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Trump family sends Christmas card to teen with terminal cancer

A cancer-stricken Pennsylvania boy who wished for Christmas cards from around the world has received a holiday greeting from the president himself.

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>> On WPXI.com: Terminally ill teen to raise money for other sick kids by playing video games online

According to Explore Clarion and the Centre Daily Times, the request from Reynoldsville teen Maddox Hyde, who is terminally ill with neuroblastoma, went viral over the holidays. As of Christmas Eve, the 14-year-old had received more than 100,000 cards, gifts and letters, many from high-profile supporters such as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Pittsburgh Steelers and "Star Trek" actor William Shatner.

>> See Shatner's tweet here

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and their son, Barron, are the latest big names to show their support for Maddox. Maddox's stepfather, Steve Potter, took to Facebook on Friday to share a photo of a green-and-gold Christmas card signed by the first family.

>> See the card here

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Want to send Maddox a card? You can mail it to 333 Ohio St., Reynoldsville, PA 15851.

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WATCH: Texas Longhorns' steer charges at Georgia's bulldog mascot before Sugar Bowl

Georgia fell behind Texas quickly in the Sugar Bowl on Tuesday night in New Orleans.

But the trouble started before that for the Bulldogs.

>> Sugar Bowl 2019: Texas overpowers, upsets Georgia

The Texas mascot appeared to go after UGA’s bulldog mascot before the game. Fortunately, no people or animals were injured.

The Texas mascot is Bevo XV, a longhorn steer that weighs about 1,800 pounds. Georgia’s famous mascot is Uga X, an English bulldog that weighs in at around 60 pounds.

>> PHOTOS: Texas beats Georgia in 2019 Sugar Bowl

Both mascots were on the sidelines while a pack of photographers snapped away with pictures.

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However, it got scary when Bevo suddenly charged toward Uga with his horns. Uga jumped out of the way before Bevo’s handlers pulled back the steer.

>> Watch the moment here

Photos: Ohio State holds off Washington to win 2019 Rose Bowl

Dwayne Haskins threw three first-half touchdown passes to lead the No. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes to a 28-23 victory against No. 9 Washington on Tuesday in the Rose Bowl.

Rose Bowl 2019: Urban Meyer goes out with a win as Ohio State beats Washington

Dwayne Haskins threw three first-half touchdown passes to lead the No. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes to a 28-23 victory against No. 9 Washington on Tuesday in the Rose Bowl.

>> PHOTOS: Ohio State holds off Washington to win 2019 Rose Bowl

Ohio State won despite being outscored 20-0 in the fourth quarter. The Buckeyes finished 13-1. It’s their best record since a 14-1 mark in 2014 when they won the national championship.

>> Sugar Bowl 2019: Texas overpowers, upsets Georgia

This was the final game with the Buckeyes for coach Urban Meyer, whose offensive coordinator Ryan Day will take over the program starting Wednesday. Meyer closed his coaching career at Ohio State with an 83-9 record in seven seasons. This was his first appearance in the Rose Bowl and Ohio State’s first since Jan. 1, 2010, when they beat Oregon 26-17.

“I’m going to enjoy tonight,” Meyer said on ESPN after the game. “I don’t believe I’ll coach again.”

>> PHOTOS: Texas beats Georgia in 2019 Sugar Bowl

Haskins completed 25 of 37 passes for 251 yards. Mike Weber led the ground game with 96 yards on 15 carries. Parris Campbell caught 11 passes for 71 yards.

The Buckeyes led 28-3 entering the fourth quarter. The Huskies got their first touchdown on a 2-yard pass from running back Myles Gaskin to Drew Sample with 12:17 to play and then cut the deficit to 28-17 on a 1-yard run by Gaskin with 6:42 left.

>> Orange Bowl 2018: Alabama beats Oklahoma to reach 4th consecutive title game

Gaskin scored again on a 2-yard run with 42 seconds to play. A two-point conversion pass was intercepted.

The Buckeyes clinched the victory moments later when Johnnie Dixon recovered an onside kick. Meyer pumped his fists in the air and took off his headset, and Haskins kneed on the ball as the clock wound down.

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Earlier in the third quarter, the Buckeyes picked up where they left off after a dominant first half. 

After stopping Washington’s opening drive, Ohio State drove 80 yards in seven plays for its fourth touchdown of the afternoon. 

