MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points and hit back-to-back 3-pointers in the final 1:47 to spark a decisive run, helping No. 15 Xavier to pull away late for an 80-70 win over Wisconsin. J.P. Macura added 20 points for the Musketeers, who won at a tough road venue following two easy home nonconference victories to open the season.
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) - Jarron Cumberland led Cincinnati's opening blitz of 13 made shots, and the 12th-ranked Bearcats pulled away to a 97-54 victory over Coppin State. The Bearcats piled up 107 and 102 points while beating Savannah State and Western Carolina, and were trying to reach triple digits in three straight games for the first time in school history. They wound up dribbling out the clock at the end with the big lead.
NEW YORK (AP) - Houston Astros dynamo Jose Altuve has won the American League MVP award, towering over New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge by a wide margin. The 5-foot-6 Altuve drew 27 of the 30 first-place votes in balloting by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton won the National League MVP award, barely edging Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds. Marlins new team executive Derek Jeter says the club is listening to trade offers on Stanton.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Keita Bates-Diop, Jae'Sean Tate and Micah Potter scored 17 points apiece to help Ohio State hold off Texas Southern for an 82-64 win. Bates-Diop added 12 rebounds.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Jaguars are making a road trip that looks like a trap. Their sights at 6-3 are on making the playoffs this season. Jacksonville carries a three-game winning streak into its matchup against the winless Browns. The Jags have the NFL's stingiest defense and lead the league in sacks. But they can't overlook the Browns. Cleveland has shown improvement in recent weeks and is trying to save coach Hue Jackson's job.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Eli Pemberton scored a career-high 27 points and Rokas Gustys made two free throws with 1:40 left to snap a tie to lead Hofstra over Dayton 72-69 in the first round of the Charleston Classic. The Pride will take on Clemson in the semifinals on Friday while the Flyers will face Ohio.
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