Eugene Omoruyi erupts for career-high 31 points, 11 rebounds but Oregon men’s basketball drops season opener to Missouri

In its first game in 271 days, Oregon was led by a player who waited even longer to return to the court.

Eugene Omoruyi, a redshirt-senior who sat out last season after transferring from Rutgers, scored a career-high 31 points and had 11 rebounds for the No. 21 Ducks in a 83-75 season-opening loss to Missouri Wednesday night at the the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Neb.

It was a performance 631 days in the making for Omuruyi, who averaged 13.8 points and 7.2 rebounds in 2018-19 for the Scarlet Knights and last played in a college basketball game in the Big Ten Tournament on March 13, 2019.

Omuruyi opened his UO tenure with his eighth career double-double, but it wasn’t enough to win as only Chris Duarte (22 points) and Eric Williams Jr. (13 points, nine rebounds) were the only other Ducks in double-figures.

Xavier Pinson scored 22 points

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Points criteria for players moving to England after Brexit


West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen, rigt, scores his side’s second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Aston Villa at the London stadium in London, England, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020.


The Premier League has been unable to secure the continuation of the free movement of players from Europe after Brexit, with a new points system being adopted for all international transfers.

After an 11-month transition, Britain’s departure from the European Union is being finalized and the free movement of people between the UK and the EU will end on Jan. 1.

The British government has approved the criteria for requirements that all overseas players will be assessed by after a proposal from the Football Association, the Premier League and the English Football League.

Players will be assessed based on senior and youth international appearances, club appearances and the quality of

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Why Big 12 football title contenders need to keep making their points

Berry Tramel, The Oklahoman
Published 2:24 p.m. ET Nov. 30, 2020 | Updated 4:13 p.m. ET Nov. 30, 2020


USA TODAY Sports’ Paul Myerberg breaks down the latest Amway Coaches Poll.


Oklahoma State has had some heartbreaking Bedlam losses recently: 48-47 in 2018, 62-52 in 2017, overtime in 2012.

The Cowboys also have had some let’s-get-this-over-with Bedlam losses: 41-13 a week ago, 58-23 in 2015, 27-0 in 2009.

Doesn’t really matter how you lose, they all count the same. Until they don’t.

And they might not all count the same in 2020. In this crazy season, it might come down not just to whether you won or lost, but how many you lost by.

The Big 12 football race hits the homestretch, with just two Saturdays left before the championship game. Consider this scenario:

Oklahoma wins out to finish 7-2. The Sooners will be a big favorite

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Klopp’s mood sours further as Liverpool drops points late

Published 10:59 a.m. CT Nov. 28, 2020

Already angered by fixture timings in a congested schedule and hindered by a long injury list in his squad, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was given another reason to be unhappy following the latest contentious incident involving VAR in the English Premier League.

The champions dropped two points after conceding a goal from a penalty in the third minute of stoppage time in a 1-1 draw at Brighton on Saturday.

The spot kick was awarded following an intervention by the video assistant referee, who previously ruled out two Liverpool goals at Amex Stadium for offside — one of which couldn’t have been tighter against Mohamed Salah.

“You cannot imagine how many things are hard to take (at) the moment,” said Klopp, whose list of gripes is getting longer by the day.

Liverpool’s coach made clear his frustration by sarcastically applauding the assistant referee

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Strongsville home boy publishes’ comical book on baseball players injuries: Strong Points

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – Who would write a book about baseball players’ injuries and why? 1990 Strongsville High School graduate, Dave Berger, who now lives in Texas, decided he would after chatting with his father, Glenn, who still lives in Strongsville. They started discussing what happened to “so and so” player with the funny injury they sustained. One of them said, “a book should be written about these injuries.” That started Dave’s journey of compiling these silly injuries.

It is aptly titled “Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Comical and Freakish Injuries We Cannot Make Up” and is a comical look at the various injuries baseball players have had. Some are simply ridiculous, especially those off the field. Whether it was falling out of the bathtub, getting bit by spiders in a hotel room, or getting bit by your mother-in-law’s dog, or any number of crazy, bizarre injuries, this book tells

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With frozen food clampdown, China points overseas as source of coronavirus

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – As global COVID-19 infections surge, China is pushing a narrative via state media that the virus existed abroad before it was discovered late last year in the central city of Wuhan, where it was traced to a seafood market.

