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Gonzaga hammers UCLA

WITHOUT DATE (AP) – Gonzaga and UCLA are 1-2 in the Associated Press men’s basketball poll, but the Bulldogs showed on Tuesday that there could be a big difference between the two games.

Andrew Nembhard scored 24 points and the top-ranked Zags moved up to 6-0 as they whipped the second-ranked Bruins 83-63 to win the Empire Classic. Freshman Chet Holmgren showed off his unique skills with a range of blocks and dunks, finishing with 15 points, six rebounds and four rejects. Drew Timme (TIH’-mee) was equally effective on the inside, scoring 18 points.

Jaime Jaquez (HY’-may HAH’-kehz) Jr. tried to keep the Bruins off, finishing with 19 points before UCLA fell to 5-1.

It was the first meeting between the two teams since their epic battle in the Final Four last spring.

In the other actions of the top 25 Tuesday:

–Wisconsin lost most of a 20-point halftime lead before overthrowing 12th-place Houston 65-63. Johnny Davis scored a career-high 30 of 10 of 18 points from the floor, including 4 of 7 of 3 points. Tyler Wahl had nine points and seven rebounds, while Brad Davison also had nine points for the Badgers.

– Au’Diese Toney scored 19 points including free throws with just over a minute to go to send Arkansas No.13 past Cincinnati, 73-67 in the Hall of Fame title game Classic. Chris Lykes was perfect on the foul line throughout the last stretch to finish with 15 points. Arkansas grabbed three straight offensive rebounds before Lykes fouled and made two free throws with 21.8 seconds left.

–Kofi Cockburn hit a double-double and 14th-ranked Illinois rebounded from back-to-back losses to fend off Kansas State, 72-64 in the Hall of Fame Classic consolation game. Cockburn provided 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Illini, who had just lost 20 points to Cincinnati in the semifinals. Illinois shot 12 of 26 for 3 points, with Alfonso Plummer 7 for 9 while scoring 21 points.


Knicks beat Lakers after dropping 25 point lead

WITHOUT DATE (AP) – The New York Knicks were able to regroup after losing a 25-point lead to the shorthanded Los Angeles Lakers.

Immanuel Quickley scored four 3-pointers in the final period to bail out the Knicks in a 106-100 win over the Lakers. Quickly scored 12 of 14 points in the fourth quarter, helping New York extend their three-point lead to 12 with 4:58 to go.

Julius Randle added 20 points, 16 rebounds and five assists for the Knicks, but sat for eight minutes of the fourth quarter after committing his fifth foul. Evan Fournier (FOHRN’-yay) scored 26 points to lead the Knickerbockers.

Russell Westbrook had 31 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for LA, who played while LeBron James served a one-game suspension for his altercation in Sunday’s win over the Pistons.

Check out Tuesday’s other NBA action:

– Tyler Herro (HEE’-roh) had 31 points and eight rebounds in the Heat’s 100-92 comeback win over the Pistons. Miami was led by nine before opening the fourth quarter on a 27-6 streak. Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo (ad-eh-BY’-oh) each provided 15 points and nine cards in the Heat’s fifth win in six games.

– Luka Dončić (DAHN’-chihch) scored 26 points on his return to Dallas as the Mavericks beat the Clippers, 112-104 in overtime. The Mavericks were leading 102-92 at the end of the fourth quarter before the Clippers scored 11 of the last 12 points to force overtime, including a 3-pointer from Paul George on the buzzer. Kristaps Porzingis (KRIHS’-tahps pohr-ZIHN’-gihz) scored six of his team’s 30 points in the extra session.

–CJ McCollum scored 32 points and the Trail Blazers handed the exhausted Nuggets their fifth straight loss, 119-100. Damian Lillard had 25 points and five assists to help Portland claim their fourth consecutive victory overall and their ninth in a row at home. The Trail Blazers unleashed an 18-3 push to close the first half, triggered by four 3-pointers from Lillard and capped by a layup from McCollum, giving them a 64-52 lead in the mid-point. time.


Thompson about to return

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson trained at full speed on Tuesday after resuming the five-on-five scrum across the field. Thompson is making a comeback after surgery last November for a torn right Achilles tendon. He missed the previous season with an ACL tear in his left knee.


Georgia still number 1, Cincinnati ranks in the top 4

NO DATE (AP) – Georgia continues to lead the latest CFP ranking, but there is a new number 2 and number 4.

Ohio State edged Alabama for second place, with Cincinnati holding the other place in the semifinals. The Bulldogs and Bearcats are the only undefeated teams in the standings.

Cincinnati play East Carolina on Friday, then meet Houston, committee-ranked 24th, in the American Athletic Conference Championship game on Dec. 4.

Michigan is fifth, followed by Notre Dame, the state of Oklahoma, Baylor, Mississippi and Oklahoma.

