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UAlbany's men's and women's basketball programs are pausing team activities due to presumptive positive COVID-19 tests among individuals associated with both programs. The schools says further testing and contact tracing are being conducted to determine the length of the pause and whether additional measures are necessary.

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Ben Roethlisberger threw for 266 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown to JuJu Smith-Schuster and the Steelers improved to 11-0 with a disjointed 19-14 win over the undermanned Baltimore Ravens. The game was postponed three times while the Ravens dealt with a COVID-19 outbreak that forced Baltimore to take the field minus star quarterback Lamar Jackson among others.

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U.S. Soccer and the women's national team have settled the players' legal claim over inequitable working conditions, putting to rest a part of the team's gender discrimination lawsuit. The parties filed notice of the settlement in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

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DK Metcalf again made the Philadelphia Eagles regret passing him up in the draft. Metcalf caught 10 passes for 177 yards, Russell Wilson threw for 230 yards and one touchdown and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Philadelphia Eagles 23-17 Monday night.

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Graham Gano hit four field goals and the Giants took over first place in the NFC East at 4-7 with a 19-17 win over the Bengals. Leonard Williams clinched it by recovering a fumble with 57 seconds left following a sack of quarterback Brandon Allen.

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The Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions encountered some rather rude guests on Thanksgiving Day. Antonio Gibson ran for 115 yards and three touchdowns as Washington demolished the Cowboys, 41-16.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens were supposed to provide the only decent matchup on the NFL's Thanksgiving Day schedule. That game has been pushed back to Sunday due to coronavirus issues with Baltimore.

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Patriots running back Rex Burkhead says his recent knee injury will keep him sidelined for the rest of the season. In an Instagram post Tuesday, Burkhead wrote that he looks forward to "coming back better than ever in 2021."

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Jared Goff won a matchup against Tom Brady while helping the Los Angeles Rams retain a share of first place in the NFC West. Goff completed 39 of his 51 passes for 376 yards and three touchdowns in the Rams' 27-24 victory at Tampa.

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It appears that Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow's rookie season is done six games early. Burrow was carted off the field early in the third quarter with a left knee injury. After the game, he posted on Twitter: "Thanks for all the love. Can't get rid of me that easy. See ya next year."

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Russell Wilson rebounded from his worst performance of the season to throw for two touchdowns, and the Seattle Seahawks moved back on top of the NFC West with a 28-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

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New York Mets second baseman Robinson Canó has been suspended for 162 games by Major League Baseball after his positive test for a performance-enhancing drug. The 38-year-old Canó will miss the entire 2021 season and lose $24 million in salary.

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The 2020-21 NBA schedule will feature a play-in tournament and an NBA Finals that could run all the way until July 22 — keeping some players from competing in the Olympics.

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Kirk Cousins threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns, and the Minnesota Vikings overcame a 104-yard kickoff return by Chicago's Cordarrelle Patterson to beat the Bears 19-13. 

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Kyler Murray completed a stunning 43-yard desperation pass to DeAndre Hopkins with two seconds remaining to lift the Cardinals to a 32-30 victory over the Bills. Murray flung the ball toward the end zone, where Hopkins was waiting with three Buffalo defenders draped all over him. 

Two workers were killed in an explosion Friday while repairing a steam pipe in a maintenance building at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Connecticut, officials said.

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Indianapolis and Tennessee share the AFC South lead at 6-3 following the Colts' 34-17 win over the Titans in Nashville. Philip Rivers completed 29 of his 39 passes for 308 yards and a touchdown as the Colts handed the Titans their third loss in four games since a 5-0 start. 

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The state of Ohio has swept this year's Cy Young Awards. Cleveland Indians ace Shane Bieber has claimed the American League Cy Young Award in a unanimous vote, while Cincinnati's Trevor Bauer is the National League winner. 

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It's official: The NBA is coming back Dec. 22. The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have struck a deal on rules for this coming season, setting the stage for what will be a frenzied few weeks before games resume. Teams will play a 72-game schedule.

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Nick Folk kicked a 51-yard field goal as time expired, and Cam Newton and the New England Patriots rallied to beat the winless New York Jets 30-27 to end a four-game losing streak. Newton had two touchdown runs and the second tied it at 27 with 1:57 remaining, erasing a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit. 

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Josh Allen regained his early-season groove by throwing three touchdown passes and scoring one rushing, and the Buffalo Bills beat the Seattle Seahawks 44-34. Buffalo's defense played a major role in rattling Seattle's Russell Wilson, who was sacked five times, threw two interceptions and lost two fumbles. 

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Aaron Rodgers threw for 305 yards and four touchdowns and the Green Bay Packers overwhelmed the undermanned San Francisco 49ers 34-17. 

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The San Francisco 49ers have shut down their facility after receiver Kendrick Bourne tested positive for the coronavirus. The team said the positive test came back Wednesday morning and Bourne immediately went into self-quarantine after getting the diagnosis. He and three other players were later placed on the NFL's COVID-19 reserve list. The team's game against Green Bay on Thursday night is still set to be played, according to a person familiar with the plans.

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The NFL is expanding the sideline area to give teams more space to distance and mask usage is now mandatory before and after games and at halftime. The updates to the COVID-19 protocols were sent to clubs in a memo on Tuesday, a day after the league learned two players who played in games Sunday tested positive. 

Democrat Ritchie Torres will be among the first openly gay Black men in Congress. Torres won election Tuesday to a seat representing the South Bronx. 

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Vermont Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Welch has been reelected to the post he has won every two years since 2006. During his years in the House, the 73-year-old Welch has consistently been one of Vermont’s top statewide vote-getters. 

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Tom Brady threw touchdown passes to Rob Gronkowski and Mike Evans, lifting Tampa Bay to a 25-23 victory over the New York Giants, and giving the Buccaneers quarterback the career lead in TD throws once more. The Saints' Drew Brees had passed Brady on Sunday, but now the six-time Super Bowl champ is back on top with 561. 

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Cam Newton fumbled in the red zone with 31 seconds remaining to secure the Bills' 24-21 win over the Patriots. Zack Moss ran for two scores and the AFC East-leading Bills improved to 6-2 for the second straight year. New England dropped to 2-5 and has lost four in a row, matching its worst skid since 2002.

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The Atlanta Falcons are 2-1 under interim coach Raheem Morris since opening 0-5 for Dan Quinn. Matt Ryan threw for 281 yards and ran for a touchdown in the Falcons' 25-17 victory over the Panthers at Carolina. Ryan's favorite target was Julio Jones, who racked up 137 yards receiving.

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Major League Baseball says Justin Turner risked the safety of others by violating coronavirus protocols when he celebrated the Los Angeles Dodgers' World Series win with his teammates and refused instructions from security to leave Globe Life Field.

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