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UNDATED (AP) -- Butler got 17 points each from Alex Barlow and Kelan Martin to knock off No. 5 North Carolina 74-66 in the opener of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. The Bulldogs crashed the boards for 29 offensive rebounds to improve to 4-0. That helped offset 7 percent shooting from the field over the final 8 minutes of the game. Marcus Paige led the Tar Heels with 18 points. North Carolina fell to 3-1.
In other Top 25 action:
-- Bahamas native Buddy Hield scored 24 points, Frank Booker added 11 and Oklahoma beat No. 22 UCLA 75-65 in the Battle 4 Atlantis. Jordan Woodard added 10 points for the 3-1 Sooners.
There are four top 25 teams in that tournaments eight-team field including No. 2 Wisconsin. The Badgers have been impressive in posting four wins this season heading into their meeting with UAB. No opponent has scored more than 60 on the Badgers, who are holding teams to 34 percent shooting.
A battle of ranked teams will decide the championship at the Maui Invitational. No. 3 Arizona takes on 15th-ranked San Diego State in a meeting of 5-0 teams.
There are 10 games on the top 25 schedule.
UNDATED (AP) -- The 2-9 New York Jets have announced that Geno Smith will get the start at quarterback over Michael Vick for the game against the Miami Dolphins on Monday night. Vick had started the Jets' last three games, but struggled against Buffalo before being replaced by Smith in the loss in Detroit.
Smith last started on Oct. 26 in a loss to the Bills in which he threw interceptions on three consecutive possessions and was benched.
The Redskins will start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. In announcing the decision, coach Jay Gruden said he feels like McCoy gives the 3-8 Redskins a better opportunity.
The Redskins are 0-3 since Griffin returned from an ankle injury and have scored only one touchdown in each of the last two games.
Houston has placed quarterback Ryan Mallett on injured reserve with a chest injury, meaning Ryan Fitzpatrick will start on Sunday against Tennessee. Fitzpatrick started the first nine games before being benched during the bye week in favor of Mallett, who went 1-1 as the starter.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- NFL Players Association records show New England special teams captain Matthew Slater has signed a two-year contract extension.
Slater called the extension "humbling" but declined to go into details. The Patriots don't announce contract extensions.
The total value of the deal is $4 million.
In other NFL news:
-- The Indianapolis Colts have claimed outside linebacker Shaun Phillips off waivers from Tennessee. Team officials say they waived linebacker Victor Butler to clear room on the 53-man active roster.
---- Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness for striking New England's Zach Moore late in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon says the lowest point during his recently completed 10-game suspension was that he was treated differently by friends and teammates.
Gordon returned last week after serving his suspension for substance abuse, catching eight passes for 120 yards in a win over Atlanta. In an NFL Network interview, Gordon said people with the Browns were "more standoffish" with him. He said "it's kind of like a disease" with people wanting to keep their distance.
Gordon couldn't practice or work out with his teammates during the suspension, but he was allowed to attend meetings and interact with employees in the facility.
T25 FOOTBALL-GEORGIA-GURLEY SURGERY
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia says tailback Todd Gurley has had successful surgery to reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
Gurley suffered the season-ending injury in No. 8 Georgia's win over Auburn on Nov. 15. Before the injury, Gurley passed Garrison Hearst for second place on Georgia's career rushing list, behind Herschel Walker.
UNDATED (AP) -- Some of the elite NBA teams are part of the league's Wednesday schedule. And then there are the 76ers.
The 0-14 Sixers will be looking to avoid a franchise record for futility to start a season when the host Brooklyn tonight. Philadelphia is also just four losses from tying the 2009-10 Nets, who set an NBA record by beginning the season 0-18. If the losing continues, Philadelphia could break the NBA record for losses to start the season on Dec. 5 when hosting Oklahoma City.
Northwest Division-leading Portland is on an eight-game winning streak heading into their road game at Charlotte. It's the Trail Blazers' longest winning streak since stringing together 11 in a row in November of last year.
Despite the winning ways, 11-3 Portland still trails Memphis and Golden State for the best record in the Western Conference. The 12-2 Grizzlies are in Los Angeles to take on the Lakers, while the 11-2 Warriors take a six-game winning streak into their game at Orlando.
Toronto has won five in a row, as the Raptors prepare to take on the Hawks in Atlanta. Toronto is tied with Memphis for the best record in the NBA.
Thirteen games dot the NBA schedule.
UNDATED (AP) -- The New York Islanders are riding high with the best 21-game start to a season in franchise history. They'll try to improve on that when they host Washington tonight. The Isles have won four in a row and nine of their last 10 to improve to 15-6. That has them tied with Pittsburgh for the lead in the Metropolitan Division of the NHL.
The high-scoring Penguins will try to keep pace when they host refocused Toronto. The Maple Leafs have won back-to-back contests after a three-game skid in which they were outscored 17-5. The Maple Leafs are 8-4-1 in their last 13.
There are nine games in the NHL tonight.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The timeline may be off for the Chicago Cubs to have the Wrigley Field bleacher renovation done by Opening Day.
Cubs spokesman Julian Green says unseasonably cold and windy weather is partly to blame. He also says city of Chicago crews installing a new water main are also keeping the Cubs from starting deep foundational work. The home opener against St. Louis is April 5.
The demolition of the bleachers is part of a larger $575 million project. The Cubs are also building a jumbo video board and six outfield signs.
Applications for US jobless aid jump to 313,000
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months.
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