NFL SCOREBOARD

Dallas 22 Atlanta 19

Baltimore 24 Cincinnati 21

Detroit 20 Carolina 19

Indianapolis 38 Tennessee 10

Pittsburgh 20 Jacksonville 16

Ny Giants 38 Tampa Bay 35

Houston 23 Washington 21

Oakland 23 Arizona 21

Denver 23 LA Chargers 22

New Orleans 48 Philadelphia 7

Chicago 25 Minnesota 20

 

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD

#10 Kentucky 92 VMI 82

#11 Michigan State 101 Tennessee Tech 33

#12 Kansas State 64 Penn 48

#16 Virginia Tech 89 #23 Purdue 83

#18 Michigan 66 Providence 47

Arkansas 73 Indiana 72

Wake Forest 69 Valparaiso 63

Ball State 94 Appalachian State 86 OT

Evansville 85 Texas Southern 63

Ohio State 89 South Carolina State 61

Pepperdine 86 Miami Ohio 80

Northern Kentucky 89 Coastal Carolina 83

Minnesota 69 Texas A&M 64

 

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD

#3 Oregon 102 Buffalo 82

#6 Mississippi State 110 Coppin State 83

Ohio State at #7 Stanford postponed

#9 Maryland 85 #10 South Carolina 61

#12 Tennessee 96 Florida A&M 31

Georgia Tech 63 #14 Georgia 53

#17 North Carolina State 75 Radford 58

#18 Syracuse 70 Bucknell 56

#21 S. Florida 87 Oklahoma 70

#22 Arizona State 88 Arkansas 85

#23 California 81 Pacific 69

Iowa State 75 #24 Miami Florida 52

Akron 77 Northern Kentucky 60

Michigan State 84 Wright State 68

Ohio 100 Eastern Kentucky 60

Kent State 75 Oakland 65

Northwestern 83 Florida 74 OT

Illinois 76 Columbia 69

Indiana 75 N. Florida 52

Kentucky 71 High Point 49

Penn State 79 Princeton 71 OT

Purdue 78 Fort Wayne 44

Toledo 65 Duquesne 52

Ole Miss 69 Western Michigan 66

Cincinnati 51 St. Louis 50

 

NBA SCOREBOARD

Memphis 100 Minnesota 87

LA Lakers 113 Miami 97

Orlando 131 New York 117

Portland 119 Washington 109

San Antonio 104 Golden State 92

 

NHL SCOREBOARD

Dallas 6 NY Islanders 2

Carolina 2 New Jersey 1

Chicago 3 Minnesota 1

Colorado 4 Anaheim 3

Vegas 6 Edmonton 3

 

MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER – NCAA SECOND ROUND

Indiana 4 Connecticut 0

Maryland 2 North Carolina State 0

Georgetown 1 West Virginia 0

Virginia 2 Furman 0

Akron 3 Syracuse 1

Virginia Tech 1 Charlotte 0

Kentucky 4 Portland 0

St. Mary’s CA 1 Oregon State 0

Michigan State 2 Louisville 1 OT

Air Force 2 Denver 1

Notre Dame 0 Michigan 0 (Notre Dame wins penalty kicks)

Wake Forest 2 Colgate 0

James Madison 2 North Carolina 1

Duke 1 Pacific 0

Stanford 2 UC Irvine 0

Lipscomb 1 Central Florida 0 OT

 

WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER – NCAA THIRD ROUND

Georgetown 4 Duke 1

USC 1 Florida State 1 (Florida State wins penalty kicks)

Penn State 1 Wake Forest 0

North Carolina 3 Virginia Tech 0

Stanford 1 Wisconsin 0

Tennessee 3 Texas A&M 0

UCLA 5 North Carolina State 0

Baylor 2 Virginia 1

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL SCOREBOARD

Cincinnati 3 Memphis 0

Eastern Michigan 3 Miami Ohio 2

Dayton 3 VCU 2

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Notre Dame
  4. Michigan
  5. Georgia
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Washington State
  8. LSU
  9. Central Florida
  10. Ohio State
  11. Texas
  12. West Virginia
  13. Florida
  14. Utah State
  15. Penn State
  16. Washington
  17. Kentucky
  18. Utah
  19. Syracuse
  20. Northwestern
  21. Boise State
  22. Mississippi State
  23. Army
  24. Pittsburgh
  25. Iowa State

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL COACHES POLL

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Notre Dame
  4. Michigan
  5. Georgia
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Washington State
  8. LSU
  9. Central Florida
  10. Ohio State
  11. Texas
  12. West Virginia
  13. Florida
  14. Penn State
  15. Utah State
  16. Washington
  17. Utah
  18. Kentucky
  19. Syracuse
  20. Mississippi State
  21. Northwestern
  22. Boise State
  23. Fresno State
  24. Army
  25. Pittsburgh

 

INDIANA STATE FOOTBALL FINALS THIS WEEKEND

Friday, Nov. 23, 2018

Class 2A State Championship | 12 pm ET
Eastbrook (13-1) vs. Western Boone (14-0)

 

Class 4A State Championship | 3:30 pm ET
Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger (13-1) vs. Evansville Central (13-1)

 

Class 6A State Championship | 7:05 pm ET
Carmel (11-2) vs. Warren Central (13-0)

 

Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018

Class A State Championship | 12 pm ET
Pioneer (14-0) vs. North Vermillion (13-1)

 

Class 3A State Championship | 3:30 pm ET
West Lafayette (14-0) vs. Evansville Memorial (14-0)

 

Class 5A State Championship | 7:05 pm ET
New Palestine (13-0) vs. Decatur Central (12-1)

 

 

TOP HEADLINES

Luck keeps record perfect against Titans with 38-10 victory

Andrew Luck threw three touchdown passes and Marlon Mack and Jordan Wilkins both ran for scores to help the Indianapolis Colts rout Tennessee 38-10 on Sunday.

Indy (5-5) has won four straight for the first time since November 2014. Luck remained unbeaten in 10 starts against the Titans.

