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PRO FOOTBALL

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Police praised a football fan for saving the life of a woman who jumped from the third-level deck of the Oakland Raider's home stadium by breaking her fall.

The woman, who was not identified, was critically injured Sunday after plunging about 45 feet at O. co Coliseum. She jumped shortly after the Raiders' 23-19 loss to the Tennessee Titans and as fans were filing out of the stadium.

A good Samaritan who tried to break her fall was injured in the process, stadium officials said in a statement.

''He saved her life quite honestly, at his own expense,'' Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. J.D. Nelson told the Oakland Tribune. ''This guy 100 percent saved her life. She'd be dead now.''

MIAMI (AP) - Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin will likely be interviewed a second time by NFL special investigator Ted Wells about the team's bullying scandal, a person familiar with the situation said Sunday.

The second interview will likely be in New York City or California the first week in December, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details about the investigation are confidential.

REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) - Kory Sheets ran for a record 197 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Saskatchewan Roughriders over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 45-23 on Sunday night in the 101st Grey Cup game.

Sheets, who briefly played for the Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers, broke the Canadian Football League championship game rushing mark of 169 yards set in 1956 by Edmonton's Johnny Bright.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Auburn moved up to No. 4 in The Associated Press college football poll, setting up the second top-five matchup with Alabama in the history of the Iron Bowl.

The top-ranked Crimson Tide received 56 first-place votes and ran its streak of consecutive top-five rankings to 46, tying for the fourth-most in the 77-year history of the AP rankings.

When Alabama plays at Auburn on Saturday it will be the first time since 1971 the heated rivals are both ranked in the top five. The winner takes the SEC West.

In the BCS standings released later Sunday, Northern Illinois moved ahead of Fresno State and up to No. 14 as the Huskies and Bulldogs jockey to be the last BCS buster.

NIU jumped two spots Sunday and Fresno State slipped one to 16th.

The top three teams in the BCS standings were unchanged: Alabama, Florida State and Ohio State - the remaining undefeated teams in BCS automatic qualifying conferences.

Auburn (fourth) and Missouri (fifth) are behind the Buckeyes and could make an interesting case for being in title game if they can win out and become SEC champions with just one loss. But the Buckeyes (.9200 BCS average) have a good-sized lead on both the Auburn (.8326) and Missouri (.8077).

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Coach Mark Richt says the play that ended quarterback Aaron Murray's season wasn't the senior's final snap when he was flung to the ground by Kentucky defensive end Za'Darius Smith.

Richt said Sunday Murray heard a pop in his left knee when he made a cut on his 28-yard run on Georgia's earlier possession in the second quarter on Saturday night. Murray was limping at the end of that series, which ended with his touchdown pass to tight end Arthur Lynch. But he remained in the game for one more possession.

Georgia said that tests Saturday night and another exam Sunday confirmed Murray tore the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee and will have season-ending surgery this week. Hutson Mason will make his first career start when Georgia plays at Georgia Tech on Saturday.

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PRO BASKETBALL

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Derrick Rose will have surgery on his right knee Monday, and the Chicago Bulls don't yet know how long they'll be without their star guard this time.

Rose headed home to Chicago while the Bulls went back to work Sunday, facing the Los Angeles Clippers in their first game since Rose tore cartilage in his knee in Portland on Friday night.

Chicago coach Tim Thibodeau said the Bulls won't know how long the 2011 NBA MVP will be sidelined until Rose and team physician Brian Cole decide how to fix Rose's knee.

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BASEBALL

Free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed on a four-year contract, giving the All-Star a fresh start after his Biogenesis drug suspension last summer.

The Cardinals filled a need by getting a top-hitting shortstop a month after losing the World Series in six games to Boston. Pete Kozma and Daniel Descalso, while generally good fielders, are light hitters.

The deal was expected to be worth more than $50 million.

NEW YORK (AP) - Free-agent catcher Brian McCann and the New York Yankees are about to complete a five-year deal worth around $85 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Saturday night.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal wasn't finalized. The contract is expected to include a vesting option worth $15 million. The deal's completion is pending a physical.

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GOLF

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - The only trouble Shanshan Feng faced Sunday was figuring out how to light the cannon that signaled the end of the LPGA Tour season.

She made the golf look easy at the LPGA Titleholders.

Two shots behind going into the final round, the 24-year-old from China ran off four birdies in the opening six holes to seize control, and she closed with a 6-under 66 to win by one shot and claim the richest prize in women's golf.

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SOCCER

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Robbie Findley's first-half goal put a comeback out of reach for the Timbers and Real Salt Lake advanced to the MLS Cup with a 1-0 victory over Portland on Sunday night for a 5-2 aggregate advantage in the Western Conference final.

LONDON (AP) - Arsenal extended its Premier League lead to four points with a 2-0 win over Southampton on Saturday while Liverpool was held to a 3-3 draw at Everton.

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AUTO RACING

SAO PAULO (AP) - Sebastian Vettel won Formula One's season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday, matching Michael Schumacher's record of 13 victories in a year and equaling the nine consecutive wins of Alberto Ascari.

Vettel's Red Bull teammate Mark Webber was second in his final F1 race. Fernando Alonso of Ferrari was third.

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SWIMMING

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ryan Lochte and Olympic and world champion Katie Ledecky won male and female athlete of the year at the Golden Goggles as USA Swimming honored its top performers.

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