Saturday AP Sports Roundup Nov 3

By: AP
By: AP


(AP) Kenjon Barner rushed for a school-record 321 yards and five touchdowns, Marcus Mariota threw four TD passes, and second-ranked Oregon produced another epic offensive performance in a 62-51 victory over No. 18 Southern California. Oregon's 730 yards and 62 points were the most ever allowed by USC, which began playing football in 1888. Josh Huff caught two touchdowns. De'Anthony Thomas and Daryl Hawkins also caught scoring passes for the 9-0 Ducks.

In other AP Top-25 action:

Top-ranked Alabama escaped Baton Rouge with a 21-17 victory over fifth-ranked LSU. A.J. McCarron hit freshman T.J. Yeldon on a screen pass that clicked for 28 yards and the winning touchdown with 51 seconds left to keep the Crimson Tide undefeated at 9-0.

Collin Klein piled up more than 300 yards of offense before leaving in the third quarter with an undisclosed injury, and third-ranked Kansas State remained unbeaten with a 44-30 victory over Oklahoma State. Klein had thrown for 245 yards and run for 64 more before sneaking in for his 50th career rushing touchdown with 9:47 left in the third quarter. The Heisman Trophy frontrunner didn't return to the field on the Wildcats' next offensive series.

Notre Dame's national championship hopes are alive after escaping upset-minded Pittsburgh 29-26 in a triple overtime thriller at Notre Dame Stadium. The fourth-ranked Irish are 9-0 for the first time since 1993. Everett Golson scored on a quarterback sneak in the third overtime as Notre Dame rallied from a 14-point deficit.

Carlos Hyde rushed for 137 yards and three touchdowns and Braxton Miller passed for two scores and ran for another to lead No. 6 Ohio State past Illinois 52-22. The 10-0 Buckeyes remained atop the Big Ten Leaders Division.

Aaron Murray threw four touchdown passes and No. 7 Georgia overcame a slow start to beat Mississippi 37-10 and moved one win away from a spot in the SEC championship game. Georgia trailed 10-0 before scoring 37 unanswered points.

Eighth-ranked Florida held off SEC newcomer Missouri, 14-7. The Gators need the Georgia Bulldogs to lose to Auburn next week to clinch a spot in the league title game.

Tajh Boyd threw for 344 yards and tied a school record with five touchdown passes for the second straight week to help No. 10 Clemson wallop Duke 56-20.

In Louisville, Teddy Bridgewater threw a career-high five touchdown passes and No. 12 Louisville rallied once again, beating Temple 45-17. The 9-0 Cardinals, who are 4-0 in the Big East, fell behind for the sixth straight game, but came back to get the win.

Landry Jones threw for 405 yards and a season-high four touchdowns as No. 14 Oklahoma beat Iowa State 35-20. The victory moves coach Bob Stoops into a second-place tie with Bud Wilkinson on the Sooners' career win list. Stoops posted his 145th victory with Oklahoma. He is 12 wins shy of tying Barry Switzer for the most in school history. The 6-2 Sooners, who are 4-1 in the Big 12, have won 20 straight following a defeat in the regular season. They were beaten by Notre Dame last week.

Fifteenth-ranked Stanford walked all over Colorado, 48-0 Kevin Hogan ignited Stanford's sputtering offense as he threw for 184 yards and ran for 48 more. The shutout is the first for Colorado at home in 26 years.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel threw for 311 yards and ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns as No. 16 Texas A&M beat 17th-ranked Mississippi State 38-13. Manziel completed 30 of 36 passes.

David Ash threw for three touchdowns and 264 yards to lead Texas to a 31-22 victory against No. 20 Texas Tech

Taylor Martinez threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Turner with 6 seconds left, giving No. 21 Nebraska a 28-24 win over Michigan State that kept the Cornhuskers tied with Michigan atop the Big Ten Legends Division.

Kenneth Dixon scored three touchdowns and No. 22 Louisiana Tech pulled away from Texas-San Antonio in the fourth quarter to win a blowout 51-27.

Corey Fuller caught a 25-yard touchdown pass and Trevone Boykin threw to Josh Boyce for the 2-point conversion, lifting TCU to a 39-38 double overtime win over No. 23 West Virginia.


(AP) Brooklyn made a winning return to major pro sports as the NBA Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 107-100 in the first game at Barclays Center. It's the first regular-season game by a major sports team in Brooklyn since the Dodgers left in 1957.
The 55-year wait was extended a couple of extra days by Superstorm Sandy. But the borough finally has a team of its own again, and the Nets think it's going to be a good one.
Brook Lopez scored 27 points and Deron (DEHR'-ihn) Williams added 19 points and nine assists for the Nets. C.J. Watson finished with 15 points and Joe Johnson had 14.

