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With potential trouble swirling, Winston-led FSU readies for No. 5 Irish

By John Harris
When defending national champion and No. 2 Florida State hosts No. 5 Notre Dame on Saturday night for their eighth meeting, it will mark the most significant matchup between the programs since the second-ranked Irish clipped the top-ranked Seminoles, 31-24, in 1993. FSU won its first national championship that year. …

Harris: Coker proud of work at Texas-San Antonio

By John Harris
You may recall the name Larry Coker. A two-time national coach of the year, Coker ranked among the nation’s elite coaches at Miami. He posted …

Peters native Riske beats Bencic for 1st WTA title at Tianjin

By The Associated Press
TIANJIN, China — Peters native Alison Riske held on to defeat Belinda Bencic, 6-3, 6-4, in the final of the Tianjin Open on Sunday for …

Upset-filled Saturdays only strengthen looming playoff

By Tribune-Review
David Cutcliffe was like the rest of us, camped out in front of his television, mesmerized by what he was seeing. “I got to do what everybody else did,” the Duke coach said, looking back on one of the great …

Harris: Red River Rivalry renewed

By John Harris
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops vividly recalls the first time he coached against Texas in one of the nation’s longest college football rivalries: the Red River …

As coach predicted, Jeannette grad Cox playing big role for Michigan State

By Brian Knavish
Entering this season, Michigan State defensive backs coach Harlon Barnett made some predictions regarding safety Demetrious Cox. “He’s ready to show what he can do,” …

Harris: Mississippi programs having historic football seasons

By John Harris
Mississippi and Mississippi State are ranked in the top five this week, tied for third overall. That’s never occurred in the history of college football …

Harris: LSU coach Miles opts to start freshman QB

By John Harris
LSU coach Les Miles has a quarterback quandary. Some coaches search hopefully for one starter, others hopelessly. Miles has two legitimate candidates on his No. 15 Tigers. Some quandary. Miles debated whether to start promising freshman Brandon Harris against No. …

Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

By The Associated Press
BALTIMORE — Police arrested Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on a DUI charge early Tuesday, and officials say he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests …

Harris: Stoops turning around moribund football program

By John Harris
The last time Kentucky defeated an SEC opponent, current Florida assistant Joker Phillips was in charge. Phillips was released by his alma mater following three …

Europeans reign at Ryder Cup

By The Associated Press
GLENEAGLES, Scotland — The tone was set by Rory McIlroy, the best player in the world. The winning shot came from Jamie Donaldson, a Ryder …

College football extra: Wisconsin running back no flash in pan

By John Harris
Wisconsin’s run-dominated offense did wonders for Terrell Fletcher in 1994 and Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne five years later. It did wonders for Montee Ball in 2012, and it has been a perfect fit for junior Melvin Gordon. Gordon finished …

Harris: No joy for Brady’s bunch at Michigan

By John Harris
In Brady Hoke’s first season as coach, Michigan went 11-2 and won the Sugar Bowl. What’s Hoke done lately for the Wolverines? Not so much. …

College football extra: Power 5 programs mining junior college talent

By John Harris
Thursday night’s nationally televised game between No. 5 Auburn and No. 20 Kansas State showcased a growing trend in a sport that normally lavishes praise …

Harris: Quarterback Jerry Neuheisel follows in his father’s footsteps at UCLA

By John Harris
Like father, like son. The plan was for the father to coach his son, but everything changed when the father was fired. Still, former UCLA …

College football extra: Sundays can wait for Georgia star RB

By John Harris
Heisman Trophy candidate Todd Gurley plays running back and he’s really good, which means he probably won’t return to Georgia for his senior year. Due …