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Pirates plunder Paris: La Vega flexes muscle in trenches, advances to regional final, 38-20

FRISCO — After a couple of blowouts to start the playoffs, La Vega expected a much stiffer test from Paris on in the regional semifinals.

No December without 'D': Even in age of prolific scoring, playoff runs demand defense

While offense often takes center stage, when it comes to Centex playoff teams, it’s a bit hard to completely overlook the defensive side of the football — defense not only wins championships, it wins playoff games along the road, too.

College Football

2 Clemson players suspended for season; NCAA rejects appeal

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson tight end Braden Galloway and offensive lineman Zach Giella will miss next season after an NCAA panel rejecte…

Maryland physicians to be employed outside athletics

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland will have medical staff tending to the school's sports teams employed outside of the at…

Texas gives football coach Herman 2-year contract extension

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tom Herman's Texas Longhorns won 10 games for the first time in a decade. Now the school is giving him a guaranteed co…

AP Top 25 Podcast: Fitzgerald on transfers, Wildcats new QB

Coming off a surprising appearance in the Big Ten title game, Northwestern and coach Pat Fitzgerald replace a four-year starting quarterbac…

Retrial set for Texas teen charged with killing his parents

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas teenager is set to be tried again on capital murder charges in the shooting deaths of his mother and his father, who…

NFL Network to broadcast 10 Conference USA football games

DALLAS (AP) — The NFL Network and Conference USA have agreed to a four-year partnership that will put 10 of the league's Saturday football …