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No. 10 Ohio State routs No. 4 Michigan 62-39

By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dwayne Haskins threw five touchdown passes, freshman Chris Olave scored twice and blocked a punt that was returned for a TD and No. 10 Ohio State continued its mastery over No. 4 Michigan with a record-setting 62-39 victory Saturday that sends ...

Fleury posts second straight shutout, Vegas beats Sharks 6-0

By W.G. RAMIREZ, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury is finally having fun this season. Fleury, a 15-year veteran, stopped 33 shots to earn his league-leading fifth shutout of the season as Vegas defeated the San Jose Sharks 6-0 Saturday night. It was the second shutout in ...

No. 3 Notre Dame rolls to 12-0 season, beats rival USC 24-17

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Notre Dame's offensive skill players gathered on the sideline and looked up at an unfamiliar sight on the scoreboard. The Fighting Irish hadn't faced a double-digit deficit at any point in their perfect season before Southern California ...

No. 2 Clemson goes 12-0 with 56-35 win over Gamecocks

By PETE IACOBELLI, AP Sports Writer CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — It was finally the offense's time to lead the way for No. 2 Clemson. The Tigers had relied on their strong, consistent defense to take charge in game after game this season. When things broke down in a big way against rival South ...

Guentzel’s hat trick leads Penguins past Columbus 4-2

By DAN SCIFO, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh forward Jake Guentzel couldn't find the back of the net for several games during the Penguins' recent slump. Now that the Penguins are starting to hit stride, Guentzel is starting to fill the net. Guentzel scored his first career ...

Greiss makes 26 saves, Islanders defeat Hurricanes 4-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Thomas Greiss made 26 saves, and Valtteri Filppula, Anthony Beauvillier, Josh Bailey and Adam Pelech scored, leading the New York Islanders to a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. Brock Nelson, Anders Lee and Bailey finished with multipoint games. It was ...

Sorry, Yogi. It is over before it’s over in NFL divisions

By Barry Wilner AP Pro Football Writer Sorry, Yogi. Maybe it is over before it’s over. Just take a look at most of the NFL division races. The NFC West will be over if Seattle loses at Carolina on Sunday. The AFC West looks done in favor of Kansas City. Both South divisions are ...

Patriots QB Brady missing from start of Friday practice

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was absent at the start of practice on Friday, the team's last before its game against the New York Jets. The 41-year-old three-time NFL MVP hurt his knee when he slipped after receiving a pass in last week's game against ...

Full speed ahead: Shiffrin envisions another busy schedule

By PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports Writer By the end of last season, Mikaela Shiffrin was so drained she couldn't possibly imagine racing in that many events ever again. Right up until this season, that is. The two-time World Cup overall champion now envisions an even more frenzied pace. From downhill ...

Luck’s comeback could serve as encouragement for Tannehill

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Ryan Tannehill looks across the field Sunday, he'll see an encouraging sign in Andrew Luck's comeback. Six years after the Miami Dolphins drafted Tannehill seven picks behind Luck, Sunday's starting quarterbacks seem to be ...

Broncos face Steelers, out to snap another 6-game win streak

By ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Pro Football Writer DENVER (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers can unnerve plenty of defenses with the NFL's best pair of pass catchers and the league's top tight end tandem. Not Denver's. "We've had a tough game every week," Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said. "We ...

Last year’s Buckeyes hero goes at it again against Michigan

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Even if Dwayne Haskins Jr. never plays another down for Ohio State his name will live in Buckeyes lore. He entered the Michigan game in relief last year as a redshirt freshman when starting quarterback J.T. Barrett went down with a knee ...

Chiefs head into much-needed bye in search of a breather

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It has been a whirlwind first 11 weeks for the Kansas City Chiefs, filled with record-setting performances, high-scoring losses and the emergence of first-year starter Patrick Mahomes as one of the brightest young quarterbacks in the ...

With Florida in town, it’s ‘do or die’ for FSU’s bowl streak

By MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer Willie Taggart's first season at Florida State has been mostly a mess. Offensive dysfunction. Defensive lapses. Poor special teams. Third-down woes. Countless penalties. Slow starts. Too many turnovers. Not enough takeaways. Inability to run the ball or protect ...

No. 24 Pitt heads to Miami, tuning up for ACC title game

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Sports Writer MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — In the final Miami home game of the season, Hurricane fans will get to watch the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division champions. They just won't be cheering for them. Fortunes for Pitt and Miami have reversed in the last ...

No. 25 Iowa State hosts K-State in Big 12 finale

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State knocked itself out of the Big 12 title game chase with a dispiriting loss last week at Texas. The No. 25 Cyclones now look to bounce back by ending a surprisingly long losing skid against Kansas State — and finish with its ...

Top-ranked Alabama, Auburn square off in Iron Bowl showdown

By JOHN ZENOR, AP Sports Writer TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's Deionte Thompson vividly remembers the feeling of walking off the field following an Iron Bowl loss while Auburn fans swarmed onto it. The Crimson Tide headed to the locker room fearing their national championship dreams had ...

Villanova, Oklahoma State reach Advocare semifinals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Villanova took a step forward after dropping out of the Top 25 for the first time since December 2013. Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree had 15 points and 13 rebounds and the defending national champion Wildcats stopped a two-game skid by beating Canisius 83-56 on Thursday ...

No. 4 Virginia holds off Dayton in Battle 4 Atlantis semis

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — De’Andre Hunter matched his career high with 23 points to help fourth-ranked Virginia hold off Dayton 66-59 on Thursday in the Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals. Hunter made a 3-pointer with 53.1 seconds left and Virginia protecting a 60-56 lead. It turned out to ...

Harris waiting for Brown rematch since 2015 humiliation

By Arnie Stapleton AP Pro Football Writer ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — When they take the field Sunday, Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr . will have waited 1,072 days for his rematch with Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown. “It’s the best versus the best,” Harris ...