UNDATED (AP) — It will be top-ranked Florida State against No. 2 Auburn in the BCS championship game at the Rose Bowl on Jan. 6. The Tigers’ title game berth marks quite a turnaround for a program that was 3-9 last season before hiring head coach Gus Malzahn. Four SEC teams — Alabama, Florida, LSU and Auburn — have combined to win the last seven BCS championships.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees (breez) passed for 313 yards and four touchdowns in the New Orleans Saints’ 31-13 win over Carolina. The outcome puts the Saints one game ahead of the Panthers for first place in the NFC South and ends Carolina’s eight-game winning streak. Jimmy Graham had two touchdown catches for the 10-3 Saints.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant played his first game since tearing his left Achilles’ tendon late last season, but his presence actually contributed to the Los Angeles Lakers’ 106-94 loss to Toronto. Bryant shot just 2-for-9 and had eight turnovers while contributing nine points, eight rebounds and four assists in 28 minutes.
UNDATED (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says the Sacramento Kings have reached an agreement to acquire forward Rudy Gay from Toronto in a multiplayer trade. The Kings also will acquire Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy and send Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson, John Salmons and Chuck Hayes to the Raptors.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Zach Johnson rallied from four shots down with eight holes remaining to beat Tiger Woods at the World Challenge. Johnson holed out from a drop area for par on the last hole to force a playoff, and beat the No. 1 player in golf when Woods missed a 5-foot par putt on the first extra hole. It was only the fourth time in his career that Woods lost a lead of at least two shots going into the final round.