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Last Update on October 25, 2014 05:35 GMT

BLUE JACKETS-DUCKS

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Corey Perry and defenseman Sami Vatanen scored power-play goals in the first period, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Friday night for their seventh consecutive victory.

John Gibson, starting in net for the first time since losing 6-4 in his hometown of Pittsburgh on opening night, faced just 17 shots as the two-time defending Pacific Division champions improved to 7-1. Last season, the Ducks also won seven straight after a season-opening loss at Colorado.

Scott Hartnell had a power-play goal for the Blue Jackets and Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves.

Anaheim's Ryan Getzlaf scored into an empty net with 2:27 remaining.

SOUTH FLORIDA-CINCINNATI

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Gunner Kiel threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score before hurting his ribs again, and Munchie Legaux took it from there Friday night, scoring a notable touchdown of his own while Cincinnati pulled away to a 34-17 victory over South Florida.

The Bearcats (4-3, 2-1 American Athletic) took advantage of the Bulls' many mistakes and got their second straight lopsided win. They also came away with more worries at quarterback.

Kiel has played the last five games with bruised ribs. He aggravated the injury on a scramble in the closing seconds of the first half, which finished with the Bearcats up 20-3.

The Bulls (3-5, 2-2) switched quarterbacks but couldn't pull off a second straight comeback. They had the biggest comeback in school history a week earlier, rallying from a 27-7 halftime deficit to a 38-30 win over Tulsa.

Legaux, who overcame a career-threatening knee injury early last season, had an emotional moment early in the fourth quarter. He ran 9 yards on his rebuilt left knee for his first touchdown since his comeback, slid on his knees at the back of the end zone and put his head on the ground, cradling the ball.

T25-OHIO ST-PENN ST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A Beaver Stadium crowd of more than 100,000 will be wearing the dominant color of Penn State's iconic yet plain helmets when the Nittany Lions host No. 13 Ohio State on white-out night.

The place will be really loud. And that's just the way Buckeyes defensive end Joey Bosa likes it.

Bosa, one of the best pass-rushers and play-disrupters in the nation, says he plays better when he's in foreign territory and challenged by a raucous, partisan stadium.

The Nittany Lions (4-2, 1-2 Big Ten) are hoping to end a two-game skid on Saturday night. The Buckeyes (5-1, 2-0) might just be the hottest team at the college level right now, winning four in a row by an average score of 56-17.

BENGALS-GREEN

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Bengals receiver A.J. Green is expected to miss a pivotal AFC North game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday because of an injured right big toe.

The Pro Bowl receiver was listed as doubtful on Friday. He's missed the last two games with the injury, suffered during a season-opening win in Baltimore. The Ravens (5-2) can take control of the division with a win over the defending champion Bengals (3-2-1) at Paul Brown Stadium.

Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict was listed as probable with a strained neck. He's missed two games because of concussions.

Cornerback Leon Hall also was probable. He had to leave a 27-0 loss to Indianapolis last Sunday with a back injury.

RAIDERS-INJURIES

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Oakland Raiders cornerback DJ Hayden could be activated from the physically unable to perform list in time for Sunday's game in Cleveland.

Hayden completed his second week of practice Friday but has yet to be fully cleared to play. The 12th overall pick in 2013, Hayden underwent foot surgery in the offseason -- his fourth operation since suffering a near-fatal heart injury in college.

Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano has been encouraged by Hayden's progress and noted the biggest hurdle the second-year cornerback needs to clear is conditioning.

The news isn't as encouraging for defensive end LaMarr Woodley and safety Usama Young. Both are expected to be placed on injured reserve before the winless Raiders play the Browns. Woodley has a biceps injury while Young is out due to a knee injury.

National Sports News

Last Update on October 26, 2014 00:36 GMT

T25-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- Mississippi State was a winner in its first game since climbing to the top of The Associated Press college football poll two weeks ago.

Dak Prescott accounted for three touchdowns and Josh Robinson rushed for two TDs to lead the Bulldogs' offense in a 45-31 win against Kentucky. Prescott ran for TDs of 2 and 11 yards, and hit Brandon Hill for an 8-yard TD.

Robinson's 73-yard touchdown run early in the fourth gave Mississippi State a 38-24 lead.

In other top-25 action:

-- Jeremy Langford ran for 177 yards and three touchdowns to help eighth-ranked Michigan State clobber Michigan 35-11. RJ Williamson scored on a 29-yard interception return in the third quarter, and Connor Cook threw a 70-yard touchdown pass to Tony Lippett later that period.

-- Trevone Boykin threw a school-record seven touchdown passes and 10th-ranked TCU showcased a new fast-paced offense by scoring the most points in its history in an 82-27 rout of Texas Tech. Boykin had two scoring tosses each to Josh Doctson and Deante Gray, who had a 92-yarder about 2 minutes before Ty Slanina caught a 57-yard touchdown that gave TCU 61 points midway through the third quarter.

