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Last Update on October 25, 2014 05:35 GMT


ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Corey Perry and defenseman Sami Vatanen scored power-play goals in the first period, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Friday night for their seventh consecutive victory.

John Gibson, starting in net for the first time since losing 6-4 in his hometown of Pittsburgh on opening night, faced just 17 shots as the two-time defending Pacific Division champions improved to 7-1. Last season, the Ducks also won seven straight after a season-opening loss at Colorado.

Scott Hartnell had a power-play goal for the Blue Jackets and Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves.

Anaheim's Ryan Getzlaf scored into an empty net with 2:27 remaining.


CINCINNATI (AP) -- Gunner Kiel threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score before hurting his ribs again, and Munchie Legaux took it from there Friday night, scoring a notable touchdown of his own while Cincinnati pulled away to a 34-17 victory over South Florida.

The Bearcats (4-3, 2-1 American Athletic) took advantage of the Bulls' many mistakes and got their second straight lopsided win. They also came away with more worries at quarterback.

Kiel has played the last five games with bruised ribs. He aggravated the injury on a scramble in the closing seconds of the first half, which finished with the Bearcats up 20-3.

The Bulls (3-5, 2-2) switched quarterbacks but couldn't pull off a second straight comeback. They had the biggest comeback in school history a week earlier, rallying from a 27-7 halftime deficit to a 38-30 win over Tulsa.

Legaux, who overcame a career-threatening knee injury early last season, had an emotional moment early in the fourth quarter. He ran 9 yards on his rebuilt left knee for his first touchdown since his comeback, slid on his knees at the back of the end zone and put his head on the ground, cradling the ball.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A Beaver Stadium crowd of more than 100,000 will be wearing the dominant color of Penn State's iconic yet plain helmets when the Nittany Lions host No. 13 Ohio State on white-out night.

The place will be really loud. And that's just the way Buckeyes defensive end Joey Bosa likes it.

Bosa, one of the best pass-rushers and play-disrupters in the nation, says he plays better when he's in foreign territory and challenged by a raucous, partisan stadium.

The Nittany Lions (4-2, 1-2 Big Ten) are hoping to end a two-game skid on Saturday night. The Buckeyes (5-1, 2-0) might just be the hottest team at the college level right now, winning four in a row by an average score of 56-17.


CINCINNATI (AP) -- Bengals receiver A.J. Green is expected to miss a pivotal AFC North game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday because of an injured right big toe.

The Pro Bowl receiver was listed as doubtful on Friday. He's missed the last two games with the injury, suffered during a season-opening win in Baltimore. The Ravens (5-2) can take control of the division with a win over the defending champion Bengals (3-2-1) at Paul Brown Stadium.

Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict was listed as probable with a strained neck. He's missed two games because of concussions.

Cornerback Leon Hall also was probable. He had to leave a 27-0 loss to Indianapolis last Sunday with a back injury.


ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Oakland Raiders cornerback DJ Hayden could be activated from the physically unable to perform list in time for Sunday's game in Cleveland.

Hayden completed his second week of practice Friday but has yet to be fully cleared to play. The 12th overall pick in 2013, Hayden underwent foot surgery in the offseason -- his fourth operation since suffering a near-fatal heart injury in college.

Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano has been encouraged by Hayden's progress and noted the biggest hurdle the second-year cornerback needs to clear is conditioning.

The news isn't as encouraging for defensive end LaMarr Woodley and safety Usama Young. Both are expected to be placed on injured reserve before the winless Raiders play the Browns. Woodley has a biceps injury while Young is out due to a knee injury.

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Last Update on October 26, 2014 04:54 GMT


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals' bullpen had been brilliant this postseason, recording a 1.66 ERA and a .161 batting average heading into Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday in San Francisco. The Giants teed off on the Royals' relievers and evened the series at two games apiece by scoring nine runs over their last four at-bats to earn an 11-4 victory against Kansas City.

The Giants turned an early 4-1 deficit into a 4-4 tie before Pablo Sandoval singled home a pair to spark a three-run sixth. Joe Panik added a two-run double while the Giants scored four times in the seventh to go ahead 11-4.

Hunter Pence was 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Gregor Blanco was productive from the leadoff slot, collecting two hits and scoring three times.

Neither starting pitcher worked past the fifth inning. Royals hurler Jason Vargas was reached for three runs and six hits in four-plus innings. Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong was lifted in the third, charged with four runs and seven hits in 2 2/3 innings.

Yusmeiro Petit (yoos-MEHR'-oh peh-TEE') tossed three shutout innings to pick up the victory. Petit has allowed no runs and just three hits while striking out 13 over 12 innings in the postseason.

Loser Brandon Finnegan was rocked for five runs and five hits in just one inning of relief.

