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Johnson punctuates USC comeback as Trojans down Oregon State

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Johnson scored 17 points shooting 7 for 10 and USC's methodical second-half comeback led to a 63-62 win on Sunday night over Oregon State. Dzmitry Ryuny's 3-pointer early in the second half gave the Beavers their last double-digit lead of the night at 37-27. The ...

Ex-Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner nearly leads Rams to victory

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Going against his former team for the first time, Bobby Wagner had one of the best games of his NFL career. The only thing he couldn't do was deliver the Los Angeles Rams a victory. The Seahawks rallied late in the fourth quarter for a 27-23 victory in a game during ...

Carr-Adams connection rallies Raiders past Chargers 27-20

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The last time the Raiders played at home, they lost to an Indianapolis Colts team playing for an interim coach and Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr emotionally criticized some unnamed teammates for not completely buying in. Carr had no trouble smiling Sunday following the ...

Wisconsin QB Graham Mertz says he’s entering transfer portal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Graham Mertz is entering the transfer portal after spending the last three seasons as Wisconsin's starting quarterback. Mertz announced Sunday on social media he was entering the portal "in pursuit of my next opportunity." His move comes one week after Wisconsin hired ...

North Texas fires Littrell after .500 record over 7 years

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Bowl-bound North Texas has fired coach Seth Littrell, who went 44-44 over seven seasons. University president Neal Smatresk said Sunday night that the decision to make the move came after a thorough assessment of the program. The Mean Green are 7-6 this season after ...

Bonds, Clemens left out of Hall again; McGriff elected

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Moments after Fred McGriff was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, almost two decades after his final game, he got the question. Asked if Barry Bonds belonged in Cooperstown, a smiling McGriff responded: "Honestly, right now, I'm going to just enjoy this evening." A Hall ...