Oregon faces K-State in the Fiesta Bowl...Light slate in college, pro hoops...NHL labor update

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Associated Press

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 12:04 PM

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — The college football schedule continues tonight with the Fiesta Bowl featuring fifth-ranked Oregon and No. 7 Kansas State in a matchup of 11-1 clubs. The Wildcats and Ducks are both in the top 5 of the BCS standings and have two of the nation's most dynamic offenses, setting up what should be a second straight marquee Fiesta Bowl. K-State features dual-threat quarterback Colin Klein, the Heisman Trophy finalist who threw for 2,490 yards and rushed for 890 more while accounting for 37 TDs.

MIAMI (AP) — Top-ranked Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama are in Florida and continuing preparations for Monday night's BCS championship game. Both teams arrived in Fort Lauderdale yesterday afternoon for a matchup that was set more than a month ago.

UNDATED (AP) — Only three members of the AP men's basketball poll are slated for action tonight and all of them are in the top 10 of the rankings. No. 2 Michigan takes a 13-0 record to Northwestern for just its second road game of the season. Third-ranked Arizona is at home against Colorado, and No. 10 Gonzaga plays at Pepperdine.

UNDATED (AP) — The NBA once again offers up a limited Thursday schedule with just two games to be contested. The Atlantic-leading New York Knicks will host the Southwest Division-leading San Antonio Spurs, who ride a seven-game winning streak into the Big Apple following last night's win at Milwaukee. And two nights after ending the Los Angeles Clippers' franchise-record 17-game winning streak, the Nuggets will host the Northwest Division-rival Minnesota. Timberwolves.

NEW YORK (AP) — NHL labor talks are scheduled to continue today with the lockout in its 110th day. The NHL and the players' association met deep into Thursday morning after the union made its second counteroffer of the week in an effort to end the season-long lockout. Commissioner Gary Bettman has said that the league told the union a deal needs to be in place by next week so a 48-game season can begin on Jan. 19.

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