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FILE - In this July 6, 2016, file photo, Oscar Pistorius, center, arrives at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, for a sentencing hearing for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home on Valentine's Day 2013. Pistorius has had his prison sentence extended to 13 years and 5 months in the High Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed, File)
November 24, 2017 - 3:52 am
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence was increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday, a decision that more than doubled the Olympic runner's jail term for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In an announcement that...
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Washington Redskins running back Samaje Perine (32) carries the ball between New York Giants outside linebacker Jonathan Casillas (52) and defensive end Olivier Vernon (54) during the second half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
November 24, 2017 - 2:40 am
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — No matter how many injuries they accumulate, no matter how slender their playoff hopes might be, the Washington Redskins at least have this on their side: Each opponent the rest of the way currently owns a losing record. Starting next week with the NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys...
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Arizona guard Allonzo Trier (35) drives to the basket against SMU during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in Paradise Island, Bahamas. (Tim Aylen/Bahamas Visual Services Photo via AP)
November 24, 2017 - 1:25 am
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — SMU attacked the glass and kept scoring off turnovers to offset a bad shooting performance. It was enough to hand No. 2 Arizona a second stunning loss to an unranked opponent in two nights. Ben Emelogu scored 20 points and the Mustangs upset the Wildcats 66-60 in...
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Mississippi quarterback Jordan Ta'amu, right, passes as a Mississippi State defender rushes him during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Starkville, Miss., Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 23, 2017 - 11:20 pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Jordan Ta'amu threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns, Jordan Wilkins ran for two scores and Mississippi upset No. 16 Mississippi State 31-28 on Thursday night. Ole Miss (6-6, 3-5 Southeastern Conference) held off a late Mississippi State rally to win the Egg Bowl for the...
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Los Angeles Chargers' Hunter Henry (86) celebrates his touchdown catch with Tyrell Williams (16) and Keenan Allen (13) in the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
November 23, 2017 - 8:58 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Philip Rivers was more than comfortable on the Thanksgiving stage for the first time in his 14 NFL seasons. Same with Keenan Allen, who didn't have to wait nearly that long. Rivers threw for 434 yards and three touchdowns, Allen had a career-high 172 yards in his second...
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Duke's Marvin Bagley, III (35) gets past Portland State's Jamie Orme (13) for two points during the first half of an NCAA basketball game during the Phil Knight Invitation tournament in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)
November 23, 2017 - 7:52 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Marvin Bagley III said the Blue Devils knew they had to wake up for the second half against Portland State. And eventually, they did. Trevon Duval had 22 points and No. 1 Duke pulled away for a 99-81 victory over the surprisingly tenacious Vikings on Thursday to open the Phil...
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November 23, 2017 - 6:42 pm
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Northern Iowa focused on playing tough defense and avoiding mistakes that could give North Carolina State's pressure defense momentum-producing turnovers. The Panthers did it just well enough to secure a trip to the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game. Juwan McCloud...
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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
November 23, 2017 - 6:21 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Case Keenum stood in the pocket to take a hit, dipped his right shoulder to slip out of a sack and shuffled his feet in the pocket to give his receivers more time to get open. Looking like a savvy winner, instead of a journeyman, he picked apart Detroit's defense with his arm and...
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November 23, 2017 - 5:43 pm
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Fifth-ranked Villanova walked into the locker room at halftime facing a double-digit deficit against Tennessee and several players battling foul trouble. The way coach Jay Wright figured, there was at least one positive note: His Wildcats should be fresh and ready to...
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North Carolina guard Joel Berry II, right, shoots a three point shot over Portland guard Marcus Shaver Jr, left, during the first half in an NCAA college basketball game at the Phil Knight Invitation Tournament, in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen)
November 23, 2017 - 5:20 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When Luke Maye took stock of what North Carolina was losing from last season's championship squad and what was coming back, he made it a focus to become a better scorer in the post. Maye made scoring around the basket look easy against overmatched Portland. Maye had 20 points...
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