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College Football

Quiteh and Zulli big numbers for Little All-Americans

Bloomsburg running back Franklyn Quiteh and Shippensburg quarterback Zach Zulli have been selected to the AP Little All-America team.

The Little All-America team honors players from Division II, III and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Quiteh, a Little All-American in 2010 as a freshman, went over 2,000 yards rushing for the second time in his career. The Harlon Hill Trophy finalist as the top player in Division II leads the division in rushing at 176.8 yards per game and has scored 24 touchdowns.

Zulli tied a Division II record with 54 touchdowns passes, set a record for touchdowns responsible for with 56 and threw for 4,747 yards.

CSU schedules a pair of trips to Alabama the next 5 years

FORT COLLINS – The Colorado State football team will visit Alabama next season and again in 2015 or 2017 in an agreement that will earn the Rams $3 million.

Rams coach Jim McElwain served as the Crimson Tide’s offensive coordinator from 2008 to 2011. He can use the experience of playing at Bryant-Denny Stadium as a recruiting tool, and he said playing there will help make his team better.

The Rams will visit Tuscaloosa on Sept. 21, 2013, bumping their home game against UTEP to Sept. 28.

The second trip to Alabama hasn’t been scheduled.

Navy, Notre Dame will meet for the 88th time in 2014

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Notre Dame will face Navy at the home stadium of the Washington Redskins in 2014.

Navy officials announced Thursday the long-time rivalry will move to FedExField in Landover, Md., on Nov. 1, 2014.

The Irish and Midshipmen, who have played every year since 1926, met for the 86th time this year at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. Next year’s game will take place Nov. 2 in South Bend. Navy’s football series with Notre Dame, which is the longest continuous intersectional rivalry in college football, has been extended to 2026.

NHL

Federal mediation remains in play during NHL lockout

NEW YORK – Two days of talks between the NHL, the players’ association, and federal mediators still haven’t provided any answers how to end the lockout.

Representatives from the fighting sides made it into the same room with a federal mediator Thursday. They just didn’t make any noticeable progress. After a failed day Wednesday when the parties on either end of the hockey labor dispute never met with each other, lawyers from each group spoke face to face Thursday.

They appear no closer to a deal to save the season.

Players’ association special counsel Steve Fehr, who met with league lead counsel Bob Batterman on Thursday, said the sides intend to talk today either in person or by phone.

Cycling

Team Sky falling on Froome? Wiggins says he’s in to win

LONDON – Bradley Wiggins said he wants to defend his Tour de France title, changing course after previously indicating his focus in 2013 could be on the Giro d’Italia and the Spanish Vuelta.

The 32-year-old Briton had said he would probably help Team Sky teammate Christopher Froome, who finished second behind him in July, win the 2013 Tour.

The decision falls with Sky general manager Dave Brailsford.

Rabobank rebrands itself as Blanco Pro Cycling Team

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Dutch bank Rabobank said its men’s cycling team will be renamed Blanco Pro Cycling Team next year.

The team still is looking for a sponsor. Rabobank announced this year it was ending its sponsorship of the men’s team because of lost trust in the sport after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency report on Lance Armstrong.

Associated Press