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Baylor reaches Vegas title game as Memphis goes cold

LAS VEGAS -- The Baylor Bears' No. 6 ranked defense in the country was on full display in the second half against Memphis. Baylor held the Tigers to 19 percent (4 of 21) from the field in the half and went on to a 71-47 victory Thursday night at the Orleans Arena and advanced to the championship game of the Las Vegas Invitational on Friday night. Baylor will face Illinois (5-0) and...
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Keane quits Aston Villa to focus on Ireland job

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has quit as Aston Villa's assistant manager, saying he was finding it too hard to combine the position with his role in Ireland's coaching staff. Keane says in a Villa statement that ''it isn't fair to either Villa or Ireland, so I've made this decision.'' The 43-year-old Keane joined Villa in July, after being...
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Inter Milan boss Mancini wants to sign United striker Van Persie

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Lionel Messi is locked in a dispute over cash with Barcelona - and is considering a summer move to Chelsea. Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas could leave in January, with Arsenal and Liverpool showing...
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Sherman's big night leads Seattle past 49ers again

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) At midfield, Richard Sherman cradled a game ball in his right hand and took a chomp out of a turkey leg with his left. Seattle's do-everything, unguarded cornerback certainly earned his postgame feast after a two-interception night that kept the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks right in the NFC West race with a 19-3 win against the San Francisco 49ers...
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Aussie cricketers take time out after Hughes dies

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Tragedy brings reflection, and the death of Phillip Hughes from a short-pitched ball during a cricket match in Sydney makes the following example strikingly strident. Promotional literature for an Australian men's magazine posed this question this month: ''Ever wondered what's going through Mitchell Johnson's mind as he turns at the top of his mark and prepares...
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Eagles top Cowboys 33-10, may have to do it again

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) LeSean McCoy said beating Dallas with the NFC East lead on the line felt a lot like last year, when Philadelphia wrapped up a playoff berth in the Cowboys' $1.2 billion stadium. There's one big difference for the Eagles, though: They might have to do it again in a rematch on their home field next month to make sure they get back to the postseason. McCoy ran...
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UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler 2 viewing and schedule guide

It's a rare treat to have two title fights on the same card and UFC 181 will deliver with the welterweight and lightweight belts up for grabs in the main event and co-main event from Las Vegas on December 6. Johny Hendricks will return from a long layoff due to surgery to face Robbie Lawler, the man he beat in an instant classic this past March to win the welterweight title. Lawler...
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No. 5 Baylor still on pace for Big 12 repeat

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Baylor coach Art Briles has always preferred repeating over defending when talking about the Big 12 title. That first Big 12 trophy won last year is theirs to keep. The fifth-ranked Bears are now trying to repeat as league champions, something last done six seasons ago when Oklahoma won its third consecutive title. ''You can look across the nation and see how...
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Phil Davis vs. Ryan Bader official for UFC Fight Night on FOX in Sweden

Two of the top 10 light heavyweights in the world will square off in Sweden as Phil Davis has agreed to meet Ryan Bader at the upcoming UFC Fight Night on FOX card headlined by Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson. UFC officials announced the new bout early Friday morning. Davis (13-2, 1 NC) returns to the Octagon following one of his most dominant performances as he beat former...
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Manchester City-Southampton Preview

In an eight-day span, Southampton will truly find out if they are an elite side. Their three-match gauntlet begins Sunday at home, where they will try to put some space between themselves and reigning champions Manchester City. The Saints (8-2-2) enter this weekend second in the table but already six points behind front-running Chelsea, and manager Ronald Koeman admitted to some...
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Gophers, Badgers meet for axe, Big Ten West title

MADISON, Wis. (AP) For once, elusive running back Melvin Gordon got stuck in a crowd on the field. It happened at Minnesota on Nov. 23, 2013, a 20-7 victory for Wisconsin. The Badgers won their 10th straight in the not-so-friendly Big Ten rivalry. Some pushing and shoving ensued after Wisconsin claimed Paul Bunyan's Axe for another year. Expect another chippy affair Saturday when...
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Lions begin crucial homestand with win over Bears

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Lions began the homestand that could make or break their season with the type of offensive performance their fans have been waiting for. Matthew Stafford threw for 390 yards and a pair of touchdowns to Calvin Johnson, and the Lions beat the Chicago Bears 34-17 on Thursday. Johnson had 11 catches for 146 yards in perhaps his best performance of the season...
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UC Santa Barbara beats Washington State 71-43

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Zalmico Harmon scored 17 points, Alan Williams had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and UC Santa Barbara beat Washington State 71-43 on Thursday night in the first round of the Great Alaska Shootout. UCSB (2-2) built a 34-12 first-half lead after Washington State shot 3 of 33 from the field and 0 for 14 from 3-point range. The Cougars (1-3) shot better in the second...
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Baylor pulls from Memphis in 2nd half, wins 71-47