Tennessee (5-5) lost quarterback Marcus Mariota in the final minute of the first half after he reinjured his right elbow. Titans defensive coordinator Dean Pees also was taken to a nearby hospital for observation after medical workers were called to the coaches’ box during the first quarter.

The 69-year-old Pees retired briefly after last season.

Luck’s mastery over Tennessee did not change. He shredded the league’s best scoring defense by going 23 of 29 with 297 yards with two TD passes to T.Y. Hilton. Luck has thrown at least one TD pass in a league-high 33 consecutive games and three or more in seven straight.

It was never close.

Mack started the early scoring spree with a 1-yard TD run. Adam Vinatieri made it 10-0 with a 22-yard field goal after Luck couldn’t haul in a short TD pass from tight end Eric Ebron.

Luck then hooked up with Hilton on a 68-yard touchdown pass midway through the second quarter and Wilkins’ 18-yard run late in the first half made it 24-0.

All the Titans could muster was a 42-yard field on the final play of the half – after Mariota left and only after the Colts drew an unnecessary roughness penalty.

Indy extended the lead by winning a replay challenge for Hilton’s 14-yard scoring catch and Luck departed after throwing a 7-yard TD pass to Dontrelle Inman in the fourth.

 

Jackson carries 27 times, lifts Ravens past Bengals 24-21

Rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson juked and sprinted for 117 yards in his first NFL start, Gus Edwards ran for 115 and the Baltimore Ravens ground out a 24-21 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday to end a three-game losing streak.

Flashing the moves that enabled him to win the 2016 Heisman Trophy at Louisville, Jackson zipped in and out of the pocket for 27 carries. Though the Ravens (5-5) relied heavily on the run, Jackson also completed 13 of 19 passes for 150 yards with an interception.

“We came out with a win, so it was pretty good, I guess,” Jackson said. “I had butterflies before the first tackle, but after the first tackle it was game on.”

Ravens starting quarterback Joe Flacco did not practice all week and was inactive with a right hip injury. That created an opening for Jackson, the 32nd overall pick in the NFL draft.

“I thought he played spectacular,” coach John Harbaugh said. “I thought he played winning football.”

Before Sunday, the former Louisville star occasionally took snaps in running situations and replaced Flacco in the fourth quarter of two blowouts. Having to carry the load by himself, Jackson responded with a solid performance in a game the Ravens had to win.

“We weren’t able to get him stopped enough,” said Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, who took the reins of the defense after firing coordinator Teryl Austin on Monday.

Down 21-13 in the second half, Baltimore rallied to hand the sinking Bengals (5-5) their fourth loss in five games.

Edwards, an undrafted rookie free agent, scored on an 11-yard run and barreled in for the conversion late in the third quarter. Jackson then directed a 55-yard drive that ended with a field goal by Justin Tucker with 8:12 remaining.

“My teammates had my backs, and I had theirs,” Jackson said.

Cincinnati’s Randy Bullock missed a potential tying 52-yard field goal with 3:59 left, and Andy Dalton’s fourth-down pass from the Baltimore 37 with 1:42 to go was knocked away by Marlon Humphrey.

This was a tough defeat for the Bengals, who were soaring at 4-1 in October but now stand at .500 for the first time.

 

Texans beat Redskins 23-21 to extend winning streak to 7

Justin Reid intercepted the ball in the end zone and saw nothing but green grass in front of him.

“I saw the daylight and I have to hit it,” Reid said. “I wasn’t going to let anyone stop me.”

No one’s stopping the Houston Texans right now.

Reid’s 101-yard interception return touchdown was the big play Houston needed to overcome a mistake-prone Deshaun Watson and beat the Washington Redskins 23-21 on Sunday, tying the franchise record with their seventh consecutive victory.

From a gruesome , season-ending injury to Redskins quarterback Alex Smith to three turnovers, it wasn’t pretty, but the Texans (7-3) became the first team since the 1925 New York Giants to win seven in a row after starting 0-3.

“With this team, you never know where the play’s going to come from,” defensive end J.J. Watt said. “You never know who’s going to make it – offense, defense, special teams – but you’ve got to find a way. For the seventh time, we found a way.”

While Watson was 16 of 24 for 208 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions, Smith broke his right tibia and fibula on a sack by Kareem Jackson midway through the third quarter and will require surgery. Smith’s right leg turned the wrong way in eerily similar fashion to Joe Theismann’s broken leg on a Lawrence Taylor sack exactly 33 years ago to the day.

“I know it was very painful for him and heartbreaking for a lot of people,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. “He’s a great guy and hard worker and one of the key leaders on this football team. These things happen in pro football, unfortunately. Just hate to see them happen with a guy like Alex.”

Colt McCoy replaced Smith and threw for a touchdown pass and led a long scoring drive for Washington (6-4), which likely will have to rely on the journeyman quarterback the rest of the way. When a McCoy-led drive finished with an Adrian Peterson touchdown to put the Redskins up 21-20 early in the fourth quarter, it was the first lead change in a game involving the Redskins all season.

“You pray for opportunities to get to play,” said McCoy, who was 6 of 12 for 54 yards. “You don’t like to see it how it happened today.”

Houston went ahead for good on a 54-yard field goal by Ka’imi Fairbairn, who missed a 44-yarder earlier. The winning streak stayed alive when Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins missed a 63-yard field-goal attempt with 3 seconds left.

“We just have belief,” Watson said. “Everyone keeps fighting. No one is doubting each other. Regardless, we try to play complementary football, but when the offense needs the defense to help us out, they do that and vice-versa.”

 

Maher boots FG on final play, Cowboys beat Falcons 22-19

Brett Maher shook off a missed extra point and kicked a 42-yard field goal on the final play, giving Dallas a 22-19 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday after the Cowboys squandered a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter.

Ezekiel Elliott had a huge day for the Cowboys in what was a defensive slugfest until a wild fourth quarter, with the teams combining for 26 points over the last 15 minutes. He had 122 yards rushing on 23 carries, including a 23-yard touchdown, and led the team with seven catches for 79 yards.

