Jameis Winston will have plenty of company at the Heisman Trophy ceremony -- though he's not expected to have much competition.

The Florida State quarterback was among a record-tying six Heisman finalists revealed Monday, along with Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, Alabama's AJ McCarron, Auburn's Tre Mason and Boston College's Andre Williams.

Six finalists invited to New York for the presentation are the most since 1994. The winner will be announced Saturday night.

Winston is the overwhelming favorite to win the award now that a sexual assault complaint against him in Tallahassee, Fla., has been closed without charges being filed.

  • The average graduation success rate for African-American football players at the bowl-bound schools is 65 percent compared with 84 percent for whites, according to the annual report released by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida.

    Richard Lapchick, principal author of the study and director of TIDES, said that the disparity largely is a reflection of the lack of quality education African-American players are receiving as adolescents.

    Lapchick said only 37 percent of the bowl-bound schools graduated 66 percent or more of African-American student-athletes. However, 99 percent of those same schools graduated at least 66 percent of white students.

  • Pittsburgh senior defensive tackle Aaron Donald won the Bronko Nagurski award given to the nation's top college defensive player.

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    UFC heavyweight fighter Shane Del Rosario died nearly two weeks after he had a heart attack. He was 30. Del Rosario's manager, Jason House, said the fighter's doctors believe he had a congenital heart disorder.

    Del Rosario was the first American winner of the WBC world heavyweight muay thai championship in 2007.

  • Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen announced his retirement, two days after he made two dramatic saves in a penalty kick shootout against Real Salt Lake to secure his club its first MLS Cup in more than a decade.

  • A day after four people were hospitalized following clashes in the final round of the Brazilian league, World Cup organizers said fan safety will not be a problem during soccer's showcase event this summer.

  • FIFA said fans applied for more than 1.1 million tickets for the World Cup in the first 24 hours after the latest sales phase opened.

  • Formula One will award double points for the last race of the season starting next year.