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  • Justin Tucker repeats as AP's best kicker
    Associated Press

    Justin Tucker repeats as AP's best kicker

    Justin Tucker stunned everyone with a miss. The Baltimore Ravens' two-time All-Pro kicker is so good that nobody could believe it when he sliced a game-tying extra point wide right in a 24-23 loss to the Saints last month. It was Tucker's first career miss after nailing 222 straight. Despite the shank, Tucker was voted the top player in the league at his position for the second straight year by a panel of 10 football writers for The Associated Press.

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  • Iowa and UConn upset ranked foes Oregon and Syracuse
    Associated Press

    Iowa and UConn upset ranked foes Oregon and Syracuse

    NEW YORK (AP) - Unranked teams made a statement at the 2K Classic. Jordan Bohannon scored 16 points to lead Iowa to a 77-69 upset of No. 13 Oregon in the second semifinal of the 2K Classic on Thursday night. Luka Garza added 12, and Ryan Kriener finished with 11. The Hawkeyes (3-0) will play UConn in the championship game tomorrow, while Oregon (2-1) will meet No. 15 Syracuse in the consolation game. Connecticut upset Syracuse, 83-76, in the first game.

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  • Wilson caps Seattle's rally past Green Bay for 27-24 win
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    Wilson caps Seattle's rally past Green Bay for 27-24 win

    SEATTLE (AP) - After a shaky beginning, Russell Wilson got hot in the fourth quarter and kept the Seattle Seahawks in the middle of the NFC playoff race. Wilson threw for 225 yards and his 15-yard touchdown pass to Ed Dickson with 5:08 left was the difference in the Seahawks' 27-24 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night.

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  • Point scores 3 PP goals in 1:31, Lightning beat Penguins 4-3
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    Point scores 3 PP goals in 1:31, Lightning beat Penguins 4-3

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Penguins filled the penalty box in a hurry. Brayden Point loaded up the net with pucks at a rapid pace, too. Point scored three straight power-play goals in 1:31 - the sixth-fastest three goals in NHL history - and the Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Thursday night. "That's a first for me," Point said. "They told me after the game, so it's pretty cool. Guys made good plays and I was able to score."

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  • Pulisic back as US loses 3-0 at England; no goal for Rooney
    Associated Press

    Pulisic back as US loses 3-0 at England; no goal for Rooney

    LONDON (AP) - Christian Pulisic played just his second match with the U.S. national team in 13 months, and the Americans failed to muster much of an attack in a 3-0 loss to England on Thursday night that marked Wayne Rooney's farewell with the Three Lions.

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  • No goal for Wayne Rooney in 120th, final England appearance
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    No goal for Wayne Rooney in 120th, final England appearance

    LONDON (AP) - Wayne Rooney's record-breaking England career ended with a first: relief not to score. Whenever the striker touched the ball after coming on in the 58th minute, however far he was from goal in a 120th appearance, fans shouted "Shoot!"

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  • Rockets

    Rockets "parting ways" with 10-time All-Star Anthony

    HOUSTON (AP) - Carmelo Anthony is done in Houston. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey released a statement Thursday saying the team is "parting ways" with Anthony and "working toward a resolution." Anthony played just 10 games for the Rockets after signing a one-year, $2.4 million deal during the offseason.

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  • Charles Howell opens with 64 for lead at Sea Island

    Charles Howell opens with 64 for lead at Sea Island

    ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Charles Howell III had an advantage of playing the right course for the cold, windy conditions Thursday at the RSM Classic. He made the most of it with a game so complete that he never played from the rough and had a birdie putt on every hole. Howell bundled up from the cold and shot 8-under 64 on the Plantation course at Sea Island Resort, giving a two-shot lead to par in the opening round of the final PGA Tour event of the calendar year.

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  • It's The Big Three and Joey Logano in NASCAR's title race
    Associated Press

    It's The Big Three and Joey Logano in NASCAR's title race

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. sat on a bench, scrolling through their phones , oblivious to their surroundings and the stakes. Joey Logano was a room away, mingling in the back of a ballroom, grinning ear-to-ear and totally at ease. "It's the Big Three and me," Logano shrugged. "I might be the underdog in the stats standpoint, but we sure don't feel like we are."

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  • Amy Olson's 63 gives her 1st-round lead at 2018 LPGA finale

    Amy Olson's 63 gives her 1st-round lead at 2018 LPGA finale

    NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Amy Olson had a simple explanation for her brilliant start at the CME Group Tour Championship. "I don't have any bad memories," she said. Playing the LPGA's season-ending event for the first time, Olson was flawless with nine birdies and no dropped shots on her way to a 9-under 63 and a one-shot lead over Brittany Lincicome and Nasa Hataoka after Thursday's opening round.

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