 

Matt Ryan threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Julio Jones for Atlanta’s only touchdown with 1:52 remaining to tie the game. But Dallas drove 51 yards in 10 plays, setting up Maher’s winning kick as time expired.

The Cowboys (5-5) have won two straight on the road and trail Washington by only one game in the NFC East after the division leaders lost at home to Houston, 23-21. Atlanta (4-6) dropped its second in a row and now faces long odds to reach the postseason – especially playing in the NFC South, where the Falcons trail New Orleans and Carolina.

After a field goal battle between Maher and Atlanta’s Matt Bryant left the Falcons with a 9-6 lead heading to the final period, Dak Prescott and Elliott scored on a pair of runs to push the Cowboys to a 19-9 lead.

Grinding for every yard, Dallas needed 14 plays to cover 75 yards for the game’s first TD, Prescott’s 4-yard run after faking a handoff to Elliott . Prescott had a couple of 17-yard passes – one to Amari Cooper, another to Cole Beasley – but no other play on the possession went for more than 5 yards.

 

Roethlisberger leads Steelers to comeback win over Jags

Ben Roethlisberger was far from perfect until the fourth quarter, and that was all that mattered for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

One week after Roethlisberger had a perfect quarterback rating, he overcame three interceptions and a 16-0 deficit by leading two late scoring drives. He lunged in from the 1 for the winning score with 5 seconds left for a 20-16 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

The Steelers (7-2-1) won their sixth straight and likely ended any playoff hopes for the Jaguars, who eliminated Pittsburgh in the divisional round last year.

The Jaguars (3-7) dropped their sixth in a row in a game they controlled until the final five minutes.

Leonard Fournette ran for 95 yards and caught two passes for 46 yards that led to the Jaguars’ only touchdown when he launched himself from the 4 and scored for a 16-0 lead with 2:09 left in the third quarter.

Roethlisberger, who now has 10 turnovers in his last three games against Jacksonville, took over from there.

He got safety Tashaun Gipson Sr. to bite on a pump fake and found Antonio Brown open deep in the middle of the field for a 78-yard touchdown.

Still trailing by 10 points with just under six minutes remaining, Roethlisberger found tight end Vance McDonald in the back of the end zone to cut the lead to 16-13 with 2:28 remaining.

 

Panthers go for 2 and fail late and lose 20-19 to Lions

Cam Newton threw an incomplete pass on a 2-point conversion with 1:07 left, letting the Detroit Lions hold on for a 20-19 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

Newton had time and receiver Jarius Wright open in the end zone, but the star quarterback sailed the pass high. Carolina coach Ron Rivera went for the win after Newton threw his third touchdown pass to DJ Moore, perhaps because usually reliable kicker Graham Gano missed an extra point and a field goal earlier in the game.

“I think you go for 2 on the road,” Rivera said.

Detroit coach Matt Patricia insisted he wasn’t surprised by Rivera’s decision.

“They had good momentum going into that situation,” Patricia said.

The Lions (4-6) recovered an onside kick to seal the victory and end a season-high three-game losing streak. They were in a position to win after Matthew Stafford threw a go-ahead, 19-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Golladay with 5:19 left. Stafford rolled to his right and threw toward the end zone, connecting with Golladay, who leaped just inside the 5 and landed in the end zone with a score that stood after review.

The Panthers (6-4) have lost two straight for the first time this season.

Newton was 25 of 37 for 357 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. Moore had seven receptions for 157 yards and a score.

Stafford was 23 of 37 for 220 yards with a touchdown. Golladay had eight catches for 113 yards and a touchdown.

 

Brees, Saints singe sinking Eagles, 48-7

Drew Brees passed for 363 yards and four touchdowns, and the Saints won their ninth straight with a 48-7 demolition of Philadelphia on Sunday that marked the Eagles’ worst loss by far since they won last season’s Super Bowl.

Brees completed 22 of 30 passes and did not turn the ball over, giving him 25 TD passes and only one interception this season. Brees’ fourth touchdown seemed to encapsulate New Orleans’ audacious approach to the game. He hit running back Alvin Kamara in stride down the right sideline for a 37 yards on a fourth-and-7 play that gave the Saints (9-1) a 45-7 lead early in the fourth quarter.

Brees has 23 career games with at least four touchdown passes and zero interceptions, including two this season, surpassing Tom Brady for the most in NFL history.

Brees’ other touchdown passes went for 3 yards to Austin Carr, 15 yards to rookie Tre’Quan Smith and 23 yards to Michael Thomas. Smith finished with 10 catches for 157 yards, while Thomas’ four catches for 92 yards made him the first receiver in Saints history to surpass 1,000 yards receiving in each of his first three seasons.

Mark Ingram rushed 16 times for 103 yards, including touchdowns of 14 yards and 1 yard. Kamara added 71 yards to help New Orleans finish with 546 total yards and score at least 40 for the sixth time this season.

And New Orleans’ defense produced a second straight dominant showing after largely stifling Cincinnati in a 51-14 victory the previous week.

Carson Wentz was intercepted three times – once by Marshon Lattimore and twice by Chris Banjo – and finished with 156 yards on 19-of-33 passing.

 

Bears beat Vikings 25-20, tighten grip on NFC North

No doubt about it now, the Bears really are serious about winning the NFC North.

Khalil Mack had a sack and fumble recovery, Eddie Jackson returned an interception for a touchdown and Chicago tightened its grip on the division with a 25-20 victory over the second-place Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night.

Mack and Jackson led a dominant effort by the defense. And Chicago (7-3) took a big step toward its first division championship since 2010.

The Bears won their fourth in a row, their longest streak since a six-game run in 2012. Chicago finished 10-6 that year, missed the playoffs and fired coach Lovie Smith after that season.

“We’re excited,” quarterback Mitchell Trubisky said. “We’ve just got to keep it rolling. We’ve got to continue to stay hungry, stay humble and just continue to believe in one-another. … Stay hungry, stay humble, come ready to work.”

The Monsters of the Midway simply dominated Minnesota on Sunday, taking out the defending division champions after beating three struggling teams – the New York Jets, Buffalo Bills and Detroit Lions.

