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T25 FOOTBALL-SCHEDULE

(AP) -- Top-ranked Alabama remains unbeaten despite a sloppy performance in Starkville, Mississippi.
The Crimson Tide had four turnovers and led just 10-7 midway through the third quarter before posting a 20-7 win over Mississippi State. T.J. Yeldon ran for 160 yards and A.J. McCarron threw for two scores for the 10-0 Tide. But McCarron also tossed two rare interceptions and Yeldon had a costly fumble that led to Mississippi State's only touchdown.

Second-ranked Florida State still controls its BCS title game hopes after Jameis (JAYM'-his) Winston completed 19 of 21 for 277 yards and two touchdowns in a 59-3 laugher against Syracuse. The Seminoles outgained the Orange 523 yards to 427 and blanked Syracuse until late in the fourth quarter.

Third-ranked Ohio State was a 60-35 winner against Illinois, but it was a lot tougher than it sounded. Carlos Hyde scored five touchdowns, Braxton Miller threw for a pair of scores and the Buckeyes raced out to a 28-0 lead. But the outcome was in doubt until Hyde scored on runs of 51 and 55 yards in the last 4:03 to seal the win. Ohio State improved to 10-0 this season and 22-0 under Urban Meyer.

The big shocker came out of Los Angeles, where fifth-ranked Stanford followed its victory over Oregon last Thursday by falling to Southern California 20-17. Andre Heidari kicked a 47-yard field goal with 19 seconds to play as the Trojans earned their fifth victory in six games under interim coach Ed Orgeron.
Cody Kessler passed for 288 yards for the revitalized Trojans.

Checking out the rest of the top-25 schedule:
-- Fourth-ranked Baylor crushed Texas Tech 63-34 behind Bryce Petty, who threw for three touchdowns and ran for two others. Shock Linwoodran 29 times for 187 yards and a touchdown while Devin Chafin had 11 carries for 100 yards and two TDs in in the Bears' school-record 13th consecutive win.
-- Marcus Mariota (mar-ee-OH'-tah) threw for 288 yards and three touchdowns to carry sixth-ranked Oregon past Utah 44-21. De'Anthony Thomas caught a touchdown pass and scored on an 86-yard kickoff return as the Ducks bounced back from last week's loss to Stanford.
-- Seventh-ranked Auburn pulled out a 43-38 win over No. 25 Georgia as Ricardo Louis scored on a deflected 73-yard pass on fourth and 18 with 25 seconds left. The Tigers blew a 27-7 lead before improving to 10-1 heading into a meeting with top-ranked Alabama in two weeks.
-- South Carolina has a school-record 16-game home winning streak after Elliott Fry hit four field goals in kick the 11th-ranked Gamecocks past Florida 19-14. Fry gave the Gamecocks a 16-14 lead by drilling a 22-yard field goal with 6:43 remaining.
-- Quarterback Clint Chelf ran for two touchdowns and 12th-ranked Oklahoma State stayed in the Big 12 championship chase by beating No. 23 Texas 38-13. Chelf threw for 197 yards and ran for a team-high 95 as the Sooners ended the Longhorns' six-game winning streak.
-- Fourteenth-ranked Michigan State converted five Nebraska turnovers into 24 points and a 41-28 win over the Cornhuskers at Lincoln. Jeremy Langford ran 32 times for 151 yards and scored two touchdowns to help the Spartans beat the Huskers for the first time in eight all-time meetings.
-- No. 15 Central Florida escaped with a 39-36 win at Temple on Shawn Moffitt's 23-yard field goal as time expired. Blake Bortles was 27 of 38 for a career-high 404 yards and four touchdowns, including a game-tying, 30-yard pass to J.J. Worton with 1:06 remaining.
-- James White ran for a career-high 205 yards and Melvin Gordon added another 146 as 17th-ranked Wisconsin blasted Indiana 51-3. Backup running back Corey Clement rushed for 108 yards and two touchdowns, while receiver Jared Abbrederis had 86 yards and two TDs on just three carries.
-- Dominique Brown ran for a career-high 137 yards and two touchdowns to carry No. 19 Louisville to a 20-13 win over Houston. The Cardinals trailed 13-10 until Brown scored the go-ahead TD in the third quarter.
-- Bob Stoops matched Barry Switzer's school record of 157 coaching victories at Oklahoma when the 22nd-ranked Sooners cruised to a 48-10 victory over Iowa State. Backup quarterback Trevor Knight replaced the injured Blake Bell in the second quarter and rushed for 123 yards and one touchdown.
-- Brandon Connette ran for a career-high four touchdowns and threw for a fifth as Duke downed No. 24 Miami 48-30 to take over first place in the ACC's Coastal Division. Josh Snead rushed for a career-high 138 yards and Shaq Powell added a 33-yard touchdown run that put the Blue Devils ahead 45-30 with 6:50 left.

