The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 1, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil has decided against opening more routes for foreign air carriers for next year's World Cup, certain it can handle the millions of sports fans who'll use airplanes to get around South America's biggest country.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Civil Aviation Secretary Wellington Moreira Franco says the idea of expanding routes for foreign carriers was never considered. Moreira Franco says that Brazilian carriers can handle the load...
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — A token from the tornado-damaged central Illinois community made its way to the state high school football finals, even though Washington ended its unblemished season with a semifinal loss to Sacred Heart-Griffin.
The State Journal-Register reports (http://bit.ly/19d4Lbt ) the footballs used by Sacred Heart-Griffin during Saturday's Class 5A championship win belonged to the Washington team.
NEW YORK (AP) — New England defender Kevin Alston has been voted Major League Soccer's Comeback Player of the Year after returning from treatment for leukemia, and Portland's Caleb Porter has been selected Coach of the Year.
Alston took a leave of absence in April and returned July 27 to play in five of his team's final 14 games. He helped New England reach the playoffs for the first time since 2009.
The 25-year-old, who played at Indiana, received...