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    (CNN)Real Madrid moved eight points clear at the top of La Liga after a 2-0 victory against Real Sociedad on Saturday. Vinicius Jr. opened the scoring in the second half when he interchanged passes with Luka Jovic, before Jovic got the second 10 minutes later with a header from a corner. It was Real Madrid's 12th win in the league so far this season, opening up a commanding lead at the top of La Liga, and the team's eighth in a row at the Reale Arena. "This is a tough place to come to and they're a strong side," said manager Carlo Ancelotti. "We played well and deserved the win after what was a strong all-round performance. "We've got that lead at the top because we're playing well, are showing ourselves to be a solid side and are getting that consistency in our results."Read MoreAfter a flying start to the season, Real Sociedad has now won once in its past five games and is fifth in the table. The only disappointment for Real Madrid was seeing striker Karim Benzema forced...
    When Nate Oats said yes to the idea of Alabama making the trip to the Pacific Northwest and playing a glorified home game against Gonzaga, he knew it would be an early test of where the Crimson Tide stood. Alabama's coach also knew his team could end up being a tough opponent for what was supposed to be a showcase event for Gonzaga. "With the way we play, we can be dangerous at times with how many threes that we shoot and they knew that," Oats said. "We hit a few tonight and that helped a little bit." Jaden Shackelford scored 20 of his 28 points in the first half, Jahvon Quinerly and JD Davison both hit key 3-pointers, and No. 16 Alabama held off Gonzaga’s big second-half rally for a 91-82 win over the third-ranked Bulldogs on Saturday night. The Crimson Tide (7-1) made 10 of their 13 3-pointers in the first half, led by Shackelford’s sharp shooting from deep. Alabama led by 16 at halftime and withstood every charge the Bulldogs made in the second half to hand...
    RICHMOND — After a first half of offensive fireworks, host Salesian High played keep away in the second half and the result was a 36-28 win over Aragon  in the Northern California 6-A championship game. The score was 30-28 at halftime in favor of Salesian, at which point coaches Chad Nightingale and Steve Sell (Aragon) had a friendly brief exchange where they wondered where both defenses went. But it was the Pride that had the lone score of the second half on a 6-yard, fourth-and-goal swing pass from Nicholas Fontanilla to Max Lacasse, and Salesian also ground out nearly 11 minutes on an 18-play, 74-drive that ate up most of the fourth quarter. It wasn’t until Walter Lloyd intercepted a Dylan Daniel pass in the final minute that Salesian could breathe easy and go into victory formation. “The first half was like a track meet and the second half was a 6-0 game,” Nightingale said. “Hats off to Aragon. They responded in the first half when we scored and they were able to get some big...
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Au’Diese Toney scored 18 points and JD Notae had 15 to lift No. 10 Arkansas past Little Rock 93-78 on Saturday. All but two of Toney’s points came in the first half, when Arkansas (8-0) built its lead to 15 points at the break. Notae took over for the Razorbacks in the second half, scoring all but two of his points to stave off an attempted rally by Little Rock (4-5), which went on an 18-8 run to start the second half. Notae, the SEC’s leading scorer this season averaging 18.1 points per game, shot an efficient 5 of 9 in the second half and his 3-pointer with 3:47 left put Arkansas back ahead by double digits for good. Arkansas had three other players score in double figures: Devo Davis with 16, Chris Lykes with 14 and Stanley Umude added 12. Marko Lukic led all scorers with 23 points for Little Rock, while Isaiah Palermo added 17 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. The Razorbacks shot 57% from the field and outscored Little Rock...
    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Sam Waardenburg scored a career-high 18 points and Miami used a late 12-0 run to edge Clemson 80-75 in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams on Saturday. Clemson led all the way in this traditionally tight match, opening the biggest lead as Chase Hunter scored four points in a 9-3 run that made it 70-61 with 5:02 to play. The Hurricanes stormed back, starting with a Waardenburg 3-pointer and a layup, and taking the lead for the first time, 71-70, on a Jordan Miller 3 with 2:55 to play. Isaiah Wong bumped Miami’s lead to 78-73 with two free throws at 11.9 seconds and Waardenburg added two at 5.6 seconds. David Collins made a layup with a second to go to make the final margin 5. It marked the 17th time in the 32 meetings between the teams the game was decided by five points or less. Nine straight games have been decided by single digits and the last seven by a total of 28 points. Miller and Kameron McGusty scored 13 and...
    Texas Rio Grande Valley's Matt Figger has been a college basketball coach for nearly 30 years, so he had an idea about what was coming after his team scored 41 points in the first half against the usually defensive-minded Texas. He was right. No. 7 Texas limited UTRGV to 17 points in the second half while inducing 14 turnovers, enabling the Longhorns to win easily, 88-58 Friday night. "We came out and threw some punches," Figger said. "In the second half, they came out and threw some haymakers, and we didn't answer. We were careless and we didn't have enough fight and gumption." Christian Bishop, a backup forward who transferred to Texas from Creighton this season, scored 17 points in 14 minutes, making all nine of his free throws. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Timmy Allen and Tre Mitchell scored 13 points each for Texas, with Mitchell adding five rebounds and five assists. Freshman RayQuan Taylor led UTRGV with 15 points, and Justin Johnson scored 12. UTRGV (4-5) trailed 46-41 after shooting 53.6% in the first half...
    CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (AP) — James Karnik had 17 points and tied his career high with 13 rebounds, Quinten Post scored 13 points and Boston College never trailed in its 73-57 win over Notre Dame on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams. T.J. Bickerstaff scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half and Makai Ashton-Langford and DeMarr Langford had 10 points apiece for Boston College (6-3). Karnik hit a 3-pointer 17 seconds into the game to spark a 7-0 opening run and finished the first half with 11 points and 11 rebounds. The Eagles outrebounded Notre Dame 24-12 in the first half and converted eight offensive rebounds into 12 second-chance points — six by Karnik — to take a 37-27 lead into the break. Prentiss Hubb scored 15 points, Blake Wesley added 12 and Dane Goodwin 10 for the Fighting Irish (3-4). The Eagles are just 13-26 all-time, 3-13 in ACC play, against Notre Dame and have won back-to-back games in the series for the first time in nearly 25...
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis coach Frank Reich insists he’s a run-first guy. It was hard to tell Sunday — and the Colts paid a hefty price for breaking with that identity. Carson Wentz was picked off twice and lost a fumble on a strip-sack as Indy blew another double-digit lead in a 38-31 loss to defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay. Reich insisted Monday he had no regrets. “I didn’t have very many regrets on how this game was called, I’m not going to lie,” he said. “Do you want to call one or two more runs? Yeah, sure. But we were going against the No. 1 run defense and they came out with the mindset Jonathan Taylor is not going to beat us, they’re going to have to throw the ball to beat us.” Wentz dropped back 50 times. He completed 61.4% of his 44 throws, was sacked three times, and scrambled three times for 21 yards. The approach relegated Indy’s best offensive threat, running back Jonathan Taylor, to a smaller role. He had 16 carries for 83 yards...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Wilson was back for the New York Jets, and so were the up-and-down moments of a rookie quarterback shaking off some rust. The No. 2 overall draft pick in April was sidelined four games with a sprained ligament in his right knee — and it showed early. Wilson was 6 of 12 for 44 yards and an interception in the first half at Houston, but got considerably better in the second half while helping New York to a 21-14 victory on Sunday. He finished 14 of 24 for 145 yards and a touchdown scramble, playing through some soreness in his knee. “Yeah, he’s tough as nails,” coach Robert Saleh said Monday. “His grittiness, toughness and his desire to get better is pretty darn high in terms of just how hard he works at it.” It wasn’t a fantastic performance by any stretch, and Wilson criticized himself after the game. But with the way he was struggling before the injury with nine interceptions and just four touchdowns and lots of mental errors, it’s small steps that...
    Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey will miss the remainder of the season with an ankle injury. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM McCaffrey had an MRI on Monday that revealed the injury was severe enough to put him on injured reserve. Because of his anticipated recovery time and given that it would be his second time on IR, the news means McCaffrey will miss out on Carolina’s final five regular-season games following its bye week. The 2017 first-round draft pick was injured in the first half of Carolina’s 33-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins and played only sparingly in the second half. It's the second straight year McCaffrey has ended the season on injured reserve. He played in just three games last season. Since becoming the NFL’s highest-paid running back with a four-year, $64 million contract after the 2019 season, McCaffrey will have missed 23 of 33 games in the last two seasons due to injuries. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The 2019 All-Pro had 421 yards on 68 carries and a touchdown the...
    Keon Ellis had 22 points, Jaden Shackelford contributed 15 and No. 10 Alabama defeated Miami 96-64 in the fifth-place game at the ESPN Events Invitational on Sunday night. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Alabama (6-1), which also got 13 points each from JD Davison and Juwan Gary, found itself in the consolation bracket after losing its tournament opener to coach Rick Pitino's Iona team. Davison added 10 assists. Kameron McGusty had 21 points and 10 rebounds for Miami (4-3), and Isaiah Wong scored 10 of his 14 points in the second half. The Crimson Tide trailed by as many as nine points but grabbed a 33-30 halftime lead thanks to Jahvon Quinerly’s 3 with 2 seconds left. Alabama then used a 15-6 stretch to open up a 48-36 advantage 4 minutes into the second half, and broke the game open with a 17-0 run over five minutes — including two 3s from Shackelford. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP THE TAKEAWAY Alabama: Will likely stay in the Top 25, but will be passed by a...
    HOUSTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — Zach Wilson threw for 145 yards and ran for a touchdown in his return from a sprained right knee, helping the New York Jets rally for a 21-14 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday that snapped a three-game skid. Wilson, the No. 2 overall pick in April who missed the last four games, was rusty early and threw an interception but put the Jets (3-8) on top with a 4-yard scamper in the third quarter. READ MORE: Flacco And Moore Shine, But Jets Still Fall To DolphinsThe Jets converted two fourth-down attempts on a drive that ended with a 37-yard field goal by Matt Ammendola that made it 21-14 with about 3½ minutes to go. DEFENSE COMES UP BIG#NYJvsHOU on CBS pic.twitter.com/pmzBWiDIpO — New York Jets (@nyjets) November 28, 2021 The Texans (2-9) hoped to build on an upset of Tennessee last week that ended an eight-game skid and looked good early. Tyrod Taylor threw two touchdown passes in the second quarter to give Houston 14-3 lead, but the Texans couldn’t do anything offensively after...
