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B.C. Lions linebacker Solomon Elimimian was honored Thursday night as the Canadian Football League's outstanding player, becoming the first pure defensive player to win the award.

Brazilian soccer great Pele, who is being treated for a urinary infection, is in good condition and is expected to leave the hospital in the next few days, his spokesman said Thursday.

Rivalries are like a big Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings -- oh so appetizing but with the potential to leave you feeling sick and sleepy.

The coaching carousel will start spinning fast when the regular season ends for many teams on Saturday. One coach who should have a far more enjoyable Thanksgiving weekend now is Virginia's Mike London. Athletic director Craig Littlepage announced Wednesday, two days before the Cavaliers (5-6) play rival Virginia Tech, that London would return next season.

Pittsburgh opened the Maui Invitational by winning a game it was supposed to and lost in embarrassing fashion in the semifinals.

Instead of calling timeout to set up a potential game-winning shot, Purdue calmly brought the ball up the court and fed it to A.J. Hammons into the post.

The Redskins will start Colt McCoy over Griffin on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, the latest development in a stunning tailspin for the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

The Hawaii men's basketball team saw a 21-point lead trimmed to one in the second half, but the Rainbow Warriors pushed back against Marist and completed a 62-55 victory on Day 2 of the Gulf Coast Showcase at Germain Arena in Estero, Fla., on Tuesday.

Kaleb Tarczewski scored 18 points, Gabe York added 15 and No. 3 Arizona hung on to win its first close game of the season, beating Kansas State 72-68 Tuesday in the Maui Invitational semifinals.

Chase Fischer launched one shot after another from behind the 3-point arc, not really paying attention to anything other than the ball going through the net.

Junior outside hitter Keani Passi, the 2012 junior college national player of the year at Southern Idaho, is no longer with the Hawaii volleyball program.

Boston's teams are having a bad month on social media. The latest gaffe: an innocuous, but ill-timed, tweet that the Red Sox rushed to delete.

The Hawaii men's basketball team went a long way to play in the Gulf Coast Showcase, and it showed late in the Rainbow Warriors' first game of the eight-team tournament on Monday.

Slow starts and strong finishes are nothing new to Arizona. The Wildcats did it in three games on the mainland and started the Maui Invitational the same way.

Kansas State's Marcus Foster felt he let his team down with a poor shooting performance against Long Beach State.

The Browns say they are aware of an "incident" reportedly involving rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel and a fight at a downtown hotel where he lives.

Free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a multiyear contract, a person with knowledge of the deal said.

Swarmed by the blitzing rush of the best team in the NFL, Russell Wilson scrambled, slipped, eluded and finally got the Seattle Seahawks in the end zone.

The ground game with Eddie Lacy was working so well for Green Bay that even Aaron Rodgers wanted a running play to try to put Minnesota away.

Florida State is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, followed by Alabama, Oregon and Mississippi State. The top four teams were unchanged for the first time since late September.

Manny Pacquiao is done taking the high road, tired of pretending he doesn't care. At long last he has Floyd Mayweather Jr. right where he wants him. And this time he's not about to let him slip away without a fight.

Melvin Gordon surpassed 2,000 yard rushing with 200 yards and two touchdowns, and 14th-ranked Wisconsin held off Iowa 26-24 on Saturday for its sixth straight win.

Boxing is a hurt business, as Manny Pacquiao found out when he ended up face down on the canvas after being knocked out just three fights ago by Juan Manuel Marquez.

Aaseem Dixon scored 30 points to lead Northern Arizona to its first season win, a 73-52 victory over Fresno State on Thursday night.

Rookie Derek Carr gave the Oakland Raiders something to celebrate for a change.

Snowed out in Buffalo, the Bills are heading to Detroit to play their "home" game against the New York Jets on Monday night.

The NFL has chosen to relocate the Bills' home game against the New York Jets on Sunday because of a severe lake-effect snowstorm that has paralyzed much of the region over the past week, league spokesman Michael Signora said in an email on Thursday.

Philip Rivers is listed on the San Diego Chargers' practice report as having a chest injury and coach Mike McCoy says the quarterback will play Sunday against St. Louis.

Jason Kidd revealed a distrust of the Nets' front office and a desire to get past his messy departure from the franchise when he returned to Brooklyn on Wednesday as coach of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Jason Collins, the first openly gay man to play in the NBA, announced Wednesday his retirement from the league.

With just three weeks until the College Football Playoff committee releases its final rankings, Alabama, Oregon and Florida State seem to be in control of their championship chances.

The NFL players' union wants the league and its owners to take disciplining players out of the hands of Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Police in Delaware have interviewed NASCAR driver Kurt Busch and are continuing to investigate allegations by his ex-girlfriend that he assaulted her during the September race at Dover International Speedway.

Dakari Johnson scored 11 points, Andrew Harrison had 10 and No. 1 Kentucky used a dominant defense to blow out No. 4 Kansas 72-40 in Tuesday night's Champions Classic.

