• January 22, 2017

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AP TOP 25 REWIND: No. 7 Creighton has rough week of losses

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — In a week when three top-10 teams in the AP Top 25 lost, No. 7 Creighton might have taken the biggest hit.

Mayor loves his team: He's booted after protesting a call

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Greeley Mayor Tom Norton is there for his hometown University of Northern Colorado men's basketball team. Unless he gets ejected after protesting a referees' call.

Oregon assistant football coach to be fired after DUI arrest

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon says the football co-offensive coordinator will be fired after his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence, marking the latest problem for the team.

Spurs coach Popovich blasts President Trump

CLEVELAND (AP) — Gregg Popovich would bench President Donald Trump.

Local college basketball roundup

King’s last-second 3-pointer lifts UMHB men over Sul Ross St.

Matthew Dellavedova, tennis player? Nope, it's his cousin

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Basketball fans may have done a double take upon seeing the Australian Open schedule on Sunday: Matthew Dellavedova was playing his first-round match on Court 7.

Trier returns, No. 14 Arizona shuts down No. 3 UCLA 96-85

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Boosted by the return of Allonzo Trier, No. 14 Arizona showed off a potent offense to go along with its swarming defense.

Lucic-Baroni, Brady take different paths to success at slams

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For both the veteran, Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, and the newcomer, Jennifer Brady, it's a completely unexpected position to be in: Playing for a spot in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.

Savannah St., Citadel all about shooting 3s, shooting fast

Savannah State coach Horace Broadnax pulled a fast one on his players before the season, and now the Tigers have the fastest offense in Division I basketball.

Las Vegas teen charged as adult in football player slaying

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A fight over name-calling between girlfriends promoted a fight that resulted in the death of a Missouri State University football player outside his Las Vegas home, according to a police report about the arrest of a teenager charged Friday as an adult with murder.

Power 5 conferences vote to stop spring practices off campus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Any coaches wanting to follow Jim Harbaugh's lead and take a team off-campus just for practice to build their brand name and boost recruiting likely have missed that opportunity.

Watson among 103 to give up eligibility to enter NFL draft

NEW YORK (AP) — For the second straight year, more than 100 players are giving up college eligibility to enter the NFL draft.

Spring League invites Rice, Manziel, adds former NFL players

An independent football league debuting in April is embracing high-profile NFL players who were shunned, extending invitations to Johnny Manziel and Ray Rice and lining up several former draft picks with the promise of a shot to display their talent.

UCLA's Ball, Villanova's Josh Hart lead list of top players

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It didn't take long to spot college basketball's top performers this season, not with star UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball flirting with a triple-double and Kansas' Frank Mason III scoring 30 on opening night.

Longtime Miami Herald sports columnist Edwin Pope dies at 88

MIAMI (AP) — Edwin Pope, an award-winning sports columnist who covered the first 47 Super Bowls and spent more than 50 years with the Miami Herald, has died at 88.

UCLA's Ball, Villanova's Josh Hart lead list of top players

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It didn't take long to spot college basketball's top performers this season, not with star UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball flirting with a triple-double and Kansas' Frank Mason III scoring 30 on opening night.

How low? 'Limbo Queen' slips under airport bench on layover

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A record-setting limbo dancer gave Philadelphia airport passengers some free entertainment this week when she scooted under a bench at a terminal.

The low-cost contributors on each of the NFL's final 4 teams

The construction of a Super Bowl team starts and stops with a championship-caliber quarterback.

Goran Dragic evolving as a player and a leader for Heat

MIAMI (AP) — Goran Dragic has already been mentioned in trade rumors, and it's quite reasonable to think that will continue over the next few weeks.

Local college roundup

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: UMHB men bow to Howard Payne

BROWNWOOD — Mary Hardin-Baylor led by 17 points only 8 minutes in but it was a struggle from there for the Crusaders, who lost to Howard Payne 75-70 on Thursday night.

The Latest: George W. Bush says ill parents "much better"

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the hospitalizations of former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush (all times local):

Arizona's Trier tested positive for PED

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona sophomore Allonzo Trier, who has yet to play this season, admitted Wednesday that he tested positive for a banned performance-enhancing drug.

Basketball player: Co-defendant killed man during robbery

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A Western Michigan University basketball player charged with murder in the shooting death of a student during a robbery says his co-defendant pulled the trigger.

Great 3-point night doesn't mean a win for No. 15 Notre Dame

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — When teams make 15 or more 3-pointers while shooting over 65 percent from beyond the arc, it is usually a sure sign of a win.