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SAN DIEGO â ???? Matt Mitchell and Jordan Schakel each scored 15 points, and the state of San Diego used their disruptive defenses and 3-point shots to beat No. 22 UCLA 73-58 Wednesday night at the season opener for both teams.

Mitchell and Schakel took a 3-0 lead early in the second half and the Aztecs dominated the rest of the way in the empty Viejas Arena. Aguek Arop and Terrell Gomez each scored 10 points for SDSU, which was 30-2 last season and was expecting the highest seed ever in the NCAA tournament before being canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mitchell and Schakel each scored three 3-point points, and the Aztecs, selected as the Mountain West Conference regular season champions, came out 9 of 23 behind the arch.

UCLA, which played on SDSU’s home court for the first time since 1991, was without key player Jalen Hill and Transfer Johnny Juzang. Chris Smith, the Bruins ???? only senior, committed his fourth foul in the middle of the second half and came out? and then fouled at 4:47 to leave. He scored 10 points, none in the second half.

Jaime Jacquez Jr. . scored 17 points for UCLA and Cody Riley had 14 points and 12 rebounds.

LOS ANGELES â ???? Highly-recruited Evan Mobley had 21 points and nine rebounds on his college debut and helped Southern California beat Cal Baptist 95-87 in overtime on Wednesday night’s teams. Season opener.

Tahj Eaddy, a graduate transfer from Santa Clara, added 18 points for the Trojans (1-0), who had all five starters in the double-digit range. Mobley’s older brother, Isaiah, added 14 points and 10 rebounds, reuniting with his sibling for the first time since high school.

Cal Baptist’s Ty Rowell, who missed most of last season due to injury, had career highs of 32 points and nine 3-pointers. Mark Carbone added 15 points. The starters Gorjok Gak (13 points, 8 rebounds) and Reed Nottage (nine points) were each fouled. The Lancers set a school record of 20 3-handers.

The Trojans fell back by five (0-1) under a 3-point barrage by the Lancers (0-1) before Eaddy’s 3-pointers tied it with 79 points and sent the game into overtime.

USC dominated the extra session and beat the Lancers 16: 8. Evan Mobley had a couple of highlights: hitting a hook-shot and diving off a teammate’s missed free throw. He scored six points in OT.

Evan Mobley started the game by tapping the ball out of bounds at the opening tip. The 7-foot forward who is expected to be a one-and-do player did almost everything right.

Coaches sometimes pulled down their masks to give instructions to the players on the court and those on the benches at the baseline next to the coaches’ seats.

Without cheering the fans, the players could easily be heard screaming together when there was no booming music in the entire Galen Center.


After falling behind by eight in the second half, the Lancers rallied to create a 75-70 lead on two consecutive 3-pointers from Rowell and Carbone. Another Trey from Rowell stopped them at five before Ethan Anderson made two free throws and forced Eaddy’s 3-pointers to work overtime.

The Trojans built their biggest lead in the first half with 31-22. The Lancers defeated USC 17-8, hitting half of their 10 3-point points in the run, leaving them all 39 points at halftime. Rowell hit three 3-pointers, including two consecutive Treys, to finish halfway.

Cleveland put Porter Gustin on the reserve / COVID-19 list on Thursday, a group that is already missing star Myles Garrett and the latest move for a Browns team that has been hit by the virus in recent weeks was affected, further weakened.

Gustin’s positive test forced the Browns to close their facility for the third year in a row to conduct the contact tracing. It also changed coach Kevin Stefanski’s training schedule again as he prepared the Browns (7-3) for Sunday’s game in Jacksonville.

Cleveland’s defense didn’t come onto the field on Thanksgiving as the session was limited to virtual meetings only.

The Browns are not going anywhere near full strength this week, and it’s good that they are playing the Jaguars (1-9) who are dealing with their own COVID issues.

With Gustin, the Browns will miss five players, including Garrett and defensive end Joe Jackson against the coronavirus that is on the rise in the NFL and across the country.

MIAMI â ???? Tua Tagovailoa’s sore thumb was better on Thursday, and Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores was optimistic that his rookie quarterback can play the New York Jets on Sunday.

Tagovailoa injured the thumb of his throwing hand during training and was restricted in training for the second day in a row.

« He was beaten up a bit, » said Flores. « I don’t think we’re too worried about that. « . . . . He is being treated, he is rehabilitating. We shall see how it works. It hurts, but he’s a tough boy. He’s already played through a few things. â ????

