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UCF storms back to upset Louisville

Sat., Oct. 19, 2013

Central Florida's Jeff Godfrey, left, catches the go-ahead touchdown pass in the end zone. (Associated Press)
Central Florida's Jeff Godfrey, left, catches the go-ahead touchdown pass in the end zone. (Associated Press)

College football: Blake Bortles threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Godfrey with 23 seconds left and Central Florida stunned No. 8 Louisville by rallying for a 38-35 win on Friday night at Louisville, Ky.

Down 28-7 midway through the third quarter, the Knights (5-2, 2-0 American Athletic Conference) scored three touchdowns in a 7:22 span to tie the game.

Louisville (6-1, 2-1) reclaimed the lead on Dominique Brown’s 15-yard run with three minutes to go, but the Knights drove 75 yards in 11 plays to take the lead for good on Bortles’ TD and then held off the Cardinals’ comeback attempt.

• No. 10 Miami loses Dorsett: Miami receiver Phillip Dorsett is expected to miss up to six weeks with a partially torn ligament in his left knee.

Dorsett injured his medial collateral ligament during the 10th-ranked Hurricanes’ win at North Carolina on Thursday.

Simpson grabs 4-shot lead in Vegas

Golf: Webb Simpson opened a four-stroke lead Friday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, taking advantage of perfect scoring conditions at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.

The 2012 U.S. Open champion shot an 8-under 63 to reach 15 under. He had nine birdies and a bogey – on the par-5 16th in his opening nine.

J.J. Henry followed his course-record 60 with a 71 to join John Senden, Jeff Overton, Chesson Hadley and Jason Bohn at 11 under. Bohn had a 64, Senden and Hadley shot 66, and Overton had a 68.

• Langer closing in on Perry: Two-time Masters champion Bernhard Langer birdied the final hole for a 6-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead with Anders Forsbrand and Dick Mast in the Greater Hickory Classic in Conover, N.C.

Kenny Perry opened with a 68. Perry leads Langer by 609 points in the Charles Schwab Cup standings with three events remaining.

• Yang tied for lead in South Korea: Amy Yang, playing in her home country, shot a 5-under 67 to finish in a four-way tie for the lead after the first round of the KEB HanaBank Championship in Incheon, South Korea.

Yang was tied with Katherine Hull-Kirk, South Korean compatriot Ju Young Pak and Anna Nordqvist.

Figure skating: Japan’s Tatsuki Machida won the Skate America short program, outpacing Americans Jason Brown and Adam Rippon, at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena.

Machida scored 91.18 points to open the men’s competition in the first ISU Grand Prix event of the season. Brown was second at 83.78, and Rippon third at 80.26.

Ducks top Coyotes for sixth straight win

NHL: Nick Bonino scored the tying goal with 2:02 left in the third period, Jakob Silfverberg scored the deciding goal in the sixth round of the shootout and Jonas Hiller made 30 saves to lead the Ducks to their sixth straight win, 3-2 over Phoenix in Anaheim, Calif.

Jets rally past Blues in SO: Olli Jokinen scored his second goal of the night in the seventh round of the shootout to help the Jets rally for a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Earlier, St. Louis forward Maxim Lapierre was suspended for five games without pay for boarding San Jose defenseman Dan Boyle on Tuesday night.

Miscellany: NBA Hall of Fame center Bill Russell was arrested Wednesday night at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after TSA officials found a loaded gun in his luggage.

Airport spokesman Perry Cooper confirmed that Russell was cited for having a loaded 38-caliber pistol in a prohibited area. Russell’s gun was turned over to Port of Seattle police and he was released.

• A-Rod hearing takes recess: Hearings on the grievance to overturn Alex Rodriguez’s 211-game suspension went on a month-long recess after Major League Baseball completed its direct case.

Rob Manfred, MLB’s chief operating officer, completed his testimony in New York on Friday. Rodriguez’s legal team will call witnesses when the hearing resumes, likely the week of Nov. 18.

• El Tri names Herrera new coach: Mexico’s national soccer team has hired Miguel Herrera to replace Victor Manuel Vucetich, the team’s fourth coach in six weeks.

• Atlanta Dream won’t renew coach: Despite making the WNBA Finals, the Atlanta Dream will not to renew the contract of general manager and coach Fred Williams when his contract ends Nov. 30.


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