HOUSTON - Greg Ward Jr. threw for a career-high 389 yards and accounted for five touchdowns in just more than three quarters to help sixth-ranked Houston beat Connecticut 42-14 on Thursday night.
ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman's 30-game hitting streak ended when he struck out in the eighth inning of a tie game Thursday night, but the Atlanta Braves managed to score four runs after that off Philadelphia closer Jeanmar Gomez and beat the Phillies 5-2.
MIAMI - Despite all his accomplishments, Jose Fernandez never pitched a complete game, and on Thursday he was carried out of church in a casket with too much unfinished business left to do.
No. 5 Clemson faces No. 3 Louisville in an ACC Atlantic showdown with everything ranging from division title pole to playoff potential to Heisman Trophy front-runner at stake.
South Aiken is off to a 4-1 start behind a strong core of athletes on both sides of the ball. The Thoroughbreds will face rival Aiken on Friday night.
Myranda Conner collected three hits, pitcher Megan McCook took care of things on the mound and at the plate and the Lady Warriors defeated Lakeside, 6-2, in the decisive Game 3 of their Region 3-AAAAAA playoff matchup.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Mark Richt's coaching record in games at Georgia Tech is perfect.
FRISCO, Texas - Dez Bryant appeared in the locker room Thursday and seemed to be in a good mood, which was more than the Dallas receiver could say for the first two days of the week.
Carolina coach Ron Rivera said running back Jonathan Stewart will miss his second consecutive game this Sunday with a hamstring injury when the Carolina Panthers visit the Atlanta Falcons.