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T25 FOOTBALL-SCHEDULE
(AP) -- Third-ranked Baylor has severely damaged its BCS championship hopes by losing big in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Clint Chelf passed for a career-high 370 yards and accounted for four touchdowns as 11th-ranked Oklahoma State hammered the Bears 49-17. Chelf also had a 48-yard reception and finished with 438 yards of total offense as the Cowboys improved to 10-1 and remained unbeaten against Baylor at Stillwater since 1939.
Bryce Petty was 28-of-48 passing for 359 yards for Baylor which is 9-1 after ending its 13-game winning streak snapped.
Top-ranked Alabama earned an easy win over Chattanooga. AJ McCarron threw for 171 yards and two touchdowns in a little more than one half and became the Crimson Tide's winningest quarterback with a 49-0 rout of the Mocs. He improved to 36-2 as a starter, breaking a tie with Jay Barker for the school mark.
The victory leaves the Tide 11-0 heading into next week's game against No. 6 Auburn.
One of the day's biggest shockers occurred in Tucson as Ka'Deem Carey ran for 206 yards and four touchdowns to lead Arizona's offense in a 42-16 pounding of fifth-ranked Oregon. B.J. Denker threw for 178 yards and two touchdowns, ran for 102 more and helped the Wildcats earn their biggest victory since their upset of top-ranked Washington in 1992.

In other top 25 play:
-- No. 2 Florida State broke a school record for points as Jameis (JAYM'-ihs) Winston passed for 225 yards and four touchdowns in an 80-14 laugher against Idaho. The 11-0 Seminoles topped the team mark of 77 points scored in a 1995 game.
-- Fourth-ranked Ohio State also is 11-0 after Braxton Miller threw for two TDs and also ran for 144 yards and two scores in a 42-14 win over Indiana. Carlos Hyde ran for 117 yards and two scores while becoming the first running back to go over 1,000 yards rushing in Urban Meyer's 12 years as head coach.
-- Tajh (TAHZH) Boyd threw for five touchdowns in the first half and finished with 288 yards to lead No. 7 Clemson to a 52-6 win over The Citadel. The Tigers improved to 10-1 with a whopping 558-172 yardage advantage.
-- Henry Josey rushed for two touchdowns and Marcus Murphy added another as No. 8 Missouri beat No. 24 Mississippi 24-10. James Franklin completed 12 of 19 passes for 142 yards and an interception in his first start since a shoulder injury caused him to miss four games.
-- Ty Montgomery scored touchdowns on his first four touches and tied a school record with five TDs as 10th-ranked Stanford hammered California 63-13. Kevin Hogan threw four of his career-high five scoring passes to Montgomery and also finished with a career-best 329 passing yards.
-- Taylor Kelly accounted for 324 total yards and two touchdowns as 19th-rated Arizona State beat No. 14 UCLA 38-33 to wrap up the Pac-12 South title. Kelly passed for 225 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 99 yards and another score.
-- No. 18 LSU shut down Johnny Manziel (man-ZEHL') while Terrance Magee rushed for a career-high 149 yards in a 34-10 win over ninth-ranked Texas A&M. Manziel was just 16 of 41 for 224 yards, one touchdown, two interceptions and two sacks.
-- Connor Shaw passed for a touchdown and ran for a score in less than a quarter of work as No. 12 South Carolina scored the most points in Steve Spurrier's nine seasons as coach in a 70-10 victory over Coastal Carolina. The Gamecocks scored on their first six possessions and surpassed their output from a 69-24 win over Troy in 2010.
-- Connor Cook threw for a career-high 293 yards and two touchdowns to help No. 13 Michigan State beat Northwestern 30-6. The win clinched a spot in the Big Ten title game for the Spartans.
-- Derek Carr threw for 527 yards and a school-record seven touchdowns to help No. 15 Fresno State roll over New Mexico 69-28. Davante Adams had nine catches for 246 yards and four scores for the 10-0 Bulldogs.
-- No. 16 Wisconsin knocked off Minnesota 20-7 as James White rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown to help the Badgers beat the Gophers for the 10th straight time. Chris Borland recovered two fumbles and forced one to tie the NCAA record of 14 fumbles caused.
-- DeVante Parker and Dominique Brown scored touchdowns to help No. 21 Louisville hold off Memphis 24-17 and improve to 10-1. Teddy Bridgewater threw for 220 yards and a score for the 10-1 Cardinals.
-- Brennan Clay ran for a career-high 200 yards and two touchdowns in leading No. 22 Oklahoma's 41-31 victory over Kansas State. The victory gave Sooners coach Bob Stoops his 157th career win, moving him past Barry Switzer for the most in school history.
-- Anthony Boone was 24-of-29 for 256 yards and three touchdowns to help No. 25 Duke beat Wake Forest 28-21 for its seventh straight win. The Blue Devils rallied from 14 points down to improve to 9-2.

