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CHICAGO | Bears clinch NFC North with 24-17 victory over Packers

CHICAGO — Mitchell Trubisky threw for two touchdowns, Eddie Jackson ended Aaron Rodgers’ NFL-record streak without an interception and the Chicago Bears clinched the NFC North with a 24-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. The Bears (10-4) secured their first playoff appearance since the 2010 team won the NFC North, and clinching … Continue reading CHICAGO | Bears clinch NFC North with 24-17 victory over Packers

MINNEAPOLIS | Cook carries Vikings past Dolphins 41-17

MINNEAPOLIS— Dalvin Cook had a career-high 136 yards and two touchdowns on a season-high 19 carries for Minnesota as the Vikings recommitted themselves to running the ball. They stayed in control of a spot in the playoffs with a 41-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Latavius Murray added 68 rushing yards and a … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Cook carries Vikings past Dolphins 41-17

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M | Utah State routs North Texas 52-13 in New Mexico Bowl

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M — Jordan Love threw for 359 yards and four touchdowns and Jalen Greene had six catches for 151 yards and a score to help Utah State rout North Texas 52-13 in the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday. Interim coach Frank Maile directed the Aggies (11-2) after Matt Wells left to take the Texas … Continue reading ALBUQUERQUE, N.M | Utah State routs North Texas 52-13 in New Mexico Bowl

Amari Cooper’s impact on Cowboys immeasurable

Nobody is questioning Jerry Jones anymore about trading a first-round pick for Amari Cooper. The Cowboys are 5-1 since the 24-year-old wide receiver was acquired from Oakland for a 2019 selection that will likely be in the 20s. They’re one win from securing the NFC East title after Cooper dominated the Philadelphia Eagles last week, … Continue reading Amari Cooper’s impact on Cowboys immeasurable

The Latest: Alabama ties Georgia on first pay of 2nd quarter

The Latest on college football’s championship Saturday (all times Eastern): 5:50 p.m. Memphis has played UCF close twice during the Knights’ 24-game winning streak, and the Tigers are giving the defending AAC champions fits again. Running back Darrell Henderson has rushed for three touchdowns and also thrown for one to help Memphis to a 38-21 … Continue reading The Latest: Alabama ties Georgia on first pay of 2nd quarter

Iowa TE Noah Fant to declare for NFL Draft, skip bowl game

Iowa junior tight end Noah Fant says he’s leaving school early to enter the NFL draft. Fant announced on his Instagram page on Friday that he intends to forego his final season of eligibility to turn pro. Fant, a native of Omaha, Nebraska, also told the Omaha World-Herald that he plans to skip Iowa’s upcoming … Continue reading Iowa TE Noah Fant to declare for NFL Draft, skip bowl game

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: FIRST GENE-EDITED BABIES CLAIMED IN CHINA A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies — DNA he says he altered with a powerful new tool, AP learns. MEXICO TO TAKE STRONG ACTION … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

BOSTON | No. 19 Syracuse finishes surprising season by beating BC

BOSTON  — Syracuse coach Dino Babers was watching Eric Dungey in practice this week when he realized his quarterback didn’t look like a guy who had an injury. “He did something that was really, really natural,” Babers said. “All the hair stood up on my arm because right then I knew we had a chance … Continue reading BOSTON | No. 19 Syracuse finishes surprising season by beating BC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Chiefs take confidence from shootout loss to Rams

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs walked out of Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles late Monday night confident that they could beat the Rams if they should get a rematch in the Super Bowl. If only they don’t have to beat themselves, too. For all the positives the Chiefs did during their 54-51 … Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Mo. | Chiefs take confidence from shootout loss to Rams

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J | Barkley scores 3 TDs, Manning throws 2, Giants win again

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J— Saquon Barkley ran for a career-high 142 yards and scored three touchdowns as the New York Giants held off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38-35 on Sunday to win consecutive games for the first time since December 2016. Eli Manning also threw two touchdown passes and linebacker Alec Ogletree returned one of the … Continue reading EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J | Barkley scores 3 TDs, Manning throws 2, Giants win again

NEW YORK | No. 3 Notre Dame slams Syracuse 36-3 at Yankee Stadium

NEW YORK  — Ian Book returned to the starting lineup for No. 3 Notre Dame and threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns as the Fighting Irish routed No. 12 Syracuse 36-3 at Yankee Stadium on Saturday to stay on target for a trip to the College Football Playoff. The Fighting Irish held out Book … Continue reading NEW YORK | No. 3 Notre Dame slams Syracuse 36-3 at Yankee Stadium

