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NASCAR’s final 4 in fun mode ahead of championship race

By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Three contenders for the NASCAR championship have already given Kyle Busch a good run for the money three days before the race. Busch and teammates Martin Truex Jr. and Denny Hamlin were stuck in New York City traffic with Kevin ...

US military academy athletes can now delay service, go pro

By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper has issued new guidelines that will allow athletes attending the nation's military academies to seek waivers to delay their service and play professional sports immediately upon their graduation. A memo ...

Big 12’s top 2 meet with No. 10 Oklahoma at No. 12 Baylor

By The Associated Press undefined No. 10 Oklahoma (8-1, 5-1 Big 12, No. 10 CFP) at No. 12 Baylor (9-0, 6-0, No. 13), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EST (ABC). Line: Oklahoma by 10 1/2. Series record: Oklahoma leads 25-3. WHAT'S AT STAKE A potential Big 12 championship game preview. The four-time ...

No. 9 Penn State hosts 24th-ranked Indiana

By The Associated Press undefined No. 24 Indiana (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten) at No. 9 Penn State (8-1, 5-1, No. 9 CFP), Saturday at 12 p.m. EST (ABC). Line: Penn State by 14 1/2. Series record: Penn State leads 21-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The Nittany Lions are coming off their first loss but are still ...

UCLA and No. 8 Utah meet in key Pac-12 South clash

By The Associated Press UCLA (4-5, 4-2 Pac-12) at No. 8 Utah (8-1, 5-1), on Saturday at 8 p.m. EST (FOX). Line: Utah by 21 1/2. Series record: UCLA leads 11-6. WHAT’S AT STAKE? UCLA can move into a first-place tie in the Pac-12 South with an upset win over Utah. The Utes look to bolster ...

Astros’ Verlander, Mets’ deGrom win 2nd Cy Young Awards

By Jake Seiner AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander has a second AL Cy Young Award — and a clear path paved toward Cooperstown. Verlander beat out teammate Gerrit Cole in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America revealed Wednesday night. Verlander got 17 ...

Alabama 5th in CFP committee rankings after loss to LSU

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Alabama is fifth in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, behind LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia, which took over the fourth spot in the selection committee's second top 25. LSU replaced Ohio State as No. 1 on Tuesday night after the ...

Davis, James lead Lakers to best 10-game start since 2010

By The Associated Press undefined PHOENIX (AP) — Anthony Davis had 24 points and 12 rebounds, Kyle Kuzma added 23 points and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Phoenix Suns 123-115 on Tuesday night. The Lakers (8-2) are off to their best 10-game start since 2010 and bounced back from a home ...

Young scores season-high 42 as Hawks beat Nuggets 125-121

By MICHAEL KELLY Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Falling into a 12-0 hole less than three minutes in brought back unpleasant memories for the Atlanta Hawks. Trae Young rewrote the ending with another big game. The second-year point guard scored 15 of his season-high 42 points in the fourth ...

Fox-less Kings beat slumping Trail Blazers 107-99

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After a slow and sluggish start in their first game without leading scorer De'Aaron Fox, Sacramento eventually found a nice rhythm with Bogdan Bogdanovic running the offense. Luke Walton was even more impressed with his team's ...