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In this July 6, 2016, file photo, Oscar Pistorius, center, arrives at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, for a sentencing hearing for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home on Valentine's Day 2013. Pistorius has had his prison sentence extended to 13 years and 5 months in the High Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed, File)

Oscar Pistorius’ prison sentence increased to 13 years, 5 months

- Associated Press

Oscar Pistorius’ prison sentence was increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday, a decision that more than doubled the Olympic runner’s jail term for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

George Washington's Patrick Steeves, right, strips the ball from Xavier's Kaiser Gates during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Trevon Bluiett scores 20 points, leads No. 15 Xavier past GW

- Associated Press

When coach Chris Mack’s 15th-ranked Musketeers saw a 14-point lead shrink to six on Thursday in the Las Vegas Invitational, they shifted gears and held George Washington without a field goal for nearly seven minutes en route to an 83-64 win.

FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, Robinho celebrates after scoring in a friendly soccer match between Friends of Neymar and Friends of Robinho, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Former AC Milan and Real Madrid striker Robinho was sentenced to nine years in jail by a court in Milan, Italy, on charges of sexual assault following an incident in 2013, Italian news agency ANSA reported Thursday Nov. 23, 2017, who also report a statement from Robinho's lawyer, that Robinho denies the charges and will appeal. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine, FILE) **FILE**

Robinho denies sexual assault after 9-year jail sentence

Associated Press

Former AC Milan and Real Madrid striker Robinho was sentenced to nine years in jail by a court in Milan on charges of sexual assault following an incident in 2013, Italian news agency ANSA reported Thursday.

NHL’s Thanksgiving playoffs rule unlikely to fit this season

- Associated Press

In most years, the picture solidifies in mid-November and an average of 12-13 playoff teams are all but set by Thanksgiving. Not so much this season, where there are 12 teams separated by eight points in the Eastern Conference and 12 teams separated by five points in the West, making the races too close to call at Thanksgiving.

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Boston College running back AJ Dillon (2) runs for a touchdown ahead of Connecticut linebacker Ryan Gilmartin (45) during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game at Fenway Park in Boston, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Boston College won 39-16. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Syracuse closes season against old foe Boston College

- Associated Press

Syracuse coach Dino Babers is facing Senior Day on Saturday with a lot of pent-up emotion on his mind because he'll be losing several key players to graduation and the Orange won't be playing in the postseason.

Rider downs UC Irvine behind Scott's 22 points

Associated Press

Frederick Scott scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Jordan Allen added 19 points, and Rider pulled away early to beat UC Irvine 90-82 in a Thursday night consolation round of the Continental Tire Las Vegas International.

Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Doctson (18) pulls in a touchdown pass under pressure from New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) during the second half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Redskins beat Giants 20-10 in turkey of a Thanksgiving game

- Associated Press

In one particularly embarrassing fourth-quarter sequence that drew boos from the home crowd, Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins went from planning to punt on fourth-and-1 to calling timeout and deciding to go for it, to drawing a delay-of-game penalty and, in the end, punting anyway.

Charleston downs Sam Houston 59-49 behind Pointer

Associated Press

Marquise Pointer scored 12 points, including a go-ahead jumper, Nick Harris scored 11 with eight rebounds, and the College of Charleston beat Sam Houston State 59-49 on Thursday night to win the consolation semifinals of the 2017 GCI Great Alaska Shootout.

Mississippi quarterback Jordan Ta'amu, right, passes as a Mississippi State defender rushes him during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Starkville, Miss., Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi stuns No. 16 Mississippi State 31-28 in Egg Bowl

- Associated Press

A.J. Brown thought the ball was overthrown, but kept sprinting and stuck his arms out as far as they would go. The Mississippi receiver was astonished when the ball stuck right in his hands and he ran for a crucial touchdown.