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Truex makes final championship push with top practice speed

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Martin Truex Jr. topped the leaderboard in the final practice of the season and proved again why he's the favorite to win his first NASCAR championship. More>>

NFL reviewing allegation Jameis Winston groped Uber driver

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NFL investigating allegations Jameis Winston groped a female Uber driver in 2016, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback denies allegation. More>>

Broncos boss blames players, not coaches, for nosedive

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Broncos general manager John Elway is placing the blame for Denver's five-game losing streak squarely on the players. More>>

Week 12 preview: Defensive struggle, trying to go bowling

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Maybe a few upsets will liven up a weekend schedule that looks as if it will be full of blowouts. More>>

Cowboys' Jerry Jones apologizes for racial remark in video

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has apologized after a website posted a 4-year-old video of him making a racially insensitive comment. More>>

LeBron's 39 lead Cavs to 118-113 OT win against Clippers

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LeBron's 39 points lead Cavaliers to 118-113 overtime win against Clippers. More>>

Love game: Serena Williams reportedly marries in New Orleans

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The game is love for tennis star Serena Williams and new husband Alexis Ohanian. More>>

Dale Jr. reflects on Hurricane Irma's impact on Florida Keys

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. got a firsthand look at Hurricane Irma's destruction when he made the drive from Key West to Homestead this week. More>>

Spurs overcome 23-point deficit to beat Thunder, 104-101

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LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a 23-point deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-101. More>>

Goffin ousts Federer in ATP Finals semifinal comeback

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David Goffin has ended Roger Federer's bid for a seventh ATP Finals title by stunning the favorite 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the semifinals in London. More>>

Danica Patrick to end racing career at next year's Indy 500

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Danica Patrick plans to run two races next year and then end her full-time racing career. More>>

Cavani scores twice as league leader PSG routs Nantes 4-1

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Edinson Cavani scores twice as unbeaten Paris Saint-Germain overcomes a slow start to beat Nantes 4-1 and move six points clear at the top of the French league on Saturday. Cavani has a league-leading 15 goals and 19 in 17 overall. More>>

Arsenal overwhelms Tottenham, Man City keeps up title charge

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Arsenal chipped away at Tottenham's recent north London supremacy with a 2-0 derby victory. More>>

Salah at the double as Liverpool beats Southampton 3-0

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Mohamed Salah's skillful performance inspired Liverpool to a 3-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday, with two goals sending the Egyptian to the top of the Premier League scoring standings. More>>

Clement feeling the heat after Swansea loses at Burnley

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Jack Cork heaped the pressure on former manager Paul Clement as Burnley swept aside Swansea 2-0 on Saturday, leaving the south Wales club three points off the bottom of the Premier League. More>>

Bayern leads by 6 points as Heynckes extends winning run

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Robert Lewandowski scored twice to help Bayern Munich stretch its lead in the Bundesliga to six points with a 3-0 defeat of Bavarian rival Augsburg. More>>

City beats Leicester but could be without Stones for 6 weeks

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Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne scored either side of halftime as Manchester City's record-breaking start to the Premier League season continued with a 2-0 victory at Leicester on Saturday. More>>

Zagitova wins in France, qualifies for Grand Prix final

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World junior champion Alina Zagitova of Russia recovered from a disappointing performance in the short program to win the Internationaux de France and qualify for the Grand Prix final. More>>

Top-ranked UConn routs No. 20 California 82-47

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Crystal Dangerfield, Kia Nurse and Napheesa Collier all scored 14 points to help top-ranked UConn rout No. 20 California 82-47. More>>

Streaking Patriots face inconsistent Raiders in Mexico City

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NFL's last international game of season: streaking Patriots vs inconsistent Raiders in Mexico City. More>>

Truex fastest among championship contenders at Homestead

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Martin Truex Jr. was the fastest of the four NASCAR Cup series championship contenders in qualifying and starts second in Sunday's finale. More>>

Rose takes 1-shot lead into final round at Dubai

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Justin Rose shot a 7-under 65 to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the European Tour's season-ending Tour Championship. More>>

