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CASE KEENUM FIRES NINE TOUCHDOWN PASSES IN ROUTE - The Houston Cougars improved to 8-0 this season following Thursday's 73-34 video game-esque route of rival Rice. Cougar Senior Quarterback Case Keenum threw 9 touchdown passes as he passed Hawaii's Colt Brennan (131) and Texas Tech's Graham Harrell (134) to move into first place with the most career touchdown passes in Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) history with 139. Keenum finished 24 for 37 with 534 yards and the nine touchdowns. The game marked the 4th one this season in which Keenum has eclipsed 400 passing yards, but the nine touchdowns was a career high. On the year Keenum has thrown for 3219 yards and 32 touchdowns with just 3 interceptions in 8 games.
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17 GOALS IN ONE HOCKEY GAME??? - Before Thursday night's wild 9-8 game between the Winnipeg Jets and the Philadelphia Flyers, there hadn't been a regular season game in which 17 goals were scored since 1996 when the Sharks beat the Penguins 10-8. To put into perspective how long ago that was, in 1996 the old Winniepg Jets were still in Canada and Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky were both still in the league. Equally remarkable about this 17 goal outburst, was that 15 different players scored goals and no player scored more than twice. The 9 goals were also the most scored by any NHL franchise based out of Winnipeg.
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DEMPSEY SCORES AS FULHAM DEFEATS WIGAN - The 28 year old Texan scored his 3rd goal of the Premier League season today as he helped Fulham to a 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic. Dempsey got on the end of a Bobby Zamora cross and beat Wigan keeper Ali Al Habsi late in the first half and that was all the Cottagers would need. The win snapped a 3-game losing streak across all competitions for Fulham.
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MLS PLAYOFFS - Real Salt Lake made a statement tonight with a 3-0 thrashing of the U.S. Open Cup Champion Seattle Sounders in the first leg of their semifinal matchup. Costa Rican Alvaro Saborío scored once on each side of halftime and substitute Ned Grabavoy added a late insurance goal as Salt Lake took a commanding lead in the series at Rio Tinto Stadium. The second leg will be played in Seattle on Wednesday with the Sounders needing at least a 3-goal victory over Nick Rimando and Salt Lake just to stay alive. The remaining three semifinal matchups will be played tomorrow.
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HAT TRICK FOR MESSI AS BARCELONA ROLLS - Lionel Messi was add it again striking three times in the first half today against Mallorca as Barcelona cruised to a 5-0 win. The 24 year old Argentinian now has three hat tricks on the season and leads La Liga with 13 goals. Barcelona remains undefeated on the year with a record of 7-0-3 and sits one point behind Real Madrid atop the table.
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JOE PA WINS #409 - SETS DIVISION I RECORD - Derek Dimke's 42-yard field goal attempt struck the upright as time expired giving Penn State a 10-7 over Illinois. The win was head coach Joe Paterno's 409th of his career moving him ahead of Grambling's Eddie Robinson and into first place on the all-time list. The 84 year old Paterno, who has been the head coach of the Nittany Lions since 1965, trails only Division III Coach John Gagliardi (St. John's, Minnesota) across all NCAA Divisions. Gagliardi, also 84, has won 481 games and it still active as coach of the Johnnies.
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