Pulisic injured on goal that advances US

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DOHA, Qatar (AP) Christian Pulisic kicked the ball, scored the goal and crashed into the goalkeeper, a collision that sent the American star to a hospital and the United States into the second round of the World Cup.

More than an hour later, he contacted his teammates by FaceTime to join the celebration.

Pulisic's 38th-minute goal had held up, and the United States had beaten Iran 1-0 on Tuesday night in their politically charged rematch to advance to the World Cup's knockout stage.

USC No. 4 in CFP rankings, Ohio St. 5th

Ohio State was No. 5 on Tuesday night in the second-to-last College Football Playoff rankings, positioned to possibly take advantage if one of the top four slips up on championship weekend.

Georgia (12-0) was No. 1 again. No. 2 Michigan (12-0) and No. 3 TCU (12-0) both moved up a spot, and Southern California (11-1) climbed two spots into the fourth slot. (MORE)

Packers' Rodgers plans to play vs. Bears

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he expects to play Sunday at Chicago after a rib injury knocked him out of a 40-33 loss at Philadelphia.

"I got good news with the scans yesterday, so I plan on playing this week," Rodgers said Tuesday on "The Pat McAfee Show" on YouTube and SiriusXM. (MORE)

Kiffin signs extension with Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Lane Kiffin has signed a new contract to remain at Mississippi, the school announced Tuesday.

Details of the deal were not released. The 47-year-old Kiffin has gone 23-12 in three seasons with the Rebels, who lost four of their last five games to finish the regular season at 8-4. (MORE)

Towns out multiple weeks due to calf

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns will miss multiple weeks with a strained right calf muscle that occurred in the team's most recent game.

Towns was hurt midway through the third quarter Monday night in Minnesota's 142-127 loss at Washington. He was helped off the court and unable to put weight on his leg. (MORE)

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