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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Antonio Callaway (11) celebrates his touchdown with teammate David Njoku (85) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
December 16, 2018 - 12:12 am
DENVER (AP) — Whether it was "The Fumble" or "The Drive" in the playoffs in the 1980s or the 11 consecutive times Denver had dumped Cleveland, the Broncos always served as the Browns' biggest bugaboo. With John Elway watching from his suite at Mile High Stadium, Baker Mayfield capitalized on Denver...
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Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) makes a touchdown catch on a pass from quarterback Deshaun Watson, not pictured, as New York Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne (21) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Texans won 29-22. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
December 15, 2018 - 10:54 pm
If the Dallas Cowboys are for real, they will win their sixth straight game and clinch the NFC East at Indianapolis on Sunday. If the Colts are for real, they will knock off the Cowboys and stamp themselves as true contenders for the AFC playoffs. With three games remaining, Dallas (8-5) is in...
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Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) makes a touchdown catch on a pass from quarterback Deshaun Watson, not pictured, as New York Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne (21) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Texans won 29-22. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
December 15, 2018 - 8:57 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Houston Texans were trailing late and facing a second straight loss after a nine-game winning streak. Deshaun Watson wasn't having it. The cool-headed, playmaking quarterback threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins with 2:15 left, lifting the Texans to a...
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Valdosta State wide receiver Lio'undre Gallimore (6) runs the ball for a touchdown against Ferris State defensive back Cyntell Williams (24) during the second quarter of the NCAA Division II National Championship in McKinney, Texas on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
December 15, 2018 - 8:39 pm
MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Rogan Wells tied the NCAA Division II championship game record with five touchdown passes and Valdosta State won its fourth national title with a 49-47 victory over Ferris State on Saturday. Ferris' rally from an 11-point deficit fell short when Jevon Shaw's two-point...
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Fresno State players celebrate with the trophy after defeating Arizona State in the Las Vegas Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Las Vegas. Fresno State won 31-20. (AP Photo/John Locher)
December 15, 2018 - 7:50 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Running back Ronnie Rivers might be the embodiment of Fresno State's turnaround. It wasn't guaranteed Rivers would be able to play this season after sustaining a foot injury in spring practice, and he was limited by a shoulder injury late in the year. But Rivers was there, leading...
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December 15, 2018 - 6:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dallas Cowboys star running Ezekiel Elliott has been fined $26,739 for unnecessary roughness for leading with his helmet and making contact with the Eagles' Corey Graham in a Week 14 game. The fine, announced by the NFL on Saturday, makes Elliott the first offensive player docked...
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Utah State wide receiver Jalen Greene (21) sprints to the end zone to score a touchdown ahead of North Texas defensive back Nate Brooks (9) during the first half of the New Mexico Bowl NCAA college football game in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)
December 15, 2018 - 6:11 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Utah State walked into the New Mexico Bowl with one of its best records in school history but uncertainty. Its head coach, Matt Wells, left to take the Texas Tech job. Interim coach Frank Maile had to prepare the Aggies with an army of graduate assistants and an...
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Tulane coach Willie Fritz, right, outruns the beverage shower as players celebrate after winning the Cure Bowl NCAA college football game against Louisiana in Orlando, Fla, on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
December 15, 2018 - 5:55 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — From a 2-5 start to Cure Bowl champions. Tulane (7-6) capped a turnaround season under coach Willie Fritz with a 41-24 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, the Green Wave's first postseason win in 16 years. Darius Bradwell rushed for a career-best 150 yards and two...
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In this Oct. 17, 2018 photo, McLennan County District Attorney Abelino Reyna arrives for a hearing in 54th District Court during a hearing in Waco, Texas. Local leaders say a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University fraternity president to serve no jail times highlights the outsized influence alumni play in shaping the criminal justice system in and around Waco. Jacob Walter Anderson was accused of raping a woman outside a 2016 fraternity party. The plea agreement allows him to avoid jail or being listed as a sex offender. The judge, prosecutor and defense attorney in the case all have degrees from Baylor. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)
December 15, 2018 - 4:32 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Texas judge who approved a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University student accused of rape to avoid jail time holds three degrees from Baylor. The criminal district attorney overseeing the case holds two. The prosecutor who agreed to the plea agreement graduated from Baylor...
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December 15, 2018 - 4:29 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller has left the game against the New York Jets with an ankle injury and is questionable to return. Miller was injured early in the first quarter Saturday night when he went down after a 1-yard run. He tried to get up and walk it off...
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