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South Bend, Ind.: The longest game in Big East conference history happened last Saturday when No. 25 Notre Dame beat No. 11 Louisville 104-101 in five overtimes. The previous longest game happened 11 years ago to the day and also involved Notre Dame, but it lasted only four overtimes.

Bloomington, Ind.: With recent significant wins in the Big Ten conference, the Indiana Hoosiers have retained the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 rankings. But the USA Today Coaches Poll ranked IU as No. 2, with Duke at the No. 1 spot. The Hoosiers currently have a 21-2 record.

Doha, Qatar: In preparation for next month’s World Cup qualifiers, Spain beat Uruguay 3-1 in an international friendly last week. Spain won the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2012 Euro Cup and is on a 17-match winning streak.

Singapore: Startling news was reported on Monday that shook the soccer world. According to Europol, a criminal network based out of Singapore has been involved in fixing the outcomes of more than 600 international soccer games, including some games in the Euro Cup championship.