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NEW YORK — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is the favorite to win take home the Heisman Trophy and become just the second freshman winner. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. Announcement at 8:50 p.m. 750 words, photos.
PHILADELPHIA — Navy vies for its 12th straight victory over Army in the renewal of one of college football's greatest rivalries, and with snow and sleet in the forecast, weather could play a part in the outcome. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 3 p.m.
BOB--BOBSLED WORLD CUP
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The U.S. bobsled team went nearly 13 years without sweeping all three medal spots in a World Cup race. Now it has happened twice in eight days after Steven Holcomb added to his undefeated start by driving to yet another win and leading the first U.S. sweep of a World Cup 2-man race. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 442 words, photos. UPCOMING: Update following women's events.
SKI--MEN'S WORLD CUP
VAL D'ISERE, France — For the first time in nearly five years, Ted Ligety didn't reach the final of a World Cup giant slalom race. The first skier down the hill, Ligety took a gate too wide, went down on his hip and out of his opening run Saturday on the steep and icy Stade Olympique de Bellevarde course. Two-time defending World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher won the giant slalom, while Bode Miller also didn't finish his first run after tripping over his skis near the bottom. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 520 words.
LONDON — The International Olympic Committee is putting up $20 million to fight doping and match-fixing — considered the two biggest threats to the credibility of the games. New IOC President Thomas Bach announced the funding projects Saturday following an unprecedented four-day "brainstorming session" with his executive board in the Swiss resort of Montreux that focused on key issues for the future of the Olympics. By Stephen Wilson. SENT: 740 words.
SKI--WOMEN'S WORLD CUP
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — Tina Weirather produced a fitting birthday present for her mother, two-time Olympic gold medalist Hanni Wenzel, by winning a World Cup super-G race on Saturday birthday — and at the same resort where Wenzel became the slalom world champion in 1974. By Graham Dunbar. SENT: 540 words, photos.
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Shaun White tries to take another step toward securing a spot on the Olympic team that is all but preordained. He's the favorite in the final on the halfpipe Saturday at the Dew Tour, the first Olympic qualifying event of the season. Men compete at noon, women at 2:15 p.m. UPCOMING: 740 words, photos. By National Writer Eddie Pells.
LUG--US OLYMPIC TEAM
USA Luge unveils the team that will compete this February at the Sochi Olympics, where the Americans will be aiming for their first medal since 2002. By Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: Announcement expected by 9 p.m.
LUG--LUGE WORLD CUP
PARK CITY, Utah — Men's sliding and the team relay are scheduled Saturday when the Park City luge World Cup concludes. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Demetrious Johnson defends his UFC flyweight title in a rematch with Joseph Benavidez, and local favorite Urijah Faber takes on bantamweight contender Michael McDonald in a card stacked with Northern California fighters. By Greg Beacham. Main card starts 8 p.m. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.
SOC--MEN'S COLLEGE CUP
PHILADELPHIA — It's been a parade of big schools coming into Philadelphia this weekend for the Men's College Cup championship, NCAA soccer's version of the Final Four. Notre Dame, New Mexico, Maryland and Virginia came to PPL Park with visions of a title, and on Sunday, two of them will play for the right to win it all. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 5 p.m.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert tries to extend his record of six wins when he saddles Tap It Rich in the $750,000 CashCall Futurity. Four other trainers represent eight of the 13 2-year-old horses entered in the race at Betfair Hollywood Park. By Racing Writer Beth Harris. CashCall post 7:35 p.m.
SAN ANTONIO — Adrien Broner defends his WBA welterweight championship against former junior welterweight champion Marcos Maidana on Saturday at the Alamodome, headlining a nine-bout card. UPCOMING: 400 words by 10:30 p.m.
ATLANTA — For the Braves, abandoning downtown Atlanta for the suburbs means moving closer to the team's fan base and developing money-making restaurants and amenities. Team officials say it's simply good business. But the decision also highlights long-standing disparities over wealth, where people live and transportation — all facets of life connected to race and social class in Atlanta. By Ray Henry. SENT: 1,250 words, photos.