MLB-YANKEES/MCCANN
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Yankees appear close to landing a new catcher.
A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press the Yankees and free-agent catcher Brian McCann are about to complete a five-year package worth around $85 million, pending a physical.
The 29-year-old McCann returned from offseason shoulder surgery in April and hit .256 with 57 RBIs in 356 at-bats for Atlanta this year. He is a career .277 hitter with 176 home runs and 661 RBIs.

NBA-SCHEDULE
(AP) -- The San Antonio Spurs picked up their 10th consecutive win on Saturday to remain tied with Indiana for the NBA's best record.
Danny Green had 17 points and the Spurs hit a season-high 16 three-pointers in rolling past Cleveland 126-96. All of San Antonio's 13 players scored at least six points, giving its starters a needed rest after playing Friday night in Memphis.
The Pacers have extended the best start in franchise history while handing Philadelphia its fifth loss in six games. Roy Hibbert had 27 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Pacers past the 76ers 106-98. Paul George added 19 points as the Pacers improved to 12-1 overall, including a 7-0 mark at home.

In other NBA action:
-- Dwyane (dwayn) Wade scored 27 points and LeBron James drained the go-ahead jumper with 15.1 seconds left in Miami's 101-99 triumph over Orlando. Chris Brown had 15 points for the Heat, who trailed by 16 in the second half before posting their sixth straight win.
-- The Los Angeles Clippers blew a 20-point, first-half lead before Chris Paul capped his 22-point day by hitting a go-ahead free throw with 2.5 seconds left to push the Clips past Sacramento 103-102. DeAndre Jordan had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Blake Griffin finished with 16 points and 10 boards for the Clippers.
-- Aaron Brooks scored a season-high 26 points as Houston handled Minnesota 112-101. Omri Casspi, Jeremy Lin and Brooks made consecutive 3-pointers in a 9-0 run to start the fourth quarter and extend the Rockets' lead to 91-74.
-- Washington won for the third time in four games, downing New York 98-89 behind John Wall's 31 points. Marcin Gortat (mahr-SEEN' gohr-THAT') added 16 points and 17 rebounds as the Wizards dropped the Knicks into a tie for the Atlantic Division basement at 3-9.
-- Boston's six-game skid is over after Brandon Bass had 17 points, seven rebounds and two key blocks in the Celtics' 94-87 triumph over Atlanta. Jared Sullinger chipped in 15 points and nine rebounds to the win.
-- Ty Lawson scored 20 points and Randy Foye sank a go-ahead, three-pointer with 1:11 left as Denver outlasted Dallas 102-100. Kenneth Faried had 18 points and 14 rebounds in the Nuggets' fifth straight home win.
-- Milwaukee absorbed its eighth straight loss as Al Jefferson scored 19 points and Gerald Henderson added 17 in Charlotte's 96-72 trouncing of the Bucks. The Bobcats had a 52-36 rebounding edge and held the Bucks to 35 percent shooting.

NBA-BULLS-ROSE
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Bulls spent all of last season without Derrick Rose because of a serious left knee injury. Now, the Bulls are going to spend even more time without their top point guard because of a torn meniscus in his right knee that will require surgery. A timetable for his return was not immediately clear.
Rose had an MRI in Los Angeles after he was injured during Friday's loss at Portland. He lost his footing while trying to change direction to get back on defense. Rose limped across the court and couldn't put any weight on his knee.

NBA-GRIZZLIES-GASOL INJURY
Gasol sidelined
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis center Marc Gasol (guh-SAWL') has a left knee sprain that won't require surgery, but the reigning NBA defensive player of the year will be out indefinitely.
Gasol suffered the injury early in Friday night's loss to San Antonio. Gasol was second on the Grizzlies in points, rebounding and assists entering the game.

