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Blues cough up two-goal lead, lose 5-4 to Jets in overtime

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Bryan Little tied it late in the third period and Jacob Trouba scored in overtime to help the Winnipeg Jets overcome a two-goal deficit and beat the St. Louis Blues 5-4 on Monday night. Trouba took a pass from Kyle Connor and shot into an open side of the net behind goalie Jake Allen. It was Trouba’s ...

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Upset of Buckeyes is testament to Purdue’s perseverance

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Six weeks ago, the notion of Purdue fans swarming the field seemed about as far-fetched as beating Ohio State. After losing to Eastern Michigan on a last-second field goal, the season appeared lost, their bowl hopes fading and the troubling turnovers, mounting mistakes and persistent penalties piling up. Then the Boilermakers dug down, fought back and turned ...

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Passing problems return for unbalanced Mississippi State

Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead has been concerned about the team’s lack of balance and run-heavy approach. It didn’t take long against fifth-ranked LSU to see why. The Bulldogs suffered through an ugly 19-3 loss to LSU on Saturday and looked particularly pathetic when they tried to pass the ball. Senior quarterback Nick Fitzgerald had one of the worst games ...

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Losing Jaguars sticking with Blake Bortles as starting QB

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are sticking with Blake Bortles as their starting quarterback. Coach Doug Marrone made the announcement Monday, one day after benching Bortles early in the third quarter of a 20-7 loss to Houston. “I spoke to both quarterbacks this afternoon and told them Blake will be our team’s starting quarterback,” Marrone said in a ...

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Barton strains core and right hip; no timetable for return

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets say starting forward Will Barton strained his right hip along with his core and there’s no timetable for his return. Barton was carted off the court Saturday after he said he felt something pop when he took off for the basket during the third quarter of a win over Phoenix. He underwent an MRI ...

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Gaskin injury giving Washington chance to display RB depth

SEATTLE (AP) — Myles Gaskin missed the first game of his career with Washington last weekend, which speaks to the durability of the Huskies’ star running back after 3 ½ seasons as the primary ball carrier. And yet, even without Gaskin in uniform, No. 15 Washington managed to rush for a season-high 201 yards as a team in the victory ...

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Michigan-Michigan State spat spills into new week

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The pregame spat between Michigan and Michigan State is showing no signs of going away. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday the athletic directors for both schools should probably talk about what happened on Saturday before the game at Michigan State. The Spartans walked from one end zone to the other with their arms locked, ...

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Kennedy Brooks is latest star freshman RB at Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Like clockwork, Oklahoma has developed yet another star freshman running back. Kennedy Brooks is the latest off the assembly line. He ran for 168 yards and a touchdown during Saturday’s 52-27 win at TCU , the most yards rushing for an Oklahoma freshman since Samaje Perine set the FBS record against Kansas in 2014. For the ...

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No. 20 Wisconsin taking advantage of turnovers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A banged-up defense can always feel better when it generates turnovers. No. 20 Wisconsin took advantage of five first-half turnovers, including two forced fumbles, in its 49-20 victory over Illinois on Saturday. A repeat performance certainly would help against Northwestern this weekend. “One thing we don’t normally do a good job in is getting to the ...

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