NEW YORK (AP) — Phrase got here to Coastal Carolina on Wednesday that essentially the most important dwelling recreation within the historical past of this system was in severe jeopardy.
The 14th-ranked Chanticleers had been scheduled to face No. 25 Liberty on Saturday in an sudden High-25 matchup that persuaded ESPN to ship ”Faculty GameDay” to Conway, South Carolina, for the primary time.
However COVID-19 had crept into the Liberty program. Coastal Carolina wanted a Plan B – as in BYU. Coach Kalani Sitake’s eighth-ranked Cougars have been primed to pounce on quick discover if the chance arose to bolster their probabilities to succeed in a serious bowl.
With ESPN and the Solar Belt Convention’s help, Coastal Carolina and BYU finalized a deal Thursday morning to play a recreation about 56 hours later.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – No spectators might be allowed on the Rose Bowl for the Faculty Soccer Playoff semifinal on Jan. 1 due to COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the state, county and metropolis of Pasadena.
The Match of Roses mentioned it requested particular permission to permit for a restricted variety of spectators or a choose variety of company of gamers and coaches on the 90,888-seat stadium however was denied.
Los Angeles County is below a stay-home order that took impact this week and runs by means of mid-December. Pasadena has its personal public well being division and may set its personal guidelines, however has largely adopted the county’s lead in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Anthony Davis finalized a five-year contract value as much as $190 million to return to the Los Angeles Lakers.
In the future after LeBron James agreed to a two-year, $85 million contract extension with the Lakers by means of 2022-23, Davis dedicated to the Lakers by means of the 2024-25 season. Agent Wealthy Paul of Klutch Sports activities, who represents each Davis and James, confirmed the phrases of each offers to The Related Press.
Normal supervisor Rob Pelinka introduced each of his All-NBA first-team superstars had agreed to new contracts Thursday night time with out disclosing their phrases. James and Davis gained an NBA championship within the first season of their partnership, and Los Angeles is again to work in coaching camp this week with a stable probability to repeat.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Luka Garza scored 35 factors, 30 within the first half, and grabbed 10 rebounds as No. 3 Iowa stayed unbeaten with a 99-58 win over Western Illinois.
Jack Nunge, taking part in his first recreation this season following the loss of life of his father, matched his profession excessive with 18 factors for Iowa (3-0). Joe Wieskamp added 11 factors and Patrick McCaffery scored 10 for the Hawkeyes.
Garza reached 30 factors within the first half for the second consecutive recreation. He had 36 by halftime of final Friday’s 103-76 victory over Southern.
It was the nineteenth straight recreation of 20 factors or extra for Garza, the lone unanimous choice on The Related Press preseason All-America group.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Raina Perez made a 3-pointer with 3:07 left that put No. 8 North Carolina State forward to remain and the Wolfpack ended No. 1 South Carolina’s 29-game successful streak with a 54-46 victory.
The Wolfpack (3-0) beat a top-ranked opponent for the primary time since knocking off Duke within the 2007 Atlantic Coast Convention Match.
South Carolina (3-1) misplaced for the primary time since falling to Indiana on Nov. 28, 2019, and the primary time at dwelling since a 68-64 loss to Mississippi State within the regular-season finale two seasons in the past.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) – Russell Knox shot a 6-under 65 at breezy and moist El Camaleon Golf Membership to take the first-round lead within the PGA Tour’s Mayakoba Golf Basic.
The 35-year-old Scot birdied 5 of the final six holes on his opening 9, then performed the ultimate 9 in 1 below with a bogey on the par-4 second and birdies on the par-5 fifth and par-4 sixth.
Chile’s Joaquin Niemann was a stroke again with Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo and American Tom Hoge.
THE COLONY, Texas (AP) – Charley Hull fought by means of chilly and windy situations to take the first-round lead within the LPGA Tour’s Volunteers of America Basic.
The 24-year-old Englishwoman shot a 3-under 69, making six birdies and three bogeys at Outdated American Golf Membership with the afternoon temperature solely climbing into the excessive 40s.
Jessica Korda, Jennifer Kupcho and Pornanong Phatlum had been a stroke again within the remaining occasion earlier than the U.S. Girls’s Open subsequent week at Champions Golf Membership in Houston.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – Annika Sorenstam was elected president of the Worldwide Golf Federation, changing the outgoing Peter Dawson.
Sorenstam, a 72-time winner on the LPGA Tour and former No. 1, will take up the place on Jan. 1. The Swede was elected in the course of the IGF’s digital board assembly and her first main job might be to assist oversee the federation’s strategic planning for subsequent 12 months’s Tokyo Olympics.
The 50-year-old Sorenstam was a number one ambassador for golf’s bid to develop into an Olympic sport on the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Video games.