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Purdue dismisses coach Danny Hope
• Danny Hope was fired as Purdue’s football coach one day after the Boilermakers (6-6) defeated rival Indiana 56-35 and became bowl eligible for a second straight season. Hope went 22-27 in four injury-ravaged seasons. He ended the school’s three-year bowl drought last season and brought Purdue its first bowl title since 2007 by winning the Little Caesars Bowl in Detroit. He won a two-year contract extension in December that runs through 2016.
• Boston College fired football coach Frank Spaziani after four years of progressively worse records and two straight seasons without a bowl appearance. Athletic Director Brad Bates made the announcement a day after the Eagles (2-10, 1-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) finished the season with a 27-10 loss at North Carolina State.
• The University of Colorado fired coach Jon Embree after the Buffaloes endured the worst season in the program’s 123-year history. They finished 1-11, the win Sept. 23 at Washington State. Embree was 4-21 in two years.
• Defensive end Tank Carradine, a senior from Cincinnati, will miss Florida State’s final two games with a torn knee ligament. Florida State plays the ACC title game Saturday against Georgia Tech, and will play in a bowl.
Russian skaters win spot in Grand Prix
• Russian figure skaters Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov won the pairs event at the NHK Trophy in Sendai, Japan, to secure a spot at the Grand Prix final Dec. 6-9 in Sochi, Russia. Canadians Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch were second and Americans Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir were third.
• Dutch speedskater Koen Verweij earned his first career World Cup individual victory by winning the men’s 1,500-meter race in Kolomna, Russia, while fellow Dutchman Jorit Bergsma won the men’s mass start. Former Olympic champion Claudia Pechstein of Germany won the women’s 3,000 meters.
• Norwegian skier Aksel Lund Svindal won a super-G, completing a sweep at Lake Louise in Alberta. Svindal also won the downhill. Adrien Theaux of France was second and Joachim Puchner of Austria was third.
• Skier Kathrin Zettel of Austria held off teammate Marlies Schild with a blazing final run to win a World Cup slalom in Aspen, Colo. Tina Maze of Slovenia was third.
• Austria’s Gregor Schlierenzauer earned the 41st ski jump World Cup victory of his career by edging out Norway’s Anders Fannemel in Lillehammer, Norway.
• Skier Magnus Moan of Norway won the combined World Cup event in Lillehammer, Norway.
• Olympic luge champion Felix Loch led a German sweep of the top five positions at the season-opening race in Igls, Austria.
Argonauts defeat Stampeders 35-22
• Chad Owens, Pacino Horne and Dontrelle Inman had touchdowns in the first half as the Toronto Argonauts won the 100th Grey Cup game 35-22 over the Calgary Stampeders in Toronto. Rene Paredes had four field goals for Calgary.
• No. 11 UCLA announced that guard Tyler Lamb is leaving the basketball team and transferring schools.
• Former Chelsea and Manchester United soccer manager Dave Sexton has died at age 82. Sexton led Chelsea to winning the F.A. Cup in 1970.
— From wire reports