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Jenkins’ 31 lead Iona past Niagara 78-56

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Daniss Jenkins' 31 points led Iona past Niagara 78-56 on Friday night. Jenkins also had five assists, three steals, and three blocks for the Gaels (3-2). Walter Clayton Jr. scored 13 points, going 5 of 8 and 3 of 3 from the free throw line. Nelly Junior Joseph was 4 ...

McCollum scores 27 to help Siena hold off Canisius 74-70

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Javian McCollum had 27 points in Siena's 74-70 win against Canisius on Friday night. McCollum shot 8 for 14 (3 for 7 from 3-point range) and 8 of 9 from the free throw line for the Saints (5-3). Jackson Stormo scored 11 points and added 10 rebounds and five blocks. ...

Tkachuk scores 2 late as Senators beat Rangers 3-2 in OT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brady Tkachuk scored the tying goal for Ottawa in the final minute of regulation and won it with a backhander with 17.4 seconds remaining in overtime as the Senators beat the New York Rangers 3-2 Friday night. Tim Stutzle also scored for the Senators, who rebounded from a 3-1 ...

Nets build huge lead, beat Raptors 114-105 for 4th straight

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 27 points and the Brooklyn Nets built a huge lead before beating the Toronto Raptors 114-105 on Friday night. Kevin Durant had 17 points and Nic Claxton chipped in 15 for the Nets, who have won four consecutive games. Pascal Siakam scored 24 points and ...

Texas Rangers sign ace Jacob deGrom to $185M, 5-year deal

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jacob deGrom is headed to the free-spending Texas Rangers, who believe the health risk is worth the potential reward in trying to end a six-year run of losing. The two-time Cy Young Award winner agreed to a $185 million, five-year contract Friday, leaving the New York ...

Kevin Lankinen makes 48 saves, Predators beat Islanders 4-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Lankinen made a career-high 48 saves and the Nashville Predators beat the New York Islanders 4-1 on Friday night for their seventh victory in nine games. Filip Forsberg and Roman Josi scored and Matt Duchene and Mikael Granlund added empty-net goals. The Predators have ...

Walker, Hutchinson meet again, this time with Jags, Lions

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Travon Walker and Aidan Hutchinson will always be compared to one another. Same class. Same position. Same lofty expectations. The top two picks in the 2022 NFL draft will be on the same field for the first time as pros when Detroit hosts Jacksonville on Sunday, a ...

Tyreek Hill, Dolphins success shows value of elite WRs

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins running back Jeff Wilson Jr. mostly practices wide receiver drills during his offseasons, partly because running back drills are second nature to him, but also because he understands the importance of being a pass catcher in today's NFL. "I remember ...

Florida formally dismisses QB Kitna amid child porn charges

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has formally dismissed quarterback Jalen Kitna from the team following his arrest on five child pornography charges that police said included an image of a man having sex with a young girl. The Gators scrubbed Kitna's name from their roster and his biography ...

Tampa Bay Rays enter bid to redevelop Tropicana Field site

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays, in partnership with a global real estate investment and development firm, have submitted a bid to redevelop Tropicana Field and surrounding land on the edge of downtown St. Petersburg. The club said Friday that in addition to a new ballpark, an ...

Column: College coaching color barrier firmly entrenched

Hugh Freeze returns to the Southeastern Conference with enough baggage to fill a jumbo jet. He turned his last SEC job into "Freeze Gone Wild," using a university-issued cell phone to call an escort service while presiding over enough scandalous behavior to land Ole Miss on NCAA ...

Young sidelined with sore shoulder, the latest Hawks injury

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young was scratched from the lineup on Friday night against the Denver Nuggets with right shoulder soreness, the latest blow to the injury-riddled Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks were already without starters John Collins and De'Andre Hunter, who both underwent MRIs that ...

North Carolina women beat defending champ FSU in College Cup

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Tori Hansen and Julia Dorsey scored seven minutes apart in the second half and North Carolina held off No. 1 overall seed Florida State 3-2 on Friday night in the semifinals of the NCAA Division I women's soccer championship. North Carolina (20-4-1), making its 31st College ...

Georgia beats Florida A&M 68-46 for coach White’s 250th win

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Mardrez McBride had 15 points, nine rebounds and four steals, Jabri Abdur-Rahim added 14 points and Georgia beat Florida A&M 68-46 on Friday night for coach Mike White's 250th career victory. White, who has averaged more than 22 wins per season in 11 campaigns as head ...

Puisis, Tsineke lead S. Florida past No. 22 Texas 70-65

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Sammie Puisis scored 25 points and Elena Tsineke scored 22 and South Florida beat No. 22 Texas 70-65 on Friday night ending the Longhorns' two-game win streak. The unranked Bulls improved to 8-2 following a seven-game win streak to start the season. The two-game skid ...

Harris leads South Florida over Charleston Southern 79-59

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Harris' 15 points helped South Florida defeat Charleston Southern 79-59 on Friday night. Harris shot 5 for 8 from beyond the arc for the Bulls (3-6). Russel Tchewa added 14 points while shooting 4 of 5 from the field and 6 for 6 from the line, and he also had five ...

Mitchell scores 34, Cavaliers top Magic 107-96

CLEVELAND (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 34 points and Evan Mobley had 19 points and 13 rebounds, lifting the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 107-96 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night. Mitchell poured in 16 points in the first nine minutes, outscoring Orlando himself by one, and the ...

Florida Atlantic hires Tom Herman as football coach

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Former Texas and Houston head coach Tom Herman will take over at Florida Atlantic as it heads into its first season in the American Athletic Conference. The hire comes just days after FAU fired Willie Taggart, who went 15-18 in his three seasons with the Owls. Details ...

Browns TE Njoku to miss game in Houston due to knee injury

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns tight end David Njoku will miss Sunday's game against Houston with a knee injury, keeping one of Cleveland's top offensive targets off the field for quarterback Deshaun Watson's return. Njoku was officially ruled out following Friday's practice after being held out ...

CFP deja vu: TCU in third, Ohio State lurking and lobbying

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU has been in this position before, third in the College Football Playoff rankings going into its last game before the final four teams are set. And just like in 2014, there sits Ohio State in fifth, hoping for a chance to move up. Those rankings are the same, but ...