J.K. Dobbins’ 3-yard touchdown run was set up by K.J. Hill’s diving 34-yard reception of a rainbow throw from Dwayne Haskins. 

That gave Ohio State a 28-3 lead with 8:23 to go in the third quarter.

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Photos: Texas beats Georgia in 2019 Sugar Bowl

Texas dominated the first quarter and jumped to a 17-0 lead on the first play of the second quarter and held on for a 28-21 victory Tuesday night against Georgia in the Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Sugar Bowl 2019: Texas overpowers, upsets Georgia 

Texas dominated the first quarter and jumped to a 17-0 lead on the first play of the second quarter and held on for a 28-21 victory Tuesday night against Georgia in the Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

>> Alabama-Clemson championship game: What time, what channel, how to watch

The No. 15 Longhorns outgained the No. 5 Bulldogs 101 yards to 8 in the quarter. Texas gained 83 of those yards through the air, a theme that continued on the Longhorns’ way to a 20-7 lead at halftime.

>> PHOTOS: Texas beats Georgia in 2019 Sugar Bowl

The Longhorns dominated the quarter from the start. A 2-yard touchdown run by quarterback Sam Ehlinger, his first of three rushing touchdowns, capped the first possession of the game, but Texas used its passing game to drive through Georgia’s defense. Ehlinger completed 6 of 6 passes for 68 yards on the team’s 75-yard drive.

>> College football bowl games 2018: Here is the full schedule of bowl and playoff games

Ehlinger finished the game 19-of-27 passing for 169 yards, and he rushed 21 times for 64 yards.

Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm was 21-for-35 passing for 224 yards and three touchdowns.

Georgia was outgained 355-296 in total offense and was held to 72 yards rushing.

>> Orange Bowl 2018: Alabama beats Oklahoma to reach 4th consecutive title game

Georgia’s early malaise showed up in several blunders that marked the first quarter. On a punt play at the end of the Bulldogs’ first drive, a low snap led punter Jake Camarda to drop to the ground to catch the ball. He kicked, and the punt was downed deep in Texas territory, but a video review showed that Camarda’s knee hit the ground at Georgia’s 27, giving Texas the ball at that spot. 

Texas capitalized with a 37-yard field goal for a 10-0 lead with 6:05 to play in the quarter.

>> PHOTOS: Alabama beats Oklahoma in 2018 Orange Bowl

Camarda’s next punt went for only 11 yards.

After a Texas punt gave Georgia the ball on its own 10-yard line with 1:05 to play in the first quarter, running back D’Andre Swift fumbled on a second-and-10 play, and Texas recovered on Georgia’s 12, setting up a touchdown drive that ended with a 9-yard run by Ehlinger, who eluded a near sack on the play.

On the next possession, Georgia finally scored. The Bulldogs covered 75 yards on 12 plays, with running back Brian Herrien scoring on a 17-yard touchdown pass with 9:03 remaining in the half.

>> Must-see: Bald eagle lands on Notre Dame fans before Cotton Bowl

Texas added a 30-yard field goal at the end of the following drive to take a 20-7 lead with 4:37 to play in the first half. 

Because of an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty against Georgia’s Tyler Simmons on the last play of the first half, Texas kicked off from the 50 to start the second half. Texas coach Tom Herman called for an onside kick, which Georgia recovered at its 41. The Bulldogs moved into Longhorns territory at the 49, but Fromm’s pass was intercepted at the Texas 17 and returned to the 39. From there, neither team scored in the third quarter.

>> PHOTOS: Florida beats Michigan in Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

But the third quarter ended with Texas sitting on the Georgia 11, first-and-10.

After a penalty on the first play of the quarter, Texas eventually faced a third-and-10 on the 11. From there Ehlinger’s hard run through Georgia’s defense gave the Longhorns a first-and-goal at the 1. Ehlinger kept the ball and his knee hit the ground just before he crossed the goal line. He tried again on second down and third down, and was stopped each time. On fourth down, Ehlinger eked across the goal line for a touchdown.

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Georgia responded with a six-play drive that ended with a 3-yard touchdown pass from Fromm to Mecole Hardman. A 31-yard pass from Fromm to Jeremiah Holloman set up the TD play. The drive left Georgia trailing 28-14 with 10:25 to play. 

Georgia added a touchdown on a 5-yard pass from Fromm to Swift with 14 seconds remaining on the clock.

