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Northern Illinois mascot high-fives cheerleader

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Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch emerged as a dark horse Heisman candidate last season as the Huskies made it all the way to the Orange Bowl for the program's first BCS appearance. Now, there's a new breakout star for the MAC school: its mascot, Diesel. The canine hero was caught high-fiving a member of team's cheer squad in amazingly human-like fashion on the sideline during Wednesday night's win over Ball State in a GIF by Guyism. We're not sure if NIU will be BCS busters yet again in 2013 — but Diesel has done his part.

Re-Wroten NBA history

Philadelphia 76ers rookie sensation Michael Carter-Williams sat out Wednesday's game against the Houston Rockets due to a bruised left arch. Enter Tony Wroten. The second-year player out of Washington got the start for MCW and made the most of it — making NBA history in the process. Wroten became the first player in league history since starts were first tracked in 1970 to have triple-double in his first start. It was also the first triple-double of his career. He finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in a 123-117 overtime victory.

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No Cy Surprises

Finally in baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw won the National League Cy Young Award in near unanimous fashion while Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer earned the honors in the American League.

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