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McCollum helps Blazers rout Suns for first win of season

Oct. 24, 2021 02:05 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Trail Blazers head coach Chauncey Billups was happy to have an extra pair of clothes on Saturday night. He needed them after getting drenched by his players as they celebrated his first career victory as a head coach. CJ McCollum scored 28 points...

Corral leads No. 12 Mississippi over Orgeron, LSU 31-17

Oct. 23, 2021 23:39 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Lane Kiffin is not ready to proclaim No. 12 Mississippi as an elite team. Not yet, anyway. “We’re good, but not great. But we’re close,” the coach said after the Rebels defeated LSU 31-17 Saturday with 31 unanswered points that spanned the...

BYU beats Washington State in 1st game since Rolovich fired

Oct. 23, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Tyler Allgeier ran for 191 yards and two touchdowns and BYU beat Washington State 21-19 on Saturday in Washington State's first game since head coach Nick Rolovich was fired for refusing to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Rolovich and four assistants...

No. 16 Wake Forest beats Army 70-56 behind Hartman

Oct. 23, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — When it was over, Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson used one word to describe it: “Wow!” Sam Hartman threw for a career-high 458 yards and five touchdowns in a big-play display and ran for another score, and No. 16 Wake Forest defeated Army...

Washington State fans supporting team after Rolovich move

Oct. 23, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Joe Trull was disappointed that Nick Rolovich did not get a chance to coach a full season at Washington State. Standing outside Martin Stadium before the Cougars' game against BYU, Trull, 55, of Port Orchard, Washington, also said Rolovich's...

Spotlight on Florida's Mullen could dim or intensify vs UGA

Oct. 23, 2021 02:57 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — At best, Florida coach Dan Mullen is merely experiencing a down year. At worst, his team has plateaued and needs a leadership change. The reality is probably somewhere in between. Mullen has provided Florida with more downs...

Udoka: Celtics haven't talked to Kanter about Tibet comments

Oct. 22, 2021 23:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka said Friday night that he hasn’t talked to center Enes Kanter about the player's criticism of the Chinese government that led to the team's games being pulled off television there. “We know it’s out there,” Udoka said...

UCLA's Cronin a winner at the track ahead of hoops opener

Oct. 22, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA coach Mick Cronin is a winner even before the college basketball season starts next month. A 3-year-old filly co-owned by Cronin won the $63,000 feature at Santa Anita by three-quarters of a length on Friday. Sent off at 6-1...

Broncos' awful starts, inability to get stops a losing mix

Oct. 22, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — So much for Vic Fangio's spectacular September. If the Broncos don't beat Washington on Halloween, Denver will be 0-for-October for the first time since 1967 under Lou Saban. Fast starts and timely stops are eluding the Broncos (3-4), a malignant...

Oklahoma St. coach Gundy agrees to perpetual 5-year deal

Oct. 22, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has agreed to a new contract that will keep him on a perpetual five-year deal at his alma mater. The OSU/A&M Board of Regents has approved the recommendation from Oklahoma State president Dr. Kayse Shrum and Oklahoma State athletic...