Best on Big Isle: Viks make convincing case

HILO – Football coaches Kaeo Drummondo of Hilo High and Brad Uemoto of Konawaena talked at midfield as their players warmed up before kickoff Friday night, and in some instances they might have felt like they were looking across the field at a mirror image.

No. 13 LSU beats No. 2 Georgia 36-16 at Death Valley

BATON ROUGE, La. — Joe Burrow passed for 200 yards and had two short touchdown runs, LSU’s defense staggered Georgia’s normally prolific offense, and the 13th-ranked Tigers beat the No. 2 Bulldogs 36-16 on Saturday to give coach Ed Orgeron a signature victory.

Verlander cools off Red Sox 7-2 in Game 1 of ALCS

BOSTON — Justin Verlander outlasted an uncharacteristically wild Chris Sale, overcoming control problems of his own to give Houston six innings of two-hit ball on Saturday night and lead the Astros over the Boston Red Sox 7-2 in the AL Championship Series opener.