The Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks lie on opposite ends of the NHL standings spectrum, but their respective trends have swapped ahead of a Thursday night clash in Boston. Three consecutive regulation losses have dropped Boston from the No. 1 overall spot in the league, while San Jose is within two points of climbing out of the basement after banking back-to-back wins. The Bruins’ struggles amid a stretch of nine games in 16 days
Fresh off its biggest victory of the young season, Texas Tech takes on another challenge Thursday with a road game against Butler as part of the inaugural Big East-Big 12 Battle. The Red Raiders rolled past Michigan 73-57 last week at the Battle for Atlantis to finish 2-1 at the event. The Bulldogs (5-2) delivered a similar showing in Orlando at the ESPN Events Invitational, with back-to-back wins against Penn State and Boise State after
With six wins in as many games, No. 25 Oklahoma is off to its best start since the 2015-16 club began its season with a 12-0 record. The Sooners will look to continue their good fortune on Thursday when they host Arkansas-Pine Bluff in Norman, Okla. The Sooners (6-0) earned the spot in the AP Top 25 poll by defeating both Iowa and Southern California in the Rady Children’s Invitational last week. Oklahoma sophomore guard
No. 16 Texas will look to continue to grow as a team when it hosts Texas State on Thursday. The Longhorns (5-1) remain at home in Austin, Texas, after a dominating 86-63 win over Wyoming on Sunday. Star transfer guard Max Abmas, who began his career at Oral Roberts, poured in a season-high 23 points. “The players I have around me are really good players, too,” Abmas said. “I’ve had to score a whole lot
Creighton took a fierce beating in its last outing when an offense that topped 80 points in each of its first five games couldn’t even score 50. The No. 15 Bluejays will strive to regain their offensive form when they visit Oklahoma State on Thursday night. Creighton (5-1) will be playing in Stillwater for the first time since 1997. The Bluejays have lost five straight in the city since beating the Cowboys there in 1943.
Liberty will be hunting for an upset when it visits 13th-ranked Florida Atlantic on Thursday night in Boca Raton, Fla. The Flames, who posted a 27-9 record last season, is off to a 6-0 start to this campaign. Liberty has highlighted that run with wins over Charlotte, Wichita State, Furman and Vermont. The Flames, a dominant team in the Atlantic Sun over the past five years, have moved up to Conference USA. Liberty coach Ritchie
While the Brooklyn Nets were unable to advance in the NBA’s in-season tournament, they earned something more important for the road ahead: another victory Tuesday. The Nets pushed themselves over the .500 mark for the third time with their second three-game winning streak of the season. Brooklyn’s attempt at a fourth straight victory comes Thursday night when it plays host to the Charlotte Hornets. When the Nets reeled off their first three-game winning streak, Oct.
The Miami Heat still do not know whether star forward Jimmy Butler will be available Thursday when they play host to the Indiana Pacers. Miami, which has lost three straight games, will also host Indiana on Saturday. Butler has an ankle injury, which has caused him to miss each of the past two games. He ranks third on the team in scoring with 20.7 points per game. In addition to Butler, the Heat have other
After one week spent outside the projected field of four, Florida State moved back to No. 4 in Tuesday’s latest College Football Playoff rankings. That should mean the Seminoles (12-0) control their own destiny when quarterback Tate Rodemaker leads them against No. 14 Louisville in the ACC championship game on Saturday night in Charlotte, N.C. When Washington supplanted Florida State for the No. 4 spot a week ago, Seminoles coach Mike Norvell wasn’t fazed, saying
Tulane has been the best team in the American Athletic Conference for the last two seasons. SMU would like to unseat the Green Wave as AAC champions in its final game before departing for the Atlantic Coast Conference next year. The No. 22 Green Wave (11-1) and Mustangs (10-2) will meet in the AAC Championship Game on Saturday in New Orleans. The teams did not play during the regular season. Tulane is the highest-ranked team