Arsenal beats Tottenham 2-0 to give Wenger bragging rights

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Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez scored first-half goals for Arsenal in a 2-0 victory over Tottenham in the Premier League as the Gunners looked to restore a sense of supremacy in north London after a disastrous campaign last season. More>>

Aaron Boone interviews for New York Yankees manager

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Aaron Boone became the first person with no experience as a manager of coach to interview to become Joe Girardi's successor with the New York Yankees. More>>

Geisenberger leads German sweep in luge opener in Austria

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Natalie Geisenberger won to lead a German sweep of the medals at the first World Cup women's luge race of the Olympic season. More>>

British rider Daniel Hegarty dies after crashing in Macau GP

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British motorcycle rider Daniel Hegarty has died after crashing in the Macau Grand Prix on Saturday. More>>

Defense lawyer calls witness at FIFA bribery trial 'liar'

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An ex-marketing executive from Argentina is due back on the witness stand for a fourth day in the U.S. corruption case against three former South American soccer officials. More>>

Figure skater Gracie Gold withdraws from US championships

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Two-time U.S. women's figure skating champion Gracie Gold has withdrawn from the national championships while she continues to seek treatment for anxiety and an eating disorder. More>>

IOC to decide Dec. 5 if Russia goes to 2018 Winter Olympics

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The International Olympic Committee says it will decide on Dec. 5 if Russia can compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. More>>

Trump welcomes college sports champions to the White House

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President Donald Trump is congratulating college sports champions at the White House. More>>

The Latest: Ganassi has spoken to Patrick about 2018 races

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Defending Truck Series champion and 2017 title contender Johnny Sauter posted the fastest lap at 169.629 mph in the first practice of the day. More>>

Sung Hyun Park opens 3-shot lead in LPGA Tour Championship

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South Korean rookie Sung Hyun Park starts to pull away at LPGA Tour Championship. More>>

Austin Cook shoots 62 and takes lead at Sea Island

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PGA Tour rookie Austin Cook shoots 62 and leads by 1 shot at Sea Island. More>>

NHL GMs pleased so far with crack down on slashing

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If there are any misgivings about the NHL's crackdown on slashes to the hands, they are not shared by the general managers. More>>

Seattle's Earl Thomas voted top safety in AP rankings

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Seattle's Earl Thomas easily wins vote for NFL's top safety in AP rankings. More>>

MLS attendance up, TV ratings lag as US mulls future

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Major League Soccer's attendance is up and fan interest is booming, even if television broadcasts are far less popular and some young Americans would rather play in Europe. More>>

Roethlisberger throws 4 TDs, Steelers drill Titans 40-17

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Ben Roethlisberger threw for 299 yards and four touchdowns and the Pittsburgh Steelers pulled away from the Tennessee Titans in a 40-17 victory. More>>

Wilder calls out Joshua again for big heavyweight fight

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Deontay Wilder can't wait to get Anthony Joshua into the ring for a big heavyweight title fight. More>>

Astros' Altuve wins AL MVP, Marlins' Stanton earns NL honor

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Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has won the National League MVP award, barely edging Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds. More>>

Trump to host NCAA champs, So Carolina women decline invite

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President Donald Trump is set to host collegiate sports championship teams at the White House Friday. More>>

After friend's death, Brown fuels Celtics win over Warriors

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Kyrie Irving had 11 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, including two free throws that put Boston ahead in the closing seconds, and the Celtics beat the Golden State Warriors 92-88 for their 14th straight victory. More>>

Harden, Rockets score 90 in 1st half and rout Suns 142-116

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James Harden had 23 of his 48 points in the second quarter while the Houston Rockets scored 90 points in the first half en route to a 142-116 win over the Phoenix Suns. More>>

Manfred: MLB pace changes will happen with or without union

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Manfred says rules changes to speed game will be in place next year with or without union consent. More>>

Manfred: Marlins fans shouldn't be upset if Stanton dealt

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Manfred thinks Marlins fans should be understanding if new owners trade Stanton. More>>

Trump urges 3 UCLA players to thank China leader for release

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President Donald Trump is exhorting three suspended UCLA basketball players to thank Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) for their freedom following a shoplifting incident. More>>

USC's Darnold, UCLA's Rosen to square off for 1st time

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USC quarterback Sam Darnold and UCLA counterpart Josh Rosen are collegiate stars and surefire NFL prospects at campuses 11 miles apart. More>>