FBC--GRAND VALLEY ST-NW MISSOURI ST
MARYVILLE, Mo. — Top-seeded and undefeated Northwest Missouri State plays perennial power Grand Valley in the Division II semifinals. It's a rematch of the 2009 championship game won by the Bearcats. UPCOMING: 500 words. Game starts 3:30 p.m.
FBC--COASTAL CAROLINA-N DAKOTA ST
FARGO, N.D. — Coastal Carolina travels to Fargo to take on two-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State in the quarterfinals. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.
FBC--NORTH CENTRAL-MOUNT UNION
ALLIANCE, Ohio — Appearing in the Division III semifinals for the 19th straight year, Mount Union, which has won 76 consecutive home games, hosts North Central (Ill.) with a chance to advance to next year's Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Game starts at noon ET.
BELTON, Texas — Wisconsin-Whitewater makes its eighth appearance in the NCAA Division III semifinals in the past nine years with a visit to Mary Hardin-Baylor, which is playing on campus this late in the playoffs for the first time. UPCOMING: 450 words. Game starts 2:30 p.m. CT. (Eric Drennan, 254-913-8342)
— STILLWATER, Okla. — FBC--T25-Oklahoma State-Bouncing Back. UPCOMING: 650 words by 4 p.m.
— SOUTH BEND, Ind. — T25-Notre Dame-Pinstripe. By Tom Coyne. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.
— KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FBN--Chiefs-McCluster Infection. By Dave Skretta. SENT:
MIAMI — LeBron James and the Miami Heat have lost three times in their past five games going into Saturday night's game against his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Nick Johnson made six free throws over the final 25 seconds, and No. 1 Arizona held on for a 72-70 victory over Michigan on Saturday after rallying from an 11-point deficit in the second half. By Noah Trister. SENT: 480 words, photos. UPCOMING: New approach.
INDIANAPOLIS — Notre Dame and Indiana will renew what had been an annual rivalry Saturday at the Crossroads Classic in Indianapolis. This will be the third time the Fighting Irish and Hoosisers have played since 2004, and Indiana fans are expected to fill the vast majority of Bankers Life Fieldhouse. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 750 words, with photos. Game time is 3:15 p.m.
INDIANAPOLIS — Surprisingly strong Butler takes on resurgent Purdue shared a plane on their trip to Orlando during Thanksgiving week. On Saturday, they'll share the court — at the Crossroads Classic. The Boilermakers have won three straight. The Bulldogs still haven't lost in this in-state doubleheader. UPCOMING: 750 words, with photos. Game time is approximately 6 p.m.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This trip should be a little shorter for No. 13 Kansas. After playing in the Bahamas and losing to Colorado and Florida, the Jayhawks head just down the road to face New Mexico at the Sprint Center, their home away from home. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Former Columbus coach Ken Hitchcock returns to Nationwide Arena only as the head coach of the St. Louis Blues when they take on the Blue Jackets. By Rusty Miller. Game starts 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
DETROIT — The Pittsburgh Penguins face the Detroit Red Wings in what would be a first-round matchup in the Eastern Conference playoffs if they started now. By Hockey Writer Larry Lage. Game starts 7 p.m. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche go for their third straight win over Minnesota this season when they host the Wild on Saturday night. By Pat Graham. Game starts 9 p.m. PCOMING: 650 words, photos.
GLF--NELSON MANDELA CHAMPIONSHIP
DURBAN, South Africa — Dawie van der Walt shot a 4-under 66 Saturday to win the Nelson Mandela Championship by two shots, giving the tournament a South African victory in a week when the country bids farewell to its former president. SENT: 430 words.
NAPLES, Fla. — Defending champions Kenny Perry and Sean O'Hair take a share of the lead into the second round in the Franklin Templeton Shootout. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m.
— CHONBURI, Thailand — GLF--Asian Tour. SENT: 125 words.
— LAS VEGAS — National Finals Rodeo. Day 10 of National Finals Rodeo. UPCOMING: 350 words by midnight.
