ALTENBERG, Germany (AP) — Laura Deas of Britain got the skeleton season underway Friday by surprising the favorites and claiming her first World Cup victory.
In the absence of compatriot Lizzy Yarnold, the Olympic and World Champion who is taking a one-year break, Deas sped down the track in 59.28 seconds with her first run and 58.56 in her second for a combined time of 1:57.84, edging Germany's Tina Hermann by 0.04 seconds.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops says quarterback Baker Mayfield is expected to play Saturday against Oklahoma State after sustaining a concussion a week ago.
Mayfield took a helmet-to-helmet hit from TCU linebacker Ty Summers early in the second quarter of a 30-29 win last Saturday. The Heisman hopeful finished the quarter, but didn't play in the second half after acknowledging he had a headache.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn is not listed as injured for Saturday's game against Northwestern but the Illini may be without starting center Joe Spencer.
The team's pregame injury report released Friday didn't list Vaughn. Interim coach Bill Cubit was optimistic earlier this week that Vaughn would return after missing last Saturday's loss at Minnesota with a possible concussion.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston police say they do not plan to investigate an apparent nightclub scuffle involving Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor unless someone involved comes forward to say they were the victim of a crime.
Officer James Kenneally said Friday that police responded to reports of a fight outside the nightclub hours after the winless Sixers lost to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. But Kenneally says the participants were gone by the time officers...
GHENT, Belgium (AP) — David Goffin came back from two sets down for the first time in his career to give Belgium a 1-0 lead over Britain in the Davis Cup final with a 3-6, 1-6, 6-2, 6-1, 6-0 win over Kyle Edmund on Friday.
Edmund came close to making his Davis Cup debut a memorable one after rolling through the first two sets against the much higher ranked Belgian. But Goffin picked his game as the 20-year-old Edmund started making mistakes.
MONACO (AP) — The IAAF has cleared marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe of doping allegations and rejected claims that it failed to act on hundreds of suspicious blood tests as lacking "any scientific or legal basis."
Track and field's governing body issued a 38-page response Friday to allegations by British and German media outlets that it had ignored and tolerated rampant blood doping in the sport.