Truex maintains role as favorite at NASCAR's media day

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Martin Truex Jr. conducted himself like a driver just a few days away from winning his first Cup title during NASCAR's media day for the championship race. More>>

LPGA rookie Sung Hyun Park takes big step toward award sweep

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Sung Hung Park off to solid start in the rookie's bid to sweep all LPGA awards. More>>

Kirk finishes with eagle and the lead at Sea Island

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Chris Kirk finishes with an eagle for a 63 and a 1-shot lead after opening round at Sea Island. More>>

Russian Olympic hopes in peril after drug agency criticism

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Russia's chances of participating at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in February were hit after the World Anti-Doping Agency decided not to reinstate the suspended Russian Anti-Doping Agency. More>>

Witness says he paid $160M in bribes to soccer officials

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A New York judge has been reviewing prosecutors' claims that a former South American soccer official made a potentially threatening gesture as its star witnesses testified at his bribery trial. More>>

The Latest: Keselowski looks to become 'Hall of Fame driver'

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Austin Cindric says he's not worried about possible retaliation from other drivers in Friday night's Truck Series championship. More>>

Ferdie Pacheco _ Muhammad Ali's 'Fight Doctor'_ dies at 89

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Fernando "Ferdie" Pacheco, "The Fight Doctor" who served as Muhammad Ali's ringside physician, has died. More>>

Goods worth $400K stolen from Venus Williams' Florida home

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Police: Burglars hit tennis star Venus Williams' Florida home, stealing $400,000 worth of goods while she was at the U.S. Open. More>>

Sock advances with Federer to semifinals at ATP Finals

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Roger Federer beats Marin Cilic again, this time at ATP Finals. More>>

No. 4 Kansas to sit Preston pending car investigation

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No. 4 Kansas will keep forward Billy Preston on the bench at least until its investigation into an on-campus incident with a vehicle is completed. More>>

Feud grows between NFL, Cowboys' Jerry Jones over Goodell

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The Associated Press has obtained a letter sent to Jerry Jones' attorney accusing the Dallas Cowboys owner of "conduct detrimental to the league's best interests" over his objection to a contract extension for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. More>>

Ex-France minister has to pay damages to Nadal

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France's former minister for health and sport Roselyne Bachelot has been ordered to pay 10,000 euros ($11,800) in damages to Rafael Nadal after accusing him of doping. More>>

Ravens return from bye, look to pick off Packers, Hundley

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The Baltimore Ravens are looking to pick off a few more passes when they play the Green Bay Packers and young quarterback Brett Hundley. More>>

Scherzer, Kluber win Cy Young Awards by wide margins

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Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians has easily won his second American League Cy Young Award. More>>

Cowboys' Elliott drops appeal, will serve rest of 6-game ban

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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has dropped his appeal with five games remaining on his six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence. More>>

Dortmund desperate to get back on track in Bundesliga

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Borussia Dortmund's best ever start to the Bundesliga is all but forgotten amid the turmoil of failing to win in the league since September. More>>

CAS rules FIFA wrong to fine Mexico for fans' gay slur chant

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport has ruled that FIFA was wrong to fine Mexico's soccer federation for fans chanting gay slurs at opposing goalkeepers at World Cup qualifying games. More>>

Embiid's career-high 46 lead 76ers past Lakers 115-109

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Joel Embiid scored a career-high 46 points _ the most by a Philadelphia player in 11 years _ and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the 76ers past the Los Angeles Lakers 115-109. More>>

Cancer survivor earns European Tour card at Q-School

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A 6ft 9in (2.06-meter) English golfer who battled leukemia for five years as a child has earned his first European Tour card after finishing birdie-birdie in the final day of the grueling six-round Q-School tournament. More>>

3 UCLA basketball players suspended after theft in China

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Three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China admitted to their crime and apologized before coach Steve Alford announced they were being suspended indefinitely. More>>

Rose has early advantage over Fleetwood in Dubai; Reed leads

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Justin Rose made the best start of the three players looking to become Europe's top player for 2017 at the season-ending World Tour Championship in Dubai with a 6-under 66. More>>

