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November 19, 2015 - 2:31pm
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Shevon Thompson had 18 points and 16 rebounds as George Mason opened the Charleston Classic with a 68-62 victory over Mississippi on Thursday.

The Patriots (1-2) watched a 13-point lead slip away in the second half before rallying for first-year coach Dave Paulsen's debut win with the program.

The Rebels (2-1) of the Southeastern Conference trailed 52-39, but tied it 56-all on Sam Finley's two foul shots with 4:07 remaining....

November 19, 2015 - 1:47pm
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STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Austin Theriault has been medically cleared by NASCAR and will return to the Truck Series six weeks after he suffered a compression fracture of his lower back during a head-on crash into a wall at Las Vegas.

Theriault will drive the No. 29 Ford for Brad Keselowski Racing in Friday night's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The 21-year-old Theriault has two top five and four top-10 finishes in eight Truck starts this...

November 19, 2015 - 1:47pm
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Devin Coleman scored 12 of his 15 points in the final seven minutes, and Temple rallied past Minnesota 75-70 on Thursday in the opening game of the Puerto Rico Tipoff.

Jaylen Bond finished with 19 points to lead the Owls (1-1), who regrouped after going 6½ minutes without a basket with a run that finally put them ahead for good. The Gophers used a 17-2 run to erase a nine-point deficit and go up 56-50 and seize momentum. But Coleman's 3-...

November 19, 2015 - 1:39pm
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will start against the Houston Texans on Sunday, barring any setbacks with his surgically repaired left thumb.

Coach Todd Bowles says Thursday that Fitzpatrick fully participated in practice after sitting out team drills on Wednesday.

Fitzpatrick was injured during at Oakland on Nov. 1 when he was hit on a play by the Raiders' Charles Woodson. He left that game, but played through...

November 19, 2015 - 1:30pm
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OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Dan Halldorson, who won the 1980 Pensacola Open for his lone PGA Tour title and was one of Canada's most consistent golfers, has died. He was 63.

Golf Canada and the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada said Thursday he died Wednesday night. He had a stroke Monday at his home in Cambridge, Illinois.

At Pensacola, Halldorson finished with a 2-under 70 to beat Mike Sullivan and Gary Hallberg by two strokes. The Manitoba native also...

November 19, 2015 - 1:16pm
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November 19, 2015 - 1:08pm
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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke has upgraded quarterback Thomas Sirk to probable for this week's game at Virginia.

Coach David Cutcliffe said Thursday that both Sirk and Parker Boehme will play against the Cavaliers on Saturday.

Sirk was in uniform but was held out of last week's 31-13 loss to Pittsburgh with an unspecified upper-body injury suffered in a loss to North Carolina one week earlier.

Boehme, a redshirt sophomore, made his...

November 19, 2015 - 1:06pm
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State officials say that guard Terry Henderson has had surgery on his injured right ankle.

Team spokesman Josh Rattray said Thursday that the procedure to stabilize the ankle was performed Monday night, and that Henderson is expected to resume basketball-related activities in 6-8 weeks.

Henderson tore ligaments in his ankle 7 minutes into his first game with North Carolina State, a loss to William & Mary last...

November 19, 2015 - 1:03pm
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has announced increased security precautions for its final two games against Syracuse and North Carolina.

The school issued a news release Thursday saying it would open games two hours before kickoff, up from 90 minutes to allow time for increased security screening. North Carolina State also asked fans to arrive 30 minutes earlier than usual.

North Carolina State says there will be "an increased security and...

November 19, 2015 - 12:50pm
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A man convicted in the death of the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been sentenced to life in prison in South Dakota.

The child, Tyrese Robert Ruffin, died in October 2013. An autopsy concluded he sustained four blows to the head that doctors said couldn't have been accidental.

A jury in September convicted 29-year-old Joseph Patterson of second-degree murder, which carries a life sentence...

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