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November 18, 2018


Irish silence Orange to move to 11-0

UNDATED (AP) — Third-ranked Notre Dame almost pitched a shutout at Yankee Stadium.

The Irish are 11-0 after Ian Book returned to the starting lineup to lead a 36-3 rout of No. 12 Syracuse in the Bronx. Book threw for 292 yards and two scores after missing last week’s win over Florida State with a rib injury.

Dexter Williams grabbed Book’s initial scoring strike and ran for 74 yards on 13 carries, including a 32-yard TD burst in the fourth quarter.

Notre Dame’s defense allowed just 234 total yards and blanked the Orange until Syracuse hit a short field goal with 10 seconds to play.

Meanwhile, ninth-ranked Ohio State narrowly escaped a major upset when Maryland failed on a two-point conversion attempt in overtime, giving the Buckeyes a 52-51 victory over the Terrapins at College Park. Dwayne Haskins threw for three touchdowns and ran for three more, including a five-yard TD scamper in OT.

Ohio State trailed 17-3 and didn’t take its first lead until Haskins’ final touchdown.

Oklahoma State pulled off the day’s biggest upset by rallying from a 31-14 halftime deficit to beat seventh-ranked West Virginia, 45-41. Taylor Cornelius threw for 338 yards and five touchdowns, including an 11-yard TD toss to Tylan Wallace with 42 seconds left. Cornelius also ran for 106 yards and went nine yard for a TD in the Cowboys’ 21-point fourth quarter.

In other Top 25 action Saturday:

— Top-ranked Alabama scored 27 points in the third quarter as the Crimson Tide turned a 10-10 halftime tie into a 50-17 rout of The Citadel. Tua Tagovailoa (TOO’-uh tag-oh-vay-LOH’-ah) passed for 340 yards and three touchdowns, completing 18 of 22 passes in three quarters and breaking the single-season record with his 31st scoring strike.

— Second-ranked Clemson finished 8-0 in the ACC as Trevor Lawrence was 21 of 38 for 251 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-6 victory against Duke. Travis Etienne had just four yards rushing by halftime before running for 77 yards and two touchdowns on four carries over the last two quarters.

— Karan Higdon ran for a go-ahead touchdown early in the third quarter and Jake Moody set a school record with six field goals in No. 4 Michigan’s 31-20 decision over Indiana. Indiana led 17-15 at halftime and finished with 385 more yards than anyone has had against the Wolverines’ top-ranked defense this season.

— Justin Fields threw two scoring passes and ran for 100 yards and another touchdown as fifth-ranked Georgia crushed UMass, 66-27. Fellow freshman James Cook ran for 76 yards on only three carries, including his first two career scoring runs while the Bulldogs racked up 701 total yards.

— Kyler Murray was the catalyst in sixth-ranked Oklahoma’s 55-40 shootout win over Kansas, rushing for three touchdowns and throwing for two more. The Sooners overcame a big performance by Jayhawks running back Pooka Williams Jr., who threw a scoring pass and ran for a career-high 252 yards and two TD.

— Joe Burrow passed for a career-high 307 yards and two touchdowns in less than three quarters of 10th-ranked LSU’s 42-10 pounding of Rice. Nick Brossette rushed for two touchdowns for the Tigers.

— UCF stretched the nation’s longest winning streak to 23 games as McKenzie Milton threw for 268 yards and accounted for four touchdowns to lead the 11th-ranked Knights to a 38-13 rout of No. 19 Cincinnati.

— No. 14 Utah State was able to celebrate a 29-24 victory over Colorado State when Collin Hill’s apparent 34-yard touchdown pass to Preston Williams with no time left was negated by a penalty. Jordan Love threw a go-ahead 33-yard touchdown pass to Aaren Vaughns with 43 seconds remaining, the first offensive touchdown of the day for the Aggies.

— Texas gave up just 224 total yards, but Sam Ehlinger left with a shoulder injury after running for a touchdown and passing for another in the 13th-ranked Longhorn’s 24-10 victory against Iowa State.