The Bears also have victories the past two weeks over NFC North opponents after dropping 10 in a row against division foes.

“This isn’t about proving, I don’t think for us, as much as it is about our guys just learning that they can trust one-another,” coach Matt Nagy said. “When you stick together through the highs and the lows and you work as hard as our guys do together and you listen to the coaches and the coaches listen to the players – there’s a collaboration – you then get a chance to be in a situation like this tonight, to play in front of the whole world.”

Chicago suffocated the Vikings (5-4-1), with big advantages in total yards (308-268) and time of possession (34:29-25:31) even though quarterback Mitchell Trubisky had his difficulties.

 

AP Top 25: No. 23 Army ranked for 1st time since 1996

Army is ranked for the first time since 1996, moving into The Associated Press college football poll at No. 23 on Sunday as it begins preparations to face rival Navy on Dec. 8.

The Black Knights (9-2) have been edging toward the Top 25 in recent weeks, and they finally broke through. The rankings were mostly unchanged after a weekend with few big games or surprising results.

Led by unanimous No. 1 Alabama, the top six stayed the same as last week. Clemson was No. 2, followed by Notre Dame, Michigan, Georgia and Oklahoma.

Washington State moved up a spot to No. 7 and UCF jumped three spots to No. 8, season highs for both schools. LSU tied Central Florida at No. 8 and Ohio State was 10th.

Also debuting in the Top 25 this season was Pittsburgh at No. 24.

Army being ranked has been a rarity since the early 1960s. From 1963-2017, there have been only two seasons in which the Black Knights appeared in the AP Top 25. In 1985, Army was No. 19 for one week on its way to a 9-3 season. In 1996, Army went 10-2 and was ranked in four of the final five polls of the season. The Cadets finished 25th that season.

Army managed just one winning record from 1997-2015. But under coach Jeff Monken, who took over in 2014, Army has had three straight winning seasons. The Black Knights head into the Navy game looking for a third straight victory against the Midshipmen and a second consecutive 10-win season.

The Cadets are on a seven-game winning streak since losing in overtime at Oklahoma on Sept. 22.

POLL POINTS

Army and Pitt became the 52nd and 53rd teams to be ranked this season, setting a record for the most ranked teams since the poll expanded to 25 in 1989. The previous high was 51 teams ranked in 2008.

The Panthers, who were 3-4 and 0-3 vs. ranked teams on Oct. 7, are ranked for the first time since Dec. 4, 2016. They have won four straight to capture the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division and earn a trip to the league championship game for the first time.

DOWN

No. 19 Syracuse and No. 25 Iowa State dropped seven spots after lopsided losses to other ranked teams on Saturday. No. 12 West Virginia fell five spots out of the top 10 after losing at Oklahoma State .

OUT

– Cincinnati dropped out of the ranking after being soundly beaten by UCF.

– Boston College fell out of the Top 25 after losing at Florida State.

CONFERENCE CALL

SEC – 6 teams (1, 5, 8t, 13, 17, 22).

Big Ten – 4 (4, 10, 15, 20).

Big 12 – 4 (6, 11, 12, 25).

ACC – 3 (2, 19, 24).

Pac-12 – 3 (7, 16, 18).

Independent – 2 (3, 23).

Mountain West – 2 (14, 21).

American – 1 (8t).

RANKED vs. RANKED

No. 6 Oklahoma at No. 12 West Virginia, Friday. The winner makes the Big 12 championship game. Maybe the loser, too.

No. 16 Washington at No. 7 Washington State, Friday. Apple Cup winner wins the Pac-12 North.

No. 4 Michigan at No. 10 Ohio State. The Big Ten East goes to the winner.

No. 14 Utah State at No. 21 Boise State. The winner captures the Mountain West’s Mountain Division.

 

Hat is back: Miles signs 5-year contract to coach Kansas

Les Miles is headed back to the Big 12 and another massive rebuilding job, this time taking on the downtrodden program at Kansas in a splashy hire aimed at energizing a weary fan base.

The deal was finalized shortly before Miles arrived at the airport in nearby Topeka on Sunday. Miles signed a five-year contract that will pay him $2,775,000 annually with retention bonuses of $775,000 due in November 2020 and $500,000 in November 2022.

“Since the beginning of our search, we focused on identifying and recruiting an experienced head coach with a track record of success on and off the field,” Kansas athletic director Jeff Long said in a statement. “Les Miles is exactly what we need right now.”

Miles was considered the front-runner for the Jayhawks’ job from the moment David Beaty was told he would not be retained two weeks ago. The 65-year-old Miles has a close relationship with Long dating to their days together at Michigan, and Miles had told those around him he wanted back in coaching.

Miles and Long had been in frequent contact over the past two weeks, and it became clear a deal was close when LSU announced Thursday it had agreed to a buyout with its former coach. Miles agreed to a lump sum of $1.5 million of the remaining $6.5 million he was owed under terms of his buyout.

The school has planned an introductory news conference for later Sunday.

“I am humbled by the opportunity to lead the KU football program and I am grateful for Chancellor (Doug) Girod and Jeff Long for the opportunity,” Miles said. “We will bring Jayhawk Football back and we will do it with outstanding coaches, tremendous student-athletes of character and ability and un unrelenting drive for excellence. My family and I cannot wait to be part of the KU family.”

The quirky Miles has been out of coaching since 2016, when he was fired by LSU after a 2-2 start. His support among Tiger fans had waned considerably in a span of just a few years, even though Miles won at least 10 games in seven of his 11 full seasons, twice reached the national title game and beat Ohio State for the 2007 championship. He went 114-34 at LSU.

 

Colorado fires coach Mike MacIntyre after 6 straight losses

Two years after he was named AP coach of the year, Mike MacIntyre’s run at Colorado ended Sunday when he was fired amid a six-game skid in his sixth season.

“It was a difficult decision because Mike is a knowledgeable coach and he has really elevated this football team since 2013,” athletic director Rick George said after asking quarterbacks coach Kurt Roper to serve as interim head coach for Colorado’s final game next weekend.

