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In a photo provided by Triller, Mike Tyson throws a punch during the third round against Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition boxing bout Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Los Angeles. The bout was unofficially ruled a draw by the WBC judges at ringside. Tyson and Jones fought eight two-minute rounds, and both emerged smiling and apparently healthy from a highly unusual event. (Joe Scarnici/Triller via AP)

Mike Tyson returns to ring, draws in exhibition with Jones

Nov. 29, 2020 3:19 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Tyson stepped through the ropes in his signature black trunks and heard the opening bell in a boxing ring for the first time in 15 years. The former heavyweight champion of the world traded lively punches with Roy Jones Jr. for eight entertaining rounds that ended with two...

UCLA running back Demetric Felton carries against Arizona during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

Felton runs for career-high 206 yards as UCLA beats Arizona

Nov. 29, 2020 12:27 AM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — UCLA has a talented backup quarterback in Chase Griffin, but it also doesn't hurt to have a strong running game supporting him. Demetric Felton rushed for career-high 206 yards and a touchdown, Brittain Brown added two scores on 72 yards as the Bruins defeated Arizona 27-10 at the...

USC defeats Montana 76-62; Evan Mobley scores 11 points

Nov. 28, 2020 11:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drew Peterson scored 13 points and Southern California defeated Montana 76-62 on Saturday night, with the Trojans getting points from all 10 of their players. Peterson joined the Trojans (2-0) this season after transferring from Rice, where he played two years. Evan Mobley followed up...

This Oct. 4, 2020, file photo, taken with a fisheye lens, shows an empty Levi's Stadium before an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers and other teams may need to find a temporary new home after Santa Clara County on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, banned all contact sports from holding games and practices for the next three weeks. County officials issued the directives in response to rising cases of the coronavirus in the area. The rules take effect Monday and will last for three weeks.  (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

49ers may need temporary home because of new COVID-19 rules

Nov. 28, 2020 10:25 PM EST

The San Francisco 49ers and other teams may need to find a temporary new home after Santa Clara County on Saturday banned all contact sports from holding games and practices for the next three weeks. County officials issued the directives in response to rising cases of the coronavirus in the area. The rules take...

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, Leslie Van Houten attends her parole hearing at the California Institution for Women in Corona, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newson has reversed parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten, marking the fourth time a governor has blocked her release, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. A California panel recommended parole in July for Van Houten, who has spent nearly five decades in prison. Newsom reversed her release once previously and his predecessor, Jerry Brown, blocked it twice.(Stan Lim/Los Angeles Daily News via AP, Pool, File)

Governor nixes parole for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

Nov. 28, 2020 9:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newson has reversed parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten, marking the fourth time a governor has blocked her release. A California panel recommended parole in July for Van Houten, who has spent nearly five decades in prison. Newsom reversed her...

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock, right, confers with quarterback Riley Neal during NFL football practice Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

No QBs in Denver, no home for SF as COVID-19 sows NFL chaos

Nov. 28, 2020 8:53 PM EST

The Denver Broncos have no quarterbacks. The San Francisco 49ers have no home stadium or practice facility. And the Baltimore Ravens may not have enough players available for their next game, which has already been pushed back twice. The COVID-19 pandemic caused major disruptions around the NFL on Saturday, again...

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/Gail Burton)

The Latest: Wake Forest pausing football activities

Nov. 28, 2020 7:18 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Wake Forest is pausing all football team activities until at least Wednesday because of recent positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing. The announcement came shortly after the Atlantic Coast Conference said the Demon...

49ers activate Mostert, Sherman, Wilson from IR

Nov. 28, 2020 7:14 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have activated running backs Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr. and cornerback Richard Sherman off injured reserve. The team also activated left tackle Trent Williams and linebacker Joe Walker from the COVID-19 list on Saturday. Both players are listed as...

Rams CB McGhee suspended 2 games for violating NFL policy

Nov. 28, 2020 5:45 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Rams cornerback Tyrique McGhee has been suspended without pay for two games by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. McGhee has been on the Rams' practice squad all season. He signed with the team during the spring as an undrafted free...

Chargers activate RB Ekeler from injured reserve

Nov. 28, 2020 5:40 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have activated running back Austin Ekeler from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's game at Buffalo. Ekeler has missed the past six games after suffering a hamstring injury during the first half of an Oct. 4 loss at Tampa Bay. Ekeler has 392 yards from...