LAS VEGAS (AP) Taurean Prince scored 20 with five rebounds and Royce O'Neale added 16 to lead Baylor past Memphis 71-47 in the third round of the Las Vegas Invitational Thursday night. Baylor (5-0) held Memphis to 19 percent (4 of 21) from the field in the second half to advance to the championship game against Illinois (5-0) Friday night. In the second half, the Bears outscored...
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UCLA-UAB Preview

UCLA's trip to the Bahamas has been fruitless so far, thanks in large part to poor shooting and an array of turnovers. The No. 22 Bruins look to return to Los Angeles with some confidence by beating UAB in the seventh-place game of the Battle 4 Atlantis on Friday night. UCLA (4-2) entered the tournament unbeaten, averaging 95.3 points while shooting 49.4 percent, including 42.4 percent...
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With Elliott out, Allen ready to carry the load for Blues

The St. Louis Blues are among the best defensive teams in the NHL, but they've lost goaltender Brian Elliott indefinitely. Getting the nod in his place will be rookie Jake Allen, who will try to help the Blues continue their dominance of the lowly Edmonton Oilers on Friday night. St. Louis (14-6-2) gives up 2.00 goals per game, tying Nashville for the league lead. Elliott is...
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North Carolina-Florida Preview

North Carolina hasn't played Florida since the 2000 NCAA tournament, when the Gators beat the Tar Heels for a chance to play in the championship game. Friday night's showdown in the Bahamas doesn't have nearly as much at stake. Looking to knock off its second consecutive ranked opponent, No. 5 North Carolina takes on No. 18 Florida in the Battle 4 Atlantis' fifth...
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Oilers-Blues Preview

The St. Louis Blues are among the best defensive teams in the NHL, but they've lost goaltender Brian Elliott indefinitely. Getting the nod in his place will be rookie Jake Allen, who will try to help the Blues continue their dominance of the lowly Edmonton Oilers on Friday night. St. Louis (14-6-2) gives up 2.00 goals per game, tying Nashville for the league lead. Elliott is a big...
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Huskies beat Spartans 78-56 in Wooden opener

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) Donaven Dorsey scored 17 points and Robert Upshaw tied his own school record with seven blocked shots, powering Washington to a 78-56 rout of San Jose State on Thursday night in the opening round of the Wooden Legacy tournament. It was the third time in four games that the 6-foot-11 Upshaw had at least seven blocks. He didn't have any in the Huskies' previous...
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Michigan St.-Marquette Preview

Smothering each opponent since suffering its lone loss, Michigan State will likely have its sights set on slowing down Marquette's long-distance marksman. Denzel Valentine and the 20th-ranked Spartans will look to stifle Matt Carlino after he shot the Golden Eagles into Friday night's semifinal matchup in the Orlando Classic. Michigan State (4-1) has won three games by 27-plus points...
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49ers CEO tweets apology to fans ... are Harbaugh's days numbered?

The longest-running soap opera in the NFL took another turn on Thursday night, and in the process, the fate of one NFL head coach may be less of a cliffhanger than anyone realized. 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh's future beyond this season has been the source of speculation dating back to the offseason. From returning to his alma mater to coach Michigan to taking over the Atlanta...
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Mercer beats Rice 77-71 in OT in Alaska Shootout

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Ike Nwamu scored 21 points and Mercer made its last eight free throws in overtime to hold off Rice 77-71 on Thursday night in the first round of the Great Alaska Shootout. Mercer (3-2) took a 71-66 lead when Nwamu recovered Seth Gearhart's turnover with 26 seconds left in overtime and made the first two of the Bears' final eight free throws. Rice (1-3) trailed...
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Seahawks shut down 49ers as playoff races heat up

The fourth Thursday in November typically marks the turn for the home stretch in the NFL regular season. With playoff races in full swing, it was the defending champs announcing themselves a real contender. Four days after knocking off the first-place Arizona Cardinals, the Seattle Seahawks took the ground and air out of the San Francisco 49ers’ offense in a 19-3 win on Thursday...
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Fournette leads LSU over Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Leonard Fournette ran for a career-high 146 yards and a touchdown, barreling over a defender to score, and Jalen Collins had a late interception to seal LSU's 23-17 win over Texas A&M on Thursday night. Texas A&M was driving late when Kyle Allen threw an ill-advised pass, apparently thinking the Tigers had jumped offside. Collins grabbed the...
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Nicholls-Michigan Preview

Michigan is looking to get back on track after coming up short against one of the country's best teams. A visit from winless Nicholls State shouldn't present nearly as tough a challenge. The No. 19 Wolverines try to improve to 4-0 at home for the fifth consecutive season when they host the Colonels on Saturday. Michigan (4-1) outscored its first four opponents by an average of 16...
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