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West Virginia's best non-Big-12 win was over BYU, which is 7-4. But then here's a bigger question: Will the CFP committee put more weight in a conference championship than a head-to-head result? Under that scenario, the Big Ten might place two teams in the playoff - Ohio State and the conference champ.
  • GONE FOR GOOD Ex-Galaxy star Gerrard retires from soccer

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    Gerrard was often linked with a move from Anfield during the prime of his career, with Chelsea and Real most strongly reported. "There's nothing to talk about and I'm the absolutely wrong person to tell anything about it because maybe all of you know him better than I do".
  • Milan move up to second after impressive away win

    Milan move up to second after impressive away win

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    Bacca missed out with a thigh strain, but Lapadula - deputising in the absence of the injured Colombian - was in fine form in attack, while Suso scored for the third Serie A match in a row and also claimed two assists. Milan almost restored their lead just after the half-hour mark, but Ignazio Abate's left-footed strike went just wide of the left-hand post. Milan eventually took charge of the match when they scored twice in quick succession just after the hour.
  • Lions Comeback To Win Turkey Bowl

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    Through the first 11 games of the season, the Vikings as a team .as a team .have rushed for 782 yards. The game-winner was set up on Darius Slay's interception of Minnesota's Sam Bradford. "We've probably got to try and find a way to create some explosive plays, " Bradford said following the 16-13 loss, via the St. Paul Pioneer-Press .
  • Blackburn end Newcastle's nine-game winning run

    Blackburn end Newcastle's nine-game winning run

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    Championship strugglers Blackburn stunned Newcastle United as Charlie Mulgrew's victor ended the leaders' run of nine successive victories. Third-placed Reading moved on to 34 points, beating Bristol City 2-1 at home for their fifth successive league win while Norwich City slipped out of the playoff places with a 1-0 defeat at Derby County.
  • Hue Jackson: Cleveland Browns had 'unit issue' protecting QB

    Hue Jackson: Cleveland Browns had 'unit issue' protecting QB

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    Pittsburgh (5-5) could afford to gamble more than usual against the woeful Browns (0-11) while winning on the road for just the second time this season. It's not clear if Kessler was hurt by Timmons or when his head hit the turf. Terrelle Pryor and Duke Johnson were the stars of the offense with each player ripping off two plays of twenty or more yards, but the delivery to them was too inconsistent to cause any real damage.
  • Big first quarter fuels No. 6 Washington's victory over Washington State

    Big first quarter fuels No. 6 Washington's victory over Washington State

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    It also picked off Wazzu quarterback Luke Falk - who had only thrown seven interceptions all season - three times, including a crucial pick right before halftime that prevented the Cougars from getting back in the game. John Ross also contributed with a consistent eight catches for 80 yards and a touchdown. More damaging, the Cougars were unable to score on three drives inside the Washington 10.
  • Man United: United hitman returns from ban

    Man United: United hitman returns from ban

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    It was Ibrahimović who supplied the pass for Rooney to score his 39th goal in European competition for United and so move above the club's previous record-holder Ruud van Nistelrooy. "He has great quality". Martial became Man United's most influential player last season under Louis van Gaal after announcing himself with a wonderful goal on his debut against Liverpool.
  • Bullish Hamilton on pole

    Bullish Hamilton on pole

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    Hamilton would normally be expected to drive off into the sunset, but one school of thought is that he may consider backing Rosberg into the clutches of the Red Bulls - Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen start third and sixth respectively - and the Ferrari duo of Kimi Raikkonen, fourth on the grid, and Sebastian Vettel, who is one spot futher back, to provide him with the best chance of securing an unlikely fourth title.
  • Lewis Hamilton felt 'under control' of Abu Dhabi pole

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    Rosberg, who has led the title race since the Italian Grand Prix in early September, holds a 19-point lead over Hamilton and will secure the title at the penultimate race of the season if he outscores his teammate by six points or more. "It wasn't possible for me to do that time today, even though I tried everything". "This weekend so far I've got the auto in a real sweet spot, great work done by my engineers and my faultless mechanics again, they've done a fantastic job".
  • Cuban-Americans celebrate in Miami in response to Fidel Castro's death

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    In following the wishes expressed by Fidel, his remains will be cremated. "In the early hours of tomorrow, Saturday the 26th, the funeral organizing commission will provide the people detailed information about the organization of a posthumous tribute to the founder of the Cuban Revolution".
  • Chelsea retake top spot with come from behind win over improved Tottenham

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    The Chelsea coach has no injuries to worry about and the Italian is, therefore, highly likely to stick with the same team that has won six league games in a row for the visit of Spurs. Hazard looks set to blow a couple of Chelsea legends out of the water, with Gianfranco Zola and Frank Lampard having taken 197 and 284 Premier League outings respectively to reach 50 goals.