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Which finalist will win this year's Heisman?

Which finalist will win this year's Heisman?

As with Woodson, Peppers adds a major role as a kick returner, and he, too, appears to have an uphill battle against some big-name quarterbacks. He had 60 tackles, three sacks and an interception on defense, scored three touchdowns on offense being used mostly as a wildcat quarterback and averaged 14.8 yards with a touchdown on punt returns. Read More

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Chiefs hold off Raiders 21-13 to take control of AFC West

Chiefs hold off Raiders 21-13 to take control of AFC West

And seriously, the Chiefs didn't exactly look like a Super Bowl lock. It reached a boiling point in a game in Kansas City , where the Chiefs led by three with 1:08 remaining. Berry also returned an interception for a touchdown earlier in the game. They had six of them going in to the game, and now there is seven. Tyreek Hill's 78-yard punt return in the second quarter was the play the Raiders ultimately couldn't overcome. Read More

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United and Liverpool kept apart in Cup

Playmaker Dimitri Payet was the architect of West Ham's leveller 10 minutes before the interval as his shot was spilled by David de Gea, allowing former Untied academy striker Fletcher to poke home. Ibrahimovic added gloss to the scoreline in stoppage time. So I'm really happy. The Portuguese was inside the stadium but was only seen before and after the game when, after previously bemoaning his side's luck, he expressed his satisfaction with the outcome. Read More

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Klopp: I was shocked that Liverpool signed Firmino!

Defender Joel Matip is set to give Liverpool a boost by being fit for Sunday's Premier League clash with West Ham at Anfield . Brendan Rodgers says that his former club Liverpool are "very close" to winning the Premier League title. West Ham have gone five league games without a win. "It will not be easy but of course we can get a victory". However, they will be keen to get last weekend's shock 4-3 defeat at AFC Bournemouth out of their system in order to maintain their push for a ... Read More

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James Franklin named Sporting News Coach of the Year

I'm happy to have that argument all day because there is no wrong answer. Now, technically speaking, there are 10 FBS conferences, each of which crowns a champion at the end of every football season. But how a team is playing in December clearly does not matter to this committee. This year, both programs have risen from the ashes of their respective seasons to reclaim their status as elite college gridiron institutions. Read More

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Bayern Munich players learn 2017 Confederations Cup fate

Bayern Munich players learn 2017 Confederations Cup fate

The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup , the tune-up tournament for the main event that will follow in 2018, draw took place this morning in Kazan, Russia. " Germany and Chile will be tough opponents and we know the victor of the African Cup of Nations will be a quality side but we will go into the games well prepared and ready to show everyone what we are capable of". Read More

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Orange Bowl has Harbaugh, Fisher talking memories

Fisher was not almost as dramatic and did not quote any poets, let alone the ballad about Scottish sailor Sir Andrew Barton, who died in 1511. Three losses in the first eight games knocked Florida State out of title contention, but the Seminoles won their last four games and are ranked 10th in the final AP regular-season poll. Read More

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World Cup finals could expand to 48 teams

Infantino championed a mathematically-clunky 40-team World Cup before being elected in February. A decision is likely to be made at the meeting, with any changes to the World Cup taking effect from the 2026 competition onwards. "I would like to remind you that in the last World Cup , England and Italy were eliminated by Costa Rica". By putting the 48 teams into 16 groups of three, every team would be guaranteed at least two matches. Read More

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Manchester City schedule frustrates Guardiola

Speaking after the win over Burnley , he told reporters he didn't yet understand English referees: "Sometimes it's a foul and sometimes no foul, the same foul sometimes is and sometimes is not". Cape Town - Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes there are still five teams in the race for the Premier League , including both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. Read More

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Davis Cup: Croatia leads Argentina 2-1 after doubles

Davis Cup: Croatia leads Argentina 2-1 after doubles

Saturday also saw the expected result, with Cilic and elite doubles player Ivan Dodig teaming to beat del Potro and Leonardo Mayer in a close but ultimately straight set doubles tie. Cilic had earlier beaten Delbonis 6-3,7-5, 3-6, 1-6, 6-2. Del Potro serving for the match, and he wins the decider 6-3 to complete a remarkable comeback that pulls Argentina level at 2-2 and forces a deciding match. Read More

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Colts QB Luck returns to practice

Fitzpatrick has struggled most of this season by throwing 13 interceptions in 10 games. "We can't go out there Monday night and go, 'We hope this happens, hope this happens, hope he wins.' At the end of the day, you can only control what you can control". Read More

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Amway Coaches Poll stock watch: MI drops after Ohio State loss

Amway Coaches Poll stock watch: MI drops after Ohio State loss

MI has also been fined $10,000 as a result of the violation. The Buckeyes have a victory over three top-10 teams this year in Nebraska, Wisconsin and MI. Very much so because it was not quite clear what else Ohio State (11-1, 8-1 Big Ten, No. 2 CFP) has won. MI held a total yardage advantage of 274-153 after three quarters, and it was easy to conclude the Wolverines were just a play or two away from taking total control. Read More

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Boston Celtics (12-8) at Houston Rockets (13-7)

