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No. 24 BC’s visit to Virginia Tech headlines ACC’s Week 10

By The Associated Press Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 10: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 24 Boston College at Virginia Tech. The Eagles' return to the national rankings comes in one of only two games matching ACC teams with winning records. Boston College (6-2, 3-1) enters ...

James’ free throw gives Lakers 114-113 win over Mavericks

By JOE REEDY, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James walked into Staples Center on Halloween dressed as Jason from the "Friday the 13th" movies. Five hours later, he saved the Los Angeles Lakers from a horrifying ending. The four-time MVP scored 29 points and made the game-winning ...

Penn St. can dent Michigan playoff hopes, polish bowl resume

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week: BEST GAME No. 14 Penn State at No. 5 Michigan Michigan (7-1, 5-0, No. 5 CFP) needs a win to remain at least one game ahead of Ohio State in the Big Ten East and further enhance its resume for the ...

Top 25 includes 4 teams that missed NCAA field last year

By STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer The preseason rankings suggest next season's NCAA Tournament could feature plenty of new faces. The AP Top 25 includes four teams that failed to reach last year's big dance: No. 14 Oregon, No. 18 Mississippi State, No. 23 LSU and No. 25 Washington. In last ...

No. 12 WVU at No. 15 Texas in matchup of Big 12 co-leaders

By The Associated Press Some things to know about Week 10 in the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 12 West Virginia (6-1, 4-1 Big 12, No. 13 CFP) at No. 15 Texas (6-2, 4-1, No. 17). A November matchup that could go a long way in determining who plays in the Big 12 championship game — ...

New Skins safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix admired late Sean Taylor

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Ha Ha Clinton-Dix professed all sorts of love and admiration for the Washington Redskins a day after arriving in a trade — mentioning the late Sean Taylor, new teammate and offseason workout partner D.J. Swearinger and even the team's marching band. "Check this out, all ...

McCoy laments 13-yard outing in Bills 25-6 loss to Patriots

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Ever since he topped the 10,000 career yards rushing mark last season, LeSean McCoy set a "12K or bust" objective. Bust was more like it for the Buffalo Bills running back on Monday night, when McCoy totaled 13 yards on 12 carries ...

4 years of CFP rankings show importance of a good start

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer If form holds, two of the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff ranking of the season will go on to play in the national semifinals. After meeting for a day and a half at a hotel outside Dallas, the CFP selection committee will ...

Chiefs owner Hunt surprised by quick success of Mahomes

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Not even the owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, who gave the green light to trade up last year and select Patrick Mahomes 10th overall, expected his young quarterback to succeed this quickly. During his midseason discussion with ...

Thompson sets 3-point record, Warriors beat Bulls 149-124

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Klay Thompson popped to the wing off a screen from Stephen Curry, caught the pass from Kevin Durant and dribbled to his left before launching the record 3-pointer. The ball swished through the net. He raised both arms, pumped his fist and ...