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    Lionel Messi marked his 1,000th professional game with his first goal in the knockout stage of a World Cup to lead into the quarterfinals with a Argentina to a 2-1 win over Australia. Messi put Argentina ahead in the 34th minute with his third goal at this year's tournament and ninth in total at the World Cup. That's one more than Diego Maradona. Julián Álvarez pounced on a heavy touch by Australia goalkeeper Mathew Ryan to tap into an empty net for the second goal as Argentina set up a meeting with the Netherlands in the quarterfinals. Australia scored a 77th-minute consolation goal when Craig Goodwin’s shot deflected in.

      Memphis Depay and Daley Blind scored in the first half and Denzel Dumfries added a late goal as the Netherlands eliminated the United States from the World Cup with a 3-1 victory that advanced the Dutch to the quarterfinals. Second-half substitute Haji Wright cut the U.S. deficit to 2-1 in the 76th minute when Christian Pulisic’s cross hit his trailing foot and popped over goalkeeper Andries Noppert and into the net. Dumfries assisted on the first two goals and scored on a volley in the 81st. The Oranje extended their unbeaten streak to 19 games and face Argentina or Australia next.

      ARLINGTON, Texas — Now they wait. Until the College Football Playoff Committee makes announces its four playoff teams on Sunday morning, it’s going to be a very stressful time for TCU head coach Sonny Dykes, his players and the Horned Frogs fan base. TCU’s undefeated run came to an end in the Big 12 championship game as Kansas State was able to avenge its 38-28 loss in Fort Worth in late ...

      ARLINGTON, Texas — The Kansas State Wildcats are Big 12 champions. Kansas State defeated TCU 31-28 in overtime of the Big 12 championship game on Saturday at AT&T Stadium to claim its first league title in a decade. Ty Zentner won the game for the Wildcats by connecting on a field goal of 31 yards on the final play of the game. That happened after K-State kept TCU out of the end zone with a ...

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      DENVER — A contract for a new Colorado football coach — who’s expected to be NFL icon Deion Sanders — is now officially up for discussion by the Board of Regents on Sunday morning. The board announced Saturday that it has scheduled a special meeting for 10 a.m. Sunday to discuss, according to the public agenda, a “Personnel matter at CU-Boulder — athletics.” The announcement confirms that the ...

      KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The week begins with some film of the most recently played game, and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes often embarks on that process on the flight home. It allows him to more quickly move to tape of the upcoming opponent, which amounts to a collection of five or six relevant games. If that includes a recent matchup with the Chiefs, hey, even better. Usually. On occasion, ...

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