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Elias estimates that the final lead will be around 9,133 votes. That hasn't stopped the governor and his allies from alleging misdeeds and calling for a full recount of the votes in Durham. McCrory's legal counsel Tuesday rejected the board's request for three attorneys from the Brooks Pierce law firm. Democrats have repeatedly called on McCrory to concede as Cooper makes plans for his transition into office.
  • Bradford's short passes not enough for Vikings against Lions

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    What those Colts and these Lions have in common are solid offenses that have to clean up messes left by the defense. But Rodgers, a future Hall of Famer, is doing all he can. You try to get into a rhythm. "Even when we were in the playoff mix, we didn't ever talk about it". They just can't score. While not having a great defensive year, the Lions have a very frightening offense.
  • Ronaldo scores 2 as Real Madrid equals Ancelotti's run

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    CR7 scored twice to give his side a 2-1 victory that means they are now six points clear at the top. However, not everything is flawless on the planet Real as today they've confirmed that Gareth Bale will be absent four month due to ankle surgery.
  • Cavs' Love hits 34 points in first quarter

    Cavs' Love hits 34 points in first quarter

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    LeBron James had 31 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds for his 44th career-triple double. "It's great", said James. "We kept looking for Kevin and he kept making shots, but we weren't able to get him to 37". In all, he made 12 out of his 20 shots, including eight three-pointers out of 12 attempts. The previous record was 15, achieved by the Golden State Warriors twice last season.
  • Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins proving his worth

    Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins proving his worth

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    Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the Green Bay Packers' offense began the game with a trio of three-and-outs. "We Want Dallas" chants filled FedEx Field in the final minutes of the game that only became a blowout late, but this was a well-rounded performance that the Redskins wish they could've put together in January.
  • MI still #3 in CFP rankings, Ohio State #2

    MI still #3 in CFP rankings, Ohio State #2

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    Houston is locked out of the American Athletic Conference title game. Saturday marks the 113th meeting between the two squads. MI leads the all-time series 58-48-6, but is mired in the worst slump in a storied series that dates to 1897.
  • Atletico Madrid star and Chelsea target Antoine Griezmann open to PL move

    Atletico Madrid star and Chelsea target Antoine Griezmann open to PL move

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    Despite admitting he is happy at the Vicente Calderon, he reiterated that since Ligue 1 is not a league that interests him he has limited options of a transfer - besides the English Premier League. ARSENAL, Manchester United and Manchester City stars are among the 12 Premier League stars who have been sent off this season. I told him: "'I do not want you talking to me of Atletico or Paris - I want you to leave me in Clairefontaine [France's training camp].' But I know they were very interested".
  • Kevin Love drops 34 points in a quarter

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    He was on an undisclosed minutes limit and finished with 10 points on 3-of-10 shooting from the field and six rebounds in 20 minutes for the Mavericks (2-12), who own the NBA's worst record. Despite only scoring nine points, Love is remembered most in this final game for his 14 rebounds and for a one-on-one defensive stop on Steph Curry when the Warriors had a chance to tie the game with less than one minute remaining.
  • Ed Orgeron, with LSU going well, to stay as coach

    Ed Orgeron, with LSU going well, to stay as coach

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    The decision clears the path for Herman to Texas to become a no-brainer for all involved in what could be a relatively quiet coaching carousel with two prominent jobs presumably being filled quickly, one from within. If Coach O gets his way, Carroll may be pleased with whom LSU hires as its offensive coordinator, too. But he played in a league (American) that had just one other school besides Houston ranked in the top 20 nationally in total defense.
  • Jacob Markstrom has 32 saves as Canucks beat Avs 3-2

    Jacob Markstrom has 32 saves as Canucks beat Avs 3-2

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    Markus Granlund's shootout victor, the only puck that got past either goalie in the extra frame. Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun reported that Edler will have X-rays in Vancouver , but head coach Willie Desjardins didn't seem optimistic about the pending status of his defenseman.
  • No. 5 Wisconsin runs past Minnesota late for 31-17 win

