Sports – Saturday, November 9th

| November 9, 2013 | 7:10 am
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>>Local Sports

Southwest Livingston County defeated Lincoln 72-12 in Friday night’s semi-final game in District 4.

>>College Basketball

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — It wasn’t the way Kansas State wanted to start off the defense of its Big 12 regular season championship. Northern Colorado stunned the Wildcats 60-58 in Manhattan in the season opener. It was the first opening loss for K-State since 2002. Derrick Barden had 16 points and 17 rebounds for the Bears.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The highly anticipated debut of Andrew Wiggins went just as the Kansas Jayhawks had hoped. He scored 16 points in an otherwise sluggish 80-63 victory over Louisiana-Monroe for the Jayhawks in the season opener. It took a 15-5 second half run for Kansas to seize control.

>>College Football

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — It’s a game the Missouri Tigers almost surely need to win if they’re going to play for the Southeastern Conference championship in their second year in the league. A trip to Lexington is next up for the Tigers’ football team to play Kentucky. The Wildcats are still winless in SEC play, and Missouri’s averaging 40.6 points and 500 yards per game.

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — With the Kansas Jayhawks sitting winless in the Big 12, it might be tempting for Oklahoma State to look past them with an eye on bigger games upcoming against Texas, Baylor and Oklahoma. The Cowboys will try to avoid a letdown after an impressive 52-34 win over Texas Tech last week. Their offense is high-scoring and defense among the best in the conference in nearly every category.

>>NASCAR

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson is in prime position as he continues to pursue his sixth Sprint Cup championship, winning the pole for Sunday’s ninth of the ten Chase for the Cup races. Johnson heads into the race at Phoenix with a seven-point lead over Matt Kenseth who will start 14th.

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Mark Martin hasn’t said the “R”-word, but all indications are the 54-year old driver will end his NASCAR career at the end of this season. Martin indicates he turned down a number of offers to race competitively next season and he has no plans to race beyond next week’s season-ending race at Homestead.

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