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  • Gremio beats Lanus in first leg of Copa Libertadores final

    SAO PAULO (AP) - Cicero scored in the 83rd minute and Brazil's Gremio beat Argentina's Lanus 1-0 on Wednesday night in the first leg of the Copa Libertadores final in Porto Alegre. The Argentinians had the best opportunities in the first half, forcing Gremio goalkeeper Marcelo Grohe to make two ...

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  • Fresno St gets 3rd in Riviera Division of Cancun Challenge

    CANCUN, Mexico (AP) - Deshon Taylor scored 23 points, Ray Bowles added 21 and Fresno State held off George Mason 79-73 on Wednesday night for third in the Riviera Division of the Cancun Challenge. Bryson Williams scored 15 on 7-of-13 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds for his second straight double-double ...

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  • Saints hobbled defense aims to stem slippage vs. Rams

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Right when it looked like Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen had built one of the more stifling units in the league, injuries have begun taking a toll. Not only is starting end Alex Okafor done for the year, but the effectiveness of three other key starters ...

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  • Annual US-South Korea war games may get shelved next year to ensure peaceful Winter Olympics

    Annual U.S.-South Korea military drills could be scrapped in 2019 to minimize risks of North Korean provocation during the Winter Olympics.

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  • Day has late trouble, still among Australian Open leaders

    SYDNEY (AP) - Jason Day's first tournament round in Australia in four years was a 5-under 66 to put him among the leaders early Thursday at the Australian Open. Day's round came unhinged late with a double-bogey six on the par-4 eighth hole, his second-last of the day. But Day ...

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  • Almonacy has big game as Stony Brook ends 4-game skid, 77-64

    STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) - In its first home game after losing four straight to begin the season, Stony Brook fended off Brown 77-64 on Wednesday. Michael Almonacy came up big down the stretch, grabbing four defensive rebounds as Brown put up 3-pointers in an effort to close the gap, ...

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  • Rothschild, Foreman help Penn beat UMKC 68-65

    ESTERO, Fla. (AP) - Max Rothschild had 16 points to lead five Pennsylvania players in double figures and the Quakers beat Missouri-Kansas City 68-65 on Wednesday night in the third-place game of the Gulf Coast Showcase. Rothschild made 6 of 7 from the field and grabbed seven rebounds. Ryan Betley ...

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  • Indiana State beats D-II Missouri-St. Louis 75-58

    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - Qiydar Davis scored 14 points, Brandon Murphy added 12 and Indiana State coasted to a 75-58 victory over Division II Missouri-St. Louis on Wednesday. Davis was 4 of 5 from the floor and made 6 of 7 free throws. Murphy was 4-of-7 shooting and 4 ...

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  • Walker struggles in return home, No. 11 Miami beats La Salle

    READING, Pa. (AP) - Prized freshman Lonnie Walker IV struggled in his return home, but Dewan Huell scored 16 points and No. 11 Miami did just enough to get by La Salle 57-46 on Wednesday night and remain unbeaten. Part of Miami's recruiting pitch for the projected NBA lottery pick ...

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  • Bartley 23, Louisiana tops Richmond 82-76 in 3rd-place game

    GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) - Frank Bartley IV, Justin Miller and Marcus Stroman combined for 53 points as Louisiana came from six down to defeat Richmond 82-76 on Wednesday and claim third place in the Cayman Islands Challenge. Bartley scored 23 points for the Ragin' Cajuns, Stroman a career-best ...

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  • Blackston's double-double helps PVAMU beat Georgia State

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Gary Blackston had a double-double and Zachary Hamilton scored 17 points, including five 3-pointers, to help Prairie View A&M beat Georgia State 71-56 on Wednesday night to win the Middleweight bracket of the MGM Grand Main Event. Blackston, a junior college transfer playing his fifth game ...

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  • Pete Carroll mulls over decisions made in Seahawks loss

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Coach Pete Carroll was taking responsibility Wednesday for decisions that contributed to Seattle's loss against Atlanta that left the Seahawks having to play catch up in the NFC playoff race. "I hold myself highly accountable and I take it very seriously that I help us and ...

