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Papadakis & Cizeron set personal best in ice dance short

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:35:54 -0600

GRENOBLE, France (AP) — Two-time world champions Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France are on course to break their world record after a personal best in the ice dance short program at the Internationaux de France on Friday.


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South Carolina beats UTEP 80-56 in Puerto Rico Tip-Off

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:37:18 -0600

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Frank Martin is quick to say he has to sort out what kind of team he has after last year's surprise Final Four run.



Bayern coach Heynckes confirms interest in signing Wagner

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:27:25 -0600

MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has confirmed the club's interest in signing Germany forward Sandro Wagner from Bundesliga rival Hoffenheim in the winter break.


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Miami's Walker should be available for game in hometown

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:26:02 -0600

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Hurricanes say freshman guard Lonnie Walker IV has undergone further evaluation on his sore left ankle and likely will be able to play Wednesday against La Salle in his hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania.



Veteran doctor Mueller-Wohlfahrt back in charge at Bayern

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:25:13 -0600

MUNICH (AP) — Veteran doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt is back in charge of Bayern Munich's medical department after 2 ½ years away from the club.


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Enechionyia lifts Temple into title game with 88-74 win

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:09:52 -0600

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Obi Enechionyia felt Temple was itching to get going at the Charleston Classic. That been evident in its run to the tournament finals.









The Game: Harvard vs Yale will again determine Ivy title

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:01:09 -0600

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale coach Tony Reno says his team is approaching Saturday's meeting with Harvard as if it were any other game.



FIFA critic Lineker picked to host World Cup draw in Moscow

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:55:12 -0600

ZURICH (AP) — Former England forward Gary Lineker, a long-standing critic of FIFA, will present the World Cup draw alongside Russian sports journalist Maria Komandnaya at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow on Dec. 1.


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MVP Stanton sees his future as 'pretty wide open'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:45:00 -0600

The Cardinals and San Francisco Giants are believed by some in the industry the most likely to make the best pitch for the 28-year-old Miami Marlins slugger. Whether Stanton, a southern California native, would want to go to either destination…


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Tipsheet: Ex-Billiken Yarbrough finds happiness in Missouri Valley

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:35:00 -0600

Milik Yarbrough was one of the SLU washouts from the Jim Crews Era. He is finding new life as a go-to guy for Illinois State.


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US star Erin Hamlin nears the end of her long luge journey

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:37:22 -0600

Erin Hamlin is looking forward to normalcy. She is getting married next summer in her hometown. She is thinking about career moves. She is trying to figure out the rest of her life.


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Goold: Scherzer credits college ball at Mizzou for his staying power

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:30:00 -0600

ORLANDO, Fla. • At a ballpark in Nebraska, way back in 2005, a year before he was a first-rounder and 12 before he won his third Cy Young Award, Max Scherzer finished the seventh inning of a tense college game…


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Minnesota Twins returning to longtime radio home WCCO-AM

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:26:32 -0600

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins are returning to WCCO Radio after 11 seasons on other Twin Cities stations.



MLS attendance up, TV ratings lag as US mulls future

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:25:16 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer's attendance is up and fan interest is booming, even if television broadcasts are far less popular and some young Americans would rather play in Europe.


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Florida State tries to keep bowl hopes alive vs Delaware St

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:18:54 -0600

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State is heavily favored against Delaware State but the Seminoles know they are in no position to think anything will come easy for them.


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Meyer says No. 8 Ohio State won't look past Illinois

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:22:11 -0600

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer doesn't want his team to overlook Illinois, the Big Ten basement dweller visiting Ohio Stadium on Saturday. Meyer prohibited talk among players of the upcoming Michigan game or the Big Ten…



Trump welcomes college sports champions at WH reception

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:22:03 -0600

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday congratulated college sports champions at the White House, hailing the players as "great athletes."


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Keselowski views finale as 'opportunity to add to my legacy'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:14:49 -0600

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Brad Keselowski has his 2012 NASCAR championship trophy still in its original box. It's tucked away in a garage next to an old sled.


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Prosecutors want ex-Vols Johnson, Williams tried together

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:06:51 -0600

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors want to have former Tennessee teammates A.J Johnson and Michael Williams tried together in their pending aggravated rape cases.






Blue Jackets sign star winger Cam Atkinson for 7 more years

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:59:24 -0600

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed all-star winger Cam Atkinson to a seven-year contract extension worth $41.1 million.



UNC hosts Western Carolina looking for 2nd straight win

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:55:20 -0600

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Now that North Carolina's long losing streak is history, it wants to end a tough season on a roll in the opposite direction.



Report: Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston allegedly groped Uber driver

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:50:00 -0600

Jameis Winston is under NFL investigation for allegedly groping a female Uber driver in Scottsdale, Arizona, in 2016, according to buzzfeed.com, which obtained a letter sent by NFL investigator Lisa Friel to the alleged victim on Thursday.


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Way We Hear It: Dallas Cowboys could face draft-pick punishment (or worse) for Jerry Jones

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:48:00 -0600

The complex and tense relationship between Jerry Jones and other NFL heavyweights, including commissioner Roger Goodell and other teams' owners, could end in Jones and the Dallas Cowboys being punished. Even with that pending threat, Jones has yet to…


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No. 16 Washington in an unusual spot as it hosts Utah

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:46:22 -0600

SEATTLE (AP) — It's a very strange place that No. 16 Washington finds itself in with two games left in the regular season.


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Baylor's home finale comes vs Iowa St program on rise

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:45:14 -0600

WACO, Texas (AP) — As coach Matt Rhule nears the end of his first season at Baylor, he is steady in his message about building a program and being true to the process.


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Thomas Rhett to perform at Cowboys game on Thanksgiving Day

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:44:42 -0600

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Country star Thomas Rhett will be the halftime performer on Thanksgiving Day as the Dallas Cowboys host the Los Angeles Chargers.


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Week 12 preview: Defensive struggle, trying to go bowling

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:43:53 -0600

Maybe a few upsets will liven up a weekend college football schedule that looks as if it will be full of blowouts.


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For Fleck, advice over lunch from Fitzgerald still resonates

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:39:15 -0600

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — All those years later, Minnesota's P.J. Fleck recalls the advice about running a program he got from Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald over lunch.


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Gordo: Blues alum Perron becoming hot commodity

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:32:00 -0600

David Perron just keeps rolling along in Las Vegas, piling up points and driving up trade interest.


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No. 11 TCU faces Texas Tech with Big 12 title hopes

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:32:24 -0600

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — TCU coach Gary Patterson got hit in the head by a frozen water bottle when the 11th-ranked Horned Frogs last played at Texas Tech two years ago.


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Former Bears All-Pro center Olin Kreutz has ideas about improving the offensive line

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:32:00 -0600

Former Chicago Bears All Pro center Olin Kreutz has watched the team's offensive line this season, and he's a bit ambivalent.


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Seattle's Earl Thomas voted top safety in AP rankings

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:19:22 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — Earl Thomas bounced back from a broken leg that had him contemplating retirement to reclaiming his place as the NFL's top safety.


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Goffin beats Thiem to set up ATP Finals semi with Federer

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:09:36 -0600

LONDON (AP) — David Goffin is into the last four of the ATP Finals, to go any further he'll have to do something he's never done before: beat Roger Federer.


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Jackson, McAdoo feeling the heat most among NFL coaches

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:10:15 -0600

Hue Jackson's position on an NFL coaching hot seat is no surprise. Nothing was expected of the Browns anyway.


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Big Ten Spotlight: Michigan's Kugler laments gaps in slate

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:08:58 -0600

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Big Ten football players who stay in school for five years can still end up not playing in every stadium in the conference.


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Coach Caleb Porter parts ways with Portland Timbers

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:07:02 -0600

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Coach Caleb Porter has parted ways with the Portland Timbers after five seasons with the team, including an MLS Cup championship.


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Wofford stirs up South Carolina memories of Citadel loss

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:05:25 -0600

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Will Muschamp made sure his older players relived perhaps their most embarrassing moment with the Gamecocks — a stunning 23-22 loss to FCS opponent Citadel in 2015.


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Del Rio's foundation will do philanthropy in Mexico City

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:05:15 -0600

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio's foundation will once again use a trip to Mexico City for some philanthropy.



Syracuse's challenge: containing Louisville QB Lamar Jackson

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:00:16 -0600

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Syracuse coach Dino Babers remembers how Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson ran, threw and even leapt over the Orange last season.


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Fiji rugby coach backs sharing gate money to help tier 2s

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:00:40 -0600

DUBLIN (AP) — Fiji coach John McKee wants global rugby administrators to force through a gate-sharing revenue model to help tier two nations like his thrive.



Defending champ Fitzpatrick leads by one stroke in Dubai

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:56:22 -0600

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Defending champion Matthew Fitzpatrick shot a second straight 5-under-par 67 to secure a one-stroke lead halfway through the European Tour's season-ending Tour Championship on Friday.


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Silva calls Everton a 'big club,' but coy on move to club

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:49:58 -0600

WATFORD, England (AP) — Marco Silva is being publicly evasive on his Watford future while pursued by English Premier League rival Everton to fill its managerial vacancy.


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Missouri needs win vs Vanderbilt to become bowl eligible

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:45:35 -0600

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bowl game seemed light years away when Missouri fell to 1-5 after an ugly loss at Georgia in mid-October. Now the Tigers find themselves just one win away from becoming bowl eligible.



Georgia Tech looks to become bowl eligible with win at Duke

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:45:24 -0600

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Georgia Tech can clinch a bowl berth by beating Duke. The Blue Devils' postseason chances are a lot more complicated than that.



Dickinson State football team on the road for NAIA playoffs

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:45:02 -0600

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — The Dickinson State football team is heading to Southern Oregon this weekend for a first-round matchup in the NAIA playoffs.



No. 20 Stanford, California have much at stake in Big Game

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:44:32 -0600

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — While there will always be an emotional twist to the Big Game between Stanford and California, there is much more at stake for both teams heading into Saturday's matchup.


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Zidane hopes Ronaldo rediscovers scoring touch at Atletico

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:37:20 -0600

MADRID (AP) — For Zinedine Zidane, the Madrid derby on Saturday is just what Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema need to break their scoring slump.


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Wyoming, Fresno St bring top defenses into Saturday's game

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:36:54 -0600

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A year ago, the idea of Wyoming being involved in a defensive slugfest might have sounded unthinkable. The Cowboys, a team that played one game that ended in a score of 69-66, scored more points during…



Earnhardt ready to say a final goodbye to NASCAR career

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:36:19 -0600

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. bounded out of the media center and was instantly swarmed by fans snapping photos and shoving Sharpies in his face. Earnhardt was tailed until he walked through the garage gate and up the…


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Hosmer, Moustakas, Cain, 6 others turn down $17.4M offers

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:26:42 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, third baseman Mike Moustakas and outfielder Lorenzo Cain were among nine free agents who turned down $17.4 million qualifying offers from their teams Thursday.


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No. 13 Penn State leans on seniors in successful run

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:18:37 -0600

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — James Franklin has been asked a lot this week about his first senior class, which helped Penn State win 17 of its last 20 games.


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Cardinals sign Larry Fitzgerald to 1-year extension

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:28 -0600

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Star receiver Larry Fitzgerald has signed a one-year contract extension with the Arizona Cardinals.



Chapecoense avoids relegation one year after plane crash

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:56:25 -0600

SAO PAULO (AP) — Chapecoense striker Tulio de Melo says the team feared they would not honor the memory of the dead.


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NC State can clinch mythical state title vs Wake Forest

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:50:22 -0600

With an Atlantic Coast Conference title no longer a possibility, No. 25 North Carolina State is refocusing on winning its version of a state championship.



Texas looks to get bowl eligible vs No. 24 West Virginia

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:40:21 -0600

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Texas coach Tom Herman has been sorting through a lot of firsts in his debut season. The one he's still waiting for is a marquee victory.


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Ibrahimovic, Pogba, Rojo ready to return for Man United

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:30:02 -0600

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba will return to Manchester United's squad after long-term injuries for the English Premier League match against Newcastle on Saturday, boosting the attacking options of a team that has struggled for goals…


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Survival specialist Pulis under pressure as West Brom slumps

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:26:28 -0600

Tony Pulis' status as one of the most respected coaches in English football is based on his reputation for being a guarantee against relegation.


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No. 1 Alabama hosts FCS team Mercer pre-Iron Bowl

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:15:22 -0600

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's senior class, and perhaps a few junior NFL prospects, will play their final game at Bryant-Denny Stadium.


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No. 18 Memphis looks to secure division title against SMU

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:10:20 -0600

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The 18th-ranked Memphis Tigers need only one win in their last two games for the American Athletic Conference's West title and a spot in the conference championship game.






No. 4 Clemson looks to keep FCS win streak alive vs Citadel

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:05:23 -0600

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Citadel coach Brent Thompson was awed by most of what he saw when Clemson let the Bulldogs practice at its indoor facility in September because of Hurricane Irma. One thing, though, struck him more than anything…


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Boston College, UConn head to Fenway for some football

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:38:23 -0600

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College coach Steve Addazio needs to replace his starting quarterback and figure out a way to turn things around after a loss to North Carolina State that snapped a three-game winning streak.


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Johnny Sauter signs extension before racing for truck title

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:32:19 -0600

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Johnny Sauter signed a contract extension with GMS Racing the same day he was set to defend his NASCAR Truck Series championship.


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Thompson's playmaking a steadying force for defending champs

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:55:09 -0600

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson danced unabashedly in China after winning another NBA championship, and it got shared all over social media. He smoked a stogie on the rooftop, letting loose to reveal another side of himself.


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2 high school coaches on leave amid hazing allegations

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:52:12 -0600

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Two coaches at the Westside School District in Jonesboro are on paid administrative leave as the school investigates possible hazing involving the football team.



IOC to decide Dec. 5 if Russia goes to 2018 Winter Olympics

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:48:37 -0600

GENEVA (AP) — The International Olympic Committee will decide on Dec. 5 if Russia can compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.


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Aaron Hernandez house sells to real estate investor for $1M

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:46:56 -0600

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's home has been sold for $1 million, about $300,000 lower than the asking price.



Mississippi's passing offense gets stiff test vs Texas A&M

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:00:53 -0600

Mississippi's prolific passing offense hasn't had any problems since backup quarterback Jordan Ta'amu took over for the injured Shea Patterson.


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Roethlisberger, Steelers make statement in rout of Titans

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:33:42 -0600

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The end is creeping up on Ben Roethlisberger. There have been times this season when the 35-year-old Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback looks every bit his age, and plays like it, too.


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Roethlisberger throws 4 TDs, Steelers drill Titans 40-17

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:32:17 -0600

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Another uninspiring half in the books in a season littered with them for a team that expects to play deep into January and beyond, Ben Roethlisberger decided he had seen enough.


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Rutgers swimming coach fired amid emotional abuse claims

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:13:24 -0600

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University has fired its women's swimming and diving coach amid mental and verbal abuse allegations.



Blues find their game in 4-1 win at Edmonton

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0600

Schenn scores two and assists on another goal, Allen makes 29 saves in road win over physical Oilers.


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Al Hilal looks to dent eastern dominance of Asian soccer

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:26:56 -0600

Al Hilal captain Osama Hawsawi is heartened by World Cup qualifying results to believe his side can break east Asia's dominance in the Asian Champions League final.



MLB notes: Lynn one of nine players to reject qualifying offers

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:50:00 -0600

As expected, pitcher Lance Lynn Thursday turned down a $17.4 million, one-year qualifying offer from the Cardinals. The team will receive a compensation draft pick after the second round if Lynn signs with another team.


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New $1.6B Atlanta stadium rises; now old one to be destroyed

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:34:28 -0600

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's new $1.6 billion stadium — home to the NFL's Falcons and the city's hugely popular pro soccer team — has successfully risen, despite a series of construction delays over its complex retractable roof.


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Haula gets winner as Golden Knights beat Canucks 5-2

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:20:54 -0600

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Two nights after finally looking like an expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights got back to what's made them successful early in their first season — outworking opponents.


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Bills team up with cancer patients to customize their cleats

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:16:02 -0600

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Should Dion Dawkins require inspiration when Buffalo hosts the New England Patriots in a few weeks, the Bills offensive tackle can just look down.


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Bruins make Chara's goal hold up for 2-1 win over Kings

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:14:08 -0600

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Boston Bruins and Los Angeles Kings were two teams going in the wrong direction, the losses suddenly piling up for both of them.


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Truex and team balanced numerous setbacks in dream season

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:16:28 -0600

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Phil Collins song "In the Air Tonight" blasted through the Furniture Row Racing shop as the employees loaded their championship-contending race car for the long trip from Colorado to Homestead-Miami Speedway.


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Coleman takes Falcons' lead role after Freeman's concussion

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:04:11 -0600

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Tevin Coleman kept the Falcons' running game moving for one week after Devonta Freeman was lost with a concussion.


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Arkansas tries to regroup against No. 17 Mississippi State

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:05:03 -0600

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Many around the Arkansas football program expected changes in leadership amid the Razorbacks' dreadful season.


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Syracuse travels to Louisville with a must-win mentality

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:03:05 -0600

Since notching the most important victory of his coaching career a month ago, Syracuse's Dino Babers has watched his Orange plummet and turn what had become a promising season into another struggle.


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Iowa looks to bounce back in home finale vs. Purdue

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:01:09 -0600

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — In the past two weeks, Iowa had one of the best wins in school history and one of its more humbling losses under coach Kirk Ferentz.


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No. 3 Sooners head to Kansas looking for blowout victory

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:01:03 -0600

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield insisted that his third-ranked Sooners are approaching a trip to Kansas on Saturday as if they were facing anybody else on the daunting schedule.


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Back to basics for No. 9 Irish in home finale against Navy

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:01:01 -0600

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — For No. 9 Notre Dame, Saturday's game against long-time rival Navy is about basics training.


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