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Villanova still No. 1, Virginia and Purdue rise in AP Top 25

Duke was the ACC's preseason favorite and North Carolina the defending national champion. The conference leader and highest-ranked team so far: Virginia. Picked to finish sixth in the ACC preseason poll, the Cavaliers (15-1, 4-0) have...Show More Summary

No. 23 Michigan takes aim at ailing Maryland

Michigan, despite being unranked last week and losing a game, got into the AP Top 25 at No. 23 heading into its game against Maryland on Monday night at the Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor, Mich. The reason for coach John Beilein's team ascension into the rankings? The loss last week was a close one at home to then-No. Show More Summary

Texas Tech fined, WVU's Harris reprimanded after court-storm

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- The Big 12 fined Texas Tech $25,000 and reprimanded West Virginia forward Wes Harris for hitting a fan who joined thousands of others in storming the court during a weekend postgame celebration. Big 12 Commissioner...Show More Summary

AP POLL ALERT: ACC leader Virginia up to No. 2 in AP Top 25 men's hoops; Purdue rises to No. 3 as Villanova stays at top

NEW YORK (AP) -- AP POLL ALERT: ACC leader Virginia up to No. 2 in AP Top 25 men's hoops; Purdue rises to No. 3 as Villanova stays at top.

Raptors' Kyle Lowry makes $1 million donation to Villanova

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry has made a $1 million donation to Villanova, his alma mater. The money will be used to upgrade the home locker room at the Pavilion, where the Philadelphia native spends the offseason...Show More Summary

USC players emotional about De'Anthony Melton ruled out

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Getting official word that De'Anthony Melton won't play for Southern California this season only intensified his teammates' emotions. Leading scorer Chimezie Metu, a close friend of Melton's, is particularly upset,...Show More Summary

Hall's 25 lead No. 3 Virginia past NC State 68-51

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Virginia's lead was still 11, but North Carolina State was trying to rally and a sense of unease was growing at John Paul Jones Arena. There were eight minutes to play, and the Wolfpack were on an 11-2 run. For Devon Hall, that meant time to do something. He got the ball on the right baseline, drove hard and laid it in. Show More Summary

USC rides 14 3-pointers to 84-67 victory over Utah

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Southern California played with a chip on its shoulder. First, the Trojans were still mad about teammate De'Anthony Melton being held out this season. Second, they didn't like the reminders Utah was dropping about...Show More Summary

Ohio St. beats Rutgers 68-46, improves to 6-0 in Big 10

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Ohio State opened up the season without much expectation. So, making the Top 25 and leading the Big Ten surely wasn't anticipated. Now, when the new weekly rankings come out, the Buckeyes will likely have both. ''We had talked about it a little bit,'' first-year coach Chris Holtmann said. Show More Summary

No. 2 West Virginia ready for No. 12 Kansas

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Kansas basketball fans must dig deep into the archives, nearly three decades deep, to unearth the last time their team lost five straight games at an opponent's arena. No. 2 West Virginia hopes to pull off the rare feat Monday night at WVU Coliseum. The No. Show More Summary

Hoosiers use 2nd half surge to pull away from Northwestern

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana has figured out how to win with style - Archie Miller's style. The Hoosiers have embraced the tough, defensive-minded concept of their new coach and it paid off big-time Sunday. On a day Robert Johnson...Show More Summary

UMass rallies behind Pipkins to beat Saint Joseph's 72-69

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- Luwane Pipkins scored 27 points and made all six of his free throws in the final 35 seconds and Massachusetts completed a comeback win and beat Saint Joseph's 72-69 on Sunday. Shevar Newkirk - who scored six of the Hawks' last 10 points - missed a 3-pointer and a chance to tie with two seconds left. Show More Summary

No. 23 Florida State trying to rest before facing Boston College

BOSTON -- After surviving a double-overtime scare at home against Syracuse, No. 23 Florida State has a quick turnaround when it visits Boston College for another ACC game on Monday night. And the theme leading up to the game will beShow More Summary

Missouri St. fends off Indiana St. 76-73 behind Johnson

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Alize Johnson scored 21 points with 16 rebounds Jarred Dixon scored 15 points and Missouri State held off Indiana State 76-73 on Sunday. Ryan Kreklow made two 3-pointers in the last 71 seconds of the first half to put the Bears out front 40-30. Show More Summary

UPDATE 3-World Rankings

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Jan 15 (Opta) - The World Rankings on Dec 31 Rnk Prv Total 1. (1) Dustin Hunter Johnson (US) 468.41 2. (2) Jordan Spieth (US) 441.98 3. (3) Justin Thomas (US) 434.75 4. (4) Jon Rahm (Spain) 322.17 5. (5) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 388.06 6. (6) Justin Rose (England) 352.71 7. (7) Rickie Fowler (US) 326.16 8. (8) Brooks Koepka (US)

LPGA Rankings

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Dec 18 (Opta) - The LPGA Rankings Rnk Prv Total 1. (1) Shanshan Feng (China PR) 399.90 2. (2) Sung Hyun Park (Korea Republic) 418.51 3. (3) So-Yeon Ryu (Korea Republic) 368.06 4. (4) Lexi Thompson (US) 332.00 5. (5) In Gee Chun (Korea Republic) 307.61 6. (6) Ariya Jutanugarn (Thailand) 369.45 7. (7) Anna Nordqvist (Sweden) 307.01 8. (8) I.K. Kim (Korea Republic) 241.

PGATour FedEx Cup Rankings

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Dec 31 (Opta) - The PGA Rankings Rnk Prv Total 1. (1) Patton Kizzire (US) 659 2. (2) Pat Perez (US) 646 3. (3) Austin Cook (US) 563 4. (4) Brendan Steele (US) 556 5. (5) Patrick Cantlay (US) 555 6. (6) Justin Rose (England) 550 7. (7) Just

EuropeanTour Rankings

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Jun 25 (Opta) - The European Tour Rankings Rnk Prv Total 1. (1) Sergio Garcia (Spain) EUR 2,701,628 2. (2) Tommy Fleetwood (England) 2,480,253 3. (3) Jon Rahm (Spain) 1,518,783 4. (4) Alexander Noren (Sweden) 1,465,046 5. (5) Justin Rose (England) 1,288,731 6. (6) Bernd Wiesberger (Austria)

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