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Jets hope to get right with White at quarterback vs. Bears

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Mike White's phone rang Tuesday and it was Robert Saleh delivering some big news. The New York Jets coach was making a change at quarterback with Zach Wilson out and White tapped to start Sunday at home against the Chicago Bears. "It lasted all of 30 seconds," ...

AP source: Tests reveal no ACL tear in Bills’ Miller’s knee

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Tests on Buffalo Bills star pass rusher Von Miller's injured right knee showed no tear to the anterior cruciate ligament, a person with direct knowledge of the injury told The Associated Press. Coach Sean McDermott has already ruled Miller out of next week's game ...

Pacers have 4 players with 20-plus points, beat Nets 128-117

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Buddy Hield scored 26 points to lead four Indiana players with 20 or more, and the Pacers beat the Brooklyn Nets 128-117 on Friday night. "He's unafraid," Pacers coach Rick Carlisle said. "He puts the ball in the basket. You have to choose to look at things that guys do ...

Devils beat Sabres 3-1, extend road win streak to 9 games

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Hughes, Jesper Boqvist and Tomas Tatar scored and the New Jersey Devils won their ninth consecutive road game, 3-1 over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night. Metropolitan Division-leading New Jersey bounced back from Wednesday night's 2-1 loss at home against Toronto ...

Jerami Grant scores 44, Blazers beat Knicks 132-129 in OT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jerami Grant scored a career-high 44 points, Anfernee Simons had 38 and the Portland Trail Blazers outlasted the New York Knicks 132-129 in overtime on Friday night. Simons' 3-pointer gave Portland an eight-point lead in the extra period and the Blazers held on when Grant ...

Jackson, streaking Ravens provide test for Jags’ retooled D

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville used its bye week to retool its shaky defense. The Jaguars simplified schemes and hinted at relying on "more games and stunts" to spark a listless pass rush. The changes will be put to the test Sunday when Jacksonville (3-7) hosts one of the NFL's ...

Tiger Woods to return to PNC Championship with son, Charlie

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods and 13-year-old son Charlie are returning to the PNC Championship with hopes of doing one better than last year. The 20-team field is for winners of majors or The Players Championship and a child or parent. This will be the third time Woods plays. A year ago, ...

Texans bench struggling QB Davis Mills for Kyle Allen

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have benched Davis Mills and will start Kyle Allen at quarterback Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. Coach Lovie Smith announced the decision Friday. "Reasons why, it's like this for all positions ... you always look for the best option that gives you the ...

No. 2 Stanford pushes pace in 2nd half for 93-69 win vs FGCU

HONOLULU (AP) — Haley Jones had 24 points and 14 rebounds to help No. 2 Stanford pull away from Florida Gulf Coast 93-69 on Friday in the first round of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown. The Cardinal (6-1) got back in the win column five days after losing to top-ranked South Carolina. Jones had ...

Shake Milton helps short-handed 76ers beat Magic 107-99

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Shake Milton had 24 points, a career-high 10 assists and nine rebounds, and the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers beat the Orlando Magic 107-99 on Friday night. Tobias Harris added 23 points for Philadelphia, and reserve Georges Niang made five 3-pointers on his way to 18 ...

Point has 2 goals, assist in Lightning’s 5-2 win over Blues

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brayden Point had two goals and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Friday night. Nikita Kucherov had three assists for Tampa Bay, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 25 saves in his 135th win in his 200th home game. Only Jacques Plante (138) had ...

No. 16 Florida State runs wild over Florida for 45-38 win

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Trey Benson's 17-yard scoring run with 4:06 left in the game was his third touchdown of the game and gave No. 16 Florida State a 45-38 win over rival Florida on Friday night. Benson rushed for 111 yards on 20 carries and Jordan Travis ran for 83 yards and two scores ...

Adebayo scores 38 points to lead Heat past Wizards

MIAMI (AP) — Bam Adebayo scored a season-high 38 points and the Miami Heat beat the Washington Wizards 110-107 Friday night. Caleb Martin added 20 points and Kyle Lowry finished with 13 points while Tyler Herro had 11 points and 10 assists for the Heat, who won their second straight at home ...

TCU beats Cal, moves on to Emerald Coast Classic title game

NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Mike Miles Jr. scored 23 points and matched a career best with nine rebounds, and TCU beat winless California 59-48 on Friday night to move on to the Emerald Coast Classic championship game. TCU will face undefeated No. 25 Iowa (5-0), which beat Clemson 74-71 earlier ...

Differing paths of QBs Stroud, McCarthy led them to The Game

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — J.J. McCarthy was a freshman bit player in Michigan's 42-27 victory over Ohio State last season at the Big House. A year later, the 19-year-old from the Chicago suburbs is the starting quarterback for unbeaten Michigan, preparing to play in front of the largest and most ...

No. 13 Notre Dame ready to challenge Williams, No. 5 Trojans

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame's defense has passed three tests against the nation's top quarterbacks. A fourth looms Saturday when the 13th-ranked Fighting Irish visit No. 5 Southern California. Two of college football's traditional powers have been steadily ascending the rankings, ...

Browns CB Newsome II out against Buccaneers with concussion

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland starting cornerback Greg Newsome II will miss his second straight game with a concussion when the Browns host Tampa Bay on Sunday. Newsome was injured last week when he collided with a teammate two days before the Browns (3-7) lost to Buffalo. He hasn't cleared ...

Carr leads No. 10 Cardinals in 100-37 rout without Van Lith

LOUISVILLE. Ky. (AP) — Chrislyn Carr scored 17 points to lead No. 10 Louisville in a 100-37 rout of Longwood on Friday. The Cardinals (5-2) were without Hailey Van Lith, who did not play because of an unspecified injury. The star junior guard, whose 21.2 scoring average was tied for 24th ...

Bates, Johnson lead No. 11 Indiana past Jackson State 90-51

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Tamar Bates celebrated his best college game, first with his teammates and then with his 8-month-old daughter, Leilani, who sat on his lap as he answered postgame questions. For Bates, it was the epitome of holiday weekend he'll never forget. The sophomore guard ...

Western Michigan turns big plays into 20-14 win over Toledo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Sean Tyler scored on a 63-yard run, Keni-H Lovely returned an interception for a touchdown, and Western Michigan surprised Toledo 20-14 on Friday to wrap up the regular season. The Broncos (5-7, 4-4 Mid-American Conference) managed only 188 yards and eight first downs ...