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November 26, 2015 - 7:40am
9 min 24 sec ago

BERLIN (AP) — Tyson Fury's promise to end Wladimir Klitschko's long heavyweight reign in Duesseldorf on Saturday is nothing the defending champion hasn't heard before.

Unbeaten in 22 fights since April 2004, when he lost by TKO to Lamon Brewster in Las Vegas, Klitschko has heard a succession of challengers talk up their chances before he answered them in the ring.

Bryant Jennings, Alexander Povetkin, Mariusz Wach, David Haye and Ruslan Chagaev have...

November 26, 2015 - 7:10am
9 min 24 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — French authorities have extended a measure banning away fans from attending soccer matches in the wake of the Paris attacks.

The French football league says all matches scheduled for this weekend in the professional leagues will be played without traveling fans in accordance with a decision taken by interior ministry.

The league adds that the measure will be implemented during Champions League, Europa League, French league and French Cup...

November 26, 2015 - 5:51am
9 min 24 sec ago

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA ethics committee has donated 48 watches it recovered from soccer officials to a non-profit organization.

During a FIFA congress organized on the eve of last year's World Cup in Brazil, the Brazilian confederation distributed watches to football officials including members of FIFA's executive committee.

After ruling they were unauthorized gifts, the investigatory chamber of the committee decided against opening disciplinary...

November 26, 2015 - 5:22am
9 min 24 sec ago

MONACO (AP) — Sebastian Coe is facing pressure to fix Russia's doping problem and defend his own relationship with Nike Inc. as leaders of track and field's governing body meet in Monaco.

Thursday's meeting of the IAAF council is expected to flesh out the anti-doping steps that Russia must take for its track and field athletes to be readmitted to international competition.

At a subsequent news conference, Coe could also face tough questions about his...

November 26, 2015 - 3:59am
9 min 24 sec ago

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Devon Turk scored 25 points with six rebounds and Loyola of Chicago knocked off San Diego 67-57 in the Great Alaska Shootout.

Turk was 10 of 15 from the floor, including five 3-pointers, and the Ramblers (4-1) shot 50 percent as a team. Earl Peterson added 13 points with six assists and Milton Doyle chipped in with 11 points and five helpers.

Duda Sanadze's 3-pointer with 12:10 left put San Diego up 44-42, but Loyola scored...

November 26, 2015 - 3:01am
9 min 24 sec ago



N. Illinois 87, Indiana-Northwest 55

New Orleans 64, Bradley 51

W. Illinois 79, Trinity Christian 44


Cent. Michigan 68, Loyola of Chicago 59

UT Martin 70, S. Illinois 63


Pittsburgh 4, St. Louis 3, OT...

November 26, 2015 - 2:26am
9 min 24 sec ago

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy often has said he's not in favor of two-quarterback systems.

J.W. Walsh changed his mind.

Walsh, best known for his running ability, was the starter last season before he suffered a season-ending right foot injury. True freshman Mason Rudolph stepped in and helped the Cowboys beat Oklahoma and win the Cactus Bowl.

In the offseason, Gundy announced that Rudolph, a 6-foot-4...

November 26, 2015 - 2:20am
9 min 23 sec ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clemson's big men carried most of the scoring load Monday night as the Tigers beat Rutgers 76-58 in the consolation game of the Main Event tournament at MGM Grand.

Forwards Jaron Blossomgame and Donte Grantham scored 22 points apiece and center Landry Nnoko chipped in 14 for Clemson (4-1), which never trailed. The three players were successful on 22 of 31 shots.

Rutgers (3-3) struggled to stop the Tigers' inside game, especially in...

November 26, 2015 - 2:10am
9 min 23 sec ago

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two teams that opened their seasons with impressive upset victories are set to battle in Missoula, Montana, on Saturday in the first round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

Montana's season started with a bang. The Grizzlies took down four-time defending champion North Dakota State, but much of the season has been hampered quarterback injuries.

South Dakota State opened by beating Kansas for its first ever...

November 26, 2015 - 1:41am
9 min 23 sec ago

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Jonathan Williams scored 26 points, Nathan Boothe registered a triple-double, and Toledo beat San Jose State 89-74 to advance in the winner's bracket in the Great Alaska Shootout.

Williams was 11 of 18 with four 3-pointers and had six assists. Boothe finished with 12 points, 13 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists. Stuckey Mosley chipped in with 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting.

Toledo (3-1) closed the first half on a 9-2 run...

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