Tottenham adjusting to change of status in north London

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Tottenham is heading into a derby against Arsenal as the dominant force in north London for the first time in decades. More>>

MLB hopes for new Japan posting deal by early December

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Major League Baseball hopes to reach a new agreement on a posting system with Japan by early December, a deal that would allow star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Otani to start negotiations with big league teams. More>>

Despite big signings, Cavani emerges as leader of PSG attack

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Paris Saint-Germain broke the bank to buy the world's two most expensive players but its best piece of business may have been not selling Edinson Cavani. More>>

Boosted by stadium blessing, Atletico takes on Real Madrid

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Boosted by stadium blessing, Atletico Madrid takes on Real Madrid in first city derby at Atletico's new Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. More>>

Peru qualifies for first World Cup since 1982 by beating NZ

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Peru beat New Zealand 2-0 to win a two-leg playoff and earn the 32nd and last spot in the World Cup field in Russia. More>>

Wisconsin can take step toward playoff by beating Michigan

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Wisconsin seems to have a clear path into the College Football Playoff. More>>

Big Serie A weekend to console Italy fans after WCup failure

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Days after the Azzurri's failure to qualify for the World Cup, followers of Italian football can console themselves with a big weekend in Serie A. More>>

Steinbrenner: Not even title would have saved Girardi's job

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Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner says the decision to replace manager Joe Girardi had long been discussed before the move was made last month. More>>

No. 24 WVU has to win for Big 12 chance; Texas wants 6th win

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No. 24 West Virginia needs to win and get help for a chance to get into the Big 12 championship game. More>>

Bills bench QB Taylor in favor of rookie Peterman

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Tyrod Taylor has been benched and the Buffalo Bills are going with rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman to start against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. More>>

Hawks get their most lopsided win ever, 126-80 over Kings

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Dedmon leads Hawks to franchise-best 46-point margin of victory, 126-80 over Kings. More>>

Boras says teams should spend big and move to 'Playoffville'

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Agent Scott Boras says teams should spend big and move to the gated community of 'Playoffville.'. More>>

Jeter confirms Marlins listening to offers for Stanton

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New Marlins chief executive officer Derek Jeter says the team is listening to trade offers for slugging outfielder Giancarlo Stanton and says Miami must make changes to stop losing money. More>>

Arkansas fires athletic director Jeff Long after 10 years

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Arkansas has fired athletic director Jeff Long, ending a nearly decade-long tenure. More>>

All the prizes up for grabs at LPGA Tour finale

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LPGA Tour ends its season with a sprint to the finish at CME Group Tour Championship. More>>

Sounders' Clint Dempsey wins MLS Comeback Player

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Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey has been named the MLS Comeback Player of the Year after a heart condition put his career in jeopardy. More>>

Ex-police sergeant gets 2 years in rights violation case

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A former Pittsburgh police sergeant convicted of violating the civil rights of a drunken teenager in an assault at a high school football game has been sentenced to more than two years in prison despite seeking leniency. More>>

The Pistons are 10-3, and might be the surprise of the NBA

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The Detroit Pistons are heading on the road for a few days, so maybe someone will see them play. More>>

Papa John's apologizes for criticizing NFL anthem protests

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Papa John's is apologizing for comments made by CEO John Schnatter blaming sluggish pizza sales on NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. More>>

Trump asks whether UCLA players will thank him for release

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President Donald Trump is asking whether three UCLA basketball players will thank him after they were released from detention in China. More>>

Alabama to 1 in playoff rankings, then Clemson, Miami, OU

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Alabama is the new No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings, with Clemson up to No. 2 and Miami and Oklahoma joining the top four for the first time. More>>

Masked man: Irving returns as Celtics win 13th straight

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Kyrie Irving returned to the lineup and scored 25 points while wearing a mask, and the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-102 for their 13th straight victory. More>>

Allen leads No. 1 Duke past No. 2 Michigan State 88-81

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Grayson Allen scores career-high 37 points as No. 1 Duke tops No. 2 Michigan State 88-81. More>>

Speeding up games on MLB agenda for next season

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Major League Baseball is intent on shortening games next season after nine-inning games averaged a record 3 hours, 5 minutes. More>>

