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Today in Sports History: Dec. 2

1907 — Tommy Burns defends his world heavyweight title by knocking out Gunner Moir in the 10th round at London.1944 — Ohio State quarterback Leslie… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2015

Today in Sports History: Nov. 29

1890 — Navy beats Army 24-0 in the first matchup of this historic series.1934 — The Detroit Lions play their first Thanksgiving Day home game… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2015

Local sports calendar for Nov. 29

Friday, December 4HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEYHome, 8 p.m., JDHS hosts West Valley at Treadwell Arena (JV 2:15).HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLINGAway, JDHS/TMHS at Sitka.Saturday, December 5HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEYHome,… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2015

Sports on TV for Nov. 29

COLLEGE BASKETBALL3 p.m., CBSSN — Villanova at St. Joseph’s3 p.m., ESPN2 — Michigan at N.C. State3 p.m., ESPNU — Northwestern at Virginia Tech3 p.m., FS1… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2015

Stanford ends Notre Dame’s playoff chances

STANFORD, Calif. — Kevin Hogan threw four touchdown passes and drove the 13th-ranked Cardinal to the winning 45-yard field goal by Conrad Ukropina on the… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2015
FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 14, 2015,file photo, Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls carries the ball as Denver Broncos defensive back Josh Bush attempts a tackle in the second half of a preseason NFL football game in Seattle. "He's done very well and been consistent," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says of Rawls. "Whenever he's been given a real good shot, he's come through in a big way." The Seahawks face the Pittsburgh Steelers this week. (AP Photo/John Froschauer, File)

Backup RBs powering Steelers and Seahawks

SEATTLE — Just as everyone expected before the season began, two of the NFL’s most productive running backs will be on display when Pittsburgh makes… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2015
  • By TIM BOOTH
FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 14, 2015,file photo, Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls carries the ball as Denver Broncos defensive back Josh Bush attempts a tackle in the second half of a preseason NFL football game in Seattle. "He's done very well and been consistent," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says of Rawls. "Whenever he's been given a real good shot, he's come through in a big way." The Seahawks face the Pittsburgh Steelers this week. (AP Photo/John Froschauer, File)

Too many bowls?

OK, maybe there are too many bowls.Losses by Kentucky, Minnesota, Illinois and others on Saturday meant there will not be enough six-win teams with .500… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2015
  • By RALPH D. RUSSO
Britain's new world champion Tyson Fury celebrates with the WBA, IBF, WBO and  IBO belts after winning the world heavyweight title fight against Wladimir Klitschko in the Esprit Arena in Duesseldorf, western Germany, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Klitschko’s heavyweight reign ends with Tyson Fury

DUESSELDORF, Germany — Tyson Fury defeated Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision Saturday to end the Ukrainian’s 9 1/2-year reign as heavyweight champion and fulfill his… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2015
  • By CIARAN FAHEY
Britain's new world champion Tyson Fury celebrates with the WBA, IBF, WBO and  IBO belts after winning the world heavyweight title fight against Wladimir Klitschko in the Esprit Arena in Duesseldorf, western Germany, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Michigan State offensive lineman Jack Allen runs for a nine yard touchdown against Penn State during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State won 55-16. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Big Ten title game is playoff quarterfinal

Michigan State joined Iowa in the Big Ten championship game, making Indianapolis the site of what looks like a de facto College Football Playoff quarterfinal… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2015
  • By RALPH D. RUSSO
Michigan State offensive lineman Jack Allen runs for a nine yard touchdown against Penn State during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State won 55-16. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Today in Sports History: Nov. 27

1949 — Steve Van Buren of the Philadelphia Eagles becomes the second NFL player, the first in 16 years, to rush over 200 yards with… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2015

Local sports calendar for Nov. 27

Friday, December 4HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEYHome, 8 p.m., JDHS hosts West Valley at Treadwell Arena (JV 2:15).HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLINGAway, JDHS/TMHS at Sitka.Saturday, December 5HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEYHome,… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2015

Sports on TV for Nov. 27

AUTO RACING4 a.m., NBCSN — Formula One: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, practice, at Abu Dhabi, United Arab EmiratesCOLLEGE BASKETBALL8:30 a.m., ESPNU — NIT Season Tip-Off,… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2015

Sports on TV for Nov. 26

COLLEGE BASKETBALL8 a.m., ESPN2 — Advocare Invitational, quarterfinal 1, Alabama vs. Xavier9 a.m., ESPN — Battle 4 Atlantis, semifinal 110 a.m., ESPNU — NIT Season… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2015

Local sports calendar for Nov. 26

Friday, December 4HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEYHome, 8 p.m., JDHS hosts West Valley at Treadwell Arena (JV 2:15).HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLINGAway, JDHS/TMHS at Sitka.Saturday, December 5HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEYHome,… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2015

Today in Sports History: Nov. 26

1949 — Boston College beats Holy Cross 76-0, with Al Cannava rushing for 229 yards.1956 — At the Melbourne Olympics, Vyacheslav Ivanov of the Soviet… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2015

Warriors make NBA history

OAKLAND, Calif. — The defending champion Golden State Warriors set the record for best start in NBA history at 16-0, as Stephen Curry had 24… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2015
  • By JANIE McCAULEY
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel plays during a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov. 15.

Johnny Manziel benched by Browns for off-field behavior

BEREA, Ohio — Dropped from starter to third-stringer — without playing a game.Johnny Manziel partied his way out of the lineup during Cleveland’s bye week.Browns… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2015
  • By TOM WITHERS
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel plays during a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov. 15.

Oklahoma up to 3rd, Iowa 4th in playoff rankings; ND to 6th

Oklahoma moved into third and Iowa was fourth in the new College Football Playoff rankings as Notre Dame slipped to No. 6.Clemson and Alabama remained… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2015
  • By RALPH D. RUSSO
In this Nov. 22, 2007 photo, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens celebrates after scoring a touchdown  against the New York Jets.

Favre, Warner, Owens among Hall of Fame semifinalists

Brett Favre, Terrell Owens and Alan Faneca are semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.The group of 25… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2015
  • By BARRY WILNER
In this Nov. 22, 2007 photo, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens celebrates after scoring a touchdown  against the New York Jets.

Sports on TV for Nov. 25

BOXING4 p.m., ESPN — Premier Champions, Erislandy Lara vs. Jan Zaveck (super welterweight)COLLEGE BASKETBALL8 a.m., ESPN2 — Battle 4 Atlantis, quarterfinal 1, Gonzaga vs. Washington10:30… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2015