    Four straight wins. Back to 5-7 on the year. A possible big December ahead. That’s the fall-out of the Dolphins’ dominant 33-10 win against Carolina on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium. The win might not have been a surprise. But this one-sided of a win? Here are 10 thoughts on the game: 1. Player of the game: Rookie receiver Jaylen Waddle. You could pick quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and that’d be fine. The combination put the offense in gear against a top defense. Waddle caught nine of Tua’s passes for 137 yards – his first game over 100 yards – and provided the electricity to the offense he was drafted to do. You’ve waited to see the speed of Waddle in use? There it was midway through the second quarter when Tagovailoa had some time, showed some patience and hit Waddle over the middle on about a 10-yard pass. Waddle took it from there. He turned it into a 57-yard gain, the only mini-surprise is he was caught at the Carolina 14-yard line by cornerback Donte...
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jared Rhoden scored 18 points, Alexis Yetna had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 21 Seton Hall pulled away in the second half for an 84-70 win over Bethune-Cookman on Sunday. Bethune-Cookman had a 34-33 lead at halftime, but Rhoden’s jumper a minute into the second half gave Seton Hall (5-1) the lead for good and started a 9-0 run. The Pirates stretched their advantage to as much as 23 points. Joe French scored 28 points for the Wildcats (1-6), and Marcus Garrett and Tyrese Samuel each scored 11. Bethune-Cookman went on a 9-0 run to end the first half, keeping it close thanks in part to Seton Hall’s poor outside shooting. The Pirates went 3-for-17 from 3-point range in the opening 20 minutes but made 5 of 12 3s in the second half. Seton Hall won the rebounding battle 42-24. POLL IMPLICATIONS Seton Hall entered the AP Top 25 last week, its first appearance in the poll since the end of the 2019-20 season, thanks largely to a win over then-No. 4 Michigan on...
    DALLAS (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 26 points, Kyle Kuzma had 10 of his 22 in the fourth quarter and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored the clinching four points in the closing seconds in the Washington Wizards’ 120-114 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night. Luka Doncic had 33 points and 10 rebounds for the Mavericks. They for only the second time in eight home games. After Tim Hardaway Jr.’s 3-pointer pulled Dallas to 114-112 with 49.4 seconds left, Caldwell-Pope answered with a 16-foot jump shot. Doncic hit a jumper with 23.6, making the score 116-112, and Caldwell-Pope began to dribble out the clock before being fouled by Maxi Kleber with 10.5 seconds to play. Caldwell-Pope hit both free throws, and Kuzma added two more with 0.7 seconds left after being fouled in the backcourt by Kristaps Porzingis after Doncic’s 30-foot 3-pointer bounded off the rim. Caldwell-Pope finished with 16 points. Daniel Gafford added 14 points and 10 rebounds. The Wizards completed a back-to-back after winning by two points at Oklahoma City on Friday night. They played without starting point guard...
    CAMPBELL — With the final 30 seconds ticking off the clock, the Dons started celebrating. After a dominant second half, this Central Coast Section Division V title game was in the bag. No. 1 Aragon High School defeated No. 7 St. Francis-Watsonville 38-14, holding the Sharks scoreless in the second half to claim the Division V title on Saturday afternoon at Westmont High School in Campbell. It marked Aragon’s first section title win since 1994. An assistant coach to Britt Williams the last time Aragon saw section title victory, now-head coach Steve Sell guided the Dons to their first CCS title game for the first time since he took over head coaching duties in 2000. He and this team won his debut in convincing fashion. The sideline celebrated a moment of history by dumping buckets of ice water over their coach’s head. His wife, Karen, and son, Justin, stormed the field for postgame hugs. Sell got emotional discussing his journey, nearly 30 years in the making, back to section title glory. He praised the team for overcoming...
    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Hannah Jump scored 21 points, hitting seven 3-pointers, and Haley Jones added 15 points and 13 rebounds to lead No. 7 Stanford to an 86-67 win over No. 2 Maryland on Saturday at the Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship. Stanford (5-2) took command with a 12-2 run late in the first quarter, capped by Jump’s third 3 of the period. The Cardinal kept the run going in the second. After Chloe Bibby hit a jumper to make it a five-point game, Stanford outscored the Terrapins 24-7 the rest of the quarter to go up 46-24 at the half. Maryland (6-2) was short-handed to begin with as only seven players were dressed because of illness and injuries. Point guard Ashley Owusu picked up her third foul in the second quarter on an offensive foul and then was hit with a technical right after, sending the star to the bench with 2:56 left in the period. The Terrapins didn’t score the rest of the half. It didn’t get much better in the second half...
    In a town known for major championship fights, it seemed only fitting a long-anticipated 40-minute heavyweight bout between No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 5 Duke take place in Las Vegas. Paolo Banchero scored 21 points to help Duke hold off a turnover-prone Gonzaga team 84-81 on Friday night in front of an announced 20,389 fans — the largest basketball crowd ever in Nevada. "It’s just a really big-time game, what a great crowd," said Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, who is in his final year at the helm of the Duke Blue Devils (7-0). "We thought it might be a showcase game and it was. But having this type of crowd was amazing. Obviously, we feel great about the win, and we think we beat an outstanding basketball team." That's saying something, considering Gonzaga coach Mark Few shapes his program after Duke. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "We’ve always asked over the years before we’ve had to make decisions on anything -- how we travel, how we operate, how we schedule, facility-wise -- the first question always is,...
    ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands (AP) — Kayla Wells scored 20 points and No. 23 Texas A&M overcame a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat South Dakota 58-44 on Friday night at the Paradise Jam. The Aggies (6-0) trailed 30-21 at halftime but blew past South Dakota in the third quarter, outscoring the Coyotes 24-2 in the period. The Coyotes (2-4) made 1 of 12 shots (8%) in the third quarter and it wasn’t much better in the fourth as they made 3 of 17 (18%). South Dakota shot 26% for the game. South Dakota had a strong second quarter, outscoring the Aggies 18-9. The Coyotes made twice as many field goals in the second quarter (8) as they did the entire second half (4). The Aggies didn’t shoot much better, hitting 40% overall. The nation’s leading 3-point shooting team at 48% entering the game, Texas A&M made just 5 of 18 (28%). Jordan Nixon scored 13 points for Texas A&M. She made 4 of 7 3-pointers and the rest of the team was 1-for-11. Wells, who did not attempt a 3-pointer,...
    CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (AP) — DeMarr Langford scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Boston College snapped a three-game skid with a 73-60 defeat of Columbia on Friday. Jaeden Zachary added 14 points, Makai Ashton-Langford 11 and Brevin Galloway nine for the Eagles (4-3). Outside of two ties in the first half, Boston College led from the jump, building leads of as many as 14 in the second half. Liam Murphy and Geronimo Rubio De La Rosa led Columbia (2-4) with 19 and 17 points, respectively. Murphy drained five 3-pointers. The Lions had ended the first half down 40-33 but were only able to get within single digits of Boston College three times in the second half, each time featuring a Murphy 3-pointer. BC made 13 field goals in each half and dominated the glass, outrebounding Columbia 48-28 with T.J. Bickerstaff pulling down a career-high 17. BC scored 19 second-chance points to none for Columbia and had a 36-24 advantage on points in the paint. The Eagles are 4-0 against Columbia. ___ More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Michael Devoe scored 15 of his 26 points in the second half and Georgia Tech rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit to defeat Georgia Southern 61-59 on Friday. The Yellow Jackets (5-1) got 11 points from Kyle Sturdivant and 10 from Rodney Howard in winning their fifth straight. It was their first meeting in 25 years against the Eagles (4-2) in a series they lead 4-2 dating back to 1953. Devoe, second in the nation making 65% of his 3-pointers, was 5 of 9 behind the arc. Elijah McCadden and Cam Bryant scored 14 points for Georgia Southern and Kamari Brown had 13. Bryant and Brown had 11 points apiece in the first half when the Eagles shot 55% (16 of 29) while Georgia Tech was at 35%. Bryant knocked down three 3-pointers to stretch a one-point lead to 10 in 77 seconds in the middle of the half. Brown followed a 3 with a pair of free throws in the final minute to make it 39-25 before Devoe made two free throws. Howard scored the first...
    Larrys Mabiala scored in the 90th minute and the Portland Timbers beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 on Thursday to advance to the Western Conference final. Portland will face the winner of the game Sunday between Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake. Yimmi Chara's corner kick was deflected high into the air and Cristhian Paredes headed it into the 6-yard box for Mabiala to knock home. Mabiala hadn't scored all season before connecting in consecutive playoff games. Portland star playmaker Sebastian Blanco left early in the second half with an apparent leg injury. As he tried to run to a forward pass, Blanco went to the ground, grabbed the back of his taped left leg and immediately signaled for a substitution. Portland will be without Dairon Asprilla for the conference final after he received a straight red card for violent conduct in second-half stoppage time.
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Ochai Agbaji had 18 points and Christian Braun added 15 as No. 4 Kansas beat North Texas 71-59 in the first round of the ESPN Events Invitational on Thursday. Agbaji became the 63rd player to reach 1,000 points in Kansas history when he hit a 3 to open the scoring 2½ minutes into the game. The guard entered the game just one point away from the milestone. North Texas (2-2) got 23 points from Tylor Perry. All other scorers for the Mean Green were held to single digits, including Thomas Bell, who picked up his fifth foul midway through the second half and finished with nine points. KU (4-0) went up 46-31 early in the second half thanks to Remy Martin hitting a pair of a long-range shots and Braun making a 3-point play after a steal. Martin, who had 15 points, had been slowed recently by back discomfort. A dunk by Agbaji and another Martin 3 extended the advantage to 53-35 with 14 minutes left. WILSON RETURNS Kansas forward Jalen Wilson had seven...
    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Elissa Cunane scored 20 points, making eight of her nine shots from the field, to help No. 5 North Carolina State run past second-ranked Maryland 78-60 on Thursday at the Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship tournament. Diamond Johnson added 17 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals for the Wolfpack. The game was played at the Baha Mar resort in the Bahamas in a converted ballroom complete with a low ceiling and a raised stage right off midcourt. There were bleachers behind the two benches for fans. N.C. State (5-1) went right at the Terrapins, with the 6-foot-5 Cunane dominating the inside and Johnson controlling the outside. Maryland (6-1) trailed 11-9 with 4 minutes left in the first quarter before N.C. State scored 11 of the final 14 points to close the period and take command of the game. Angel Reese scored a career-high 24 points to lead Maryland. NO. 6 BAYLOR 86, FORDHAM 45 CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — NaLyssa Smith had 19 points and 15 rebounds, Jordan Lewis added 15 points with six...
    CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — NaLyssa Smith had 19 points and 15 rebounds, Jordan Lewis added 15 points with six assists and No. 6 Baylor rallied in the second half to beat Fordham 68-45 on Thursday at the Cancun Challenge. Baylor scored just six points in the second quarter, going 3 of 13 from the field, and trailed 24-20 at halftime. But the Bears responded with 24 points in the third quarter, going 4 for 7 from 3-point range, to build a 44-34 lead. Baylor also scored 24 points in the fourth, making 9 of 15 shots, to finish the second half shooting 54.8% after 29.6 in the first half. Sarah Andrews and Ja’Mee Asberry each scored 10 points for Baylor (4-1). Smith, who was 8 of 16 from the field, secured her fourth consecutive double-double of the season. Queen Egbo was 0 for 9 from the field but grabbed eight boards. Baylor was coming off a 79-76 loss to No. 3 Maryland in which Smith tied her career-high with 30 points to go with 15 rebounds. It marked...
    Stephen Curry and his entire supporting cast had to bring some smothering second-half defense to shut down younger brother Seth and the undermanned 76ers. Stephen Curry scored 25 points to Seth's 24, and the Golden State Warriors surged back after halftime to beat Philadelphia 116-96 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight win. Juan Toscano-Anderson came up big off the bench in the second half, scoring all of his 13 points to go with six rebounds and six assists. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "The energy, it's contagious," said Andrew Wiggins, who added 19 points. Jordan Poole added 17 points and six assists for the Warriors. He beat the buzzer from halfcourt at halftime to get Golden State within 61-52. Stephen Curry was all smiles seeing one of his signature shots go down for the young guard. The reigning scoring champion shot 9 for 16 with six 3-pointers and added 10 assists for the NBA-best Warriors (16-2). He and brother-in-law Damion Lee made consecutive 3-pointers over the final 39.4 seconds of the third to put their team...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 25 points to younger brother Seth’s 24 for the 76ers, and the Golden State Warriors used a big second-half comeback to beat Philadelphia 116-96 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight win. Juan Toscano-Anderson came up big off the bench in the second half, scoring all of his 13 points after the break to go with six rebounds and six assists. READ MORE: Smash-and-Grab Mob Thwarted In Downtown Palo Alto; 2 Suspects ArrestedJordan Poole added 17 points and six assists for the Warriors. He beat the buzzer from halfcourt at halftime to get Golden State within 61-52. Stephen Curry was all smiles seeing one of his signature shots go down for the young guard. The reigning scoring champion shot 9 for 16 with six 3-pointers and added 10 assists for the NBA-best Warriors (16-2). He and brother-in-law Damion Lee made consecutive 3-pointers over the final 39.4 seconds of the third to put their team ahead 86-84 going into the final 12 minutes. Seth Curry, who had been questionable with lower back stiffness, started...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Izaiah Brockington scored 23 of his 30 points in the second half, and Iowa State beat No. 25 Xavier 82-70 on Wednesday night in the NIT Season Tip-Off. Tyrese Hunter added 19 points for Iowa State (5-0), Gabe Kalscheur scored 12 points and George Conditt had 10. Jack Nunge scored 24 points off the bench for Xavier (4-1). Colby Jones had 11 points and Dwon Odom scored 10. Iowa State trailed 39-38 at halftime but took control with a 24-9 run over the first 7:29 of the second half that included 13 points by Brockington. Xavier cut the deficit to five points, but didn’t get closer as Iowa State closed out the game on a 16-9 run. The Musketeers pounded the ball inside, scoring 28 of their 39 first-half points in the paint, but were flustered by Iowa State’s defense in the second half. BIG PICTURE Iowa State: Big 12 Conference rivals likely won’t look forward to the trip to Ames to face Iowa State’s lockdown defense. Entering the game, the Cyclones had limited three of...
    FOR a few days back in late summer 2020, City fans started to dream that they might be watching Lionel Messi every week. But maybe it was the Argentine superstar wondering what might have been as he left the Etihad. 3Lionel Messi was outshone by Manchester City's stars in the Champions LeagueCredit: PA 3The PSG ace must have been thinking what could have been as he left the EtihadCredit: Getty There were a few glimpses of the old magic from the PSG new boy during a pulsating second half – notably to create Kylian Mbappe’s opener. Had he joined this club 15 months ago, what a treat it would have been to see him line up in this special Pep Guardiola team. But the fact is, City are doing just fine without him – as they showed with a stirring comeback here despite missing key men like Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden. Having flirted with the English champions regularly over the years, the move so nearly happened in August last year. Messi was poised to quit Barcelona after a...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dane Goodwin scored 17 points to lead six players into double-digit scoring and Notre Dame turned in a dominant second half to beat Chaminade, 90-64, in a second-round game in the Maui Invitational tournament in Las Vegas on Tuesday night. Notre Dame bounced back after losing their first game of the season to Saint Mary’s in a first-round game. The Irish held a 41-38 advantage at intermission and opened the second half with a 25-2 run to take a 66-40 lead with 11:47 left. The Fighting Irish (3-1) converted 37 of 66 shots from the field (56.1%), including 12 of 26 from 3-point range (46.2%). Nate Laszewski scored 15 points and snared 15 rebounds and Blake Wesley came off the bench to add 14 points, six rebounds and three assists. Paul Atkinson, Jr. added 12 points and Cormac Ryan and Prentiss Hubb each chipped in 11 points. Isaac Amaral-Artharee paced the Silverswords with 16 points and Zach McIntire added 13 as Chaminade shot 34.8% from the field (24 of 69), including 9 of 25...
