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December 30, 2018

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — There was only one Top 25 college basketball team in action today and they won. Iggy Brazdeikis scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half, and No. 2 Michigan eventually pulled away for a 74-52 victory over Binghamton. The Wolverines (13-0) led just 46-43 before a 19-4 run put the game away. Jordan Poole scored 18 points, and Zavier Simpson had two points, nine rebounds and a career-high 10 assists.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) —There’s been a surprise retirement in major college football. Mark Richt stepped down as Miami coach on Sunday, an announcement that caught the school off-guard and comes just days after the end of an underachieving season. Richt said he was not forced out, and that the decision to retire was his. Miami athletic director Blake James told The Associated Press that he was stunned when he got the news Sunday morning. Miami struggled to a 7-6 record this season.

HOUSTON (AP) —Major Applewhite is out as head football coach or the Houston Cougars after two seasons. The school announced the move a little more than a week after the Cougars were trounced in a 70-14 loss to Army in the Armed Forces Bowl . Houston (8-5) lost four of its last five games after starting 7-1 and earning a ranking in the AP Top 25 for one week in late October.

UNDATED (AP) — In NHL developments, Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice says defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will be “out for a while” after leaving Saturday’s game with a lower-body injury in the third period. Maurice, speaking to reporters on Sunday, said Byfuglien will not need surgery. And the Edmonton Oilers acquired defenseman Alexander Petrovic from the Florida Panthers on Sunday for defenseman Chris Wideman and a conditional third-round pick in the 2019 draft.

UNDATED (AP) — Six games are part of the NBA schedule today starting with Detroit at Orlando at 3:30 p.m. Later on it’s Chicago at Toronto, Minnesota at Miami, Oklahoma City at Dallas, Philadelphia at Portland, and Sacramento at the L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Only one game is on tap in the NHL, Vegas at Arizona.

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