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LUBBOCK, Texas — Kliff Kingsbury was fired Sunday by Texas Tech after the former record-setting Red Raiders quarterback had a losing overall record in his six seasons as their head coach. The move came a day after the Red Raiders finished their third consecutive losing season with a 35-24 loss to Baylor when they had a chance to get bowl eligible. That was their fifth straight loss after a 5-2 start this year, though it seems unlikely that a win in the finale would have saved Kingsbury’s job. SENT: 800 words, photos.
T25-COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL
Ohio State moved up to No. 6 in The Associated Press college football poll after trouncing rival Michigan. The Buckeyes jumped four spots and the Wolverines fell four to No. 8, but overall the rankings were relatively stable after the last weekend of the regular season. Going into next week, when each FBS conference will play a championship game, Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame are the top three for the sixth straight poll. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 450 words, photos.
HOUSTON — When the Houston Texans take the field on Monday night against the Tennessee Titans in their first game since Robert “Bob” McNair died on Friday they’ll all carry a reminder of the team’s late owner and founder. Affixed to the back of each player’s helmet as they try to set a franchise record with their eighth straight win will be a small decal in the shape of a football with simple white block letters bearing his initials of “RCM.” By Kristie Rieken. SENT: 880 words, photos.
— WORLD CUP-US — USA Basketball has added Julian Washburn to its roster for looming FIBA World Cup qualifying games at Argentina and Uruguay. Washburn is replacing Jarnell Stokes on the 12-man roster. SENT: 130 words.
ESTERO, Fla. — Sug Sutton needed a couple of minutes outside the victorious Texas locker room to figure out how to get her Gulf Coast Showcase MVP trophy back into its box. Like every other challenge she faced over the weekend, she found the answer. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 800 words
— ST EDWARDS-STEPHEN F AUSTIN — Shannon Bogues scored 16 points and Stephen F. Austin fought off spirited Division II-member St. Edwards for a 73-60 win on Sunday. SENT: 190 words.
— INCARNATE WORD-SIU-EDWARDSVILLE — Tyresse Williford scored 20 points, David McFarland added 12, including a go-ahead 3-pointer, and SIU-Edwardsville rallied to beat Incarnate Word 80-68 on Sunday for its first win of the season. SENT: 200 words.
— RICE-WICHITA ST — Freshman Erik Stevenson came off the bench to score a career-high 21 points and Wichita State rolled to a 90-61 victory over Rice on Sunday. SENT: 200 words.
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