Top National Sports Stories: Cowboys at .500...FSU bracing for Fisher's departure...Clemson without Lamar again

Published on December 01, 2017 at 06:36AM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott threw for two touchdowns and Alfred Morris ran for 127 yards and a fourth-quarter TD as the Dallas Cowboys slammed the Washington Redskins 38-14 to even their record at 6-6. Dez Bryant had his 72nd career scoring grab to break the team record set by Bob Hayes. The Redskins had four turnovers in falling to 5-7.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that Florida State officials think Jimbo Fisher will leave the Seminoles for Texas A&M and that FSU has started the process of vetting potential candidates. Fisher reiterated Thursday that he expects to be on the sideline Saturday for the regular-season finale against Louisiana-Monroe. Florida State needs a win on Saturday and in a bowl game to avoid its first losing season since 1976.

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson starting linebacker Tre Lamar will miss the top-ranked Tigers’ Atlantic Coast Conference championship game with No. 7 Miami because of continuing shoulder problems. It will be the third straight game he’s missed since getting hurt in Clemson’s 31-14 win over Florida State on Nov. 11. Clemson coach Dabo (DA’-boh) Swinney held out hope that Lamar would be healthy enough to return.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Rick Pitino is suing the University of Louisville Athletic Association for $38.7 million, saying it breached his contract by placing him on unpaid administrative leave without notice and firing him last month with no legally justified “cause.” The Hall of Fame basketball coach was dismissed after he was placed on leave when the university acknowledged it was being investigated in a federal bribery probe of college basketball. The suit seeks liquidated contract damages of $4.307 million through 2026.

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods is within three shots of the lead heading into the second round of his first tournament since a 10-month layoff following his fourth back surgery. Woods shot a 3-under 69 to begin the Hero World Challenge at Nassau. Tommy Fleetwood is the leader at 6 under, one shot ahead of Rickie Fowler and Matt Kuchar (KOO’-chur).