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Seattle Seahawks' DK Metcalf reacts after a first down catch during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Metcalf, Wilson lead Seahawks over Eagles 23-17

Dec. 1, 2020 12:31 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — DK Metcalf got extra motivation he didn't even need. Metcalf caught 10 passes for 177 yards, Russell Wilson threw for 230 yards and a touchdown and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Philadelphia Eagles 23-17 on Monday night. Before the game, Metcalf said Eagles defensive coordinator Jim...

Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews (89) reacts after scoring on a touchdown pass from quarterback Lamar Jackson, not visible, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Baltimore. Titans' Amani Hooker (37) and Malcolm Butler (21) look on. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Ravens-Steelers rescheduled again by COVID-19 to Wednesday

Nov. 30, 2020 8:01 PM EST

The Baltimore Ravens' struggle to contain an extended outbreak of the coronavirus forced their rescheduled game Tuesday night against the unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers to be moved back to Wednesday afternoon. It's the third fix to a matchup originally slated to be played Thanksgiving night. The game will remain on...

FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo, Gonzaga head coach Mark Few motions toward the court in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Saint Mary's in the final of the West Coast Conference men's tournament in Las Vegas. Gonzaga and Baylor remained Nos. 1-2 in the first Associated Press men’s college basketball poll of the regular season released Monday, Nov. 30, 2020.  (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Gonzaga, Baylor stay atop AP Top 25; Va. Tech, Richmond in

Nov. 30, 2020 1:29 PM EST

The first Associated Press men’s college basketball poll of the regular season remained steady at the top. The rest, predictably, was filled with change as teams exceeded or failed to live up to preseason expectations. Gonzaga and Baylor remained Nos. 1-2 in the poll released Monday. The Zags received 57...

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams bumps-fists and talks with UNLV head coach T.J. Otzelberger after an NCAA college basketball game in the Maui Invitational tournament, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Asheville, N.C. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Davis, Brooks help No. 14 UNC top UNLV 78-51 in Maui tourney

Nov. 30, 2020 11:41 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina started its first game of the relocated Maui Invitational so badly that it faced an immediate double-digit hole as its Hall of Fame coach benched multiple starters. The 14th-ranked Tar Heels offered up a confidence-building response to those early troubles. Freshman RJ...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2020 file photo, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, right, speak with quarterback Drew Brees (9) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, in Las Vegas. The NFL has fined the New Orleans Saints $500,000 and stripped them of a 2021 seventh-round draft pick for violating league COVID-19 protocols, a person with direct knowledge of the discipline told The Associated Press on Sunday, Nov. 29. New Orleans was fined as a repeat offender; Payton previously was docked $150,000 and the team $250,000 because the head coach failed to properly wear a face covering against the Raiders in Week 2.  (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

On Football: Getting to January a major challenge for NFL

Nov. 30, 2020 2:33 AM EST

In every NFL season, there are losing teams who hit December and just want to get to January, get the schedule done and go home. In 2020, it's all about the league itself getting to January during a pandemic that daily is becoming harder to deal with. If Week 12 is a harbinger, NFL executives will be doing more...

Minnesota linebacker Josh Aune (29) holds the ball after he intercepted a Purdue pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 34-31. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Virus forces Gophers to cancel game vs. No. 16 Northwestern

Nov. 30, 2020 5:02 PM EST

Minnesota announced Monday it has called off this weekend's game against No. 16 Northwestern, the second straight cancellation for the Gophers due to a spike in COVID-19 cases within the program. University officials made the decision in consultation with the Big Ten after seven additional positive cases were...

South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley yells at her team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Gonzaga on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Sioux Falls, S.D. (AP Photo/Josh Jurgens)

South Carolina remains No. 1 in women's AP Top 25; Texas in

Nov. 30, 2020 1:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Top-ranked South Carolina jumped into the new season by playing three games in the first five days. The Gamecocks were challenged over the weekend in a tournament in South Dakota but emerged victorious. They remained the top choice in The Associated Press women's basketball poll released...

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2020, file photo, the NBA logo is displayed at center court during an NBA first-round playoff basketball game between the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. NBA training camps open around the league Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020,though on-court sessions will be limited to individual workouts and only for those players who have gotten three negative coronavirus test results back in the last few days. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Ready or not, NBA training camps are set to open once again

Nov. 30, 2020 6:05 PM EST

For the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat, it was the shortest offseason ever. For the eight teams that haven’t played since March, the offseason dragged for longer than most seasons last. And for all 30 clubs, questions are far more prevalent than answers these days. Ready or not, the NBA is back....

FILE - In this June 20, 2006, file photo, teams line up along the baselines during the playing of the national anthem before the first game, in the inaugural season, of the State College Spike baseball team in State College, Pa. Major League Baseball is creating a minor league for top eligible prospects leading to the summer draft., the league announced Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. The founding members of the MLB Draft League are located in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New Jersey: the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, the State College Spikes, the Trenton Thunder, the West Virginia Black Bears and the Williamsport Crosscutters. (AP Photo/Pat Little, File)

MLB launches wood-bat league for draft-eligible prospects

Nov. 30, 2020 3:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is creating a minor league for top eligible prospects leading to the summer draft. The wood-bat MLB Draft League is launching with five teams and could add a sixth, MLB said Monday. Teams will play a 68-game regular season that includes an All-Star break coinciding...

