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Rakocevic scores 24, grabs 11 boards; USC beats Nevada 76-66

Nov. 17, 2019 2:08 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Southern California passed its most challenging test so far this season with a 76-66 win over Nevada on Saturday night. Nick Rakocevic scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Daniel Utomi added 12 points and Elijah Weaver scored 11 for USC. After Nevada took a 21-18 lead with 8:33 left...

Florida State routs Alabama St. to become bowl-eligible

Nov. 16, 2019 5:27 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In times of coaching uncertainty, Florida State has turned to long-time assistant Odell Haggins. And for the second time in three years, the interim head coach has guided the Seminoles through a coaching transition. James Blackman threw three touchdown passes and Khalan Laborn had...

Hubbard leads No. 25 Oklahoma St. past Kansas 31-13

Nov. 16, 2019 4:57 PM EST

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy broke away from his usual approach to postseason awards and lobbied for Chuba Hubbard to be a Heisman Trophy finalist. Hubbard, the nation’s leading rusher, ran for 122 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 25 Oklahoma State rolled past Kansas...

NASCAR championship push tinged with sadness for Joe Gibbs

Nov. 16, 2019 2:42 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joe Gibbs keeps mementos of his late son on his office desk. There's a photo of a little girl who could barely walk but whose day brightened when J.D. Gibbs surprised her with a tour of the Joe Gibbs Racing shop. Hundreds of letters are stacked on the desk, written by fans, friends,...

UCLA cruises past UNLV 71-54 for 3rd straight win

Nov. 16, 2019 1:49 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA had its best half of the season, led by a newly aggressive Chris Smith. The junior guard scored 14 of his 16 points in the first half to go with eight rebounds, Tyger Campbell added 15 points, and UCLA routed UNLV 71-54 on Friday night. The Bruins (3-0) led by 22 points in the first...

Jury rules USA Swimming not liable in sexual abuse case

Nov. 15, 2019 7:20 PM EST

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A jury in California has ruled that USA Swimming was not negligent in the case of a former coach who sexually abused a 13-year-old swimmer, although she will receive $1,125,000 from two USA Swimming affiliates in a civil lawsuit. In the criminal case, former Stockton Swim club coach...

No. 12 Seton Hall placed on 3 years’ probation by NCAA

Nov. 15, 2019 5:41 PM EST

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — The NCAA has placed the men’s basketball program at Seton Hall on probation for three years, taken away a scholarship for the 2020-21 academic year and limited recruiting in each of the next two seasons as part of a negotiated resolution of a transfer tampering case started...

South Carolina AD: Muschamp football coach ‘going forward’

Nov. 15, 2019 4:53 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner says Will Muschamp will be the Gamecocks’ football coach “going forward.” Tanner said in a statement Friday that he and new university President Robert Caslen “are fully supportive” of Muschamp’s...

Gamecocks visit Texas A&M coming off tough loss

Nov. 15, 2019 2:26 PM EST

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — South Carolina doesn't have time to dwell on its upset loss to Appalachian State, not with a trip to Texas A&M on Saturday. The Gamecocks (4-6, 3-4 SEC) must get a victory against the Aggies and in their season finale against No. 3 Clemson to become bowl eligible. It won't...

Florida State looks to secure bowl-eligibility with win

Nov. 15, 2019 12:06 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A mid-November matchup with Alabama State was supposed to be a break from ACC play for Florida State, allowing the Seminoles to recharge before the rivalry showdown at Florida to end the regular season. Saturday’s against the FCS Hornets now has more meaning with the...