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Minnesota beats Eastern Illinois 42-20 in opener

Eastern Illinois quarterback Jalen Whitlow, lands under Minnesota defensive lineman Theiren Cockran (55) after carrying the ball for a nine and 1/2-yard gain during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Minneapolis Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The nerves surprised Mitch Leidner, but they were there at the beginning of his first season as Minnesota’s unquestioned starting quarterback.

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Norvell throws W Illinois past Valparaiso, 45-6

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Trenton Norvell fired four touchdown passes and J.C. Baker ran for 137 yards and scored twice to lead Western Illinois to a 45-6 win over Valparaiso in the season opener for both schools Thursday night.

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Minnesota beats Eastern Illinois 42-20 in opener

Eastern Illinois quarterback Jalen Whitlow, lands under Minnesota defensive lineman Theiren Cockran (55) after carrying the ball for a nine and 1/2-yard gain during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Minneapolis Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Leidner ran for two scores and threw a touchdown pass to Donovahn Jones, leading Minnesota to a season-opening 42-20 victory over Eastern Illinois on Thursday night.

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Cleveland’s Kluber can’t contain Abreu in 3-2 loss

Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu (79), right, celebrates with relief pitcher Zach Putnam (57), after the White Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in a baseball game in Chicago, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO (AP) — Every time Corey Kluber found himself in a key situation, he was facing Jose Abreu.

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Browns begin life without Gordon vs. Bears

In this Aug. 4, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon rests during practice at the NFL football team's training campin Berea, Ohio. Gordon has been suspended by the NFL one year for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Gordon's suspension is effective immediately and he will miss the entire 2014 season.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) — On the eve of their final exhibition game, the Browns had denial turn into reality.

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