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Some things to watch in the Big 12 in Week 11:GAME OF THE WEEKNo. Admir Mehmedi Trikot . 11 West Virginia (7-1, 4-1 Big 12) at Texas (5-4, 3-3). The Mountaineers are exceeding expectations, still contending for a Big 12 title and with a tough closing stretch that includes a home game next week against No. 9 Oklahoma. Before that, West Virginia travels to play a Texas team that has won its last two games while DOnta Foreman has had consecutive 200-yard rushing games . The Longhorns have won consecutive games for the first time since starting 2-0, taking some heat off third-year coach Charlie Strong in another tough season. WVU and Texas have split their four meetings as Big 12 foes. The first was in Austin four years ago when both teams were ranked in the top 11 and the Mountaineers won 48-45.BEST MATCHUPIowa State (1-8, 0-6) at Kansas (1-8, 0-6). One of these teams will get their first -- and maybe only -- Big 12 victory of the season. First-year Cyclones coach Matt Campbell and second-year Jayhawks coach David Beaty are both in rebuilding programs that have traditionally finished at the bottom of the conference standings. Kansas has lost 18 consecutive Big 12 games since a home win over Iowa State two years ago.INSIDE THE NUMBERSKansas State and TCU, who are both 5-4 and off this week, are one win shy of bowl eligibility. ... Texas Tech (4-5, 2-4) has to win two of its last three games to get bowl eligible. The Red Raiders, who play Saturday at No. 17 Oklahoma State, have already played their last home game. ... Oklahoma State has won nine of 11 games in the series against Tech. ... Oklahoma, which is going for its 10th Big 12 title, is 46-13 in conference games this decade. Thats the leagues best mark since 2010.LONG SHOTA few weeks ago, No. 25 Baylor (6-2, 3-2) at No. 9 Oklahoma (7-2, 6-0) looked like a possible matchup of teams without Big 12 losses. But the Bears are have lost their last two games and are more than two-TD underdogs. Baylor allowed 431 yards rushing in a 40-point home loss to TCU last week and now faces a Sooners team going home and getting back running backs Samaje Perine (injury) and Joe Mixon (suspension). Oklahoma won the Big 12 title last season after Baylor was the league champion the previous two years.IMPACT PERFORMEROklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph has thrown for 1,693 yards with 16 touchdowns and two interceptions in the 17th-ranked Cowboys five-game Big 12 winning streak.---Compiled by AP Sports Writer Stephen Hawkins in Fort Worth, Texas.---More AP college football: and Leo Lacroix Trikot .ca look back at each of the Top 10 stories of 2013. Today, we look back at Boston Strong - a citys recovery from tragedy. Yann Sommer Trikot 2018 .5 million, one-year contract on Friday. Hawkins, who turns 41 in December, will compete with Rex Brothers for the closers role at spring training. . Coach Mike Munchak says Fokou stretched ligaments in his left knee Oct. 13 against Seattle, which could keep out up to five weeks even though the linebacker didnt need surgery. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The 2015 World Series champion Kansas City Royals are playing in August as they intend to defend their title this fall.The Royals dusted off the New York Yankees 8-5 in the Monday opener of a three-game series. The Royals are 18-4 in their past 22 games. They are an American League-best 20-7 in August, clinching their first 20-victory month since winning 21 in August 1989. The franchise record for August victories is 23 in 1980 when the franchise made its first World Series appearance.The recent surge moved the Royals within two games of the Baltimore Orioles for the final wild-card postseason berth. They are in third place in the American League Central 5 1/2 games behind the Cleveland Indians, while the Detroit Tigers remain a game in front of the Royals.Manager Ned Yost used closer Kelvin Herrera for a four-out save Monday when the Yankees trimmed an 8-1 Kansas City lead to 8-5 with a four-run eighth inning off relievers Chris Young and Peter Moylan.Every game is important from here on out, Yost said.The Royals have 31 games left, but only 12 on the road.The Royals will start erratic right-hander Edinson Volquez on Tuesday night against the Yankees. Volquez has won his past two starts to even his record at 10-10 with a 4.88 ERA. He is looking to climb above .500 for the first time since June 3, when he had a 5-4 record.Volquez is 6-3 with a 4.25 ERA at home, compared to a 4-7 record with a 5.72 ERA on the road. He is 2-1 with a 3.10 ERA in three career starts. He last faced them on May 17, 2015, throwing seven scoreless innings in a 6-0 shutout at Kauffman Stadium.The Yankees will counter with right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, who has tossed 14 2/3 scoreless innings in his past two starts, allowing 11 hitss, walking one and striking out 14. Fussball Trikot 2018. He is the first Yankees pitcher with back-to-back scoreless starts of at least seven innings since Hiroki Kuroda on July 25 and July 31, 2013.Tanaka has won four straight starts, the second longest streak of his career. He reeled off five straight victories from May 25-June 17, 2014. Tanaka, who is 11-4, ranks seventh in the AL with a 3.11 ERA, while his 1.07 WHIP ranks third. He has registered at least eight strikeouts without a walk in three starts from Aug. 7-19.The only Royals hitters with more than three at-bats against Tanaka are Kendrys Morales, who is 0-for-6, and Billy Burns, who is 1-for-5. Lorenzo Cain is 2-for-3 off Tanaka, with both hits home runs, and four RBI. Cheslor Cuthbert is also 2-for-3 off Tanaka with a home run.Yankees manager Joe Girardi did not complete nine innings Monday. He was ejected in the eighth inning by plate umpire Brian ONora after he called a strike on Didi Gregorius.Two different strike zones, Girardi said. Its unfortunate. Even the broadcasters were talking about it in the eighth and ninth inning. I dont know why. Im frustrated by it. I dont know if you give the catchers credit. I know the last inning and the inning before that Im watching on TV and I see it. 0-1 is a lot different than 1-and-0 a lot of times.The Yankees, like the Royals, remain in the chase for a postseason spot.Its frustrating because these games mean a lot, Girardi said of what he considered a questionable strike zone. Were playing hard. Our guys are giving it everything theyve got and to be put in those holes. ... 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