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Follow live: Janikowski FG gives Raiders lead

With first place in the AFC West at stake, the Raiders and Chiefs meet for the second time this season.

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Patent office denies Golden Knights trademark

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has denied the Vegas Golden Knights' trademark request, citing a "likelihood of confusion." The franchise had just unveiled its name Nov. 22.

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The most important NFL games left

Raiders at Chiefs kicks it off, but that's just the beginning. Consider this a viewer's guide to the essential remaining games for the 2016 regular season.

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James Conner blessed to receive Disney Spirit Award (4:18)
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Beckham, Prescott among Kiper's top players under 25 (2:16)
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Stephen A. thinks the Cavs were successful in humiliating Phil Jackson (1:58)
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Sharing the swagger with Love

It's tough to feel great when you're dealing with cancer. But for one night, Kevin Love is working to help them at least look great -- and have fun doing it.

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LeBron tries the water-bottle challenge ... during a game (0:27)
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6hJayson Stark

White Sox nailing the art of the sale

Why rebuild for the first time in 20 years? After trading Chris Sale and Adam Eaton, credit the White Sox for going where the franchise hasn't been in decades, and there's no white flag in sight.

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Coach B is the first female football coach in Florida

Meet Coach Brunson, the first woman to be named a head football coach in the state of Florida, and who fought an uphill battle to teach her players discipline, the importance of education and respect.

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Bracketology: Kentucky (for now) takes a dip

Big Blue Nation didn't like losing at home to UCLA. It's probably fair to say it won't like falling from a No. 1 seed -- or being matched up against a team that already knocked off a major power this season.

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Bob Holtzman ESPN 

It looks to me like the training staff is looking at Derek Carr's right hand. That's the same hand he injured less than two weeks ago.

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Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Alabama offensive tackle Cam Robinson won the Outland Trophy as the most outstanding interior lineman. He said his first thought after he heard his name called was don't fall on the steps.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Dede Westbrook became the first Oklahoma receiver to win the Biletnikoff Award. He leads Power 5 receivers in 20-yard receptions with 26, and 100-yard receiving games with eight.

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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

That was a huge, HUGE stop on 4th and 1 by veteran Nate Allen, who is starting at strong safety in place of injured rookie Karl Joseph. Allen said this week he always prepares as though he is going to start.

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Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Andy Reid no doubt felt compelled to try to convert there because of the Chiefs' success this season on fourth down. They were 9-of-11 on fourth down plays before failing there.

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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

A huge key for the Raiders against the Chiefs will be winning the turnover battle. And after rookie James Cowser recovered a muffed punt, the Raiders capitalized with a 44-yard Sebastian Janikowski field goal. That not only gave Oakland a 3-0 lead but moved the Raiders' turnover margin to +13 on the season, second to Kansas City's league-leading +14.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

That's the first fumble Tyreek Hill lost this season. He had fumbled twice before but the Chiefs recovered each time.

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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Rajon Rondo was suspended for Monday's game because of a verbal altercation with assistant coach Jim Boylen. Several reports said Rondo threw a towel in Boylen's face, but Rondo wouldn't confirm that detail. Boylen used to serve on Gregg Popovich's staff in San Antonio. Before Thursday's game between the Bulls and Spurs, Popovich was asked if he'd ever take a chance on a great player who had an attitude problem. "As long as he promised ahead of time not to throw a towel at me," Popovich said.

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Bob Holtzman ESPN 

Official kickoff temperature in Kansas City is 21 degrees. Wind chill is 12. Field is in great shape so the weather really shouldn't be an issue.

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Trust the Process to stop the Brow
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In a meeting of two of the NBA's best young big men, Joel Embiid got the better of Anthony Davis, denying him at the rim.

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Bob Holtzman ESPN 

Late arriving crowd in KC. Kickoff is 10 minutes away and there are lots of empty seats.

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ESPN Stats and Information  

Texas junior D'Onta Foreman is the 3rd Texas RB to win the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top RB. The others are Ricky Williams and Cedric Benson. Foreman leads FBS with 2,028 rushing yards this season.

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Once, twice, three times a layup
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Maybe Markieff Morris was using one of Moses Malone's old tricks, padding his rebound stats by missing a pair of easy layups before finally connecting on his third attempt.

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Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Pittsburgh running back and cancer survivor James Conner accepted the Disney Spirit Award, and there was not one dry eye in the house after Holly Rowe discussed how much Conner inspired her in her own cancer fight. Conner said all cancer fighters have a friend in him.

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Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs as is their custom gathered around safety Eric Berry at the end of warmups for a few final words of inspiration before retreating to the locker room one last time.

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Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Colorado football coach Mike MacIntyre talks about winning the Home Depot Coach of the Year Award after a turnaround season for the Buffaloes.

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Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona State kicker Zane Gonzalez won the Lou Groza Award, joining Thomas Weber (2007) as only Arizona State players to win award. He leads FBS in 40-plus yard field goals (13) and 50-plus yard field goals (7).

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ESPN Stats and Information  

Clemson QB Deshaun Watson joins Ty Detmer, Danny Wuerffel and Jason White as the only 2-time winners of the Davey O'Brien Award given to the nation's best QB. The other 3 all won the Heisman Trophy too.

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Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon scored a shorthanded goal for a 2-0 lead over the Bruins. It was MacKinnon's seventh goal of the season. He has the ability to be an elite player in this league but this is the season he needs to elevate his game. The Avalanche need him to be that type of player in order for the team to have success.

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Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Kerr says he's only resting Shaun Livingston tonight against Utah. Why? Kerr says, "He's old."

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

USC do-everything CB Adoree' Jackson wins the 2016 Jim Thorpe Award for the nation's best defensive back. He's the third straight junior to win the award and is 2nd in the Pac-12 with 4 Int this season. He's 5th in the Pac-12 with 11 pass breakups this season.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

In a microcosm of their season, the Wizards' scoreboards aren't working, so the PA announcer at Verizon Center is having to announce the score after every basket. The Wizards haven't given him much to do; they trail the Nuggets 20-8 late in the first quarter.

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Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Deshaun Watson. Your 2016 Davey O'Brien Award winner as the nation's best QB. He became the m 1st QB in ACC history with 35+ Pass TD in 2 different seasons. Leads ACC in Pass yards (3,914) & Pass TD (37).

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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders' color rush uniforms are indeed all white...white pants with black stripe down side, and white jerseys with silver numbers outlined in black.

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Bob Holtzman ESPN 

As expected, Chiefs WR Jeremy Maclin (groin) and DT Dontari Poe (back) will start. That means all Kansas City starters are playing tonight.

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