USC names Helton permanent coach

(AP) Southern California hired Clay Helton as its permanent coach, removing the interim tag after he guided the team to a division title since taking over for Steve Sarkisian. More.

Hot duos featured as Blazers visit Clips

(AP) Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum are emerging as a major one-two punch for the Portland Trail Blazers. The Los Angeles Clippers are in the fifth season of their own with Chris . . . more.

Wilson's 5 TDs lead Seahawks past Steelers

(AP) After spending the first half of the season hearing about their late-game failures, the Seattle Seahawks once again controlled the fourth quarter. And no one had more ownership . . . more.

Clemson still #1, Stanford jumps to 7th in new poll

(AP) Oklahoma moved up to No. 3 behind Clemson and Alabama . . . Stanford moved up six spots to No. 7 after beating Notre Dame with a last-second . . . more.

Beavers challenge Ducks in the 119th Civil War

(AP) After a disappointing season, Oregon State gave its best effort in the finale. Freshman Ryan Nall ran for 174 yards and a touchdown and the Beavers came within . . . more.
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