Omar Infante (ihn-FAHN'-tay) poked a two-run single and Eric Hosmer (HAHZ'-mur) had three hits and an RBI for the Royals.

Game 5 is Sunday in San Francisco, with Scott Shields going against Madison Bumgarner in a rematch of Game 1 starters.


UNDATED (AP) -- And then there were three.

No. 3 Mississippi has fallen from the unbeaten ranks with a 10-7 loss at LSU. Ole Miss was lining up for a potential tying field goal from 42 yards, but was called for delay of game just before Bo Wallace's pass was intercepted by Ronald Martin with two seconds left.

Leonard Fournette ran for 113 yards, and the Tigers finished with 264 yards rushing against defense that came in allowing 97.1 per game. Anthony Jennings' short touchdown pass to tight end Logan Stokes gave LSU the lead late in the fourth quarter.

The outcome leaves Mississippi State, Florida State and Marshall as the only unbeaten teams in the FBS.

Mississippi State was a winner in its first game since climbing to the top of The Associated Press college football poll two weeks ago.

Dak Prescott accounted for three touchdowns and Josh Robinson rushed for two TDs to lead the Bulldogs' offense in a 45-31 win against Kentucky. Prescott ran for TDs of 2 and 11 yards, and hit Brandon Hill for an 8-yard TD.

Robinson's 73-yard touchdown run early in the fourth gave Mississippi State a 38-24 lead.

In other top-25 action:

-- Alabama was a 34-20 winner at Tennessee as Amari Cooper caught nine passes for a school-record 224 yards and two touchdowns for the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide. Cooper already had five catches for 185 yards and two scores in the first quarter alone.

-- Nick Marshall ran for three touchdowns and passed for a score to help fifth-ranked Auburn survive a wild 42-35 win over South Carolina. Dylan Thompson threw five touchdown passes and helped convert five straight fourth-down tries to keep the Gamecocks in the game.

-- Jeremy Langford ran for 177 yards and three touchdowns to help eighth-ranked Michigan State clobber Michigan 35-11. RJ Williamson scored on a 29-yard interception return in the third quarter, and Connor Cook threw a 70-yard touchdown pass to Tony Lippett later that period.

-- Trevone Boykin threw a school-record seven touchdown passes and 10th-ranked TCU showcased a new fast-paced offense by scoring the most points in its history in an 82-27 rout of Texas Tech. Boykin had two scoring tosses each to Josh Doctson and Deante Gray, who had a 92-yarder about 2 minutes before Ty Slanina caught a 57-yard touchdown that gave TCU 61 points midway through the third quarter.

-- No 11 Kansas State blanked Texas 23-0 as Matthew McCrane kicked three field goals and DeMarcus Robinson and Charles Jones each ran for a touchdown. Jake Waters threw for 224 yards, and Tyler Lockett had eight catches for 103 yards for the 6-1 Wildcats.

-- Quarterback J.T. Barrett scored twice in overtime to help 13th-ranked Ohio State escape with a 31-24 double-overtime victory over Penn State. Ezekiel Elliott ran for 109 yards on 26 carries for the 6-1 Buckeyes, who blew a 17-0 lead before improving to 3-0 in the Big Ten.

-- No. 15 Arizona outscored Washington State 59-37 behind Anu Solomon's five touchdown passes. Solomon was 26 of 38 for 294 yards without an interception, while Terris Jones-Grigsby added 107 yards rushing for the 6-1 Wildcats.

-- Sixteenth-ranked Nebraska got 225 yards rushing and three touchdowns from Ameer Abdullah as he set a school record with 341 all-purpose yards in the Cornhuskers' 42-24 win over Rutgers. Abdullah surpassed 200 yards rushing for a nation-leading fourth time this season and fifth time in his career, leading Nebraska to a 7-1 record and a 3-1 mark in Big Ten play.

-- Cole Stoudt threw for 209 yards and a touchdown in Clemson's fifth straight win, 16-6 over Syracuse. The 21st-ranked Tigers held the Orange to a season-low 170 yards of offense.

-- Wendell Smallwood ran for a career-high 132 yards to help No. 22 West Virginia defeat Oklahoma State 34-10. Clint Trickett passed for 238 yards and two touchdowns, and Mario Alford caught seven passes for a season-high 136 yards for the 6-2 Mountaineers.

-- Devon Johnson rushed for a school-record 272 yards and four touchdowns to lead No. 23 Marshall past Florida Atlantic 35-16. Johnson had touchdown runs of 58, 62, 66 and 7 yards for the Thundering Herd, who overcame their first halftime deficit of the season to remain one of three unbeaten teams remaining in the FBS.

-- UCLA blew a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter before quarterback Brett Hundley scored on an 8-yard touchdown run in double overtime to give the 25th-ranked Bruins a 40-37 victory over Colorado. Hundley rushed for 110 yards and also threw for 200 yards and one TD.


