Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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FOOTBALL

EX-MISS. STATE QB PRESCOTT ARRESTED ON DUI CHARGE

Former Mississippi State quarterback and NFL draft prospect Dak Prescott was arrested and charged with driving under the influence early Saturday. The Starkville, Miss., Police Department posted on Twitter that the 22-year-old was arrested around 12:45 a.m. and that there is "no further information from SPD in this incident." The 6-foot-2, 226-pound Prescott is arguably the best player in Bulldogs history, rewriting the school's passing records and helping the program win a combined 19 games in his junior and senior seasons. He is projected to be selected anywhere between the second and fourth rounds of April's draft.

PARENTS SUING KANSAS: The parents of a former Kansas student-athlete who says she was raped in university housing by a Jayhawks football player are suing the university. In the lawsuit filed Friday in Douglas County, James and Amanda Tackett's daughter Daisy says she was a freshman when she was raped in a university apartment in 2014. The football player was not named in the suit, and it's unclear if he's a current or former player, although he remains a KU student. The suit, which seeks class-action status, claims the university has misled the public by representing campus housing as safe. Daisy Tackett, a former varsity rower, has told various media outlets she wants her name to be made public.

SOCCER

Tottenham closes gap on Leicester

Harry Kane scored twice as visiting Tottenham beat last-place Aston Villa 2-0 to trim the gap to first-place Leicester to two points in the English Premier League. Tottenham pulled six points ahead of third-place Arsenal, which was eliminated from the FA Cup after a 2-1 home loss to Watford. Watford joined Crystal Palace and Everton in an unlikely lineup for the FA Cup semifinals next month. The last semifinalist won't be completed for a few weeks, after Anthony Martial grabbed an 83rd-minute equalizer for Manchester United in a 1-1 draw against West Ham.

FRANCE: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored four second-half goals as visiting Paris Saint-Germain routed last-place Troyes 9-0 to win the league title for a fourth straight season with a record eight games to spare.

SPAIN: Defensive midfielder Casemiro scored in the 89th minute for Real Madrid in a 2-1 win at Las Palmas, keeping his club on course for an automatic spot in next season's Champions League. Madrid is 12 points behind Barcelona and virtually out of contention for the league title, but it needed the win to stay ahead in the race for third to avoid an extra qualifying round for the European tournament.

TENNIS

Sluggish Serena advances

Top-ranked Serena Williams moved into the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, Calif., with a ragged 7-6 (7-2), 6-0 victory over Yulia Putintseva. In the opening set, the two-time tournament champion showed the effects of a six-week layoff since losing the Australian Open final. She made 29 unforced errors and seemed completely out of a rhythm. Williams had to break Putintseva's serve to force the tiebreaker, then finally began to impose herself on the 56th-ranked Putintseva, winning the final five points. The second set was over in 24 minutes, with Williams making just four errors.

ET CETERA

SPEED SKATING: Brittany Bowe of Ocala won her fourth race of the World Cup finals in Heerenveen, Netherlands, taking the 1,000 meters to underscore her dominance of the event this season. Bowe's American teammate Heather Richardson-Bergsma was third. Bowe, 28, was already assured of winning the seasonlong World Cup standings before she raced at Thialf oval.

IDITAROD: Mushers pressed their dog sled teams closer to the finish line in Alaska a day after a snowmobiler rammed into two top competitors at speeds up to 100 mph. Arnold Demoski, 26, of the checkpoint village of Nulato is accused of intentionally driving a snowmobile into the team of Aliy Zirkle and then the team of four-time Iditarod champ Jeff King. One of King's dogs was killed and at least two others injured. Demoski has said he was returning home from a night of drinking when he struck the teams. He was going about 100 mph when he crashed into King's team and about 40 mph when he struck Zirkle's team, court documents say. He was charged with assault, reckless endangerment and reckless driving.

CYCLING: Brit Geraint Thomas withstood a challenge from two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador during the seventh and final stage to win the Paris-Nice race for the first time.

Times wires

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