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5 things you need to know this weekend

Shopping small can have a big impact. Since Small Business Saturday began in 2010, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has become the biggest sales day of the year for many small companies. Last year, an estimated 112 million Americans shopped at small businesses and independent restaurants, spending …

Small Business

After a year of waiting, USF's Enna Pehadzic finally plays

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Enna Pehadzic's debut for No. 17 South Florida included an airball on a wide-open 3-pointer, missing a couple of layups and getting knocked to the floor.<p>In other words, it went great.<p>Pehadzic played her first game in 18 months on Friday, getting 11 minutes of action for USF in …

AAC

Josh Rosen pulled at halftime of UCLA win vs. Cal

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — J.J. Molson hit a 37-yard field goal with four seconds left after backup quarterback Devon Modster led a clutch scoring drive, and UCLA secured bowl eligibility under interim coach Jedd Fisch with a 30-27 victory over California on Friday night.<p>Modster passed for 191 yards …

College Football

Winston sparks No. 4 Michigan State past UConn 77-57

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Cassius Winston scored 12 of his career-high 28 points during a 4-minute span late in the second half to help No. 4 Michigan State pull away for a 77-57 victory over Connecticut on Friday night to reach the championship game of the PK80 Invitational.<p>Winston was responsible for …

College Basketball

Six children shot on Cleveland street; one dead

CLEVELAND — Six children have been shot on a Cleveland street, one fatally.<p>Police say the shooting happened Friday night and the victims were boys ranging in age from 12 to 16 years. They say it seems the boys ran into another group and shots were fired but there’s no indication the violence was …

Policing

Splash Brothers Curry, Thompson lead short-handed Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry put on a thrilling display with 33 points Friday to lead the Golden State Warriors over the Chicago Bulls 143-94 on a night Kevin Durant and Draymond Green were out.<p>Splash Brothers Curry and Klay Thompson came to play with their fellow All-Stars out. NBA Finals …

Jordan Bell

Stockard lifts St. Bonaventure to a 63-61 win over Maryland

NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — St. Bonaventure played without its top returning scorer, couldn't hit a three-point shot all night and was on the short end in most other statistical categories, yet the Bonnies somehow managed to beat a bigger, stronger Maryland team.<p>After his team trailed most of the night, …

College Basketball

Texas Tech rallies past Texas to reach bowl eligibility

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nik Shimonek came off the bench in the fourth quarter to throw two touchdown passes and Texas Tech rallied to beat Texas 27-23 Friday night and earn a victory that could save coach Kliff Kingsbury's job.<p>Kingsbury's future has been in doubt after five seasons but the rally made …

College Football

UCLA pulls Rosen at halftime of regular-season finale vs Cal

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — UCLA has removed Josh Rosen from its regular-season finale against California at halftime after the star quarterback was sacked three times.<p>Devon Modster took over for the Bruins (5-6, 3-5 Pac-12) on Friday night in a game they needed to win to secure bowl eligibility.<p>Rosen …

Josh Rosen

No. 18 Purdue beats No. 2 Arizona 89-64 for 7th in Atlantis

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Dakota Mathias scored 24 points to help No. 18 Purdue roll past No. 2 Arizona 89-64 in the seventh-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis, sending the Wildcats home with three losses in three days.<p>The Boilermakers (5-2) had struggled with their shooting through two …

College Basketball

UC Santa Barbara survives Prairie View A&M 69-66

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Max Heidegger scored 30 and kept UC Santa Barbara close enough to sneak past Prairie View A&M in the final minutes 69-66 on Friday night.<p>Gabe Vincent gave UC Santa Barbara (4-2) the lead for good at 66-65 with a pair of free throws at 2:37 and the Gauchos hit 3 of 6 …

California

Ellington, Dragic lead Heat's 3-point attack past Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Wayne Ellington scored 21 points and made six 3-pointers off the bench, Goran Dragic added 20 points and the Miami Heat rode a season-best shooting performance from behind the arc to a 109-97 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.<p>Dragic was 5 of 8 from 3 as …

Basketball

No. 4 Arizona goes 0-3 at Battle 4 Atlantis after blowout loss to Purdue

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Dakota Mathias scored 24 points to help No. 16 Purdue roll past No. 4 Arizona 89-64 in the seventh-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis, sending the Wildcats home with three losses in three days.<p>The Boilermakers (5-2) had struggled with their shooting through two …

College Basketball

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Shopping

Jackson has 23 and Ohio State beats Stanford 79-71

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — C.J. Jackson had 23 points while Keita Bates-Diop added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Ohio State beat Stanford 79-71 on Friday night in the Phil Knight Invitational.<p>The Buckeyes (5-1) will play Sunday against Butler, which beat Portland State 71-69 earlier on Friday. Buckeyes …

College Basketball

California mother, daughter killed in collision with bear

SAN ANDREAS, Calif. — Authorities say a woman and her 19-month-old daughter were killed when the car she was driving struck a black bear in Northern California on Thanksgiving evening.<p>California Highway Patrol Sgt. Sean Fitzgerald says the 27-year-old woman was driving a Subaru Impreza on a rural …

