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FILE- In this Feb. 9, 2017 file photo, Nebraska coach Tim Miles gestures during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin in Lincoln, Neb. Miles says he's confident the Cornhuskers are better than what the prognosticators say. The media picked Nebraska to finish 13th out of 14 teams in the Big Ten. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
October 26, 2017 - 1:24 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The stream of transfers coming and going has made it difficult for coach Tim Miles to gain traction at Nebraska, which has finished higher than 10th only once in its six years in the Big Ten. Once again, little is expected of the Cornhuskers. The media picked them 13th in the...
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FILE - At left, in an Oct. 8, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Dak Prescott scrambles before throwing a pass during an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, in Arlington, Texas. At right, in an Oct. 2, 2017, file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) scrambles during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in Kansas City, Mo. The Cowboys play at the Redskins on Sunday. (AP Photo/File)
October 26, 2017 - 1:16 pm
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Carson Wentz's Philadelphia Eagles are the class of the NFC East, while Eli Manning's New York Giants are looking toward 2018. That puts Dak Prescott's Dallas Cowboys and Kirk Cousins' Washington Redskins thick in the middle of the fight for a wild-card spot. Prescott at 24 in...
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Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah take a shot on goal during their English League Cup soccer match between Arsenal and Norwich at the Emirates Stadium in London, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. Arsenal won the game 2-1 after extra time. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 26, 2017 - 1:10 pm
LONDON (AP) — For so long the target of discord at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger was the unifier for once on Thursday. On a day of rage and protest in Arsenal's annual general meeting, only the veteran manager's brief but eloquent address from the top table punctured the mutinous atmosphere. It would take...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, Rutgers guard Mike Williams (5) shoots a basket past Maryland defenders Anthony Cowan, left, and Damonte Dodd during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Piscataway, N.J. While star guard Corey Sanders and big man DeShawn Freeman get the headlines, senior guard Mike Williams is emblematic of the culture coach Steve Pikiell is trying to build at Rutgers. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
October 26, 2017 - 1:10 pm
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Second-year coach Steve Pikiell has a system in place and a core of veterans to lead his team as Rutgers tries to stop being the doormat of the Big Ten Conference. While star guard Corey Sanders and big man DeShawn Freeman get the headlines, senior guard Mike Williams is...
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October 26, 2017 - 1:08 pm
Ohio State Last season: 17-15, 7-11 Big Ten Nickname: Buckeyes Conference: Big Ten Who's gone: G JaQuan Lyle, C Trevor Thompson, F Marc Loving, C David Bell. Who's back: F Jae'Sean Tate. Senior is a fine small forward who led the team in scoring last year; F Keita Bates-Diop. Red-shirt junior...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi reacts during the sixth inning of their baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, in Toronto. The New York Yankees announced Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, that Girardi will not return to the team in the 2018 season. The announcement was made by Yankees Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Cashman. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 26, 2017 - 12:59 pm
Joe Girardi is out as New York Yankees manager after 10 seasons. The team made the announcement Thursday. A person familiar with decision says Yankees general manager Brian Cashman recommended that Girardi not return. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no comments were authorized...
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October 26, 2017 - 12:52 pm
RUTGERS Last season: 15-18, ties most wins since 2012-13. Nickname: Scarlet Knights. Coach: Steve Pikiell. Conference: Big Ten. Who's gone: C C.J. Gettys, G Nigel Johnson (graduate transfer, Virginia), F Jonathan Laurent, G Khalil Batie, C Ibrahima Diallo. Who's back: G Corey Sanders. The junior...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2016, file photo, TCU head coach Gary Patterson, center, stands with his players before an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Fort Worth, Texas. The Big 12 Conference has reached the midpoint of conference play with a tight race behind fourth-ranked TCU. While the Horned Frogs are the league’s only undefeated team, there is a four-way tie for second place among Top 25 teams. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
October 26, 2017 - 12:52 pm
TCU coach Gary Patterson was a month into the season before he really thought about the fact that at least one team in the Big 12 Conference championship game in December will have a loss. A mulligan per se, though the fourth-ranked Horned Frogs don't need one so far. With the Big 12 reaching the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2017, file photo, Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough leaps over Tennessee's defensive lineman Shy Tuttle, left, and linebacker Daniel Bituli, right, to score in the first half an NCAA college football game, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Tennessee's struggles on offense are carrying over to its defense. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
October 26, 2017 - 12:50 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's constant struggles on offense are hindering its defense. Each of the last two weeks, the defense has started out playing well and keeping Tennessee competitive even as the Volunteers (3-4, 0-4 SEC) have struggled to move the ball. Then the defense spends so much...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2017, file photo, Penn State head coach James Franklin, left, celebrates with tight end Mike Gesicki (88) after Gesicki scored a touchdown against Pittsburgh during the first half of an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa. In his fourth season as Penn State coach, James Franklin has the No. 2 team in the country. He has not just restored the pride in Penn State football to pre-Sandusky scandal levels, the Nittany Lions are playing as well as they did during Joe Paterno's prime. (AP Photo/Chris Knight, File)
October 26, 2017 - 12:41 pm
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Every aspiring head coach in college football seemingly has a master plan, copious notes and ideas about how to run a program gathered over years as an assistant. Maybe it is written in a notebook or scratched out on legal pads. Could be printed out and stacked in a file...
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