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Giants Win Longest Game in Postseason History

Giants Win Longest Game in Postseason History

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Brandon Belt's home run in the top of the 18th inning gave the San Francisco Giants a 3-2 lead, and eventual win, in the longest postseason game in Major League Baseball history on Saturday night. The victory also gave the Giants a 2-0 series lead over the Washington Nationals as the series now shifts to San Francisco.

Washington took a third inning lead on Anthony Rendon's RBI single off Tim Hudson. That looked to be more than enough for Nationals starter Jordan Zimmerman, who pitched into the ninth inning without allowing a run. Zimmerman retired the first two batters in the top of the ninth but walked Joe Panik to put the tying run on base.

Manager Matt Williams went to his bullpen, calling on Drew Storen to close the door. Buster Posey would eventually single before Pablo Sandoval doubled in the tying run, forcing extra innings. Posey was tagged out at home on the play, preventing the Giants from taking the lead.

Both teams used a combined 17 pitchers over the next nine innings, before Belt's homer against Tanner Roark opened up the top of the 18th. Hunter Strickland picked up the save, tossing a scoreless bottom of the 18th, while Yusmeiro Petit got the win going six shutout innings in relief.

The six hour and 23 minute affair surpassed a the 2005 NLDS Game 4 contest between the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros for the longest in playoff history. Houston won that game, and swept the Braves, on a walk-off homer from Chris Burke in the bottom of the 18th inning.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 10/4/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/4/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB Playoffs: San Francisco Giants 2 - Washington Nationals 1 in 18 Innings (Giants lead series, 2-0)

Los Angeles Dodgers 3 - St. Louis Cardinals 2 (Series tied, 1-1)

Top 25 College Football: (1) Florida State 43 (5-0) - Wake Forrest 3 (2-4)

(11) Ole Miss 23 (5-0) - (3) Alabama 17 (4-1)

(25) TCU 37 (4-0) - (4) Oklahoma 33 (4-1)

(5) Auburn 41 (5-0) - (15) LSU 7 (4-2)

(12) Mississippi State 48 (5-0) - (6) Texas A&M 31 (5-1)

(7) Baylor 28 (5-0) - Texas 7 (2-3)

Utah 30 (4-1) - (8) UCLA 28 (4-1)

(9) Notre Dame 17 (5-0) - (14) Stanford 14 (3-2)

(10) Michigan State 27 (4-1) - (19) Nebraska 22 (5-1)

(13) Georgia 44 (4-1) - Vanderbilt 17 (1-5)

Arizona State 38 (4-1) - (16) USC 34 (3-2)

Northwestern 20 (3-2) - (17) Wisconsin 14 (3-2)

(20) Ohio State 52 (4-1) - Maryland 24 (4-2)

(21) Oklahoma State (4-1) - Iowa State 20 (1-4)

(22) East Carolina 45 (4-1) - SMU 24 (0-5) 

(23) Kansas State 45 (4-1) - Texas Tech 13 (2-3)

NASCAR: Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Nationwide Kansas Lottery 300

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(12) Mississippi State Upsets (6) Texas A&M, 48-31

(12) Mississippi State Upsets (6) Texas A&M, 48-31

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(STARKVILLE, Miss.) -- Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott has officially thrown his name in the Heisman race after his teams' upset win over sixth ranked Texas A&M on Saturday.

The Bulldogs improved to 5-0 on the season, including a 2-0 in the SEC.

"A Mississippi State-ment," Prescott said.

Prescott ended the game completing 19 of 25 passes for 259 yards while also throwing two touchdowns and no interceptions. He also did plenty of damage on the ground as he ran for 77 yards on 23 carries while scoring three touchdowns.

"He's going to get a lot more attention now with his performance," Bulldogs coach Dan Mullen said. "But as I've told everyone, that's what we expect from him."

Mississippi State has beaten two top-10 teams in the same season, the first time in school history.

Bulldogs running back Josh Robinson also had a big game on Saturday as he ran for 107 yards on 17 carries whle socring two touchdowns.

Meanwhile this is a big blow to an Aggies team that was attempting to make it to the Final Four in the National Championship race.

"They just beat us," Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill said. "They had a great game plan and just stomped us. Credit them."

Hill had an up-and-down game as he completed 37 of 62 passes for 365 yards, four touchdowns, and three interceptions.

