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AP Top Sports News At 3:37 a.m. EDT

Winston, FSU hold off Oklahoma St 37-31 in opener
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Jameis Winston and No. 1 Florida State might have to play better for a return trip to the stadium where the next national title will be decided....

Sims starts, No. 2 Alabama beats WVU, 33-23
ATLANTA (AP) -- Blake Sims took a seat on the bench next to Jake Coker after leading Alabama to a score and the two chatted for a few minutes before it was time for the offense to go back on the field....

Gordon says Stewart could run strong in Atlanta
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) -- Tony Stewart was cheered in practice Saturday....

Sam cut from Rams, but may still have NFL future
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone....

Champ Bailey, Michael Sam among NFL cuts
For the first time in his career, Champ Bailey was told he isn't good enough....

Todd Gurley leads Georgia past Clemson 45-21
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Todd Gurley felt strong and healthy....

Isner loses to Kohlschreiber in US Open 3rd round
NEW YORK (AP) -- Once again, John Isner's trip to Flushing Meadows ended in the third round. Once again, it happened with a loss to Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber at that stage....

Peavy takes no-hitter into 8th of Giants' 3-1 win
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jake Peavy appreciated the effort of his defense....

US dominates Finland 114-55 in basketball worlds
BILBAO, Spain (AP) -- As the U.S. lead got bigger and the crowd quieter, Finland's players were forced to have a most uncomfortable conversation....

Challenged sluggers could decide playoff races
CHICAGO (AP) -- Two sluggers with lingering questions. A catcher returning from injury. A pitcher headed for a big payday, and baseball's most famous panda....

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