Warren scores 27, Suns top Jazz 97-88

Phoenix Suns head coach Jay Triano and guard Devin Booker smile during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

PHOENIX (AP) — After three games this season, the Phoenix Suns were allowing almost 129 points per game. Now they’re playing tough defense, believe it or not.

Koepka opens with a 64 to lead HSBC Champions

Brooks Koepka of the United States tee off during the first round of the 2017 WGC-HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Koepka leads after the first round of the tournament. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

SHANGHAI (AP) — The HSBC Champions is the first stop for Brooks Koepka on his four-week Asian adventure that will include two weeks on the beaches of Vietnam and Thailand and a title defense in Japan.

England aims to upset Aussies to kick off World Cup

In this Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, England coach Wayne Bennett, left, gestures as he talks with Sam Burgess during a training session ahead of the Rugby League World Cup in Melbourne, Australia. In the rugby league world, Australia has long been the dominant force. So when it comes to plotting the Kangaroos' downfall at the World Cup, it was widely viewed a shrewd move by England to recruit Wayne Bennett. (Julian Smith via AP)

In the rugby league world, Australia has long been the dominant force. So when it comes to plotting the Kangaroos’ downfall at the World Cup, it was widely viewed a shrewd move by England to recruit Wayne Bennett.

Carrington motivated for return to Oregon

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, file photo, Utah wide receiver Darren Carrington II looks on during the first half during an NCAA college football game against Arizona State in Salt Lake City. Carrington returns to his former school Saturday when Oregon hosts the Utes. The dynamic receiver downplays the significance, but admitted there is a little extra motivation to beat the program that dismissed him during the offseason. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah receiver Darren Carrington said all the right things this week as the Utes prepared to play his former team, Oregon.

Have ball, will travel; QBs leading running games in ACC

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, file photo, Louisville's Lamar Jackson gets past Florida State's Matthew Thomas to score in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Tallahassee Fla. The ACC's two leading rushers as November nears are quarterbacks: Louisville's Lamar Jackson and Georgia Tech's Taquon Marshall. If it holds up, it'll be the first time in conference history the leading rusher wasn't a running back. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Darrin Hall broke through the line of scrimmage and saw nothing but green grass in front of him. Finally.

Iowa State hosts undefeated TCU

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, West Virginia quarterback Will Grier (7) scrambles to avoid a Texas Tech defensive lineman Eli Howard (53) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Morgantown, W.Va. Grier, in his first season starting for the 22nd-ranked Mountaineers, has thrown for 352 yards per game with only five interceptions. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson, File)

Some things to watch during Week 9 of the Big 12 Conference, when two of the league’s five games Saturday are matchups of Top 25 teams:

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