Pitt hands No. 2 Miami first loss

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(TSX / STATS) -- PITTSBURGH -- Despite starting the season unbeaten in 10 straight games, the No. 2 Miami Hurricanes had a habit all year of falling behind in games they were favored to win.

It finally caught up to them on Saturday as the Pittsburgh Panthers, led by true freshman quarterback Kenny Pickett, who ran for two touchdowns and threw for another score, got out to quick start and held on for a 24-14 upset victory at Heinz Field on Friday.

The Hurricanes (10-1, 7-1) had trailed by two touchdowns in the third quarter against Virginia Nov. 18 before coming back for 30 unanswered points and a runaway victory. On Oct. 28 against North Carolina, they led by one at the half before pulling away for a 24-19 win.

Rose leaves Cavs to evaluate future

(TSX / STATS) -- Cleveland Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose has left the team and is in the process of evaluating his future, ESPN reported Friday.

Rose has missed the past seven games due to a sprained left ankle, the latest ailment he has suffered during his career. The repeated injuries are weighing on Rose with a team source telling ESPN, "He's tired of being hurt and it's taking a toll on him mentally." (MORE)

Trump: Goodell has lost control of NFL

(TSX / STATS) -- President Donald Trump criticized the NFL for the third time this week in his latest tweet targeting commissioner Roger Goodell, saying the "players are the boss."

Only one player reportedly knelt during the three national anthems for the Thanksgiving Day games, with New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon continuing his protest of racial inequality and police brutality during the playing of the "The Star-Spangled Banner." (MORE)

TCU clinches berth in Big 12 tite game

(TSX / STATS) -- FORT WORTH, Texas -- Kenny Hill accounted for four touchdowns and No. 12 TCU locked up a berth in the Big 12 Championship Game by outlasting Baylor 45-22 Friday at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

The Horned Frogs (10-2, 7-2) set up a rematch with No. 4 Oklahoma on Dec. 2 at AT&T Stadium in nearby Arlington. The Sooners beat TCU 38-20 on Nov. 11. (MORE)

Pistorius has sentence more than doubled

(TSX / STATS) -- Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee sprinting champion from South Africa, had his prison sentence for the death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp more than doubled on Friday to 13 years, five months.

The stunning decision by the South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal reserved the original six-year sentence, one termed "shockingly lenient" by the appeals court. (MORE)

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