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No. 10 Michigan St. shocks No. 2 Ohio St. 34-24
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) ? Connor Cook was determined to shake things up in the Big Ten title game.
Mason, No. 3 Auburn beat No. 5 Missouri 59-42
ATLANTA (AP) ? Tre Mason struck a pose ? a Heisman Trophy pose.
Winston leads No. 1 FSU over No. 20 Duke 45-7
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) ? Jameis Winston and No. 1 Florida State made it look easy again.
Cardinal beat ASU 38-14 in Pac-12 title game
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) ? Stanford's players stood on the makeshift stage in the end zone, waving red roses as coach David Shaw accepted the Pac-12 championship trophy.
FSU rolls, OSU upset, Auburn heads to title game
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) ? The last steps to the BCS championship game summed up their seasons.
No. 9 Baylor wins Big 12 title, 30-10 over Texas
WACO, Texas (AP) ? Turn out the lights, the fiesta is just getting started for No. 9 Baylor.
Bell's late TD pass lifts OU over OSU 33-24
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) ? Oklahoma State appeared to have its second Big 12 Conference championship and BCS bowl game berth in three seasons within its grasp, thanks to a late rally.
No. 24 Fresno St beats Utah St 24-17 for MW title
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) ? All the records and accolades Derek Carr earned became secondary in a sea of red at Bulldog Stadium when fans poured out of the stands to celebrate a long-awaited conference championship.
Booker at the buzzer lifts CU to 75-72 win over KU
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) ? Long after the kids from Kansas have started raking in their NBA bucks, Askia Booker of Colorado will still be talking about the day he struck it big ? the day he made the shot at the buzzer to beat the Jayhawks.
Woods keeps 2-shot lead on tough day at Sherwood
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) ? After a day of so much uncertainty about where the ball was going, Tiger Woods landed in a place where the outcome is rarely in doubt.
Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Sunday, Dec 8
Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Sunday: - - - - SOCCER Premier League Fulham v Aston Villa (1330) Arsenal v Everton (1600) Arsenal face Everton with seven-point lead the prize LONDON - Arsenal can stretch their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points with a win over Everton but that won't be easy against Roberto Martinez's confident side, who enjoyed a win at Manchester United in midweek. ...
Yankees complete Ellsbury, Kuroda signings
(Reuters) - The New York Yankees announced on Saturday they have signed former Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury to a seven-year, $153 million deal and have also locked up Japanese right hander Hiroki Kuroda for one more season. Ellsbury made the switch between the bitter division rivals after winning the World Series with Boston this year, agreeing to the deal which also has a $21 million team option for the 2021 season, with a $5 million buyout. He led the majors last season with 52 stolen bases and in 16 playoff games hit .344 (22-for-64), leading all postseason players in hits and runs (14) en route to winning his second career World Series.
Woods wary of Johnson heading into final round
By Mark Lamport-Stokes THOUSAND OAKS, California (Reuters) - Tiger Woods is in good position heading into Sunday's final round to clinch his sixth victory at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge but he will keep a wary eye on Zach Johnson, his closest challenger. Johnson has twice finished second to Woods at the elite event hosted by the world number one, and he gave the 14-times major champion a battle royale in 2011 when they dueled for supremacy down the stretch. Woods ending up winning that year's edition by a single shot, but needed birdies on the final two holes at Sherwood Country Club to keep the gritty Johnson at bay. "So I knew that, and it was a great battle." Woods had trailed Johnson by a shot going into the final round of the 2011 World Challenge and went on to seal victory with a birdie-birdie finish, draining a 15-footer at the 17th and a six-footer at the last.
Woods two ahead after testing day at Sherwood
By Mark Lamport-Stokes THOUSAND OAKS, California (Reuters) - Tiger Woods stayed on track for his sixth victory of the year as he maintained a two-shot lead after a brutally difficult day for scoring at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge on Saturday. The American world number one ground out a level-par 72 in blustery winds with several tough pin positions at Sherwood Country Club to end the third round of the tournament which he hosts at 11-under 205. In glorious late afternoon sunshine after a rainy start to the day, Woods rolled in a 12-foot birdie putt at the par-four last to retain control of an event he has won a record five times. Obviously a lot of guys shot some higher numbers." Compatriot Zach Johnson, the first-round leader, was alone in second place after sinking an 18-foot birdie putt at the last for a 72.
Golf-Woods two ahead after testing day at Sherwood
* World number one birdies final hole * Only four players break par on tough day (Adds further quotes, detail) By Mark Lamport-Stokes THOUSAND OAKS, California, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Tiger Woods stayed on track for his sixth victory of the year as he maintained a two-shot lead after a brutally difficult day for scoring at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge on Saturday. The American world number one ground out a level-par 72 in blustery winds with several tough pin positions at Sherwood Country Club to end the third round of the tournament which he hosts at 11-under 205. In glorious late afternoon sunshine after a rainy start to the day, Woods rolled in a 12-foot birdie putt at the par-four last to retain control of an event he has won a record five times. "It was a tough day," Woods, who frequently backed off shots as the breezes shifted, told reporters after offsetting four birdies with four bogeys.
