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Jameis Winston and defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll.

The Seminoles will start the season No. 1 for the sixth time - the first since 1999 when they became the first team to hold the top spot for the entire season.

Florida State received 57 of 60 first-place votes from the national media panel. No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Oregon and No. 4 Oklahoma each received one first-place vote. Ohio State is No. 5 and Auburn is No. 6.

This season the Bowl Championship Series is being replaced by the College Football Playoff. A selection committee will pick the top four teams in the country for two national semifinals.

The rest of the top 10 is UCLA at No. 7, followed by Michigan State, South Carolina and Baylor.

AUTO RACING

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) It had been 13 years since Jeff Gordon's last victory at Michigan - which came during the same season as his most recent championship on NASCAR's top series.

One of those droughts is finally over. Can the 43-year-old driver end the other as well?

Gordon raced to his third Sprint Cup victory of the year, holding off Kevin Harvick on Sunday for his first win at Michigan International Speedway since 2001.

Gordon broke the track qualifying record Friday when he took the pole at 206.558 mph. He followed that up with his third Cup victory at MIS - and took over the points lead from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Harvick was second, followed by Joey Logano, Paul Menard and Earnhardt.

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) - With traffic ahead and teammate Juan Pablo Montoya closing in from behind, Will Power stepped on the accelerator. The IndyCar points leader maneuvered through the high-speed gridlock to claim a crucial victory at the Milwaukee Mile.

Power added a little breathing room in the standings over second-place Helio Castroneves and boosted Team Penske's hopes for a season title with two races to go.

A Penske driver has finished second each of the previous four seasons and five of the last six.

Power raced to his third victory this season, and his first on an oval. Montoya finished second, while Tony Kanaan was third.

After coming into Milwaukee with a four-point lead, Power heads to the road course at Sonoma next week with 602 points, 39 more than Castroneves.

GOLF

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Calm under the intense pressure of a playoff at a major, Inbee Park added another title to her impressive LPGA Tour resume.

Park successfully defended her title in the LPGA Championship, beating Brittany Lincicome with a par on the first hole of a playoff to end the United States' major streak at three.

The victory came on a bittersweet day when the LPGA Tour bade farewell to the Rochester area after 38 years. Next year, the tour will team with the PGA of America to run the Women's PGA Championship. The 2015 event will be played at Westchester Country Club near New York City.

Park, Nancy Lopez and Patty Sheehan are only players to win twice in a row in Rochester.

Lincicome was poised to win her second major and keep that American streak alive, but her nerves got the best of her after she led all day.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - When Camilo Villegas finished his final round in the Wyndham Championship, he was hoping to get into a playoff.

Instead, every other contender stumbled, and the Colombian didn't have to hit another shot to win his first PGA Tour title since 2010.

Villegas shot a 7-under 63 and finished at 17-under 263. He earned $954,000 and 500 FedEx Cup points in the final regular-season event. Villegas had four birdies and an eagle on the front nine, added a birdie on the par-5 15th and watched the rest of the tournament from the air-conditioned scorer's tent with his caddie.

When the rest of the field struggled late, Villegas wound up with his fourth PGA Tour title and first since the 2010 Honda Classic. He also became the second first-round leader to win the tournament since its 2008 move back to Sedgefield Country Club and first since Arjun Atwal in 2010.

Bill Haas and Freddie Jacobson tied for second. Haas had a 64, and Jacobson shot 66. Jacobson needed a par on the final hole to force a playoff, but he rolled his 11-foot putt inches past the hole.

ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) - Bernhard Langer rallied to win the Dick's Sporting Goods Open for his fifth Champions Tour victory of the year, while Kevin Sutherland followed his tour-record 59 with a 74 to drop into a tie for seventh.

The 56-year-old Langer played all 54 holes without a bogey, closing with a 6-under 66 for a one-stroke victory over Woody Austin and Mark O'Meara. Langer finished at 16-under 200 at En-Joie for his 23rd career victory on the 50-and-over tour.

Sutherland, the second-round leader, had five bogeys - four on the first 10 holes - and three birdies in the final round. Playing his third Champions Tour event since turning 50 in June, he finished at 12 under.

TENNIS

MASON, Ohio (AP) - By now, everyone knows Roger Federer's itinerary for Cincinnati: Get his game in order, raise the winner's trophy, leave town with a lot of confidence for the U.S. Open.

Might as well rename it the Federer Cup.

Federer won his unprecedented sixth title in Cincinnati, beating David Ferrer 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 at the Western & Southern Open. He's reached the finals six times and won all six.

In the women's draw, Serena Williams got her first Cincinnati championship on her sixth try. Williams needed only 62 minutes to beat Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-1 and earn a title that had always slipped away.

WNBA

SEATTLE (AP) - The Phoenix Mercury set a WNBA record with their 29th win, beating the Seattle Storm 78-65 in the season finale.

Brittney Griner had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Candice Dupree added 16 points to help Phoenix (29-5) top the previous mark set by Los Angeles (28-4 in both 2000 and 2001) and Seattle (28-6 in 2010).

The Mercury, who have home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, will host Los Angeles in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals on Friday.

NBA

CLEVELAND (AP) - Shawn Marion wanted another shot at an NBA title. He'll get it playing with LeBron James.

The free agent forward has agreed to a contract with the Cavaliers, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The 36-year-old Marion informed the Cavs this weekend that he will take a minimum deal and play for them next season, said the person who spoke condition of anonymity.

Marion also had interest in signing with the Indiana Pacers, who are looking for help after losing Paul George for the season with a broken leg.

The Cavs can only offer Marion a deal worth $1.4 million because they're out of room under the salary cap.

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