George lauded MacIntyre’s dogged focus on character, classroom and community service but said, ultimately, his program just wasn’t successful enough on the scoreboard.

“What this came down to was that I wanted to see more consistency with winning seasons,” George said. “Mike had an amazing 2016 season. We really hoped that that kind of achievement would be continuous, but unfortunately that didn’t happen.”

MacIntyre was voted AP college football coach of the year after leading the Buffaloes to a Pac-12 South title and 10 victories in 2016. That was his only winning season at Colorado, going 20-40 overall and 6-38 in the Pac-12 in the other five.

MacIntyre is due about $10 million from the five-year extension he signed after that 2016 season.

As his extension was being finalized, MacIntyre fell under scrutiny over his improper handling of domestic abuse accusations against former secondary coach Joe Tumpkin by a former girlfriend. Tumpkin called the defensive plays during the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29, 2016, and resigned a month later. MacIntyre’s contract extension was held up for a few months by the Board of Regents.

After an outside investigation, MacIntyre, George and Chancellor Phil DiStefano were reprimanded, with DiStefano serving a 10-day suspension and MacIntyre and George ordered to make $100,000 donations to domestic violence causes.

 

Indiana loses at Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The ball hung on the rim.

Somehow it didn’t fall.

So Indiana did, 73-72, Sunday afternoon at Arkansas.

The Hoosiers rallied from a 10-point deficit in the second half to gain the lead a couple of times and had a chance to win at the very end.

IU freshman guard Rob Phinisee drove the lane in the final seconds, with the game tied 72-72, but his layup under duress rolled out. Junior center De’Ron Davis was there for the tip but the ball stayed tantalizingly atop the rim and didn’t drop.

During the ensuring rebound battle, Arkansas sophomore Mason Jones sailed in, slammed into Davis and ripped the ball away, taking Davis’ arm and hand with him, and Davis was called for a reach-in foul at 0:02.5.

Jones hit the deciding free throw and missed the second try on purpose, relegating IU to a forlorn full-court heave by Juwan Morgan as the final horn sounded.

And so Arkansas won its 41st straight home game under Coach Mike Anderson after having led at half, and went to 127-7 against non-conference competition under Anderson at Bud Walton Arena.

Arkansas 6-foot-11 sophomore Daniel Gafford was superb on both ends – finishing with game-high totals of 27 points (with 12-for-15 shooting from the field) and 12 rebounds, along with three shot-blocks and two steals.

The Razorbacks came up with eight steals to help fuel IU turnover woes.

“Just coming down here, first game on the road, playing against Arkansas at their place is very difficult,” Hoosier head coach Archie Miller said on the radio post-game. “Their pressure is up for 40 minutes. They get you playing at a speed where you make some uncharacteristic mistakes.

“Just circle the 18 (IU) turnovers. It doesn’t matter where you go, you’re going to have a hard time winning the game – 18 times we didn’t get a shot. Defensively, we had a hard time with Gafford most of the game, and foul trouble played a real big part in this game.”

Indeed, the Hoosiers played the final 17:25 of the first half without stalwart senior frontliner Juwan Morgan, who picked up two quick fouls. And Phinisee picked up his second and sat with 10:34 left before intermission.

And Indiana was already short-handed with Zach McRoberts, Devonte Green, Jerome Hunter and Race Thompson all still sidelined by injuries.

“We are who we are, in terms of our rotation right now, but we didn’t get enough of J-Mo (Morgan) in the first half to really help us,” Miller said. “You could see, in the second half, he was really aggressive with what he was trying to do. We had some guys do some good things, as well.”

Indiana managed a 14-9 start, but Arkansas took a 15-14 lead with two Jones free throws at the 10:34 mark, and the Hoosiers – looking a bit lost in the halfcourt without Morgan – had a stretch where they missed eight of nine shots.

But IU frosh Romeo Langford then helped make sure his team stayed close. He scored eight points in a 3:25 span, capped by two free throws forging a 29-29 tie.

It was deadlocked at 35-35 before Gabe Osabuohien hit a 3 to send the Hogs into halftime up 3. Langford had 11 of his team-high 22 points by then, and Gafford had 10 to lead Arkansas.

Phinisee picked up his third foul with 18:16 to play and the Hoosiers hit another cold spell to start the second half, going scoreless for the first 3:20 before Morgan hit 1 of 2 free throws. By that time, Arkansas had already surged to a 45-36 lead.

It was 51-41, Hogs, with 14:16 to play when Indiana began working its way back into contention.

Morgan arose from the right win for a 3, starting a stretch where he scored half of IU’s next 22 points, with the rest supplied by Davis and Langford.

“Yeah, he just said, ‘the heck with it,’ because he hadn’t gotten any rhythm (earlier),” Miller said of Morgan. “He started to be a force on the glass. And once we started actually running some offense, able to get it inside a little bit, we played better.

“I thought De’Ron did a nice job, too, when he was in there. Those two guys gave us a chance.”

Morgan’s second 3 of the sequence tied the game 63-63 with 5:40 left, then consecutive 3s by Landford created a 69-69 tie at the 3:17 mark.

But all the while, Gafford seemed unstoppable at the other end. He scored 14 straight Arkansas points during that span before Jones scored off a steal at the 3:33 mark.

There were still too many wasted possessions for the Hoosiers at crunch time.

“We just couldn’t execute (consistently),” Miller said. “They took us out of our offense. They blew up set plays. We probably had five or six turnovers we didn’t need to commit – whether it was with numbers in transition or inbounding against the press.

“You take young kids and put them in this environment, and this is something they’re going to remember. And this is how you improve as a team. You learn you have to get better fast, because this is the real competition level.”

But down 72-69, Phinisee didn’t balk. After a nice extra pass from Al Durham, Phinisee hit a 3 from the right wing for a 72-72 tie at 0:46.

Jones missed a baseline jumper at the other end and Razorback point guard Jalen Harris couldn’t stay inbounds on the rebound. And so the Hoosiers had the ball and a chance to win.