The final CFP ranking will be unveiled on December 5 and the top four teams will play in the semi-finals on December 31 in the Orange and Cotton bowls. The national championship game is scheduled for Jan. 10 in Indianapolis.


Franklin gets a new contract

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State football coach James Franklin has accepted a new 10-year contract that will guarantee him at least $ 75 million until 2031.

The Franklin and Penn State board of directors agreed to the terms, which include an annual base salary of $ 7 million, retention bonuses of $ 500,000 per year and an annual loan of $ 1 million for the life insurance.

Franklin is 67-32 at Penn State with seven appearances in a Bowl and a Big Ten Championship in his eight seasons.


The Titans let go of Peterson

WITHOUT DATE (AP) – Adrian Peterson didn’t last very long with the Tennessee Titans, retired after just three games and replaced with the signing of training team backer Dontrell Hilliard. Peterson started two games and had 27 carries for 82 yards and averaged 3.0 yards per rushing attempt and one touchdown.

The Titans also signed defensive back Buster Skrine (skreen) and outside linebacker John Simon while placing defensive back Chris Jackson and wide receiver Marcus Johnson on the injured reserve.

Also around the NFL:

– Bears head coach Mike Nagy spent half of his press conference on Tuesday dealing with a report saying he was told he would no longer coach the team after Thursday’s game in Detroit . The termination report was published by and has been described by Nagy as “not accurate”. The Bears enter Thanksgiving on a five-game losing streak that leaves them 3-7.

–The Giants fired offensive coordinator Jason Garrett after a terrible performance in a nationally televised game against the Buccaneers. It was not immediately clear who would replace Garrett for Sunday’s game at MetLife Stadium against the Eagles. Former Cleveland Browns coach Freddie Kitchens is part of the staff and could take over.

–Someone with first-hand knowledge of the decision says Zach Wilson will return as the Jets starting quarterback on Sunday against the Texans in Houston. The number 2 pick in April has missed the last four games with a sprained posterior collateral ligament in his right knee.

– The Vikings have placed defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson on the COVID-19 reserve list.


Blank Bolts Flyers

WITHOUT DATE (AP) – The Tampa Bay Lightning have scored points in 11 of their last 12 games shutting out the Philadelphia Flyers.

Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) turned back 34 shots and two Lightning players ended long stretches of missing goals in a 4-0 shutout against the Flyers. Vasilevskiy had his first shutout of the season and the 27th of his career.

Zach Bogosian scored for the first time in 63 games, ending a drought that began after a goal against the Red Wings in January 2020. Corey Perry had gone 37 games without a goal before finally scoring his 387th.

Steven Stamkos had one goal and two assists for the Lightning.

Elsewhere on the NHL ice:

– Red-hot Roope (ROO’-pay) Hintz scored the first of two power-play goals for Dallas in the first period in a 4-1 verdict against the Oilers. Hintz has scored his six goals this season in the last six games, including two shorthanded goals on Saturday. The Oilers were limited to 21 shots, their lowest of the season, losing for just the fifth time in 18 games.

– The Flames claimed their fourth straight victory as Matthew Tkachuk (kah-CHUHK ‘) scored the deciding goal with 5:35 left in their 5-2 win over the Blackhawks. Dillon Dube and Milan Lucic also scored for Calgary before Trevor Lewis and Johnny Gaudreau each added empty nets. Jacob Markstrom made 19 saves for the Flames, who lead the Western Conference with 30 points.


Mediation for the Blackhawks, a former player in an assault case

NO DATE (AP) – A former player who sued the Chicago Blackhawks has agreed to mediation in hopes of settling the case.

Kyle Beach says the team did nothing when he raised allegations of sexual assault against assistant coach Bradley Aldrich in 2010. A team-commissioned investigation largely found this to be true. The fallout included the loss of their jobs by senior executives and a $ 2 million NHL fine.

Mediation is expected to begin in December.

In other NHL news:

–Lightning star center Brayden Point is set to miss four to six weeks with an upper-body injury sustained in Saturday’s loss to New Jersey. Point appeared to favor his left shoulder or arm after crashing hard into the end boards after tripping in the third period. Point scored a record 14 NHL playoff goals last season.


Star manager Bill Virdon dies

WITHOUT DATE (AP) – Former outfielder and major league manager Bill Virdon has died at a Missouri medical center aged 90.

Virdon was a career 0.267 hitter in 12 seasons with St. Louis and Pittsburgh, winning a World Series in 1960 with the Pirates and a Golden Glove in 1962. He was 995-921 during a management career. 13 years which included stints with Pittsburgh, New York Yankees, Houston and Montreal.

No cause of death was given.

Elsewhere in the majors:

– Outfielder Clint Frazier and outfielder Rougned Odor (ROOG’-nehd oh-DOHR ‘) were released by the Yankees after accepting the waivers, four days after being designated for posting. Frazier has reached 0.186 with five home runs and 15 RBIs this year. Odor produced .202 with 15 home runs and 39 runs batted in 322.

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