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No. 18 Miami, Oklahoma State meet in Cheez-It Bowl

The Associated Press undefined Cheez-It Bowl: Oklahoma State (7-3, 6-3 Big 12) against Miami (8-2, 7-2 ACC), Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Miami by 2. Series record: Miami leads 1-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE No. 18 Miami is looking to rebound after getting routed 62-26 by North Carolina in ...

Boston Celtics Hall of Famer K.C. Jones dies at 88

By Jimmy Golen AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer K.C. Jones, a 12-time NBA champion who was one of only seven players in history to win championships in college and the pros along with an Olympic gold medal, has died. He was 88. The Celtics said Jones' family ...

Mayor: Jets’ win could be defining moment for woeful Jaguars

By Mark Long AP Pro Football Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The sun seemed to shine brighter in Jacksonville on Monday. The air felt crisper. The St. Johns River looked cleaner. Even the Jaguars' aging stadium appeared to glisten for the first time in decades. Jacksonville's losing ...

Gonzaga strengthens grip on No. 1 spot in AP poll

By John Marshall AP Basketball Writer A two-week layoff did nothing to slow down Gonzaga. The Zags strengthened their grip on the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press college basketball poll released on Monday, earning 61 of 64 first-place votes from a media panel after knocking off then-No. ...

HOF linebacker, pass rush great Kevin Greene dies at 58

  By Steve Reed AP Sports Writer Hall of Fame linebacker Kevin Greene, considered one of the fiercest pass rushers in NFL history, has died. He was 58. Greene died Monday, the family confirmed, as did the Pro Football Hall of Fame. No cause of death was given. "The entire Pro ...

Suggs, No. 1 Gonzaga return with 99-88 win over No. 3 Iowa

By The Associated Press undefined SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Jalen Suggs scored 18 of his career-high 27 points in the first half and No. 1 Gonzaga held off a late rally to beat No. 3 Iowa 99-88 on Saturday. This was the Bulldogs first game since pausing activities in early December because ...

No. 12 Sooners win 6th B12 title in row, 27-21 over Iowa St

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley remembered two specific moments right after the No. 12 Sooners won their sixth consecutive Big 12 championship. There was the uncertainty of what was next when players were sent home after one spring ...

Messi equals Pelé’s 643 club goals, Barça held by Valencia

By JOSEPH WILSON Associated Press BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi has another individual scoring milestone, but he sure doesn't have a team that looks like a champion. Messi equaled Pelé's all-time club scoring tally on Saturday in a 2-2 draw with Valencia. His 643rd career goal for ...

Ronaldo nets 2 as Juventus wins at Parma 4-0 in Serie A

By DANIELLA MATAR Associated Press MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo responded to recent criticism with two goals to help Juventus win at Parma 4-0 in Serie A on Saturday. Dejan Kulusevski scored Juve's opener against his old club as the nine-time defending champion moved level with Inter ...

No. 5 Texas A&M makes last CFP case in 34-13 win over Vols

AL LESAR Associated Press KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No. 5 Texas A&M closed its case for inclusion in the College Football Playoff by mauling Tennessee by three touchdowns. Then the Aggies started campaigning. "I haven't lobbied or said a word up until now," Aggies coach Jimbo Fisher ...