Louisville is finalizing a deal to hire Purdue’s Jeff Brohm as its next head coach, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement and an announcement from the schools has not been finalized. Brohm would replace Scott Satterfield, who abruptly left the Cardinals on Monday after four seasons to become Cincinnati’s coach. The Louisville native and former Cardinal quarterback Brohm is 66-44 lifetime and 36-34 at Purdue, which he guided to the Big Ten Conference West title this season before the Boilermakers (8-5) lost to No. 2 Michigan in the conference championship game.

Adam Scott is the one player everyone assumed would be a perfect fit for LIV Golf. But he's still on the PGA Tour. And he might be the only one capable of making sense without making enemies. Scott's comments last week at the Australian Open are worth noting. He has listened to Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods say LIV leader Greg Norman must go before anything is solved. Scott doesn't understand why golf has to come together. He believes the PGA Tour should run its course and LIV Golf should do its thing. Lawsuits and countersuits make that difficult.

Quarterbacks Stetson Bennett of Georgia, Max Duggan of TCU, C.J. Stroud of Ohio State and Caleb Williams of Southern California are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy. The award given to the outstanding player in college football is determined by a vote of more than 900 sports journalists and past winners. It will be presented Saturday night at the Lincoln Center in New York. Williams and Stroud also are finalists for the Maxwell Award as the top performer in the college game. Williams, Stroud and Duggan also are up for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award.

Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker is the Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year and Alabama linebacker Will Anderson Jr. was named the top defensive player for the second straight year. Tennessee coach Josh Heupel was picked as coach of the year by The Associated Press after keeping his team in playoff contention for much of the season. Mississippi freshman running back Quinshon Judkins was named newcomer of the year. The voting was conducted among a panel of sports writers and broadcasters covering the league.

Teenager Carlos Alcaraz is the youngest year-end No. 1 in the history of the ATP computerized rankings. He joins fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal as the first players from the same country to claim the top two spots at the close of a season since Americans Pete Sampras and Michael Chang in 1996. The final men’s tennis rankings for 2022 were published Monday, and Alcaraz’s rise from No. 32 at the end of 2021 is the largest single-season jump to No. 1. Iga Swiatek finished the year with a substantial lead in the final WTA rankings, which were released last month. The 21-year-old from Poland moved up from No. 2 in April to lead the list for the first time and for the rest of the year.

Justyn Mutts scored 27 points to lead Virginia Tech to an 80-72 victory over No. 18 North Carolina on Sunday. Mutts scored 21 of his points in the second half for the Hokies, who built an 18-point, second-half lead and then held on to hand the slumping Tar Heels their fourth consecutive defeat. The Associated Press’ preseason No. 1 team, North Carolina played without center Armando Bacot, who missed the game with a bruised shoulder.

Georgia, Michigan, TCU and Ohio State have made the College Football Playoff, giving the Big Ten multiple programs in the four-team field for the first time. The defending national champion and top-ranked Bulldogs and fourth-seeded Buckeyes will meet Dec. 31 at the Peach Bowl in Atlanta. The second-seeded Wolverines and third-ranked Horned Frogs will play at the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona, the same day. The national championship game is scheduled for Jan. 9 at Sofi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Georgia and Michigan have both opened as the favorites to win their semifinals and reach the title game.

Led by Mikeal Brown-Jones' 20 points, the UNC Greensboro Spartans defeated the Elon Phoenix 65-61 on Saturday night. The Spartans moved to 4-5 with the win and the Phoenix dropped to 1-8.

United States midfielder Christian Pulisic hopes to play against the Netherlands in the round of 16 at the World Cup on Saturday after bruising his pelvic bone while scoring in the 1-0 win over Iran. Pulisic is going to consult with the medical staff in the hope of joining the latest training session. He says "I will do everything in my power to work with this medical team and make sure I can play.” Pulisic was in pain when he sprawled on the field after colliding with Iran goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand on Tuesday.

Rarely does a college football season enter the weekend of conference championship games with its playoff picture this clearly in focus. No. 1 Georgia and No. 2 Michigan figure to have playoff bids locked up no matter how they fare this weekend. No. 3 TCU also is unbeaten and would have a pretty strong argument it belongs in the field even if it falls to No. 13 Kansas State in the Big 12 championship game. No. 4 Southern California's situation is a little trickier because the Trojans aren't undefeated.

