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Returned The shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School on Oct. 24 resulted in the cancellation of the football team’s playoff game with Oak Harbor, and in a gesture of sportsmanship Oak Harbor forfeited. The Marysville Pilchuck team returned the gesture Wednesday, delivering the Wesco 3A North title trophy with the message, “Oak Harbor true champs! Thanks for your support.”

Rejected A Massachusetts judge has rejected a request from former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to move his trial in the fatal shooting of a semi-professional football player to a different county. Hernandez is charged in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiance. Hernandez’s lawyer told a judge that media coverage of the case has been sensational and has “poisoned” the jury pool in Bristol County against Hernandez.

Picked UConn sits atop the Associated Press women’s basketball poll as the unanimous choice. Geno Auriemma’s team received all 35 votes, marking the 10th time that the Huskies are the top team in preseason.

Moved South African Football Association President Danny Jordaan said the country has been allowed to move its next African Cup of Nations qualifier to the hometown of slain national team captain Senzo Meyiwa as a tribute. Jordaan said SAFA was given permission by the Confederation of African Football to switch the venue for next month’s game against Sudan. Meyiwa was killed in a robbery last Sunday.

Honoring Homecoming weekend for the Miami Hurricanes is getting headlined by Jim Kelly. The Hurricanes will honor their former quarterback and have embraced the “KellyTough” credo that caught on during his recent health battle.

Signed Soccer player Raul signed a multiyear deal to play for the New York Cosmos. The Cosmos announced that Real Madrid’s leading scorer will join the team for the 2015 North American Soccer League season.

Broke Austrian rider Matthias Brandle broke cycling’s historic hour record after covering a distance of 51.852 kilometers at the UCI Velodrome in Aigle, Switzerland. The 24-year-old Brandle, the Austrian time trial champion, eclipsed Jens Voigt’s mark of 51.1 kilometers. Voigt achieved the feat on Sept. 18. He took the record away from Czech cyclist Ondrej Sosenka who in 2005 clocked 49.7 kilometers.

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