Real Madrid, Ronaldo top AP football poll

Juventus's Carlos Tevez celebrates after scoring during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Juventus at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat trick in Real Madrid’s 8-2 thrashing of Deportivo La Coruna helped the pair hold off Lionel Messi and Barcelona to take leading player and team of the week honors in the AP global football poll on Tuesday.

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Review: Book of NY ‘objects’ sure to spark debate

This book cover image released by Simon & Schuster shows "A History of New York in 101 Objects," by Sam Roberts. (AP Photo/Simon & Schuster)

“A History of New York in 101 Objects” (Simon & Schuster), by Sam Roberts

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Alex Ferguson to address Europe Ryder Cup team

Europe team captain Paul McGinley holds the Ryder Cup trophy ahead of the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Gleneagles, Scotland, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson will address the Europe team during the buildup to the Ryder Cup.

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Bjorn returns to Ryder Cup as a player

Europe's Thomas Bjorn speaks during a press conference ahead of the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Gleneagles, Scotland, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Thomas Bjorn has been a strong presence for Europe in the Ryder Cup, part of five winning teams. So it was not unusual to see him at Gleneagles dressed in uniform.

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NDSU retains top ranking in both FCS polls

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota State University football team has retained its top ranking in both NCAA Football Championship Subdivision polls, and even earned votes in the upper-tier Football Bowl Subdivision poll.

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