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Colleges clean house on busy Sunday

The Associated Press BOSTON — Boston College fired coach Steve Addazio after seven seasons in which the Eagles never surpassed seven wins. Wide receivers coach Rich Gunnell will serve as interim coach, athletic director Martin Jarmond said in a statement on Sunday afternoon, a day after ...

Texans hold off Patriots

The Associated Press Deshaun Watson threw three touchdown passes and had the first TD reception of his career, and the Houston Texans frustrated Tom Brady in a 28-22 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday night. Texans coach and former Patriots assistant Bill O’Brien got his ...

Around the NFL

Bengals 22, Jets 6 CINCINNATI — Andy Dalton returned from his three-week exile Sunday and got a long-awaited win for the coach who benched him, throwing a touchdown pass during a 22-6 victory over the New York Jets that ended the longest losing streak in Cincinnati Bengals history. The ...

Big men steal the spotlight

The Associated Press PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Udoka Azubuike patrolled the paint with a dominating edge to help No. 4 Kansas win the Maui Invitational. Jon Teske offered a similar space-eating presence for Michigan during its unexpected title run in a loaded Battle 4 Atlantis. The ...

Oregon’s setback means a new No. 1

By Doug Feinberg The Associated Press NEW YORK — After a historic weekend that saw top-ranked Oregon and No. 2 Baylor lose on the same day, there are a few teams contending for No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll. There’s no question the Ducks and Lady Bears are ...

Woman charged in attack of one-time OSU star

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — A woman was charged with attempted homicide in a Pittsburgh stabbing that critically injured former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who is also facing a charge, police said. Pryor was taken to the hospital just after 4:30 a.m. Saturday following a ...

Browns will be minus one starter on defense against rivals

The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Cleveland starting safety Damarious Randall has been ruled out for the Browns’ game against the Pittsburgh Steelers today. The team announced Saturday that Randall will not make the trip to Pittsburgh due to a coaching decision. Randall, a five-year ...

Hoops du Jour

SFU women at Vermont Tipoff: 2 p.m. at Patrick Gymnasium in Burlington, VT Records: Saint Francis (1-5); Vermont (2-5). Coaches: Keila Whittington is 1-5 in her first season at Saint Francis; Alisa Kresge is 13-23 in her second year at Vermont. Stats: www.uvmathletics.com TV: ...

Turnovers plague Panthers

PITTSBURGH — Pitt committed four turnovers in the loss Saturday to Boston College, three fumbles and an interception, which led to four Eagle field goals. It was the difference in the game according to Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi. “We had four turnovers. That’s usually a 27-point loss. ...

Irish beat up on Cardinal

STANFORD, Calif. — When Notre Dame needed a spark to get going late in the first half, the special teams delivered. Isaiah Foskey’s blocked punt set up Ian Book’s second of four touchdown passes and No. 15 Notre Dame reached double-digit wins for the third straight season by beating ...

Win puts Badgers in title game

The The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — As soon as Wisconsin’s victory over Minnesota went final, the swarm of white-uniformed Badgers raced toward Paul Bunyan’s Axe for a gleeful reunion with the traveling trophy they lost last year. They ceremonially chopped at the goal post, while ...

Tigers survive frenzied finish with Bama

The Associated Press AUBURN, Ala. — Shaun Shivers scored on an 11-yard run with 8:08 left to put No. 16 Auburn ahead and another failed field goal by Alabama in the Iron Bowl wiped away the fifth-ranked Crimson Tide’s playoff hopes in a wild 48-45 victory for the Tigers on ...

Top 25 roundup

No. 2 Ohio State 56, No. 10 Michigan 27 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — J.K. Dobbins ran for four touchdowns, Justin Fields threw four scoring passes and No. 2 Ohio State beat No. 10 Michigan for a school-record eighth straight win in the series. The Buckeyes (12-0, 9-0 Big Ten, No. 1 CFP) will head ...

Browns set for heated rematch

CLEVELAND — The Browns are fairly healthy heading to Pittsburgh for their hyped rematch with the Steelers. There’s no telling what kind of condition they’ll be in coming home. Sunday’s meeting between the bitter AFC North rivals — their second game in 17 days — has taken on the ...

49ers’ ‘D’ prepares for Jackson

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — With heavy pressure off the edge and lockdown coverage in the secondary, the San Francisco 49ers dominant defense forced Aaron Rodgers into the least efficient game of his career. Having similar success against the NFL’s most exciting quarterback will be a far ...

Cards’ Shaw suspended for gambling

NEW YORK — Arizona Cardinals cornerback Josh Shaw has been suspended indefinitely for betting on NFL games on multiple occasions this season, the first time in more than 35 years a player has been banned for gambling. The league announced the suspension Friday. Shaw was banned for at least ...

Bell playing the ‘best football’ of his career

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Le’Veon Bell realizes his numbers might not be up to par with some of his previous eye-popping seasons. The star running back refuses to judge his first 11 games with the New York Jets by any of that. There are other things that have him happy with the job he has done ...

West Virginia wins at TCU

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — West Virginia quarterback Jarret Doege threw the ball and then took a big hit. When he got up and looked down the field, he saw the official with his hands in the air signaling a touchdown. Isaiah Esdale made an over-the-shoulder catch on a perfect pass for a ...

Iowa denies Nebraska bowl game

LINCOLN, Neb. — Keith Duncan kicked a 48-yard field goal with a second left to lift Iowa past Nebraska, 27-24, and keep the Cornhuskers out of the postseason for a third consecutive season. The Hawkeyes (9-3, 6-3 Big Ten) overcame a sluggish second half offensively to beat the Cornhuskers ...

Report: Schiano, Rutgers back on

The Associated Press Greg Schiano could be returning to Rutgers after all. A source close to the New Jersey university, the coach and insiders in the football program, told The Associated Press on Wednesday night there is now optimism an agreement can be reached. The person spoke on the ...