The NFL has fined Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch $50,000 for violations of the league's media policy.

If the NFL's estimated $1 billion settlement of concussion claims isn't approved, the league will pursue "scorched-earth litigation," a lead lawyer for former players said Wednesday.

Former Marquette assistant coach Brad Autry has joined the Hawaii men's basketball team as an assistant coach under Benjy Taylor.

Manny Pacquiao didn't need the huge bouquet of flowers he was holding to feel welcome in this gambling enclave, where he will be fighting at an odd hour Sunday against an opponent who has to already feel as though he won boxing's biggest lottery.

The NFL has suspended Adrian Peterson without pay for at least the rest of the season.

This time, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat their struggling opponent. Ben Roethlisberger threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown with 9:01 left, and the Steelers edged the Tennessee Titans 27-24 on Monday night.

University of Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw won't be charged with domestic violence after he sprained both ankles jumping from a balcony after arguing with his girlfriend, authorities said.

A memoir when you're still a teenager may seem premature, but not for Mo'ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game.

Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least three visiting NFL teams' medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players' claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs.

University of Hawaii outside linebacker TJ Taimatuia was named the Mountain West Conference's defensive player of the week on Monday.

Kevin Harvick has claimed his first career Sprint Cup championship with a win in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Shayne Davern ran for two touchdowns, including the decisive score in overtime, and Air Force hung on to beat Nevada 45-38 on a snowy Saturday for its fourth win in a row.

Rakeem Cato threw four touchdown passes, Devon Johnson rushed for 199 yards and a score and No. 21 Marshall beat Rice 41-14 on Saturday.

Reid Taubenheim kicked a 35-yard field goal with 4 seconds left as North Dakota upset Northern Arizona 30-28 Saturday in the Big Sky Conference.

Praise for Penn State's offensive line this year has been rare but coach James Franklin jumped at the opportunity on Saturday.

Tony Stewart moved slowly through the garage, still hobbled a bit by a lingering limp in his surgically repaired right leg.

Up by two points at halftime Saturday at Illinois, Iowa felt like it should have been ahead by much, much more. The 9-7 lead seemed to almost defy the Hawkeyes' 294 yards of offense and their four long drives down the field.

Leon Allen broke the Conference USA single-game rushing yards record with 345 yards and three touchdowns as the Hilltoppers defeated Army 52-24.

Takahiro Norimoto combined with three relievers on a no-hitter, and Japan beat the Major League Baseball All-Stars 4-0 on Saturday in a game in which Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano broke his toe.

A day before the 2014-15 season opener, freshman forward Sammis Reyes has rejoined the Hawaii men's basketball team.

Clayton Kershaw has become the first pitcher to win the National League MVP award in nearly a half-century.

LeBron James won't let his two sons play organized football because of the sport's health risks.

The world's former No. 1-rated female boxer has pulled out of her much-anticipated Ultimate Fighting Championship debut.

Reinforcements are on the way for the San Diego Chargers, who hope to snap a three-game losing streak when they host the winless Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Everyone expected Clayton Kershaw to pitch a shutout, and he did — a unanimous choice for the NL Cy Young Award.

Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin is facing a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from a scuffle with a man at a Las Vegas Strip nightclub, according to court records obtained Wednesday.

In the days before his last fight -- a stunning upset few in boxing saw coming -- Chris Algieri worked his regular job as a personal trainer. At night he went home to his parents' house on Long Island, where he lives in the basement.

It wasn't the year for the everyman poker hobbyist at the World Series of Poker's final main event table, but rather it was a matchup of skilled professionals with online poker pedigrees, backed by teams of strategists stockpiled with data.

Four months after Chael Sonnen's performance-enhancing drug use got him kicked out of the octagon and off television, the ex-UFC middleweight is getting another chance to tell the world about his sport.

The Santa Clara County district attorney's office has declined to file charges against San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald in a domestic violence investigation stemming from his Aug. 31 arrest.

The Arizona Cardinals have won five in a row, have the best record in the NFL and are 8-1 for the first time in 66 years. All of which is overshadowed by a knee injury to quarterback Carson Palmer.

Aaron Rodgers diagnosed the blown Chicago Bears coverage. Jordy Nelson caught the pass and slipped away from one defender. Randall Cobb waved his fellow receiver over in his direction so he could throw a block.

Colin Kaepernick completed a 51-yard pass on fourth down to sustain a game-tying drive, Ahmad Brooks sacked and stripped Drew Brees in overtime, and Phil Dawson kicked a 35-yard field goal to cap San Francisco's stirring 27-24 victory over New Orleans on Sunday.

Michael Vick threw two touchdown passes and the New York Jets forced four turnovers while shutting down Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers in a stunning 20-13 victory Sunday that ended an eight-game losing streak.

