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Denver-Kansas City: How Chiefs beat Broncos in a must-win game

In the impressively competitive AFC -- where 11 of the 16 teams are .500 or better -- we may be watching a developing race that will require teams to win at least 10 games to have a shot at the playoffs. The Chiefs -- currently 7-4 -- should be treating their upcoming contest in Arrowhead Stadium with the AFC West-leading Broncos as a must-win situation. Kansas City has not beaten...
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Royals reach $1.8 million, 1-year deal with Frasor

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Jason Frasor and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a one-year contract with a 2016 mutual option that guarantees the reliever $1.8 million. Frasor gets $1.25 million next season under Friday's deal, down from $1.75 million this year. The 2016 option is for $2 million with a $550,000 buyout. The 37-year-old right-hander was acquired from Texas in July and...
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Critics turn on Rodgers as Liverpool stumbles

It was barely a month ago that the scoring drought of Mario Balotelli was being cited as the chief reason for Liverpool's problems this season. Now, the critics are turning their sights away from the maverick Italian and fixing them on manager Brendan Rodgers. ''A few months ago I was manager of the year,'' Rodgers said Friday, ''and now I am favorite to get the sack.'' Lauded for...
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Juventus midfielder Asamoah to have knee surgery

TURIN, Italy (AP) Juventus midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee next week. Juventus says the procedure to remove cartilage from the Ghana international's knee will be carried out Tuesday in Barcelona. Asamoah has had persistent pain in his knee and it isn't clear how long he'll be out. Asamoh has played in six of 12 Serie A matches.
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Van Gaal warns United striker Van Persie of Falcao threat

Louis van Gaal has warned striker Robin van Persie he will have to fight for his place as the Manchester United manager prepares to welcome Radamel Falcao back to his squad. Van Gaal is hoping the injury-hit Colombian can finally display the qualities that have made him one of the most feared strikers in world football - especially important for United with Van Persie struggling...
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Daughter of 49ers general manager Trent Baalke vents on Twitter

Well we don't know if 49ers general manager Trent Baalke wants Jim Harbaugh back in the Bay Area. Unlike his boss Jed York, he has been mum for months about the coach's fate. His daughter, however, looks to have taken a page out of York's book and decided to rant on Twitter about the 49ers' woeful offense after a 19-3 loss to the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks. From what...
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Vanderbilt wants to spoil Tennessee's bowl hopes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Vanderbilt Commodores have had nothing like the season first-year coach Derek Mason targeted during Southeastern Conference media days, and now they have only one game left before a merciful end to their season. And as the old saying goes, misery loves company. The Commodores' best hope is beating an SEC team once and avoiding becoming the first team in...
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Big Buzz: Must-see college hoops blooper; Keke Lindgard is Fox-y

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Wings seek third straight victory

Even with his team off to a solid start, Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock knows they can play better - especially if Pavel Datsyuk and Stephen Weiss remain healthy. The newly paired linemates look to help the visiting Red Wings to a third straight victory Friday night against the New Jersey Devils (7 p.m. pregame, 7:30 face-off on FOX Sports Detroit). Back from a four-game absence...
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Rodgers, Brady prepare for first matchup Sunday at Lambeau

FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts -- Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady have at least one thing in common: "They both wear No. 12," New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick joked. A more thorough comparison will be made on Sunday when the Green Bay Packers welcome New England at Lambeau Field in a matchup of two of the NFL's best teams, and the quarterbacks start against each other for the first...
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Michigan, Ohio State both risk a lot in The Game

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Urban Meyer remembers his mother bundling him up against the cold and whisking him out of the house to introduce him to what would one day be a major event in his life. ''She said we have to go run an errand or something. She looked like she was out of her mind,'' he said, grinning at the thought of his first Michigan-Ohio State game. ''We went to some outdoor...
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Iron Bowl comes chock full of high-stakes drama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Alabama-Auburn game is stocked with a Heisman Trophy candidate, a national title contender and the unrelenting passion of feuding neighbors. In other words, it's a pretty typical Iron Bowl. No. 2 Alabama (10-1, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) is still standing in the championship scrum going into Saturday night's rivalry showdown, and can clinch the Western Division...
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Sunday storylines: Brady, Patriots visit Rodgers & Packers in possible Super Bowl preview

