Week 12: Defensive struggle; Trying to go bowling

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2017, file photo, Michigan defensive lineman Maurice Hurst (73) goes up against the Rutgers line during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich. No. 5 Wisconsin will face its sternest test yet this season when No. 19 Michigan visits Camp Randall Stadium in the home season finale. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Maybe a few upsets will liven up a weekend college football schedule that looks as if it will be full of blowouts.

Big 12 title matchup maybe easy, or all tied up

FILE- In this Oct. 28, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley greets wide receiver Marquise Brown (5) as he comes back to the bench during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. The most straightforward championship game scenario for the Big 12 would be No. 3 Oklahoma and No. 11 TCU both winning their remaining two games and meeting again Dec. 2. Then again, nothing ever seems to come that easy for the Big 12. “Look, there's never a perfect answer. We've always said that, and everybody knows that,” Riley said. “The best thing being is you're going to have the best two teams in the league playing again there on the last week." (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

The most straightforward championship game scenario for the Big 12 would be No. 3 Oklahoma and No. 11 TCU both winning their last two games and meeting again Dec. 2.

Altuve wins AL MVP, Stanton earns NL honor

FILE - In this July 2, 2017, file photo, New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, right, and Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve have a conversation during the first inning of a baseball game in Houston. Altuve and Judge are the favorites for the AL MVP award, to be announced Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)

Altuve won the American League MVP award over New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge by a wide margin while Giancarlo Stanton won the NL MVP, edging Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds in the closest vote since 1979.

Truex maintains role as favorite at NASCAR media day

FILE - In this May 12, 2017, file photo, driver Brad Keselowski (2) dons his helmet before practicing for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. In the Cup Series, the finale features Martin Truex Jr., Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

Martin Truex Jr., Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch addressed media members at Friday’s press conference in South Beach ahead of Sunday’s championship race.

Hardaway hits late 3 to lift Knicks over Jazz 106-101

New York Knicks and fans celebrate after Tim Hardway Jr. (3) scored during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Hardaway Jr. and the New York Knicks expect opponents to bring a little extra at Madison Square Garden. A few nights after a deflating loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Hardaway made sure the Knicks held home court Wednesday night.

Ducks beat slumping Bruins, 4-2

Members of the Anaheim Ducks celebrate after Kevin Roy's first NHL career goal, as Boston Bruins skate past during the first period of a hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Roy and Josh Manson played their college hockey in Boston at Northeastern, and the Anaheim Ducks’ two Huskies couldn’t deny an extra jump in their stride when they got the chance to hurt the Bruins with big goals.

Broncos bench rookie returner, Lynch’s workload increases

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) meet after an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Denver. The Patriots won 41-16. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The slumping Denver Broncos have a new punt returner and a new backup outside linebacker. They might be getting a fresh face at quarterback soon, too.

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