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Pittsburgh, No. 23 Virginia set for ACC division matchup
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – The ACC’s Coastal Division race may begin to get some clarity when Pittsburgh visits No. 23 Virginia on Friday night.
Virginia sits atop the division’s standings, but is tied with Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech in the loss column with games to play against both still to come. Virginia has won three games in a row and is ranked for the first time since 2011.
Pitt is coming off a 484-yard rushing performance in a wild 54-45 victory against Duke, while the 6-2 Cavaliers have held their last two opponents below 70 rushing yards.
Virginia has won three games in a row and is ranked for the first time since 2011. The Cavaliers are 6-2, 4-1 in the ACC.
The 4-4 Panthers have won their last three meetings with Virginia.
NFL-SALUTE TO SERVICE
NFL begins ‘Salute to Service’ with pledge up to $5 million
NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL is kicking off its “Salute to Service ” campaign to honor the nation’s military, veterans and their families by pledging to donate up $5 to its nonprofit partners for every use of the hashtag Salute To Service through Nov. 19.
The league will quadruple its offering to $25 for every use of the designated hashtag on Veterans Day Nov. 11. The NFL, which donated $1.7 million in a similar campaign last year, is committed up to $5 million this time.
Beginning Sunday and continuing throughout November, teams will designate one home game to honor servicemen and women from all branches and their families. Players will also wear helmet decals honoring military branches.
Since 2011, Salute to Service, has raised more than $26 million for military and veteran nonprofit organizations.
Koreas to inform IOC of intent to co-host 2032 Games
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North and South Korea have agreed to officially inform the International Olympic Committee of their intent to co-host the 2032 Summer Olympics.
Korean sports officials after meeting at a North Korean border town on Friday also agreed to send a combined team to next year’s world handball championships.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in during a summit in September agreed to pursue a joint bid for the 2032 Olympics and send combined teams to the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games and other major sports events as part of reconciliation efforts.
South Korea’s enthusiasm for engagement with its rival has created unease in Washington, which has called for allies to maintain pressure until Pyongyang denuclearizes.
Bolt’s bid for pro contract in Australia ends without a deal
GOSFORD, Australia (AP) – Usain Bolt’s bid to become a professional soccer player in Australia has ended with the Olympic sprinting great failing to agree on a contract with the Central Coast Mariners.
The Mariners announced Friday that Bolt’s indefinite training period with the club “has drawn to an end, effective immediately.”
Central Coast reportedly offered Bolt a contract worth 150,000 Australian dollars ($110,000) and hoped to get a third-party endorsement to increase the salary package into the millions, but management for the eight-time Olympic gold medalist rejected the offer.
Bolt, who has never played soccer at an elite level, practiced with the Mariners squad in September and October but only played in some low-level, non-league matches. He stopped practicing with the club’s top team when contract negotiations intensified immediately before the A-League season started.