— LINCOLN, Neb. — VOL--NCAA Lincoln Regional. UPCOMING: 150 words by 10:30 p.m.
— KUUSAMO, Finland — SKI--Freestyle World Cup. SENT: 110 words.
— CAREZZA, Italy SBD--Snowboard World Cup. SENT: 140 words.
— TITISEE-NEUSTADT, Germany — JUM--Ski Jump World Cup. SENT: 120 words.
— RAMSAU AM DACHSTEIN, Austria — NOR--Nordic Combined World Cup. SENT: 135 words.
— ANNECY, France — BIA--Biathlon World Cup. SENT: 110 words.
Saturday's Time Schedule
All Times EST
Army vs. Navy at Philadelphia, 3 p.m.
TOP 25 BASKETBALL
No. 1 Arizona at Michigan, Noon
No. 3 Ohio State vs. North Dakota State, 8:15 p.m.
No. 4 Wisconsin vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1 p.m.
No. 5 Michigan State at Oakland, 4 p.m.
No. 6 Louisville vs. Western Kentucky, Noon
No. 7 Oklahoma State vs. Louisiana Tech at Oklahoma City, 2 p.m.
No. 11 Kentucky at No. 18 North Carolina, 5:15 p.m.
No. 12 Wichita State vs. Tennessee, 2 p.m.
No. 13 Kansas vs. New Mexico at Kansas City, Mo., 7 p.m.
No. 15 Oregon vs. Illinois at Portland, Ore., 9 p.m.
No. 20 Gonzaga vs. South Alabama at Seattle, 10 p.m.
No. 22 UMass vs. Northern Illinois, 3 p.m.
No. 3 Tennessee vs. Troy, 2 p.m.
No. 4 Notre Dame at Michigan, 7 p.m.
No. 6 Stanford vs. No. 23 Gonzaga, 4 p.m.
No. 7 Louisville vs. Austin Peay, 7 p.m.
No. 8 Maryland vs. Delaware State, 7 p.m.
No. 14 Oklahoma State vs. South Florida, 4:30 p.m.
No. 15 North Carolina vs. Charleston Southern, 1 p.m.
No. 19 Nebraska vs. Creighton, Noon
L.A. Lakers at Charlotte, 7 p.m.
L.A. Clippers at Washington, 7 p.m.
Cleveland at Miami, 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta at New York, 7:30 p.m.
Toronto at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Portland at Philadelphia, 8 p.m.
Milwaukee at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
San Antonio at Utah, 9 p.m.
Calgary at Buffalo, 2 p.m.
Los Angeles at Ottawa, 2 p.m.
Dallas at Winnipeg, 3 p.m.
Chicago at Toronto, 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Detroit, 7 p.m.
Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Montreal at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.
St. Louis at Columbus, 7 p.m.
San Jose at Nashville, 8 p.m.
Carolina at Phoenix, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Boston at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
PGA Tour, Franklin Templeton Shootout, Naples, Fla.
PGA Tour, PNC Father/Son Challenge, Orlando, Fla.
European Tour/Sunshine Tour, Nelson Mandela Championship, Durban, South Africa.
FIBT World Cup, Bobsleigh (Men's Two-Man and Women's Four), Lake Placid, N.Y.
FIL World Cup, Luge, Park City, Utah.
FIS World Cup, Alpine Skiing, Men's Giant Slalom, Val d'Isere, France.
FIS World Cup, Alpine Skiing, Women's Super G, St. Moritz, Switzerland.
FIS World Cup, Cross-Country Skiing, Men's 30km and Women's 15km, Davos, Switzerland.
FIS World Cup, Snowboarding, Parallel Slalom, Carezza, Italy.
FIS World Cup, Freestyle skiing, Moguls, Ruka, Finland.
FIS World Cup, Men's Ski Jumping, Titisee-Neustadt, Germany.
FIS World Cup, Nordic Combined, Ramsau am Dachstein, Austria.
IBU World Cup, Biathlon, Sprints, Annecy-Le Grand Bornand, France.