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The week helped Westbrook maintain the triple-double he has averaged through 21 games. Westbrook said, "We made it tough on them. I just go out and compete at a high level every night, like I've been doing since I've been in the National Basketball Association".
  • Mayfield, Oklahoma top Oklahoma St. 38-20 to win Big 12

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    In winning the 1978 Heisman Trophy, Billy Sims tore through defenses for 1,896 yards and 22 touchdowns as a junior, establishing a single-season record for yards that would stand almost 20 years. His top target for the season, James Washington , caught just two passes for 50 yards on eight targets. OKLAHOMA STATE: It was an especially bitter defeat for the Cowboys, who have become so close to turning the tide against their biggest rival.
  • Chelsea duo have won staggering 86 free kicks this season

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    Chelsea are reportedly in danger of being hit with a record fine by the Football Association after their players were involved in a scuffle with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Indeed, there was a number of defensive mistakes throughout the game, a lot of missed chances - particularly on City's behalf - and plenty of fouls as the two title challengers sought the edge over the other.
  • No. 1 Alabama romps past Florida 54-16 in SEC title game

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    The Crimson Tide will play the Washington Huskies in the first round of the College Football Playoff . The final Southeastern Conference Championship Game at the Georgia Dome couldn't end soon enough for the Gators. McElwain agreed the Gators have to find a quarterback. The Alabama Crimson Tide sealed their third straight SEC Championship and fourth in five years on Saturday evening, handling the Florida Gators by a score of 54-16.
  • Seattle loses safety Earl Thomas for rest of the season

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    Until Thomas returns, look for veteran Steven Terrell to handle free safety duties. Panthers coach Ron Rivera is not anxious about losing the faith of his players in the locker room after his decision to bench Cam Newton for the start of Sunday night's game against the Seattle Seahawks .
  • Skins blame flat effort, Cardinals finally find their game

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    David Johnson got them the first down with a 14-yard run. The Redskins defense held their ground throughout the first half when the offense was slow to get going, giving up only ten points. Almost on his own, Johnson kept the Cardinals in the playoff hunt, thanks to his 12th straight game of more than 100 yards from scrimmage. Arizona marched 75 yards on 15 plays with Johnson capping it on a 1-yard touchdown plunge.
  • Playoff Pairs: Alabama-Washington and Ohio State-Clemson

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    The teams also met in 1923 and 2009. Only Penn State was able to make a final statement and what a statement it was. 6 Wisconsin, 38-31, in the Big Ten title game. It was a performance that will likely send Deshaun Watson to NY as a Heisman Trophy finalist again, and with one close loss and wins over the Hokies, Louisville, Florida State and Auburn, it's hard to imagine that Clemson is not a lock for the field.
  • Carolina Panthers Vs. Seattle Seahawks

    Carolina Panthers Vs. Seattle Seahawks

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    However, if Russel Wilson's recent play is any indication, the Seahawks are motivated and on track for a win at home tonight. Carolina very much has the ability to serve as a playoff seeding spoiler here. They won't be getting close to that number again this week and without a consistent running game or hitting for big plays, they just won't match up against Seattle here.
  • Suarez - Barca deserved more than point

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    Barcelona took the lead as Luis Suarez , who had struggled to make his mark in the first period, rose inside the Real Madrid box to head a Neymar free kick into the back of the net and send the home supporters into jubilation, although there did seem to be a hint of offside about the goal .
  • Wenger takes strong squad to Switzerland to play Basel

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    And, while insisting that Arsenal will be going all out for the win in Basel on Tuesday, Wenger has no fears over finishing second. He said: "You know, nowadays, you negotiate with the agents more than with the player". Cesc Fabregas played a vital role in Saturday's win over Manchester City, putting in a huge shift despite not having played a full game in months.
  • OSU loses Bedlam 38-20 as Sooners claim conference title

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    Really, what today's game marked is just the latest death rattle of the Art Briles Era of Baylor Football. Rather than succumb, the Sooners instead endured and will ride an eight-game winning streak into the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on January 2 against an opponent that will be revealed Sunday afternoon after the final College Football Playoff standings are announced.
  • Fiesta Bowl Could Be a QB Showdown

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    Will OSU live up to its reputation as one of the four best teams in college football? Penn State players and coaches rolled hopefully back into Happy Valley on Sunday, greeted as Big Ten champions by cheers and honking vehicle horns. Ohio State thus became the first team in the three-year history CFP to make the field despite not winning a conference title. The momentum began to flip in Penn State's favor when McSorley tossed touchdown passes on back-to-back throws.
  • September games played big role in College Football Playoff for Buckeyes

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    Things improved in 2015, with only minor questions about seeding and much bigger gripes about the dates of the semifinal games. In the semifinals December 31, No. The victory buoyed the Buckeyes' credentials all season and may have provided the ultimate edge over the Nittany Lions. The Nittany Lions also came into prominence when they defeated Ohio State 24-21 and handed the Buckeyes their only loss of the season.
  • Clemson to face Ohio State in Fiesta Bowl

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    They'll face Washington in one of the two semifinals on January 9 with Clemson taking on Ohio State in the other on the same day. 3 MI, pushed the Buckeyes past Penn State and back to the desert. "I could see Penn State being that team that goes ahead of Washington". After Baylor's abysmal nonconference schedule had been called into question in each of the first two years of the playoff, the Big 12 also issued a scheduling mandate throughout the league to help boost strength of schedule.
  • Manning, Beckham lead Giants to fifth straight win

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    The Giants finished with 296 yards and tied their season-low with 13 first downs. "I honestly do not know how to", he said . Would it kill Eli to roll out once a decade? Nov 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New York Giants punter Brad Wing (9) is seen on the sideline during the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
  • Smith's 164 puts Australia 1-0 up

