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Arizona State hires Oregon OC Dillingham, 32, as head coach

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Kenny Dillingham's rapid rise through the coaching ranks took him from the Southwest through the South, into Florida and up to Oregon. His successes along the way pushed him to become the youngest head coach at a Power Five program, a 32-year-old tasked with resuscitating ...

NFL free agent Odell Beckham Jr. taken off plane in Miami

MIAMI (AP) — NFL free agent Odell Beckham Jr. was removed by police from an aircraft before takeoff at Miami International Airport after officials said he failed to respond to requests to buckle his seatbelt and appeared to be unconscious, police and airline officials said Sunday. "Fearing ...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Ohio State’s Day will face doubters now

Welcome to Jim Harbaugh's previous life, Ryan Day. This is the way things go at the top of college football's food chain. If you can't win the most important game on your schedule, there will be questions about whether you are the right man for the job. For the second straight season, ...

AP Top 25: Michigan up to No. 2 behind top-ranked Georgia

Michigan moved up to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday, with TCU at No. 3 and Southern California at No. 4 behind top-ranked Georgia after four top-10 teams lost on the final day of regular-season games. The Bulldogs (12-0) are No. 1 for the eighth straight week and ...

No. 4 Ohio State women roll past North Alabama 105-67

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rebeka Mikulasikova scored 23 points and Cotie McMahon added 20 to lead No. 4 Ohio State past North Alabama 105-67 on Sunday. The Buckeyes (6-0) shot 58.6% from the field as all five starters reached double figures in scoring. North Alabama (3-3) trailed by eight ...

TCU has definite CFP route after rout of ISU in 12th game

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Third-ranked TCU has a definite route to the playoff after another regular season-ending rout of Iowa State. That is much different from 2014, when the Horned Frogs got left out. "I know the history with TCU and Iowa State, and big victories, and it didn't work out ...

Brown has 18 in Ohio’s 72-58 victory against Alabama State

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Miles Brown scored 18 points as Ohio beat Alabama State 72-58 on Sunday. Brown was 7 of 10 shooting (4 for 7 from distance) for the Bobcats (3-3). AJ Clayton added 13 points while going 5 of 10 (1 for 4 from distance), and he also had 11 rebounds and three blocks. Ben ...

Edey scores 21 as No. 24 Purdue beats No. 8 Duke 75-56

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Zach Edey and No. 24 Purdue shook off a slow start. When No. 8 Duke tried to rally in the second half, the Boilermakers finished strong. Edey had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Purdue beat Duke 75-56 on Sunday in the championship game of the Phil Knight Legacy men's ...

Fickell leaves Cincinnati to take over as Wisconsin’s coach

Wisconsin is bringing Cincinnati's Luke Fickell back to the Big Ten. Athletic director Chris McIntosh announced Sunday that the Badgers had hired Fickell to take over their football program after his successful run with the Bearcats. Fickell posted a 57-18 record in six seasons at Cincy and ...

Texas State fires coach Jake Spavital after 4 years, 13 wins

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Texas State coach Jake Spavital was fired Sunday after four seasons in which the Bobcats won just 13 games. Texas State finished its second consecutive 4-8 season on Saturday with a 41-13 loss at home to Louisiana-Lafayette. The Sun Belt program has had only one ...

Mitchell, West Virginia beat Florida 84-55 at PK Legacy

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tre Mitchell scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Erik Stevenson added 15 points and West Virginia beat Florida 84-55 Sunday night in the Phil Knight Legacy tournament's fifth-place game. Stevenson made 6 of 8 from the field, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, ...

Holdener’s wait for a slalom victory is finally over

KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Wendy Holdener's lengthy wait for a slalom victory came to an end on Sunday although the Swiss skier had to share top spot with Anna Swenn Larsson. Mikaela Shiffrin was bidding for a sixth straight win in Killington, Vermont, and the American was fastest in the first ...

Tsohonis’ 23 lead Long Beach State past Vermont 78-58

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Marcus Tsohonis' 23 points helped Long Beach State defeat Vermont 78-58 to claim a third-place finish at the Nassau Championship tournament on Sunday night. Tsohonis was 9 of 19 shooting, including 3 for 7 from distance, and went 2 for 5 from the line for the Beach ...

Lilly scores 32, Brown downs Maine 70-63

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Kino Lilly Jr.'s 32 points led Brown over Maine 70-63 on Sunday. Lilly also had three steals for the Bears (2-4). Nana Owusu-Anane scored 13 points and added six rebounds. Paxson Wojcik shot 4 for 6, including 2 for 4 from beyond the arc to finish with 11 ...

McGlockton seals win for Boston College over Rhode Island

BOSTON (AP) — Devin McGlockton hit the go-ahead layup and iced the game with a pair of free throws a minute later and Boston College defeated Rhode Island 53-49 on Sunday. Jaeden Zackery scored 16 points for Boston College (5-2) and McGlockton finished with 11 points and seven rebounds off ...

Holy Cross takes down Colby-Sawyer 95-61

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Bo Montgomery scored 17 points as Holy Cross beat Colby-Sawyer 95-61 on Sunday. Montgomery added five rebounds and five assists for the Crusaders (2-5). Will Batchelder scored 17 points, going 6 of 11 (5 for 8 from distance). Joseph Octave shot 6 for 12, including 1 ...

Quisenberry’s 18 help Fordham beat Harvard 68-60

NEW YORK (AP) — Darius Quisenberry's 18 points helped Fordham defeat Harvard 68-60 on Sunday. Quisenberry added five steals for the Rams (6-1). Abdou Tsimbila scored 16 points and added 15 rebounds and five blocks. Kyle Rose was 4 of 10 shooting (3 for 7 from distance) to finish with 13 ...

Mincey scores 15 as UMass-Lowell downs Stonehill 73-59

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Quinton Mincey scored 15 points as UMass-Lowell beat Stonehill 73-59 on Sunday. Mincey added eight rebounds for the River Hawks (6-1). Abdoul Karim Coulibaly added 14 points while shooting 7 of 10 from the field, and he also had 14 rebounds. Yuri Covington was 4 of 7 ...

Smith’s 17 help Colgate down Hartford 92-58

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Braeden Smith had 17 points in Colgate's 92-58 win against Hartford on Sunday. Smith also contributed seven rebounds and six assists for the Raiders (5-4). Tucker Richardson added 13 points while finishing 6 of 11 from the floor, and he also had six assists. Keegan ...

Rand scores 12 as Milwaukee downs Boston University 67-46

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ahmad Rand's 12 points helped Milwaukee defeat Boston University 67-46 on Sunday night. Rand shot 4 of 5 from the field and 3 for 4 from the line for the Panthers (4-3). Markeith Browning II shot 4 for 7, including 2 for 4 from beyond the arc to add 11 points. Kentrell ...