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Winx, the superstar of Australian racing, is back in work as she looks to plunder more Group One races in the autumn. Salomon Shoes From China .The champion mare defended her Cox Plate crown with a devastating eight-length win, her 13th-straight victory.Trainer Chris Waller said Winx returned to his stable on Friday for a low-key early preparation.She wont be doing anything for another month, Waller said.A four-start program has been mapped out for Winx kicking off with the Apollo Stakes.She will then go to the Chipping Norton and George Ryder Stakes as she builds towards the $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick.Shell be ready to go mid-February, Waller said.She looks fantastic.Winx will have a meticulous preparation and if she continues her winning ways, she could get into rare air with 17-straight victories.We dont leave a stone unturned with any of our horses and she fits into the system, Waller said. Salomon Outlet Online . Nigeria beat surprise package Ethiopia 2-0 in the second leg of their playoff for a comfortable 4-1 aggregate victory. Victor Moses converted a 20th-minute penalty after an Ethiopian handball, and Victor Obinna made certain of Nigerias place in Brazil with his powerful free kick in the 82nd at UJ Esuene Stadium. Salomon Outlet Store . If ever they start actually putting pictures beside words in the dictionary, the Blue Jays left-handers mug will appear beside “Consistency. http://www.cheapsalomon.net/ . Reassurance came from Paul Tesori, his caddie and close friend whose newborn son is in intensive care in a Florida hospital. "Paul sent me a text this morning, just told me he loved me and wanted to go out and fight as hard as I would any other day," Simpson said Sunday after doing just that. Tom Brady and the Patriots clinched another division title and helped the Dolphins jump into a postseason position while Oakland snapped a 13-year playoff drought.New England secured its eighth straight AFC East title and 13th in 14 years and earned a first-round bye with a dominant defensive performance in a 16-3 win at Denver.The Patriots victory allowed Miami to leapfrog the Broncos for the second wild-card position in the AFC.The Raiders beat the Chargers to earn their first trip to the playoffs since losing the 2003 Super Bowl.In the early games Sunday, the NFCs playoff picture got more jumbled and the Chiefs lost control of their division championship hopes.The Packers got right back in the mix for an NFC North title thanks to a last-second win over the Bears and help from the Giants, who beat the Lions and put pressure on the Cowboys in the NFC East.Kansas City lost to Tennessee and then fell out of first place in the AFC West following Oaklands victory. In the AFC South, all three teams vying for first place got big wins.The Seattle Seahawks kicked off Week 15 by securing another NFC West title on Thursday night.Dallas already got in, but needs a win over Tampa Bay to maintain a two-game edge over the Giants.Heres a closer look at the teams and scenarios entering Sunday nights Buccaneers-Cowboys game:AFC EASTNEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (12-2)Remaining schedule: vs. New York Jets on Dec. 24, at Miami on Jan. 1.Division record: 3-1. Conference record: 9-1.Clinched division and first-round bye with impressive win over the Broncos. Need one win or loss by Raiders to lock up No. 1 seed.MIAMI DOLPHINS (9-5)Remaining schedule: at Buffalo on Dec. 24, vs. New England on Jan. 1.Division record: 3-1. Conference record: 6-4.Their win over the Jets coupled with New Englands win at Denver gave the Dolphins control of the second wild-card spot.Need a miracle: BUFFALO BILLS (7-7)Eliminated: NEW YORK JETS (4-10).---AFC NORTHPITTSBURGH STEELERS (9-5)Remaining schedule: vs. Baltimore on Dec. 25, vs. Cleveland on Jan. 1.Division record: 3-1. Conference record: 7-3.Their comeback win over the Bengals set up a showdown for the division at home on Christmas Day vs. the Ravens. Pittsburgh already lost at Baltimore so it must win that game.BALTIMORE RAVENS (8-6)Remaining schedule: at Pittsburgh on Dec. 25, at Cincinnati on Jan. 1.Division record: 4-0. Conference record: 7-3.They win the division if they win out.Eliminated: CINCINNATI BENGALS (5-8-1), CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-14).