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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Iman Marshall did everything but knock the ball down. When Southern California met Stanford back in September, the Trojans’ freshman cornerback was perfectly positioned to contest a jump ball intended for Stanford tight end Austin Hooper. Instead, Hooper caught the pass for a...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jim McElwain hung up on Nick Saban seven years ago, believing one of his buddies was pulling a prank. Fortunately for McElwain, Saban called back. It was McElwain’s big break — he left Fresno State to join Saban’s staff as offensive coordinator — and the start of a...
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — About a month ago, Michigan State’s secondary cost the Spartans a shot at an undefeated season, and a Big Ten title seemed unlikely unless things improved quickly. Now, that maligned group of defensive backs is gaining confidence — and preparing to take the field for...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Eighth-ranked North Carolina’s journey to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game hasn’t been easy. It follows nearly two decades marked by failed coaching stints and on-field struggles, along with long-running NCAA turmoil that led to sanctions and continues to...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — NASCAR champion Kyle Busch will have surgery this month on both the right leg and left foot he broke at the start of the season. The Dec. 17 surgery is to remove a rod from his leg and plates and screws from his foot. Busch was injured when he crashed into a concrete wall the...
Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) and Edmonton Oilers' Iiro Pakarinen (26) chase the rebound from goalie Tuukka Rask (40) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, in Edmonton, Alberta. Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — A return home was apparently just what the struggling Edmonton Oilers needed. Jordan Eberle scored in the shootout to lift the Oilers to a 3-2 victory over Boston on Wednesday night, snapping the Bruins’ five-game winning streak. Mark Letestu and Matt Hendricks scored...
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods says he has a “fantastic” relationship with his ex-wife and he has taken steps to explain to his two children what happened to their marriage. In a rare and extensive interview with Time magazine, Woods also shared the same sentiments about his future that he...
IRVING, Texas (AP) — NFL owners have punted on allowing teams to move to Los Angeles — at least for five weeks. The owners on Wednesday set a special meeting to deal with a possible relocation of teams to Los Angeles for Jan. 12-13 in Houston. But Commissioner Roger Goodell admitted there might...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Darrelle Revis might have to sit out his showdown with Odell Beckham Jr. The New York Jets cornerback was still in the NFL’s concussion protocol Wednesday, leaving his status uncertain for the game Sunday against the Giants. Revis was injured at Houston on Nov. 22 and...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — All the speculation over returning Brock Osweiler to his backup role when Peyton Manning gets back could prove a waste of time. Manning isn’t close to being healthy. The Denver Broncos’ 39-year-quarterback told a select group of news outlets Wednesday, including The...

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