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North Carolina's Jeremiah Gemmell (44) stops Notre Dame's Kyren Williams during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)

Book, defense help No. 2 Notre Dame beat No. 25 UNC 31-17

Nov. 27, 2020 7:11 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Ian Book kept No. 2 Notre Dame’s offense moving while the Fighting Irish defense locked down Sam Howell and No. 25 North Carolina's potent offense for the final three quarters on a 31-17 victory on Friday. Book threw for 279 yards and a score and ran for 48 yards for the...

FILE - Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury removes his mask to yell before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Seattle.  The New England Patriots host the Cardinals on Sunday Nov. 29. With a win, Arizona can also add yet another blow to the New England’s fading playoff hopes. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

The Latest: Middle Tennessee-FAU football game canceled

Nov. 27, 2020 7:05 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Middle Tennessee has canceled Saturday’s home football game against Florida Atlantic due to COVID-19 cases, contact tracing and injuries inside the Blue Raiders. No makeup date has been set yet, and Middle Tennessee will...

49ers getting Samuel, possibly other key players back

Nov. 27, 2020 6:59 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers could be getting a handful key players back from injuries this week but may have to wait longer for six players on the COVID-19 list to return. Receiver Deebo Samuel has been cleared to return for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams after...

Houston Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills (12) celebrates his touchdown catch against the Minnesota Vikings with teammate Will Fuller (15) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Texans release wide receiver Kenny Stills

Nov. 27, 2020 6:31 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have released veteran wide receiver Kenny Stills. Despite being undermanned this season at the position after the offseason trade of All-Pro Deandre Hopkins to Arizona, Houston decided Friday to cut Stills. Stills, 28 and in his eighth pro season, was struggling this year...

FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2020, file photo, Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Orchard Park, N.Y. Allen and the AFC East-leading Bills prepare to host the rookie Justin Herbert-led Chargers on Sunday in a showdown of the NFL’s two leaders in yards passing.  (AP Photo/John Munson, File)

Bills' Allen shows growth since last start against Chargers

Nov. 27, 2020 6:22 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — As much as he’d like, Josh Allen can’t change the past when the topic of the Bills quarterback’s first career start was mentioned this week. “Obviously, very nervous, and things didn’t turn out so great,” Allen said, when asked to recall...

Iowa State running back Breece Hall (28) celebrates the team's win over Texas in an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Hall's late TD lifts No. 15 Iowa State over No. 20 Texas

Nov. 27, 2020 6:03 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Iowa State didn't fret or panic while trailing Texas for nearly an entire game Friday. Instead, the Cyclones looked like a program with championship DNA in the fourth quarter, despite not having won a conference title in more than 100 years. Breece Hall scored on a 3-yard run with 1:25...

Cincinnati Bengals' Giovani Bernard (25) celebrates after rushing for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Bengals Bernard questionable for Giants game

Nov. 27, 2020 5:59 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard is questionable for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants after dealing with a concussion. Bernard has been starting for the Bengals (2-7-1) since Joe Mixon went out with an injured foot on Oct. 18. Bernard's concussion was first...

3-win Giants in the playoff hunt, now face flailing Bengals

Nov. 27, 2020 5:52 PM EST

NEW YORK GIANTS (3-7) at CINCINNATI (2-7-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox OPENING LINE - Bengals by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Giants 7-3; Bengals 6-4 SERIES RECORD - Bengals lead 6-4 LAST MEETING - Giants beat Bengals 21-20 on Nov. 14, 2016, at East Rutherford, New Jersey. LAST WEEK’S RESULT: Giants bye, beat Eagles...

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Carlos Dunlap (43) sacks Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1), late in the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 28-21. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Trade for Carlos Dunlap already paying off for Seahawks

Nov. 27, 2020 5:49 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Carlos Dunlap was quick to dismiss the idea that his arrival suddenly solved the problems the Seattle Seahawks had on their defensive front. Consider it Dunlap’s way of deflecting recognition when there is pretty solid evidence that his addition to the Seahawks' defensive line...

New York Giants kicker Graham Gano (5) reacts after making a field goal during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Still hunting playoffs, 3-7 Giants visit Burrow-less Bengals

Nov. 27, 2020 5:49 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Despite losing their first five games and starting 3-7, the New York Giants find themselves in a surprising playoff derby in the NFC East. The Giants are in the thick of it and have already beaten divisional rivals Washington (4-7) twice, and split games with Philadelphia (3-6-1)....