Houston trailed by as many as eight points in the fourth quarter before Harden keyed the comeback with four free throws before Patrick Beverley delivered the defensive play of the game. "I thought we had a really good chance, but obviously it didn't work out, which is fine", Harden said. This is one of Boston's simplest sets: a big dribbles toward the strong side of the court with one wing moving toward the basket and another toward the ball. Read More

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Champions League: Napoli, Benfica into last 16

Raul Jimenez got one back late on for Benfica but it wasn't enough. In Switzerland, Lucas Perez scored a hat trick as Arsenal surprisingly took the top spot in Group A by beating Basel 4-1 while Paris Saint-Germain drew at home vs. It was a game that didn't matter, but beauty can occasionally outstrip context. The Group B match could easily have been one of the numerous dead rubbers in the final week of the group stage but, instead, the two favourites have everything to play for ... Read More

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Joshua vows to take Molina seriously, eyes Klitschko megafight

Joshua vows to take Molina seriously, eyes Klitschko megafight

McCracken will still combine his work training 'A.J.' with Team GB's amateur boxing team in Sheffield and Tony Sims, who has coached Joshua so far in the pro ranks, will still be the lead second in the corner. They don't have much opportunities and I'm like a father figure to them. "Everyone has their journey set out and I have mine set out, so I'm not really anxious about him because if I beat Molina, I've got Klitschko". Read More

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Red Sox get ace Chris Sale from White Sox

Given the White Sox have few bad contracts on the books, the team isn't at a disadvantage of being in a position where it must trade Sale or Jose Quintana. When asked on Monday morning about possible trades involving stars from the White Sox and Tigers, Royals manager Ned Yost conceded that such deals could affect the club's strategy. Read More

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Police may seek arrests over Penn State celebration, damage

Police may seek arrests over Penn State celebration, damage

If either Ohio State or Washington would be blown out in a playoff game, Penn State and its fans understandably would claim it would have been more competitive. But an early-season loss to Pittsburgh proved their undoing with the committee. Wisconsin (10-3, No. 6 CFP) played without starting quarterback Alex Hornibrook but jumped to the big lead behind Corey Clement , who ran 21 times for 164 yards including a 67-yard TD run in the first quarter. Read More

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Cheika unimpressed by attack on Jones

Cheika unimpressed by attack on Jones

The Red Rose rounded off a remarkable calendar year by beating Australia 37-21 at Twickenham on Saturday afternoon, making it a flawless 2016 in terms of results. That's what we're aiming at. "What we want to do in the Six Nations is go out there and win it". And Jones refused to be satisfied with his start to life at Twickenham , insisting he won't be happy until England are the best team in the world – and world champions. Read More

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Bolt says 200-meter world record now likely beyond him

Bolt says 200-meter world record now likely beyond him

For a man who has won it all and set world records in his chosen disciplines, Bolt admitted he would have taken the bar higher had he shown more focus as a teenager. Despite his multiple titles and world records, Bolt said the race that would always have a particular place in his heart was the world junior championships in his home country when he won the 200m as a 15-year-old. Read More

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Selig, Schuerholz elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Schuerholz was a unanimous choice, picked by all 16 voters on a veterans committee at the winter meetings a few miles outside Washington. Selig became the fifth of the 10 commissioners voted to the Hall, joining Kenesaw Mountain Landis (1920-44), Happy Chandler (1945-51), Ford Frick (1951-65) and Bowie Kuhn (1969-84). Read More

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Buckeyes hit break with eye on passing improvements

Buckeyes hit break with eye on passing improvements

Baylor and TCU play in the Big 12, a conference without a dedicated championship game and many saw this lack of a conference championship as the main factor holding either of those teams out of the final playoff picture. Against winning FBS teams , Barrett was 70th in yards/attempt . Penn State lost to Pitt and MI (by 39) early in the season before closing with nine consecutive victories. Read More

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Winter meetings heat up: Melancon to Giants, Hill to Dodgers

Winter meetings heat up: Melancon to Giants, Hill to Dodgers

Acquired in a deadline deal with Pittsburgh last July, Melancon went 1-1 with 17 saves and a 1.82 ERA in 30 games with the Nationals . Over the past four seasons, Melancon has compiled 147 saves. -Rich Hill needed only a handful of appearances to make a striking impression with the Los Angeles Dodgers last season. That being said, they'd unmistakably like to retain that pick, which sits right in the middle of 16 and 18, to continue to support that wave of youth that has made the Yankees ... Read More

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Penn State gives playoff committee something to ponder

Penn State gives playoff committee something to ponder

Wisconsin was up 28-7 in the second quarter when Penn State started to drive down the field. It was an improbable comeback that in many ways mirrors the Nittany Lions' own turnaround - a turnaround from the 2-2 record to start this season that put Franklin on the hot seat, a turnaround from the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal and a turnaround from the ensuing sanctions that depleted the roster. Read More

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India rout England in Mohali

India grabbed the opportunity with both hands as their 417-run first innings total saw five half-centuries, giving the hosts a crucial lead of 134. The 28-year-old Kohli scored 62 and six not out to move to 833 points, within 14 points of England's Joe Root in a list led by Australia captain Steve Smith. Read More

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