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Jayhawks hire Miles…Buffs drop coach…Army cracks T25…Logano takes NASCAR title

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Former LSU coach Les Miles has been hired to lead Kansas’ downtrodden football program. The 65-year-old Miles spent 11 years at LSU, winning a national championship in 2007. The quirky Miles has been out of coaching since 2016, when he was fired by LSU after a 2-2 start. He replaces David Beaty, who was fired two weeks ago and is 6-31 in four seasons with the program.

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Colorado has fired football coach Mike MacIntyre after the team lost six straight games in his sixth season at the school. Athletic director Rick George says he will name an interim head coach for Colorado’s final game Saturday against California. MacIntyre was voted AP college football coach of the year in 2016 after he led the Buffaloes to a Pac-12 South title and 10 victories. That was his only winning season at Colorado.

UNDATED (AP) – Army is ranked for the first time since 1996. The 9-2 Black Knights have moved into The Associated Press college football poll at No. 23 as they begin preparations to face rival Navy on Dec. 8. The top six in this week’s poll are unchanged, with Alabama a unanimous No. 1, followed by Clemson, Notre Dame, Michigan, Georgia and Oklahoma.

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) – Joey Logano has won the NASCAR championship by grabbing a late lead before pulling away to victory at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It’s the first title for Logano as he became the second Cup champion for Team Penske and the first since 2004. Defending champion Martin Truex Jr. was second, followed by Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch.

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) – Charles Howell III has ended his nearly 12-year victory drought by sinking a 15-foot birdie on the second playoff hole to beat Patrick Rodgers in the RSM Classic. Howell closed with a 3-under 67, sinking three straight birdies on the back nine before capturing his first title since February 2007. Rodgers shot 61-62 on the weekend to catch Howell at 19 under.

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