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Coastal Carolina's CJ Marable (1) runs for a touchdown against Texas State during the second half of an NCAA college football game in San Marcos, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

No. 8 BYU to play No. 14 Coastal Carolina; replaces Liberty

Dec. 3, 2020 9:58 AM EST

No. 8 BYU will play at No. 14 Coastal Carolina on Saturday after the Chanticleers’ original opponent, No. 25 Liberty, was hit with COVID-19 issues. Liberty said Thursday it has paused all team activities and will not play another regular-season game, but does intend to prepare for a bowl game. The...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws a pass before an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

Chiefs keep things fun with Mahomes' playground plays

Dec. 3, 2020 1:09 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kids have been drawing up plays in the playground dirt as long as football has been played, their audacious designs usually featuring creative reverses, multiple laterals and even tight ends throwing passes back to the quarterback. Wait a minute — those are the plays Patrick...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 file photo, Houston Rockets' Russell Westbrook (0) goes up for a shot as Oklahoma City Thunder's Nerlens Noel, right, defends during the second half of an NBA first-round playoff basketball game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Houston Rockets have traded Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for John Wall and a future lottery-protected. first-round pick. 
Both teams announced the trade Wednesday night, Dec. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Changing of the guard: Rockets, Wiz make Westbrook-Wall deal

Dec. 2, 2020 9:59 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook is headed to the Washington Wizards and John Wall is moving to the Houston Rockets in a significant swap of point guards — one an MVP, the other a No. 1 overall draft pick — just weeks before the season starts. The Wizards shipped a future lottery-protected...

FILE - Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, rear, and Anthony Davis (3) celebrate after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., in this Oct. 11, 2020, file photo. Anthony Davis is finalizing a five-year contract worth up to $190 million to return to the Los Angeles Lakers. Davis' agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, confirmed the terms of Davis' pending free agent deal to The Associated Press on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. One day after LeBron James agreed to a two-year, $85 million contract extension with the Lakers through 2022-23, Davis committed to the Lakers through the 2024-25 season. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Agent: Anthony Davis inking 5-year deal to return to Lakers

Dec. 3, 2020 12:16 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis is finalizing a five-year contract worth up to $190 million to return to the Los Angeles Lakers. Davis' agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, confirmed the terms of Davis' pending free agent deal to The Associated Press on Thursday. The Lakers didn't comment. One day after...

Illinois' Giorgi Bezhanishvili (15) looks to shoot as Baylor's Mark Vital (11) and Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua (23) defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

No. 2 Baylor uses stout defense to get past No. 5 Illinois

Dec. 3, 2020 1:23 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Drew watched No. 2 Baylor's first two games in quarantine. When he returned to the sideline Wednesday night, he found himself coaching in a vastly different atmosphere — and relying on a familiar script. Adam Flagler scored 18 points, three of his teammates also reached...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers a question during a news conference for the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami. Goodell says the league remains committed to finishing the regular season as scheduled. Goodell also said on a conference call that while the NFL is considering a bubble format for the playoffs, it wouldn’t necessarily resemble what the NHL and NBA used successfully in completing their seasons. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Goodell: NFL committed to finishing regular season on time

Dec. 2, 2020 3:24 PM EST

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday the league remains committed to finishing the regular season as scheduled. Goodell also said on a conference call that while the NFL is considering a bubble format for the playoffs, it wouldn't necessarily resemble what the NHL and NBA used in successfully in...

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell (24) runs away from Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker L.J. Fort (58) during the first half of an NFL football game, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Steelers overcome rust, short-handed Ravens to move to 11-0

Dec. 2, 2020 8:22 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin isn't one for excuses. Even as COVID-19 wreaked havoc with his team's schedule, pushing their matchup with Baltimore from Thanksgiving night to middle of the afternoon in the middle of the week in the middle of a pandemic, the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers coach refused to...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James drives to the basket against the Miami Heat during the first half in Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. LeBron James has agreed to a contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers. James' agency, Klutch Sports, confirmed the deal Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 during the first week of training camp for the NBA champions. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Agent: LeBron inks 2-year, $85 million extension with Lakers

Dec. 2, 2020 10:24 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $85 million contract extension through the 2022-23 season with the Los Angeles Lakers. James' agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, confirmed the deal Wednesday during the first week of training camp for the NBA champions. The Lakers are still...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2007, file photo, then-Los Angeles Dodgers assistant general manager Kim Ng walks through the hotel lobby during the first day of the Major League Baseball annual general managers meetings in Orlando, Fla. For Kim Ng, the first three weeks as general manager of the Miami Marlins has meant less rest and more coffee. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Kim Ng's crash course: She's bullish on Marlins' future

Dec. 3, 2020 1:02 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — For Kim Ng, the first three weeks as general manager of the Miami Marlins has meant less rest and more coffee. She has been getting to know colleagues at work, contacting agents and other teams, and learning as much as she can about the 150 or so players in the Marlins organization....

FILE - In this  Friday, March 15, 2019 file photo, Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber bats during a spring training baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Glendale, Ariz. Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr. became free agents Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 when the Chicago Cubs declined to offer contracts to two key players from their historic 2016 World Series championship. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Schwarber, Bradley, Duvall among 59 cut in pandemic fallout

Dec. 3, 2020 3:50 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr. were cut loose by the Chicago Cubs after helping the team win its first World Series title in more than a century, among 59 players who became free agents as part of the fallout from the coranavirus pandemic when their teams declined to offer them 2021...

