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Big game on any stage: No. 3 Notre Dame vs. No. 12 Syracuse

Nov. 16, 2018 1:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Pinstripe uniforms. The Empire State Building shining blue and gold. The marching band performing at Bryant Park and the drummer's circle at Rockefeller Center. When Notre Dame plays in New York City it comes with fanfare and pageantry. The third-ranked Fighting Irish (10-0, No. 3 CFP)...

Rams take in fresh air, mountains ahead of game vs. Chiefs

Nov. 16, 2018 7:17 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — This was a respite for the Los Angeles Rams but certainly no vacation. The team kept its plans to train at the Air Force Academy and stay at the posh Broadmoor Hotel in the Rocky Mountain foothills even after the NFL moved their Monday night showdown with the Kansas City...

USA Gymnastics chief operating officer Ron Galimore resigns

Nov. 16, 2018 2:17 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime USA Gymnastics chief operating officer Ron Galimore resigned Friday, the latest high-profile departure for the embattled organization in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal. The move came as USA Gymnastics is facing decertification of its status as the national governing body...

Kyle Busch leads title contenders in qualifying for finale

Nov. 16, 2018 7:19 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch will lead NASCAR's title contenders at the start of Sunday's championship finale, but he'll have his teammate trying to spoil the show. Busch was the highest qualifying driver of the four championship contenders at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Denny Hamlin won the pole for...

Cal-Stanford Big Game postponed because of wildfire smoke

Nov. 16, 2018 5:06 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The annual Big Game between Stanford and California that had been scheduled for Saturday was postponed two weeks because of the unhealthy air quality in the Bay Area resulting from a wildfire some 150 miles to the north. Cal announced Friday that the game would be played Dec. 1 with...

Orioles hire Mike Elias from Astros as executive VP, GM

Nov. 16, 2018 3:02 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Astros assistant general manager Mike Elias was hired Friday to rebuild the Baltimore Orioles, who traded many of their star players last season before finishing with the worst record in the majors. Elias will carry the title of executive vice president and general manager. He will...

World Series MVP Pearce stays with Red Sox for $6.25M

Nov. 16, 2018 6:39 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — World Series MVP Steve Pearce is staying with the Red Sox. The journeyman first baseman agreed to a $6.25 million, one-year contract with Boston on Friday. The 35-year-old Pearce was a free agent after completing a $12.5 million, two-year deal that he got from Toronto in December 2016. He...

Howell with another 64 takes 3-shot lead at Sea Island

Nov. 16, 2018 5:39 PM EST

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Charles Howell III is playing some of his best golf when he least expected it. Coming from a missed cut in Mexico to a tournament where he missed the cut last year, Howell kept bogeys off his card for the second straight day and was just as good Friday on the tougher scoring...

LPGA commissioner likes having many winners on tour

Nov. 16, 2018 5:50 PM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The LPGA will have either 25 or 26 different winners in 32 events this season, depending on what happens when the final putt of the CME Group Tour Championship drops Sunday. Commissioner Mike Whan is just fine with that sort of diversity. Whan delivered his annual "state of the LPGA"...

Zverev to face Federer in semifinals of ATP Finals

Nov. 16, 2018 6:19 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — After reaching the last four at the ATP Finals for the first time, Alexander Zverev isn't satisfied. He set up a semifinal with six-time champion Roger Federer by defeating John Isner 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Friday. Zverev is the youngest player at 21 to reach the semifinals since 2009 and the first...

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First-half run propels South Florida to 73-46 win over Ohio

Nov. 16, 2018 7:49 PM EST

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) — Justin Brown, T.J. Lang and Alexis Yetna scored 11 points apiece and South Florida closed the first half with a 26-3 run to help the Bulls beat Ohio 73-46 on Friday in the Jamaica Classic. Yetna was 5-of-8 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds. Michael Durr added 10 points and...

The Latest: Goodman scores 27, Penn beats N. Iowa 78-71

Nov. 16, 2018 7:47 PM EST

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — The Latest on the Paradise Jam (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Devon Goodman scored a career-high 27 points, and Penn rallied in the second half to defeat Northern Iowa 78-71 Friday at the Paradise Jam tournament. Down 41-34 with 18:49 left, the Quakers (4-0) fought back...

Kyle Busch leads title contenders in qualifying for finale

Nov. 16, 2018 7:19 PM EST

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch will lead NASCAR's title contenders at the start of Sunday's championship finale, but he'll have his teammate trying to spoil the show. Busch was the highest qualifying driver of the four championship contenders at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Denny Hamlin won the pole for...

No. 25 Mississippi State will lean on defense vs Arkansas

Nov. 16, 2018 7:18 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State's season hasn't gone exactly as planned with the Bulldogs well out of the Southeastern Conference Western Division race. There are some obvious reasons for the team's losses, but it's hard to put any blame on the defense. Mississippi State has played some of the...

Rams take in fresh air, mountains ahead of game vs. Chiefs

Nov. 16, 2018 7:17 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — This was a respite for the Los Angeles Rams but certainly no vacation. The team kept its plans to train at the Air Force Academy and stay at the posh Broadmoor Hotel in the Rocky Mountain foothills even after the NFL moved their Monday night showdown with the Kansas City...

Phillies promote Chris Young to pitching coach

Nov. 16, 2018 7:05 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have promoted Chris Young to pitching coach on manager Gabe Kapler's staff. Young was the assistant pitching coach last season. He replaces Rick Kranitz, who will not return to the team in 2019. Dave Lundquist will be the assistant pitching coach. He has been...

Coyotes forward Josh Archibald suspended for 2 games

Nov. 16, 2018 7:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Arizona Coyotes forward Josh Archibald was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Friday for an illegal check to Nashville forward Ryan Hartman's head. Archibald was given a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head Thursday night in the Coyotes' 2-1 home victory. The...

Bol leads No. 13 Oregon past No. 15 Syracuse in 2K Classic

Nov. 16, 2018 6:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bol Bol had 26 points and nine rebounds, and No. 13 Oregon beat No. 15 Syracuse 80-65 in the consolation game of the 2K Classic on Friday. Payton Pritchard added 18 points for the Ducks (3-1) and Kenny Wooten had 12 in the first-ever meeting between the ACC and Pac-12 programs. Tyus Battle...

The Latest: Wichita State defeats Appalachian State 82-76

Nov. 16, 2018 6:47 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Charleston Classic (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Markis McDuffie had 24 points including three 3-pointers in the final six minutes as Wichita State held on to defeat Appalachian State 82-76 at the Charleston Classic on Friday. The Shockers (2-2) held a 10-point lead in...

UMBC beats Air Force 77-72 in 2 OT

Nov. 16, 2018 6:40 PM EST

BIMINI, Bahamas (AP) — Joe Sherburne made four 3-pointers and scored 24 points and UMBC beat Air Force 77-72 in double overtime on Friday in the Bimini Jam. Brandon Horvath's 3-pointer with 1:35 left in the second overtime gave the Retrievers a 71-69 lead and Max Curran scored on their next possession as...