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Australia wins toss, bats in series-opener vs New Zealand

Debutant Lockie Ferguson also bowled four no balls, gifting Australia a free hit on the next delivery as he conceded 73 runs from nine overs. After being dropped for this year's tours of Sri Lanka and South Africa, he faces a tough task to break back into the side after Travis Head made a fist of his opportunity with a vital half-century.

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Dede Westbrook, Baker Mayfield are Heisman finalists

He and Mixon combined for 338 yards and two touchdowns on the ground, and Mixon added another score on a pass to give the Sooners (10-2, 9-0 Big 12) the first ideal record in Big 12 play since Texas in 2009. His top target for the season, James Washington, caught just two passes for 50 yards on eight targets. "I fought for that extra year of eligibility for too long".

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UConn nips Syracuse at Madison Square Garden

On Monday, Syracuse University formally announced that the Orange will play UConn at Madison Square Garden on December 5, 2017. Graduate transfer Andrew White III , who previously played for Kansas and Nebraska, hit a 3-pointer with 12:10 left to give the Orange a 37-26 lead.

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Ohio State holds firm at No

The Wolverines beat the Badgers 14-7. The Washington Huskies sent a message to the College Football Playoff committee Friday night in Santa Clara with a dominating performance in the Pac-12 Championship . Ohio State and Clemson have played twice before, both in bowl games. Washington is also a victor here because they now seemingly control their own destiny.

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How to buy 2017 College Football Playoff tickets?

I said, 'This game is already off the charts in popularity.' But we have proven that this college football tree can grow. While Alabama, Clemson and Washington all wrapped up conference titles on Saturday, Penn State came away with the Big Ten's title with a win over Wisconsin.

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Baylor hires Temple coach Matt Rhule

This past season, Temple finished 10-3 and defeated No. 19 Navy 34-10 in Saturday's AAC championship game. In just four years, the 41-year-old Rhule has taken the Owls from a 2-10 record in 2013 to back-to-back 10-win seasons and appearances in bowl games the past two seasons.

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Pereira: I'm ready for Manchester United

With United defending a 1-0 lead courtesy of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's first-half goal , Marouane Fellaini conceded a penalty by fouling Idrissa Gueye in the 87th minute, allowing Leighton Baines to equalise from the spot. "But we are not getting the results we deserve". The midfielder was handed his Premier League debut by Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford during the 2014-15 season, however, their relationship soured when Louis Van Gaal refused to let him go on loan having promised to give ...

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Edwin Encarnacion: Red Sox 'very unlikely' for Edwin Encarnacion

Playing DH and first base in 2016 that is a ideal fit with the Red Sox as they can DH him most days and then put Encarnacion at first a few times a week to give Hanley Ramirez a day off or put Ramirez at DH. The soon-to-be-31-year-old is coming off a career year for the World Series champion Cubs, hitting.276/.393/.447, good for an.840 OPS, the second-best mark of his career and far-and-away his best in a season away from Colorado's Coors Field.

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Tiger's Back but Was his Performance PGA Tour Level Ready???

But Matsuyama steadied the ship to maintain his advantage and finish 2016 on a high, his fourth win in five outings. Woods hasn't won a major since the 2008 US Open, so he's treading water on 14 chasing Nicklaus' 18, and he hasn't won a tournament on the USPGA tour since the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in 2013, so his 79 victories still trail Snead's 82.

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Wehrlein wary of 'annoying' Mercedes over Rosberg vacancy

Quick in his response, the Briton joked: "Nico's the worst German teacher, he tells me all the wrong words", before adding he plans to remain in the sport for "another 10 years at least" while on the subject of Rosberg's retirement. "I've never needed a team-mate to be able to push me". Nico followed in his F1 World Champion father's footsteps by pursuing a career in F1. Rosberg finished the season on 385 points to Hamilton's 380.

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Jets embarrassed by Colts, turn to Petty for last 4 games

And just like that, Fitzpatrick's run as the Jets' locker-room leader came to an end. "I'm sure there are some people who showed up, but for the most part we got our ass kicked". Three of them were to Dwayne Allen as the Colts inflicted a fourth successive defeat on the hapless Jets. He also saw the veteran quarterback he had so desperately wanted to re-sign this past summer get benched.

