Buckeyes WR Olave out for Big Ten championship

Ohio State will be without leading wide receiver Chris Olave, starting linebacker Baron Browning and others for Saturday’s Big Ten championship against No. 14 Northwestern.

Oregon holds off No. 13 USC for Pac-12 crown

Oregon, playing in the Pac-12 title game after consecutive losses only because Washington had to drop out, kept No. 13 USC from another fourth-quarter comeback and captured its second straight conference title.

Kyrie: Court cleansing will continue after Boston

Kyrie Irving drew attention when he burned sage at TD Garden ahead of his return to Boston on Friday, then said afterward he’ll maintain the practice if allowed. “Just cleanse the energy, make sure that we’re all balanced,” he said of his reasoning.

Niners to call Arizona home for rest of season

With Santa Clara County extending its COVID-19 restrictions, including a ban on contact sports, through Jan. 8, the 49ers have decided to stay in the Phoenix area through the end of the NFL season.

Irish’s Kelly threatens CFP boycott if no families

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said Friday that if the Irish are chosen to make the College Football Playoff, they would consider not playing if families are not allowed to attend the semifinal game.