NFL
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor will miss Sunday's game in Houston because of a sprained right knee. Matt McGloin will get the start against the Texans as he is the only other quarterback on the Raiders' roster who has worked with the first-team offense.
Pryor leads all NFL quarterbacks with 504 yards rushing. McGloin entered training camp fourth on the depth chart.

NBA-SCHEDULE
(AP) -- The Chicago Bulls have put an emphatic end to the Indiana Pacers' season-opening, nine-game winning streak.
Luol Deng (LOO'-ul dehng) scored 23 points and had seven rebounds as the Bulls battered the Pacers 110-94. Derrick Rose added 20 points for the Bulls, who had seven players score in double figures and held the Pacers to 40 percent shooting.
Chicago led 60-35 at halftime and carried a 25-point lead into the fourth quarter before completing their fourth consecutive win.
Roy Hibbert had team highs of 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Pacers.

In other NBA action:
-- LeBron James scored 30 points and Michael Beasley added 15 in Miami's 97-81 win at Charlotte, the Heat's sixth victory in six games. The Heat played without guard Mario Chalmers, who served a one-game suspension for throwing an elbow at the head of Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki on Friday.
-- Russell Westbrook scored 26 points and Oklahoma City snapped a two-game losing streak with a 92-79 victory at Milwaukee. Kevin Durant added 24 points, and Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH'-kah) had 15 while equaling a career high with 20 rebounds.
-- Paul Millsap was one of eight Atlanta Hawks to score in double figures in a 110-90 rout of the Knicks in New York, finishing with 14 points and 13 rebounds. The Knicks suffered their fifth straight home loss despite Carmelo Anthony's 23 points and 12 rebounds.
-- Dwight Howard scored 18 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, including 13 of 19 free throws in a 2 1/2-minute stretch as Houston beat Denver 122-111.
-- Kevin Love had 23 points and teammates Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Martin each added 20 as Minnesota topped Boston 106-88.
-- Kyrie Irving scored nine of his 41 points in overtime and had five assists to highlight Cleveland's 103-96 win at Washington.
-- Ryan Anderson dropped in 26 points and New Orleans shot 61 percent in a 135-98 romp over Philadelphia.
-- Monta Ellis had 19 points and eight assists to lift Dallas past Orlando 108-100.

T25 BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE
Results of ranked teams
(AP) -- Ohio State was a winner in Saturday's lone matchup of top-25 men's basketball teams.
Shannon Scott and Sam Thompson each scored 13 points and Aaron Craft had 10 as the 10th-rated Buckeyes downed No. 17 Marquette 52-35. The game was tied at 19 until Scott scored six points in a 12-4 run to open the second half.
In the top-25 finals:
-- C.J. Fair scored 20 points and freshman Tyler Ennis hit four three-pointers as No. 9 Syracuse dumped Colgate 69-50. The Orange scored 30 points in the paint, forced 21 turnovers and had a 52-34 rebounding advantage in their 48th consecutive win over the Raiders.
-- No. 11 Florida was 30 points better than Arkansas-Little Rock as Casey Prather scored 27 points in the Gators' 86-56 victory. Dorian Finney-Smith had 17 points and nine rebounds in his Florida debut.
-- VCU is 3-0 for the first time in three seasons after Briante Weber's 16 points paced the 14th-ranked Rams in a 92-71 victory against Winthrop.
-- Tekele Cotton went 4-for-4 from three-point range and scored 18 points as 16th-ranked Wichita State topped Tennessee State 85-71. Cleanthony Early had 16 points, and Nick Wiggins scored 10 of his 12 in the second half.
-- Frank Kaminsky scored 16 points and Sam Dekker added 13 to help No. 20 Wisconsin rally for a 69-66 win over Wisconsin-Green Bay. The Badgers were down seven in the second half and overcame a career-high 32 points by Keifer Sykes.
-- No. 25 Virginia beat Davidson 70-57 behind Mike Tobey's 16 points and seven rebounds off the bench. Malcolm Brogdon chipped in with 15 points and seven rebounds for the Cavaliers.