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Boo Buie had 22 points and six assists, Ryan Young added 17 points and Northwestern beat Georgia 78-62 on Tuesday night for third place at the Roman Legends Classic. Northwestern led by as many as 24 points in the second half. Georgia got it within 11 points twice in the final five minutes but the Wildcats kept their double-digit advantage throughout the second half. READ MORE: Jackson Sparks, 8, Becomes Sixth Victim To Die After SUV Plows Through Waukesha Christmas Parade, Bail For Suspect Darrell Brooks Set At $5 MillionPete Nance had 14 points and nine rebounds, and Ty Berry scored 10 points for Northwestern (5-1). Buie, coming off a career-high 23 points in a loss to Providence, was 8 of 21 from the field. Ryan Greer highlighted the first half with a steal and heave at midcourt that banked in to give Northwestern a 43-23 lead. The Wildcats made eight 3-pointers in the first half, while Georgia was 1 of 12. READ MORE: Heated Eats: Cold-Weather Outdoor Dining In Chicago For 2021-22Braelen Bridges and Kario...
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Boo Buie had 22 points and six assists, Ryan Young added 17 points and Northwestern beat Georgia 78-62 on Tuesday night for third place at the Roman Legends Classic. Northwestern led by as many as 24 points in the second half. Georgia got it within 11 points twice in the final five minutes but the Wildcats kept their double-digit advantage throughout the second half. Pete Nance had 14 points and nine rebounds, and Ty Berry scored 10 points for Northwestern (5-1). Buie, coming off a career-high 23 points in a loss to Providence, was 8 of 21 from the field. Ryan Greer highlighted the first half with a steal and heave at midcourt that banked in to give Northwestern a 43-23 lead. The Wildcats made eight 3-pointers in the first half, while Georgia was 1 of 12. Braelen Bridges and Kario Oquendo each scored 12 points for Georgia (2-4). Jailyn Ingram and Aaron Cook added 10 points apiece. Georgia topped it first-half scoring total in the opening 10 minutes of the second half. The Bulldogs made...
    Oak Hill 37, Minford 28 OAK HILL — The Oak Hill Lady Oaks’ inside attack of six-foot tall Chloe Chambers, and the outside assault by Baylee Howell, helped the hosts capture a 37-28 season-opening Southern Ohio Conference Division II tilt over the young Minford Lady Falcons. Oak Hill (1-0, 1-0 SOC II) held the lead at each stop —11-9 after the first quarter, 23-16 at halftime, and finally 33-23 following three frames. Only six players played for the Lady Oaks, under new head coach Scott Lewis, but the senior Chambers chalked up 17 points on six total field goals and 4-of-8 free throws. She scored a dozen of those markers in the first half, including a three-pointer — and also grabbed 17 rebounds. The fellow senior Howell hit three three-pointers, a second-stanza deuce and 2-of-2 second-quarter free throws for 13 points — as Brooke Howard had six points on two baskets and 2-of-4 foul shots. Caitlin Gamble made one of three fourth-quarter freebies. The Lady Falcons, stymied to single digits in all four periods, had five players score —paced by...
    WAVERLY —Unfortunately for the Wheelersburg Pirates, this time, they were on the wrong end of a three-point outcome —and on the wrong end of a regional rally. As a result, it’s the end of the road for an unforgettable Pirate campaign —one which saw them reverse complete course from a 2-3 start with an eight-game winning streak, and ultimately ending as Southern Ohio Conference Division II champions and Region 19 runners-up. After back-to-back weeks of erasing double-digit deficits, the Pirates played from ahead for a while against Harvest Prep on Saturday night — leading by 10 (17-7) at halftime in fact, thanks to a Braxton Sammons 25-yard field goal. But — in a total tale of two halves — the Warriors were the second-half adjusters, the aggressors, and ultimately the victors and Region 19 champions, scoring two touchdown runs of at least 30 yards while shutting out the Pirates en route to a 20-17 decision at Waverly’s rave Raidiger Field. With the loss, Wheelersburg saw its eight-game win streak snapped — and its improbable run to the regional title tilt...
    (CNN)Manchester United started life without Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a 2-0 victory against Villarreal on Tuesday courtesy of goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho. The win means United, which parted with manager Solskjaer at the weekend after a poor string of results, qualifies for the knockout stages of the Champions League.Michael Carrick stood in as caretaker manager ahead of the game at the Estadio de la Ceramica, and he watched on as United struggled to create chances for much of the contestBut his side burst into life towards the end of the second half, the two goals ensuring United reaches the Champions League last 16 with a game to spare. Ronaldo celebrates United's second goal against Villarreal. Ronaldo opened the scoring with 12 minutes of the match remaining as he capitalized on a poor pass from Villarreal goalkeeper Gerónimo Rulli to Etienne Capoue -- who was put under pressure by Fred -- to chip the ball over Rulli. Read MoreSancho then grabbed his first United goal and wrapped up the win in the game's final moments as he...
