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Central Florida upsets No. 8 Louisville

The Knights rally from a 28-7 deficit to knock off the unbeaten Cardinals.

October 18, 2013|Staff and wire reports
  • Central Florida running back Storm Johnson evades Louisville defensive tackle Brandon Dunn on a touchdown run during their game Friday night.
Central Florida running back Storm Johnson evades Louisville defensive… (Andy Lyons / Getty Images )

Blake Bortles threw a two-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Godfrey with 23 seconds left and Central Florida stunned No. 8 Louisville by rallying for a 38-35 victory on Friday night at Louisville, Ky., ending the Cardinals' perfect start.

Down 28-7 midway through the third quarter, the Knights (5-2, 2-0 American Athletic Conference) scored three touchdowns in a 7:22 span to tie the score. Louisville (6-1, 2-1) reclaimed the lead on Dominique Brown's 15-yard run with three minutes to go, but the Knights drove 75 yards in 11 plays to take the lead for good.

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Investigators said Eastern Michigan wide receiver Demarius Reed was shot multiple times in what may have been a robbery. Police in Ypsilanti, Mich., said that personal items were taken from the 20-year-old junior from Chicago. Reed's body was found by his roommate about 7:15 a.m. Friday in the hallway of an off-campus apartment. Results of an autopsy were not immediately available. No arrests have been made. Reed played in six games this season, catching 15 passes for 181 yards and a touchdown.

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Grambling canceled its game Saturday against Jackson State because disgruntled players refused to travel to Jackson, Miss. Southwestern Athletic Conference Grambling spokesman Will Sutton said that the Southwestern Athletic Conference had labeled the game as a "no contest" and that university officials would have no further comment. Several media outlets reported that players did not attend practice Wednesday and Thursday because of issues with program and school leadership. Grambling (0-7) has changed coaches twice in about two months.

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The NCAA reinstated Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix for Saturday's game after he served a two-game suspension for accepting a short-tern loan of less than $500 from an assistant strength coach, according to a statement released by Alabama.

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Miami wide receiver Phillip Dorsett is expected to miss up to six weeks with a partially torn ligament in his left knee.

GOLF: Webb Simpson leads at Las Vegas

Webb Simpson shot an eight-under 63 to reach 15-under 127 for a four-stroke lead after the second round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. The four-stroke lead broke the tournament second-round record of three set by Lon Hinkle in 1984 and matched by Rich Fehr in 1996 — both when the event was 90 holes.

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Amy Yang overcame early jitters while playing in her home country, shooting a five-under 67 to finish in a four-way tie for the lead after the first round of the KEB HanaBank Championship at Incheon, South Korea.

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Bernhard Langer birdied the final hole for a six-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead with Anders Forsbrand and Dick Mast in the Greater Hickory Classic at Conover, N.C.

ETC.: Mexico fires Vucetich, hires Herrera

Mexico's national soccer federation made it official Friday: Victor Manuel Vucetich is out as coach of the national team and Miguel Herrera is in. Herrera, the manager of Liga MX team Club America, is the fourth national team coach in six weeks. His appointment is technically just a "loan" from Club America, with his national team job guaranteed only through Mexico's two-leg playoff with New Zealand. The winner of the playoff, which will be held next month, will advance to the World Cup in Brazil next summer. Vucetich also managed just two games, but one of them was last week's win over Panama that kept Mexico's World Cup hopes alive.

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FC Dallas announced the resignation of Coach Schellas Hyndman effective at the end of the season.

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Cuban slugger Jose Abreu has agreed to a six-year, $68-million contract with the Chicago White Sox, a person familiar with the situation said.

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Samantha Stosur will play doubles partner Svetlana Kuznetsova in the women's semifinals of the Kremlin Cup at Moscow after each swept their quarterfinals matches. In the men's quarterfinals, top-seeded Richard Gasquet and defending champion Andreas Seppi advanced.

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Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga outlasted Dominic Thiem, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (3), to reach the semifinals of the Erste Bank Open at Vienna, where he'll next play Robin Haase. In the other semifinal, second-seeded Tommy Haas of Germany will play Lukas Rosol.

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French wild-card Benoit Paire beat second-seeded Milos Raonic, 7-6 (3), 6-3, in the Stockholm Open quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Paire will play against seventh-seeded Grigor Dimitrov, and top-seeded David Ferrer will face fifth-seeded Ernests Gulbis.

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Top-ranked Rafael Nadal has pulled out of next week's Swiss Indoors at Basel because of fatigue.

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Bum Phillips, the Texas football icon who coached the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints, died Friday. He was 90. (More in Obituaries

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