In the rest of the first Saturday night in the NBA:

Ray Allen had a four-point play with 6.7 seconds left that put Miami ahead for good, Chris Bosh scored 40 points and the Heat held off the Denver Nuggets 119-116. Allen finished with 23. LeBron James added 20 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds.

George Hill scored 18 points, including the first four in the second overtime, to lead Indiana past Sacramento 106-98 in double overtime.

Paul Pierce's 27 points, including a key 3 down the stretch, helped the Celtics beat the Wizards 89-86 for their first victory.

Rookie Damian Lillard scored 20 points, including eight in overtime, and the Portland Trail Blazers slowed down James Harden in a 95-85 win over Houston.

Greivis Vasquez (GREE'-vihs) scored 18 points and the New Orleans Hornets beat the Chicago Bulls 89-82 even though they were missing Anthony Davis, out with a mild concussion.

Tony Parker had 24 points and 10 assists to help the San Antonio beat Utah 110-100. Tim Duncan added 19 points and 11 rebounds.

O.J. Mayo scored 30 points and the Dallas Mavericks remained unbeaten against the Charlotte Bobcats with a 126-99 victory. Dallas is 16-0 all-time against Charlotte.

Brandon Jennings hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Milwaukee Bucks a 105-102 victory over Cleveland.


NEW YORK (AP) -- NHL labor talks resumed after more than two weeks off and a whole lot of canceled games.
For the first time since Oct. 18, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and players' association special counsel Steve Fehr (feer) agreed to return to the bargaining table at a secret location. The two have been talking by phone during the week and found enough common ground to meet face-to-face.
Sunday is the 50th day of the lockout.


(AP) Al-time saves leader Mariano Rivera says he plans on pitching for the New York Yankees next year. The soon-to-be 43-year-old informed the Yankees this week that he will return from a knee injury that sidelined him for most of the 2012 season.
Rivera, who has 608 career saves, tore a ligament in his right knee in early May while shagging fly balls during batting practice.
Rafael Soriano earned 42 saves this year for the AL East champions while filling in for Rivera. He recently opted out of the final season of his three-year contract and will likely seek a long-term deal in free agency.

In other big league news:

Suspended pitcher Bartolo Colon (bar-TOH'-loh koh-LOHN') is getting a second chance with the Oakland Athletics, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract. The 39-year-old was suspended for 50 games on Aug. 22 after testing positive for testosterone. The ban will run five games into the 2013 season.

The Cleveland Indians have traded right-hander Esmil Rogers to the Toronto Blue Jays for infielders Mike Aviles (ah-VEE'-lihs) and Yan Gomes.

Lehman in front

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Tom Lehman (LAY'-muhn) took the lead in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship and moved closer to becoming the first player to win the season points title two straight years.
Lehman birdied the final hole for an 8-under 62 and a one-stroke lead over Fred Couples in the Champions Tour's season-ending event. Couples also shot a 62, making two eagles.

Two-way tie for lead after three rounds at HSBC Champions

SHENZHEN, China (AP) -- Lee Westwood and Louis Oosthuizen (WUHST'-hy-zehn) share the lead after three rounds of the HSBC Champions event in China. Westwood and Oosthuizen were at 18-under 198 with Phil Mickelson, after shooting a 66, three shots back.

South Korea's Lee takes lead at Mizuno Classic

SHIMA, Japan (AP) -- South Korea's Lee Bo-mee shot an 8-under 64 to take a four-stroke lead after two rounds of the Mizuno Classic. Lee had four birdies on the front nine and added four more after the turn to finish at 10-under 134.
Angela Stanford of the United States shot a 71 and is tied for third at 4-under.

Hamilton wins pole

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- McLaren's Lewis Hamilton secured pole position for the Abu Dhabi (AH'-boo DAH'-bee) Grand Prix, holding off the Red Bull duo of Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel. Hamilton clocked 1 minute, 40.630 seconds on the 3.5-mile circuit, 0.348 seconds quicker than Webber.
In the overall standings, Vettel stands in first, 13 points in front of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, who qualified seventh.

Fort Larned wins on longshot-filled day

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Fort Larned (LAHR'-nehd), a 9-1 long shot, led all the way to win the $5 million Classic by a half-length to cap a weekend of upsets at the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita. Mucho Macho Man ran second.
Jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. celebrated his 27th birthday with the biggest victory of his career. Game On Dude, the 7-5 favorite trained by Bob Baffert, started poorly and ran seventh in the field of 12.

Final is set

PARIS (AP) -- Jerzy Janowicz of Poland became the first qualifier in eight years to reach the Paris Masters final after beating Gilles Simon (zheel see-MOHN') of France 6-4, 7-5. He has now beaten five top-20 ranked players in the tournament and will meet fourth-seed David Ferrer (feh-REHR') in Sunday's finale. Ferrer beat Michael Llodra (loh-DRAH') of the host nation, 7-5, 6-3.

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