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(20) Ohio State Puts Away Maryland, 52-24

(20) Ohio State Puts Away Maryland, 52-24

Kirk Irwin/Getty Images(COLLEGE PARK, Md.) -- This could be very well be the game that Ohio State players, fans, and coaches look back on as the coming out party for quarterback J.T. Barrett.

The 20th ranked Buckeyes defeated Maryland 52-24 and Barrett was the catalyst for the offense.

The freshman quarterback completed 18 of 23 passes for 267 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions. He also carried the ball 16 times for 71 yards while also scoring a touchdown.

"It's 50-50 when you go on the road for a noon game," Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said. "Sometimes it's the middle of the first quarter before they wake up and that other team jumps on you. All of a sudden, it's 7-0 and you're playing uphill the entire game. We went nuts this week with that. Our coaching staff, I was grinding them pretty hard Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday about a fast start."

Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott had a memorable game as well. Against Maryland he carried the ball 24 times for 139 yards.

With the win, Ohio State improved to 4-1 while Maryland fell to 4-2.

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Broncos Cut Kicker Matt Prater

Broncos Cut Kicker Matt Prater

National Football League(DENVER) -- The Denver Broncos released veteran kicker Matt Prater on Friday, citing a "football decision". Prater was scheduled to be activated Monday after serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

With the move, Denver will put all their faith in Brandon McManus for the remainder of the season. The Broncos acquired the 23-year-old in a trade with the New York Giants, giving up a seventh-round pick in return. McManus has converted all three field goal attempts this year, none longer than 24 yards.

I've been very impressed with him, he's got great potential, he's a great young kicker,'' Broncos head coach John Fox said. "We feel really good, and part of any football decision [is], you go with who you think gives you the best chance.''

The most accurate kicker in franchise history, Prater also holds the league record for longest field goal made, a 64-yard kick in 2013. 

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(18) BYU QB Suffers Season Ending Injury in Loss to Utah State

(18) BYU QB Suffers Season Ending Injury in Loss to Utah State

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(PROVO, Utah) -- The 18th ranked Brigham Young Cougars saw their hopes of a perfect season, and a potential Heisman nomination, fall on Friday night in a 35-20 loss at the hands of Utah State. Making matters worse, BYU quarterback Taysom Hill suffered a broken leg in the first half, effectively ending his season.

"It was really difficult to watch Taysom go down," said BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall. "Our execution will now have to be better from top to bottom because of Taysom's ability to create. There just isn't another Taysom Hill out there anywhere."

Hill, who had started to garner Heisman finalist talk, was injured as he scrambled to his right before being tackled by the Aggies Brian Suite. The junior quarterback landed awkwardly on his leg and had to be carted off the field.

That injury merely started the downfall for the Cougars (4-1) who trailed 21-14 at the time of his departure. Utah State (3-2) added another touchdown before halftime and never looked back. 

Backup quarterback Christian Stewart threw three interceptions in the second half as BYU was only able to convert a pair of field goals the rest of the way. Any hopes of a comeback were officially put on ice when Nick Vigil scored from one yard out to make it 35-17 late in the third.

The Aggies racked up 457 total yards of offense in the upset, including 321 passing yards and three touchdowns from quarterback Darell Garretson.

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Royals Beat Angels in Extras Again, Hold 2-0 Series Lead

Royals Beat Angels in Extras Again, Hold 2-0 Series Lead

Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images(ANAHEIM, Calif.) -- For the second consecutive night, the Kansas City Royals used an extra inning home run to beat Los Angeles, 4-1, in the American League Divisional Series (ALDS) on Friday night. Eric Hosmer's two-run homer in the top of eleventh gave the Royals a 3-1 lead, taking a 2-0 series lead over the Angels.

Kansas City became the first time in Major League history to open up a postseason with three consecutive extra-inning wins, after spending 29 years without a playoff berth. They are the sixth team to win a trio of extra-inning games in one playoffs appearance. The previous five have all gone on to win the World Series.

The Royals took an early lead against Matt Shoemaker when Alex Gordon drove in Hosmer with a single in the second. Los Angeles would eventually knot the score in the sixth on an Albert Pujols single, making it a 1-1 game after six innings.

The Angels had a chance to take a lead in the bottom of the eighth. C.J. Cron doubled off reliever Wade Davis and was pinch-ran for by Collin Cowgill. Following Chris Iannetta's fly-out to center, newly inserted Jarrod Dyson threw out Cowgill trying to advance to third.

