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Achane runs for 215 yards, Texas A&M stuns No. 6 LSU 38-23

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Devon Achane had a career-best 215 yards rushing with two touchdowns, and Texas A&M stunned No. 6 LSU 38-23 on Saturday night, all but certainly knocking the Tigers out of contention for the College Football Playoff. "They have done some incredible things ...

Pitt rolls past Miami 42-16, Hurricanes finish at 5-7

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Kedon Slovis threw three touchdown passes, all to Jared Wayne, and Israel Abanikanda rushed for two touchdowns as Pittsburgh rolled past Miami 42-16 on Saturday night and eliminated the Hurricanes from bowl contention. Miami (5-7, 3-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) ...

Ayton has 29 points, 21 rebounds as Suns edge Jazz 113-112

PHOENIX (AP) — Deandre Ayton notched season highs with 29 points and 21 rebounds, Devin Booker added 27 points and the Phoenix Suns held on for a hard-fought 113-112 win over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night. The Jazz led 81-78 after three quarters, but the Suns pushed ahead 99-93 by midway ...

James’ season-high 39 points lead Lakers by Spurs, 143-138

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James picked the perfect time for his best offensive output of the season. James scored a season-high 39 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Los Angeles Lakers escaped with a 143-138 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night. "We gave up a ton in ...

Oilers score 4 times in third period to defeat Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) — Leon Draisaitl scored on the power play with just over two minutes to play and the Edmonton Oilers rallied for four third-period goals to shock the New York Rangers 4-3 Saturday. Jack Campbell made 20 saves, while defenseman Evan Bouchard scored twice and Dylan Holloway got ...

Hughes has first NHL hat trick, Devils beat Capitals 5-1

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jack Hughes had his first career NHL hat trick, Vitek Vanececk made 38 saves against his former team and the New Jersey Devils beat the Washington Capitals 5-1 on Saturday for coach Lindy Ruff's 800th victory. "It's exciting," Hughes said. "Couple of two-goal games in my ...

Islanders score 3 times in 3rd, beat Flyers 5-2

NEW YORK (AP) — Brock Nelson and Anthony Beauvillier scored 22 seconds apart early in the third period, Semyon Varlamov made 25 saves and the New York Islanders beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 for their fourth straight victory. The teams will complete the home-and-home set in Philadelphia ...

Syracuse scores 26 straight, snaps 5-game skid, beats BC

BOSTON (AP) — Garrett Shrader completed 21 of 27 passes for 285 yards and two touchdowns, and Syracuse scored 26 straight points to overcome an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit, snap a five-game losing streak and beat Boston College 32-23 on Saturday night. Oronde Gadsden II caught six passes ...

Boyd has 16 in Florida Atlantic’s 73-56 win against Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nicholas Boyd had 16 points in Florida Atlantic's 73-56 win against Albany on Saturday. Boyd was 7 of 11 shooting (0 for 4 from distance) for the Owls (5-1). Michael Forrest shot 4 for 10, including 3 for 8 from beyond the arc to add 12 points. Jalen Gaffney recorded 11 ...

Jungers scores 17, Omaha defeats Southern 88-78

NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Luke Jungers scored 17 points as Omaha beat Southern 88-78 on Saturday night. Jungers added five rebounds for the Mavericks (3-4). Marquel Sutton scored 15 points while going 6 of 7 from the field, and added five rebounds. JJ White was 4 of 7 shooting, including 2 for ...

No. 21 Baylor women edge No. 23 Villanova 75-70

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Caitlin Bickle scored the last five points of the game, finishing with 18 to go with 12 rebounds, and No. 21 Baylor held off No. 23 Villanova 75-70 in the Gulf Coast Showcase semifinals on Saturday. After Villanova's Lucy Olsen tied the game at 70 with two minutes to go, ...

FAU fires Willie Taggart after 3 seasons, 15-18 record

Florida Atlantic fired Willie Taggart on Saturday, only hours after the end of a third consecutive five-win season and no bowl bid for the second time in that span. Taggart was 15-18 in his three seasons with the Owls — 5-4 in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, then 5-7 in each of the last ...

Thomas, with pick-6, lifts Middle Tennesse over FIU 33-28

MIAMI (AP) — Jakobe Thomas returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to give Middle Tennessee a 33-28 victory over Florida International on Saturday night. Thomas stepped in front of Rivaldo Fairweather, who had caught three touchdown passes, and ran ...

No. 22 Michigan women pull out win over USF 63-58

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Leigha Brown scored 14 of her 23 points in the second half, nine in the fourth quarter, and No. 22 Michigan turned back South Florida 63-58 on Saturday in the Gulf Coast Showcase. Carla Brito opened the fourth quarter with a 3-pointer and layup to give the Bulls a 50-43 ...

Jordan Kyrou scores in OT, Blues rally to beat Panthers 5-4

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Jordan Kyrou scored his second goal of the game at 1:08 of overtime to give the St. Louis Blues to a 5-4 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night. St. Louis overcame a three-goal deficit in the third period, tying it on Vladimir Tarasenko's goal with 3:49 ...

No. 25 UCF beats rival USF 46-39 to reach AAC title game

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alec Holler made a leaping, one-handed catch for a touchdown on a 14-yard pass from Mikey Keene with 20 seconds remaining to lead No. 25 UCF to a 46-39 win over South Florida on Saturday night and earn a spot in the American Athletic Conference championship game. Keene ...

Lairy scores 25 as Miami (OH) defeats Little Rock 80-67

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Mekhi Lairy had 25 points and Miami (Ohio) beat Little Rock 80-67 on Saturday. Lairy also added five rebounds and six assists for the RedHawks (2-4). Billy Smith scored 18 points while finishing 6 of 10 from 3-point range, and added five rebounds. Anderson Mirambeaux was ...

Hemby scores 3 TDs, Maryland shuts out Rutgers 37-0

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Taulia Tagovailoa was impressive again, battling through his knee problems to pass for over 300 yards and a touchdown. Not that Maryland needed a big offensive showing on this day. The Terrapins held Rutgers to seven first downs and posted their first shutout over a ...

Simmons scores 23, Southern Indiana takes down Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Jelani Simmons had 23 points in Southern Indiana's 69-57 win over Bowling Green on Saturday night. Simmons shot 9 for 16, including 4 for 9 from beyond the arc for the Screaming Eagles (3-3). Gary Solomon scored 21 points while going 8 of 14 and 4 of 4 from the ...

No. 3 Michigan beats Ohio State for 2nd straight year, 45-23

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After Michigan beat Ohio State with stunning ease for the second straight year, Wolverines defensive back Mike Mike Sainristil grabbed a huge maize and blue flag and rushed with teammates to the block "O" in the middle of the Ohio Stadium turf. Sainristil forcefully ...