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No. 17 Memphis No. 18 Cincinnati play to host AAC title game


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The chance to host the American Athletic Conference championship is on the line when the 17th-ranked Memphis Tigers host No. 18 Cincinnati Friday afternoon.


The winner also has a shot at possibly playing in the Cotton Bowl as the best of the Group of Five leagues this season.


Memphis can win a third straight West Division title and set up a rematch with Cincinnati. A victory by the Bearcats means the East Division champ will host the title game. A loss would leave Memphis hoping Houston beats Navy to clinch the West in a tiebreaker.


Memphis has beaten Cincinnati three straight and four of the last six with the teams sharing the league title with UCF in 2014. The Tigers lost in the title game each of the past two years on the road at UCF, including last season when they blew a 38-21 halftime lead. Memphis is undefeated at home this season.




Michigan faces Gonzaga in Battle 4 Atlantis championship


PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) – Michigan takes on No. 8 Gonzaga Friday in the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game.


The Wolverines got there by upsetting sixth-ranked North Carolina 73-64, while Gonzaga beat No. 11 Oregon 73-72 in overtime in Thursday’s second semifinal.


North Carolina and Oregon will meet today in the third-place game.


No. 13 Seton Hall plays Iowa State in the fifth-place game and Southern Miss faces Alabama in the seventh-place game.




Olympic champion Mo Farah to make track comeback in 10,000


LONDON (AP) – Olympic champion Mo Farah says he will return to the track and wants to defend his 10,000-meter title at next year’s Tokyo Games.


On his YouTube channel, Farah says “I’m really excited to be competing. I’m back on the track.” The 36-year-old British runner says “I hope I haven’t lost my speed.”


Farah won the 5,000-10,000 double at both the 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. He switched his focus to the marathon and road races after a farewell 5,000 victory in Zurich in August 2017.


Farah won the Chicago Marathon in 2018.




Court: ‘Football flu’ dispute can be settled by arbitrator


BURLINGTON CITY, N.J. (AP) – A state appellate court has upheld a southern New Jersey school teacher’s legal victory in an ongoing dispute over using a sick day during last year’s Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl victory parade.


The panel Wednesday upheld a state Public Employment Relations Commission decision that the teacher’s union can challenge a decision to deny Robert Gurry sick leave. The judges found the “football flu” grievance can be decided by an arbitrator.


Gurry has said he was battling the flu when he missed work on three days around the time the parade was held, including the parade date.


District workers had been told that anyone absent due to illness on the parade date had to provide a doctor’s note, but Gurry said he had not gone to a doctor due to the nature of his illness.



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