That helped send the game into extras for the second straight night. Lorenzo Cain stretched out an infield single before Hosmer's go-ahead blast off Kevin Jepsen. Kansas City reliever Greg Holland pitched a scoreless bottom half of the inning, striking out Mike Trout to end the game.

The series now shifts to Kansas City where James Shields will take on C.J. Wilson.

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Cardinals Rally, Beat Kershaw in Game 1

Cardinals Rally, Beat Kershaw in Game 1

Elsa/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- In a matchup that featured two of the top pitchers in the game, the St. Louis Cardinals won a 10-9 game over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game One of the National League Divisional Series (NLDS) on Friday night. The Cardinals scored eight runs in the seventh inning to come from behind against Clayton Kershaw before holding off the Dodgers late.

It started out as a blowout in favor of Los Angeles, as they built up a 6-1 lead through five innings. After Randal Grichuk homered in the first to give St. Louis a 1-0 lead, the Dodgers quickly took the lead scoring twice in the third. Two more runs were added in the fourth before A.J. Ellis launched a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth off Adam Wainwright.

Meanwhile, Kershaw was mowing down opponents striking out eight batters through six innings. The southpaw had only given up two hits, both solo home runs, going into the seventh inning. It was then that the Cardinals made their rally.

The first four batters of the inning would reach on Kershaw, culminating on a Matt Adams RBI single. Pete Kozma then struck out for the first out of the frame before John Jay singled in another run to make it a 6-4 deficit. After another strikeout got the Dodgers within an out of ending the inning, Matt Carpenter cleared the bases with a double, giving St. Louis a 7-6 lead and chasing Kershaw.

The Cardinals would go on to score three more runs when Matt Holliday homered off reliever Pedro Baez for a 10-6 lead. Los Angeles threatened to take the lead back in both the eighth and ninth innings. Adrian Gonzalez's two-run homer in the eighth made it a 10-8 ballgame, while an RBI ground out got the Dodgers within a run and put the tying score at third. However, Yasiel Puig struck out to end the ballgame and give St. Louis a 1-0 series lead.

Game Two of the NLDS is set for 9:30 p.m. on Saturday at Dodger Stadium. Lance Lynn (15-10, 2.74 ERA) gets the call for the Cardinals while the Dodgers send Zack Greinke (17-8, 2.71 ERA) to the hill.

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Scoreboard Roundup 10/3/14

Scoreboard Roundup 10/3/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB Playoffs: Baltimore Orioles 7 - Detroit Tigers 6 (Orioles Lead Series, 2-0)

San Francisco Giants 3 - Washington Nationals 2 (Giants Lead Series, 1-0)

St. Louis Cardinals 10 - Los Angeles Dodgers 9 (Cardinals Lead Series, 1-0)

Kansas City Royals 4 - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1 in 11 Innings (Royals Lead Series, 2-0)

NCAA Football: Utah State 35 (3-2) - (18) BYU 20 (4-1)

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Jake Peavy Helps Guide Giants to 3-2 Win over the Nats, Lead NLDS 1-0

Jake Peavy Helps Guide Giants to 3-2 Win over the Nats, Lead NLDS 1-0

Brandon Mangin/MLB Photos via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Starting pitcher Jake Peavy has pitched like a true ace since being traded to San Francisco and he continued to do so on Friday after he helped pitch the Giants to a 3-2 win over the Washington Nationals to take a 1-0 lead in the NLDS.

Peavy 5.2 innings of work and gave up just two hits, no runs, and struck out three batters.

In 20 starts for the Boston Red Sox this season, Peavy had a 4.72 ERA. In 12 regular season starts for the Giants, Peavy posted a 2.17 ERA.

RBIs by Joe Panik, Brandon Crawford, and Buster Posey were all the Giants needed on offense despite a pair of solo home runs hit by Nationals' outfielder Bryce Harper and shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera in the 7th inning.

The Giants have won nine-straight postseason games, which is fifth longest streak in Major League Baseball history, and the most ever by a National League team.

Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval also extended his postseason hitting streak to a Giants-record 12 games.

Game 2 will be played on Saturday.

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No. 2 Oregon Upset by Unranked Arizona

No. 2 Oregon Upset by Unranked Arizona

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(EUGENE, Ore.) -- No. 2 Oregon was handed their first loss of the season Thursday as the unranked Arizona Wildcats defeated the Ducks 31-24.

