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  • Bitcoin Preview Capsule

    Central Florida (9-3, 7-1 American) vs. North Carolina State (7-5, 3-5 ACC), 8 p.m. ET (ESPN) Line: UCF by 2. Series Record: Tied 1-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE UCF has chance to finish with at least…

  • D-I’s youngest coach also has inexperienced team

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dana Ford and his Tennessee State Tigers are learning on the job together. Ford is the youngest coach in Division I men’s basketball after being hired in April at the age…

  • Illini open Big Ten bowl slate, face La Tech

    DALLAS (AP) — Illinois needed to win its last two games to become bowl eligible, then had to wait another week before finding out if there would be more football. Louisiana Tech knew after winning…

  • Heart of Dallas Bowl Preview Capsule

    Illinois (6-6) vs. Louisiana Tech (8-5), at Dallas, 1 p.m. (ESPN) Line: Louisiana Tech by 6. Series Record: Louisiana Tech leads 1-0. WHAT’S AT STAKE Illinois will try for the third time in five seasons…

  • In year of odd bounces, reality bites at World Cup

    Gothic folklore met modern dentistry, with the whole world watching. This was the World Cup and the Bite of Brazil — a mouthwatering, open-jawed, succulent chomp on an unsuspecting victim that would have done proud…

  • Fresno State pushed around in in Hawaii Bowl

    HONOLULU (AP) — Despite starting its season with three straight losses, Fresno State made it to a bowl game for the 14th time in the last 16 seasons. Winning is another matter. The Bulldogs lost…

  • Jackson leads Rice to Hawaii Bowl win

    HONOLULU (AP) — Driphus Jackson played his best game of the year by passing for 318 yards and three touchdowns, and Rice completed a remarkable turnaround with a 30-6 victory over Fresno State on Wednesday…

  • Arkansas’ Williams to return for senior season

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jonathan Williams wasn’t quite ready to end his time at Arkansas. The standout running back said Wednesday that he’s returning for his senior season. He leads Arkansas (6-6) with 1,085 yards…

  • 10 Things to See in Sports: AP’s top sports photos

    Here’s a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports. Images this week include a horse and rider breaking through a wall at an equestrian event…

  • Seton Hall guard Whitehead has stress fracture

    SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Highly touted Seton Hall freshman Isaiah Whitehead is going to be sidelined with a stress fracture in his right foot. The Big East Conference school announced the injury Wednesday, saying…

  • Central Michigan falls to Western Kentucky, 49-48

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — For Central Michigan, there was a comeback, a record, a miracle and a gamble. They’re now all part of Chippewa lore. They just weren’t enough for a bowl win. Storming back…

  • Western Kentucky tops Central Michigan 49-48

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Western Kentucky knows its defensive blunders on what became the final touchdown of the Bahamas Bowl will stay on highlight reels for a long, long time. That’s fine with the Hilltoppers…

  • Bowl Capsules

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Central Michigan’s miracle comeback fell just short Cooper Rush’s record-setting day in the inaugural Bahamas Bowl. Down by 35 points with 12 minutes remaining, Central Michigan (7-6) scored the final five…

  • Heart of Dallas Bowl

    FAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Louisiana Tech 4 6 (57½) Illinois Quick Lane Bowl At Detroit North Carolina 3 3 (67) Rutgers St. Petersburg (Fla.) Bowl UCF 3 2 (49) NC State Saturday Military Bowl…

  • AP Source: Pitt to name Narduzzi as head coach

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pat Narduzzi spent eight years transforming Michigan State’s defense into one of the most intimidating in the country. Pittsburgh is hoping he can do the same with the Panthers as they try…