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Mavericks end Lakers’ win streak…Alabama plummets…Schiano set for Rutgers return

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Mavericks ended the Lakers’ 10-game winning streak as Luka Doncic scored 21 of his 27 points in a dynamic second half to lead Dallas to a 114-100 triumph over Los Angeles. Doncic also had 10 assists and nine rebounds for the Mavs, who are 13-6 following their seventh win in eight games. LeBron James had 25 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the Lakers, who share the NBA’s best record with Milwaukee at 17-3.

UNDATED (AP) — Alabama has dropped to No. 9 in The Associated Press college football poll, snapping the Crimson Tide’s record streak of 68 appearances in the top five. The Crimson Tide lost to Auburn in a wild Iron Bowl on Saturday to give it two regular-season losses for the first time since 2010. The top four teams in the AP Top 25 are unchanged, with LSU at No. 1, followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia. Wisconsin is ranked 10th this week and Iowa is ranked 18th.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers athletic director Pat Hobbs has announced that the university and Greg Schiano  have reached a contract agreement a week after talks to bring back the 53-year-old former football coach fell apart. The contract still must be approved by the schools’ board of governors, which is scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss the hiring. Schiano coached at Rutgers from 2001-11 and led the Scarlet Knights to a bowl game in six of Schiano’s final seven seasons.

UNDATED (AP) — South Florida has fired football coach Charlie Strong after three seasons. USF finished a 4-8 season on Friday with a blowout loss to rival UCF. That left Strong 21-16 overall but 4-14 since starting the 2018 season with seven straight victories. The former Texas and Louisville coach was hired by USF to replace Willie Taggart after the 2016 season.

UNDATED (AP) — Mississippi has dismissed coach Matt Luke three days after his third non-winning season ended with an excruciating rivalry game loss. Ole Miss finished this season 4-8 overall and 2-6 in the SEC, including a 21-20 loss on Thanksgiving to Mississippi State. And UTSA has fired coach Frank Wilson after four seasons that produced a bowl appearance in year one and diminishing results afterward.

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