Mykhailiuk's 17 lead No. 4 Kansas past No. 7 Kentucky 65-61

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Svi Mykhailiuk scored 17 points, and Devonte Graham hit the clinching free throws to give No. 4 Kansas a 65-61 victory over No. 7 Kentucky and put coach Bill Self in a tie for second with Roy Williams on the Jayhawks' all-time wins list. More>>

Twins' Molitor, D-Backs' Lovullo win Manager of Year awards

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Torey Lovullo of the Arizona Diamondbacks has won the NL Manager of the Year award after his first full season as a big league skipper. More>>

3 UCLA players face punishment at home after China incident

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President Donald Trump says he's hopeful that three UCLA basketball players detained in China will be allowed to return home soon. More>>

McKennie scores in debut as US ties Portugal 1-1

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Weston McKennie scored in his U.S. debut, goalkeeper Ethan Horvath allowed a seemingly harmless cross to drop between his arms for an equalizer and the Americans tied Portugal 1-1 in their first match since failing to qualify for next year's World Cup. More>>

Family, friends, teammates say final goodbye to Roy Halladay

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Two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay was remembered as an amazing husband, father, friend and teammate who was one of the best pitchers of his generation but an even better man. More>>

Bennett focusing on present, getting resettled with Patriots

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Martellus Bennett trying to block out contentious Green Bay exit as he gets resettled with Patriots. More>>

Aldridge has 32 points, Popovich gets milestone in Spurs win

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LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 32 points in his hometown and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Dallas Mavericks 97-91. More>>

Pence's short trip to NFL game cost Indianapolis police $14K

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Group: Vice President Mike Pence's attendance at NFL game he quickly left after national anthem protest cost Indianapolis about $14,000 in police overtime and other costs. More>>

NFL: More concussion self-reporting; Brissett handled OK

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The NFL's chief medical officer says more than a third of concussion evaluations so far this season are a result of players indicating they have symptoms. More>>

Eagles remain No. 1 in the latest AP Pro32 poll

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The Philadelphia Eagles remain No. 1 in the latest AP Pro32 poll. The New England Patriots are No. 2 and the Pittsburgh Steelers slipped to third. More>>

Girardi says he was 'a little shocked' when Yanks let him go

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Joe Girardi said he was 'a little shocked' when he found out he wouldn't be returning as Yankees manager. More>>

Boston Red Sox great Bobby Doerr dies at 99

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Bobby Doerr, a Hall of Fame second baseman who was dubbed the "Silent Captain" by longtime Boston Red Sox teammate and life-long friend Ted Williams, dies at 99. More>>

Ex-Auburn basketball coach pleads not guilty in fraud case

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A prosecutor says the government has 16 hours of telephone conversations by fired Auburn associate head basketball coach Chuck Person to use against him at trial. More>>

'A national shame': Local papers react harshly to Italy exit

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The End, The Apocalypse, A national shame: Local newspapers spared no words in describing four-time champion Italy's failure to qualify for the World Cup. More>>

Marlins have Stanton on the market as GM meetings start

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The Miami Marlins will spend this week's general managers' meetings shopping Giancarlo Stanton. More>>

Blue-blood doubleheader highlights Top 25 games this week

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No. 1 Duke against No. 2 Michigan State and No. 4 Kansas vs. No. 7 Kentucky highlight first full week of 2017-18 season. More>>

Judge, Bellinger unanimous picks as Rookies of the Year

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Aaron Judge has won American League Rookie of the Year honors, becoming the first New York Yankees player to receive the award since Derek Jeter in 1996. More>>

Dolphins need to find answers on defense to challenge in AFC

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Despite an embarrassing performance on Monday night, the Miami Dolphins remain in playoff contention in the mediocre AFC. More>>

James, Korver lead Cavs' charge in 4th to top Knicks 104-101

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LeBron James had 23 points and 12 assists, Kyle Korver scored 19 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to spark a huge comeback, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the New York Knicks 104-101. More>>

Without injured Curry, Durant leads Warriors past Magic

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Kevin Durant had 21 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, Shaun Livingston scored a season-best 16 points in place of the injured Stephen Curry, and the Warriors beat the Orlando Magic 110-100 for their seventh straight win. More>>

