JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Rookie quarterback Andrew Luck ran for two touchdowns, leading the Indianapolis Colts to a 27-10 victory on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Darius Butler returned an interception for a score as the Colts won their fourth straight game and snapped a three-game losing streak in the series. The Jaguars are 1-8 and have lost six straight.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Kevin Durant scored eight of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Chicago Bulls 97-91. Durant iced the game with an off-balance jumper off one foot with 35.1 seconds to play. He was passive for much of the game and didn't attempt a free throw until the closing seconds. Luol Deng led the Bulls with 27 points.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- E.J. Manuel hit Rashad Greene with a slant pass that Greene took 39 yards for a touchdown with 40 seconds to play and No. 8 Florida State survived a scare on the road to beat Virginia Tech 28-22. The Seminoles won their fourth straight and moved within a victory against Maryland next weekend of securing a spot in the ACC championship game.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Virginia Tech safety Michael Cole was taken off the field in an ambulance in the third quarter of Thursday's game against No. 8 Florida State. Replays showed Cole's head apparently crashing into the side of a Seminoles player on an 11-yard run by Lonnie Pryer. Virginia Tech's sports information department says Cole sustained a neck sprain but has feeling and movement in his extremities. It says he was taken to a local hospital as a precaution.
NEW YORK (AP) -- After more than five hours together on the third straight day of negotiating, the NHL and players' association agreed to meet again Friday to try to reach a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement. Neither side revealed much of what was discussed. This week is considered critical for the hockey season to be saved. The lockout is threatening to force the second cancellation of an NHL season in seven years.
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