USC set to battle Stanford...Source: Fisher takes Texas A&M job ... Raiders guard fined by NFL
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — There’s a big game tonight in Top 25 college football. It features two conference rivals. No. 11 Southern California meets No. 14 Stanford in the Pac-12 title game with a spot in the Fiesta Bowl on the line. Stanford was overpowered by the Trojans 42-24 in the second game of the season. The loser of tonight’s contest loser will go to a lower-tier bowl, with USC likely targeted for the Alamo Bowl and Stanford for the Holiday Bowl.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two people with direct knowledge of the decision say Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has resigned to take the same job at Texas A&M. Fisher handed in his resignation after a meeting with university President John Thrasher on Friday, according to the people. Fisher leaves Florida State after eight seasons where he went 83-23. He will replace Kevin Sumlin at Texas A&M.
NEW YORK (AP) — Oakland Raiders guard Gabe Jackson has been fined $30,387 by the NFL for making contact with an official during the Raiders’ victory over the Denver Broncos last Sunday. Jackson was ejected from the game when he made contact with official Laird Hayes in the first quarter during a brawl that began when Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib and Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree shoved each other.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The NBA says New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been fined $25,000 in connection with his ejection from a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. An NBA official says the Pelicans star forward is being fined for verbally abusing a game official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner following his ejection. Davis, a four-time All-Star, had never been ejected from a game previously.
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says Major League Baseball owners have approved a new posting agreement with their apanese counterparts in a move that allows bidding to start for coveted pitcher and outfielder Shohei Ohtani. Ohtani is being put up for bid by the Nippon Ham Fighters for the maximum $20 million posting fee, starting a 21-day window for the 23-year-old to reach agreement on a contract with an MLB team