Update on the latest sports
T25 FOOTBALL-PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — No. 17 Utah plays No. 10 Washington Friday night for the Pac-12 title and a trip to the Rose Bowl.
Utah, which moved to the Pac-12 in 2011, has made a bowl game the past four years but is seeking its first trip ever to the Rose Bowl.
The Huskies are playing in the conference title game for the second time. They beat Colorado in the conference title game two years ago, earning a spot in the four-team playoff. Washington hasn’t been to the Rose Bowl since the end of the 2000 season.
The two teams met previously on Sept. 15, with the Huskies winning 21-7 at Utah behind 143 yards rushing and a touchdown from Myles Gaskin
This marks the first time since 2010 that Washington played the same team twice in a year, having beaten Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl that year after losing in the regular season. Utah last had a rematch during the season in 1945 against Denver.
No. 21 Buffalo beats Milwaukee 96-77 at Belfast Classic
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Jeremy Harris scored 21 points, Nick Perkins added 20 with nine rebounds, and No. 21 Buffalo beat Milwaukee 96-77 on Friday in the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic.
CJ Massinburg contributed 16 points as the Bulls improved to 6-0 for the first time since the 1930-31 season.
Buffalo will meet San Francisco in the championship game of the Goliath bracket on Saturday. Milwaukee will play Stephen F. Austin in the consolation game.
IOC orders inquiry into troubled amateur boxing body AIBA
UNDATED (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has ordered an inquiry into the amateur boxing federation, which elected an alleged heroin trafficker as president four weeks ago.
The IOC says AIBA cannot contact organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics during the inquiry.
The IOC says the inquiry into finance, governance and ethics by a three-member panel “can lead to the withdrawal of recognition” of AIBA.
One option for the IOC is to organize an Olympic boxing tournament, including qualifying, outside of AIBA’s control.
AIBA member federations elected Gafur Rakhimov of Uzbekistan as president in Moscow on Nov. 3 despite the U.S. Treasury Department putting him on a sanctions list.
Rakhimov denies links to organized crime networks and the international drug trade.
Brian Agler resigns as coach of WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brian Agler, who led the Los Angeles Sparks to the WNBA championship in 2016, has resigned as coach after four years.
The team made the announcement Friday without explanation. Executive vice president and general manager Penny Toler thanked Toler for his contributions and wished him the best in the future.
Agler was hired as the 12th coach in franchise history on Jan. 5, 2015. In his first season, the team made its league-leading 15th playoff appearance.
In 2016, the Sparks had a regular-season record of 26-8 and won the franchise’s third championship. Nneka Ogwumike was named league MVP, Candace Parker earned finals MVP honors and Jantel Lavender was the Sixth Woman of the Year.
Agler is the first coach in league history to win titles with two different teams. He guided the Seattle Storm to the 2010 WNBA championship.
9-year-old girl helps Stephen Curry fix online shoe access
TORONTO (AP) — A letter from a 9-year-old girl has helped Stephen Curry fix online access to his shoes for kids.
Riley Morrison of Napa, California, wrote to Curry to tell him she couldn’t buy his Curry 5 shoes because they weren’t available on the Under Armour website. They were only marketed to boys.
The two-time MVP and five-time All-Star replied with an apology , saying in a hand-written response he’s been working with Under Armour to remedy the situation. Curry promised to send Morrison two pairs of shoes, including the new Curry 6 model.
He also invited her to the Warriors home game on March 8, International Women’s Day.
Curry missed his 11th straight game Thursday because of a strained left groin and didn’t speak to reporters. He’s expected to return Saturday at Detroit.