BOSTON | Harvard beats Yale 45-27 as The Game sets scoring record

BOSTON — Tom Stewart threw for 312 yards and three touchdowns before being wheeled off on a stretcher in the fourth quarter, leading Harvard to a 45-27 victory over Yale on Saturday at Fenway Park in the highest-scoring matchup in the 143-year history of The Game. The senior, playing his last game, scrambled for 1 … Continue reading BOSTON | Harvard beats Yale 45-27 as The Game sets scoring record

GAINESVILLE, Fla. | No. 13 Florida rides Feleipe Franks’ arm to rout Idaho 63-10

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Feleipe Franks passed for 274 yards and three touchdowns — all in the first half — and No. 13 Florida ran up 600 total yards Saturday to rout overmatched Idaho 63-10. Florida rolled to a 49-0 lead at halftime. Gators defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson returned an interception 26 yards for a touchdown … Continue reading GAINESVILLE, Fla. | No. 13 Florida rides Feleipe Franks’ arm to rout Idaho 63-10

STARKVILLE, Miss. | Fitzgerald leads No. 25 Mississippi St past Arkansas 52-6

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Nick Fitzgerald threw for four touchdowns and ran for another score to lead No. 25 Mississippi State over Arkansas 52-6 on Saturday. In his final home game, Fitzgerald had another big performance in a career full of them. He completed 9 of 14 passes for 127 yards and also ran for 85 … Continue reading STARKVILLE, Miss. | Fitzgerald leads No. 25 Mississippi St past Arkansas 52-6

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. | Tied at half, No. 1 Alabama romps past The Citadel 50-17

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Tua Tagovailoa passed for 340 yards and three touchdowns but No. 1 Alabama struggled for 30-plus minutes before putting away The Citadel in a 50-17 victory on Saturday. The Crimson Tide (11-0), which had coasted against Southeastern Conference opponents, went into halftime tied 10-10 with the FCS Bulldogs (4-6). It wasn’t until … Continue reading TUSCALOOSA, Ala. | Tied at half, No. 1 Alabama romps past The Citadel 50-17

SANTA CLARA, Calif. | Manning’s late TD pass leads Giants past 49ers 27-23

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Eli Manning threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard with 53 seconds left and the New York Giants snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the San Francisco 49ers 27-23 on Monday night. “It meams a lot,” Manning said. “That’s what I told the guys this week. We’ve worked too … Continue reading SANTA CLARA, Calif. | Manning’s late TD pass leads Giants past 49ers 27-23

INDIANAPOLIS | Luck, Ebron lead Colts past struggling Jaguars 29-26

INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck threw three touchdown passes in the first half and the Indianapolis Colts’ defense forced a late turnover Sunday to preserve a 29-26 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Indy (4-5) has won three straight. Tight end Eric Ebron had a career-high three touchdowns, including one on a 2-yard run, all in the … Continue reading INDIANAPOLIS | Luck, Ebron lead Colts past struggling Jaguars 29-26

The Latest: Bills LeSean McCoy has Jets on the run

The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST): 3:10 p.m. Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has plenty to talk about now while enjoying his best game of the season. Three quarters into Buffalo’s game at the New York Jets, McCoy has already topped 100 yards rushing for the first time since … Continue reading The Latest: Bills LeSean McCoy has Jets on the run

PISCATAWAY, N.J. | Patterson throws 3 TDs, No. 4 Michigan beats Rutgers 42-7

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Shea Patterson threw for 260 yards and three touchdowns, Karan Higdon ran for a pair of 1-yard scores and No. 4 Michigan kept its national championship hopes intact with a 42-7 win over Rutgers on Saturday. The Wolverines (9-1, 7-0 Big Ten, No. 4 CFP) have won nine straight and remain in … Continue reading PISCATAWAY, N.J. | Patterson throws 3 TDs, No. 4 Michigan beats Rutgers 42-7

GAINESVILLE, Fla. | Franks quiets home crowd, Florida beats South Carolina 35-31

GAINESVILLE, Fla.— Feleipe Franks placed his index finger across his lips after both touchdown runs, sending a message to a home crowd that booed him earlier. After the second one, there was nothing Franks could have done to silence the Florida faithful. Franks accounted for three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with a little more … Continue reading GAINESVILLE, Fla. | Franks quiets home crowd, Florida beats South Carolina 35-31

MORGANTOWN, W.Va | Grier throws for 3 TDs, No. 7 West Virginia beats TCU 47-10

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Will Grier threw three touchdown passes and No. 7 West Virginia rolled to a 47-10 victory over TCU on Saturday. West Virginia (8-1, 6-1 Big 12, No. 9 CFP) had no trouble against the injury-riddled Horned Frogs (4-6, 2-5) as it pursues a possible berth in the conference championship game with two … Continue reading MORGANTOWN, W.Va | Grier throws for 3 TDs, No. 7 West Virginia beats TCU 47-10

