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Football innovators Spurrier, Malzahn good friends

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier reacts after a play during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Furman in Columbia, S.C.,  Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. South Carolina won 41-10. (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Auburn coach Gus Malzahn hates to finish second-best at anything, yet he’s got no choice but to yield on one thing: his friend and South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is the better golfer.

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Compton among early leaders at Sea Island

Padraig Harrington, of Ireland, watches his tee shot on the ninth hole during the first round of the McGladrey Classic golf tournament on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Erik Compton made two quick birdies in the morning chill and wound up with a 5-under 65. He was among three players tied for the early lead Thursday in the McGladrey Classic.

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New Jersey files defense of sports betting effort

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Claims that New Jersey’s plan to allow legal sports gambling violates federal law are meritless, the state wrote in a court filing in response to efforts by four major U.S. pro sports leagues and the NCAA to stop gambling from beginning this weekend.

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New Mexico wants home of noted artist recognized

Sculptor Luis Jimenez, is photographed in March 2003 at his Hondo, N.M. studio with the mockette sculpture "Mustang" along with the larger piece commissioned for display at the Denver International Airport.  New Mexico preservation officials are pushing for the home and studios of Jimenez to be added to the National Register of Historic Properties. Jimenez, a successful but often controversial sculptor whose work has been displayed at the Smithsonian and the Museum of Modern Art, died in 2006. (AP Photo/Dick George via The Corpus Christi Caller-Times)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Artist Luis Jimenez is credited with helping transform the definition of public art in the U.S. with his larger-than-life, debate-provoking fiberglass sculptures.

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WVU QB Trickett gets scare from dad’s health issue

West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett (9) looks for a receiver during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Baylor in Morgantown, W.Va., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. West Virginia won 41-27. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett says finding out that his father was in the hospital was shocking and emotional.

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