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TCU beats Cal, moves on to Emerald Coast Classic title game

NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Mike Miles Jr. scored 23 points and matched a career best with nine rebounds, and TCU beat winless California 59-48 on Friday night to move on to the Emerald Coast Classic championship game. TCU will face undefeated No. 25 Iowa (5-0), which beat Clemson 74-71 earlier ...

Differing paths of QBs Stroud, McCarthy led them to The Game

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — J.J. McCarthy was a freshman bit player in Michigan's 42-27 victory over Ohio State last season at the Big House. A year later, the 19-year-old from the Chicago suburbs is the starting quarterback for unbeaten Michigan, preparing to play in front of the largest and most ...

No. 13 Notre Dame ready to challenge Williams, No. 5 Trojans

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame's defense has passed three tests against the nation's top quarterbacks. A fourth looms Saturday when the 13th-ranked Fighting Irish visit No. 5 Southern California. Two of college football's traditional powers have been steadily ascending the rankings, ...

Browns CB Newsome II out against Buccaneers with concussion

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland starting cornerback Greg Newsome II will miss his second straight game with a concussion when the Browns host Tampa Bay on Sunday. Newsome was injured last week when he collided with a teammate two days before the Browns (3-7) lost to Buffalo. He hasn't cleared ...

Carr leads No. 10 Cardinals in 100-37 rout without Van Lith

LOUISVILLE. Ky. (AP) — Chrislyn Carr scored 17 points to lead No. 10 Louisville in a 100-37 rout of Longwood on Friday. The Cardinals (5-2) were without Hailey Van Lith, who did not play because of an unspecified injury. The star junior guard, whose 21.2 scoring average was tied for 24th ...

Bates, Johnson lead No. 11 Indiana past Jackson State 90-51

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Tamar Bates celebrated his best college game, first with his teammates and then with his 8-month-old daughter, Leilani, who sat on his lap as he answered postgame questions. For Bates, it was the epitome of holiday weekend he'll never forget. The sophomore guard ...

Western Michigan turns big plays into 20-14 win over Toledo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Sean Tyler scored on a 63-yard run, Keni-H Lovely returned an interception for a touchdown, and Western Michigan surprised Toledo 20-14 on Friday to wrap up the regular season. The Broncos (5-7, 4-4 Mid-American Conference) managed only 188 yards and eight first downs ...

Roderick has 15 as Ohio knocks off Eastern Illinois 78-67

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Ben Roderick had 15 points in Ohio's 78-67 victory against Eastern Illinois on Friday. Roderick was 4-of-7 shooting, including 3 for 5 from distance, and went 4 for 4 from the line for the Bobcats (2-3). Miles Brown scored 14 points and added five steals. Aidan Hadaway ...

Nelson’s game-winner lifts Islanders over Blue Jackets 3-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Brock Nelson scored his third game-winning goal of the season and the New York Islanders extended their winning streak to three games with a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. Oliver Wahlstrom and Jean-Gabriel Pageau also scored, and Mathew ...

Baldwin leads No. 13 NC State women past WV 78-40

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — River Baldwin had 18 points with 11 rebounds, Diamond Johnson had 16 points with four 3-pointers, and No. 13 North Carolina State cruised to a 78-40 win over West Virginia on Friday in the Cancun Classic. It was the second career double-double for Baldwin, the first ...

W. Virginia beats Portland State, Huggins earns win 921

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tre Mitchell scored 16 points to lead West Virginia to a 89-71 win over Portland State in a Phil Knight Legacy tournament consolation game on Friday night, vaulting Bob Huggins into third place all-time for Division I coaching victories. Huggins, who was inducted into ...

Deloney scores 20, Vermont defeats Ball State 78-73

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Aaron Deloney's 20 points helped Vermont defeat Ball State 78-73 on Friday. Deloney also had seven rebounds for the Catamounts (2-5). Kameron Gibson scored 19 points while going 6 of 9 from the floor, including 3 for 6 from distance, and 4 for 5 from the line. Dylan ...

Giants-Cowboys sets NFL regular-season record for viewers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Thanksgiving afternoon game between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys set the mark for the most-watched NFL regular-season game on record. The Cowboys 28-20 victory on Fox averaged 42 million viewers, according to Nielsen, surpassing the 41.55 million average for ...

Tatum scores 30; Celtics pull away from Kings, 122-104

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 30 points and the NBA-best Boston Celtics pulled away from the Sacramento Kings for a 122-104 victory on Friday night. Jaylen Brown added 25 points and Derrick White had 16 for Boston (15-4), which won for the 11th time in 12 games. Al Horford finished with ...

Bills beat Lions 28-25 for 2nd win in 5 days at Ford Field

DETROIT (AP) — The Buffalo Bills crashed Detroit's Thanksgiving party, making themselves at home for their second victory in five days at Ford Field. Tyler Bass made a tiebreaking 45-yard field goal with 2 seconds left after missing an extra point late in the fourth quarter, lifting Buffalo ...

Lamb sets table on Thanksgiving as Cowboys beat Giants 28-20

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — CeeDee Lamb could only smile when officials upheld an out-of-bounds call on what the Dallas receiver hoped would be a touchdown on his second one-handed catch of the game. He had to settle for setting up three TDs instead. Lamb put the Cowboys in position for one of ...

Edey’s double-double powers No. 24 Purdue past West Virginia

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Zach Edey had 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 24 Purdue to an 80-68 victory over West Virginia on Thursday night in the opening round of the Phil Knight Legacy tournament. Mason Gillis added 14 points for the Boilermakers (4-0), and Brandon Newman came off the ...

Big 1st half leads No. 6 Gonzaga past Portland State, 102-78

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Malachi Smith led six players in double figures with a season-high 23 points and No. 6 Gonzaga used a big first half to beat Portland State 102-78 on Thursday night in the opening round of the Phil Knight Legacy tournament. The Bulldogs (4-1) led by 27 in the first ...

Replay reversal on TD catch proves costly in Patriots loss

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hunter Henry was ruled on the field to have secured a tough catch at the goal line for what would have been a third-quarter touchdown to give the New England Patriots the lead late in the third quarter at Minnesota. After a lengthy replay review, the call was overturned to ...

Phillies’ Harper to miss start of season after elbow surgery

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies slugger Bryce Harper will miss the start of the 2023 season after he had reconstructive right elbow surgery on Wednesday. The operation was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles. Harper is expected to return to Philadelphia's lineup as the designated ...