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Big shakeup at top of top 25; FSU is 17th; UF 21st

The Wolverines and Tigers now are third and fourth, respectively, followed by Louisville. A win in the conference championship could make a convincing case for the Nittany Lions to make the playoff, but OSU players like redshirt junior quarterback J.T.

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Australia cruises to a consolation win

Newly minted Australia opener Matt Renshaw has taken great satisfaction from his grinding second-innings knock in the Adelaide Test, which lasted 137 balls and yielded 34 runs. Cook's dismissal on 104 ended South Africa's second innings, while Starc finished with figures of 4-80 in his most impressive performance of the series.

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5 key stats from the Ravens' win over the Bengals

Since the end of September, they've won only one game - against the winless Browns at home. "It is a rivalry game, a division game". Smith, who planned to retire a year ago before sustaining a season-ending injury, hit the milestone with eight catches for 99 yards and a touchdown in last week's loss.

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No. 20 Baylor rallies to beat No. 10 Louisville in Bahamas

The 2-point shooting percentage ranks 226th (out of 351) in the country, and that 3-point percentage ranks 249th. Samir Doughty had 12 points and seven rebounds. There was a bit of optimism heading into the season that they would be better, but they haven't been able to consistently make their open shots thus far.

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Lions improving defense a big reason for first-place run

Earlier this month, Prater made a game-tying 58-yard field goal at the end of regulation at Minnesota and the Lions won in overtime. Those two games were decided by a walkoff touchdown in overtime and a last-second game-winning field goal, but that's been the M.O.

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In College Football Playoff Rankings

The bigger question heading into the latest College Football Playoff ranking was who would join top-ranked Alabama in the top 4 after the Nos. This loss also re-opens the door for teams like Ohio State, Louisville, and Wisconsin. LSU, 17. Florida State , 18. Meanwhile, Penn State won't be far behind. But they lost? How can they remain No. 2 in the playoff projections? You could have a coin flip of either UofL or MI in this spot.

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Meyer, Harbaugh have a chance to recharge a rivalry

The teams came in at No. 1 and No. 2 in the country, and MI was mourning the death of legendary coach Bo Schembechler , who had died the night before the game . Clemson remains in control of its destiny in the Atlantic Coast Conference, with a rivalry date with SC preceding a return appearance in the conference championship game.

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Seahawks Beat Trump-Supporting Patriots, So Why Isn't Everything Better Now?

When New England has won the Super Bowl, it has usually played good defense. "If it's not a PI to the refs, then it's not a PI to the refs". However, when teams of this magnitude come together you can bet that both sets of players will be desperate to get the win and prove their dominance over the other.

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Michigan-Ohio State-LeBron

Ohio State is 6-2 ATS in its last eight games in Week 13. Way back in Week 2 of the college football season, Central Michigan upset Oklahoma State with a Hail Mary on the final play of the game . In his debut as a coach in the rivalry, Ohio State routed MI 42-13 last season at the Big House. "But we could either both be in the top five or we could both be 0-11".

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No Luck for Colts because of concussion

The Colts opened up the second half with a very important defensive stop in their own territory. Quarterback Andrew Luck is in the concussion protocol after reporting symptoms after the Colts win against Tennessee Sunday. With numbers like that (including no interceptions) it's no surprise that the Steelers won both games. Pittsburgh defense had eight sacks against Cleveland last week in warmup to facing Colts team that has allowed league-high 35 sacks.

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Michigan-Ohio State: Buckeyes get boost with return of playmaker Dontre Wilson

Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer walks across the field prior to the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium on November 12, 2016. "It's surreal", defensive end Evan Schwan said. "He was just a killer". At least that's the way it appeared at Ohio State earlier this week with MI coming into Ohio Stadium on Saturday.

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Lions stoked for holiday division showdown

Detroit has staged a fourth-quarter comeback in all of its wins. When you only play 16 games, they're all important. Meanwhile, the Bucs get the Seahawks, to see if they are contenders or pretenders after their big win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Support your small businesses, friends and neighbors

They also report small businesses produce 55 percent of all jobs. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee shopped small, making a big splash by buying neckties at Assembly Hall, a store on Fillmore Street. 76 percent say they will visit at least one small business as part of their overall holiday shopping, on par with past year. Small business retailers employ 154,032 workers throughout the state, which accounts for 34.6 percent of the 445,176 people employed by all retailers.

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LSU fails to defeat the Gators in nail-biting finish

Saturday's contest is a makeup from the originally scheduled October 8 game in Gainesville that was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew. Florida clinched the SEC East and will go to Atlanta for the first time in consecutive seasons since 2008 and 2009.

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Wentz, Eagles get wakeup in 26-15 loss to Seahawks

Head coach Pete Carroll clearly had his boys ready to play on Sunday, which is hardly ever a problem for this particular group. The list of players who got dinged up in Seattle's otherwise easy win over Philadelphia at CenturyLink Field on Sunday is lengthy.

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Kickers take the spotlight for Chiefs, Panthers

The Chiefs DST helped seal the victory in the end, as Marcus Peters stripped Kelvin Benjamin with 20 seconds left and Cairo Santos kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired. His blocking is vital to Carolina's rushing success. That's a reason to panic, even if Newton says there's no need to. The veteran safety deftly weaved his way through traffic for the score, displaying spin moves and tackle-breaking jukes more reminiscent of a running back than a defensive back.

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NZ holds 67-run 1st innings lead in 1st test vs

Pakistan hasn't loss a test series in New Zealand since 1985, winning five and drawing three of the series played between the teams in that period. Spinner Mark Craig, who two years ago took a NZ-record 8-188 in his debut test match, can rest easy after de Grandhomme didn't get an opportunity to break his mark on day four .

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Thompson, Durant lead Warriors to 104-88 win over Celtics

Kevin Durant was greeted with loud boos from Boston Celtics' fans in Friday's 104-88 win by the Golden State Warriors at the TD Garden. "We couldn't get stops and they kept scoring and we didn't play well on the offensive end for the whole quarter".

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No. 3 Cardinals look to handle Houston, boost playoff hopes

The Cardinals players shared their thoughts via Twitter on Tuesday night after they moved up one spot to No. 5 - still on the outside looking in. Critics will blame the fact that some Louisville players tweeted their displeasure with the latest College Football Playoff rankings , but that isn't why the Cardinals lost.

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Jerry Jones: Demoted Romo still has future with Cowboys

He has kept this team at a Super Bowl-contender level all year and has proven to be a capable leader. "I believe that strongly", he added. I only see three potential futures for Romo. The cap hit next year is almost $25 million, but the Cowboys can reduce it by roughly $5 million if they release him. Part of the darkness came from Romo realizing where he is in his career.