T25 BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE
Spartans win CVC tourney
(AP) --Top-ranked Michigan State struggled at times before winning the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic title game.
Keith Appling scored 27 points and the Spartans overcame Cameron Clark's career-high 32 points inn 87-76 win over Oklahoma. Appling was 8-for-12 from the field and scored eight points in the final 3:04 after the Sooners got within 75-71.
In other top 25 play:
-- Chris Jones scored 15 points to lead No. 3 Louisville to a 71-57 victory over Fairfield in the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament. Montrezl Harrell added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the 5-0 Cardinals, who extended their winning streak to 21 games.
-- The Cardinals will play No. 24 North Carolina in the tournament's championship game on Sunday. The Tar Heels beat Richmond 82-72 behind 26 points from Marcus Paige and 24 from Brice Johnson.
-- No. 12 Wisconsin got 21 points from Frank Kaminsky in a 76-67 win over Oral Roberts. Josh Gasser added 15 points for the 6-0 Badgers.
-- Austin Nicholls scored 20 points and Joe Jackson added 14 of his 18 points from the line as 15th-ranked Memphis crushed Nicholls State 98-59. The Tigers shot 53 percent from the field and bounced back from Tuesday's loss to No. 7 Oklahoma State.
-- Doug McDermott scored 33 points and Austin Chatman had a career-high 19 to lead No. 23 Creighton past Tulsa 82-72. McDermott recorded his 16th career 30-point game for the 4-0 Bluejays.

NHL-SCHEDULE
Blues crush Stars...Ovie scores, Caps, lose
(AP) -- The St. Louis Blues put an end to the Dallas Stars' six-game winning streak while improving to 16-3-3, the best 22-game start in team history.
Brian Elliott stopped 34 shots and six different Blues scored goals in a 6-1 rout of the Stars. T.J. Oshie (OH'-shee) had a goal and an assist for the Blues, who led 3-0 after Brenden Dillon and Vladimir Tarasenko scored nine seconds apart midway through the first period.

Elsewhere on ice:
-- Phoenix suffered its first regulation home loss as Dustin Penner scored twice in Anaheim's 4-2 win over the Coyotes. Sami Vatanen had a power-play goal against the Coyotes, who were 9-0-2 at home.
-- David Krejci (KRAY'-chee) scored 1:28 into overtime to lift surging Boston to a 3-2 win over Carolina. Reilly Smith and Zdeno Chara (zeh-DAY'-noh CHAH'-ruh) also scored for the Eastern Conference-leading Bruins, who improved to 7-1-2 in its last 10 games.
-- Max Pacioretty (pash-uh-RET'-ee) scored twice and Carey Price made 29 saves in Montreal's third straight win, 3-2 over Pittsburgh. Tomas Plekanec (pleh-KAH'-nehts) and Pacioretty tallied 80 seconds apart to put the Canadiens ahead 3-0 early in the third period.
-- Shootout goals by James van Riemsdyk (van REEMZ'-dyk) and Joffrey Lupul allowed Toronto to pull out a 2-1 win against Washington. James Reimer turned back 49 shots and blanked the Capitals until Alex Ovechkin (oh-VEHCH'-kihn) notched his league-high 20th goal of the season with 4:10 remaining.
-- Charlie Coyle scored in the fourth round of the shootout to give Minnesota a 3-2 victory over Winnipeg. The Wild improved to 9-1-1 in November and dealt the Jets their fourth straight loss.
-- Clarke MacArthur had two goals and Robin Lehner handled 34 shots as Ottawa doubled up Detroit 4-2. The game was tied 2-2 until Bobby Ryan and MacArthur scored power-play goals in the third period.
-- Cam Talbot made 17 saves and the New York Rangers capped a 3-2 road trip by blanking Nashville 2-0. Mats Zuccarello assisted on goals by Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan (STEP'-ahn).
-- Matt Read scored the first and last goals in Philadelphia's 5-2 verdict over the New York Islanders. Wayne Simmonds and Claude Giroux (juh-ROO') each had a goal and an assist for the Flyers, who scored three times in the first four minutes of the second period to chase Kevin Poulin (POO'-lihn).

LPGA-CME GROUP TITLEHOLDERS
Deadlock for the lead
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) -- Natalie Gulbis overcame a first-hole bogey to shoot a 7-under 65 and tie for the lead after three rounds of the LPGA Titleholders tournament.
Gulbis holds a share of the lead with Gerina Piller and Pornanong Phatlum, who each posted 67's.

PGA-PEBBLE BEACH
Kisner storms to lead
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Kevin Kisner shot a bogey-free 64 at Spyglass Hill and rallied for a two-shot lead over Jason Kokrak after three rounds of the Pebble Beach Invitational. Kisner had eight birdies, en route to a 13-under total.


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