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No. 4 TCU still undefeated after game-ending FG at Baylor

WACO, Texas (AP) — Griffin Kell kicked a 40-yard field goal on the final play of the game, and fourth-ranked TCU remained undefeated with a 29-28 win at Baylor. The Horned Frogs scored nine points in the final 2:07 to avoid another potential playoff-busting loss on the banks of the Brazos River. Emari Demercardo scored on a 3-yard TD run to get the 11-0 Frogs within 28-26, but he was unable to pull in a pass on the 2-point conversion attempt. After kicking deep, TCU used all three of its timeouts while forcing a three-and-out, and it got the ball back with 1:34 left at its 31. Nine plays later, Kell made the game-ending kick.

No. 3 Michigan beats Illinois 19-17 after Corum hurts knee

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jake Moody made a go-ahead, 35-yard field goal with nine seconds left to give No. 3 Michigan a 19-17 win over Illinois. The undefeated Wolverines played much of the second half without star running back Blake Corum, who grabbed his left knee after being tackled just before halftime. Michigan will now turn all its attention to playing rival and second-ranked Ohio State on the road, where they have not won since 2000 with a spot in the Big Ten champinship game and likely in the College Football Playoff at stake.

Infantino scolds World Cup critics in extraordinary diatribe

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — FIFA president Gianni Infantino has delivered a one-hour tirade on the eve of the World Cup’s opening match and then spent about 45 minutes answering questions from media about the Qatari government’s actions and a wide range of other topics. Infantino says he feels gay, feels like a woman and feels like a migrant worker. Infantino later defended the country’s immigration policy and praised the government for bringing in migrants to work. He called Europe’s criticism of Qatar’s policy on migrant workers “hypocrisy.” He says “give them some future. Give them some hope.”

VanDerveer hits pool, transcends women’s coaching eras

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Tara VanDerveer makes the two-minute walk from Maples Pavilion to the pool three times a week to get in her mile-long swims. Regular swimming is one more thing Stanford’s women’s basketball coach squeezes into her jam-packed days three times a week to keep mentally and physically ready as she begins her 37th season on The Farm. Her No. 2 Stanford team will take on top-ranked South Carolina on Sunday in a showdown of the past two NCAA champions.

Star striker Karim Benzema out of World Cup with thigh tear

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Defending champion France’s World Cup hopes have taken a huge blow with the news that star striker Karim Benzema is out of the tournament after tearing a muscle in his left thigh during training. The French soccer federation says “after hurting the quadriceps on his left thigh the Real Madrid striker is forced to give up on taking part in the World Cup.” Benzema was participating in his first full training session with Les Bleus when he had to come off after feeling some pain in his left thigh. The federation says ”he went for an MRI scan in a hospital (clinic) in Doha, which unfortunately confirmed a tear.” France faces Australia on Tuesday in Group D.

Irving could return Sunday, Nets list him as questionable

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving could return from his suspension and play for the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday after apologizing for hurting the Jewish community when he posted a link to a film with antisemitic material. The Nets listed Irving as questionable for the game against the Memphis Grizzlies on their injury report Saturday. He has missed the last eight games. The team suspended the point guard for a minimum of five games without pay on Nov. 3 after he refused to say he had no antisemitic beliefs. He apologized in an interview with SNY on Saturday.

Leona Maguire makes up 7 shots to tie Lydia Ko for LPGA lead

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Lydia Ko’s road to a $2 million payoff is a little rougher. Leona Maguire of Ireland shot a 63 and made up seven shots on Ko to tie her for the lead at the LPGA Tour’s season finale. Ko had to settle for a 70. They are tied for the lead with round one to go in the CME Group Tour Championship. At stake is $2 million for the winner. That’s the richest payoff in the history of women’s golf. Ko is still in control to win player of the year. No one was closer than five shots to Ko and Maguire going into Sunday.

World Cup opens with host country Qatar facing Ecuador

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatar’s soccer team has slipped under the radar given the level of focus on the host country’s regime, its attitudes toward human rights, immigrant workers, the LGBTQ community and beer. Qatar opens the tournament against Ecuador on Sunday but the build up to that match has been overshadowed by the announcement that the sale of beer will be banned inside the stadium grounds. Qatar has never before appeared in a World Cup and faces a major challenge just to emerge from Group A. Sunday may be Qatar’s best hope for a victory against an Ecuador team that is only five places above it at No. 44 in the FIFA rankings.

Mikaela Shiffrin wins season-opening World Cup slalom

LEVI, Finland (AP) — World Cup champion champion Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States has claimed the season-opening women’s World Cup race for her 48th slalom victory. No other skier has won more titles in a single competition. Shiffrin moved to the top with the fastest second run after placing third in the opening run in foggy conditions in Finnish Lapland to beat Anna Swenn Larsson of Sweden by .16 of a second. Slalom Olympic champion and last season’s World Cup slalom winner Petra Vlhová of Slovakia was third, another four hundredths of a second back. Both Shiffrin and Vlhova have won five slalom events in the Finnish resort.

Bills dig themselves out of snow to make trip to Detroit

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills employed a massive operation to get all of their players and staff dug out of the snow to depart to Detroit for their relocated home game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Bills executive vice president Ron Raccuia tells The Associated Press that the team had local snowmobile clubs on alert, and used snowplow drivers and car pools to make sure everyone was able to gather at their facility. The team then boarded buses and followed a police escort to the airport for their flight, which left at about 4:45 p.m. EST. The game was moved after a lake-effect storm dumped as much as 7 feet of snow across Western New York.