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No. 10 Michigan St. shocks No. 2 Ohio St. 34-24 (Yahoo Sports)
Connor Cook was determined to shake things up in the Big Ten title game. No. 10 Michigan State rallied from a seven-point third-quarter deficit by scoring the final 17 points Saturday night to upset No. 2 Ohio State 34-24 and deny the Buckeyes a chance to play for the BCS national championship. Cook and the Spartans were more than happy to oblige. This wasn't the first week where we heard people say negative things about us as an offense or as a football team, Cook said after throwing a 9-yard TD pass with 11:41 left to give the Spartans a 27-24 lead.
Mason, No. 3 Auburn beat No. 5 Missouri 59-42 (Yahoo Sports)
Tre Mason struck a pose - a Heisman Trophy pose. Looks like the Auburn Tigers running back will get a shot at something he wants even more. Mason rushed for 304 yards and four touchdowns, leading No. 3 Auburn to a wild 59-42 victory over No. 5 Missouri in a Southeastern Conference title showdown Saturday that resembled a video game. Auburn (12-1) took care of business, then got the help it needed to claim a spot in the BCS championship.
Winston leads No. 1 FSU over No. 20 Duke 45-7 (Yahoo Sports)
Jameis Winston and No. 1 Florida State made it look easy again. The Seminoles are headed to the BCS national championship game after one of the most dominant regular seasons in college football history. ''This whole week has been very high emotion,'' Winston said. We were looking forward to having an undefeated season.'' Two days after prosecutors decided not to press charges against him in a sexual assault case, the 19-year-old redshirt freshman threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score, and Florida State stormed into the title game with a 45-7 victory over No. 20 Duke on Saturday night in the ACC championship game.
Report: FSU and Fisher agree to new deal (Yahoo Sports)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Palm Beach Post is reporting that Florida State and coach Jimbo Fisher have agreed to new contract that will pay him about $4.1 million per year.
No. 9 Baylor wins Big 12 title, 30-10 over Texas (Yahoo Sports)
Turn out the lights, the fiesta is just getting started for No. 9 Baylor. These Bears are headed to a BCS game as the Big 12 champion, making a reality out of the goal that seemed so far out of reach when Art Briles became their coach six years ago. ''That's what hit me,'' quarterback Bryce Petty said. ''This is where it is, this is where that vision was.'' In what became a de facto Big 12 championship game after Oklahoma State's loss, Petty threw for 287 yards with touchdown passes on the first drives after halftime and the Bears beat No. 23 Texas 30-10 on Saturday in the final game at Floyd Casey Stadium after 64 seasons.
Booker at the buzzer lifts CU to 75-72 win over KU (Yahoo Sports)
Long after the kids from Kansas have started raking in their NBA bucks, Askia Booker of Colorado will still be talking about the day he struck it big - the day he made the shot at the buzzer to beat the Jayhawks. Booker grabbed an in-bounds pass, dribbled twice, took two long steps, then launched the 3-pointer that gave Colorado a 75-72 victory Saturday and left him gasping for air underneath a pile of court-storming Buffs fans. It was Colorado's first win over No. 6 Kansas (6-2) in the last 20 tries - a stretch dating to 2003. ''Unless I'm in the NBA championship, that's the only thing that could top that,'' Booker said.
Cardinal beat ASU 38-14 in Pac-12 title game (Yahoo Sports)
Stanford's players stood on the makeshift stage in the end zone, waving red roses as coach David Shaw accepted the Pac-12 championship trophy. After all the Cardinal had been through this season, they earned a chance to repeat as Rose Bowl champions. Tyler Gaffney ran for 133 yards and scored three touchdowns in a dominating first half, leading No. 7 Stanford back to the Rose Bowl with a 38-14 victory over No. 11 Arizona State in the Pac-12 title game Saturday night. ''We talk about what it takes to get into Stanford ... where everybody else says you don't have to do that,'' Shaw said.
Wildcats eye No. 1 ranking after beating UNLV (Yahoo Sports)
The Arizona Wildcats are poised to become the top-ranked basketball team in the nation, and they can thank T.J. McConnell for the opportunity. The transfer point guard from Duquesne had 13 points, six assists and seven rebounds, making critical plays down the stretch, and No. 2 Arizona escaped with a 63-58 victory over UNLV on Saturday. With No. 1 ranked Michigan State falling to North Carolina, Arizona (9-0) seems a safe bet to move to No 1. ... To be ranked No. 1 is maybe the greatest compliment you can have.'' Bryce DeJean-Jones scored 16 points, Khem Birch had 12 and Roscoe Smith 10 for the Rebels (3-4) in their first road game of the season.
George, Pacers power past Spurs 111-100 (Yahoo Sports)
This was no ordinary victory for Paul George and the Indiana Pacers. They know how difficult it is to beat the San Antonio Spurs. George scored 28 points and Indiana defeated San Antonio 111-100 on Saturday night, snapping an 11-game skid against the Spurs. Something great is going on in here, if we just continue to keep on this path, we have a positive future.'' David West had 20 points and Lance Stephenson scored 15 for the Pacers, who enjoyed a 41-34 rebounding edge.
Sporting KC tops Real Salt Lake for MLS Cup (Yahoo Sports)
Aurelien Collin, soaked in champagne, pulled the black stocking cap that read ''MLS Cup Champions'' down over his ears and sheepishly shook his head from side to side. The defender for Sporting Kansas City had never needed to try a penalty kick in his career. Collin drove home the deciding penalty kick after Sporting KC and Real Salt Lake played to a 1-all draw Saturday night, giving his club its first league championship since 2000. ''I hope I never have to kick another one again,'' Collin said with a smile.