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LOS ANGELES -- Jared Goff passed for 413 yards and four touchdowns Monday, Nov. 19, and linebacker Samson Ebukam scored touchdowns off a fumble return and interception as the Los Angeles Rams topped the visiting Kansas City Chiefs 54-51. The shootout, moved from its originally scheduled site to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum because of poor field condition in Mexico City, lived up to its billing. It was the first game in NFL history in which both teams scored 50-plus points, and it was the highest-scoring Monday night game in league history.
MIAMI — In the lead-up to the season-ending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, Nov. 18, driver Joey Logano referred to the four remaining championship contenders as, "The big three and me." In the darkness of the South Florida swamps, it was a tear-soaked "me" hoisting the big, silver championship trophy in victory lane at the 1.5-mile oval following the Ford EcoBoost 400.
PAUL — Jason Pominville kept Buffalo's winning streak alive in dramatic fashion, scoring with just 90 seconds remaining to give the visiting Sabres a 3-2 comeback win over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday, Nov. 17. After falling behind 2-0 in the first period, the Sabres scored three unanswered goals, capped off by Pominville's late-game strike.
MINNEAPOLIS — Andrew Wiggins led six Minnesota Timberwolves in double figures with 23 points in a 112-96 romp past the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night, Nov., 16. Derrick Rose scored 17 points, Robert Covington and Karl-Anthony Towns added 14 each, Jeff Teague had 13 and Taj Gibson contributed 12 for the Timberwolves, who won their third straight game and avenged a 111-81 defeat at Portland on Nov. 4.
Lexi Thompson tied for the low round of the day with a 5-under-par 67 on Friday to build a three-shot lead over North Dakotan Amy Olson and Brittany Lincicome halfway through the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Fla. Thompson strung together seven consecutive pars to begin her round before carding her first birdie on the par-3 eighth hole. She added another on the par-3 12th hole and then closed out her round with three consecutive birdies to reach 12 under for the tournament.
Kewan Platt, the Fitchburg State basketball player who threw a vicious elbow and struck a Nichols College still in his follow-through from making a 3-pointer, said online on Thursday, Nov. 15, that he "got frustrated and lost control over my behavior." Platt, a junior starting guard who led the Falcons with 16 points in their 84-75 loss to Nichols on Tuesday night, added in his Instagram post, "I know these words cannot undo my wrongdoings.
SEATTLE --- Russell Wilson hit tight end Ed Dickson for a 15-yard touchdown pass with 5:08 remaining as the Seattle Seahawks rallied from an early double-digit deficit to defeat the visiting Green Bay Packers 27-24 Thursday night, Nov. 15. The Seahawks (5-5) snapped a two-game losing streak. The Packers (4-5-1) remained winless in five road games this season.
ST. PAUL -- Mikko Koivu had a goal and two assists, and the Minnesota Wild cruised to a 6-2 win over the visiting Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. Charlie Coyle, Eric Staal, Nino Niederreiter, Matt Dumba and Jason Zucker also scored in the victory. Minnesota avenged a loss last month to Vancouver and earned at least one point for the eighth time in nine home games.
NAPLES, Fla. - Amy Olson of Oxbow, N.D., fired a career-best 9-under par 63 on Thursday to grab a one-stroke lead after one round of the LPGA's CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Fla. The former North Dakota State star needed only 25 putts and hitting 13 of 14 fairways. Olson used the final holes of the front and back nines to separate from the field. She made four straight birdies on Holes 6-9 and another four in a row on Holes 14-17. She also birdied par-5 first hole.
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- No. 10 Kentucky secured its most impressive victory of the young season with a 96-58 win over North Dakota on Wednesday night and Rupp Arena. The win improves UK to 2-1, while UND is also 2-1 with its first loss of the year. It was the first-ever meeting between the two schools and also now gives Kentucky a victory against teams from all 50 states.