STAT WATCH: Isabella 3rd WR in 5 years with 300-yard game

Andy Isabella of UMass posted only the third 300-yard receiving game in five years when he had 303 yards on nine catches against Liberty. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound senior from Mayfield, Ohio, is the nation’s leading receiver, with 77 catches for 1,394 yards. His 303 yards Saturday easily broke former New York Giants star Victor Cruz’s … Continue reading STAT WATCH: Isabella 3rd WR in 5 years with 300-yard game

SEATTLE | Rivers, Gordon leads Chargers past Seahawks 25-17

SEATTLE — Philip Rivers made his 200th consecutive start and kept the Los Angeles Chargers surging at the midpoint of the season, surviving a late rally by Seattle’s Russell Wilson. Rivers threw for 228 yards and two touchdowns, Melvin Gordon added 113 yards rushing and the Chargers won their fifth straight with a 25-17 win … Continue reading SEATTLE | Rivers, Gordon leads Chargers past Seahawks 25-17

TEMPE, Ariz. | Wilkins, Harry lead Sun Devils past No. 16 Utah 38-20

TEMPE, Ariz.— Arizona State’s Manny Wilkins, N’Keal Harry and Eno Benjamin shredded the No. 1-ranked defense in the Pac-12 and in the process threw the Pac-12 South race into a free-for-all. On an awful Saturday afternoon in the desert, No. 16 Utah lost sole possession of first place in the Pac-12 South and, worse yet, … Continue reading TEMPE, Ariz. | Wilkins, Harry lead Sun Devils past No. 16 Utah 38-20

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va | Hall runs wild and Pitt beats No. 23 Virginia, 23-13

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Darrin Hall ran for 229 yards and three touchdowns and Pittsburgh beat No. 23 Virginia 23-13 on Friday night. Hall scored on runs of 41, 2 and 75 yards, the latter a play after Virginia closed to 14-13 in the fourth quarter. The Panthers (5-4, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) botched the extra … Continue reading CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va | Hall runs wild and Pitt beats No. 23 Virginia, 23-13

ORLANDO, Fla | Milton throws 3 TDs, No. 9 Temple holds off Temple 52-40

ORLANDO, Fla. — No. 9 UCF only knows one way to answer questions about where it stands among the elite teams in college football — keep winning. The defending American Athletic Conference champions remained unbeaten Thursday night, pulling away from Temple late for a 52-40 victory that extended the nation’s longest winning streak and gave … Continue reading ORLANDO, Fla | Milton throws 3 TDs, No. 9 Temple holds off Temple 52-40

PHILADELPHIA | Eagles trade 3rd-round pick to Lions for Golden Tate

PHILADELPHIA— The Philadelphia Eagles have acquired wide receiver Golden Tate from the Detroit Lions for a third-round draft pick next year. Tate has 44 catches for 517 yards and three touchdowns this season. He joins Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor and Jordan Matthews, giving Carson Wentz another target. Tate wrote on Twitter: “It’s been real DETROIT! … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Eagles trade 3rd-round pick to Lions for Golden Tate

KANSAS CITY, Mo | complete season sweep of Broncos with 30-23 victory

KANSAS CITY, Mo  — Patrick Mahomes had another 300-yard passing day with four touchdowns. Kareem Hunt had another hurdling, tackle-breaking touchdown that gave the Chiefs a lead they’d never surrender. Travis Kelce and Sammy Watkins produced huge games, too, as the high-powered Kansas City offense once again made the incredible look downright casual in a … Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Mo | complete season sweep of Broncos with 30-23 victory

STARKVILLE, Miss | Mississippi State upsets No. 16 Texas A&M, 28-13

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Nick Fitzgerald threw for 241 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores to lead Mississippi State over No. 16 Texas A&M 28-13 on Saturday night. Mississippi State (5-3, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) won thanks to an unexpected boost from its passing game, which was among the least productive in the … Continue reading STARKVILLE, Miss | Mississippi State upsets No. 16 Texas A&M, 28-13

NORMAN, Okla | Kyler Murray lead No. 8 Oklahoma past Kansas State, 51-14

NORMAN, Okla.  — Kyler Murray passed for 352 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score to help No. 8 Oklahoma beat Kansas State 51-14 on Saturday. The Sooners (7-1, 4-1 Big 12) rolled up a season-high 702 total yards and only punted once, and that was in the fourth quarter after Murray was … Continue reading NORMAN, Okla | Kyler Murray lead No. 8 Oklahoma past Kansas State, 51-14