Crime

Cancer survivor Boyle scores on special night in Devils' win

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Brian Boyle scored one of the most meaningful goals of his career to help the New Jersey Devils beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Friday night.<p>The Devils were marking "Hockey Fights Cancer Night," a battle especially meaningful to Boyle, who was diagnosed with chronic …

Pekka Rinne

Ohio State taking its turn to dominate Michigan in rivalry

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Ohio State has been dominating Michigan in a rivalry with a long history of being lopsided.<p>The eighth-ranked Buckeyes (9-2, 7-1 Big Ten) have won five straight and 12 of 13 against the Wolverines (8-3, 5-3) going into their 114th meeting on Saturday with 110,000-plus …

College Football

Pursuit of a national championship will eventually lead to Scott Frost's exit at UCF

ORLANDO — If the College Football Playoff is a purely entertainment-driven exercise, book Central Florida’s ticket to a national semifinal and wait for the fireworks. For 60 minutes here Friday, the Knights went back and forth with their bitter rival, South Florida, and achieved the impossible: UCF …

College Football

Marchessault's goal in OT lifts Golden Knights over Sharks

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jonathan Marchessault took a pass from Shea Theodore and poked the puck past Aaron Dell to give the Vegas Golden Knights a 5-4 overtime victory over the San Jose Sharks on Friday.<p>William Karlsson scored two goals for Vegas, and Theodore and James Neal had a goal apiece.<p>The Sharks …

Joe Thornton

Steve Kerr casually shuffles cards while waiting for reporters to tweet: 'Ignore me'

We’re lucky enough to get a new episode of <i>What Will Steve Kerr Do While Reporters Tweet?</i> the day after Thanksgiving before the Warriors faced the Bulls.<p>After letting everyone know that Omri Casspi and Jordan Bell would be starting in place of Kevin Durant and Draymond Green, the head coach said …

Basketball

San Diego State rallies to beat Georgia 75-68 in Wooden

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Devin Watson scored 16 points and San Diego State closed the game on a 12-4 run to beat Georgia 75-68 on Friday night, sending the Aztecs into the title game of the Wooden Legacy.<p>Trey Kell and Matt Mitchell added 13 points apiece for the Aztecs (5-1).<p>Neither team led by …

College Basketball

Falcons rule out Freeman vs. Tampa Bay

AP<p>FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons running back Devonta Freeman has been ruled out for the second straight week with a concussion and won't play against Tampa Bay.<p>Atlanta (6-4) will rely again on Tevin Coleman and third-stringer Terron Ward when the Falcons (6-4) host Tampa Bay (4-6) on …

Tampa Bay

Spain, France win Basketball World Cup qualifying openers

Fran Vazquez, a former lottery pick of the Orlando Magic, scored 15 points to lead Spain to a 79-66 victory over Montenegro in its opening game of qualifying for the 2019 Basketball World Cup.<p>Qualifying began Friday in the Europe and African regions and continued in Asia and the Americas, where …

FIFA

Watch UCF celebrate and present Scott Frost with signed helmet after win vs. USF

The No. 12 Central Florida Knights stayed undefeated and will play in the American Athletic Conference championship game after beating No. 19 South Florida in a wild 49-42 win on Friday.<p>Knights players had a great celebration with head coach Scott Frost in the locker room and on the field. They …

College Football

Richard Cordray resigns as director of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The consumer watchdog leader alternately criticized by Washington conservatives and praised by advocates of tight financial industry oversight officially stepped down Friday, leaving President Trump with temporary successor as he left.<p>Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection …

Richard Cordray

Iowa dominates Huskers 56-14 in what may be Riley's sendoff

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Akrum Wadley ran for 159 yards and three touchdowns and Iowa scored 28 points in less than a 7-minute span over the halves on its way to a 56-14 win over Nebraska on Friday in what could have been coach Mike Riley's last game with the Cornhuskers.<p>Tight end Noah Fant returned to …

College Football

Arizona State rescinds journalism award given to Charlie Rose

PHOENIX — Arizona State University is rescinding an award given to broadcast journalist Charlie Rose in the wake of allegations that he sexually harassed several women.<p>Rose, a longtime co-host of <i>CBS This Morning</i> and PBS' the <i>Charlie Rose</i> show, received the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in …

Journalism

U.S. backtracks on decision to close Palestinian office in D.C.

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration backtracked Friday on its decision to order the Palestinians’ office in Washington to close, instead saying it would merely impose limitations on the office that it expected would be lifted after 90 days.<p>Last week, U.S. officials said the Palestine Liberation …

Israel

Indiana wins third straight with 87-67 win over EMU

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Robert Johnson scored 18 points, Josh Newkirk added 17 and Indiana won its third straight with a 87-67 victory over Eastern Michigan on Friday.<p>Indiana used a 19-3 run, highlighted by Justin Smith's fast-break dunk, over a six-minute stretch in the second half to put Eastern …

College Basketball