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-time defending national champion and No. 1 Georgia kicked off its season with a convincing win, AP's Dave Ferry reports. Top -ranked Georgia began its for quest a third straight national championship by thumping Tennessee Martin 48 -7. Carson Beck was efficient in his first start for the Bulldogs, completing 21 of 31 passes for 294 yards and a touchdown in three quarters. Georgia head coach Kirby Smart. That was almost the epitome of every scrimmage had. he He threw the ball away when he had to. He hit the spots when he had to. Meanwhile No. 2 Michigan got off to a strong start against East Carolina. Correspondent Denny Capp has more. J .J. McCarthy hits Roman Wilson for three touchdowns, a second -ranked Michigan blast East Carolina 30 -3. McCarthy completed 26 of his 30 passes for 280 yards in the three touchdown tosses. Everything was going right and it was a beautiful feeling. Deion Sanders' son Shidora Sanders threw for 510 yards with four touchdowns and Colorado shocked 17th TCU -ranked last season's national runner -up 45 -42. I'm just excited to share this moment with my dad knowing that at the end of the day I knew I had his back. No. 3 Ohio State downed Indiana 23 3. Fourth -ranked Alabama routed Middle Tennessee 56 -7. Other AP Top 10 winners included USC and Penn State. Major League Baseball, the Mariners outlasted the Mets 8 -7 after J P Crawford's tie -breaking solo homer in the ninth. Just win the game, you know, flat out simple. Just win the game. That's what good teams do. The American League -leading Orioles best did the Diamondbacks 7 -3. Other AL winners, the Guardians, Twins, Red Sox, Yankees, Tigers, and A's. In the NL, Orlando Arcea hit a three homer -run in the tenth inning as the Braves topped the Dodgers 4 -2 to become the first major league team to reach 90 wins. The Brewers, Reds, Marlins, Padres, Pirates, and Rockies were also victorious. I'm Jackie Quinn. It's Labor Day weekend, and Americans are finding plenty of ways to celebrate. weather's The been cooperating for much of the country, but in Nevada heavy rain may have led to a drowning death in Vegas. Las Further north, forecaster Mark Deutschendorf says the desert received about two months worth of rain in two days, with more on the way. Bands of rain that are moving across western Nevada right now. It does appear that most of east them stay of the Black Rock City. Black Rock City is the home of the Burning Man Festival, attended by some 70 ,000 people this year. Some got stranded on grounds the this weekend because the rain produced heavy mud. Theresa Galiani says she's staying put. It's still pretty treacherous to get out to because because people walked all over it. Federal officials say people are now able to drive out of the festival grounds, but they're blocking entry to any more people. In northern Florida, those in Horseshoe Beach, one of the hardest hit areas, by Hurricane Edalia, are worried about how to recover from the damage left behind. Some are afraid they won't have the money to rebuild their homes or renew their insurance. Pope Francis led a multi -faith mass in Mongolia's capital. Our Lawrence Brooks reports. The visit comes with China's crackdown on religious minorities as a backdrop. Francis also met with bishops and the missionaries who have cultivated the Catholic faith in Mongolia for the past three decades. A Minnesota prison is on emergency lockdown after about 100 inmates refused to return to their cells. Negotiators have been summoned. Metal band Metallica had to postpone a concert in Arizona. Lead singer James Hatfield has COVID -19. This is AP News. Parrot heads everywhere are in mourning. I'm RG Zaraleta with an entertainment update. Musician Jimmy Buffett has died of a rare form of skin cancer at the age of 76. Buffett was known for songs like Come Monday, Cheeseburger in Paradise, and Margaritaville. Buffett said in a 1996 AP interview his appeal was that he was a showman. In my world it's not about hit records or image or anything like that. It's about people getting this money's worth when they come to show and if that you see then maybe Adam Driver plays Italian car mogul Enzo Ferrari in the upcoming film Ferrari, which comes out on Christmas. Driver told reporters at the Venice Film Festival he was not allowed to drive the cars for insurance purposes. I don't drive the cars except in pre -production we raced Ferraris to kind of get obviously newer Ferraris. I can't afford the other ones. I'm Archie Zaraleta. And I'm Jackie Quinn, AP News. Thanks for listening to the AP Radio Network. For news on the go, try the AP Mobile app. Get breaking U .S. international news from the world's most trusted news source plus stories from more than 800

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