Butte stays perfect; Wildcats take down Toros in four sets

The Butte College Roadrunners stays perfect on the 2017 season a they knocked off Chabot College on a day when the Butte family celebrated their 50 year anniversary. The Roadrunners were 31-21 winners for the second straight weekend and go to 3-0 on the season.

The Chico State volleyball team got in the win column in CCAA play with a four-set victory over Dominguez Hills. The Wildcats are now 7-5 overall (1-1) in CCAA.

Today’s NFL schedule has the 49ers in Seattle taking on the Seahawks while the Raiders host the Jets.

(AP) — Clemson moved up to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll, jumping Oklahoma and closing in on Alabama after beating a team ranked in the Top 15 for the second straight week.

The Tigers received 15 first-place votes, the most the defending national champions have received this season, and 1,446 points Sunday after beating Louisville 47-21 on the road. Alabama remains No. 1 with 45 first-place votes and 1,504 points.

Oklahoma slipped one spot to No. 3. The Sooners received the remaining first-place vote.

Penn State moved up a spot to No. 4, flip-flopping with No. 5 Southern California. Oklahoma State rose three spots to No. 6, its best ranking since late in the 2013 season.

Washington is No. 7 and three Big Ten teams round out the top 10: Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio State.

MLB-CUBS-CONTRERAS

Cubs C Contreras serves suspension against Cardinals

UNDATED (AP) — Cubs catcher Willson Contreras’ two-game suspension for his argument with umpire Jordan Baker has been reduced to one game, and he served the penalty in the finale of their weekend series against the Cardinals.

Contreras and pitcher John Lackey were ejected in the fifth inning of Friday’s 8-2 win. Contreras threw down his mask in anger after he was thrown out, and it bounced up and hit Baker’s leg.

Contreras and Lackey also were fined by Major League Baseball. Contreras appealed the punishment.

Alex Avila replaced Contreras at catcher for Sunday’s game. Contreras had started each of the last two games behind the plate.

NFL-IRMA

Week 2 in the NFL starts with Irma ceremonies

UNDATED (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers began their games Sunday with tributes to those affected by Hurricane Irma.

Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler Jr., who grew up in St. Petersburg and played at the University of Florida, carried the state flag onto field.

The Jaguars and first responders held a giant American flag during the national anthem.

Both teams and the Miami Dolphins, who play at the Los Angeles Chargers, wore “ONE FLORIDA” decals on their helmets.

LPGA-EVIAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Nordqvist beats Altomare in playoff to win Evian major

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Anna Nordqvist beat unheralded American Brittany Altomare in a playoff under driving rain and hail at the first extra hole to win the Evian Championship on Sunday.

Nordqvist sank a 4-foot putt for bogey 5 on the soaked 18th hole while 102nd-ranked Altomare had a six.

The 30-year-old Swede earned $547,500 for winning her first major since the 2009 LPGA Championship. Her victory ensured 10 different major winners in the last two seasons.

Nordqvist and Altomare both shot 66 for 9-under totals of 204. It was a 54-hole event after weather-affected play Thursday was scrapped.

Second-round leader Moriya Jutanugarn (juh-TAN’-uh-garn) of Thailand and two-time major winner Lydia Ko of New Zealand fell out of the playoff by dropping shots on the 18th.

TENNIS-DAVIS CUP

Tsonga sends France into Davis Cup final

LILLE, France (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wrapped up a Davis Cup semifinal victory for France against Serbia by defeating Dusan Lajovic 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Sunday.

France reached an unassailable 3-1 lead and will face either Belgium or 28-time champion Australia in the final. The Australians led 2-1 in Brussels before Sunday’s reverse singles.

France qualified for its first final since losing to Switzerland in the title match three years ago.

F1-SINGAPORE GP

Hamilton wins Singapore GP as title rival Vettel crashes

SINGAPORE (AP) — Lewis Hamilton has won the Singapore Grand Prix and extended his championship lead on Sunday, while title rival Sebastian Vettel lost huge ground after crashing out on the first lap.

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo prevented a Mercedes 1-2 by finishing ahead of Valtteri Bottas, who placed third.

Vettel can have little complaint as he seemed to cause the first-turn mayhem, despite starting from pole position. The crash caused a domino effect, taking out his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and McLaren’s Fernando Alonso.

Having started from fifth, on one of the toughest tracks in Formula One for overtaking, Hamilton could not believe his luck. The field opened up perfectly for the British driver to seal his third straight win, seventh of the season and 60th overall.

He now has a commanding 28-point lead over Vettel with just six races remaining.