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Duke QB Sirk out with ruptured left Achilles tendon

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke says quarterback Thomas Sirk has ruptured his left Achilles tendon.

Coach David Cutcliffe said Sirk injured the tendon Tuesday during a team conditioning session and that he's scheduled for surgery Wednesday.

There's no timetable for his return. Sirk, a rising redshirt senior, missed the 2013 season with a ruptured Achilles tendon in his other ankle that April.

Sirk threw for 2,625 yards with 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions while also leading the team in rushing with 803 yards and eight TDs.

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Correction: UCLA-USC story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Feb. 4 about the UCLA-USC game, The Associated Press erroneously reported the final score. Southern California beat UCLA 80-61.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Southern California beats UCLA 80-61 to go 14-0 at home

Southern California stunned UCLA with a 9-0 run to open the game and the Trojans never looked back

By BETH HARRIS

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Clemson scrambles on signing day to replace missing DBs

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney thought his team was filled up on defensive backs for next fall — until NFL dreams got involved.

Three of last year's starting secondary declared for the NFL draft shortly after the Tigers 45-40 loss to Alabama in the national championship game.

"We had to start making calls," Swinney said.