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The quirkiest sports moments of 2016

After the curses and death threats and groans across Minnesota from Mankato to International Falls, Blair Walsh needed a little love.

December 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | SPORTS


No. 16 Stanford, ready for Sun Bowl vs UNC

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Christian McCaffery isn't at the Sun Bowl with his Stanford teammates. That doesn't mean the star running back hasn't been a topic of discussion.

December 29, 2016 | | SPORTS


NC State beats Vanderbilt 41-17 in Independence Bowl

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - North Carolina State quarterback Ryan Finley has a simple philosophy when it comes to getting do-everything threat Jaylen Samuels involved with the offense.

December 26, 2016 | | SPORTS


Army, North Texas in rare rematch at Heart of Dallas

DALLAS (AP) - Army had already accepted an invitation to play in the Heart of Dallas Bowl before its biggest victory.

December 26, 2016 | | SPORTS


Baylor, hard season at end, faces Boise in Cactus Bowl

PHOENIX (AP) - Baylor went through a difficult season. Key injuries. A long losing streak. The lingering shadow of scandal.

December 26, 2016 | | SPORTS


After short boycott, Gophers focus on WSU in Holiday Bowl

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Minnesota Golden Gophers are as ready as they can be to play a bowl game they considered skipping just 10 days ago.

December 26, 2016 | | SPORTS


Suspended Grayson Allen trips up Duke with antics

Grayson Allen's latest antics may have once again tripped up No. 5 Duke.

December 23, 2016 | The Associated Press | SPORTS


No. 12 Virginia uses big second half, holds off Cal

BERKELEY (AP) - Tony Bennett wanted to see his Virginia team come through in a close game when not everything went right. Across the country right before Christmas and the start of conference play, California provided the perfect test while trying to protect a school-record home winning streak.

December 22, 2016 | | SPORTS


No. 10 Louisville outlasts No. 6 Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Scoreless in two previous rivalry games, the point guard Louisville calls "Q'' regrouped to be the Cardinals' X-factor against Kentucky.

December 22, 2016 | | SPORTS


Williams runs for 210 yards, TD in BYU’s Poinsettia Bowl win

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jamaal Williams and the BYU Cougars are a good fit in San Diego bowl games.

December 22, 2016 | | SPORTS


Kennard, No. 5 Duke rally past Tennessee State in Giles’ debut

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Luke Kennard scored 24 points and No. 5 Duke beat Tennessee State 65-55 on Monday night.

December 20, 2016 | | SPORTS


Stanford’s McCaffrey to skip Sun Bowl to prepare for draft

Christian McCaffrey is done playing college football even though Stanford has one more game.

December 20, 2016 | The Associated Press | SPORTS


Sierra alumus named NAIA All-American

The postseason accolades continue to pour in for 2011 Sierra High graduate Stephen Thayer.

December 19, 2016 | Jonamar Jacinto | SPORTS


No. 1 UConn beats No. 12 Ohio St for 85th straight win

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies keep rolling along.

December 19, 2016 | | SPORTS


Villanova still No. 1 in AP Top 25 men’s hoops; UCLA at 2

Villanova held onto its impressive lead as the No. 1 team in The Associated Press' college basketball poll.

December 19, 2016 | | SPORTS


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Stanford rallies to reach Final Four

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Even after Alanna Smith and Stanford pulled off a huge rally to put the Cardinal in position to reach the Final Four ...

March 26, 2017 | | SPORTS


Maye hits late jumper to lift North Carolina to Final Four

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Roy Williams went all "Gone With the Wind" when a player asked about his North Carolina Tar Heels making the last shot ...

March 26, 2017 | | SPORTS


South Carolina headed to Final Four, beats Florida

NEW YORK (AP) - South Carolina added a missing piece to its rich basketball history.

March 26, 2017 | | SPORTS


No. 1 seed Kansas routs Purdue to reach Elite Eight

KANSAS CITY (AP) - It took about 10 minutes for Kansas guards Frank Mason III and Devonte Graham to slow down, gain their composure and get ...

March 24, 2017 | | SPORTS


Ducks end Michigan’s run with victory, head to Elite 8

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Tyler Dorsey's teammates call him "Mr. March."

March 24, 2017 | | SPORTS


Xavier knocks off Arizona in West Region

SAN JOSE (AP) - Not long after losing to Arizona's Sean Miller at the 2015 NCAA Tournament, Xavier coach Chris Mack jokingly said his friend ...

March 24, 2017 | | SPORTS


Gonzaga survives for win over West Virginia

SAN JOSE (AP) - Jevon Carter fired up two potential tying 3-pointers only to see them go off-target and Gonzaga didn't allow West Virginia to ...

March 23, 2017 | | SPORTS


Eric Musselman says he’s staying at Nevada

BERKELEY (AP) - Nevada coach Eric Musselman said Wednesday he has withdrawn his name for consideration for the coaching vacancy at California, committed to continuing to ...

March 22, 2017 | | SPORTS


Cal’s Ivan Rabb says he’ll declare for NBA draft

BERKELEY (AP) - California star Ivan Rabb will declare for the NBA draft, a move that has been expected since the season began.

March 22, 2017 | | SPORTS


Travel challenges just part of NCAA Tournament for Stanford

STANFORD (AP) - Nadia Fingall took her three-hour economics final Wednesday while stationed in the hotel dining room. Erica McCall and Briana Roberson were set up ...

March 22, 2017 | | SPORTS


Dwight Clark says he has ALS disease

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Dwight Clark says he has Lou Gehrig's disease and suspects playing football might have caused the illness.

March 19, 2017 | | SPORTS


Thronwell leads South Carolina to 88-81 NCAA upset of Duke

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Sindarius Thornwell had 24 points, Chris Silva scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half and seventh-seeded South Carolina ...

March 19, 2017 | | SPORTS


Big Ten rides NCAA tourney surge with 3 teams in Sweet 16

NEW YORK (AP) - This down year for Big Ten basketball just might end on an up note in the NCAA Tournament.

March 19, 2017 | | SPORTS


Big Ten rides NCAA tourney surge with 3 teams in Sweet 16

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Sporting Kansas City picked an own goal in the 89th minute that proved to be the difference in a 2-1 win ...

March 19, 2017 | | SPORTS


Williams, Robinson pace TCU over Fresno State in NIT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Kenrich Williams had 13 points and 10 rebounds for his 15th double-double this season and TCU defeated Fresno State 66-59 on ...

March 16, 2017 | | SPORTS


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