Trend? College football players pop the question on-field

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A number of college football players popped the question today. More>>

Beltran retires at 40 after winning 1st World Series title

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Carlos Beltran retires at 40 after winning World Series title with Astros in his 20th season. More>>

Giants owners say McAdoo staying as coach until season's end

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Ben McAdoo is staying as coach of the New York Giants, at least until the end of the season. More>>

Arrivederci Italy: Azzurri lose World Cup playoff to Sweden

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Four-time champion Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in six decades after a goalless draw in Milan saw it lose its playoff 1-0 to Sweden on aggregate. More>>

Raiders mark new chapter with Vegas stadium groundbreaking

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The Oakland Raiders have broken ground on a new stadium in Las Vegas, just across the freeway from the city's world-famous casinos. More>>

Newton, Panthers hammer Dolphins 45-21 for 3rd straight win

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Newton, McCaffrey lead Panthers' dominant offense in 45-21 victory over Dolphins. More>>

Embiid, Covington lead 76ers to 109-105 win over Clippers

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Joel Embiid scored 32 points, Robert Covington added 31 and the Philadelphia 76ers outlasted the Clippers 109-105 to hand Los Angeles its sixth consecutive loss. More>>

Raiders break ground on 65,000-seat stadium in Las Vegas

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The Oakland Raiders are breaking ground on their new 65,000-seat domed stadium in Las Vegas. More>>

Duke is No. 1 in 1st regular-season AP Top 25, MSU is No. 2

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Duke is No. 1 in The Associated Press' first regular-season poll of the 2017-18 season. More>>

Arrivederci Italy: Azzurri lose World Cup playoff to Sweden

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Four-time champion Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in six decades after a goalless draw in Milan saw it lose its playoff 1-0 to Sweden on aggregate. More>>

LeBron: Smith comments a shot at Phil Jackson, not Ntilikina

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LeBron James says his belief that the Knicks should have drafted Dennis Smith Jr. wasn't meant to slight Frank Ntilikina, though was intended as a swipe at Phil Jackson. More>>

Bengals' Burfict avoids suspension for contact with official

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Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict won't be suspended for the contact with an official that got him ejected from a 24-20 loss at Tennessee. More>>

South American soccer officials go on trial in New York

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A prosecutor at the U.S. trial of three former South American soccer officials say the men took millions of dollars in bribes in a scandal that's shaken the sport's governing body. More>>

Jackpot! Las Vegas wins WNBA draft lottery

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Las Vegas won the WNBA draft lottery and will have the No. 1 pick. More>>

Dallas Cowboys must find fast fix with 4 missing stars

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Cowboys must find quick fix to lost look in Atlanta with four crucial players sidelined. More>>

US soccer starts youth movement after World Cup flop

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The U.S. turned toward youth after its World Cup flop, and Josh Sargent, Weston McKennie, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Tyler Adams and Jesse Gonzalez could get debuts in Tuesday's exhibition against Portugal. More>>

Braves hire former Dodgers, Blue Jays exec Anthopoulos as GM

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A person with knowledge of the deal says Braves hire former Dodgers and Blue Jays executive Alex Anthopoulos as general manager. More>>

Ex-tennis star Jelena Dokic: Father beat and spit at her

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Ex-tennis star Jelena Dokic says father beat her in violent ordeal that 'spiraled out of control'. More>>

UConn still No. 1 as top four of women's hoops poll same

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The UConn Huskies continue their run at No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll. More>>

Truex goes into championship race as favorite to win title

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Martin Truex Jr. goes into season finale as the favorite to win NASCAR's championship. More>>

Brady, Patriots send Broncos to fifth straight loss, 41-16

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Tom Brady leads the New England Patriots to a record-tying 12th straight road victory with a 41-16 rout of the Denver Broncos. More>>

Champions Classic uniquely timed test for hoops blue bloods

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The annual doubleheader featuring Kansas, Michigan State, Duke and Kentucky comes at an awkward time less than a week into the season. More>>

Jared Goff leads Rams to 4th straight win, 33-7 over Texans

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Robert Woods caught two of Jared Goff's three touchdown passes and the surging Los Angeles Rams earned their fourth straight victory, 33-7 over the depleted Houston Texans. More>>