This is the second straight season the Wildcats have beat the Ducks. 

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota gave credit to Arizona and the strength of PAC 12 teams after the defeat. 

"They're undefeated," he said. "It's obviously a testament to our conference. If you're not prepared each week, if you're not ready to play, you'll lose."

The loss is a blow to Mariota's chances at winning the Heisman and Oregon's hopes of being invited to college football's first four-team postseason playoff. 

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Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin Ready for Mississippi State

Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin Ready for Mississippi State

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(STARKSVILLE, Miss.) -- No. 6 Texas A&M will take on No. 12 Mississippi State in a SEC West matchup on Saturday.Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin knows his team will face a challenge as the Bulldogs will be prepared coming off a bye week."They've had a bye week. We'll see some new stuff," Sumlin said. "Rested up, they'll be ready to go"In Sumlin's opinion, the bye week isn't the only factor: Mississippi State is coming into the game red hot."This is a team that is red hot right now," Sumlin said. "Seven straight wins. Five hundred yards a game this year."However, Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen knows that Texas A&M will present challenges for his team as well."There’s a reason they’re ranked No. 6 in the country. They’re all-around a really good football team that knows how to win and knows how to find a way to win. We’re going to have to come out and play an excellent game in every phase of the game," he said.

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O’s Blast Tigers in Game 1 of ALDS

O’s Blast Tigers in Game 1 of ALDS

Baltimore Orioles/MLB(BALTIMORE) -- The Orioles got their post season off to a fast start.Nelson Cruz had a home run and three RBIs, and Baltimore scored eight runs in the eighth inning, on their way to routing the Detroit Tigers 12-3 in Game 1 of the American League Division Series Thursday.Chris Tillman (1-0) pitched five innings, allowing four hits, two runs, one walk, while striking out six in the victory.The Orioles started off fast when Cruz hit a two-run homer off Detroit ace Max Scherzer in the first. Scherzer (0-1) finished the day pitching 7 1/3 innings, allowing seven hits, five runs, one walk, while striking out two.The Orioles' 12 runs were the most the team ever recorded in a postseason game.Game 2 is Friday in Baltimore. The Tigers send Justin Verlander to the mound. He will be opposed by the Orioles' Wei-Yin Chen.

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Packers Sink Vikings 42-10

Packers Sink Vikings 42-10

Tom Lynn /Getty Images(GREEN BAY, Wis.) -- Aaron Rodgers continued to give the Green Bay Packer fans another reason to relax.Rodgers completed 12 of 17 passes for 156 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Packers past the Minnesota Vikings 42-10 Thursday night.After a four-and-out on their first drive of the game, the Packers scored on consecutive offensive possessions on two Rodgers' touchdown passes, the second being a 66-yard bomb to Jordy Nelson.This game was good for anybody wearing green: Packers running back Eddie Lacy rushed for over 100 yards for the first time this season and two touchdowns in the win.The Green Bay defense did its part, turning the Vikings over three times, one of them being a 49-yard pick-six to linebacker Julius Peppers.After the Packers lost two out of their first three games of the season, the Green Bay fans were getting restless. That prompted Rodgers to tell the Packer fans to "relax" during his weekly radio show on ESPN Milwaukee. Since then, the Packers have blown out both the Chicago Bears and now the Vikings.Christian Ponder, who started in place of the injured Teddy Bridgewater, completed 22 of 44 passes for 144 yards and two interceptions, while rushing for one touchdown.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 10/2/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/2/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: American League Divisional Series: Baltimore Orioles 12 - Detroit Tigers 3 (Orioles lead series, 1-0)

Kansas City Royals 3 - Los Angeles Angels 2 - 11 Innings (Royals lead series, 1-0)

Top 25 College Football: Arizona 31 (5-0) - (2) Oregon 24 (4-1)

NFL: Green Bay Packers 42 (3-2) - Minnesota Vikings 10 (2-3) 

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Ryan Agrees to Contract Extension with Ottawa Senators

Ryan Agrees to Contract Extension with Ottawa Senators

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(OTTAWA) -- The Ottawa Senators signed forward Bobby Ryan to a seven-year contract extension on Thursday. The deal, which will run through the 2021-22 NHL season, is worth $50.25 million.

In 70 games with the Senators last season, Ryan had 23 goals and 25 assists. He missed the last 12 games of the season because of a sports hernia.

