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Associated Press

Posted on December 16, 2013 at 5:33 AM

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Mack Brown said Sunday he's resigning because his teams haven't been living up to the winning standard he helped create.

Brown said school President Bill Powers and athletic director Steve Patterson told him he could stay when the three met Friday. But after thinking it over further, Brown decided it was time to move on after 16 seasons to let Texas find a new coach who can bring in new energy and heal a fractured fan base.

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Army fired coach Rich Ellerson after five seasons at West Point and no victories against Navy.

Army athletic director Boo Corrigan said in a statement released by the school that Ellerson was notified that he would not be retained about 24 hours after the Black Knights (3-9) finished the season with a 34-7 loss to Navy.

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PRO FOOTBALL

Peyton Manning is Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year.

Manning has led Denver to an 11-3 record this year, his second with the Broncos after missing the 2011 season with Indianapolis because of neck troubles that affected his right triceps. He has thrown 47 touchdown passes, three shy of Tom Brady's NFL season record.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Kansas City Chiefs' linebacker Jovan Belcher's body has been exhumed more than a year after he killed his girlfriend and himself so that his brain can be examined for signs of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions.

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SOCCER

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Andrew O'Malley and Leon Brown led Notre Dame to its first NCAA men's soccer title, scoring in the Fighting Irish's 2-1 victory over Maryland at PPL Park.

SAO PAULO (AP) — Public prosecutors want to halt construction at the World Cup stadium where a man fell 115 feet to his death Saturday while working on a roofing structure in the jungle city of Manaus.

Prosecutors want the "immediate" interruption of work in all areas where laborers need to be high above the ground. They said work should only restart after constructors show that all safety measures are in place at the Arena da Amazonia, the stadium hosting four World Cup matches next June, including England vs. Italy and United States vs. Portugal.

LONDON (AP) —Luis Suarez was at his devastating best and Liverpool routed Tottenham 5-0 to signal that the team can sustain a Premier League title challenge.

The 18-time champions, who haven't won the title since 1990, moved two points behind Arsenal after the leaders were stunned 6-3 at Manchester City on Saturday.

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GOLF

CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Sergio Garcia won for the Thailand Golf Championship for his first victory in a year, closing with a 4-under 68 to beat Henrik Stenson by four strokes.

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Matt Kuchar and Harris English ran away with the Franklin Templeton Shootout, shooting a 14-under 58 in the final-round scramble to break the tournament course record.

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WINTER SPORTS

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Reigning Olympic champion Steven Holcomb remained perfect on the season Sunday, driving USA-1 to victory in a World Cup 4-man race at Mount Van Hoevenberg.

Holcomb and his team of Curt Tomasevicz, Steve Langton and Chris Fogt finished two runs in 1 minute, 50.15 seconds.

Holcomb has driven to victory in all seven of his World Cup starts this season. American bobsledders and skeleton athletes won 11 of 21 medals awarded in Lake Placid this weekend.

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — World champion Tessa Worley of France won a World Cup giant slalom on Sunday, racing to the fastest time in both runs.

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Elizabeth Yarnold of Britain won a shortened World Cup skeleton race Sunday at Mount Van Hoevenberg, topping Austria's Janine Flock.

Noelle Pikus-Pace of the U.S. was third in 56.72 seconds.

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Marit Bjoergen of Norway beat Kikkan Randall of the United States in a photo finish Sunday to complete a sprint-distance race victory double in the cross-country ski World Cup.

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Marcos Maidana overpowered Adrien Broner to take the WBA welterweight championship, knocking him down twice in a unanimous decision Saturday night at the Alamodome.

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RODEO

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sherry Cervi won her fourth barrel racing season title Saturday night at the National Finals Rodeo, winning the 10-round aggregate title and earning her record-tying 10th paycheck.

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