BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Stacey Cook of the United States cruised through the new Beaver Creek course with little difficulty, turning in the fastest downhill training time.
Cook made some tweaks to her equipment before her run Wednesday and finished in 1 minute, 42.03 seconds, 0.07 seconds ahead of Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein. There will be one last downhill training run on Thanksgiving Day before the race begins Friday.
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Jelani Hewitt scored a game-high 26 points and Tre Bussey added 21 as Georgia Southern beat Presbyterian 76-66 on Wednesday.
Hewitt shot 9 of 17 from the field and Tre Bussey shot 50 percent as Georgia Southern faced off against Presbyterian in the Riviera bracket consolation round of the Cancun Challenge. Curtis Diamond added five 3-pointers and 18 points for Georgia Southern (3-4).
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions desperately want to end some skids.
Detroit (6-5) has lost two straight games, blowing chances to take command of the NFC North.
The Lions have dropped five in a row against the Green Bay Packers (5-5-1) and a franchise-record nine straight on Thanksgiving. When they limp into their annual showcase on the holiday, a quarterback who cashed in by carving them up is playing in place of Aaron Rodgers.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Officials are so vigilant about protecting the quarterback, Michael Brockers made a textbook hit — and still got flagged.
St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher praised his defensive tackle right after a 42-21 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday, and the next day, too. Fisher thought Brockers was penalized because the hit was so good.
Going forward, he wouldn't have the Rams' first-round pick in 2012 change a thing. Brockers has been...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Samarie Walker wanted to make an offensive point against Bradley.
She finished with a season-high 22 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 7 Kentucky to a 117-77 rout of Bradley on Wednesday.
"I've been telling myself for a while now to just be more aggressive on offense," Walker said. "The only person that's really been stopping me is myself. I think it finally just hit me to go out there and play hard."
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Brian Williams came off the bench to score a game-high 25 points on Wednesday as Jacksonville State defeated Division II Fort Valley State 78-66.
Fort Valley State went on a 23-11 run to start off the second half, and led 56-47 with 11:22 left to play. Williams scored five straight points, and a layup by DJ Felder and another jumper by Williams put the Gamecocks within four. Jacksonville State (3-5) made 9 of 12 free throws in the final six...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have received outfielder Rafael Ortega on a waiver claim from the Colorado Rockies.
Ortega played 42 games for Double-A Tulsa in the Texas League last season before sustaining a hairline fracture on his shin. The left-handed leadoff hitter batted .228 with one homer, 10 RBIs and nine stolen bases.
With the move Wednesday, the Rangers have 39 players on their major league roster.
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — NASCAR has bought the Iowa Speedway.
But that doesn't mean that the track will be hosting a Sprint Cup any time soon — if ever.
NASCAR announced Wednesday that it had finalized the purchase the seven-year-old track. It's a move NASCAR said solidifies the future of the 0.875-mile tri-oval track in Newton. A purchase price wasn't disclosed.
Featherlite Inc. founder Conrad Clement and his family purchased the...