Drake Maye has put up big numbers all season for No. 24 North Carolina. Now he has a chance to lead the Tar Heels to something more: an Atlantic Coast Conference championship. The second-year passer leads the high-scoring Tar Heels into Saturday's ACC title game against No. 10 Clemson. He had stirred national buzz as a possible Heisman Trophy candidate before two losses to close the regular season. But Maye still has a chance to lead UNC to its first ACC title since 1980. Maye ranks among the nation's most prolific passers in his first season as a starter.

An attorney for the women who settled their lawsuits against Deshaun Watson says most of his clients have no interest in his return to Houston on Sunday. But attorney Tony Buzbee says about 10 of the women who accused Watson of sexual harassment and assault during massages have planned to attend the game at Houston’s NRG Stadium when the Browns take on the Texans and watch him play in his return from an 11-game suspension. Experts says it's unclear if the spotlight Watson is expected to get this week will mean continued attention on the allegations against him and what his accusers say is trauma they're still dealing with, or if it’s the first step in shifting the conversation strictly to football.

Steve Wilks is building a solid case to become the next full-time head coach of the Carolina Panthers. And he’s doing it his way. Wilks became the team’s interim head coach after Week 5, inheriting a team that was floundering at 1-4 under Matt Rhule. The Panthers have gone 3-4 since under Wilks, including a 23-10 win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Wilks has clearly won the support of the players in the locker room, but what isn’t as certain is if his current body of work will be enough to convince billionaire owner David Tepper to lift the interim tag. Tepper hasn’t discussed Wilks’ future publicly and there are still five games left for the season — all of which could go a long way toward determining Wilks’ fate.

Zach Edey had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 24 Purdue beat No. 8 Duke 75-56 in the championship game of the Phil Knight Legacy men’s tournament. Fletcher Loyer scored 18 points for Purdue, and reserve Caleb Furst finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds. The 7-foot-4 Edey was 7 for 13 from the field and 7 for 8 at the line. He was named tournament MVP. Duke shot 36.2% from the field. Tyres Proctor scored 16 points for the Blue Devils.

Sam Darnold threw for a touchdown and recovered his own fumble for another score in his first game of the season, helping the Carolina Panthers beat the Denver Broncos 23-10. Darnold was making his first start since Week 18 last year. He completed 11 of 19 passes for 164 yards without a turnover. D’Onta Foreman ran for 113 yards on 24 carries, and receiver D.J. Moore broke out of a midseason slump with four catches for 103 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown. The Panthers limited Russell Wilson to 19 of 35 passing for 142 yards and sacked him three times, sending the Broncos to their seventh loss in eight games.

Led by Roti Ware's 17 points, the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks defeated the UNC Greensboro Spartans 75-58 on Sunday. The 'Jacks moved to 4-3 with the victory and the Spartans fell to 3-4.

Brett Pesce’s first goal of the season broke a third-period tie and the Carolina Hurricanes snapped a five-game winless streak with a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames. Seth Jarvis and Martin Necas also scored for Carolina. Pesce’s power-play goal came with 11:14 to play. It was his first goal since March. Goalie Antti Raanta made 19 saves in his first action in five games. He dealt with an injury earlier in the week and was scratched from a scheduled start Wednesday night. Adam Ruzicka and Tyler Toffoli scored for the Flames, who ended a six-game trip with a 2-3-1 record.

J.J. McCarthy threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score, Donovan Edwards ran for two long fourth-quarter TDs and No. 3 Michigan pulled away for a 45-23 rout of No. 2 Ohio State to keep its national title hopes firmly on track. McCarthy exploited holes in the Buckeyes secondary and helped Michigan capture two straight wins over Ohio State  for the first time in over two decades and walk away from Ohio Stadium with a victory for the first time since 2000.

Tyler Huff threw for one touchdown and ran for another to lead Furman to a 31-6 victory over Elon in the first round of the FCS Championship. Furman led 14-3 at halftime on the strength of a 30-yard TD pass from Huff to Ryan Miller and a 10-yard touchdown run by Devin Abrams. The Paladins wrapped it up with a 75-yard drive that took more than nine minutes off the clock in the fourth quarter, capped by Huff scoring on a 9-yard run. Grant Robinson later added a 25-yard touchdown run. Huff completed 16 of 26 passes for 140 yards and Dominic Roberto had 98 yards rushing for Furman.

