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No. 18 Mississippi trying to bounce back from skid

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) A difficult month of November has sent Mississippi tumbling down the Southeastern Conference standings and out of the national playoff picture. Now the 18th-ranked Rebels (8-3, 4-3 SEC), who have lost three straight conference games, return to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday where they'll host No. 4 Mississippi State (10-1, 6-1) in the Egg Bowl. Ole Miss...
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Stanford-UCLA Preview

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 6-5 team is all that stands between No. 9 UCLA and the Pac-12 title game, but Stanford is no average team. Well, no average defense, anyway. The outstanding play of the Cardinal defense has been overshadowed by the team's offensive shortcomings, but the Bruins are well aware of the challenge they face Friday at the Rose Bowl in their regular-season finale. '...
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Freshmen filling vital roles for No. 3 Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Oregon senior cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu has some sage advice for the Ducks' up-and-coming freshmen. Savor every moment. As players like Ekpre-Olomu, and perhaps junior quarterback Marcus Mariota, aspire to finish their college careers with a spot in the first playoffs and a national championship bid, they're being helped along the way by a group of promising freshmen...
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Sherman, Baldwin dig at NFL in press conference

RENTON, Wash. (AP) With the help of a cardboard cutout, the Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin took some digs at the NFL during a news conference on Tuesday after the league issued a $100,000 fine to teammate Marshawn Lynch for not speaking to the media. Sherman and Baldwin spoke ahead of Thursday's game against San Francisco. Baldwin hid behind a cutout of himself...
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PSG capitalize on Ajax's mistakes, take control of Champions League group

Paris Saint-Germain's stated objective is plain: to win the UEFA Champions League. But on Tuesday, we got another hint why the moneyed Frenchmen haven't yet, even as they beat a gamely Ajax 3-1 at the Parc Des Princes. In 2011, a mountain of Qatari money bought up the club and every star player that was available. The team was built and all that talent assembled, the club admitted...
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Bengals kicker Nugent perfect since overtime miss

CINCINNATI (AP) Mike Nugent's worst moment of the season came in overtime. The Bengals kicker missed a 36-yard field goal on the final play against Carolina on Oct. 12, forcing Cincinnati to settle for a 37-37 tie that will have major ramifications on the playoffs. He's been perfect since then, making all eight of his attempts. ''I'm trying to learn as much as possible from that...
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Boilermakers rout Missouri to hand Tigers second loss in Maui

LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Rapheal Davis scored 22 points and Purdue ran away from Missouri in the first half for an 82-61 win over the Tigers on Tuesday in the Maui Invitational loser's bracket. Coming off a tough loss to Kansas State in its opener, Purdue (4-1) was sharp at both ends against the young Tigers while building a 25-point halftime lead. The Boilermakers struggled at times during...
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Lions cut tight end Kellen Davis

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have released tight end Kellen Davis. The Lions also announced Tuesday that they have signed guard Rodney Austin from the practice squad and signed linebacker Jerrell Harris to the practice squad. Davis played three games for the Lions this season without catching a pass. Detroit was beset by injuries at tight end, but Brandon Pettigrew and...
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Athletic Bilbao end Shakhtar Donetsk's hopes of topping Champions League Group H

Mikel San Jose kept Athletic Bilbao's European hopes alive by ending Shakhtar Donetsk's hopes of topping Champions League Group H. San Jose's 68th-minute strike at the Arena Lviv secured a 1-0 win for the Spaniards and that, coupled with leaders Porto's 3-0 victory in Borisov, ensured the Portuguese side will head the group with the Ukrainians second no matter what happens when the...
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Canucks to pay tribute to Pat Quinn at Devils game

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) The Vancouver Canucks will celebrate the life and legacy of Pat Quinn before Tuesday's game against the New Jersey Devils. The team will honor the former Canucks coach and general manager with a video tribute and moment of silence before the national anthems. The Toronto Maple Leafs will pay tribute to Quinn by wearing a patch - a green clover with...
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Iron Bowl QBs can run and pass - or vice versa

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Alabama's Blake Sims is a passer who can run and Auburn's Nick Marshall is a runner who can pass. The two playmaking quarterbacks enter Saturday night's Iron Bowl with the ability to cause headaches for opposing defenses using both their arms and their feet. How they go about doing that is quite different. Sims, a senior making his first Iron Bowl start, is mostly...
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Revisiting Ichiro's MLB-breaking contract

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Cardinals sign former Bears RB Michael Bush

