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Cooke Hits Career High As Dayton Rips Austin Peay 96-68

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Charles Cooke shot 11 for 17 from the floor and scored a career-high 31 points as Dayton pounded Austin Peay 96-68 in the home opener for both teams Friday night. Cooke had 24 before halftime as the Flyers raced to a 44-27 lead. Junior Darrell Davis added 17...

Flyers-Maple Leafs Sums

First Period_1, Toronto, Kadri 7 (Zaitsev, Rielly), 2:54. 2, Philadelphia, Simmonds 7 (Gostisbehere, Giroux), 3:59 (pp). 3, Philadelphia, Konecny 4 (Gudas, Del zotto), 4:25. 4, Toronto, Rielly 1 (Marner, Van riemsdyk), 19:08 (pp). Penalties_Van riemsdyk, TOR, (tripping), 3:51;...

Marquez’s Late Goal Lifts Mexico Over US 2-1 In Qualifier

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rafa Marquez scored on a header in the 89th minute, and Mexico beat the United States 2-1 Friday night in the Americans’ first home loss in World Cup qualifying since 2001. Miguel Layun put Mexico ahead in the 20th minute, but Bobby Wood tied the score...

LeBron, Cavs Follow White House With Win, 105-94 At Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adding a win to their White House visit, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers capped a perfect visit to the nation’s capital by beating the Washington Wizards 105-94 on the strength of 14 3-pointers Friday night. A day after being feted as NBA...

No. 7 Xavier Holds On For 84-81 Win Over Lehigh In Opener

CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevon Bluiett scored a career-high 25 points and led a second-half surge that carried No. 7 Xavier to an 84-81 victory over Lehigh on Friday night. Edmond Sumner also set a career high with 24 points as Xavier (1-0) — playing with the highest preseason ranking...

Tim Howard Hurts Right Leg Playing For US

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard injured his right leg during Friday night’s World Cup qualifier against Mexico and was replaced by Brad Guzan late in the first half. Howard, who just regained the starting job from Guzan, was hurt while taking a goal kick...

Brooks, Besler, Gonzalez Start For US Against Mexico

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Central defenders John Brooks, Matt Besler and Omar Gonzalez all were in the starting lineup for the United States’ World Cup qualifier against Mexico on Friday night. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann appeared to switch to a 3-5-2 formation that included Timmy...

Xavier Transfer London To Play Right Away For Chattanooga

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chattanooga forward and Xavier transfer Makinde London has received a waiver from the NCAA allowing him to play immediately for his new school rather than sitting out the 2016-167 season. Chattanooga officials confirmed Friday night before the Mocs’...

US Rig Count Down 1 This Week To 568; Texas Gains 6

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by one this week to 568. A year ago, 767 rigs were active. Depressed energy prices have sharply curtailed oil and gas exploration. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said...

Chiefs’ Kelce Fined $24,309 For Tossing Towel At Official

NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has been fined $24,309 by the NFL after he protested a non-call by mockingly chucking his towel toward an official and being ejected. Kelce thought Jacksonville’s Prince Amukamara should have been called for pass...