“Give (our guys) some credit,” Miller said. “They hung in there. I thought we had a great opportunity to win the game, especially in that last possession with the tap, and we’ll have to look at the film on the call.”

Langford posted a double-double in his first college road game, adding 10 boards to his 22 points. Morgan finished with 15 points, all after halftime, with Durham adding 11 and Davis 10.

Joe (13 points) and Jones (11) joined Gafford in double-figure for Arkansas (2-1).

Indiana (3-1) outshot Arkansas from the field (.466-.438), including the 3-point line (.400 to .261), and the foul line (.667-.579). And the Hoosiers won the rebounding battle, 40-32. But the Razorbacks had 20 assists to IU’s 13 and made six fewer turnovers.

“It’s a learning experience, something we had to take home with us,” Miller said. “As a group, as a unit, you have to go through some of these things to figure out how to play through adversity. And I thought we played through a lot of adversity today.

“Whether it was foul trouble, whether it was turnovers, our guys continued to battle, to fight, gave us a chance with the last possession to win the game. Unfortunately, it didn’t go our way.”

 

No. 16 Virginia Tech tops No. 23 Purdue to win in Charleston

Justin Robinson saw his Virginia Tech teammate Ahmed Hill coming off the floor after a disappointing first half. “We’re going to need you to win,” Robinson told him.

Hill certainly listened and was instrumental in the 16th-ranked Hokies’ first in-season tournament title in coach Buzz Williams’ five seasons with an 89-83 victory over No. 23 Purdue at the Charleston Classic on Sunday night. Hill scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half and had the three-point play that put the Hokies (4-0) ahead for good at 80-77 with 3:50 remaining. Hill followed with a 3-pointer to extend the margin. The Boilermakers (4-1) could not respond.

Nickeil Alexander-Walker had 25 points to lead Virginia Tech. He was named tournament MVP. Robinson also had 23 points as the Hokies came from 50-38 down in the second half to win. The Hokies jumped around in celebration when the horn sounded, giddy about the championship.

“It’s an experience that money can’t buy,” Alexander-Walker said. Purdue’s dynamic guard Carsen Edwards finished with 26 points, the fifth time this season he’s had 23 or more points in a game. The 6-foot-1 junior rose high for a left-armed jam and tied things a final time at 77 with his layup after stealing the ball from Robinson. But he said there were too many late breakdowns that cost the Boilermakers.

“The good thing is that it’s early and we can work on this before we get into (Big Ten) conference play,” It didn’t look like Purdue would have much to work on early on. Edwards jumper late in the first half put his team ahead 41-29 while the Hokies struggled to find shots. But, as Virginia Tech did in earlier Charleston wins over Ball State and Northeastern, the team roared back. The Hokies held Purdue to 1-of-8 shooting in a six-minute stretch as they went from 12 points behind to 58-56 ahead on Alexander-Walker’s 3-pointer.

 

Joey Logano spoils Big Three party to win NASCAR title

Joey Logano raced into NASCAR anointed as its next star. He was 18, dubbed “Sliced Bread” because of all the hype, and in way over his head.

It made Logano an easy target on and off the track and threatened his career. Logano was out of a job five years after he arrived but given a second chance by Roger Penske, the titans of motorsports.

Now he’s part of Penske’s storied history as NASCAR’s newest champion.

The underdog on paper but the favorite in his mind, Logano busted up The Big Three and won an improbable first NASCAR title by soundly beating a trio of former champions. Logano won the season finale Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway to grab the Cup title in a season in which he barely contended until the playoffs began.

The year was dominated by Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and reigning series champion Martin Truex Jr., with Logano calling the championship field “The Big Three and Me.”

But Logano kicked it into another gear during the playoffs with two victories and eight top-10 finishes in the postseason. He led a race-high 80 laps but the title was slipping away in the waning laps until Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski spun Busch teammate Daniel Suarez for a race-changing caution.

He was fourth on the restart with 15 laps remaining but powered his way alongside leader Truex, used a strong move in the outside lane three laps later to take over the top spot, and Logano pulled away to win for Penske.

“We were the favorite. We executed down the stretch like nobody’s business,” Logano said. “I knew we had a short-run car. I said it before the race started that if it was anything longer than 25 laps we were going to be in trouble. That showed all day. But it came down to the short run and we are champions. NASCAR champions.”

Logano won the title in his 10th season at NASCAR’s top level, six years after Penske rescued him from the unemployment line.

 

Charles Howell III wins RSM Classic in playoff

Charles Howell III made a 15-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff with Patrick Rodgers on Sunday in the RSM Classic to end an 11-year victory drought.

Howell dropped to his knees and buried his head in his hands, then tearfully embraced his wife and two children. He earned $1,152,000 and a return trip to his hometown of Augusta, Georgia, in April to play in the Masters for the first time since 2012.

After Rodgers sent a birdie attempt of 21 feet past the cup on the second extra hole, Howell’s putt died in the cup and capped a comeback in which he went bogey-double bogey on his first two holes to lose the lead he had held through the first three rounds.

Howell closed with a 3-under 67, birdieing Nos. 15-17, to match Rodgers at 19-under 263 in the final PGA Tour event of the year. After making the 36-hole cut on the 2-under number, Rodgers shot 61-62 on the weekend.

Howell had a 22-foot birdie attempt on the final hole to win in regulation, but the ball turned away from the cup inches from the edge. Both players had birdie looks on the first playoff hole, with Rodgers missing from 27 feet and Howell from 14 feet off the front fringe.

The 39-year-old Howell won for the first time since the 2007 at Riviera. He also won in 2002 at Kingsmill.

Rodgers’ 17-under 123 weekend was one shot off Troy Matteson’s PGA Tour record for consecutive rounds of 122 set the 2009 Frys.com Championship.

 

TAYLOR SCORES 19 IN LOSS

WRIGHT STATE RELEASE

East Lansing, Mich. – The Wright State women’s basketball team was back on the road on Sunday afternoon after dropping their home opener to Belmont on Thursday night. The Raiders were in East Lansing to take on the Michigan State Spartans, a team they had played only once previously, a 67-61 loss all the way back in 1987.

