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UNDATED (AP) — Brandon Lowe has hit three home runs for the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Lowe connected for a pair of early three-run shots off New York starter Jordan Montgomery, and then launched a leadoff drive in the seventh inning against Michael King, giving the second baseman a career-high seven RBIs. Lowe increased his career-high total to a team-leading 39 homers with his first three-homer game in the majors. It was his sixth career multihomer game and fourth this year.


LeMahieu has sports hernia, will need offseason surgery

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone says DJ LeMahieu (leh-MAY’-hyoo) has a sports hernia that will require offseason surgery, but the team’s leadoff hitter will attempt to play through the injury in October.

LeMahieu exited Thursday night’s victory in Toronto, received a cortisone injection Friday and was unavailable for the Yankees’ 4-3 loss to the Rays. He is out of the starting lineup again Saturday for a critical game against Tampa Bay. A win would clinch a playoff spot for the Yankees, who started the day with a one-game lead over Boston for the top AL wild card.

The team hopes he can play in the scheduled regular-season finale Sunday and potentially in the postseason.


Georgia pounds Arkansas…Michigan stays unbeaten

UNDATED (AP) — No. 2 Georgia pounded No. 8 Arkansas 37-0 in the Bulldogs’ second consecutive shutout, as Zamir White rushed for two touchdowns and recovered a blocked punt for another score.

Georgia raced to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter despite playing without quarterback JT Daniels, who was held out with a right lat injury. Stetson Bennett filled in for Daniels and passed for only 72 yards as the Bulldogs relied on their running game and top-rated defense to beat Arkansas.

Georgia improved to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the Southeastern Conference. Arkansas was held to 10 first downs and 156 yards.

In other Top 25 action:

— Cornelius Johnson caught both of Cade McNamara’s touchdown passes and No. 14 Michigan remained unbeaten with a 38-17 victory over Wisconsin. The Badgers lost starting quarterback Graham Mertz to a chest injury. They were trailing 13-10 and had the ball to start the third quarter when Mertz was sacked by Daxton Hill on a third-and-9 play. Mertz and tight end Jake Ferguson both went to the locker room with chest injuries after that play. Neither returned to the game.


Ole Miss No. 2 receiver Mingo out for Alabama game

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Mississippi wide receiver Jonathan Mingo didn’t dress for Saturday’s game at No. 1 Alabama. The 12th-ranked Rebels’ No. 2 receiver was wearing shorts during pregame warmups with a boot on his left foot.

An Ole Miss spokesman said coach Lane Kiffin would address his injury after the game.

—Nick Sciba kicked a 29-yard field goal with 22 seconds left and No. 24 Wake Forest beat Louisville 37-34 to remain unbeaten. Sam Hartman threw for 324 yards and two touchdowns to lead the offense for the Demon Deacons.


Colts put Nelson on IR

UNDATED (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have placed three-time All-Pro left guard Quenton Nelson on injured reserve, a move that will keep him out at least three weeks.

Nelson had started all 54 games, including playoffs, since Indy drafted him with the sixth-overall selection in 2018. He sprained his right ankle in last Sunday’s loss at Tennessee. Coach Frank Reich (ryk) had already decided not to play Nelson or right tackle Braden Smith on Sunday at Miami.

Elsewhere in the NFL:

—The Baltimore Ravens have activated running back Le’Veon Bell from the practice squad and put defensive end Derek Wolfe on injured reserve. The Ravens play at Denver on Sunday. Bell was one of three prominent veterans Baltimore brought in to help the backfield after injuries to J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards. Latavius Murray and Devonta Freeman have played already for the Ravens.


No timetable for injured Backstrom to play

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom says he’s taking his hip injury rehab slowly and has no timetable on when he’ll be able to play.

The 33-year-old Swede has ruled out having another surgery on his left hip. He had arthroscopic surgery on it in 2015. The Capitals could put Backstrom on long-term injured reserve to get salary-cap relief. That would force him to miss at least the first 10 games of the season.

Backstrom was Washington’s most consistent player and leading scorer last season with 53 points in 55 games.


Maui Invitational to be played in Las Vegas

MAUI, Hawaii (AP) — The Maui Invitational is relocating to Las Vegas this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing travel restrictions in Hawaii.

It will be held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino from Nov. 22-24. The original field of eight schools remains in place for the marquee early season event: Texas A&M, Wisconsin, Butler, Houston, Oregon, Chaminade, St. Mary’s and Notre Dame.

The Maui Invitational was played in North Carolina last year.

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