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  • Michigan beats VCU 68-60 for fifth in Maui

    LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) - Moritz Wagner scored six points during Michigan's closing 11-0 run, helping the Wolverines beat VCU 68-60 on Wednesday for fifth place in the Maui Invitational. The Rams and Wolverines already had one tight game in Maui and they were in close duel for fifth after a ...

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  • McNeese beats Champion Baptist College 85-48

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - LaBarrius Hill scored seven of his 12 points in the first half and McNeese rolled to an 85-48 victory over Champion Baptist College on Wednesday. Hill made all four of his field-goal attempts and was 4 of 5 from the line. Kalob Ledoux and James ...

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  • 3 high school football players charged with raping teen girl

    WEST YORK, Pa. (AP) - Three high school football players have been charged with raping a 14-year-old girl at gunpoint after she left a Pennsylvania town fair. The York Daily Record reports the 16-year-old boys from the Central York High School football team are charged as adults. The girl ...

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  • Tennessee dismisses injured WR Jauan Jennings from team

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has dismissed wide receiver Jauan Jennings from the team after he ripped the Volunteers' coaching staff in a profanity-laced video posted on Instagram. Vols interim head coach Brady Hoke said in a statement he made the decision "in consultation with" athletic director John Currie. In ...

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  • Packers in similar spot a year after "run-the-table" streak

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - A bright spot to the rough, five-game stretch that has dropped the Green Bay Packers to a .500 record is that many players in the locker room know what it's like to dig out of a similar hole. A year ago, the Packers were 4-6 ...

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  • Arizona's Gabbert faces Jaguar franchise that gave up on him

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - For the first time, Blaine Gabbert will be facing the Jacksonville franchise that gave up on him. It's a little bit of a special matchup, he said, but not that much. He said he's long moved on from that situation. "Yeah, that was the team that ...

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  • Jones leads, balanced NJIT wallops D-III Kean College 116-63

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Shawndale Jones scored 23 points off the bench and all 13 players scored as NJIT raced away from Division III Kean College 116-63 on Wednesday. Jones was 10 of 16 from the floor with five assists and was joined in double figures by Highlanders Zach Cooks, ...

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  • PK80 tournament opens Thanksgiving Day with stellar field

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The hometown teams have the toughest paths in the PK80 tournament. Portland State will face top-ranked Duke on Thanksgiving Day, while the Portland Pilots open the tournament against defending NCAA Tournament champion North Carolina. Pilots coach Terry Porter, the former Trail Blazers great, said his team ...

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  • Austin Peay beats NAIA Bethel (Tenn) 90-58 at Fort Campbell

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - Averyl Ugba had 18 points and seven rebounds, Deyshawn Martin added 14 points for his first double-figure game, and Austin Peay beat NAIA Bethel (Tenn.) 90-58 on Wednesday at Fort Campbell. It was the first time Fort Campbell, home of the 101st Airborne Division, has ...

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  • McLean, Mosely, Lewis pace James Madison to 105-99 2OT win

    HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) - Joey McLean scored two clutch baskets and scored seven of his career-high 22 points in the second overtime as James Madison battled past Appalachian State 105-99 on Wednesday. McLean drove down the right side of the lane, spun away from his defender to nail an open ...

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  • Cal Poly beats Charleston 73-68 in Great Alaska Shootout

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Victor Joseph scored eight of his 20 points in the final 1:32 to lead Cal Poly to a 73-68 victory over Charleston on Wednesday in a Great Alaska Shootout opener. Joseph was 5 of 11 from the field and made four 3-pointers. Donovan Fields added 17 ...

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  • Anthony Hudson quits as New Zealand soccer coach

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealand soccer coach Anthony Hudson has resigned a week after his team's loss to Peru in an intercontinental World Cup qualifying playoff. England-born Hudson, 36, announced his decision in a statement released Thursday by Football New Zealand which said a search for his replacement ...

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