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Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd Test Day 4 Highlights

They registered their first Test series win against Pakistan since January 1985. However, as Younis hadn't offered a stroke, Kane Williamson placed his belief in the review and replays suggested it would crash into the off-stump. Pakistan resisted the temptation to change and retained the same 16-man squad which is now on tour in New Zealand for their upcoming series in Australia, their chief selector said on Monday.

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Top BJP leaders pay tributes to late Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa

A supporter of India's Tamil Nadu state Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalithaa displays her photograph at their party office in Mumbai, India, Monday, Dec. Her death is a great national loss, Patnaik said adding the people of Odisha stand in solidarity with the people of Tamil Nadu in this hour of grief and bereavement.

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MLS Awards: Giovinco and Hedges repeat Best XI picks

All three defenders listed are centerbacks. The Italian playmaker provided 17 goals and 15 assists but the three finalists for the top individual award - to be announced on Tuesday - were Sacha Kljestan , David Villa and Bradley Wright-Phillips, all of whom were also named to the Best XI.

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Saints desperate to address their own volatility

However, now, especially in the last month the defense in Detroit has stepped up. "He can generate some points, particularly at home". Matthew Stafford led the game in passing, completing 30 of 42 attempts for 341 yards and 2 touchdowns. It's the kind of efficiency that we're used to seeing from the elite, Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks that I mentioned previously. Rafael Bush disrupted a near TD pass, and New Orleans took the field goal.

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And Another One: Russell Westbrook Records 6th Straight Triple-Double

During the streak, Westbrook is averaging 28.6 points, 14.4 rebounds and 13.8 assists. The Pelicans were led by Anthony Davis , who had 37 points, 15 rebounds and four blocked shots. Rodney Hood scored 16 points and hit two hard shots in the waning minutes to keep the Jazz on track to win their only road game in a nine-game stretch.

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Cook elated at Liverpool redemption after Gunners gaffe

Liverpool players will be feeling like "absolute garbage" following their 4-3 defeat to AFC Bournemouth, according to the former Anfield striker John Aldridge. It says nothing about him as a goalkeeper. "We have been 100% before now, and we were 99% today, but it's quite simple to go back up to 100%". In contrast, Bournemouth players are celebrating a famous victory, having never previously beaten Liverpool in nine fixtures going all the way back to 1927.

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OPEC Move to Cut Production Will Increase Oil Price, Hurt India

Alejandro Barbajosa , VP, crude & LPG - Middle East & Asia-Pacific at Argus Media , told CNBC that "next year we will see a rebound in USA production of maybe about 500,000 barrels per day [bpd], with prices close to $60 per barrel". In the third quarter, the big five oil companies saw their cash flow from operations increase 67 percent over the second quarter and nearly double from the depressed first quarter amount.

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Chelsea Football Club Have Apologised To Sexual Abuse Victim

When the Guardian asked the police to confirm the account, the police declined comment on the specifics and reiterated a prior statement: "The Metropolitan Police Service has received information relating to non-recent sexual abuse in football clubs in London".

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Raiders begin preparations for Thursday showdown vs Chiefs

Even when Kansas City stumbles against high-powered offenses, the team usually comes up with key plays to steal the victory. The second is record inside the conference. Bill Belichick and company are a week or two away from a seemingly inevitable and record-setting 8th straight AFC East title and the 2nd seed in the AFC at a minimum.

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Lionel Messi Chapecoense: Barcelona star was on plane before crash

Colombians dressed in white are arriving at a soccer stadium in Medellin to pay tribute to a Brazilian team that was almost wiped out in a plane crash outside the city. The team's lead goalkeeper Marcos Danilo Padilha, 31, died on the way to hospital, the civil aviation authority said. Two black boxes were reportedly recovered from the crash site.

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The Steelers continue streak defeating New York Giants

Davis tied the team lead with seven tackles and added an interception, while Mitchell continued his quality work in pass coverage. "We are who we are right now", said McAdoo. I have had some readers respond to me via Twitter telling me that it's not that big of a deal because he has only lost one of them, and a couple of them have gone out of bounds.

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Cook and England to unwind before fourth Test

Ansari is also due to return to England while 26-year-old Dawson, who made his ODI and Twenty20 cricket debut this summer, is expected to arrive in India next week from Bangladesh where he is playing in the Premier League for Rangpur Raiders.

