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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Ravaged by COVID-19, Ravens face issues beyond new schedule

Nov. 27, 2020 5:37 PM EST

With reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson under quarantine as part of an outbreak of COVID-19 that has ravaged the Baltimore Ravens, the team has turned its focus from breaking out of a slump to simply getting healthy and back to practice. The Ravens have more than a dozen players on the reserve/COVID-19 list, and...

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...

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 9:07 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Ian Book kept scrambling to buy time and help No. 2 Notre Dame put together multiple long touchdown drives. The Fighting Irish's defense allowed little room for Sam Howell and No. 25 North Carolina's potent offense to do the same. Book threw for a score while the Fighting Irish...

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day talks to his players during an NCAA college football game against Indiana, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Ohio State's Day tests positive, won't coach vs. Illinois

Nov. 27, 2020 8:10 PM EST

Ohio State coach Ryan Day has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be with the Buckeyes if they play at Illinois on Saturday. Ohio State said Friday it had an increased number of positive COVID-19 tests in the program this week. The game against the Illini was still on, but the Buckeyes were not traveling on...

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019, file photo, Mike Tyson attends a celebrity golf tournament in Dana Point, Calif. Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. are older, wiser, calmer men than the superstars who dominated their sport. Their fight at Staples Center on Saturday night, Nov. 28, is an eight-round exhibition bout with no official judging and limited violence, although the limit depends on whether you're asking the fighters or the California State Athletic Commission. For Tyson and Jones, this unique pay-per-view boxing match is less of a sporting event and more of a chance for two transcendent athletes to prove age is a number and aging is a choice. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)

50-something Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr. hungry to fight again

Nov. 27, 2020 7:36 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Tyson stepped onto a spotlighted stage Friday and weighed in at 220 pounds, ripping off his shirt to reveal a muscled torso that could belong to an athlete of half his 54 years. The former heavyweight champion moved into a COVID-protective glass box and went nose-to-nose with Roy...

San Francisco's Jamaree Bouyea, right, reacts to San Francisco's upset win over Virginia after an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

San Francisco stuns No. 4 Virginia 61-60 in Bubbleville

Nov. 27, 2020 4:29 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — San Francisco shocked No. 4 Virginia on Friday, scoring the biggest upset of the young college basketball season and the program's biggest win in decades. Jamaree Bouyea scored 19 points and the Dons used a late 8-0 run to beat the Cavaliers 61-60 in the Homelight Classic, part of...

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...

No. 6 Kansas, behind Braun's 30 points, tops Saint Joseph's

Nov. 27, 2020 5:33 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Christian Braun scored 30 points and No. 6 Kansas pulled away from Saint Joseph’s on Friday to win 94-72 in the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off. Braun made 10 of 13 shots, hit five 3-pointers and added nine rebounds. “Christian was terrific,” Kansas coach...

In this image provided by Vanderbilt Athletics, Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller, right, slaps hands with a teammate during NCAA college football practice, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Fuller, a goalkeeper on the Commodores' women's soccer team, will don a football uniform on Vanderbilt's sideline and she is poised to become the first woman to play in a Power 5 game when the Commodores take on Missouri.  (Vanderbilt Athletics via AP)

Column: Sports hanging by the thread of the almighty dollar

Nov. 27, 2020 7:40 PM EST

The games will go on, hanging by the thread of the almighty dollar. Even as the coronavirus rages out of control over wide swaths of the country, and some facets of society are beginning to shut down again in hopes of stemming the deadly tide, there are no plans to shutter sports like they did back in March. Too...

Netherlands' Sherida Spitse, left, and United States Kristie Mewis vie for the ball during the international friendly women's soccer match between The Netherlands and the US at the Rat Verlegh stadium in Breda, southern Netherlands, Friday Nov. 27, 2020. (Piroschka van de Wouw/Pool via AP)

US women beat Netherlands 2-0 in World Cup rematch

Nov. 27, 2020 4:07 PM EST

BREDA, Netherlands (AP) — Rose Lavelle scored against the Netherlands again, Kristie Mewis scored in her first appearance for the United States in six years and the U.S. women won a rematch of last year's World Cup final by the same score, 2-0, on Friday. The older sister of starter Sam Mewis came in as a...

