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Storms could spawn major tornadoes, floods in several states

Nov. 29, 2022 13:57 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Forecasters warned of the potential for strong tornadoes that could stay on the ground for long distances in parts of the South on Tuesday, as well as flooding rains and hail the size of tennis balls. More than 25 million people could be at risk as the storm...

Supreme Court wrestles with Biden's deportation policy

Nov. 29, 2022 13:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday wrestled with a partisan-tinged dispute over a Biden administration policy that would prioritize deportation of people in the country illegally who pose the greatest public safety risk. It was not clear after arguments that stretched...

Williamson powers short-handed Pelicans past Thunder 105-101

Nov. 29, 2022 00:01 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson scored 23 points, matched his career high with eight assists and converted a go-ahead three-point play with 44 seconds left to lift the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans to a 105-101 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night. With the...

Allen wants Saints focused more on execution than standings

Nov. 28, 2022 19:06 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As difficult as Dennis Allen's first year as the Saints' coach has been, New Orleans could climb right back into the NFC South race by winning its next game. Just don't expect Allen to be touting that fact this week. While technically accurate,...

STAT WATCH: Tennessee offense leads nation in yards, scoring

Nov. 28, 2022 11:26 AM EST

Tennessee finished the regular season as the Football Bowl Subdivision leader in total offense and scoring while Washington and Air Force were first in the other major offensive categories. The Volunteers' 56-0 victory over Vanderbilt on Saturday left them with season averages of...

Texas State fires coach Jake Spavital after 4 years, 13 wins

Nov. 27, 2022 15:32 PM EST

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Texas State coach Jake Spavital was fired Sunday after four seasons in which the Bobcats won just 13 games. Texas State finished its second consecutive 4-8 season on Saturday with a 41-13 loss at home to Louisiana-Lafayette. The Sun Belt...

Southeastern Louisiana holds off Idaho 45-42 in FCS playoffs

Nov. 26, 2022 23:34 PM EST

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Cephus Johnson III ran for two touchdowns, Zy Alexander had a late pick-6 and Southeastern Louisiana held off Idaho 45-42 in the first round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday night. Southeast Louisiana (9-3), ranked 23rd in the FCS coaches poll, picked up its...

Gore Jr.'s career day leads Southern Miss past UL Monroe

Nov. 26, 2022 20:52 PM EST

MONROE, La. (AP) — Frank Gore Jr. ran for a career-high 199 yards and a key touchdown and Southern Mississippi became bowl eligible by defeating UL Monroe 20-10 on Saturday. The Golden Eagles (6-6, 4-4 Sun Belt) qualified for a bowl for the 19th time since 1997 and will return to...

Drake defeats Louisiana 76-64

Nov. 26, 2022 20:39 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Tucker DeVries' 21 points helped Drake defeat Louisiana-Lafayette 76-64 on Saturday night. DeVries was 6-of-11 shooting, including 2 for 5 from distance, and went 7 for 7 from the line for the Bulldogs (6-0). D.J. Wilkins scored 21 points while shooting 6...

Louisiana-Lafayette bowl eligible after win over Texas State

Nov. 26, 2022 20:22 PM EST

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Chandler Fields threw two touchdown passes and Louisiana-Lafayette became bowl eligible with a 41-13 victory over Texas State in a regular-season finale on Saturday night. Fields gave Louisiana-Lafayette (6-6, 4-4 Sun Belt) the lead for good in the first...