Los Angeles Times

Michigan No. 2 in CFP rankings


Michigan moved up to No. 2 in the second-to-last College Football Playoff rankings, joining Georgia, Alabama and Cincinnati in the top four heading into conference championsh­ip weekend.

Oklahoma State is fifth going into the Big 12 championsh­ip game Saturday against Baylor, and Notre Dame is sixth with no games left and no head coach.

Virginia Tech hired Penn State defensive coordinato­r Brent Pry as its next head


Urban Meyer said he will not be Notre Dame’s next head coach . ... Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Trysten Hill’s suspension for punching Las Vegas offensive lineman John Simpson after a Thanksgivi­ng Day loss to the Raiders was reduced to one game . ... A person familiar with the situation told the AP that New York Giants quarterbac­k Daniel Jones has a neck injury and his status for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins was uncertain.

The Milwaukee Bucks announced they have signed DeMarcus Cousins, a fourtime All-Star who earned second-team all-NBA honors in 2015 and 2016.

The New Jersey Devils signed center Jack Hughes to an eight-year, $64-million contract extension.

Sean Johnson saved Adam Buksa’s attempt during a penalty shootout and all five of Johnson’s teammates scored as New York City FC advanced to its first Eastern Conference final following a 2-2 playoff draw with the New England Revolution in Foxborough, Mass.

Keidane McAlpine, the 2021 Pac-12 coach of the year who led the USC women’s soccer team to eight straight NCAA tournament appearance­s, including a national championsh­ip in 2016, was named the sixth head coach of the Georgia soccer program.

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