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Harper, Young Lead No. 24 Rutgers past Fairleigh Dickinson

Nov. 27, 2020 10:30 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers will be without All-Big Ten guard Geo Baker for the foreseeable future, as the senior captain is relegated to the sidelines with a sprained ankle. That's no problem for the Scarlet Knights and their next-man-up mentality. Ron Harper Jr. had a career-high 30 points with...

Riley Till, Kobe Sanders carry Cal Poly past Bethesda 100-46

Nov. 27, 2020 10:14 PM EST

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Riley Till had 17 points as Cal Poly rolled past Bethesda 100-46 on Friday night. Kobe Sanders added 16 points for the Mustangs in their season opener. Mark Crowe chipped in 15 points and seven rebounds. Tuukka Jaakkola had 11 points. Rian Narra had 10 points for the Flames....

Garcia scores 16 to lead Marquette past E. Illinois 75-50

Nov. 27, 2020 10:09 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Dawson Garcia registered 16 points and eight rebounds as Marquette routed Eastern Illinois 75-50 on Friday night. Koby McEwen had 14 points for Marquette (2-0). D.J. Carton added 13 points and seven rebounds. Justin Lewis had 10 points and eight rebounds. Josiah Wallace had 15 points for...

No. 9 UCLA women rout Cal State Fullerton 98-49 in opener

Nov. 27, 2020 10:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA waited eight months to play basketball again. Then the ninth-ranked Bruin women had to wait another two days. Charisma Osborne scored 31 points and UCLA took control in a dominant first quarter, going on to beat Cal State Fullerton 98-49 on Friday in the teams’ delayed season...

Miller scores 24 to lead UNC-Greensboro past UALR 77-70

Nov. 27, 2020 10:05 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Isaiah Miller had 24 points and UNC Greensboro won its season opener with a 77-70 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock on Friday night. Miller hit 10 of 13 shots and added five steals. Hayden Koval had 14 points and seven blocks for UNC Greensboro (1-0). Kaleb Hunter added 10 points....

Flowers leads South Alabama past Mobile 95-75

Nov. 27, 2020 10:04 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Michael Flowers scored 25 points and John Pettway had 22 points and eight rebounds as South Alabama beat Mobile 95-75 on Friday night. Tyreke Locure had 15 points, eight rebounds and six steals for South Alabama (2-0). Kayo Goncalves added 10 points. Trenton Short had 26 points for the...

Pemberton lifts Louisiana Tech over Texas-Arlington 76-71

Nov. 27, 2020 10:00 PM EST

RUSTON, La. (AP) — JaColby Pemberton had 19 points and Louisiana Tech won its season opener with a 76-71 victory over Texas-Arlington 76-71 on Friday night. Andrew Gordon had 14 points for Louisiana Tech (1-0). Kalob Ledoux added 13 points. Amorie Archibald had 12 points. David Azore had 18 points for the...

Vanderbilt head coach Jerry Stackhouse talks with his players during a time out in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Valparaiso Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Pippen has career-high 25 as Vandy beats Valparaiso 77-71

Nov. 27, 2020 9:49 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse has a much deeper bench for his second season than for his first. One constant remains: Scotty Pippen Jr. The sophomore guard scored a career-high 25 points as Vanderbilt held off Valparaiso 77-71 Friday night in the season opener for both teams. ...

Gordon scores 16 to carry Nicholls St. past Idaho St. 70-51

Nov. 27, 2020 9:47 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Ty Gordon had 16 points as Nicholls State defeated Idaho State 70-51 on Friday night. Najee Garvin had 12 points and Kevin Johnson added six assists and six steals for Nicholls State (2-0). Isaac Johnson, who scored 18 points in the opener, was held scoreless. Robert Ford III had...

Johnson leads San Diego St. over UC Irvine 77-58

Nov. 27, 2020 9:40 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Keshad Johnson came off the bench to tally 14 points to carry San Diego State to a 77-58 win over UC Irvine on Friday. Matt Mitchell had 11 points for San Diego State (2-0). Aguek Arop added seven rebounds. Jordan Schakel scored only 3 points despite coming into the contest as the...