FILE PHOTO: A blocked entrance to Huanan seafood market, where the coronavirus that can causes COVID-19 is believed to have first surfaced, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China September 2, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

Chinese state media have cited the presence of the coronavirus on imported frozen food packaging, as well as scientific papers claiming that the coronavirus was circulating in Europe earlier than previously believed, as evidence that China may not have been its origin.

“#COVID19 did not start in central China’s Wuhan but may come through imported frozen food and packaging: experts,” said a Wednesday Facebook post by the ruling Communist Party’s official People’s Daily.

Unlike other

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Mad Ants’ Walt Lemon Jr. leading in points and shoes | News, Sports, Jobs

Fort Wayne Mad Ants guard Walt Lemon Jr. has started a trend this year by wearing mismatched shoes during games. He also leads the team at 23 points per game. (Photo courtesy of Cary Gerber)

Two weeks ago, NBA stars Kyrie Irving and LeBron James created some national interest by wearing mismatched shoes during a game.

But Mad Ants guard Walt Lemon Jr. has been donning different-colored shoes from the first game of the season.

“I’m a fashion-type guy and I like to express myself through clothes and shoes,” the Mad Ants’ leading scorer said. “Two years ago the Mad Ants wore gold and burgundy. I knew I was coming back but I didn’t know they had changed the colors so I bought red shoes at first. I can’t wear the red shoes with blue and yellow jerseys, so when we ordered teams shoes, we bought blue LeBrons.”

The Mad

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Real Madrid drops points for 2nd straight round

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Debilitated by injuries and coronavirus infections, Real Madrid dropped points for the second consecutive round in the Spanish league on Saturday when it drew 1-1 at Villarreal.

Without Sergio Ramos’ leadership and Karim Benzema’s scoring touch, Zinedine Zidane’s Madrid had to hold on for a point at El Estadio de la Cerámica.

Madrid made a promising start when rarely used striker Mariano Díaz did well to head in a cross from Dani Carvajal three minutes after kickoff.

Madrid controlled the rest of the first half, but Unai Emery’s Villarreal improved after the restart.

After Dani Parejo and Gerard Moreno had both gone close with shots, Emery sent on Samuel Chukwueze and Pervis Estupiñán. The reinforcements linked up to produce the equalizer when Estupiñán sent a long ball into the box to meet Chukwueze’s run, and Courtois rushed out and swept Chukwueze off his feet. Moreno stepped

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Villarreal vs. Real Madrid score: Los Blancos conceded another penalty and drop points

Real Madrid struggled in the second half and dropped points at second-place Villarreal on Saturday after a 1-1 draw where Los Blancos conceded a penalty kick for the equalizer. Real have now given opponents four penalty kicks total in their last two matches following the three Valencia scored against Zinedine Zidane’s team just before the international break.

Real started this match off on the highest of notes but struggled as it went on, failing to threaten goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo much at all. 

Here are three takeaways from the match:

Real Madrid were fortunate not to lose

This was another underwhelming performance from Real, who pretty much went full strength minus the absences of star defender Sergio Ramos and striker Karim Benzema. The veterans missed the game due to injury. Villarreal and Real Madrid had almost nearly the same amount of possession, but it was Unai Emery’s side that looked like

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Martin wins, Bastianini extends points lead

Following the Valencia race, Enea Bastianini’s championship lead stands at 14 with just one round to go over Sam Lowes, with VR46 duo Luca Marini and Marco Bezzecchi 18 and 23 adrift.

Lowes’ championship hopes took a knock when he crashed heavily on Saturday and injured his right hand, forcing him to struggle through the Valencia GP. 

Stefano Manzi couldn’t convert MV Agusta’s first grand prix pole since 1976 into the holeshot, with Bezzecchi getting the better launch on the run into Turn 1.

However, Ajo KTM’s Martin forced his way through on the inside of Bezzecchi at Turn 1, forcing the VR46 rider to run out wide. 

Bezzecchi regrouped and quickly picked his way through Manzi, Di Giannantonio and Martin by lap five to hit the front again. 

Di Giannantonio moved ahead of Martin on the sixth lap to give chase on the leader, though Bezzecchi would stay in

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