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Notre Dame vs Syracuse in NYC...Wildfire postpones Big Game...Shiffrin wins World Cup slalom

November 17, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — No. 3 Notre Dame visits New York City today to take on Syracuse University at Yankee Stadium. The Fighting Irish are two victories away from an unbeaten regular season and in contention for the College Football Playoff. Syracuse is No. 12, the highest ranking for the Orange in 20 years. The game is one of three on today’s college football schedule matching ranked teams.

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The annual Big Game between Stanford and California has been postponed because of the unhealthy air quality in the Bay Area from a wildfire some 150 miles to the north. The game that had been scheduled for today in Berkeley has been rescheduled for Dec. 1 with a noon kickoff at Memorial Stadium.

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — The Paradise Jam tournament resumes today in the Virgin Islands with a pair of consolation-round games. Old Dominion will face Kennesaw State in the opening game, while Northern Iowa takes on Eastern Kentucky in the second game. The semifinals will be played tomorrow, with Oregon State playing Missouri in the opening game, followed by No. 12 Kansas State facing Penn. The championship game, as well as the other placement games, will be Monday.

LEVI, Finland (AP) — Two-time overall champion Mikaela Shiffrin has won the season-opening women’s World Cup slalom in Finland. The American defeated last year’s winner, Petra Vlhova of Slovakia, by 0.58 seconds. Bernadette Schild of Austria, who posted the fastest second-run time, finished third, 0.79 off the lead. It’s Shiffrin’s 33th career victory in a slalom, leaving her two wins shy of the World Cup record held by Austria’s Marlies Raich.

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) —The LPGA will have either 25 or 26 different winners in 32 events this season, depending on what happens when the final putt of the CME Group Tour Championship drops tomorrow. Lexi Thompson is the leader after two rounds, shooting a 5-under 67 for a three-stroke lead heading into the weekend.

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