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CINCINNATI (AP) - Mitch Moreland ended his long slump with a three-run homer, left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez pitched three-hit ball for seven innings, and the Boston Red Sox took another step toward a second straight AL East title, beating the Cincinnati Reds 5-0. Boston has won five in a row and 13 of 16, holding off the Yankees as it tries to win back-to-back East titles for the first time since divisional realignment in 1969.

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - No. 2 Clemson scored four touchdowns in the fourth quarter to put away Boston College 34-7. Adam Choice had the tiebreaking score on a 6-yard run and freshman tailback Travis Etienne ran for two scores in the final six minutes for the Tigers. Clemson struggled much of the game and entered the final period tied at 7-all. But the Tigers wore down the Eagles in the last quarter.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - John Kelly rushed for 101 yards and Tennessee's defense recorded seven sacks as the Volunteers staggered to a 17-13 victory over 27 ½-point underdog Massachusetts. Tennessee was trying to bounce back from a 26-20 loss at Florida in which the Vols allowed a tiebreaking 63-yard touchdown pass as time expired. The Vols' performance against UMass won't quiet the criticism that followed the Florida game.

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Joey DeFloria ran in two touchdowns and John Burdick kicked the winning 46-yard field goal with two seconds left to lift Bucknell past Sacred Heart for a 34-31 win. Tied at 31 with 2:31 to play, Bucknell (2-2) got a big defensive stop on fourth-and-1, taking over the ball on downs at the Sacred Heart 49. The Bison got to the 23 but a holding penalty pushed them back to the 35, setting up Burdick's winning kick.

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) - Jack Heneghan threw for two touchdowns but it was a pair of missed extra points by the Big Green's opponent that gave Dartmouth a 27-26 edge over Holy Cross in overtime.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Zane Dudek and Deshawn Salter combined for 316 yards rushing and four touchdowns and Yale pulled away from Cornell in the second half for a 49-24 win in an Ivy League opener. Kurt Rawlings started a run of 28 points with a 14-yard score with under a minute left in the first half for a 14-10 lead at the break and finished the spree with a 4-yard TD pass to Jaeden Graham early in the fourth.

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Joey Logano was parked for practice. Logano was forced to strap in, put his helmet on and sit on pit road in the No. 22 Ford for the duration of a 50-minute Cup series practice Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. NASCAR punished Logano and his Team Penske team because the car failed inspection four times before Friday's aborted qualifying attempt.

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) - Bryan Schor tossed four touchdown passes, including three straight in the second half to open up a close game, and defending FCS champion James Madison topped Maine 28-10 on Saturday. Schor finished 21 of 31 for 281 yards, while Marcus Marshall ground up 135 yards on 19 carries for the Dukes (4-0, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Conference).

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