Monday, September 26
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot scored 21 points with 13 assists, Jessica Breland had 20 points and 16 rebounds, and the Chicago Sky beat the Atlanta Dream 108-98 on Sunday to advance to the semifinals of the WNBA playoffs. Angel McCoughtry kept the Dream within 56-50 at halftime after scoring 21 points, including 10 of Atlanta's first 14 points in Rosemont.
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins have canceled Sunday's home game against the Atlanta Braves following the death of pitcher Jose Fernandez. The Marlins issued a statement Sunday morning saying the organization is "devastated by the tragic loss of Jose Fernandez." At the end of the release, the Marlins announced the game against the Braves has been canceled. Fernandez, the Marlins 24-year-old ace right-hander, was killed in a boating accident early Sunday morning.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) —Wisconsin moved up to Number 8 in The Associated Press college football poll and Alabama stayed on top this week. LSU, which started the season Number 5, joined Notre Dame as preseason top-10 teams to fall out of the rankings. The Tigers announced the firing of coach Les Miles Sunday.
ATLANTA (AP) — Rory McIlroy finally won the FedEx Cup when he least expected it. McIlroy was three shots behind with three holes to play Sunday in the Tour Championship. Nearly two hours later, he holed a 15-foot birdie putt on the fourth extra hole to win at East Lake in a playoff and claim the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus.