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No. 22 West Virginia rallies, upsets No. 2 Ohio State 67-59

By The Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Miles McBride scored six of his season-high 21 points in the final 2:22 and No. 22 West Virginia rallied to beat No. 2 Ohio State 67-59 Sunday. The Mountaineers (11-1) trailed by nine late in the first half but went ahead for good at 55-54 on a ...

Clutch Clemson: No. 3 Tigers beat No. 2 Ohio State 29-23

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Blaring from the Clemson locker room after yet another playoff victory was Aretha Franklin's classic "Respect." The Tigers have won two of the last three national titles and become college football's gold standard program, ...

Breathtaking: Burrow throws 7 TDs, LSU routs Oklahoma 63-28

By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Burrow and the LSU Tigers turned in a first half for the ages, a breathtaking offensive display even as their coordinator grieved a horrific tragedy from his box high above the field. This team from the bayou is truly something ...

Davis stops Gamboa in 12th, wins WBA lightweight title

By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Gervonta Davis could tell early on that Yuriorkis Gamboa wouldn't go down easily, so Davis decided to be patient and wear him down. "I wasn't pressed for the knockout," Davis said. "Once I seen I was hurting him and he wasn't getting out of ...

Kuzma, James lead Lakers past Trail Blazers 128-120

By ERIK GARCÍA GUNDERSEN Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore (AP) — Kyle Kuzma's season may have turned a corner on Saturday night, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped their season-long four-game losing streak in the process. Kuzma scored 24 points, LeBron James had 21 points and 16 assists, and ...

Meier gets 1st career hat trick as Sharks top Flyers 6-1

By GIDEON RUBIN Associated Press SAN JOSE,Calif. (AP) — A day after experiencing one of the toughest losses of a rocky season, the San Jose Sharks bounced back for a big win against a playoff contender. Timo Meier had his first career hat trick, Martin Jones stopped 26 shots, and the Sharks ...

Burrow throws 7 TDs, No. 1 LSU routs No. 4 Oklahoma 63-28

By Paul Newberry AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Burrow turned in the greatest performance yet in his Heisman Trophy season, throwing for seven touchdowns and 493 yards as No. 1 LSU romped to a breathtaking 63-28 victory over No. 4 Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl semifinal game ...

The Fun Guy: Kawhi Leonard is the AP’s male athlete of 2019

By Tim Reynolds AP Basketball Writer He was the Fun Guy. The board man who got paid. He overcame injury to reclaim his rightful place as one of the very best basketball players on the planet. He conquered the NBA world for a second time, bringing a championship to Canada. And then he joined ...

LHP Ryu gives Blue Jays ace to pair with talented young core

By Ian Harrison Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu is the ace the Toronto Blue Jays needed to pair with a lineup flush with “baseball royalty.” That’s the view agent Scott Boras has of the four-year, $80 million deal that brought the Korean left-hander north of the ...

Brady, Favre, Montana, Manning among All-Time Team QBs

By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer You have first pick for the NFL’s All-Time Team’s quarterback. The 10 possibilities are Joe Montana, Tom Brady, Johnny Unitas, Otto Graham, Sammy Baugh, John Elway, Peyton Manning, Roger Staubach, Brett Favre and Dan Marino. Have fun. Members of ...

Oklahoma definite outsider in this College Football Playoff

By Paul Newberry AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — No team in the College Football Playoff has claimed more national titles than Oklahoma. History, though, doesn't carry much weight in this year's field. The Sooners are the clear outsider. No. 1 LSU, No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Clemson ...

NBA roundup: Doncic scores 24 in return, Mavericks hold off Spurs

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic returned to the Dallas lineup after missing four games to injury and scored 24 points to help the Mavericks beat the San Antonio Spurs 102-98 on Thursday night. Doncic finished with 10 rebounds and eight assists and barely missed adding to his NBA-leading total of ...

Giants have a shot to spoil Philadelphia Eagles’ playoff bid

By Tom Canavan AP Sports Witer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Despite a season marked by injuries to key players and inconsistency, the Philadelphia Eagles have a shot at not only making the playoffs, but getting a home game. That's the NFC East this season, and the Eagles (8-7) can wrap ...

A lot has changed for Packers, Lions since first meeting

By Noah Trister AP Sports Writer There was actually a point this season when the Detroit Lions looked like real threats in the NFC North. On Oct. 14, the Lions led 22-13 in the fourth quarter at Green Bay. A victory would have improved Detroit’s record to 3-1-1, but some questionable ...

Simone Soars: Biles named 2019 AP Female Athlete of the Year

By Will Graves AP Sports Writer They're called "Simone Things," a catchall phrase for the casual ease with which Simone Biles seems to soar through her sport and her life. The irony, of course, is that there's nothing casual or easy about it. Any of it. The greatest gymnast of all time and ...

Simone Soars: Biles named 2019 AP Female Athlete of the Year

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer They're called "Simone Things," a catchall phrase for the casual ease with which Simone Biles seems to soar through her sport and her life. The irony, of course, is that there's nothing casual or easy about it. Any of it. The greatest gymnast of all time and ...

Amid hotshot passers, old men Brady and Brees roll on

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer Between them, Tom Brady and Drew Brees have played 38 pro football seasons, 39 if you count 2008 when the New England star wrecked his knee in Week 1. Both probably should be long retired and counting the days until their induction into the Pro Football ...

LSU’s Edwards-Helaire still mending, a no-show for media day

By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Clyde Edwards-Helaire was a no-show at the Peach Bowl media day on Thursday, another indicator No. 1 LSU's leading rusher could miss the playoff semifinal because of his hamstring injury. LSU coach Ed Orgeron still holds out hope ...

North Carolina, Temple meet for 1st time in Military Bowl

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Military Bowl: North Carolina (6-6, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) vs Temple (8-4, 5-3 American Athletic Conference), Friday at noon EST (ESPN). Line: North Carolina by by 4 1/2. Series Record: First meeting. WHAT'S AT STAKE North Carolina seeks to complete a winning ...

Steelers seek playoff berth vs Ravens, who own No. 1 seed

By The Associated Press undefined PITTSBURGH (8-7) at BALTIMORE (13-2) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS. OPENING LINE --- Steelers by 2 RECORD VS. SPREAD--- Steelers 7-6-2, Ravens 9-5-1 SERIES RECORD — Steelers lead 28-23 LAST MEETING — Ravens beat Steelers 26-23, OT, Oct. 6 LAST WEEK — ...