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Urban Meyer retires on a high note...Texas beats Georgia...Riley stays at Oklahoma

January 2, 2019

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Urban Meyer says he decided to end his coaching career at Ohio State partly because of the stress inherent in this high-intensity job. Now, the stress is over, and Meyer is going out as a Rose Bowl champion for the first time. The fifth-ranked Buckeyes lew most of a 25-point lead in the fourth quarter and had to recover a last-minute onside kick to beat No. 9 Washington last night in Pasadena.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — No. 14 Texas has completed its first 10-win season since 2009 by beating fifth-ranked Georgia 28-21 in the Sugar Bowl. Sam Ehlinger ran for three touchdowns. The 6-foot-3, 230-pound sophomore finished with 64 yards rushing on 21 carries and also threw for 169 yards.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma and coach Lincoln Riley have agreed to a contract extension, which should quell speculation about him being lured away by an NFL team. Oklahoma announced that contract terms were being finalized and would be subject to approval by the board of regents later this month.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tyler Trent, a former Purdue University student and college football super fan who inspired many with his battle against cancer, has died. He was 20. His family confirmed to The Indianapolis Star that he died Tuesday. He became a social media star with his positive attitude and determination to live every day to the fullest despite the illness.

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Brisbane (BRIHZ’-bihn) International on the eve of his first scheduled competitive match of the season because of a strained left thigh. The second-ranked Nadal had a bye in the first round and arrived in Australia after withdrawing from an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi following one match. The 17-time Grand Slam champion hasn’t played a competitive match since September but says he is confident he will be ready to compete at the Australian Open, which starts on Jan. 14.

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