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October 9, 2015 - 1:42am
16 min 17 sec ago

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The International team went from all square to 2 up by just playing one hole in a bizarre incident involving Phil Mickelson at the Presidents Cup.

Mickelson used a different type of golf ball on the seventh hole of his fourballs match with Zach Johnson. Players cannot switch models during the round. The penalty is known as a one-hole adjustment to the match.

However, the referee was wrongly told that Mickelson was...

October 9, 2015 - 12:58am
16 min 17 sec ago

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Lowry scored 25 points and DeMarre Carroll added 18 points and six rebounds in the Toronto Raptors' 105-97 preseason win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.

Kobe Bryant suited up for his third straight preseason game and scored 16 points at Citizens Business Bank Arena in just over 20 minutes of play, a number that coach Byron Scott said was predetermined.

RAPTORS: Lowry missed the Raptors' second preseason game...

October 9, 2015 - 12:54am
16 min 17 sec ago

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Rudy Gay had 26 points and seven rebounds as the Sacramento Kings beat the San Antonio Spurs 95-92 in a preseason game Thursday night.

The Spurs played without Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, who didn't make the trip. Nor did Boris Diaw or coach Gregg Popovich. Assistant Ettore Messina ran the Spurs in their preseason opener.

DeMarcus Cousins had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Kings.


October 9, 2015 - 12:38am
16 min 17 sec ago

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Allen Crabbe came off the bench to score 25 points, including five 3-pointers, and the Trail Blazers beat the defending champion Golden State Warriors 118-101 in a preseason game on Thursday night.

Damian Lillard added 22 points for Portland before calling it a night at the end of the third quarter.

Stephen Curry put up 30 points in 26 minutes for the Warriors in the loss, also sitting for the final quarter.

October 9, 2015 - 12:16am
16 min 17 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
16 min 17 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
16 min 17 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
16 min 17 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
1 hour 6 min 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
1 hour 26 min 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...

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