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The 2014-15 wrestling season could be one of transition for the McDowell Titans as several new faces will be thrust into action.

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Sunday 11/23/2014
McRary inks with Lees-McRae
Posted: November 23, 2014

Karly McRary has proven her worth to the McDowell Lady Titans’ softball program over the past three seasons. Whether as a pitcher, in the field or at the plate, the senior has shown that she can do many different things on the diamond.

Pacquiao knocks Algieri down 6 times, dominates
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:01 am

MACAU (AP) — Manny Pacquiao couldn't resist having a little fun after getting the signature win he desperately needed for the fight boxing fans desperately want to see.

Hundley leads No. 11 UCLA past No. 24 USC 38-20
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:01 am

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Brett Hundley's first pass was intercepted by Southern California linebacker Anthony Sarao, who returned it up the UCLA sideline for a shocking touchdown. Red-clad fans rocked the predominantly blue Rose Bowl, hoping this rivalry was undergoing a seismic shift.

No. 4 Duke tops Stanford to win Coaches vs Cancer
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:01 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Dawkins walked over to Mike Krzyzewski and gave his former coach and mentor a hug after No. 4 Duke beat his Stanford team in the title game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

Pacquiao dominates Algieri on unofficial scorecard
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:01 am

MACAU (AP) — Unofficial scorecard by AP Boxing Writer Tim Dahlberg

No. 19 Missouri outlasts Tennessee 29-21
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:01 am

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Missouri found a way to win on the road once again.

Out of control: FSU, OSU just win, baby
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:02 am

Ohio State finally took control of its game against Indiana in the fourth quarter. That was still better than Florida State.

Harden scores 32 as Rockets beat Mavericks 95-92
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:01 am

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden has starred on offense since joining the Houston Rockets. After some intense criticism in the offseason, he's now stepped things up on defense, too.

Zou wins before home crowd on Pacquiao undercard
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:01 am

MACAU (AP) — Zou Shiming treated the home crowd to an entertaining win Sunday, knocking down Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym three times on his way to a foul-plagued unanimous decision on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri title fight.

Williams, Raptors beat struggling Cavs, 110-93
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:01 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James has a blunt assessment for where the Cavaliers stand after 12 games.

Saturday 11/22/2014
No. 1 Florida State edges Boston College 20-17
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:02 am

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Quarterback Jameis Winston trotted onto the water-logged field at Doak Campbell Stadium with aspirations of a second consecutive national championship on the line. The top-ranked Seminoles were in a tight game, once again, and needed their Heisman winner to make a play.

Mariota has 4 TDs and Ducks beat Buffaloes 44-10
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:01 am

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Marcus Mariota got his curtain call at Autzen Stadium.

No. 2 Alabama rolls past Western Carolina 48-14
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:01 am

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Banged up in two straight wins over SEC West bruisers, No. 2 Alabama took a while to overwhelm a lower-division team that wasn't supposed to be able to put up much of a fight.

Arkansas defense shuts down Ole Miss in 30-0 win
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:02 am

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas officials lowered the goal posts in anticipation of a second straight week of onrushing fans.

No. 14 Wisconsin holds off Iowa, 26-24
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:02 am

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Melvin Gordon's single-game rushing record barely lasted a week.

UMaine fans fail to set world record for flannel
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:02 am

ORONO, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine has fallen short in its quest to break the world record for having the most people in one place wearing flannel apparel.

Suzy Whaley becomes 1st female officer at PGA
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:02 am

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Suzy Whaley is taking another crack at golf's old boy's network.

Granada clings to 1-shot lead at LPGA finale
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:02 am

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Behind just about every green at Tiburon Golf Club was a leaderboard with more information than Stacy Lewis could digest.

Oklahoma's Perine runs for record 427 yards
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:02 am

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — As Samaje Perine churned up the yards, the rain-soaked crowd at half-filled Memorial Stadium chanted his name.

Obama, Jeter tee off on exclusive Vegas course
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:02 am

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama is playing golf at an exclusive Las Vegas-area course with a retired shortstop, a Democratic Party donor and a newspaper owner.

Marshall's return lifts Buckeyes by Hoosiers 42-27
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:02 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jalin Marshall was the problem last week and the solution on Saturday for No. 7 Ohio State.

Williams scores 22 as Raptors beat Bucks 124-82
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:02 am

TORONTO (AP) — With a visit to Cleveland to face LeBron James coming up on Saturday, Raptors coach Dwane Casey was worried his team might overlook the Milwaukee Bucks.

Locavore movement takes to deer hunting across US
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:02 am

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A decades-long national decline in the number of hunters has prompted states to tap into a new group of hunters — people who demand locally produced food, but don't know the first thing about bagging a deer.

Woods to work with Dallas-based teacher
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:02 am

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods has hired a swing consultant as he prepares to return to competition.

Swiss lead France 2-1 in Davis Cup final
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:02 am

LILLE, France (AP) — Roger Federer will have the chance to clinch the last big prize in tennis eluding him.

No. 1 Kentucky pulls away from Boston U 89-65
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:02 am

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — After throwing waves of stifling defense at No. 5 Kansas, top-ranked Kentucky showed that it could shoot the ball just as well against Boston University.

