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After a weekend when four top-10 teams lost, the College Football Playoff committee releases its new rankings. Which Big 12 team, TCU or Baylor, will the committee like best? And how much of a boost will Ohio State get after its biggest victory of the season? UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. Rankings released about 7:45 p.m.
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NEW YORK — The Manager of the Year awards are handed out, with Buck Showalter, Ned Yost and Mike Scioscia competing for the AL honor and Clint Hurdle, Bruce Bochy and Matt Williams up for the NL prize. By Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. NL winner 6:15 p.m., AL at 6:45.
GIBRALTAR — Last year, the players on Gibralter's soccer team were in a weekend league. On Friday, the players from this rocky outcropping on the southern tip of Spain face World Cup champion Germany in Euro 2016 qualifying. "Sometimes I have to pinch myself," says team captain Roy Chipolina. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.
MIAMI — For Pat Riley, every day is Veterans Day. The Miami Heat president pays homage to troops Tuesday, and wonders why it doesn't happen more often. Riley never served in the military, but has spoken out for years about the need to help soldiers who served overseas. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 400 words.
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors, coming of their first loss in a game that left the NBA with no unbeaten teams, play the defending champion San Antonio Spurs. By Antonio Gonzalez. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 10:30 p.m.
NEW YORK — The Penguins look to extend their winning streak to eight games when they face the New York Rangers, who rallied from a 3-1 series deficit against them to advance to last season's Eastern Conference finals. The teams will play again Saturday in Pittsburgh. By Hockey Writer Ira Podell. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m.
LONDON — Roger Federer defeats Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-2 to move closer to the semifinals at the ATP Finals. The six-time champion of this year-end tournament will advance if Milos Raonic beats Andy Murray later in the day or if Murray wins in three sets. By Samuel Petrequin. SENT: 400 words, photos. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 6 p.m.
— TEN--ATP FINALS-FEDERER'S RESURGENCE — By Samuel Petrequin. SENT: 450 words, photos.
PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles didn't miss a beat with Mark Sanchez replacing Nick Foles. The defense dominated, special teams scored again and Sanchez helped the offense play its first turnover-free game of the season. By Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi. UPCOMING. 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.
BEREA, Ohio — The Browns took an unexpected trip over their long weekend — into first place in the AFC North. Cleveland is alone atop the division for the first time since 1994, when quarterback Brian Hoyer was 9 years old and dreaming of one day throwing touchdowns for his hometown team. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m.
PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger's avalanche of touchdown passes has overshadowed a glaring hole in the Steelers' offense. Despite the offseason addition of bruising LeGarrette Blount, Pittsburgh is struggling when running close to the goal line. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 600 words. photos by 6 p.m.
— FBN--49ERS-WILLIS — By Janie McCauley. SENT: 350 words, photos.
— FBN--BILLS-DOMINANT DAREUS — By John Wawrow. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 6:30 p.m.
— FBN--JETS-VICK'S JOB — By Dennis Waszak Jr. COMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.
— FBN--COWBOYS-GOOD SIGNS — By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 9 p.m.
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SHANGHAI — Adam Scott knows a good golf swing when he sees it. Her name was Tina, an 11-year-old whom Scott expects to see on the LPGA Tour in about five years. Each year brings more advancement by Chinese golfers, and the PGA Tour China Series is accelerating the growth. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 4 p.m.
— GLF--GOLF NOTES. By Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 1,100 words, photos by 5 p.m.
NEW YORK — Yankees manager Joe Girardi will head to spring training without any expectations of what Alex Rodriguez can produce following his one-year suspension. The third baseman will be 39 and with a medical history that includes two hip operations. By Ronald Blum. SENT: 100 words, photos. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. By 5 p.m.
PHOENIX — Baseball's general managers are meeting in Arizona, a gathering that kicks off the "Hot Stove League" with discussions of possible trades and free-agent acquisitions interspersed with other business. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 600 words by 7 p.m.
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