    No. 5 Wisconsin runs past Minnesota late for 31-17 win

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    Four Big Ten teams were in action over the weekend. "It's all about this Axe". The Gophers held a 6-0 lead after one quarter last week against Northwestern and rolled to the 17-point victory. Leidner's second interception came when he and receiver Eric Carter operated on different pages at the start of the fourth quarter. We can not overlook a talented Minnesota offense and team.
  • Israeli military kills 4 IS militants in Syria after ambush

    Israeli military kills 4 IS militants in Syria after ambush

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    The militants fired at the Israeli soldiers, who were on the Israeli-controlled territory, from a vehicle driving along the Syrian side of the Golan, said Israeli military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Lerner . The soldiers fired back, triggering an exchange of gunfire. Four fighters with links to the Islamic State were killed by Israeli attack aircraft on Sunday.
  • LSU to retain Ed Orgeron as coach

    LSU to retain Ed Orgeron as coach

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    LSU's interim head coach is 5-2 since taking over. The Crimson Tide won it all previous year even though Kirby Smart did double duty before the national championship game in his dual roles as the Alabama defensive coordinator and Georgia head coach.
  • On the run, No. 5. Wisconsin leads FBS in time of possession

    On the run, No. 5. Wisconsin leads FBS in time of possession

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    The Badgers were able to capitalize on three Purdue turnovers and turn them into 14 points. Chryst will have plenty of teaching material after this one. If Musso's speech immediately resonated with the Badgers, it wasn't evident. Safety Leo Musso has three picks in that span. Leidner entered the season completing 57% of his passes, tied for the No.
  • Serie A leader Juventus falls to shock 3-1 defeat at Genoa

    Serie A leader Juventus falls to shock 3-1 defeat at Genoa

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    Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri recognised that his side had been outmuscled by their opponents. The Bianconeri were already without the services of Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain, Marko Pjaca, Andrea Barzagli and Mehdi Benatia due to injury, and now it gets even worse as they head into December.
  • Indian Shuttler PV Sindhu loses Hong Kong Open final

    Indian Shuttler PV Sindhu loses Hong Kong Open final

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    Danish third seeds Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen won the women's doubles after they convincingly beat China's Huang Dongping and Li Yinhui 21-19, 21-10. Angus Ng Ka-long made history on Sunday after becoming the first home player to win the men's singles title at the Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open since its inauguration in 1982.
  • Latest CFP Committee Rankings Has A (Slight) Shakeup

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    Penn State , who beat OSU earlier this season 24-21, is now ranked in the No. 8 spot, with the chance to contend for a Big Ten championship against Wisconsin as it stands right now. 2 Ohio State vs. The Clemson Tigers, Michigan Wolverines, and Washington Huskies all went down. The Buckeyes' only loss was by three points at Penn State on October 22.
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 23 Crowns Youngest-Ever Winner

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    After the " Dancing with the Stars " winners were announced, Laurie expressed her gratitude to everyone who supported her journey which the gymnast described as a "crazy roller coaster". While James Hinchcliffe might not have won Dancing with the Stars he's certainly got plenty to be proud of. The third set of dancers included Calvin Johnson and Lindsay Arnold, reported People Magazine .
  • Heurelho Gomes own goal gifts Stoke victory against Watford

    Heurelho Gomes own goal gifts Stoke victory against Watford

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    Despite Stoke being depleted by injuries to Ryan Shawcross and Glenn Whelan as well as a suspension for Joe Allen, the patched-up side was still too much for lethargic Watford . Shaqiri's corner was met by Adam six yards out and the midfielder's header hit the post before bouncing in off the legs of Gomes. Brazilian keeper Gomes was unable to react in time as the ball ricocheted off his knee and rolled into the back of the net.
  • No. 20 Baylor rallies to beat No. 10 Louisville in Bahamas

    No. 20 Baylor rallies to beat No. 10 Louisville in Bahamas

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    No. 21 Iowa State 73, Indiana State 71: Monte Morris scored 20 points and Iowa State took the lead for good in the final minute in the opening game of the AdvoCare Invitational at Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. "We got enough looks but didn't knock any down". In addition to the team's win over Michigan State on Thursday, the Bears own one of the most impressive seasons of the young season so far - a 66-49 throttling of preseason top five OR back on November 15.
  • Bayern back to winning ways with labored victory over Leverkusen

