronto is hosting Ottawa, Philadelphia visits Florida, the New York Rangers have their opener against Columbus, Washington hosts New Jersey, Detroit visits Carolina, Nashville hosts Edmonton, the New York Islanders are at Chicago, Edmonton visits Nashville, Dallas is at Colorado, Vancouver hosts Calgary, Pittsburgh is at Arizona and San Jose hosts Anaheim.


CONCORD, N.C. (AP)-- The Bank of America 500 is tonight at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Matt Kenseth has the pole.

Last year Kevin Harvick raced to the third of his five 2014 victories en route to the season title. Harvick starts from the 11 hole.

Last week Harvick won at Dover in a must-win situation to advance to the second round of the Chase. Six-time champion Jimmie Johnson was eliminated from the Chase after a torn rear axle seal left him with a 41st-place finish.

This is the fourth in the 10-race Chase. The playoff field was cut from 16 to 12 last week. It will be reduced to eight after the sixth race and to four after the ninth. Drivers get a spot in the next round with a victory. Points are reset after each round and the title will be decided by finishing order in the Nov. 22 finale at Homestead, Florida.


INCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- Whether it was the South African juggernaut of Branden Grace and Louis Oosthuizen (WUHST'-hy-zehn), the inspired play of Bae Sang-moon in front of his home crowd in South Korea or a format change that reduced the number of matches, the Presidents Cup is truly up for grabs for the first time in 10 years.

The South African duo went 4-0 in team matches on Saturday to keep the International team just one point behind by the U.S.

The Americans had a 9 1/2 - 8 1/2 lead. They also have Jordan Spieth (SPEETH), the No. 1 player in the world. He made two clutch putts in morning foursomes to cap off the biggest comeback at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea, and he made eight birdies in 14 holes in a fourballs victory in the afternoon.

Not since the matches were tied going into Sunday in 2005 has the Presidents Cup featured a final day of drama.


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Jessica Korda took a two-stroke lead in the LPGA Malaysia, shooting a bogey-free 6-under 65 in sweltering conditions.

Korda missed a birdie chance on the par-4 18th when her 6-footer slid by on the left side, leaving the 22-year-old American at 12-under 201 at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. Fellow American Stacy Lewis and South Korea's Ha Na Jang were tied for second.

Second-ranked Lydia Ko was three strokes back at 9 under along with defending champion Shanshan Feng and Xi Yu Lin.


CARY, N.C. (AP) -- Bernhard Langer takes a two-stroke lead into today's second round the Champions Tour's SAS Championship. Langer shot a 65 yesterday.

Gene Sauers, John Riegger and Scott Dunlap shot 67. Kenny Perry was another stroke back along with Tom Lehman (LAY'-muhn), Duffy Waldorf, Kevin Sutherland, Rod Spittle, Greg Kraft and Olin Browne.


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