The 10 teams of the Big 12 put up crazy numbers, but they're still not sure if zero defeats add up to one playoff bid. Oklahoma State hopes that it does, while Baylor and Oklahoma look to test a one-loss equation
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Fraternité In the wake of last Friday's attacks in Paris, which began with bombings outside the national soccer stadium during a Germany-France match, shows of support for the French people were ubiquitous in the sports world (clockwise from top): fans at the Arkansas-LSU game in Baton Rouge; Army defensive back Caleb McNeill (31), who bore the Tricolour alongside a French cadet at West Point; golfer Benjamin Hebert of France at a tournament in Shanghai; Ohio State QB Cardale Jones in Champaign, Ill.; a hockey fan at an Avalanche-Canadiens game in Montreal; Knicks forward Kevin Seraphin of France.
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Holm Fires On Sunday in Melbourne, the unbeatable Ronda Rousey (far left) was beaten. The 28-year-old Rousey entered the bout with a 12--0 record and ranked No. 1 in the UFC bantamweight division. But Holly Holm, also of the U.S., a 34-year-old former world boxing champion, who was ranked eighth, knocked Rousey out 59 seconds into the second round to claim the title (page 17).
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In Good Hand Stanford senior wideout Devon Cajuste was able to make this catch even after Oregon cornerback Ugo Amadi pushed him last Saturday at Stanford Stadium. Cajuste was ruled out-of-bounds on the play, but Amadi was called for pass interference. While Cajuste made two receptions that did count, for a total of 37 yards, the Ducks upset the No. 7 Cardinal 38--36.
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