With Elliott out, Cowboys falter in 27-7 loss to Falcons

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The Dallas Cowboys knew it would be tough to get by without Ezekiel Elliott, but they missed Tyron Smith even more in ugly 27-7 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. More>>

Colin Kaepernick named GQ magazine's citizen of the year

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Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been named GQ's magazine's "Citizen of the Year" for his activism. More>>

Butch Jones out as Tennessee's football coach

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Tennessee fires football coach Butch Jones with Vols winless in SEC competition. More>>

AP Top 25: Miami jumps to No. 2 behind Alabama; Oklahoma 3rd

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Miami is back _ at No. 2 The Associated Press college football poll, the Hurricanes' best ranking since 2003. More>>

Celtics hold off Raptors 95-94 for 12th straight victory

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Al Horford had 24 points in his return from a two-game absence because of a concussion and the Boston Celtics hung on to beat the Toronto Raptors 95-94 for their 12th straight victory. More>>

Packers win first game without Rodgers, beat Bears 23-16

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Brett Hundley threw for 212 yards and a touchdown, Nick Perry had three sacks and the Packers beat the Chicago Bears 23-16 to snap a three-game losing streak. More>>

Adrian Clayborn has 6 sacks, Falcons romp past Cowboys 27-7

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Adrian Clayborn set an Atlanta record with six sacks, Matt Ryan threw a pair of short touchdown passes and the Falcons romped to a 27-7 victory over the Cowboys. More>>

The Latest: Brady, Patriots get milestone win in Denver

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The Latest: Bengals linebacker Burfict gets another ejection, this time for contact with an official. More>>

Kizzire outlasts Fowler in 36-hole final to win in Mexico

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Patton Kizzire beats Rickie Fowler over 36 holes to win in Mexico for 1st PGA Tour title. More>>

Matt Kenseth wins and Keselowski earns championship berth

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Kenseth won for the first time this season in what could have been the second-to-last Cup race of his NASCAR career. More>>

Ewing coaches Georgetown past Jacksonville 73-57 in debut

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Patrick Ewing won his first game as Georgetown's coach by beating Jacksonville 73-57. More>>

Roethlisberger rallies Steelers to 20-17 win at Indianapolis

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Ben Roethlisberger's 32-yard completion to Antonio Brown with 35 seconds set up a 33-yard field goal from Chris Boswell as time expired Sunday, giving Pittsburgh a 20-17 come-from-behind win at Indianapolis on Sunday. More>>

No. 16 Louisville rallies past George Mason 72-61

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Adel scores 20 points, freshmen Perry and Nwora combine for 27 to rally No. 16 Louisville past George Mason, 72-61. More>>

Jimmie Johnson's title chase ends with wreck in Phoenix

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Jimmie Johnson will not race for an eighth championship this season. More>>

Vettel wins Brazilian GP; Hamilton 4th after starting last

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Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel won the Brazilian Grand Prix to solidify his hold on second place after Lewis Hamilton clinched the season title two weeks ago in Mexico City. More>>

Croatia qualifies for World Cup after 0-0 draw with Greece

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Croatia qualified for the 2018 World Cup finals after a 0-0 draw in the second leg of the playoffs against Greece. More>>

Keenum, Vikings keep rolling by beating Redskins 38-30

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Case Keenum threw touchdowns to four different receivers to build a big lead and the NFC North-leading Minnesota Vikings held on to beat the Washington Redskins 38-30 despite two second-half interceptions. More>>

Ingram, Saints run up 47-10 win over porous Bills

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Mark Ingram scored a career-best three touchdowns and the New Orleans Saints won their seventh straight game by plowing through a porous Buffalo Bills defense in a 47-10 win. More>>

Titans rally, beat Bengals 24-20 for best start since 2008

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Mariota throws last-minute TD pass as Titans rally to beat Bengals. More>>

The U is 2: Miami surges near top of the AP Top 25

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The previous time things were going this well for the Miami Hurricanes, they were dominating the Big East and playing home games in the Orange Bowl. More>>