NHL-SCHEDULE
Jagr scores twice to lift Devils
(AP) -- Jaromir Jagr (YAH'-roh-meer YAH'-gehr) helped his current team beat his original hockey club.
The 41-year-old Jagr scored his 687th and 688th career goals as the New Jersey Devils handed Pittsburgh its fourth loss in six games, 4-1. He made it 3-1 with 5:54 left and added an empty-netter to clinch the win.
Adam Larsson scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, and Martin Brodeur (broh-DOOR') made 12 of his 27 saves in the third period to preserve the Devils' third victory in five games.
Also in the NHL:
-- Alexander Steen stretched his scoring streak to 13 games by notching his league-leading 17th goal and adding an assist in the Blues' 4-2 win over Carolina in St. Louis. The Blues won for the fifth time in six games despite giving up two short-handed goals on the same power play for the first time in more than 20 years.
-- The New York Rangers picked up their eighth win in 11 games as Ryan Callahan scored the lone goal and Cam Talbot stopped 22 shots in a 1-0 verdict over the Canadiens in Montreal. Talbot is the first Rangers netminder to blank the Canadiens in Montreal since Ed Giacomin (JAH'-kuh-mihn) in February 1967.
-- Chicago's four-game winning streak is over after Marek Mazanec (MAR-ehk mah-ZAH-nehch) made 39 saves in Nashville's 7-2 thumping of the Blackhawks.
-- Frans Nielsen scored the lone shootout goal and John Tavares provided a goal and an assist as the New York Islanders downed Detroit 5-4.
-- James van Riemsdyk (van-REEMZ'-dyk) twice and James Reimer (RY'-mur) handled 33 shots as Toronto doubled up Buffalo 4-2.
-- Martin Hanzal provided a goal and three assists while posting a +4 in the Phoenix Coyotes' 6-3 win over Tampa Bay.
-- Tim Thomas picked up his 200th career victory by stopping 32 shots in Florida's 4-1 triumph at Colorado.

PGA-OHL CLASSIC
Round three is in progress
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) -- Harris English and Robert Karlsson shared the lead in the third round of the rain-delayed OHL Classic when play was suspended because of darkness. English and Karlsson were 15 under overall with 11 holes left in the round.
Rory Sabbatini and Kevin Stadler were tied for second at 12 under.

LPGA-LORENA OCHOA INVITATIONAL
Thompson moves in front
GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) -- Lexi Thompson is the third-round leader in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational after firing a 5-under-par 67 for a 13-under total. The 18-year-old Thompson is one shot ahead of South Korea's I.M. Kim as she seeks the second victory in her last four starts.

DAVIS CUP
Czechs take doubles
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- The Czech Republic leads the Davis Cup final 2-1 after beating Serbia in the doubles. The reverse singles on Sunday will decide the winner. Tomas Berdych (TOH'-mahs bur-DEEK') plays Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) first in reverse singles. The final could be decided when Radek Stepanek plays Davis Cup rookie Dusan Lajovic in the last match.

SKI-WOMEN'S WORLD CUP
US teenager Shiffrin wins slalom opener
LEVI, Finland (AP) -- American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin has won the World Cup slalom opener by more than a second. Shiffrin had led by half a second after the first run.


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