Update on the latest sports
Old coaching colleagues meet as rivals in Battle of the Bay
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – Kyle Shanahan gets his first chance to coach against his old boss when the San Francisco 49ers host Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders in the Thursday night NFL game.
Gruden was coaching Tampa Bay in 2004 when he gave Shanahan a job on his as a quality control coach.
Both the Raiders and 49ers are struggling heading into this matchup. Oakland is 1-6 and San Francisco 1-7. The Raiders have lost three straight and the 49ers are on a six-game skid. Shanahan
Shanahan has struggled without starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 3, and Gruden’s return to the NFL has been rocky after nine seasons as a broadcaster at ESPN.
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No. 9 UCF tries to remain unbeaten against surging Temple
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The University of Central Florida will try to extend the nation’s longest winning streak when the ninth-ranked Knights host Temple tonight. The defending American Athletic Conference champions have won a league-record 20 straight games, but many discount the success because of the strength of their schedule. They’re 7-0 this season, 4-0 in the AAC. Temple is 5-3, 4-0 in the AAC. Temple has won five or six, including three straight, following an 0-2 start.
UCF is No. 12 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings released this week and looking to remain in consideration for one of four CFP berths awarded in December.
UConn’s Wilson suspended indefinitely for unspecified reason
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – UConn has suspended swingman Sidney Wilson indefinitely from games for an unspecified violation of university policy.
The school says the violation occurred last season, when the 6-foot-7 redshirt freshman sat out after transferring from St. John’s and was denied a waiver from the NCAA.
The school, which emphasized the suspension is from “game activity,” declined to elaborate on Wilson’s transgression and won’t comment until there is a change in his status.
The move comes after Wilson and senior guard Jalen Adams were held out of a scrimmage on Sunday for a separate violation involving team rules.
The Huskies, who are coming off a 14-18 season, play an exhibition game Friday against Southern Connecticut and open the season at home against Morehead State on Nov. 8.