Gun Runner, a year later, finally gets his Pegasus shot

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, jockey Florent Geroux celebrates as Gun Runner heads to the wire to win in the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race in Del Mar, Calif. Gun Runner is the favored to win Horse of the Year at the Eclipse Awards on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Gun Runner will start from one of the outside posts in Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup Invitational, a less-than-ideal situation even for the top horse in the sport right now.

Landale’s 32 leads No. 16 Saint Mary’s past BYU 75-62

Saint Mary's fans dressed as a koala and a kangaroo cheer before an NCAA college basketball game between Saint Mary's and BYU in Moraga, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, on what was already Australia Day in that country. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Saint Mary’s coach Randy Bennett likes knowing that his team’s 15-game winning streak hasn’t received much national attention.

Utah knocks off No. 21 Arizona State 80-77 in overtime

Utah forward Tyler Rawson (21) passes as Arizona State forward Mickey Mitchell (3) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018,in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Larry Krystkowiak saw Sedrick Barefield hesitate and tried to call a timeout. The Utah junior guard thought he was yelling “Go!” so he pushed the ball up the court and pulled up for a 3-pointer.

No. 15 Gonzaga defeats Portland 95-79

Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert, right, shoots next to Portland center Philipp Hartwich during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Killian Tillie had a big night against Portland. Now his coach wants to see him do it again the next game.

No. 3 Purdue beats No. 25 Michigan for 16th straight win

Purdue forward Vincent Edwards (12) celebrates in the final seconds of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Michigan in West Lafayette, Ind., Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Purdue defeated Michigan 92-88. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Vincent Edwards scored 30 points, Isaac Haas added 24 and No. 3 Purdue matched a school record with its 16 straight victory, using a late charge to finally get past No. 25 Michigan 92-88 on Thursday night.

ISU’s Sam Dowd beats the odds to become DI player

In this Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 photo provided by Idaho State University, Idaho State's Sam Dowd (4) dribbles during an NCAA college basketball game against Youngstown State in Pocatello, Idaho. Dowd found himself homeless at 13 and spent the next few years living with friends, occasionally sleeping outside the school when he had no place to go. Thanks to hard work and the generosity of coaches and families along the way, the undersized point guard realized his dream of playing Division I basketball at Idaho State. (Julie Hillebrant/Idaho State University via AP)

POCATELLO — Sam Dowd has what coaches call pop, a burst that allows him to jump a little higher, move a little quicker than the players around him.



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