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October 9, 2015 - 12:16am
10 min 34 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Myles Gaskin ran for 134 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown, and Washington shut down No. 17 Southern California's high-powered offense throughout a 17-12 victory over the Trojans on Thursday night.

Receiver Marvin Hall threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Joshua Perkins on a trick play early in the second half for the Huskies (3-2, 1-1 Pac-12), who beat former coach Steve Sarkisian in a defense-dominated meeting. Washington beat a ranked team for the...

October 9, 2015 - 12:09am
10 min 34 sec ago

No. 1 Ohio State (5-0) did not play. Next: vs. Maryland, Saturday.

No. 2 TCU (5-0) did not play. Next: at Kansas State, Saturday.

No. 3 Baylor (4-0) did not play. Next: at Kansas, Saturday.

No. 4 Michigan State (5-0) did not play. Next: at Rutgers, Saturday.

No. 5 Utah (4-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 23 California, Saturday....

October 9, 2015 - 12:04am
10 min 34 sec ago

DENVER (AP) — Zach Parise scored three times, including the tiebreaking tally in the third period, and the Minnesota Wild overcame a three-goal deficit to beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 on Thursday night.

Trailing 4-1 in the final period, the Wild had four goals in a 5:07 span to stun the Avalanche. Parise scored twice, while Thomas Vanek and Nino Niederreiter added the other two.

Parise beat Semyon Varlamov with a slap shot to put Minnesota up for...

October 8, 2015 - 11:48pm
10 min 34 sec ago

HOUSTON (AP) — Gary Ward Jr. ran for four touchdowns and Kenneth Farrow ran for three as Houston defeated SMU 49-28 on Thursday night.

Ward, who completed 16 of 18 passes for 243 yards, led the Cougars (5-0, 2-0 American Conference) with 82 yards on 14 carries, finding the end zone once in each quarter.

Ward has rushed for 11 touchdowns and passed for eight this season but his 82 yards on the ground is his lowest output of the season....

October 8, 2015 - 11:46pm
10 min 34 sec ago

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Joffrey Lauvergne had 18 points and eight rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Chicago Bulls 112-94 on Thursday night in an exhibition at the University of Colorado's Coors Event Center.

Will Barton had 17 points and Jokic Nikola added 14 for the Nuggets (2-1).

NUGGETS: Lauvergne has been getting the bulk of the preseason time at center in the absence of starter Jusuf Nurkic, who is sidelined by a left patellar tendon...

October 8, 2015 - 11:44pm
10 min 34 sec ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals at their own game Thursday night, relying on sharp pitching from Collin McHugh and stingy defense behind him for a 5-2 victory in the opener of their AL Division Series.

McHugh (1-0) allowed four hits, including a pair of solo homers by Kendrys Morales, while pitching around a 49-minute rain delay. The right-hander lasted six innings before turning the game over to his bullpen, which scattered just...

October 8, 2015 - 11:41pm
10 min 34 sec ago
All Times EDT

Tuesday, Oct. 6: Houston 3, New York 0

Wednesday, Oct. 7: Chicago 4, Pittsburgh 0

(Best-of-5; x-if necessary)
American League
Houston 1, Kansas City 0

Thursday, Oct. 8: Houston 5,...

October 8, 2015 - 11:39pm
10 min 34 sec ago

DALLAS (AP) — Antti Niemi recorded his 33rd career shutout and assisted on two goals in his Dallas debut, as the Stars beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0 on Thursday night in the season opener for both.

Ales Hemsky had a power-play goal and an assist.

Rookie Matthias Janmark scored on his first shot on his first shift in an NHL game to make it 1-0. The Stars acquired Niemi and Janmark in trades earlier this year.

Dallas scored on...

October 8, 2015 - 11:38pm
20 min 40 sec ago

HOUSTON (AP) — Andre Johnson had two touchdown catches against his former team to help the Indianapolis Colts beat the Houston Texans 27-20 on Thursday night.

Johnson, who spent his first 12 NFL seasons in Houston before he was released in March, pushed the lead to 27-17 with a 2-yard touchdown reception from Matt Hasselbeck in the fourth quarter. Johnson finished with six catches for 77 yards.

The Colts (3-2) extended their AFC South winning streak...

October 8, 2015 - 11:29pm
20 min 40 sec ago

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Quentin Williams scored on a 3-yard run with 5:14 remaining to give Bethune-Cookman a 17-14 victory over South Carolina State on Thursday night.

The senior also threw a third-quarter touchdown pass to Ja-Quan Lumas to help the Wildcats (5-1, 3-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) win their fourth game of the season decided by four points or less and third in which they trailed in the fourth quarter.

The Bulldogs (2-3, 1-1),...

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