Georgia’s ensuing onside kick was recovered by Texas with 13 seconds to play. 

Car packed with 4-year-old's Christmas gifts stolen, later found with presents still inside

A Massachusetts couple's stolen car packed with their 4-year-old daughter's Christmas gifts was found in Dedham, according to police.

>> Watch the news report here

Two days after Christmas, Lauren and William Ingram had packed their daughter Juliah's unwrapped Christmas gifts into their Volkswagen Jetta, which was warming in a Dedham driveway before their trip home to Middleborough.

Unfortunately, the family's gifts and means of transportation were both stolen by a thief, all in a robbery that was caught on video by a neighbor's surveillance camera.

>> On Boston25News.com: Surveillance video shows thief stealing car full of child's Christmas gifts

"I felt violated," William Ingram said. "I thank God I didn't walk out of the house at the time he went and got in that car."

After several days of anger and disappointment, the Ingram family's emotions turned to elation Sunday, when Boston's WFXT informed the family that Dedham police had found the car, and it appeared items were left inside that looked to be gifts.

"I never thought that our car would be found," Lauren Ingram said. "Not only was it found, but, as we know, it was found with gifts inside of it."

>> On Boston25News.com: Family distraught as thief steals car full of 4-year-old's Christmas presents

Despite a week filled with a lack of answers, the Ingram family was happy to find out about the miraculous discovery.

"God is beyond amazing," Lauren Ingram said. "You know, if you don't believe he's in the business of miracles, you should just pay attention."

The Christmas presents had special meaning to the Ingram family, but so did the car. 

Lauren Ingram said her employer bought the car so she could get back and forth to work, and she was repaying the favor. Now, she's hoping the vehicle comes back undamaged.

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As for the damage the thief did to Christmas, the Ingram family says it was undone by the goodwill of others, as strangers came to their aid after learning about what happened.

"People reaching out financially to get us a new car, that's just crazy," Lauren Ingram said. "It really is."

In the end, for the Ingram family, it's a story about gifts: the ones stolen, the ones returned and the ones realized.

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"These people, I just can't say thank you enough," Lauren Ingram said. "These people that just openly gave to us, who have no clue who we are, what kind of people we are. I'm just grateful." 

Must-see: Bald eagle lands on Notre Dame fans before Cotton Bowl

Although their team lost to Clemson in Saturday's Cotton Bowl in Arlington, Texas, two Notre Dame fans got a consolation prize before the game even started: a surprise visit from a rogue bald eagle.

>> College football bowl games 2018: Here is the full schedule of bowl and playoff games

According to ESPN, the stately bird, which was brought to AT&T Stadium for the national anthem, took a couple of detours while flying over the crowd, landing on a shocked spectator before resting on another Notre Dame fan's arm. 

>> Watch the moments here

The second fan, Tuyen Nguyen of South Bend, Indiana, told ESPN that stretching his arm out to the eagle was an "instant reaction."

"He looked pretty tired," Nguyen told ESPN. "I just put my hand out to see if he was going to land on me, and he did."

>> See one of the viral photos here

Handlers eventually retrieved the eagle, whose name is Clark, ESPN reported.

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Clemson defeated Notre Dame 30-3 to advance to the college football national title game, where the No. 2 Tigers will face No. 1 Alabama on Jan. 7 in Santa Clara, California.

Read more here.

Orange Bowl 2018: Alabama beats Oklahoma to reach 4th consecutive title game

No. 1 Alabama topped No. 4 Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl on Saturday to again claim a spot in the College Football Playoff national championship game.

>> PHOTOS: Alabama beats Oklahoma in 2018 Orange Bowl

Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw four touchdowns to lead the defending national champs to a 45-34 win over the Sooners.

>> College football bowl games 2018: Here is the full schedule of bowl and playoff games

"It's always good to see your hard work pay off," said Tagovailoa, who completed 24 of 27 passes to set an Orange Bowl record, according to The Associated Press.

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This will mark the fourth consecutive year that Alabama has advanced to the title game. This time, the Tide will face No. 2 Clemson on Jan. 7 in Santa Clara, California.

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– The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photos: Alabama beats Oklahoma in 2018 Orange Bowl

Tua Tagovailoa threw for 318 yards and four touchdowns and No. 1-ranked Alabama beat No. 4 Oklahoma 45-34 on Saturday night in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Orange Bowl.

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