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Stoch wins again to extend 4 Hills lead

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Kamil Stoch won his second straight ski jumping World Cup to extend his lead in the Four Hills Tournament on Monday. The Pole soared 135.5 meters with his first jump and 139.5 meters on his second for a total of 283.4 points on the ...

WVU Up to 6th in Latest AP Top 25 Basketball Poll

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Basketball Writer Michigan State was passed by Villanova for the No. 1 ranking after Duke and Kansas lost three weeks ago. The Spartans were No. 3 at the time, but voters moved the fourth-ranked Wildcats to the top spot. Look who's No. 1 now. Michigan State (14-1) moved ...

Bills coach: Tests negative on LeSean McCoy’s ankle injury

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott says medical test results on LeSean McCoy's injured right ankle were negative, giving the running back a chance to play against Jacksonville in the AFC wild-card game on Sunday. McDermott would not ...

Hornibrook’s 4 TDs carry Badgers over Miami, 34-24 in Orange Bowl

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Alex Hornibrook threw four touchdown passes, three of them to Danny Davis, and No. 6 Wisconsin capped off the winningest season in school history by topping No. 11 Miami 34-24 in the Orange Bowl on Saturday night. Jonathan Taylor capped his record-setting freshman ...

No. 9 Penn State tops No. 12 Washington 35-28 in Fiesta Bowl

By The Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Trace McSorley threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns, Saquon Barkley ran for two more scores and No. 9 Penn State outlasted No. 12 Washington 35-28 in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday. Penn State (11-2), No. 9 in the final College Football ...

Butler’s 3-point barrage defeats No. 1 Villanova 101-93

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — No. 1 Villanova learned a tough lesson Saturday. The defense needs to improve dramatically if the Wildcats want to be the nation’s best team. Kelan Martin scored 24 points, Paul Jorgensen added a career-high 23 and Butler made 15 3-pointers in a 101-93 upset over one ...

No. 20 Northwestern beats Kentucky 24-23 in Music City Bowl

By The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Justin Jackson ran for 157 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 20 Northwestern held off Kentucky 24-23 on Friday in a Music City Bowl that might be remembered more for injuries, ejections and a wild finish. Both starting quarterbacks left in ...

Luck returns to Colts’ complex with ‘better’ shoulder

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck looks healthy and sounds confident. All he has to do now is prove he can still sling a football. After spending six weeks rehabbing his throwing shoulder in the Netherlands, the Colts’ quarterback returned to Indianapolis on Friday with a promising ...

Irving scores 26, Celts rally from 26 to beat Houston 99-98

BOSTON (AP) — Al Horford made a hook shot with 3.7 seconds left to give Boston its only lead of the game, and the Celtics rallied from a 26-point deficit to beat the Houston Rockets 99-98 on Thursday night. Kyrie Irving scored 26 and Jayson Tatum finished with 19 for the Celtics, while ...

Comebacks and surprises highlight best games of 2017

By Eddie Pells AP National Writer It began as The Year of the Comeback. In college football, where Clemson got the last laugh in a wild fourth quarter in which the lead changed hands three times. And in pro football, where the New England Patriots rallied from 25 points down to send the ...