---AFC SOUTHHOUSTON TEXANS (8-6)Remaining schedule: vs. Cincinnati on Dec. 24, at Tennessee on Jan. 1.Division record: 5-0. Conference record: 6-4.They might have a quarterback controversy, but Tom Savage led them to a comeback win that keeps them in first place. Houston is tied with the Titans, so their New Years Day rematch at Tennessee could be for the division.TENNESSEE TITANS (8-6)Remaining schedule: at Jacksonville on Dec. 24, vs. Houston on Jan. 1.Division record: 1-3. Conference record: 5-5.An impressive comeback win at Kansas City allows them to control their playoff possibilities. If they win out, they earn a division crown. The Titans would lose a tiebreaker with Houston, so they cant fall behind the Texans going into Week 17. They hold head-to-head tiebreakers over the Broncos and Dolphins, so a wild-card berth is still in play.INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (7-7)Remaining schedule: at Oakland on Dec. 24, vs. Jacksonville on Jan. 1.Division record: 2-3. Conference record: 4-6.A big win at Minnesota keeps them alive, but they have the tough Raiders and need help.Eliminated: JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (2-12).---AFC WESTOAKLAND RAIDERS (10-3)Remaining schedule: vs. Indianapolis on Dec. 24, at Denver on Jan. 1.Division record: 2-2. Conference record: 7-2.Oakland clinched its first playoff spot in 14 years with a win over the Chargeers. Cheap Salomon. The Raiders must finish one game ahead of the Chiefs to win AFC West because they lost to them twice.KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (10-4)Remaining schedule: vs. Denver on Dec. 25, at San Diego on Jan. 1.Division record: 4-0. Conference record: 7-3.Missed opportunity to clinch a playoff spot and lost control of division race, but hold a tiebreaker over the Raiders because of a series sweep.DENVER BRONCOS (8-6)Remaining schedule: at Kansas City on Dec. 25, vs. Oakland on Jan. 1.Division record: 1-3. Conference record: 5-5.They lost control of their playoff future and their schedule is brutal.Eliminated: SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (5-8).---NFC EASTDALLAS COWBOYS (11-2)Remaining schedule: vs. Tampa Bay on Sunday, vs. Detroit on Dec. 26, at Philadelphia on Jan. 1.Division record: 3-2. Conference record: 7-2.Their magic number to win the division remains at two. A loss to the Buccaneers would make things interesting in the NFC East because the Giants won and already beat them twice.NEW YORK GIANTS (10-4)Remaining schedule: at Philadelphia on Thursday, at Washington on Jan. 1.Division record: 3-1. Conference record: 7-3.Suddenly the division title isnt entirely out of reach, but they need to win out and the Cowboys have to lose two more games. Theyre also closing in on a wild-card berth, but they have only road games remaining.WASHINGTON REDSKINS (7-5-1)Remaining schedule: vs. Carolina on Monday, at Chicago on Dec. 24, vs. New York Giants on Jan. 1.Division record: 3-2. Conference record: 5-4.That tie makes things simple because it rules out tiebreaker issues. Theyll be rooting hard for the rival Cowboys because if the Buccaneers lose and they beat Carolina, theyll take control of the second wild-card spot.Eliminated: PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (5-9).---NFC NORTHDETROIT LIONS (9-5):Remaining schedule: at Dallas on Dec. 26, vs. Green Bay on Jan. 1.Division record: 2-2. Conference record: 7-3.A loss to the Giants plus Green Bays win is setting up a winner-take-all home game vs. the Packers in Week 17. The Lions still have a one-game lead, but their schedule is daunting.GREEN BAY PACKERS (8-6)Remaining schedule: vs. Minnesota on Dec. 24, at Detroit on Jan. 1.Division record: 3-1. Conference record: 6-4.The Packers gained control of their playoff hopes with a win and Detroits loss. If they win out, they take the North.MINNESOTA VIKINGS (7-7)Remaining schedule: at Green Bay on Dec. 24, vs. Chicago on Jan. 1.Division record: 1-3. Conference record: 4-6.A blowout loss at home to the Colts leaves Minnesota on the brink of elimination.Eliminated: CHICAGO BEARS (3-11).---NFC SOUTHATLANTA FALCONS (9-5)Remaining schedule: at Carolina on Dec. 24, vs. New Orleans on Jan. 1.Division record: 3-1. Conference record: 7-3.An easy schedule gives them a slight edge over the surging Buccaneers in the division race, but they have to avoid a slip-up.TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (8-5)Remaining schedule: at Dallas on Sunday, at New Orleans on Dec. 24, vs. Carolina on Jan. 1.Division record: 3-1. Conference record: 6-3.They have momentum and control of the second wild-card spot. An upset win over the Cowboys would put the rest of the league on notice.Need a miracle: NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (6-8), CAROLINA PANTHERS (5-8).---NFC WESTSEATTLE SEAHAWKS (9-4-1)Remaining schedule: vs. Arizona on Dec. 24, at San Francisco on Jan. 1.Division record: 2-1-1. Conference record: 5-4-1.The first team to clinch a division title, Seattle jumped up to the No. 2 seed following Detroits loss.Eliminated: ARIZONA CARDINALS (5-8-1), LOS ANGELES RAMS (4-10), SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (1-13).---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Rob Maaddi on Twitter: https://twitter.com ' ' '
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