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Sports in brief: Hurricanes upset No. 18 Seminoles

Quarterback Jacory Harris led Miami to a 38-34 upset of No. 18 Florida State on Monday.  (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
Quarterback Jacory Harris led Miami to a 38-34 upset of No. 18 Florida State on Monday. (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
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Football: Ailing shoulder and all, Jacory Harris put on a show Monday night that Miami won’t soon forget.

And the Hurricanes’ defense came up huge when it mattered most.

The sophomore quarterback threw for 386 yards – including a 40-yard pass over double coverage to Travis Benjamin, setting up Graig Cooper’s 3-yard touchdown run with 1:53 left – and led the Hurricanes past No. 18 Florida State 38-34 in a wild, back-and-forth game in Tallahassee, Fla.

Florida State got to the Miami 2 with 14 seconds left. But Christian Ponder threw three straight incompletions.

•Bearcats top Scarlet Knights: Tony Pike threw for a career-high 362 yards and three touchdowns, and Cincinnati used its high-speed, no-huddle offense to hurry past Rutgers 47-15 in Piscataway, N.J.

New Rutgers starting quarterback Domenic Natale threw three first-half interceptions and the senior left open the possibility that his first career start could be his last. Highly touted freshman Tom Savage played the second half.

•Bradford diagnosis in 1-2 weeks: Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops says it will be a week or two before the third-ranked Sooners have a timetable for the return of Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford from a sprained shoulder.

•Ole Miss players sick with flu: As many as 12 Mississippi players could miss practice because of flu-like symptoms.

•Player critically hurt after hit: The family of a Northern California community college football player critically injured in a helmet-to-helmet hit during a game says he is expected to survive but could be paralyzed.

Shawntae Semien says her brother – Contra Costa College freshman Wali Wright – had surgery in San Pablo, Calif., to have a breathing tube inserted and pins placed in his spine, which broke in several places.

Wright, a defensive back, was hurt when he collided with a running back from Los Medranos College early into Saturday’s game.

Cavendish starts Tour of Missouri with win

Cycling: Mark Cavendish, a sprint specialist who took six stages of the Tour de France in July, won the first stage of the Tour of Missouri.

Cavendish’s Columbia-HTC team is a top contender for the team title in the week-long race that concludes Sunday in Kansas City.

Runnning Brook Gal wins $2 million prize

Horse racing: Mine That Bird drew a record number of fans to this year’s All American Futurity, then Runnning Brook Gal gave them a great show.

Runnning Brook Gal, a 2-year-old Utah filly, got a clean break on a wet track and wasted no time getting into a full sprint to win the $2 million All American Futurity in Ruidoso, Downs, N.M., the biggest event in quarter horse racing.

Schumacher ties mark with eight win

Auto racing: Tony Schumacher raced to his eighth victory at O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis, tying Don Garlits for the most Top Fuel wins at the historic track.

Schumacher, who has been to the last eight final rounds at this national finals event and 10 overall since he began his career at this race in 1996, powered to his fourth victory of the season and 60th of his career.

He had a time of 3.861 seconds at 314.17 mph in his dragster to hold off rival Larry Dixon, who trailed with a 4.208 at 228.58.

Ashley Force Hood won her first Funny Car title and Jeg Coughlin won in Pro Stock.

Seymour hasn’t reported to Raiders

NFL: Five-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Richard Seymour has not reported to the Raiders a day after the New England Patriots traded him to Oakland.

Coach Tom Cable said there were still issues that needed to be worked out between Seymour and the Patriots before the deal could be finalized.

•Cassel back on field: Quarterback Matt Cassel appeared on Kansas City’s practice field for the first time since injuring his left knee on Aug. 29, but his status for Sunday’s opener at Baltimore remained unclear.

Dust Devils top Volcanoes in Game 1

•Miscellany: First baseman Ben Paulsen went 2 for 3 with an RBI to help the Tri-City Dust Devils to a 2-0 victory over the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in Game 1 of the Northwest League Championship Series at Pasco.

•Changes made to Olympic boxing: The International Boxing Association has reduced the number of men’s weight categories from 11 to 10 for the 2012 London Olympics to accommodate women’s boxing.

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