Every week, our FOX Sports NFL Insiders break down three of the most important storylines you need to watch heading into Sunday. If you have any questions, be sure to hit them up on Twitter. Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) Cardinals at Falcons: The Arizona Cardinals have one game against a first-place team remaining on their schedule, and it might be the easiest matchup they have left...
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No. 11 K-State prepared for Kansas in home finale

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) A few years ago, Clint Bowen walked into Bill Snyder's office at Kansas State looking for a job. Things didn't pan out back then and, after a few twists and turns, he's interim coach at Kansas, getting his team ready to face the Wildcats on Saturday. And wouldn't you know it? Bowen once again is pursuing a job. The Lawrence native, Kansas alum and longtime Jayhawks...
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Pistons, Bucks clash for second time in four days

Thanks in part to a renewed focus on defense, the Milwaukee Bucks are back on track during their best start in nine years. Looking to stymie offensively challenged Detroit for the second time in four days, the surprising Bucks can match a season high with a third straight win Friday night, while the last-place Pistons will try to avoid their longest losing streak in 20 months (7...
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No. 23 Clemson wants countdown to end

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) No. 23 Clemson hopes its five-year countdown is finally coming to a close. The Tigers (8-3) have lost a school-worst five straight games to rival South Carolina (6-5), a streak so distasteful that Clemson coaches installed countdown clocks last spring to remind players things must change. The chance do change things comes Saturday when the teams close the regular...
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Ireland rugby great Jack Kyle dies at 88

DUBLIN (AP) Jack Kyle, the dashing flyhalf for Ireland in the 1940s and `50s and one of rugby's greatest players, has died. He was 88. The Irish Rugby Football Union said Friday he died Thursday after a prolonged but unspecified illness. Kyle played 46 times for Ireland during an 11-year international career, scoring seven tries. He helped the country win a grand slam in the Five...
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Valentine, Spartans look to stifle Marquette

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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Good and bad: 2014 proved to be full of both kinds of surprises

There were a lot of surprises this past season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup season. There were some good and some not so much in my book. I think the most obvious one is our new champion. Did we really deep down think that Kevin Harvick, in his first year at Stewart-Haas Racing, being paired with a new crew chief in Rodney Childers, could really win this championship? If someone told...
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Must-see college hoops blooper; Keke Lindgard is Fox-y

While you were stuffing yourself with turkey and mashed potatoes and other Thanksgiving delights and paying attention to three pretty boring NFL games, you may have missed this fantastic piece of footage from Thursday's Wisconsin-Georgetown game. After the Badgers earned the victory, guard Sam Dekker celebrated by punching the basketball away. There was only on problem for teammate...
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Red Bulls-Revolution Preview

In good position to return to the MLS Cup final for the first time in seven years, the New England Revolution aren't about to let up or allow the short-handed New York Red Bulls to turn desperation into triumph. Trying for an eighth consecutive home victory, the Revolution look to put away the Red Bulls in Saturday's second leg of the aggregate-goals Eastern Conference final series...
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Vietnam beats Philippines 3-1 to reach semifinals

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) Former champion Vietnam qualified for the semifinals of the Suzuki Cup on Friday by beating the Philippines 3-1. Ngao Hoang Thinh, Vu Minh Tuan and Phama Thah Luong scored for the 2008 champions while substitute Paul Mulders pulled one back for the Philippines, which had already qualified with two straight wins. In another Group A match, Indonesia beat Laos 5...
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Duke, Wake Forest meet in regular season finale

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke won't win the Coastal Division. Wake Forest won't play in a bowl game. Yet neither team will lack motivation when they meet Saturday in their regular season finale - even if the goals are somewhat more abstract. The Blue Devils (8-3, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) want to get back to the level of play that put them in first place atop the Coastal for...
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CONI seeks bans for 3 sprinters in Schwazer case

ROME (AP) The Italian Olympic Committee's anti-doping prosecutor has recommended bans for three of the four members of the country's squad that won the silver medal in the 4x100-meter relay at the 2010 European Athletics Championships. The CONI prosecutor requested a 27-month ban for Simone Collio, 24 months for Maurizio Checcucci and eight months for Roberto Donati. The CONI case...
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CFB AM: Texas A&M should feel robbed by obvious LSU penalty

It’s been a season of disappointments for Texas A&M, so perhaps it’s not a surprise the Aggies’ 2014 regular season ended on another one. This time, however, Aggie Nation has a reason for feeling robbed. Down 23-17 at home against LSU on Thanksgiving night, the Aggies were driving with about 90 seconds left near midfield. Freshman QB Kyle Allen threw a pass that was intercepted...
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