Nebraska has signed Matt Rhule to an eight-year contract to be the Cornhuskers’ next football coach. The school said Rhule would be introduced at a Monday news conference and terms of the contract would be announced then. The 47-year-old Rhule has been out of work for less than two months since getting fired by the Carolina Panthers. Nebraska has had six straight losing seasons and is more than 20 years removed from its 1990s heyday. Rhule took over struggling programs at Temple and Baylor and built them into conference contenders in three years. He was 11-27 with Carolina before getting fired after a 1-4 start.

The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers both made a concerted effort this past offseason to upgrade the quarterback position. But with the NFL season entering the stretch run, neither team has much to show for it. The Broncos are 3-7; the Panthers 3-8. Russell Wilson has struggled to mesh with the Broncos entering Sunday’s game at Carolina after being acquired in an offseason trade with the Seattle Seahawks. Likewise, 2018 No. 1 draft pick Baker Mayfield has been a flop with the Panthers since coming over from the Cleveland Browns, prompting interim head coach Steve Wilks to bench him this week for Sam Darnold.

Gareth Bale converted a penalty kick in the 82nd minute to offset Tim Weah’s first-half goal and give Wales a 1-1 draw against the United States in the return to the World Cup for both nations. Weah is the son of former FIFA Player of the Year and current Liberian President George Weah. The United States was back in the World Cup after missing the 2018 tournament and appeared headed to victory. But Walker Zimmerman plowed down Bale from behind with the Welsh star’s back to the goal and Bale converted the penalty for his 41st international goal.

Another week, another quarterback decision for Carolina Panthers interim head coach Steve Wilks. Wilks said he’ll wait until Wednesday to determine who’ll start Sunday against the Denver Broncos, with Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold and P.J. Walker all in consideration. Wilks said he wants to evaluate Denver's defense and determines who gives the Panthers the best chance to win. Mayfield is coming off yet another poor performance against the Baltimore Ravens, completing 21 of 33 passes for 196 yards with two interceptions while failing to lead the Panthers to a touchdown. He fell to 1-5 as as the team’s starter.

Moving toward the latest monumental matchup between Michigan and Ohio State, the Big Ten rivals share another Associated Press college football poll milestone. Michigan became the second school, joining Ohio State, to appear in at least 900 rankings since the media poll started in 1936. The Wolverines were ranked third and the Buckeyes second, behind No. 1 Georgia, in the AP Top 25. Ohio State has been ranked 963 times — that’s 79% of all AP polls. Michigan’s 900 appearances represent 74% of all polls.

Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker will miss the rest of the season after injuring his left knee in the fourth quarter of the ninth-ranked Volunteers loss to South Carolina. Tennessee announced Hooker had a torn ACL and thanked the fifth-year senior transfer from Virginia Tech for being part of the Volunteers’ resurgence. Hooker has been one of the best quarterbacks in the country and a leading Heisman Trophy contender as the Volunteers became a surprise entry into the College Football Playoff race. He has thrown 27 touchdown passes and just two interceptions this season.

RJ Davis scored 21 points, Armando Bacot had 19 points and 23 rebounds and No. 1 North Carolina defeated James Madison 80-64. Pete Nance added 11 points and Leaky Black had 12 rebounds as the Tar Heels concluded a four-game homestand by improving to 4-0. Takal Molson scored 19 points in James Madison’s first game against a top-ranked team in nearly 32 years. North Carolina built a 21-point first-half lead to take control early before holding a 45-26 advantage at halftime.

Azzi Fudd scored 32 points and No. 5 UConn beat 10th-ranked North Carolina State 91-69 on Sunday, in a game that started with a scary moment when longtime Huskies associate head coach Chris Dailey fainted after the national anthem. Dailey was attended to on the court by medical personnel for a few minutes before being taking off on a stretcher. Dailey, who is 63, waved to the crowd and smiled as she left the court. Lou Lopez Senechal got going in the second half, scoring 12 points in the third quarter to turn the game into a rout. Lopez Senechal was scoreless in the first half for UConn. Nika Muhl had a career-high 15 assists for the Huskies. Diamond Johnson finished with 14 points for the Wolfpack.