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Timme, Kispert lead No. 1 Gonzaga past Auburn 90-67

Nov. 27, 2020 2:37 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — It’s going to take more than getting up early in the morning to beat Gonzaga. Drew Timme had 28 points and 10 rebounds, Corey Kispert scored 25 points and the top-ranked Bulldogs cruised past Auburn 90-67 on Friday in the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off. Timme, who left...

Brewer lifts E. Tennessee St. past Middle Tennessee 57-43

Nov. 27, 2020 2:32 PM EST

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Ledarrius Brewer scored 17 of his 20 points after halftime and East Tennessee State topped Middle Tennessee 57-43 at the Gulf Coast Showcase on Friday, giving coach Jason Shay his first victory as a head coach. The Buccaneers (1-2) led 24-22 at the break, but broke way in the second...

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) looks to throw against the Denver Broncos during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Miami's Tagovailoa questionable for Jets due to sore thumb

Nov. 27, 2020 2:06 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is questionable for Sunday's game at the New York Jets because of a sore thumb on his throwing hand. Tagovailoa hurt his left thumb in practice. “He's a tough tough kid,” coach Brian Flores said Friday. “He wants to play....

Vanderbilt lines up against Florida in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

No. 6 Florida seeking defensive turnaround against Kentucky

Nov. 27, 2020 1:58 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 6 Florida has no doubt it can keep pace with anyone in the country. The Gators have their highest-scoring offense in more than two decades, a Heisman Trophy candidate at quarterback, an experienced line and arguably the deepest receiving corps in the country. Together, they...

Florida quarterback Kyle Trask (11) listens as head coach Dan Mullen speaks to his players after an NCAA college football game against Vanderbilt Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Florida won 38-17. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

No. 6 Florida can move closer to clinching East vs Kentucky

Nov. 27, 2020 1:55 PM EST

Kentucky (3-5, 3-5 SEC) at No. 6 Florida (6-1, 6-1, No. 6 CFP), Saturday at noon EST (ESPN). Line: Florida by 25 ½. Series record: Florida leads 52-18. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Gators could lose one of their final three games and still win the Southeastern Conference’s East Division. But a loss...

Ramirez leads No. 14 Arkansas women past Wake Forest 98-82

Nov. 27, 2020 1:54 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Amber Ramirez scored 15 of her 22 points in the third quarter when No. 14 Arkansas took control en route to a 98-82 win over Wake Forest at the Gulf Coast Showcase on Friday. Ramirez made all six of her shots, including three 3-pointersg when the Razorbacks (2-0) outscored the Demon...

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) celebrates as he leaves the field after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Surging Rams still wary after 3 straight losses to Niners

Nov. 27, 2020 1:46 PM EST

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams returned from their bye week this month and promptly jumped into first place in the NFC West with impressive wins over conference elites Seattle and Tampa Bay. The San Francisco 49ers stumbled through three straight injury-plagued losses to NFC contenders...

Black Friday shoppers wear face masks as the leave Saks Fifth Avenue flagships store empty handed, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Virus keeps Black Friday crowds thin, shoppers shift online

Nov. 27, 2020 1:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The raging coronavirus pandemic kept crowds thin at malls and stores across the country on Black Friday, but a surge in online shopping offered a beacon of hope for struggling retailers after months of slumping sales and businesses toppling into bankruptcy. In normal times, Black Friday is...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence throws a pass against LSU during the first half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. The college quarterbacks class is shaping up nicely, just in time to perhaps rescue some NFL teams from themselves. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

On Football: NFL QB quandaries from coast to coast

Nov. 27, 2020 1:25 PM EST

The college quarterbacks class is shaping up nicely, just in time to perhaps rescue some NFL teams from themselves. Right at the top are Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, Ohio State's Justin Fields and Florida's Kyle Trask, depending on who (likely all) become eligible for the 2021 draft. BYU's Zach Wilson and North...

FILE - In this Thursday, July 2, 2020, file photo, cars drive under a sign greeting visitors near the entrance to Walt Disney World, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.   The Walt Disney Co. is announcing plans to lay off 4,000 more workers in its theme parks division in California and Florida due to the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on the industry. The company has been limiting attendance at its parks and changing protocols to allow for social distancing. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Disney to lay off 4,000 more at California, Florida parks

Nov. 27, 2020 1:08 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. announced plans to lay off 4,000 more workers in its theme parks division in California and Florida due to the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on the industry. The announcement by the company was made in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing earlier this week,...