— Feleipe Franks passed for 274 yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half of 15th-ranked Florida’s 63-10 dismantling of Idaho.

— Trace McSorley threw two touchdown passes to tight end Pat Freiermuth and No. 16 Penn State’s defense set up two touchdowns with turnovers in a 20-7 victory over Rutgers, the Scarlet Knights’ 10th straight loss.

— Jake Browning threw three touchdown passes and Myles Gaskin rushed for 135 yards in the final home game of their careers, leading 17th-rated Washington to a 42-23 win against Oregon State.

— Mike Edwards had two takeaways leading to Kentucky’s first two touchdowns and the No. 20 Wildcats made several fourth-quarter defensive stops for a 34-23 escape of Middle Tennessee.

— Jason Shelley threw for 221 yards and two touchdowns in leading No. 21 Utah to a 30-7 win over Colorado, pushing the Utes closer to their first Pac-12 title game appearance.

— Florida State has revived its bowl possibility by beating No. 22 Boston College, 22-21 on a 74-yard touchdown pass from Deondre Francois to Tamorrion Terry with 1:49 remaining.

— Isaiah Bowser rushed for 85 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 24 Northwestern turned three turnovers by quarterback Tanner Morgan into 10 points on the way to a 24-14 victory at Minnesota. The Wildcats have won a team-record eight roads straight road games.

— Nick Fitzgerald threw for four touchdowns and ran for another score to lead No. 25 Mississippi State over Arkansas 52-6.


AP source: Kansas, Miles working on deal

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas would like to have a former national championship coach run its football program.

A person with knowledge of the discussions tells The Associated Press that the Jayhawks are negotiating with Les Miles about replacing David Beaty, who was fired two weeks ago. There are numerous details to work out, though those are expected to be finalized in the coming days.

Miles led LSU to the 2007 national championship before getting fired four games into the 2016 season.

Beaty agreed to finish out his fourth season and is 6-31 following Saturday’s loss at sixth-ranked Oklahoma.


Jazz beat Celts again

UNDATED (AP) — The Utah Jazz have completed a two-game season sweep of the Boston Celtics.

Donovan Mitchell had 28 points and six assists as the Jazz earned a 98-86 victory in Boston. Ricky Rubio scored 20 points for Utah, which beat Boston for the second time in eight days. Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) had 12 points and nine rebounds as the Jazz stopped the Celtics’ two-game winning streak.

Kyrie Irving had a team-high 20 points for the Celts after pouring in 43 during their overtime win against Toronto.

Checking out Saturday’s other NBA action:

— Luka Doncic scored 24 points, including a short jumper that gave the Mavericks the lead for good in a 112-109 surprise over the Warriors. Golden State played without starters Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, but led by eight in the second half before the Mavs rallied.

— Toronto stopped its three-game skid as Fred VanVleet contributed 18 points and Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH’-kah) added 16 with four blocks in a 122-83 thrashing of the Bulls.

— Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) dropped in 33 points and Ben Simmons just missed a triple-double, finishing with 23 points, 11 boards and nine assists as the 76ers knocked off the Hornets, 122-119 in overtime. Charlotte lost despite Kemba Walker’s team-record 60 points on 21 of 34 shooting.

— James Harden had 34 points and eight assists, while backcourtmate Chris Paul delivered 24 points and nine assists in the Rockets’ 132-112 romp over the Kings.

— The Pelicans won for the fifth time in six games behind 40 points from Anthony Davis in a 125-115 decision over the Nuggets.

— The Thunder picked up their 10th victory in 11 games as Paul George scored 32 points and Steven Adams added 26 as Oklahoma City tripped the Suns, 110-100 at Phoenix.

— Danilo Gallinari scored 28 points and Tobias Harris had 27 to send the Clippers to their fourth consecutive win, 127-118 at Brooklyn.

— Nikola Vucevic (voo-SEH’-vihch) provided 24 of his 36 points in the second half and had 13 rebounds in the Magic’s 130-117 shootout over the Lakers.

— Bojan (BOY’-ahn) Bogdanovic scored 22 points and Darren Collison had 12 with five assists in the Pacers’ 97-89 victory over the Hawks.