Michael Vick has become the first quarterback in NFL history to reach 6,000 yards rushing, getting the milestone in the third quarter of the New York Jets' game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ernie Vandeweghe, a New York Knicks player in the post-World War II era and father of former NBA star Kiki Vandeweghe and three other top athletes, has died. He was 86.

The San Francisco 49ers have scratched injured starting linebackers Patrick Willis and Dan Skuta for Sunday's game against New Orleans.

Saint Louis School alum Marcus Mariota throws three TD passes and runs for another in a 51-27 win.

Nikki Taylor put down 15 kills and Olivia Magill added 12 as Hawaii defeated Cal State Northridge 25-16, 22-25, 25-23, 25-18 in a critical Big West volleyball match Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Jadrian Clark had three touchdown passes and Weber State notched its first win of the season on Saturday, a 24-12 victory over North Dakota.

Wallace was 11 for 15 for 140 yards, including scoring strikes of 66 and 23 yards to Vince Sanders and ran for a 9-yard score as the Rebels (8-2,4-2 SEC West) built a 35-0 halftime lead.

Sam Ficken kicked a 27-yard go-ahead field goal and Penn State defeated Indiana 13-7 to snap a four-game skid.

Salanoa-Alo Wily scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 2-yard run with 2:34 remaining and Kahuku scored 20 unanswered points to come from behind and defeat Hilo 20-10 in the opening round of the First Hawaiian Bank/HHSAA Football State Championships on Friday night.

Sophomore Nikki Taylor put down 17 kills and junior Tai Manu-Olevao and freshman Kalei Greeley added 12 each but it was not enough as Hawaii fell to No. 23 Long Beach State 27-25, 25-22, 18-25, 17-25, 15-10 Friday night in a Big West volleyball match at the Stan Sheriff Center.

The last two Heisman Trophy winners have swept through college football like comets through the night sky. Johnny Manziel and Jameis Winston went from first-year starters to folk heroes (and eventually to anti-heroes in the eyes of many fans) in just a few games. Marcus Mariota, the front-runner to win the Heisman this year, is on a different path.

The University of Hawaii softball team overpowered BYU-Hawaii and Hawaii-Hilo to open its Kama'aina Tournament on Friday.

Cornerback Joe Haden led a line of Browns players jumping to slap hands with joyous fans in the first row. The stadium was filled with the sound of woofing.

The Hawaii men's basketball team eked out a 62-55 win over Division II Hawaii Pacific University in an exhibition game on Thursday night at the Stan Sheriff Center.

A former New York Giants player facing a sex assault charge in New Jersey has been released on bail.

If Adrian Peterson is allowed to return to the Minnesota Vikings this season, the reunion won't happen swiftly.

Tony Romo practiced Thursday for the first time since arriving in London, and the Dallas Cowboys' quarterback says his injured back is getting better.

The Pac-12's division leaders, Oregon and Arizona State, can pad their playoff resumes with big wins this week in what figures to be the toughest test left for both teams.

Stephen Curry had 28 points and seven assists, Draymond Green scored a career-high 24 points and the Golden State Warriors remained unbeaten with their most impressive performance yet, crushing the Los Angeles Clippers 121-104 on Wednesday night.

Utah State wide receiver Gregory Weichers has been indefinitely suspended from the team on the same day he was cited on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute.

The only thing more magnetic than Colorado State receiver Rashard Higgins' hands may be his personality. The sophomore simply enjoys standing out in a crowd, especially around campus. He wears a dyed gold streak through his hair, just so "all eyes are on me," he laughed.

Former major league pitcher Brad Halsey has died in a recreational climbing accident. He was 33.

A lawyer for the University of Miami's former pitching coach says Alex Rodriguez admitted to federal investigators he used steroids.

Ray Rice has arrived for his appeal hearing at the offices of former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones in New York.

Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson will avoid jail time after reaching a plea agreement in his child abuse case.

The Indianapolis Colts weren't going to have a hangover from last week's defeat.

FIFA is targeting two options for holding the 2022 World Cup in the winter in Qatar, and organizers think that is "ideal" for the Middle East.

Wilson Kipsang, a former world-record holder, needed to force himself to slow down. The Kenyan star had entered his first New York City Marathon to challenge himself on a hilly course with no pacemaker. A windy morning made for quite the test Sunday, and Kipsang proved he can win a strategic race.

The action at the Redskins-Vikings game started Sunday morning outside the stadium in Minnesota, as a crowd estimated by organizers around 5,000 rallied against Washington's divisive nickname.

With a fourth-string quarterback under center for Utah State, the University of Hawaii liked its chances in Saturday night's Mountain West Conference football game.

Marcus Mariota finally beat Stanford. Now on to the rest of the season and perhaps a shot at the playoffs after fifth-ranked Oregon snapped a two-game losing streak to the Cardinal with a 45-16 victory Saturday night.

Park won the LPGA Taiwan Championship on Sunday for her third victory of the year and 12th tour title, holding off Lewis by two strokes.

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