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John Isner hoping to make the most of Delray Beach Open

By John Evenson

The ATP World Tour will take over the the Delray Beach Tennis Open by the Venetian Las Vegas on Monday, and the # 1 player in the country, and the # 1 seed, John Isner says he's ready to get into the groove.

"I haven't really practices that much since the Australian Open," admits Isner, " so I'm just trying to get fit, just get the feel of putting hours on the court."

Isner says he loves player at Delray, an easy drive from his home in Tampa, and that he should be in for a challenge with the talent he'll be facing this week. Win or lose he says he's using the tournament to build for later in the year.

"I want to win this tournament, but if that doesn't happen so be it."John Isner hoping to make the most of Delray Beach Open

Monday, February 17 2014, 10:44 AM EST

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T25-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- Mississippi State was a winner in its first game since climbing to the top of The Associated Press college football poll two weeks ago.

Dak Prescott accounted for three touchdowns and Josh Robinson rushed for two TDs to lead the Bulldogs' offense in a 45-31 win against Kentucky. Prescott ran for TDs of 2 and 11 yards, and hit Brandon Hill for an 8-yard TD.

Robinson's 73-yard touchdown run early in the fourth gave Mississippi State a 38-24 lead.

In other top-25 action:

-- Jeremy Langford ran for 177 yards and three touchdowns to help eighth-ranked Michigan State clobber Michigan 35-11. RJ Williamson scored on a 29-yard interception return in the third quarter, and Connor Cook threw a 70-yard touchdown pass to Tony Lippett later that period.

-- Trevone Boykin threw a school-record seven touchdown passes and 10th-ranked TCU showcased a new fast-paced offense by scoring the most points in its history in an 82-27 rout of Texas Tech. Boykin had two scoring tosses each to Josh Doctson and Deante Gray, who had a 92-yarder about 2 minutes before Ty Slanina caught a 57-yard touchdown that gave TCU 61 points midway through the third quarter.

-- No 11 Kansas State blanked Texas 23-0 as Matthew McCrane kicked three field goals and DeMarcus Robinson and Charles Jones each ran for a touchdown. Jake Waters threw for 224 yards, and Tyler Lockett had eight catches for 103 yards for the 6-1 Wildcats

-- Sixteenth-ranked Nebraska got 225 yards rushing and three touchdowns from Ameer Abdullah as he set a school record with 341 all-purpose yards in the Cornhuskers' 42-24 win over Rutgers. Abdullah surpassed 200 yards rushing for a nation-leading fourth time this season and fifth time in his career, leading Nebraska to a 7-1 record and a 3-1 mark in Big Ten play.

-- Wendell Smallwood ran for a career-high 132 yards to help No. 22 West Virginia defeat Oklahoma State 34-10. Clint Trickett passed for 238 yards and two touchdowns, and Mario Alford caught seven passes for a season-high 136 yards for the 6-2 Mountaineers.

-- Devon Johnson rushed for a school-record 272 yards and four touchdowns to lead No. 23 Marshall past Florida Atlantic 35-16. Johnson had touchdown runs of 58, 62, 66 and 7 yards for the Thundering Herd, who overcame their first halftime deficit of the season to remain one of four unbeaten teams remaining in the FBS.

-- UCLA blew a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter before quarterback Brett Hundley scored on an 8-yard touchdown run in double overtime to give the 25th-ranked Bruins a 40-37 victory over Colorado. Hundley rushed for 110 yards and also threw for 200 yards and one TD.

NFL-BUCS

UNDATED (AP) -- Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has signed a seven-year extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The $98 million deal makes McCoy the highest-paid player at his position. A 2013 All-Pro, McCoy will get $51.5 million guaranteed, the most ever given to a defensive tackle in NFL history. His new deal will average $14 million per year.

NFL-LIONS

LONDON (AP) -- When Detroit and Atlanta square off Sunday in London, the Lions won't have defensive tackle C.J. Mosley on the sidelines. He was sent home on Saturday and suspended by the Lions for an unspecified violation of team rules. Detroit says in a release that Mosley engaged in detrimental conduct and is suspended for two weeks. The 31-year-old Mosley has played in all seven games this season for the Lions, with no starts. He has 2 1/2 sacks.

NFL-TITANS

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) -- Titans running back Shonn Greene was arrested for allegedly parking in a handicapped space and speeding away while an officer was issuing him a citation. Franklin, Tennessee, police Sgt. Charles Warner says Greene surrendered Friday night after being told warrants had been obtained for his arrest. Greene was released on $2,000 bond. He is due in court Nov. 13.

NHL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- Not only did the Sabres win a game this afternoon, they actually scored more than one goal.

Cody Hodgson and Nicolas Deslauriers (deh-LOHR'-ee-ay) scored during the first six minutes of the third period to give the Sabres a 2-0 lead in a 2-1 victory over slumping San Jose. The Sabres had scored just once in their last 14 periods of play before Hodgson beat Alex Stalock (STAY'-lahk) with 16:17 left. Deslauriers gave Buffalo its first two-goal lead since Oct. 14 at Carolina, the only other time the Sabres have had a multi-goal lead this season.

Michal Neuvirth (NOY'-vahrth) made 15 of his 29 saves in the final period to help the Sabres improve to 2-7-0.

San Jose has dropped four straight since a 4-0-1 start.

NBA-CAVALIERS

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cavaliers have exercised the fourth-year contract option on guard Dion Waiters. The fourth overall pick in the 2012 draft by Cleveland, Waiters will start in the Cavs backcourt with Kyrie (KY'-ree) Irving.

The Cavs were expected to pick up the option worth $5.1 million on Waiters, who averaged 15.3 point last season.

PGA-McGLADREY CLASSIC

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) -- There's a two-way tie for the lead after the third round of the PGA's McGladrey Classic in South Carolina. Andrew Svoboda and Will MacKenzie each finished play at 12-under-par. MacKenzie earned his share of the lead by shooting a 5-under-65 while Svoboda shot a 4-under-66.

Russell Henley is one back.

CHAMPIONS TOUR-SAN ANTONIO

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Marco Dawson is the leader through 36 holes of the three-round AT&T Championship in San Antonio. Dawson followed Friday's 65 with a 5-under 67 for a one-shot edge over Woody Austin in the season-ending Champions Tour event.

Wes Short Jr. is two strokes back and one ahead of Michael Allen, Scott Hoch (hohk) and Jay Haas.

LPGA TOUR

HAINAN ISLAND, China (AP) -- American Jessica Korda is the leader after two rounds of the rain-shortened LPGA event in China. She rebounded from an opening hole double bogey for a share of the lead with South Africa's Lee-Anne Pace. They stand 11-under-par.

American's Michelle Wie (wee) and Brittany Lang will start the last round at 9-under.

TENNIS-WTA FINALS

SINGAPORE (AP) -- Serena Williams is in the final of the WTA Finals after beating Caroline Wozniacki (wohz-nee-AK'-ee) in a third-set tiebreaker, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6. Williams remains on course for a third-straight title in the season-ending championships.

Her opponent in Sunday's final will be Simona Halep (HAL'-ehp), who beat Williams 6-0, 6-2 early in the round-robin tournament. The loss was the American's most lopsided defeat in 16 years.

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