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Moorhead takes Oregon OC job

Former Penn State offensive coordinator and Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead will be the new offensive coordinator at Oregon, according to published reports late Tuesday night. Moorhead was fired at Mississippi State last week after two seasons there, going 14-12. Before going there, ...

Clemson stuns No. 3 Duke

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson gave its weary fans something to celebrate a night after losing the national championship game in football, getting a career-high 25 points from Aamir Simms in a 79-72 upset of No. 3 Duke on Tuesday night. It was the highest-profile upset for the Tigers since beating ...

Geaux Tigers! Burrow, LSU throttle Clemson to win national championship

NEW ORLEANS — Joe Burrow threw five touchdown passes, ran for another score and capped one of the greatest seasons in college football history by leading No. 1 LSU to a 42-25 victory against No. 3 Clemson on Monday night to win the national championship. The small-town Ohio kid turned ...

Astros fire manager, GM after both banned

HOUSTON — The Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal cost manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow their jobs, and Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora could be next. Hinch and Luhnow were fired Monday after being suspended by Major League Baseball for the team’s illicit use of ...

NHL will hype women’s game

On the ice Tonight: Minnesota Wild at Pittsburgh Penguins, 7 p.m. TV: AT&T SportsNet; NBCSN Records: Penguins (28-12-5); Wild (20-19-6) The Associated Press The NHL is increasing its promotion of women’s hockey by adding a three-on-three game between U.S. and Canadian national team ...

Lynch’s future uncertain after two-score outing

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Marshawn Lynch muscled his way into the end zone for two more postseason touchdowns for the Seattle Seahawks, capping an unexpected bonus chapter at what could have, this time, been the end of his NFL career. In Lynch’s typical do-it-his-own-way fashion, after Seattle ...

Clemson vying for third title in four years

NEW ORLEANS — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has this drill down. The Sunday before the College Football Playoff championship game a news conference is held with the head coaches. They compliment each other’s team and talk about focus and preparation. After, they shake hands and pose for ...

KC rallies from big deficit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Patrick Mahomes stalked up and down the sideline like a field marshal rallying his troops, the brilliant young quarterback imploring the Kansas City Chiefs to stay together even as the Houston Texans were on the verge of taking them apart. The Chiefs already faced a 24-0 ...

Mahomes, Watson are set to cross paths again

AFC playoffs Who: Houston at Kansas City When: Today, 3:05 p.m. TV: CBS The line: Chiefs are favored by 91⁄2 points By Dave Skretta The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs knew they were in the market for a quarterback a couple of years ago and, with ...

Cowher set to enter Pro Football HOF

NEW YORK — The Chin is in. Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in a surprise announcement Saturday night before the Tennessee Titans-Baltimore Ravens AFC divisional round playoff game. Hall President and CEO David Baker delivered the ...

Blues’ Perron, Caps’ Oshie among final All-Star selections

WASHINGTON — St. Louis Blues winger David Perron and former teammate T.J. Oshie were voted by fans as two of the final representatives for NHL All-Star Weekend in St. Louis. After helping the Blues win the Stanley Cup last spring in his third stint with them, Perron is having one of the ...

Nats’ Scherzer to be ready for season

WASHINGTON — With a “2019 World Series Champions” patch stitched onto the right sleeve of his white Washington Nationals jersey, and his eyes — one brown, one blue — open wide, Max Scherzer made it clear as clear can be Saturday that his neck is just fine and his preseason routine is ...

Steele seizes control at Sony Open

HONOLULU — Brendan Steele went from lagging behind to seizing control Saturday in the Sony Open when he birdied his last three holes for a 6-under 64 to take a three-shot lead into the final round. Steele had a share of the lead to start the day, with 23 players separated by four ...

Point spreads high in divisional round

The best of college football will be on display Saturday night in Baltimore. Say what? Well, if you believe the Heisman Trophy represents the top player in the college game, then consider that five of the winners will be there when the Titans visit the Ravens. It’s entirely possible that ...

Penguins escape Colorado with victory in overtime

DENVER — Jared McCann scored at 3:19 of overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Friday night for their fourth straight road win. Evgeni Malkin and Bryan Rust each had a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh, which recovered from blowing a late lead to pick up the ...

Bell gets $4.8 million raise on busy day for Pirates

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell’s breakout season earned him a hefty pay bump going into 2020. Bell will make $4.8 million this season after agreeing to a deal ahead of Friday’s arbitration deadline. The 27-year-old hit .277 with 37 home runs and 116 RBIs while ...

Titans shock No. 1 seeded Ravens

The Associated Press BALTIMORE — The Tennessee Titans fear no one. Not even the NFL’s best team. Why should they with Derrick Henry running — and even throwing — the ball, and a big-play defense making clutch stops and turnovers? One week after dominating defending Super Bowl ...

Packers QB knows time not on his side

NFC playoffs Who: Seattle at Green Bay When: Today, 6:40 p.m. TV: FOX The line: Packers are favored by 41⁄2 points By Keith Jenkins The Associated Press GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers won his first Super Bowl nearly a decade ago. The time to capture a second is running ...

IOC details rules on protests

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — No taking a knee at the Olympics. No hand gestures with political meaning. No disrespect at medal ceremonies. The International Olympic Committee published guidelines Thursday specifying which types of athlete protests will not be allowed at the 2020 Tokyo ...

Michigan survives Purdue in 2 OTs

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Zavier Simpson scored 22 points, Jon Teske added 18 and Michigan’s seniors made big shots late as the 19th-ranked Wolverines outlasted Purdue 84-78 in double overtime on Thursday night. Freshman Franz Wagner had 15 points for Michigan (11-4, 2-2 Big Ten), which avoided ...