Okafor has 16 to lead No. 4 Duke over Temple 74-54
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:02 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Four games into his college career, Duke super freshman Jahlil Okafor got a lesson in the tough, physical, inside game of basketball, and learned a little.

Ciganda gets tip from Olazabal and shares lead
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:02 am

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Carlota Ciganda needed help with her putting going into the final event of the LPGA Tour season.

Rating the Nation: Best Traveling Rivalry Trophies
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 3:02 am

Sometimes in college football it seems as if everybody gets a trophy. Traveling rivalry trophies are one of the great traditions in college football. From bells to buckets, axes to Apple Cups, the amount of hardware handed out tends to go up at this time of year.

Cavaliers 'in the dark,' fall 91-78 to Wizards
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 2:16 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — LeBron James lost the battle for an offensive rebound and stewed in frustration while everyone else ran downcourt, leaving his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates to defend 4-on-5 at the other end while the game was still in the balance in the fourth quarter.

Friday 11/21/2014
Parker's 28 helps Spurs carve up Wolves 121-92
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 1:08 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs have opened defense of their fifth NBA title in underwhelming fashion. A blowout of the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves did little to convince coach Gregg Popovich that the precision and beauty they played with last year was just around the corner.

Bills back on practice field at Lions' facility
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 12:31 am

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — After days of cabin fever, the Buffalo Bills were finally able to practice.

Federal judge denies sports betting in New Jersey
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 12:16 am

A federal judge ruled Friday night that New Jersey cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost its struggling horse racing and casino industries, a finding Gov. Chris Christie's administration intends to appeal.

AP NewsAlert
Updated: November 22, 2014 - 10:15 pm

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — US judge nixes plan to allow sports betting at New Jersey casinos, tracks ; appeal expected.

Pacquiao in need of signature win against Algieri
Updated: November 22, 2014 - 10:15 pm

MACAU (AP) — Boxing is a hurt business, as Manny Pacquiao found out when he ended up face down on the canvas after being knocked out just three fights ago by Juan Manuel Marquez.

Sparano savors 1st win with Raiders
Updated: November 22, 2014 - 7:16 pm

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Tony Sparano gathered the Oakland Raiders in a victorious locker room and praised them for sticking together through a 16-game losing streak.

Ibanez, Cash, Wakamatsu finalists to manage Rays
Updated: November 22, 2014 - 7:01 pm

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu are the finalists to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Ciganda, Granada tied for lead at LPGA finale
Updated: November 22, 2014 - 6:46 pm

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Michelle Wie suddenly is in a position to consider a million ways how a great year can get even better.

Column: NFL should realign after NFC South debacle
Updated: November 22, 2014 - 5:16 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons won't apologize for somehow being in first place with a losing record.

NFL will hear Adrian Peterson's appeal Dec. 2
Updated: November 22, 2014 - 4:46 pm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson's hearing for the appeal of his suspension will be held on Dec. 2. And it will not be in front of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Dodgers acquire Peralta from Rays
Updated: November 22, 2014 - 2:46 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reliever Joel Peralta was acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers from the Tampa Bay Rays as part of a four-player trade.

Lavillenie, Adams named IAAF athletes of the year
Updated: November 22, 2014 - 2:02 pm

MONACO (AP) — Pole vault indoor record holder Renaud Lavillenie of France and shot putter Valerie Adams of New Zealand were named world athletes of the year on Friday.

Hall of Fame coach Tarkanian hospitalized in Vegas
Updated: November 22, 2014 - 1:46 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Family members say Naismith Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian remains hospitalized in stable condition at a Las Vegas hospital where he's being treated for pneumonia.

Ex-coach's lawyer seeks MLB records in drug case
Updated: November 22, 2014 - 12:45 pm

MIAMI (AP) — A lawyer for a former University of Miami pitching coach is seeking a wide range of Major League Baseball records for the coach's upcoming trial on illegal performance-enhancing drug distribution charges, including details of an immunity deal given to the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez.

Dallas Stars sign Spezza to $30M, 4-year deal
Updated: November 22, 2014 - 12:31 pm

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Two-time NHL All-Star center Jason Spezza signed a $30 million, four-year contract extension Friday with the Dallas Stars.

France levels tie against Switzerland in Davis Cup
Updated: November 22, 2014 - 12:16 pm

LILLE, France (AP) — Roger Federer's valiant attempt to shake off a back injury backfired spectacularly when the Swiss 17-time Grand Slam champion was swept aside by Gael Monfils Friday as France leveled the Davis Cup final at 1-1 on Friday.

Raiders snap 16-game skid with 24-20 win vs. KC
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 6:46 pm

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sio Moore sacked Alex Smith and started to celebrate in the Kansas City backfield with Oakland Raiders teammate Khalil Mack.

Your Top Plays for Today
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 6:46 pm

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

Granada leads tournament, Lewis closer to bonus
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 6:31 pm

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Stacy Lewis usually only gets these feelings when she's in contention on the weekend at a major, not in the opening round of the final LPGA Tour event before her long winter break.

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