No. 6 Auburn has come a long, long way since LSU

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When the Auburn Tigers bottomed out, coach Gus Malzahn felt compelled to remind everyone that it wasn't "the end of the world.". More>>

Roger Federer wins opening match at ATP Finals

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One break of serve and one mini-break were all Roger Federer needed to win his opening match at the season-ending ATP Finals. More>>

United States beats Belarus to win its 18th Fed Cup title

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Aliaksandra Sasnovich beat U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens 4-6, 6-1, 8-6 Sunday to bring Belarus level with the United States at 2-2 and force a deciding doubles in the Fed Cup final. More>>

Cleanup time: No. 5 Wisconsin's defense wrecks another foe

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No. 5 Wisconsin's stingy defense keeps its team in games until the offense gets going and shakes off mistakes. More>>

Star receivers Dez Bryant, Julio Jones active

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The Buffalo Bills will be without starting left tackle Cordy Glenn against the New Orleans Saints. Both the Los Angeles Chargers and Jaguars will be without their starting right tackles. More>>

Johnson, No. 10 Auburn knock off No 2 Georgia, 40-17

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Kerryon Johnson rushed for 167 yards and caught a 55-yard touchdown pass from Jarrett Stidham and No. 10 Auburn smothered No. 2 Georgia's running game in a 40-17 victory. More>>

Miami in a rout: No. 7 Hurricanes roll No. 3 Irish, 41-8

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No. 7 Miami leaves no doubt, rolling past No. 3 Notre Dame 41-8 and putting itself squarely in the national title conversation. More>>

Late TD lifts No. 1 Alabama over No. 18 Mississippi St 31-24

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Jalen Hurts hit DeVonta Smith for a 26-yard touchdown pass with 25 seconds remaining to lift No. 1 Alabama over No. 18 Mississippi State 31-24. More>>

Saints at Bills is the only matchup of winning teams

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Saints at Bills is the only matchup of winning teams on the NFL's 10th Sunday. More>>

Arkansas QB Cole Kelley arrested on suspicion of DWI

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Arkansas quarterback Cole Kelley has been arrested for driving while intoxicated, careless driving and other offenses in Fayetteville. More>>

Coach K wins 1,000th at No. 1 Duke, 99-69 over Utah Valley

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Duke's Mike Krzyzewski became the first men's Division I coach to win 1,000 games at one school when his top-ranked Blue Devils beat Utah Valley 99-69. More>>

Coach quits over racist tweets aimed at black NASCAR driver

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A Wisconsin high school golf coach has resigned and apologized for a series of racist tweets aimed at NASCAR driver Darrell Wallace Jr. More>>

AP source: 3 UCLA players stay in China; team returns to US

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The UCLA basketball team is heading back to Los Angeles without three players who were arrested on shoplifting charges in China, according to a report. More>>

Former South American soccer officials face US bribery trial

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3 former South American soccer officials are going to trial in a US case expected to provide window into FIFA corruption. More>>

Chiefs DT Miller arrested in Florida on battery charge

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Jail records show that Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Roy Miller has been arrested in Florida on a domestic battery charge. More>>

Elliott and Blaney try to bring new faces to NASCAR finale

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Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney are both racing Sunday for a spot in NASCAR's championship finale. More>>

Fowler in 3-way tie for lead in Mexico

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Rickie Fowler weathers the rain and shares the lead in Mexico. More>>

Japanese star Otani announces desire to move to MLB

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Highly touted Japanese pitcher-outfielder Shohei Otani announced on Saturday he wants to move to Major League Baseball. More>>

No. 4 Clemson wins ACC Atlantic with 31-14 victory over FSU

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No. 4 Clemson headed back to Atlantic Coast Conference championship game with 31-14 win over Florida State. More>>

Defense carries No. 6 Wisconsin past No. 25 Iowa 38-14

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Receiver Kendric Pryor scored twice, and No. 6 Wisconsin relied on stifling defense to overcome four turnovers and Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson's two touchdowns in a 38-14 win over the Hawkeyes. More>>

No. 12 Oklahoma State rallies past No. 24 Cyclones 49-42

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Mason Rudolph throws for two late TDs, No. 12 Oklahoma State rallies past No. 24 Iowa State. More>>

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