Jason Day is desperate to add the Australian Open title to his career honor roll and would love nothing better than to do it after going swing-for-swing with Jordan Spieth in the final round this week. I would love to play with Spieth on Sunday, last group, that would be the greatest thing, the Australian told reporters on Wednesday. The Australian Golf Club is kind of suited to his eye, he hits it very straight, which is what you need around here.
The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has cut Russian forward Danis Zaripov's doping ban to six months from two years after new evidence came to light. In a statement published on Tuesday, the IIHF said it had reached a settlement agreement with 36-year-old Zaripov after he appealed the ban. Given that the suspension dates back to May 23, the IIHF's decision makes Zaripov eligible to play as of Thursday.
In the Western Conference final, reigning MLS Cup champions Seattle took the upper hand by beating hosts Houston Dynamo 2-0 in the first leg. Both players will be eligible to return for the second leg on Nov 29 in Toronto. Moments later Columbus nearly went in front through Norwegian forward Ola Kamara but his close-range header missed the target. Columbus stepped up the pressure after the break but only truly tested Bono in the latter stages of the match.
Denzel Valentine shot 5 of 7 from 3-point range and scored 17 points to lead five starters in double figures for the Bulls (3-12). Antonio Blakeney, on a two-way contract that allows him to split time between the Bulls and their G-League affiliate, the Windy City Bulls, scored 15 off the bench for Chicago. The Lakers rallied to tie the score at 80 on a layup by Josh Hart with 9:32 left.
Evgenia Medvedeva, widely seen as the favorite for gold at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, is nursing a broken foot and could miss next month's Grand Prix Final, the Russian figure skater has said. She was then diagnosed with having a crack in a bone in her right foot but she decided to compete in Japan earlier this month. Yes, there was a big risk that my leg and foot would not stand it.
Colbey Ross scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half to help Pepperdine overcome a 15-point deficit and beat Oral Roberts 80-76 on Tuesday night. Kameron Edwards scored 14 points before fouling out with nearly four minutes to go and Trae Berhow had 12 points and eight rebounds for Pepperdine (2-3).
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) - Notre Dame defended with tenacity, got shots to fall from all angles, played like a Final Four-caliber team. Now the Irish get a chance to face another team with Final Four aspirations: No 6 Wichita State in a top-of-the-marquee Maui Invitational title game. Flowing on offense and gritty on defense, Notre Dame dominated LSU with a super all-around game, routing the Tigers 92-53 on Tuesday night to reach the Maui Invitational title game.
Baylor Bears guard King McClure (22) celebrates after a score during the second half against the Creighton Bluejays at Sprint Center. King McClure scored 19 points, Terry Maston made a series of big baskets down the stretch and No 24 Baylor rallied to beat Creighton 65-59 and win the Hall of Fame Classic. They were 5 of 30 from the game and 2 for 18 in the final 20 minutes, when Baylor came storming back to steal the win.
Fantasy owners will get a heaping helping of NFL action on Thursday with three games on tap. It starts in Detroit, where the Lions host the Vikings, and continues all day long with games in Dallas and Washington. If you need help filling out your fantasy lineup before you head into a food-induced coma, we have the knowledge you seek.
Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap (4) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Nov 9, 2017, in Denver. Denver Nuggets All-Star forward Paul Millsap is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist and is expected to be sidelined for approximately three months, a person with knowledge of the injury confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke under the condition of anonymity because the severity of the injury had not yet been announced publicly.
ALBUQUERQUE - Aleksa Jugovic hit his first nine shots and finished with a career high 31 points to help Tennessee Tech knock off New Mexico 104-96 on Tuesday night. Chris McNeal scored 29 points on 7-of-11 shooting on 3-pointers, and Sam Logwood added 21 points for the Lobos (2-2). Tennessee Tech didn't score until the 15:55 mark and missed its first 10 shots from the field before Jugovic hit the first of his six first-half 3-pointers.
LOUIS (AP) - Vladimir Tarasenko had two goals and two assists and got in a rare fight Tuesday night, helping the St Louis Blues to an 8-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. Brayden Schenn also had two goals and two assists, and Jake Allen stopped 26 shots for the NHL-leading Blues (16-5-1). In just the third scrap of his six-year career, Tarasenko tangled with Matt Benning and landed a solid right hand much to the crowd's delight.
Ian Eriksen ran for three touchdowns and Eastern Michigan held on to beat Bowling Green 34-31 on Tuesday night. Eriksen finished with 104 yards rushing on 24 carries and Shaq Vann ran 16 times for 117 yards for Eastern Michigan (5-7, 3-5 Mid-American Conference). Jarret Doege was 21-of-34 passing for 256 yards with two touchdowns to lead Bowling Green (2-10, 2-6). Doege's pair of TD passes in the third quarter gave the Falcons a 31-27 lead.
Kansas Jayhawks guard Malik Newman (14) shoots over Texas Southern Tigers forward Kevin Scott (4) in the second half at Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks came out strong, shooting 59 percent from the field and 60 percent from 3-point range in the first half. With just under 10 minutes left in the game, Graham gave Kansas its 17th 3 of the game - a program record. Texas Southern is still searching for its first win after facing a daunting schedule to start the season.
CLOSE Italy was unable to defeat Sweden on Monday, meaning the soccer-crazed country will miss the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Australian head coach Ange Postecoglou (center) reacts during the World Cup playoff match against Honduras at the Olympic Stadium in the city of San Pedro Sula, Honduras. SYDNEY (AP) - Ange Postecoglou has quit as Australia coach a week after the Socceroos secured a spot at next year's World Cup with an intercontinental win over Honduras.