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Detroit Improves To 7-5, Nicole Blood Wins Troy Turkey Trot

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The NFL's Thanksgiving Day schedule saw the home teams come away with victories.

In the first game of the day, Detroit knocked off Green Bay 40-10. Matthew Stafford threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns. The victory improved the Detroit record to 7-5.

Joe Flacco threw for 251 yards and Justin Tucker hit five field goals in the Baltimore Ravens' 22-20 win over Pittsburgh. The Cowboys spotted Oakland a 21-7 lead before scoring 24 straight points to beat the Raiders 31-24.

Denver coach John Fox is returning to work on Monday, less than a month after undergoing open-heart surgery.

Moving over to college basketball, despite hanging on for a good portion of the first half, the Siena Saints fell to No. 21 Memphis 87-60.

Second-ranked Kansas defeated Wake Forest 87-78. No. 5 Oklahoma St. won against Purdue 97-87. It was No. 19 UCLA over Nevada 105-84. No. 20 Creighton edged Arizona St. 88-60. No. 23 Iowa trumped Xavier 77-74.

The NBA has fined Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd $50,000 for intentionally spilling a drink on the court to delay a game.

Kidd bumped into Brooklyn reserve Tyshawn Taylor with 8.3 seconds left in the Nets' 99-94 loss to the Lakers on Wednesday, causing his drink to spill. A video of the fumble showed Kidd appearing to tell Taylor to "hit me" as the guard walked toward the bench, and the resulting delay while the floor was being cleaned allowed the Nets, who were out of timeouts, to diagram a play.

Checking news on the ice, Vancouver topped Ottawa 5-2 and Edmonton blanked Nashville 3-0.

Finally in the Capitol Region, Ricardo Estremera won 66th Troy Turkey Trot's 10-kilometer race in 31:51.

Nicole Blood, the former Saratoga Springs High and University of Oregon track star, won the women's 10k in 36:26.

A record of 1,508 runners entered yesterday’s race — 34 percent more than last year.

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