-- No 11 Kansas State blanked Texas 23-0 as Matthew McCrane kicked three field goals and DeMarcus Robinson and Charles Jones each ran for a touchdown. Jake Waters threw for 224 yards, and Tyler Lockett had eight catches for 103 yards for the 6-1 Wildcats

-- Sixteenth-ranked Nebraska got 225 yards rushing and three touchdowns from Ameer Abdullah as he set a school record with 341 all-purpose yards in the Cornhuskers' 42-24 win over Rutgers. Abdullah surpassed 200 yards rushing for a nation-leading fourth time this season and fifth time in his career, leading Nebraska to a 7-1 record and a 3-1 mark in Big Ten play.

-- Wendell Smallwood ran for a career-high 132 yards to help No. 22 West Virginia defeat Oklahoma State 34-10. Clint Trickett passed for 238 yards and two touchdowns, and Mario Alford caught seven passes for a season-high 136 yards for the 6-2 Mountaineers.

-- Devon Johnson rushed for a school-record 272 yards and four touchdowns to lead No. 23 Marshall past Florida Atlantic 35-16. Johnson had touchdown runs of 58, 62, 66 and 7 yards for the Thundering Herd, who overcame their first halftime deficit of the season to remain one of four unbeaten teams remaining in the FBS.

-- UCLA blew a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter before quarterback Brett Hundley scored on an 8-yard touchdown run in double overtime to give the 25th-ranked Bruins a 40-37 victory over Colorado. Hundley rushed for 110 yards and also threw for 200 yards and one TD.

NFL-BUCS

UNDATED (AP) -- Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has signed a seven-year extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The $98 million deal makes McCoy the highest-paid player at his position. A 2013 All-Pro, McCoy will get $51.5 million guaranteed, the most ever given to a defensive tackle in NFL history. His new deal will average $14 million per year.

NFL-LIONS

LONDON (AP) -- When Detroit and Atlanta square off Sunday in London, the Lions won't have defensive tackle C.J. Mosley on the sidelines. He was sent home on Saturday and suspended by the Lions for an unspecified violation of team rules. Detroit says in a release that Mosley engaged in detrimental conduct and is suspended for two weeks. The 31-year-old Mosley has played in all seven games this season for the Lions, with no starts. He has 2 1/2 sacks.

NFL-TITANS

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) -- Titans running back Shonn Greene was arrested for allegedly parking in a handicapped space and speeding away while an officer was issuing him a citation. Franklin, Tennessee, police Sgt. Charles Warner says Greene surrendered Friday night after being told warrants had been obtained for his arrest. Greene was released on $2,000 bond. He is due in court Nov. 13.

NHL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- Not only did the Sabres win a game this afternoon, they actually scored more than one goal.

Cody Hodgson and Nicolas Deslauriers (deh-LOHR'-ee-ay) scored during the first six minutes of the third period to give the Sabres a 2-0 lead in a 2-1 victory over slumping San Jose. The Sabres had scored just once in their last 14 periods of play before Hodgson beat Alex Stalock (STAY'-lahk) with 16:17 left. Deslauriers gave Buffalo its first two-goal lead since Oct. 14 at Carolina, the only other time the Sabres have had a multi-goal lead this season.

Michal Neuvirth (NOY'-vahrth) made 15 of his 29 saves in the final period to help the Sabres improve to 2-7-0.

San Jose has dropped four straight since a 4-0-1 start.

NBA-CAVALIERS

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cavaliers have exercised the fourth-year contract option on guard Dion Waiters. The fourth overall pick in the 2012 draft by Cleveland, Waiters will start in the Cavs backcourt with Kyrie (KY'-ree) Irving.

The Cavs were expected to pick up the option worth $5.1 million on Waiters, who averaged 15.3 point last season.

PGA-McGLADREY CLASSIC

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) -- There's a two-way tie for the lead after the third round of the PGA's McGladrey Classic in South Carolina. Andrew Svoboda and Will MacKenzie each finished play at 12-under-par. MacKenzie earned his share of the lead by shooting a 5-under-65 while Svoboda shot a 4-under-66.

Russell Henley is one back.

CHAMPIONS TOUR-SAN ANTONIO

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Marco Dawson is the leader through 36 holes of the three-round AT&T Championship in San Antonio. Dawson followed Friday's 65 with a 5-under 67 for a one-shot edge over Woody Austin in the season-ending Champions Tour event.

Wes Short Jr. is two strokes back and one ahead of Michael Allen, Scott Hoch (hohk) and Jay Haas.

LPGA TOUR

HAINAN ISLAND, China (AP) -- American Jessica Korda is the leader after two rounds of the rain-shortened LPGA event in China. She rebounded from an opening hole double bogey for a share of the lead with South Africa's Lee-Anne Pace. They stand 11-under-par.

American's Michelle Wie (wee) and Brittany Lang will start the last round at 9-under.

TENNIS-WTA FINALS

SINGAPORE (AP) -- Serena Williams is in the final of the WTA Finals after beating Caroline Wozniacki (wohz-nee-AK'-ee) in a third-set tiebreaker, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6. Williams remains on course for a third-straight title in the season-ending championships.

Her opponent in Sunday's final will be Simona Halep (HAL'-ehp), who beat Williams 6-0, 6-2 early in the round-robin tournament. The loss was the American's most lopsided defeat in 16 years.

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