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals signed running back Michael Bush on Tuesday and released Kerwynn Williams. Bush has 809 carries for 3,250 yards and 29 touchdowns along with 104 receptions for 1,010 yards and two touchdowns over a seven-year NFL career. Bush entered the league as a fourth-round pick of the Oakland Raiders in the 2007 draft. He sat out his rookie season because...
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Manchester City stun Bayern Munich behind Aguero's heroic hat trick

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND --   Sergio Aguero struck twice in the closing minutes to complete a hat trick and revive Manchester City's UEFA Champions League hopes with a 3-2 win over 10-man Bayern Munich. Perhaps, at last, this was it. This is Man City’s fourth season in the Champions League and, finally, it has produced, if not a performance then at least a result that will live on...
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The Iron Bowl that launched Saban's Alabama dynasty, 5 years later

Ask some of Alabama's most prominent football alums what they believe to be the moment that launched Nick Saban's dynasty, and you're bound to get a few different answers.  Quarterback Greg McElroy mentioned the 2007 Independence Bowl; in Saban's first year, the team used 15 practices before the game to beat up on each other, before beating up on Colorado. The win bled into the...
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Pats are unanimous No. 1 in AP Pro32 rankings

NEW YORK (AP) It's unanimous: Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are the top team in the NFL. The Patriots (9-2) received all 12 first-place votes Tuesday in the AP Pro32 power rankings, which are decided by a media panel that regularly covers the league. The Patriots have won seven games in a row, almost all of them by comfortable margins. ''The Brady-Belichick Express rolls...
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Chelsea dismantle Schalke to roll into Champions League knockout stage

Roberto Di Matteo played down the talk of a revenge mission as Chelsea visited Gelsenkirchen to take on his Schalke side - but it was embarrassment that greeted the Italian as the Blues eased into the knockout stages of the Champions League. Current Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insisted in the build-up to this clash that his side needed to keep up their good form to avoid blowing their...
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Capitals-Islanders Preview

With their recent string of victories, the New York Islanders continue proving the merit among the Eastern Conference's top teams. The Islanders seek their fifth straight win Wednesday night when they host the opener of a home-and-home set against the Washington Capitals. New York (15-6-0) won for the ninth time in its last 10 games with a 1-0 shootout victory over Philadelphia on...
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Woods at 5-year mark of Thanksgiving accident

Any mention of golf during the week of Thanksgiving used to be about the Skins Game. Now it's hard not to think about Tiger Woods. It was five years ago this week when his private life began to unravel. It still seems surreal to recall the breaking news scrolling along the bottom of the television that Woods had been ''seriously injured'' in a car accident outside...
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Watch: Richard Sherman uses cardboard cutout to send NFL a message

The ever-eloquent Richard Sherman took a shot at the NFL on Tuesday, and did so in a way that garnered laughs from all those media in the room. The Seahawks cornerback, not happy with the $100,000 in fines teammate Marshawn Lynch has racked up for skipping media sessions, brought a cardboard cutout of wide receiver Doug Baldwin to his press conference. He pointed out several things...
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Wolverines a distraction for Buckeyes this week?

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Ohio State Buckeyes have talked all season about playing for championships in November. Now that they really are, can it be a distraction? The seventh-ranked Buckeyes meet archrival Michigan this week, a game that's always a physical, demanding contest. Moments after that showdown ends, they've got to begin gearing up for the Big Ten championship game in...
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Arizona Cardinals sign RB Michael Bush

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals signed running back Michael Bush on Tuesday and released Kerwynn Williams. Bush has 809 carries for 3,250 yards and 29 touchdowns along with 104 receptions for 1,010 yards and two touchdowns over a seven-year NFL career. Bush entered the league as a fourth-round pick of the Oakland Raiders in the 2007 draft. He sat out his rookie season because...
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Olympic champion Douglas back on national team

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman are back on the U.S. women's national gymnastics team, a major step as the two Olympic champions point toward a return to the 2016 Rio Games. The move means Douglas, the reigning Olympic all-around champion, and Raisman, a gold medalist on floor exercise, will be available to participate in international events starting in 2015. They...
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Ex-NFL player Smoot charged with domestic assault

ASHBURN, Va. -- Ex-NFL defensive back Fred Smoot has been charged with misdemeanor domestic assault after a woman called police to say he grabbed her during a fight at a Virginia home. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office says Smoot was arrested Sunday in Ashburn. Smoot played a total of seven seasons with the Washington Redskins, ending his NFL career with the team in 2009. He also...
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Patriots seek to slow down fast-starting Packers

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots are one of the NFL's best teams in the first half. Just not as good as the fast-starting Green Bay Packers when they're at home. That's where the Patriots (9-2) will be putting their seven-game winning streak on the line Sunday in their fourth straight game against a division leader. ''We're playing Green Bay in Green Bay,'' New England...
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