Villanova stunned at home by Furman

UNDATED (AP) — The ninth-ranked Villanova Wildcats are reeling following their second straight home loss.

Jordan Lyons scored 17 points and Furman improved to 5-0 for the first time in 30 years by defeating the defending national champions, 76-68 in overtime at Villanova. Lyons hit a variety of big baskets, two days after pouring in 54 points while matching an NCAA record with 15 3-pointers.

Matt Rafferty and Clay Mounce each had 15 for the Paladins, while Noah Gurley and Alex Hunter added 13 points apiece.

Phil Booth scored 20 points for the Wildcats, who have their first two-game home losing streak in five years.

In other Top 25 men’s basketball Saturday:

— Charles Matthews poured in 25 points and Jordan Poole hit five 3-pointers while scoring a career-high 22 points in 18th-ranked Michigan’s 84-61 rout of George Washington.

— Sam Hauser scored 19 points and Joseph Chartouny added 16 off the bench as No. 24 Marquette overcame a sluggish start to pull away for a 74-55 nonconference victory over stubborn Presbyterian.


Lightning win after blowing huge lead

UNDATED (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning are back atop the NHL’s Atlantic Division standings at 14-5-1 after completing a two-game sweep through Pennsylvania.

The Lightning squandered a 5-1 lead in the third period before beating the Flyers, 6-5 on Anthony Cirelli’s goal 1:47 into overtime. Brayden Point’s fifth goal in two games put Tampa Bay ahead by four, two days after he scored three power-play goals in 91 seconds at Pittsburgh. But Travis Konecny (kah-NEHK’-nee) scored twice before Wayne Simmonds tied it with 3:32 left in regulation.

Adam Erne had a goal and two assists in the Lightning’s sixth win in eight games.

Elsewhere on NHL ice:

— The Predators were 5-2 winners over the Kings behind Calle Jarnkrok’s (YAHRN’-krahks) first career hat trick.

— The Blue Jackets made it five wins in their last six games behind Cam Atkinson’s hat trick in a 4-1 decision over the Hurricanes.

— The Penguins lost for the eighth time in nine games as Mark Stone and Matt Duchene each scored twice in the Senators’ 6-4 win against Pittsburgh.

— Jason Pominville scored with 1:30 remaining and the Sabres extended their winning streak to five games with a 3-2 come-from-behind victory at Minnesota.

— Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson and Jake DeBrusk scored less than three minutes into the Bruins’ 2-1 victory at Arizona.

— The Rangers picked up their fifth straight home win as Chris Kreider had a goal and two assists in a 4-2 win against the Panthers.

— Jonathan Bernier (BURN’-yay) stopped 38 shots and Dylan Larkin scored 4:09 into OT to send the Red Wings to their fifth victory in six games, 3-2 over the Devils.

— Jonathan Drouin (DROO’-an) scored a power-play goal with less than three minutes remaining to lead the Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Canucks.


Astros get Diaz from Jays

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros have acquired infielder Aledmys Diaz (ah-LEHD’-meez DEE’-ahz) from the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league pitcher Trent Thornton.

The 28-year-old Diaz hit .263 with 26 doubles and a career-high 18 home runs in 130 games with the Blue Jays.


Howell still leads

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Charles Howell III fired a 2-under 68 for a one-shot lead through three rounds of the PGA’s RSM Classic.

Howell led by as many as five strokes as he seeks his first victory in 11 years, but Cameron Champ and Jason Gore each shot 66s to close the gap and create a second-place tie.

Webb Simpson shot a 63 and was only three shots behind.


Thompson leads tourney

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Lexi Thompson has control of the CME Group Tour Championship, and Ariya Jutanugarn (ahr-EE’-uh juh-TAN’-uh-garn) is in control of just about everything else.

Thompson’s 4-under 68 pushed her to 16-under after three rounds of the LPGA’s season-ending event, three shots clear of Nelly Korda.

Jutanugarn will start her final round 10 shots back but in position to claim the $1 million bonus for winning the LPGA’s season-long points race.

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