First Half

The Raiders came out of the gates playing very evenly with the Spartans, draining three 3-point attempts in the first quarter alone. Mackenzie Taylor would help stoke the fire for the Raiders in the first half, scoring 8 points before the half was over. Coming into the game, junior guard Shay Colley was averaging an impressive 10.9 ppg for the Spartans. She proved to be too much for the Raiders offensively throughout the contest, and helped Michigan State to a 12-point halftime advantage.

Second Half

Neither side had a particularly impressive third quarter, as both teams managed just 16 points in the frame, this would prove costly for the Raiders, who were already fighting against the clock with a 12-point defecit to overcome. Mackenzie Taylor continued to shine for the Raiders in the second half, and would go on to set a new career high in points for the second game in a row with 19 after scoring 13 Thursday night against Belmont. The Spartans were able to bottle up talented freshman Angel Baker, who had been named Horizon League Freshman of the Week in her first two collegiate games, limiting her to just three points and six turnovers in her 14 minutes on the floor. Michigan State would outscore the Raiders by four in the fourth quarter, and go on to win by a final score of 84-68.

Up Next

The Raiders (1-3) will head to Nashville, Tennessee next weekend to play three games in as many days against Hofstra, Stetson, and Marist respectively. Friday’s match-up against Hofstra is scheduled for a 2:30 p.m. tip-off.

 

SPORTS EXTRA

NFL STANDINGS:

American Football Conference
East Division
W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
7 3 0 .700 0.0 280 236 5-0-0 2-3-0 5-2-0 2-0-0 1 L
5 5 0 .500 2.0 199 256 4-1-0 1-4-0 4-3-0 2-1-0 1 L
3 7 0 .300 4.0 137 251 1-3-0 2-4-0 2-5-0 1-1-0 1 W
3 7 0 .300 4.0 208 254 2-3-0 1-4-0 2-5-0 0-3-0 4 L
West Division
W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
9 1 0 .900 0.0 353 240 5-0-0 4-1-0 7-1-0 3-0-0 4 W
7 3 0 .700 2.0 262 209 3-2-0 4-1-0 5-2-0 2-2-0 1 L
4 6 0 .400 5.0 228 235 2-3-0 2-3-0 2-5-0 2-2-0 1 W
2 8 0 .200 7.0 170 293 1-4-0 1-4-0 1-5-0 0-3-0 1 W
North Division
W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
7 2 1 .750 0.0 299 225 3-2-0 4-0-1 4-2-1 3-1-1 6 W
5 5 0 .500 2.5 237 181 3-2-0 2-3-0 5-3-0 2-3-0 1 W
5 5 0 .500 2.5 256 312 3-2-0 2-3-0 3-3-0 1-2-0 2 L
3 6 1 .350 4.0 218 263 3-2-1 0-4-0 2-4-1 1-1-1 1 W
South Division
W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
7 3 0 .700 0.0 239 205 3-1-0 4-2-0 5-2-0 2-1-0 7 W
5 5 0 .500 2.0 298 249 3-2-0 2-3-0 4-4-0 2-1-0 4 W
5 5 0 .500 2.0 178 189 3-1-0 2-4-0 3-5-0 2-1-0 1 L
3 7 0 .300 4.0 176 219 2-4-0 1-3-0 2-5-0 0-3-0 6 L
National Football Conference
East Division
W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
6 4 0 .600 0.0 197 198 3-3-0 3-1-0 6-2-0 2-0-0 1 L
5 5 0 .500 1.0 203 190 3-1-0 2-4-0 4-3-0 2-1-0 2 W
4 6 0 .400 2.0 205 231 2-3-0 2-3-0 2-5-0 1-1-0 2 L
3 7 0 .300 3.0 215 263 1-4-0 2-3-0 2-6-0 0-3-0 2 W
West Division
W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
9 1 0 .900 0.0 335 231 5-0-0 4-1-0 6-1-0 4-0-0 1 W
5 5 0 .500 4.0 246 216 2-2-0 3-3-0 4-3-0 1-2-0 1 W
2 8 0 .200 7.0 145 248 1-5-0 1-3-0 2-5-0 2-2-0 2 L
2 8 0 .200 7.0 230 266 2-3-0 0-5-0 1-6-0 0-3-0 1 L
North Division
W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
7 3 0 .700 0.0 294 195 5-1-0 2-2-0 5-1-0 2-1-0 4 W
5 4 1 .550 1.5 241 229 3-2-0 2-2-1 4-3-1 1-1-1 1 L
4 5 1 .450 2.5 247 243 4-0-1 0-5-0 2-4-1 1-1-1 1 L
4 6 0 .400 3.0 222 263 3-2-0 1-4-0 2-5-0 1-2-0 1 W
South Division
W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
9 1 0 .900 0.0 378 239 4-1-0 5-0-0 6-1-0 1-1-0 9 W
6 4 0 .600 3.0 260 252 5-0-0 1-4-0 4-3-0 1-1-0 2 L
4 6 0 .400 5.0 263 276 3-3-0 1-3-0 4-3-0 2-1-0 2 L
3 7 0 .300 6.0 267 329 2-2-0 1-5-0 2-5-0 1-2-0 4 L

 

NBA STANDINGS:

Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Toronto 13 4 .765 7-2 6-2 3-1 7-3 7-3 1 W
Philadelphia 11 7 .611 2.5 8-0 3-7 0-3 9-6 7-3 2 W
Boston 9 7 .563 3.5 5-2 4-5 3-1 7-3 5-5 1 L
Brooklyn 7 10 .412 6.0 3-4 4-6 2-1 5-4 5-5 1 L
New York 4 13 .235 9.0 2-5 2-8 1-3 3-10 2-8 5 L
Central Divison
W L Pct GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Milwaukee 11 4 .733 7-1 4-3 2-0 7-1 6-4 1 W
Indiana 10 6 .625 1.5 5-3 5-3 2-1 8-2 6-4 2 W
Detroit 7 6 .538 3.0 3-3 4-3 2-0 7-6 4-6 1 W
Chicago 4 13 .235 8.0 2-7 2-6 1-3 4-7 2-8 4 L
Cleveland 2 12 .143 8.5 2-5 0-7 0-3 2-9 2-8 1 L
Southeast Division
W L Pct GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Orlando 9 8 .529 6-5 3-3 2-2 7-5 7-3 3 W
Charlotte 7 8 .467 1.0 4-3 3-5 4-0 7-7 5-5 2 L
Miami 6 10 .375 2.5 3-6 3-4 1-5 4-8 3-7 2 L
Washington 5 11 .313 3.5 3-5 2-6 2-2 4-4 4-6 2 L
Atlanta 3 13 .188 5.5 2-4 1-9 1-1 2-8 1-9 7 L
Western Conference
Northwest Division
W L Pct GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Portland 11 5 .688 7-2 4-3 1-1 6-3 7-3 1 W
Oklahoma City 10 5 .667 0.5 6-2 4-3 6-4 9-1 3 W
Denver 10 6 .625 1.0 7-3 3-3 1-0 6-4 5-5 1 L
Utah 8 8 .500 3.0 2-4 6-4 0-2 6-6 4-6 1 W
Minnesota 7 10 .412 4.5 7-2 0-8 2-1 4-8 4-6 1 L
Pacific Division
W L Pct GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Golden State 12 6 .667 8-1 4-5 1-1 6-5 5-5 3 L
LA Clippers 10 5 .667 0.5 7-1 3-4 1-0 6-4 7-3 4 W
LA Lakers 9 7 .563 2.0 5-3 4-4 2-0 7-5 7-3 1 W
Sacramento 8 8 .500 3.0 4-3 4-5 0-1 4-6 5-5 2 L
Phoenix 3 12 .200 7.5 3-6 0-6 0-2 3-9 2-8 1 L
Southwest Division
W L Pct GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Memphis 10 5 .667 6-1 4-4 6-4 7-3 3 W
New Orleans 9 7 .563 1.5 7-1 2-6 1-1 5-7 5-5 2 W
San Antonio 8 7 .533 2.0 6-2 2-5 3-0 8-4 5-5 1 W
Houston 8 7 .533 2.0 3-4 5-3 0-2 4-7 7-3 4 W
Dallas 7 8 .467 3.0 6-2 1-6 0-1 4-5 5-5 4 W

 

NHL STANDINGS:

Eastern Conference
GP W L OTL Pts ROW GF GA Home Road L10
Tampa Bay Lightning 20 14 5 1 29 13 74 58 7-3-0 7-2-1 7-3-0
Columbus Blue Jackets 20 12 6 2 26 12 69 63 5-4-1 7-2-1 6-2-2
Toronto Maple Leafs 20 14 6 0 28 14 70 51 5-5-0 9-1-0 7-3-0
Buffalo Sabres 20 12 6 2 26 10 60 56 6-2-1 6-4-1 6-2-2
New York Islanders 19 10 7 2 22 9 63 55 5-2-2 5-5-0 6-3-1
New York Rangers 20 10 8 2 22 6 61 64 7-3-0 3-5-2 7-2-1
Boston Bruins 20 11 6 3 25 11 58 49 7-2-0 4-4-3 5-4-1
Montreal Canadiens 20 11 6 3 25 9 66 65 6-3-1 5-3-2 5-4-1

Washington Capitals 19 9 7 3 21 8 63 63 5-3-2 4-4-1 5-4-1
10 Ottawa Senators 20 9 8 3 21 9 70 81 7-3-2 2-5-1 5-4-1
11 Carolina Hurricanes 20 9 8 3 21 8 53 59 5-4-2 4-4-1 3-5-2
12 Philadelphia Flyers 20 9 9 2 20 8 63 71 4-6-1 5-3-1 5-3-2
13 Detroit Red Wings 20 9 9 2 20 7 57 65 5-4-1 4-5-1 8-2-0
14 New Jersey Devils 19 8 9 2 18 8 55 61 6-1-2 2-8-0 3-6-1
15 Florida Panthers 17 7 7 3 17 6 54 57 3-3-1 4-4-2 6-4-0
16 Pittsburgh Penguins 18 7 8 3 17 7 60 61 3-5-1 4-3-2 2-7-1
Western Conference
GP W L OTL Pts ROW GF GA Home Road L10
Nashville Predators 20 14 5 1 29 14 67 47 6-3-0 8-2-1 6-3-1
San Jose Sharks 21 11 7 3 25 11 68 64 7-3-1 4-4-2 5-4-1
Minnesota Wild 21 12 7 2 26 12 65 57 6-2-2 6-5-0 6-4-0
Winnipeg Jets 18 11 5 2 24 11 55 45 8-2-2 3-3-0 6-3-1
Calgary Flames 20 11 8 1 23 11 62 61 5-3-1 6-5-0 6-3-1
Vancouver Canucks 22 10 10 2 22 9 67 78 5-3-0 5-7-2 4-4-2
Dallas Stars 20 11 7 2 24 11 58 52 7-3-1 4-4-1 6-2-2
Colorado Avalanche 20 10 6 4 24 10 71 59 4-2-2 6-4-2 4-4-2

Chicago Blackhawks 21 8 8 5 21 8 56 70 5-3-3 3-5-2 2-5-3
10 Anaheim Ducks 22 8 9 5 21 6 48 65 5-3-5 3-6-0 3-4-3
11 Arizona Coyotes 19 9 9 1 19 8 49 48 5-4-0 4-5-1 5-4-1
12 Edmonton Oilers 20 9 10 1 19 9 57 66 4-4-1 5-6-0 3-7-0
13 Vegas Golden Knights 21 9 11 1 19 8 56 61 5-3-1 4-8-0 4-6-0
14 St. Louis Blues 18 7 8 3 17 7 56 57 5-5-1 2-3-2 5-5-0
15 Los Angeles Kings 19 6 12 1 13 5 39 61 4-6-1 2-6-0 4-6-0