News: No. 18 Virginia Tech football rallies from way back for victory





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No. 18 Virginia Tech football rallies from way back for victory

Jerod Evans threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two scores and No. 18 Virginia Tech pulled off the largest comeback in its 124-year history, erasing a 24-point halftime deficit to beat Arkansas 35-24 on Thursday night in the Belk Bowl at Charlotte, North Carolina.

After being limited to 180 yards in the first half, the Hokies (10-4) took advantage of three of Austin Allen’s interceptions and scored touchdowns on five of their first seven possessions of the second half.

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Ducks’ power plays defeat Calgary 3-1

CALGARY, Alberta >> Eight. To. Three.

Those two numbers were a popular refrain the Ducks repeated heading into their game Thursday night against Calgary at Scotiabank Saddledome. This was a return to the scene of the crime against themselves, an embarrassing Dec. 4 pasting the Flames laid on them by that very score.

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LA Kings fall on road to Edmonton Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta >> Eric Gryba broke a tie at 6:58 of the third period and Jordan Eberle had two assists in the Edmonton Oilers’ 3-1 victory over the Kings on Thursday night.

Patrick Maroon and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for the Oilers. They are 4-0-1 in their last five and 19-12-6 overall.

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Camarillo, Village in boys basketball tournament final

SUN VALLEY >> Everything went true to form Thursday at the Village Christian Christmas Classic boys basketball tournament.

There was plenty of exciting drama before Village Christian and Camarillo advanced to tonight’s 8 p.m. championship game.

Camarillo finally woke up out of a game-long funk to secure a 60-56 semifinal victory against Burbank.

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Ducks’ Brandon Montour gets the call, makes the call

CALGARY, Alberta >> Chances are that parents receiving a phone call from their son at 2 a.m. might make them nervous. Good things don’t usually happen at that hour.

But the call from Brandon Montour to his parents, Cam and Tammy, early Wednesday was the one all three dreamed he’d make. The road to becoming an NHL player had been completed when the Ducks summoned him to join them in Anaheim.

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West Ranch boys basketball falls to Oxnard in Ventura tourney final

VENTURA >> To put it easily, it just wasn’t West Ranch High School’s night.

The Wildcats boys basketball team showed life when it responded to an Oxnard 10-4 run in the opening quarter with a 7-0 run of its own, but Oxnard put together multiple runs throughout the night that West Ranch didn’t have answers for in a 64-35 loss in the Ventura Kiwanis Tournament final.

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UFC 207: Amanda Nunes vs. Ronda Rousey — how the experts see it

LAS VEGAS >> Several questions surround UFC 207’s main event featuring women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes vs. former champion Ronda Rousey.

The answers, however, are tough to come by considering Rousey has maintained a media blackout leading up to the fight, unless you are named Ellen or Conan and have your own TV show or are a global sports conglomerate and received an early gift-wrapped exclusive.

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USC linebacker Olajuwon Tucker ineligible for Rose Bowl

CARSON >> USC again lost some of its depth at linebacker this week when junior Olajuwon Tucker was determined academically ineligible for the Rose Bowl game against Penn State.

Tucker marked the fourth Trojans linebacker to be lost this season for a non-injury related matter. Jabari Ruffin was suspended indefinitely in October for an undisclosed student conduct issue.

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