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens throws against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

49ers to play 2 upcoming home games in Arizona

Nov. 30, 2020 9:29 PM EST

The San Francisco 49ers will relocate to Arizona for the next three weeks after new coronavirus regulations put in place by officials in Northern California forced the team to find a temporary new home. The 49ers (5-6) announced they will host the Buffalo Bills next Monday night and Washington on Dec. 13 at State...

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Boley scores 25 as No. 10 Oregon women beat Portland 85-52

Dec. 1, 2020 1:11 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore (AP) — Erin Boley had 25 points and nine rebounds, and No. 10 Oregon defeated Portland 85-52 on Monday night to extend the Ducks' winning streak to 21 games dating to last season. The winning streak matches the Oregon record set in 1978-79. Sedona Prince added 13 points and seven rebounds...

Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz (11) is sacked by Seattle Seahawks' Benson Mayowa (95) during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Wentz, offense struggle again in another Eagles loss

Dec. 1, 2020 1:06 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Even facing the league’s worst defense couldn’t help the Philadelphia Eagles figure out their offensive woes. Carson Wentz had another rough game and his teammates didn’t provide much support in a 23-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night. The offensive...

Rhoden scores 26 to lead Seton Hall over Iona 86-64

Dec. 1, 2020 12:49 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jared Rhoden had a career-high 26 points plus 10 rebounds as Seton Hall rolled past Iona 86-64 on Monday night, spoiling Rick Pitino's debut as the Gaels' coach. Rhoden shot 9 for 10 from the foul line. Sandro Mamukelashvili had 18 points and seven rebounds for Seton Hall (1-1). Myles...

Seattle Seahawks' DK Metcalf reacts after a first down catch during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Metcalf, Wilson lead Seahawks over Eagles 23-17

Dec. 1, 2020 12:31 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — DK Metcalf got extra motivation he didn't even need. Metcalf caught 10 passes for 177 yards, Russell Wilson threw for 230 yards and a touchdown and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Philadelphia Eagles 23-17 on Monday night. Before the game, Metcalf said Eagles defensive coordinator Jim...

Meeks scores 18 to lift Nevada over Pacific 70-58

Dec. 1, 2020 12:26 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Zane Meeks scored 18 points with 11 rebounds off the bench to lead Nevada to a 70-58 win over Pacific in it's home opener on Monday night. Grant Sherfield had 17 points, six rebounds and six assists for Nevada, which pushed its record to 3-0 with wins over North Dakota State and Nebraska....

Williams boosts Stanford; sets up showdown with Tar Heels

Dec. 1, 2020 12:13 AM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Highly touted freshman Ziaire Williams scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds in his collegiate debut and Stanford beat Alabama 82-64 in the relocated Maui Invitational on Monday. Stanford will face 14th-ranked North Carolina (2-0) on Tuesday. The tournament is being played in...

Charlotte Hornets center Bismack Biyombo, front, battles Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez for the ball in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Hornets re-sign Biyombo; sign Ball and 3 other draft picks

Dec. 1, 2020 12:03 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Hornets have re-signed center Bismack Biyombo and signed all four of this year’s draft picks, including first-round selection LaMelo Ball, on the eve of training camp. Along with Ball, the team inked centers Vernon Carey Jr. and Nick Richards, both second-round picks, on...

Weathers rallies Texas Southern past Wyoming 76-74

Nov. 30, 2020 11:55 PM EST

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Galen Alexander scored the last-second game-winner, Michael Weathers scored 21 points and Texas Southern rallied past Wyoming 76-74 on Monday night. John Walker III added 16 points for Texas Southern (1-2). Weathers scored six of his points as Texas Southern closed the game on a 12-5...

Denver Broncos quarterback Kendall Hinton (2) throws against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Drew Lock could end up paying biggest price for QB quagmire

Nov. 30, 2020 11:51 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Their quarantined quarterback quartet sure left the Denver Broncos in, shall we say, quite the quagmire. The NFL made the Broncos play without any QBs Sunday, and their 31-3 loss to the Saints serves as an embarrassing example for other teams not to violate the NFL’s COVID-19...

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams bumps-fists and talks with UNLV head coach T.J. Otzelberger after an NCAA college basketball game in the Maui Invitational tournament, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Asheville, N.C. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Davis, Brooks help No. 14 UNC top UNLV 78-51 in Maui tourney

Nov. 30, 2020 11:41 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina started its first game of the relocated Maui Invitational so badly that it faced an immediate double-digit hole as its Hall of Fame coach benched multiple starters. The 14th-ranked Tar Heels offered up a confidence-building response to those early troubles. Freshman RJ...