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Appalachian State defeats Milligan 71-51

Appalachian State defeats Milligan 71-51

BOONE, N.C. (AP) Nathan Healy scored 17 points and recorded a double-double to lead Appalachian State to an easy 71-51 victory over Milligan Sunday in a nonconference game.

While the Mountaineers raised their record to 4-8, Milligan (8-6), an NAIA team from Tennessee, played the game as an exhibition.

Healy, who grabbed 15 rebounds, helped Appalachian State take a 30-21 halftime lead. The Mountaineers then extended their lead throughout the second half to win by 20.

Tevin Baskin chipped in 15 points for Appalachian State and Jay Canty and Tab Hamilton added 10 points apiece.

Although 11 players scored for Milligan, Tyler DeVault was the only Buffalo in double figures with 12 points.

Appalachian State shot 38.4 percent from the floor (28 of 73). Milligan was 21 for 65 (32.2 percent). But the Mountaineers had a big edge inside. They outscored Milligan 36-22 in the paint and 22-7 on second-chance points.

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Juan Soto greets Nationals fans while dressed as Santa Claus

Juan Soto greets Nationals fans while dressed as Santa Claus

The winter can feel like one of the slowest seasons of the year, especially for baseball fans who long for the season to pick back up again.

But Nationals outfielder Juan Soto met with fans on Saturday at a Dick’s Sporting Goods in Bailey's Crossroads, Virginia, and did his best to make them feel merry by getting in the holiday spirit.

Soto already helped give D.C. the greatest gift of all in a World Series title, so maybe he really is Mr. Claus.

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Packers killer Adrian Peterson rushes for another TD at Lambeau Field

Packers killer Adrian Peterson rushes for another TD at Lambeau Field

Dating back to his days as a Minnesota Viking, running back Adrian Peterson has always been a Green Bay Packers killer.

Peterson is now sporting the Redskins' Burgundy and Gold instead of the Vikings' purple, but he's been equally as effective against his former divisional rival.

The 34-year-old rushed for a two-yard touchdown in the second quarter, bringing the Redskins within one score. It was Peterson's eighth rushing touchdown in Lambeau Field in his career, the most ever from any opposing player.

The score was also Peterson's 16th touchdown all-time against Green Bay. Only Chicago Bears legend Walter Payton has scored more touchdowns against Green Bay (19) than Peterson.

Peterson is in all likelihood a first-ballot Hall of Famer, but his numbers against Green Bay are one of the more impressive things on his résumé.

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