Ryan was originally selected with the second overall pick in the 2005 NHL draft by Anaheim. In six seasons with the Ducks, Ryan had 147 points and 142 assists. The Senators acquired him via trade on July 5, 2013 for Jakob Silfverberg, Stefan Noesen and a draft pick.

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Mark Dantonio: ‘Looking Forward to’ Nebraska

Mark Dantonio: ‘Looking Forward to’ Nebraska

Football Texture/iStockphoto(NEW YORK) -- (10) Michigan State will get all they can handle from (19) Nebraska on Saturday night.

The Cornhuskers come into the game at 5-0 and Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio said he’ll make sure his team is ready for a fight.

"[I'm] really looking forward to the opportunity," Dantonio said on Monday. "[We had a] great football game last year [with] a lot riding on the game.  Really one of the reasons you probably come...[to] a place like Michigan State and play in a conference like this is to have these type of games."

Michigan State got the best of Nebraska last year, but Dantonio said Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong has more experience coming into this game.

"This year he's more experienced," Dantonio said of Armstrong. "That's his only loss that he's had on him since he's been a starting quarterback was last year. And I'm sure he wants some of those plays back."

"So, I think he's much more experienced, much more confident as a playmaker, much more in control of the offense and he is the guy this year, whereas last year he was a guy who, initially, it was Martinez and then the other guy and then it was him," he continued. "I think he's the guy in charge and there's confidence that goes along with that and a sense of ownership. I think that's a positive for any football program."

Nebraska is looking to go 6-0 for the first time since 2001.  Head coach Bo Pelini doesn't believe last year's loss will be a factor.

"You can look at it two ways: you can look at it that we gave it to them, or you can look at it from their standpoint that they took it,'' Pelini said. "We need to play better, cleaner, to have a chance to win the football game. I don't want to take away and say we should have won the football game, that's sort of a cop out."

Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. Eastern on ABC.

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Les Miles: Excited to Play Auburn

Les Miles: Excited to Play Auburn

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Another chapter of the storied rivalry will resume on Saturday when (5) Auburn will host (15) Louisiana State University.

LSU comes into the game at 4-1 and 0-1 in the SEC.

Tigers head coach Les Miles is looking forward to going up against Auburn. "Anytime that you line up against a top‑5 opponent and you're looking forward to playing your best, this will be great competition," he said Monday. "I don't think there is a person in our building that's not excited about the opportunity to go down and play very well at Auburn."

Auburn sits at 4-0 and the offense is averaging 42.3 points per game.  

Miles said his defense will have to be on their A-game on Saturday. "Cameron Artis-Payne is rushing for 117 yards as a running back," he said of the Auburn offense.  "[They have] a quality group of receivers, D'haquille Williams, [with] 23 receptions, 357 yards and 3 touchdowns lead their receiving core, and, again, they're big and fast and can go get it."

LSU quarterback Brandon Harris will get the start and has completed 73.3 percent of his passes and has thrown six touchdowns so far this season. Miles is confident he can produce in the game.

"There is some 'ad‑lib' to his game that's very, very positive, and he's a guy that is really fast and a guy that can really throw the ball," Miles said of Harris. "You put him in a quality position to extend a play, some good things can happen."

Kickoff from Jordan-Hare Stadium is set for 7 p.m. Eastern.

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Bumgarner Twirls Gem, Sends Giants into NLDS

Bumgarner Twirls Gem, Sends Giants into NLDS

Brad Mangin/MLB Photos via Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- Madison Bumgarner pitched a complete game shutout to help the San Francisco Giants stop the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 in the National League Wild Card game Wednesday night.

Bumgarner continued his road dominance, winning his 12th game of the season away from home, allowing four hits and one walk, while striking out 10.

The Giants got on the board in the fourth when Brandon Crawford belted a grand slam off Pirates starter Edinson Volquez. "The last thing on my mind was probably hitting a home run," Crawford said. "I was just trying to hit something good enough to get Pablo (Sandoval) home, and I figured that would probably be good enough for Madison."

  Volquez pitched five innings allowing five hits, five runs, three walks, while striking out three in the loss.

Brandon Belt knocked in three runs and got on-base four times in the win.

The Giants advance to the National League Division Series where they'll take on the Washington Nationals. Game 1 is Friday in Washington.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 10/1/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/1/14

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 (NEW YORK) -- MLB: National League Wild Card: San Francisco Giants 8 - Pittsburgh Pirates 0 (Giants advance)

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