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  • Florida State holds off pesky Stetson 63-59

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State needed some scoring punch down the stretch. Montay Brandon was happy to fill that need. Brandon scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half as Florida State…

  • Charity, school offer aid to NYPD officer’s sons

    NEW YORK (AP) — The children of slain New York City police officer Rafael Ramos (rah-fy-EHL’ RAH’-mohs) are getting college aid from a charity founded by the late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. Silver…

  • Chryst among 46 applicants for Wisconsin job

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Newly hired Wisconsin football coach Paul Chryst had more competition for the job than thought. Not that most of the 45 other applicants who sought to succeed Gary Andersen ever had…

  • Spieth, Brown beat Central Connecticut State 67-55

    NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Steven Spieth scored 19 points with a season-high 10 rebounds and Brown won its third straight, 67-55 over Central Connecticut State on Monday. Spieth made back-to-back 3-pointers and Rafael Maia…

  • Kentucky unanimous No. 1, Big 12 has 7 ranked

    There is no doubt so far about Kentucky’s standing as the unanimous No. 1 team in the AP Top 25 poll. The Wildcats (12-0) got every first-place vote for the third week in a row…

  • Hernandez trial in January to take 6 to 10 weeks

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is expected to take six to 10 weeks, prosecutors said Monday. Hernandez was in Bristol County Superior Court for…

  • USA Today Top 25 Poll

    The top 25 teams in the USA Today men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 21, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a…

  • Florida State’s Fisher relieved after Winston ruling

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says there’s a sense of relief after quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared of any student code of conduct violations. A two-day hearing was held this month…

  • Alabama’s Sims proves critics wrong with big season

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Blake Sims has spent this season proving critics wrong. That includes a 10-year-old boy who asked the top-ranked Crimson Tide’s coach Nick Saban after the spring: “Do we have…

  • Skiers have reservations over airbag safety system

    VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — Some skiers are concerned they will turn into the puffy “Michelin Man” when they are not supposed to. Others are afraid they will lose precious hundredths of a second due…

  • 2014 provides plenty of eye candy for sports fans

    Some of them won the game, some of them saved the game and others made for some very impressive eye candy. Odell Beckham Jr., James Rodriguez, Richard Sherman and Aaron Harrison were among those who…

  • Adam Scott picks Mike Kerr to be new caddie

    GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Former Masters champion Adam Scott has picked Mike Kerr to be his next caddie. Kerr worked the Australian Open and Australian PGA Championship for Scott, and then was offered the…

  • Lawyer: Video shows Chad Kelly not aggressor

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Mississippi football signee Chad Kelly’s lawyer said he has video showing his client was not the aggressor in a fight at a downtown Buffalo nightclub last weekend. “It’s obvious Chad was…

  • The Top Twenty Five

    The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 21, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a…

  • Penn State receiver blocks out distractions

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton has the tendencies of an offensive lineman — he’s all about protecting his quarterback. The Penn State redshirt freshman, who finished among the Big Ten’s top…