UNDATED (AP) -- Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has signed a seven-year extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The $98 million deal makes McCoy the highest-paid player at his position. A 2013 All-Pro, McCoy will get $51.5 million guaranteed, the most ever given to a defensive tackle in NFL history. His new deal will average $14 million per year.


LONDON (AP) -- When Detroit and Atlanta square off Sunday in London, the Lions won't have defensive tackle C.J. Mosley on the sidelines. He was sent home on Saturday and suspended by the Lions for an unspecified violation of team rules. Detroit says in a release that Mosley engaged in detrimental conduct and is suspended for two weeks. The 31-year-old Mosley has played in all seven games this season for the Lions, with no starts. He has 2 1/2 sacks.


FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) -- Titans running back Shonn Greene was arrested for allegedly parking in a handicapped space and speeding away while an officer was issuing him a citation. Franklin, Tennessee, police Sgt. Charles Warner says Greene surrendered Friday night after being told warrants had been obtained for his arrest. Greene was released on $2,000 bond. He is due in court Nov. 13.


UNDATED (AP) -- The New York Islanders have continued their surprising start to the NHL season, improving to 6-2-0 with a 7-5 win over the visiting Dallas Stars.

The game was tied 4-4 in the third period before Frans Nielson scored a hat trick over the final 10 1/2 minutes, including an empty-netter with one-tenth of a second remaining. Lubomir Visnovsky, Brock Nelson and Nikolay Kulemin (NIH'-koh-ly KOO'-leh-mihn) each added a goal and an assist for the Isles, who are off to their nest eight-game start since 2001-02.

Elsewhere on ice:

-- Montreal leads the East at 7-1 after Carey Price stopped 34 shots and Lars Eller scored the game-winner in a 3-1 triumph over the New York Rangers. Max Pacioretty (pash-uh-REH'-tee) had a goal and an assist in the Canadiens' fourth consecutive win.

-- Sidney Crosby collected three more points in Pittsburgh's 3-0 shutout at Nashville, finishing with a goal and two assists. Marc-Andre Fleury handled 20 shots in his first shutout of the season and 29th of his career.

-- Boston was a 4-1 winner at Toronto as Dougie Hamilton contributed a goal and two assists. Tuukka (TOO'-kah) Rask stopped 32 shots and blanked the Maple Leafs until late in the game.

-- Ryan Reaves and Dmitrij Jaskin scored in the last two minutes of the second period to give St. Louis a 3-1 lead in a 3-2 triumph against Chicago. Brian Elliott stopped 24 shots for the Blues.

-- Brayden Schenn (shehn) scored the game-winner with 8:55 remaining to push Philadelphia past Detroit 4-2. Michael Raffl led the Flyers' offense with two goals and an assist.

-- Cody Hodgson and Nicolas Deslauriers (deh-LOHR'-ee-ay) scored during the first six minutes of the third period to give Buffalo a 2-0 lead in a 2-1 victory over San Jose. The Sabres ended a four-game losing streak in which they had been outscored 12-1.

-- New Jersey's four-game skid is over after Jaromir Jagr (YAH'-roh-meer YAH'-gur) scored a power-play goal at 3:39 of overtime to complete the Devils' 3-2 win at Ottawa. Rookie Damon Severson has seven points in eight games after furnishing a goal and an assist.

-- Joel Ward's second goal of the night broke a 1-1 tie in Washington's 3-1 victory at Calgary. Nicklas Backstrom also scored and Braden Holtby stopped 20 shots for the Capitals.

-- Jason Zucker doubled his season goal output by scoring twice, including a short-handed tally in Minnesota's 7-2 rout of Tampa Bay. Zach Parise (pah-REE-say) and Marco Scandella each had a goal and an assist for the Wild, who fell one shy of their team record for goals in a game.

-- Arizona beat Florida 2-1 on Oliver Ekman-Larsson's goal 2:20 into overtime. Justin Hodgman scored in his NHL debut and Mike Smith made 23 saves in the Coyotes' first victory in four games.


CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cavaliers have exercised the fourth-year contract option on guard Dion Waiters. The fourth overall pick in the 2012 draft by Cleveland, Waiters will start in the Cavs backcourt with Kyrie (KY'-ree) Irving.

The Cavs were expected to pick up the option worth $5.1 million on Waiters, who averaged 15.3 point last season.


ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) -- There's a two-way tie for the lead after the third round of the PGA's McGladrey Classic in South Carolina. Andrew Svoboda and Will MacKenzie each finished play at 12-under-par. MacKenzie earned his share of the lead by shooting a 5-under-65 while Svoboda shot a 4-under-66.

Russell Henley is one back.


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