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Healthy TE Green stands tall for Steelers in victory

That was the question facing Scott Tolzien and the Colts in Week 12. "I don't know about a shootout, but we need to start a little quicker on offense", Rodgers said. Donte Moncrief also had a drop inside the Steelers' 10-yard line. Hilton needs 112 yards for his fourth straight 1,000-yard season, something only two other Colts' receivers (Harrison and Reggie Wayne) have done.

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HEISMAN 2016: The spotlight isn't always easy for Jackson

The ceremony is Saturday night in NY, with the victor being announced at approximately 8:45 p.m. ET. He is the first player from any school named a Heisman finalist in consecutive years since Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M in 2012 and 2013.

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Klopp To Liverpool Fans On Woodburn: "Don't Get Too Excited"

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits it will be hard to keep the club's new youngest record goalscorer Ben Woodburn out of the spotlight if he continues to score goals. "We know how to handle to this situation". The only problem is that I am a little bit afraid of you all [in the media]. That why I'm so quiet on this.

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Black Caps eyeing Chappell-Hadlee and No 1 ranking

Ricky Ponting also scored 164 against SA at Wanderers in 2006. Maxwell, who was left out of Australia's final XI but came on as a substitute fieldsman, was fined and reprimanded after criticising Wade's captaincy and decision to bat above him in recent Sheffield Shield games for Victoria.

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US court sides with Samsung in patent dispute with Apple

Beleaguered smartphone maker Samsung scored a victory in the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday in a long-running patent fight with Apple . At dispute is $ 399 million dollars, representing profits from 11 Samsung smartphone models, which Samsung was ordered to pay Apple .

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Luck sharp as Colts crush Jets

Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen , left, is hugged by teammate Jack Doyle after Allen scored on a touchdown pass from quarterback Andrew Luck , not pictured, during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Yo. If the plan has been to start Petty for the final quarter of the season, why not actually put him out there Monday night against a bad Colts defense? There weren't many cheers from Jets fans this evening but Bryce Petty got a standing ovation when he ...

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Field days, uh, nights, for Colts in 41-10 romp over Jets

New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty (9) looks to throw against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. Does Petty give Bowles a built-in alibi? The first series of the game was a Jets' three-and-out. Fitzpatrick does not know if he'll be active this weekend when the team takes on the 49ers in San Francisco.

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Brazil will play Colombia in friendly for air crash victims

It also means the team will play Atletico Nacional - the current Copa Libertadores champions - in what is likely to be a highly-emotional two-game series next year between the continent's two club champions. On Wednesday, at the same time the first leg of the two-match final had been scheduled, Atletico Nacional staged a moving tribute to Chapecoense with a candlelight vigil at their Anastasio Girardot stadium.

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Gronkowski put on IR, officially ending his season

He has missed 20 games in his career and played many others while not 100 percent. With all of that said, New England is still a top team in the National Football League, and their offense is not going to struggle. Gronkowski's injury was traced to the big hit he absorbed from Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas on November 13. He received medical clearance to return to play two weeks later for the New York Jets game on November 27.

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Champions League win would solve Barcelona problems

Barcelona and Borussia Monchengladbach will be looking for the "best medicine" of a win when they meet at the Camp Nou on Tuesday. This match might not matter on paper but Barcelona can not afford another slip up. Gladbach: Betting Tips and Odds Barcelona win: 1/3 A draw: 9/2 Borussia Monchengladbach win: 7/1 Under 2.5 goals: 7/4 Over 2.5 goals: 2/5 Both teams score: 4/7 Both teams fail to score: 5/4 The odds were provided by Paddypower .

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Neymar gets into vehicle accident hours before Sociedad clash

Barca has not won away to Real Sociedad since 2007 although this was the first time in five league games at Anoeta that it had avoided defeat. Barca look short on ideas at the moment and that needs to be rectified before Saturday as they head into their most important match of the 2016-17 season so far.

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Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil to sign new contracts soon?

Wenger said on Monday that money should not be the focus of a player's ambition , insisting the north London outfit is proud of the way they treat and respect their stars in terms of a fair wage. With their place in the last-16 already secure and his side pressing for the Premier League title, Wenger, could have been tempted to rest some of his key players but will not.


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