    Bayern back to winning ways with labored victory over Leverkusen

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    Thiago Alcantara - one of the quartet who did start in Russian Federation - put the home side ahead with a close-range header on the half-hour mark but the lead was short-lived, Hakan Calhanoglu equalising superbly five minutes later after a slick one-two with Julian Brandt .
  • All Whites to open Confederations Cup against Russian Federation

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    Meanwhile, the identity of Africa's representative in the tournament will be revealed at the final of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations, to be played on 5 February 2017 in Gabon. Russian Federation surprisingly triumphed over Portugal in 2012, in a World Cup Qualifying match. "It will be against a team that we will enjoy playing against", Hudson said.
  • Kanye West hospitalized after breakdown

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    With the tour canceled, Kim hopes that Kanye will feel better soon. The police were reportedly called to the house of West's trainer, Harley Pasternak , after West was "acting erratically". Lady Gaga also recently shared her support for Kanye after he was admitted to hospital on Monday and is reported to be undergoing "psychiatric evaluation".
  • Buckeyes make poll vault to No. 2

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    West Virginia 8-1 920 11 11. Oklahoma is also back in playoff contention, albeit on the outside looking in, despite being left for dead earlier this season. The Tigers defeated No. 5 Louisville , won at No. 15 Auburn and aqt No. 17 Florida State . The committee does not want to put two teams from the same conference in the playoff unless it is "demonstrably clear" that the second entry is one of the top four teams.
  • NFL Picks: Will Redskins vs. Cowboys be high-scoring on Turkey Day?

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    The players were ready to think about what's ahead, too. WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder), LT Ty Nsekhe (ankle), DE Chris Baker (hamstring) and LB Preston Smith (back) were limited Tuesday. The passionate, Vine-friendly Redskins quarterback was caught on camera shouting " How you like me now?! " at general manager Scot McCloughan following Sunday night's win over the Packers .
  • Ibrahimovic to have a statue erected in his honour

    Ibrahimovic to have a statue erected in his honour

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    When I die, this statue will live on forever", he said . Ibrahimovic missed United's draw with Arsenal on the weekend through suspension, but appears likely to return against West Ham United this weekend. Beckham, who was a team mate of Ibrahimovic's for six months at PSG, said: 'You're an fantastic person, an unbelievable player of course, but I have also have the pleasure of playing with you.
  • Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic win to set up showdown for No. 1

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    Djokovic, who had won 24 of their 34 previous meetings, had described the contest as one of the biggest they would ever play. Raonic won the first set 7-5 and the second goes to a tiebreaker which Murray now leads 5-3. "I think I didn't play a great match , but I gave everything I had". "Andy's definitely No. 1 in the world". Murray then held serve nervelessly, converting his first set point to take a lead that he wouldn't relinquish.
  • James, Frye rally Cavaliers past Hornets, 100-93

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    DeMar DeRozan continued his red-hot start with 33 points. Turner finished with 12 points, eight rebounds, and four blocked shots. Julius Randle also had a big game for L.A., recording a triple-double with 17 points, 14 boards and 10 assists.
  • (Football) Mourinho warns Martial over Man United place

    (Football) Mourinho warns Martial over Man United place

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    I don't think there is anybody else who can play the left-wing better than him, even though I'd rather see him up front, and sooner rather than later this season he'll be starting most of our games in the Premier League where he'll hopefully tear it up once again.
  • Texas Players Give Charlie Strong Standing Ovation After Press Conference

    Texas Players Give Charlie Strong Standing Ovation After Press Conference

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    After losses to Cal and Oklahoma State , Strong demoted his longtime defensive coordinator, Vance Bedford, and put himself in charge of Texas' struggling defense. Hopefully his players show up and use the game as an opportunity to make a strong statement for keeping their head coach. As for Big 12 coaches, Strong isn't the only one feeling the heat that comes with failing to meet high expectations.