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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Philip Rivers threw for 434 yards and three touchdowns in his first Thanksgiving game in his 14th season and the Los Angeles Chargers beat the fading Dallas Cowboys 28-6. Desmond King returned an interception 90 yards for the punctuating touchdown as the Chargers moved within 1 1/2 games of AFC West-leading Kansas City after starting 0-4.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys are having a hard time finding the end zone without Ezekiel Elliott. Their playoff hopes are fading after a three-game losing streak in the first half of the running back's six-game suspension. They have been held under 300 total yards in every game, and went more than 10 quarters without scoring a touchdown until a late score in their 50th Thanksgiving Day game, a 28-6 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) - Ben Emelogu scored 20 points and SMU upset No. 2 Arizona 66-60 in the consolation round at the Battle 4 Atlantis, handing the Wildcats their second consecutive loss to an unranked opponent. The Mustangs blew an 11-point lead in the second half but responded with a 10-2 run to go ahead for good.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Andrew Jones had 16 points and Texas held off Butler down the stretch for a 61-48 victory at the Phil Knight Invitational tournament. Mohamed Bamba had six points and 12 rebounds along with four blocked shots, as the Longhorns opened the season 4-0 in coach Shaka Smart's third year.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Tom Herman has cleared his first big hurdle with the Texas Longhorns. Texas Tech's Kliff Kingsbury faces a big one one this week. Texas became bowl eligible for the first time in three seasons with last week's win at West Virginia. Kingsbury's Red Raiders need to beat the Longhorns on Friday night if they want to get to a bowl after missing the postseason last year.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - All No. 10 TCU has to do to get into the Big 12 championship game is beat one-win Baylor at home. But the Horned Frogs aren't looking ahead yet to the seemingly likely title game rematch against No. 3 Oklahoma. Coach Gary Patterson says he expects Baylor to pull out all the stops, and his team needs to be ready for it on Friday.

HOUSTON (AP) - Though the season is winding down, Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo is still looking for improvement from his team. Navy will get its second-to-last opportunity in the regular season to get better when it travels to Houston on Friday. The game will determine who finishes second in the American's West Division, but Niumatalolo doesn't think that should be his team's motivation.

BIMINI, Bahamas (AP) - Lauren Cox had 18 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocked shots in her return to the lineup for No. 8 Baylor in a 100-58 victory over Missouri State. Coach Kim Mulkey was also back for Baylor for the game in the Bahamas. Kalani Brown scored 20 points and Alexis Morris 17 as Baylor led throughout. Mulkey and Cox missed Baylor's loss at UCLA last weekend in a top-10 matchup.

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    Friday, November 24 2017 9:27 PM EST2017-11-25 02:27:02 GMT
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    Friday, November 24 2017 4:22 PM EST2017-11-24 21:22:14 GMT

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