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Falcons hold off Seahawks...Ex-receiver Glenn dies in crash...Mayfield punished

November 21, 2017

SEATTLE (AP) — Matt Ryan threw for 195 yards and two touchdowns as the Atlanta Falcons beat the Seattle Seahawks 34-31, leaving both teams 6-4. Adrian Clayborn returned a fumble 10 yards for a score to put the Falcons ahead 21-7 early in the second quarter. Russell Wilson passed for two touchdowns, including a scoring toss to Doug Baldwin with three minutes left to get the Seahawks within three points before Blair Walsh missed a 52-yard field-goal try with two seconds to play.

UNDATED (AP) — Former NFL wide receiver Terry Glenn has died at age 43 following a one-vehicle accident near Dallas that left his fiancée slightly injured. A police spokeswoman says Glenn was driving early Monday morning when the vehicle left the highway, struck a concrete barrier and rolled. Glenn played for the Pats, Packers and Cowboys from 1996-07 following a standout career at Ohio State.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield will not start his final regular-season game Saturday at home against West Virginia after making a lewd gesture against Kansas last weekend. Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley also stripped Mayfield of his captain status for the game, the result of which won’t keep the Sooners out of the Big 12 championship. Kansas team captains did not shake hands with Mayfield before Saturday’s game, leading him to jaw with the Jayhawks and their fans before he cursed the Kansas sideline from his bench during the third quarter.

NEW YORK (AP) — Duke remains No. 1 in The Associated Press men’s basketball poll, followed by Arizona, Kansas, Michigan St. and Villanova. The Wildcats and Jayhawks moved up one spot with the Spartans’ loss to the Blue Devils last Tuesday. Duke took 54 of 65 first-place votes and Arizona claimed the others. Sixth-ranked Wichita State is followed by Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina and Southern California.

NEW YORK (AP) — Chipper Jones, Jim Thome (TOH’-mee) and Omar Vizquel (vihz-KEHL’) are among 19 first-time candidates on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot for the Hall of Fame. They are joined by Johan Santana, Chris Carpenter, Jamie Moyer, Andruw Jones and Carlos Lee, along with Kevin Millwood, Carlos Zambrano and Johnny Damon. Trevor Hoffman leads the holdovers after falling five votes short of induction last year.

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