Tagovailoa was sacked six times before being drawn in the fourth quarter of the Dolphins. Lost in Denver last weekend, but he remains No.. 1 quarterback ahead of veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. one???? Denver Broncos No.. . 3 Quarterback Jeff Driskel was put on the COVID-19 list Thursday, but contact tracing showed starter Drew Lock and the Broncos ???? Other QBs were not at risk of being infected by the coronavirus.

Lock, Backup Brett Rypien, and QB Blake Bortles’ training team all practiced on Thanksgiving after the Broncos met with Dr. . Allen Sills, the league’s chief medical officer.

NEW YORK â ???? Sam Darnold was a full participant in Thursday’s practice session, putting the New York Jets quarterback on the track to start against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

Darnold missed the 0-10 jets ???? after two games with a shoulder injury, his second since October. He had been on an interval throwing program since last week and had limited training on Wednesday.

Coach Adam Gase was optimistic that Darnold could play on Sunday, and the quarterback’s upgrade to Thursday’s injury report is a good indication that he could return.

Arsenal’s academy products helped the team enter the Europa League knockout stages on Thursday while Leicester needed a late equalizer from Jamie Vardy to move forward.

Arsenal’s all-time record player Nicolas Pépé showed his better side after being sent off in a 0-0 Premier League draw in Leeds on Sunday, scoring the first goal with a 3-0 win at Norway’s Molde. The local talent did the rest when Reiss Nelson doubled the lead and Folarin Balogun â ???? less than a minute after his replacement? scored the third goal with his first goal for the club.

Hoffenheim and Leicester also reached the round of 16 with two games remaining. The Premier League club equalized three times in a 3-3 draw in Braga, with Vardy scoring the final goal in added time.

AC Milan failed to win their second game in a row when the Italian powerhouse drew 1-1 in Lille.

Before all games, a minute’s silence was observed in honor of Diego Maradona, who died on Wednesday at the age of 60.

Maradona’s former club Napoli played alongside Tottenham, Benfica and Real Sociedad later on Thursday.

MALELANE, South Africa â ???? Robin Roussel staggered five birdies in a row at the start of his back nine to score a 7-under-65 and take the first-round lead at Thursday’s European Tour Alfred Dunhill Championship.

Roussel also ended his ninth day on Leopard Creek with a birdie. He made two bogies.

The Frenchman was linked to Adrian Meronk from Poland, who had two eagles in his opening round.

Scott Jamieson is one shot back to third and Richard Bland was fourth after 67.

LECH-ZUERS, Austria â ???? Petra Vlhova won her third World Cup race in six days on Thursday and beat the unannounced Paula Moltzan from the USA in a parallel floodlit event.

After two slalom victories in Finland last weekend, Vlhova won the first run of the final against Moltzan with 0. 21 seconds. The American seemed to have made up for the deficit in the decisive run on the faster blue course, but she fell four goals from the goal.

â ???? Every run was like a final. The girls are very quick. But I’m here and I’ve won. It’s something amazing to me. Vlhova said.

It was Moltzan’s first career podium at the World Championships, less than six weeks after she had reached her top 10 in the giant slalom at the start of the season in Austria.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland â ???? The men’s 100-meter world champion, Christian Coleman, has officially appealed his two-year ban for missing several doping tests, the sports arbitration board said on Thursday.

The court also received an appeal from the World Athletics governing body against a decision to resolve the women’s 400-meter world champion Salwa Eid Naser on technical grounds despite facing charges similar to Coleman’s.

The judgments in each case will have a huge impact on two of the most anticipated sprint events at the Tokyo Olympics next year.

MEXICO CITY â ???? Tampa Bay outfielder Randy Arozarena was released Thursday by Mexican authorities after his former partner told a judge in Yucatan state that she would not bring charges.

Arozarena was arrested on Tuesday for custody of his daughter just two weeks after winning the postseason Babe Ruth Award for Most Valuable Player.

The Yucatan Prosecutor’s Office ???? The office confirmed Thursday that Arozarena was released because the ex-partner said any damage had been settled.

Arozarena did not make a public comment and it was not clear if he had a lawyer.

ISLAMABAD â ???? The executive director of the Pakistan Cricket Board has warned players on tour of New Zealand to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols, otherwise there is a risk that the entire team will be sent home.

In a WhatsApp voice memo sent to Pakistani players on Thursday, Wasim Khan said he had received a « final warning ». by both New Zealand Cricket and its government after six Pakistani players tested positive for the coronavirus upon arrival in the country.

« They immediately told me there was still an injury and they are going to send the entire team back. « Khan said in the two-minute message recorded in the Urdu language, adding, » It will be embarrassing.  » when that happens.

Closed-loop video footage showed that some members of the Pakistani team had violated protocols on the first day of controlled isolation.

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