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Colorado’s Juwann Winfree made a spectacular 22-yard touchdown catch and Wisconsin’s Rafael Gaglianone made a 43-yard field goal to lead the American team to a 10-7 victory over the National squad Saturday at the Rose Bowl in the NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl.

Gaglianone made the winning kick with 4 seconds remaining in the third quarter.

Slippery Rock’s Wes Hills was selected the game MVP after running 79 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries for the National team.

It was the first victory for the American team, this year coached by Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano, in the bowl game’s eight-year history. The game is designed to showcase players not expected to go high in the NFL draft.

Washington’s Jake Browning completed 8 of 14 passes for 107 yards for the Nationals.

•Brett Rypien and Easton Stick each threw a touchdown pass to help the West beat the East 21-17 in the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Rypien, a Boise State product and nephew of Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien, was 10 of 14 for 134 yards. Stick, from North Dakota State, completed 5 of 8 passes for 51 yards.

Soccer: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer surpassed the start of Matt Busby, who managed five wins in a row at the start of his career at Manchester United in 1945, with his sixth straight win since replacing the fired Jose Mourinho.

United remains sixth in the English Premier League after beating Brighton 2-1 with goals from Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford, but now Champions League qualification is back in play as the fourth position is wide open after Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-0 in a London derby.

Fourth-place Chelsea is only three points ahead of fifth-place Arsenal and United.

A 4-3 victory over Crystal Palace put EPL leader Liverpool seven points ahead of second-place Manchester City.

•Casemiro and Luka Modric scored late and Real Madrid beat Sevilla 2-0 to get back into the Spanish league’s top three for the first time since September. Real Madrid moved to seven points behind first-place Barcelona and remained five points back of second-place Atletico Madrid, which won 3-0 at bottom club Huesca.

•Tim Weah, the U.S. striker and son of former AC Milan star George Weah, had a goal in his debut for Celtic in the Scottish Cup. The 18-year-old Weah, who is on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, came on in the 69th minute and scored in the 83rd in Celtic’s 3-0 win over Airdrieonians.

Obituary: John Coughlin, a two-time U.S. pairs champion who was recently suspended from figure skating for unspecified conduct, died in Kansas City, Mo. He was 33.

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