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    New Zealand have a chance to strike a blow to the heart of Australia's pride during their one-day series but coach Mike Hesson insists they'll be content just to get one over on "big brother". It was a gamble to omit Tim Southee and it looked a smart one after 20 overs. Smith underlined his man-of-the-match qualities with two decisive catches.
  • Clemson Likely Playoff Bound After ACC Title Win

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    There should be no drama in Clemson, S.C., on Sunday when the final College Football Playoff rankings are announced. Clemson's spot in the College Football Playoff was likely cemented Saturday night with a 42-35 win against Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship game.
  • Southern California meets Penn State in 103rd Rose Bowl

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    Franklin said after Saturday's win over Wisconsin, which finished ranked No. 8, that he hoped the committee would focus more on the winning streak than the rough start, but the Ohio State win and the Big Ten title proved to be too little, too late.
  • Cowboys beat Vikings 17-15 for 11th straight win

    Cowboys beat Vikings 17-15 for 11th straight win

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    The receiver caught an 8-yard scoring pass in the fourth quarter after a fumbled punt by Minnesota's Adam Thielen . Elliott leads the National Football League in rushing with 1,199 yards. A clear one. It didn't get called. RB Ezekiel Elliott's 12th touchdown of the season tied him with Tony Dorsett for the most rushing touchdowns by a Cowboys rookie.
  • Australia v New Zealand, 1st ODI

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    The Australia skipper smashed 164, the highest ODI score at the Sydney Cricket Ground, to lead Australia to 324 for eight. The Kiwis retained the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy with a win in the pool stage of the 2015 World Cup and a 2-1 victory on home soil in February.
  • Alexis Sanchez carries Arsenal to victory

    Alexis Sanchez carries Arsenal to victory

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    Paul Mariner rates Arsenal's starting XI in their victory over Bournemouth on Sunday. However, Wenger's side began to rediscover its rhythm as Sanchez twice came close just before halftime, striking narrowly over after a neat exchange with Ozil before rattling the bar with a powerful effort from the right side of the box.
  • Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Washington In The College Football Playoff

    Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Washington In The College Football Playoff

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    The selection committee set a new precedent Sunday with the Big Ten champion, Penn State, missing out on the playoff. But the Tide hasn't faced a Top 25 scoring offense since Week 2 against Western Kentucky, which ranks second. Clemson's 12th straight bowl appearance, lost 45-40 to Alabama in last year's national championship game. He added that a lopsided loss to MI and a loss to Pittsburgh was the deciding factor in keeping Penn State out of the playoff.
  • Lewis Hamilton-Mercedes friction intensifies after Nico Rosberg wins 2016 F1 title

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    Nico the son of Keke Rosberg, who won the title for Williams in 1982, entered the race with a 12-point advantage over Hamilton , with a possible 25 available at the final meeting. The newly-crowned champion had to withstand late pressure from Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull's Max Verstappen as Hamilton slowed down in the closing laps hoping that the German would be overtaken.
  • Florida State is headed to the Orange Bowl

    Florida State is headed to the Orange Bowl

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    Ohio State is the No. 3 seed in the playoff, and Big Ten Champion Penn State is in the Rose Bowl . This will be Michigan's third trip to the Orange Bowl all-time. Louisville fans are livid, citing the huge win over FSU earlier in the season as reason enough to receive the Orange Bowl bid. With the Fiesta Bowl and Peach Bowl out of the New Year's Six mix by hosting CFP semifinals this year, the remaining major bowls worked with their conference arrangements first - unless their ...
  • Comedian under fire for 'joke' about Colombian plane crash

    Comedian under fire for 'joke' about Colombian plane crash

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    There are several survivors, but they are clinging to life. Businesses were closed across the grief-stricken Brazilian city of Chapecó on Tuesday as residents struggled to process the devastating tragedy that had befallen their beloved soccer team Chapecoense.
  • Premier League title `maybe` out of Man Utd's reach, concedes Mourinho

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    Stekelenburg raced out of his area when Martial played the ball towards the striker - but he got nowhere near it and a superb first-time lob from distance hit the bar, bounced down and span against the post and over the line. RB: Antonio Valencia (6/10 ) - Provided some much-needed width to United's forward play with an energetic performance synonymous with the Ecuadorian.
  • Committee picks Alabama, Washington, Ohio State and Clemson

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    The unbeaten Crimson Tide (13-0) is in the playoff for the third straight season and is the top seed for the second time. Clemson (12-1) moved up to No. This despite Penn State having a tougher strength of schedule. Tyler Davis added a field goal with 5:14 remaining for a 38-31 lead, and the Nittany Lions withstood the Badgers' last offensive push, as Grant Haley stopped Wisconsin's Corey Clement on fourth-and-1 at the Penn State 24 with 1:01 remaining.
  • Worries ease for Pardew as Palace battle past Southampton

    Worries ease for Pardew as Palace battle past Southampton

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    Pardew denied insurrection but confirmed he and his players had found a shared appetite for solidity. "That's the sense I get from the training ground as well". Benteke gathered the ball and needed no invitation to turn it home. That question has been hanging over Selhurst Park for several weeks now, and the pressure on the Eagles' manager only intensified following last weekend's manic 5-4 defeat at Swansea.
  • Tiger Woods to play with Justin Rose in Round 2

    Tiger Woods to play with Justin Rose in Round 2

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    After taking off 15 months to recover from two back surgeries, he felt no pain or limitations. Tiger Woods first competitive golf tournament in almost 16 months started off great, but ended poorly. "How quickly I fell into the competitive mode and I felt the feel of the round", Woods said when asked what he was most pleased about. "I got off to a solid start but didn't play the par fives particularly well", he added.