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Quarterback Jayden Daniels #5 of the Arizona State Sun Devils scrambles against USC Trojans in the first half of a NCAA football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 7, 2020. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

Arizona State returns after monthlong layoff to face UCLA

Dec. 3, 2020 1:10 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The best thing for Arizona State after a disappointing opening loss would have been to get back on the football field and play another game. A month later, it's finally going to happen. Stymied for weeks by positive COVID-19 cases within the program, the Sun Devils will play UCLA in...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, Georgia athletics director Greg McGarity speaks during a dedication ceremony for the university's new indoor athletic training facility in Athens, Ga. McGarity is retiring after 10 years leading Georgia's athletic department. The 66-year-old McGarity says his retirement will begin on December 31.   (John Roark/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

Josh Brooks hopes to remove interim from Georgia AD title

Dec. 3, 2020 1:09 PM EST

Josh Brooks is getting a shot as Georgia’s interim athletic director. He hopes it will become a permanent job. The 40-year-old Brooks is set to take over one of the nation's most successful athletic programs on Jan. 1 after the retirement of Greg McGarity, who guided the department for the past decade....

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws a pass before an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

Chiefs keep things fun with Mahomes' playground plays

Dec. 3, 2020 1:09 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kids have been drawing up plays in the playground dirt as long as football has been played, their audacious designs usually featuring creative reverses, multiple laterals and even tight ends throwing passes back to the quarterback. Wait a minute — those are the plays Patrick...

Indiana head coach Tom Allen watches during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Maryland, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Bloomington, Ind. Indiana won 27-11. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Anything goes, from one day to the next, in wacky Big Ten

Dec. 3, 2020 1:08 PM EST

The Big Ten’s delayed, shortened season has proved to be an unpredictable, day-to-day adventure. From the first day of practice in October, when the players and coaches donned masks to plod carefully through a pandemic, there was no guarantee things would chug along smoothly. And they haven't. Between the...

Saints go for their 2nd win in three weeks vs. Falcons

Dec. 3, 2020 1:06 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (9-2) at ATLANTA (4-7) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox OPENING LINE — Saints by 3 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Saints 6-5; Falcons 5-6 SERIES RECORD — Falcons lead 53-50 LAST MEETING — Saints beat Falcons 24-9 on Nov. 22 in New Orleans LAST WEEK — Saints beat Broncos 31-3;...

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2007, file photo, then-Los Angeles Dodgers assistant general manager Kim Ng walks through the hotel lobby during the first day of the Major League Baseball annual general managers meetings in Orlando, Fla. For Kim Ng, the first three weeks as general manager of the Miami Marlins has meant less rest and more coffee. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Kim Ng's crash course: She's bullish on Marlins' future

Dec. 3, 2020 1:02 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — For Kim Ng, the first three weeks as general manager of the Miami Marlins has meant less rest and more coffee. She has been getting to know colleagues at work, contacting agents and other teams, and learning as much as she can about the 150 or so players in the Marlins organization....

New Mexico to delay winter high school sports until February

Dec. 3, 2020 1:02 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Activities Association's board of directors has delayed the start of high school sports by four weeks until February as coronavirus cases continue to increase across the state. Association Executive Director Sally Marquez said the board voted Wednesday that Feb. 1 is...

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2020, file photo, Miami coach Manny Diaz, center, walks on the field during the team's NCAA college football game against UAB in Miami Gardens, Fla. Diaz’s Hurricanes visit Duke on Saturday night in their first game since Nov. 14. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP, File)

No. 9 Miami returns to field in newly scheduled trip to Duke

Dec. 3, 2020 12:59 PM EST

Ninth-ranked Miami is finally set to play again. The Hurricanes travel to Duke on Saturday night for their first game since beating Virginia Tech on Nov. 14. It’s the latest among multiple changes to the Atlantic Coast Conference schedule for the Hurricanes, who had spent recent weeks dealing with positive...

FILE - In this  Friday, March 15, 2019 file photo, Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber bats during a spring training baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Glendale, Ariz. Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr. became free agents Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 when the Chicago Cubs declined to offer contracts to two key players from their historic 2016 World Series championship. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Cubs non-tender OFs Kyle Schwarber, Albert Almora Jr.

Dec. 3, 2020 12:58 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr. became free agents Wednesday when the Chicago Cubs declined to offer contracts to two key players from their historic 2016 World Series championship. While Schwarber, Almora, slugger José Martínez and pitcher Ryan Tepera were non-tendered, the...

FILE - Iowa State wide receiver Landen Akers (82) carries the ball during an NCAA college football game against TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, in this Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, file photo. The Cyclones occupied the spot next to Kansas at the bottom of the Big 12 when the 23-year-old wide receiver from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, arrived in Ames. Now the Cyclones (7-2, 7-1) are alone in first place heading into Saturday's game against West Virginia (5-3, 4-3).(AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)

Iowa St seniors cap steady climb with home finale vs WVU

Dec. 3, 2020 12:54 PM EST

As the old man on the roster, Landen Akers has been at Iowa State even longer than fifth-year coach Matt Campbell. The Cyclones occupied the spot next to Kansas at the bottom of the Big 12 when the wide receiver from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, arrived in Ames. Now the Cyclones (7-2, 7-1 Big 12) are alone in first place...