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BIG TEN: Ameer Abdullah leads No. 16 Nebraska past Rutgers, 42-24

theoaklandpress.com — LINCOLN, Neb. >> Ameer Abdullah says someday he'll look back and revel in the kind of game he played against Rutgers. Not now, though, because he believes he has a lot more to accomplish this season.

BIG TEN: Melvin Gordon’s 3 TDs lead Wisconsin to 52-7 rout of Maryland

theoaklandpress.com — MADISON, Wis. >> Melvin Gordon rushed for 122 yards and three touchdowns, and Wisconsin's restocked defense stifled mistake-prone Maryland for a 52-7 win on Saturday. Gordon had his three scores in the first half, when the Badgers (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten) raced out to a 24-0 halftime lead on a sunny homecoming weekend game.

BIG TEN: Illini defense delivers win over Gophers, 28-24

theoaklandpress.com — CHAMPAIGN, Ill. >> Illinois turned to its much-criticized defense Saturday for a late touchdown and a defensive stand that delivered a 28-24 win over Minnesota. Illinois (4-4, 1-3 Big Ten) trailed 24-21 with 6:33 left in the game when linebacker T.J. Neal stripped the ball from running back David Cobb.

Gerald McCoy signs 7-year deal with Bucs, making him highest-paid DT

theoaklandpress.com — Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has signed a seven-year extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers worth $98 million, making McCoy the highest-paid player at his position. McCoy, a 2013 All-Pro, will get $51.5 million guaranteed, the most ever given to a defensive tackle in NFL history. His new deal will average $14 million per year.
Oct 25, 2014

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Kevin Harvick has work cut out for him at Martinsville

theoaklandpress.com — MARTINSVILLE, Va. >> Kevin Harvick has picked his way through traffic before at Martinsville Speedway, never when the stakes were so high. A poor qualifying effort has Harvick starting 33rd, behind all the other title contenders, in Sunday's race on the Virginia short track.
Oct 25, 2014

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Serena Williams gets chance to avenge defeat at the hands of Simona Halep

theoaklandpress.com — SINGAPORE >> After Serena Williams' embarrassing defeat to Simona Halep in the WTA Finals group stage, the American narrowed her eyes at the post-match news conference and said she was looking forward to having a chance to avenge the loss. She didn't have to wait long.
Oct 25, 2014

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Spotted in Pontiac: ‘Batman v Superman’ set, vehicles

theoaklandpress.com — A pair of Gotham Police cruisers was spotted outside a closed set in downtown Pontiac where scenes from "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" are being shot. If you see the movie's stars out on the town or a scene being filmed, share your pictures with The Oakland Press by sending them to yourpics@oakpress.com or by tweeting them to @TheOaklandPress.

Oakland’s Petros ready for last shot at NCAA tournament

theoaklandpress.com — ROCHESTER HILLS >> Oakland center Corey Petros has had a taste of the NCAA tournament and he wants more. Petros was redshirting in 2011, the last time the Golden Grizzlies reached the NCAA tournament. Petros got to enjoy many of the perks of making the NCAA tournament, but since he was redshirting he didn't get a chance to play.
Oct 25, 2014

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Oct 25, 2014

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Privatization of services continue to increase in public school districts

theoaklandpress.com — The number of Michigan's public school districts that contract out services edged up slightly from 2013 to 2014, increasing from 66.2 percent to 66.6 percent, according to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy's 2014 School Privatization Survey. . Only 31 percent of districts privatized one or more of those services in 2001 when the Center began its annual survey.
Oct 25, 2014

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