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Nasser Al-Dawsari’s goal after just 16 seconds helped Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal clinch a record fourth Asian Champions League title with a 2-0 win over South Korea’s Pohang Steelers in Tuesday’s final. Immediately after kick off, Al-Dawsari picked up a loose ball just inside the Pohang half and advanced to unleash a fierce shot from outside the area that flew into the top corner of the net in front of 50,000 home fans. Moussa Marega doubled the lead in the second half. Pohang, a three-time Asian champion that has been struggling domestically this season, had its best chance 10 minutes into hte game when midfielder Sin Jin-ho hit the bar with a shot from outside the area and goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Mayouf saved Lim Sang-hyub’s follow-up from the rebound. Al-Hilal controlled most of the game, thanks in part to Brazilian playmaker Matheus Pereira, and got the second goal in the 63rd minute. Bafetimbi Gomis freed Marega in the area and the former FC Porto striker’s low shot beat goalkeeper Lee Jun. Pohang struggled to find...
    ST. THOMAS (AP) — David Roddy had 27 points, 19 in the second half, as Colorado State rallied past Northeastern 71-61 in the championship game of the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam on Monday night. No better feeling! ???????????? pic.twitter.com/5BPNGirzl1 — Colorado State Men’s Basketball (@CSUMBasketball) November 23, 2021 The Rams trailed 44-24 just over three minutes into the second half but shot 60% (15 of 25) while the Huskies were shooting 29% (7 of 24). The second half scoring was 51 to 25 with a 38-6 run to go from 20 down to 12 up in less than 14 minutes. Roddy shot 10 for 13 from the floor and added seven rebounds to be named tournament MVP. Isaiah Stevens had 13 points and eight assists for Colorado State (6-0), which is its best start since the 2014-15 season. That’s when the Rams last won an in-season tournament, the Great Alaska Shootout. Jahmyl Telfort had 18 points for the Huskies (3-3). Nikola Djogo added 17 points. Shaquille Walters had 13 points. (© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All...
    ST. THOMAS (AP) — David Roddy had 27 points, 19 in the second half, as Colorado State rallied past Northeastern 71-61 in the championship game of the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam on Monday night. The Rams trailed 44-24 just over three minutes into the second half but shot 60% (15 of 25) while the Huskies were shooting 29% (7 of 24). The second half scoring was 51 to 25 with a 38-6 run to go from 20 down to 12 up in less than 14 minutes. Roddy shot 10 for 13 from the floor and added seven rebounds to be named tournament MVP. Isaiah Stevens had 13 points and eight assists for Colorado State (6-0), which is its best start since the 2014-15 season. That’s when the Rams last won an in-season tournament, the Great Alaska Shootout. Jahmyl Telfort had 18 points for the Huskies (3-3). Nikola Djogo added 17 points. Shaquille Walters had 13 points. ___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 ___ Elements of this story were generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data...
    Houston did not give Butler an inch in a dominating defensive first half, looking every bit like a team ready to make another deep NCAA Tournament run. Playing with a big lead, the Cougars backed off a bit and needed time to rev it up again. A lopsided win, just not as complete as it could have been. Fabian White Jr. scored 21 points and No. 12 Houston rode a dominating first half to a 70-52 win over Butler Monday in the opening round of the Maui Invitational. "We’re a good defensive team but the challenge is doing it for 40 minutes," coach Kelvin Sampson said. "I felt we let go of the rope a little bit in the second half." CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The Cougars (4-0) overwhelmed Butler early, scoring the game's first 17 points while building a 21-point halftime lead. They weren't quite as locked in at either end of the floor to start the second half, allowing the Bulldogs (3-2) to creep back in it before pulling away down the stretch. Next...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points and 10 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves extended their winning streak to four with a 110-96 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. Anthony Edwards scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half and Jarred Vanderbilt, who came in averaging five points per game, matched his season high with 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. The Timberwolves dominated the hustle categories, too, converting 23 New Orleans turnovers into 28 points and 21 offensive rebounds into 26 second-chance points. Willie Hernangomez had 19 points and 11 rebounds for New Orleans, while Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 14. But the Pelicans did not get their usual production from Brandon Ingram, who shot 2 of 13, including 1 of 7 from deep, and finished with nine points and six turnovers. Leading by 16 at halftime, the Timberwolves continued to pull away in the third quarter, opening up a 26-point lead when Vanderbilt banked in a 7-footer while being fouled by Herbert Jones for a 3-point play. New Orleans never got closer...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Peyton Watson had 19 points, Johnny Juzang added 13 and No. 2 UCLA beat Bellarmine 75-62 on Monday night in the Empire Classic. Watson shot 9 of 12 and had four rebounds, easily outpacing his 3.3 points average through four games this season. David Singleton added 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting for the Bruins (5-0), who will face No. 1 Gonzaga in a rematch of last season’s Final Four on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs won 93-90 in overtime on a buzzer-beater from Jalen Suggs. Bellarmine (0-5) lost in double digits for the fourth time in five games and is coming off consecutive losses against the nation’s top two teams. The Knights lost 92-50 at Gonzaga on Friday. NO. 10 KENTUCKY 86, ALBANY 61 LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — TyTy Washington Jr. scored 20 points for the second straight game, Keion Brooks Jr. added 17 points and Kentucky beat Albany for its fourth consecutive victory. The Wildcats (4-1) led throughout but played at a slower pace than usual in building a 46-35 advantage early in the second half....
    ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 21 of his 30 points in the second half, Clint Capela finished with 10 points and 15 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks closed a perfect five-game homestand with a 113-101 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night. Thunder rookie Josh Giddey, a 19-year old guard from Australia, had with 15 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and Luguentz Dort added 15 points. Oklahoma City was without leading scorer Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who missed his first game of the season with a sprained right ankle. One game after making 51.6% of their shots from the field Saturday against the Hornets, the Hawks shot 54.2% Monday night in the first half and 48.3% overall. The Thunder whittled away at 10-point second-quarter deficit and tied the game at 56 when rookie reserve center Jeremiah Robinson-Earl made a pair of free throws with 3:01 remaining. But it lasted 30 seconds before Cam Reddish hit a long 3-pointer to push Atlanta back in front. Atlanta moved to 6-0 with the starting lineup of Young, Capella,...
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Saunders Jr. scored 20 points, Jeremiah Davenport added 19 and Cincinnati overcame an early 15-point deficit to blow out No. 14 Illinois 71-51 on Monday night in the semifinals of the Hall of Fame Classic. The Bearcats (5-0) trailed 23-8 in the opening minutes before charging back to take a 34-31 lead at the break. They piled on from there, pushing the advantage past 20 by the midway point of the second half as they coasted into the championship game against the winner of No. 13 Arkansas and Kansas State on Tuesday night. Kofi Cockburn, who was suspended the first three games of the season for violating NCAA rules, had 18 points and seven rebounds for the Fighting Illini (2-2). Andre Curbelo added 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting with five turnovers. The Illini looked as if they were going to blow out the Bearcats in the first 10 minutes. Cockburn had a big part in it. The 7-foot, 275-pound center from Jamaica bullied his way to six straight points to open the game, and...
    LEXINGTON, KY — Kentucky’s 29-9 second-half run took what was a close game at the break and turned it into a 77-59 non-conference blowout win over visiting Ohio University on Friday at Rupp Arena in front of 19,045 fans. Kentucky’s defensive pressure was a factor as Ohio did not make a 2-point bucket or a free throw for 14 minutes in the second half. The Bobcats (3-1) hung with the No. 13 Wildcats (3-1) and trailed 40-38 at the break, thanks in part to OU’s Ben Vander Plas, who scored 13 of his team-high 19 points in the first half. “He’s a tough matchup for most people,” Ohio University Head Coach Jeff Boals said of his player. “I thought late in the game, they started switching everything which kind of stagnated us. In the first half, we got some good looks and post entries. In the second half they made some good adjustments, but he is an All-American person.” Kentucky’s Oscar Tshiebwe was called for two quick fouls in the first two minutes, and he sat the bench the start...
    PIERRE-EMILE HOJBJERG says Tottenham should take being booed by their own fans as a compliment. Spurs were given stick by their own supporters as they trailed 1-0 at half-time at home to Leeds on Sunday. 2Hojbjerg started Spurs' comeback with his second Prem goal of the season on SundayCredit: Getty 2Spurs fans were left fuming with their side at half-time as they booed them offCredit: Rex Second half strikes by Hojbjerg and Sergio Reguilon eventually saw the North Londoners complete a fine comeback to ensure new manager Antonio Conte’s first Premier League home game in charge ended in victory. The Danish midfielder said: “I kind of understand the boos.. I hope it won't happen again but I understand there are high demands, high pressure. “The fans have great expectations because we're a great team, so I take that as a compliment. “We're here to perform well and let the fans celebrate, which is the main thing. We did that in the second half and the fans were incredible in the second half also, so let's try to do that from...
    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Storm Murphy scored 14 points, Nahiem Alleyne added 12, and Virginia Tech defeated Merrimack 72-43 on Sunday for the 1,500th victory in program history. Virginia Tech (5-0) is the 10th ACC school and 90th in Division I to achieve the milestone. The Hokies shot 55% from the field and made 11 of 23 3-pointers (48%). They held Merrimack to 18 points in the first half, which included a string of just seven points over the final 10 1/2 minutes of the period. Jordan Minor led Merrimack (3-3) with 14 points and seven rebounds. The Warriors shot 39% percent and made just 5 of 20 3-pointers. Virginia Tech’s defense twice held Merrimack scoreless for a 3 1/2 minute stretch in the second half, the second coming over the final 3:30 of the game. Justyn Mutts added nine points and a team-high seven rebounds for the Hokies, who had a 32-22 rebounding edge. Eleven players scored for Virginia Tech. —- More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25 Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may...
    CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Justin Bean scored 24 points and grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds, Brock Miller hit two huge 3-pointers and Utah State defeated Oklahoma 73-70 on Sunday in the championship game of the Myrtle Beach Invitational. The Aggies trailed much of the second half before Miller hit a 3-pointer for a 67-66 lead with 1:46 remaining. About a minute later, he hit another 3-pointer for a 70-66 lead. After Umoja Gibson made a pair of free throws to draw the Sooners within 70-68, they were forced to foul. Bean made 3 of 4 from the line to wrap it up for Utah State. Miller finished with 16 points, making 4 of 10 3-pointers. Brandon Horvath added 13 points and RJ Eytle-Rock scored 10 for the Aggies (4-1). Gibson and Tanner Groves scored 16 each for Oklahoma (4-1), which was dealt the first loss of the Porter Moser era. Utah State led 32-30 at halftime then Oklahoma opened the second half with an extended 20-11 run. The Sooners led 57-50 at the nine-minute mark but four quick points by...