All-America Watch: VTech WR rising; LSU RB start slow

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2017, file photo, Virginia Tech wide receiver Cam Phillips scores a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia, in Landover, Md. Phillips has taken nicely to being the go-to-guy for new quarterback Josh Jackson. He has 27 catches (second in the nation) for 417 yards (tops in the country) and five touchdowns, including 14 catches and three scores last Saturday in a rout of East Carolina. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

The Associated Press has been honoring college football’s best with an All-America team since 1925. This season, the AP released its first preseason All-America team and will also weigh-in with a midseason team before the full, three-team All-America selections are unveiled in December. The second installment of the weekly All-America watch:

Stafford leads Lions over Giants 24-10

Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater (5) celebrates after kicking a field goal during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — So far, so good for Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions. Eli Manning and the New York Giants are heading in the opposite direction.

Padres beat Diamondbacks 4-2

San Diego Padres' Hunter Renfroe throws his bat as he watches his three-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Hunter Renfroe’s second swing back with the San Diego Padres was a big one.

Devils beat Capitals in preseason opener

As Washington Capitals Christian Djoos, of Sweden, (20), skates past, New Jersey Devils right wing Stefan Noesen (23) celebrates his goal with center Joseph Blandisi (64) during the second period of an NHL preseason hockey game, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Nico Hischier scored in his preseason debut, helping the New Jersey Devils beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 on Monday night.

MLB home run record on track to fall Tuesday

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2017, file photo, Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton rounds second base after hitting a home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, in Miami. Nearly two decades after the height of the Steroids Era, Major League Baseball is on track to break its season record for home runs on Tuesday with nearly two weeks left in the season. There were 5,663 home runs hit through Sunday, 30 shy of the record 5,693 set in 2000. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

NEW YORK — Giancarlo Stanton’s smacks, Aaron Judge’s jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to the inevitable.



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