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Washington could be the toughest test for Alabama's defense

More surprises were in store moments later, as the Gators defense stonewalled Alabama for a three-and-out. The defending national champs are trying to go wire-to-wire No. Saban downplayed any benefit of having been through the playoff preparations and atmosphere twice before. For as much four- and five-star talent the Crimson Tide boast throughout the two-deep of every position group on the te... [Full Article...]

Seattle Loses Safety Earl Thomas for Rest of the Season

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll confirmed on Monday that Thomas will miss the remainder of the season after fracturing his tibia. Even with the loss of safety Earl Thomas early in the second quarter, the Seahawks defense was able to hold the defending NFC champs to just seven points, while Seattle's run game came to life for the first time this season. [Full Article...]

Familiar faces with Seahawks set to host Panthers

He's already been sacked nearly as many times as all of last season, behind a decimated offensive line that has only one man still standing in the same spot where he started the season. They won't be getting close to that number again this week and without a consistent running game or hitting for big plays, they just won't match up against Seattle here. [Full Article...]

Arizona Cardinals Defeat Washington Redskins, Improve to 5-6-1

I thought I had him. "I just wasn't sure which way he was going to break it, and when he broke in, I felt the rush and had to kind of force it in earlier than I wanted to". The Cardinals then scored a touchdown, taking the lead at 17-13. But the Cardinals did their best not to look at the horizon, repeating all week that you can't win five in a row without winning one. [Full Article...]

Luis Enrique thinks Barcelona deserved win, Zidane praises "big character" Ramos

Alongside a picture of Real Madrid players celebrating, he also tweeted: "Until the final whistle". "The game is played until the final minute - we had it in our hands but it wasn't to be". Saturday's draw kept Barcelona six points behind leader Madrid after 14 rounds. Real Madrid remains unbeaten for this season. Forward Lucas Vazquez, playing for the injured Gareth Bale, was behind Mad... [Full Article...]

Earning more money shouldn't be only incentive for elite players - Arsene Wenger

After starting just two of his new club's first six Premier League games this term, he has been on the pitch at kick-off for all but one of the Gunners' last six top-flight outings, a sign that his period of adaptation is over. Earlier reports were not so encouraging, with James Olley of the London Evening Standard indicating negotiations had reached a stumbling block. [Full Article...]

Oklahoma WR Westbrook has concussion-like symptoms

A play before Mixon's long run, the Cowboys' Ben Grogan missed a 38-yard kick that would have cut Oklahoma's lead to one possession. However, and unfortunately for the Sooners' offense, it took a huge hit with the loss of wide receiver Dede Westbrook, who made an early exit with a concussion. [Full Article...]

Fiesta Bowl could be a QB showdown

The argument goes like this: Co-champs of the toughest division in college football, championship game winners of the best conference in football and the only team to beat No. Unfortunately, that loss to Penn State proved to hurt the Buckeyes in the Big Ten East, sending the Nittany Lions to the Big Ten Championship. The CFP is in year three of a 12-year television deal with ESPN . [Full Article...]

Committee picks Alabama, Washington, Ohio State and Clemson

While Penn State didn't get a spot in the College Football Playoff after rallying to beat Wisconsin in the conference title game on Saturday, there seems to be nothing but joy and celebration coming from the Nittany Lions as they prepare to face Southern Cal in the Rose Bowl on January 1. [Full Article...]

College football playoff teams announced

But expanded conferences and unbalanced schedules have created the greater likelihood of the best team in a league not winning its championship. For all the talk of Washington's weak non-conference schedule, which included Portland State and Idaho, they are in the playoff simply because they have fewer losses than Penn State, Oklahoma, and MI. [Full Article...]

Satisfied to have contributed to Australian victory - Travis Head

New Zealand players stretch during a New Zealand training session at Sydney Cricket Ground. Jimmy Neesham looks on during a New Zealand training session. Questioned about how Australia had approached preparing for the relatively unknown Ferguson, Smith said that ultimately it was crucial to do the fundamentals well regardless of a bowler's identity. [Full Article...]

Ohio St.-Clemson, Bama-Washington set for CFB playoff

Decades later, the debate rages on. In the first two seasons of the playoff, only conference champions were selected. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) celebrates his touchdown, during the second half of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game against Virginia Tech, Saturday, Dec. [Full Article...]

Giants Keep Browns Winless

We knew that he could still rush the passer with strength. And we also knew that his tackling appeared to be back. But let's face it, when you lose a couple digits, there has to be a concern about an ability to catch a football. Taylor also scored on a 7-yard run in helping keep Buffalo in the playoff hunt.The Bills (6-5) won for the second straight week when trailing at halftime after doing so ju... [Full Article...]

Australia wins toss, bats in series-opener vs New Zealand

Smith scored 164 from 157 balls, including four sixes and 14 boundaries, before he was out late after skying a catch from the bowling of Trent Boult to Colin Munro at mid-wicket. The good news for New Zealand is that they had one batsman who looked every bit as risky as Smith at the SCG , but unfortunately for them, Martin Guptill couldn't go quite as deep into the innings as Smith, and fel... [Full Article...]

Watson carries Clemson to ACC crown

Watson carries Clemson to ACC crown The Tigers would win, 42-35 and potentially clinch a spot in the College Football Playoff. Watson led the Tigers to their second straight ACC title Saturday night, and their second straight trip to the college football playoffs. Watson again beat a secondary that struggled all game long for a 30-yard completion to Deon Cain before scoring on the next play. The ACC moved the event to Orl... [Full Article...]

Southern California meets Penn State in 103rd Rose Bowl

But few teams made the strides Penn State did in 2016. The Buckeyes wins over Michigan, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Nebraska seem to outweigh the last second loss that the Buckeyes suffered at the hands of the Big Ten champion Penn State Nittany Lions. [Full Article...]

Coe ushers in fearless new world for IAAF

Coe ushers in fearless new world for IAAF German sportswear giant Adidas has ended its sponsorship agreement with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) three years early, the company said on Friday. The taskforce hoped to be able to identify a clear road map and timetable for RUSAF's reinstatement by February. "This is a good and historic day for our sport", Coe said, his mood noticeably lifted by the voting resu... [Full Article...]

Lynch to start for Broncos Sunday

As expected, Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch will be making his second career start at Jacksonville a little more than 100 miles away from where he grew up in Deltona, Fla. I want some more. He didn't need to, either, not against the self-destructing Jaguars. Demaryius Thomas led all receivers with 6 receptions for 61 yards. [Full Article...]

No. 1 Alabama romps past Florida 54-16 in SEC title game

No. 1 Alabama romps past Florida 54-16 in SEC title game The result was a 54-16 rout that positioned Alabama to go for its second consecutive national title and its fifth crown in the past nine years under coach Nick Saban. The SEC may have been the best conference by itself at one time, while Alabama is number one for now. "It's in special teams", Florida head coach Jim McElwain said. [Full Article...]

England beat Australia 37-21 to complete flawless year

England beat Australia 37-21 to complete flawless year Jones, who was on the losing side as Australia coach when England won the 2003 World Cup final, is delighted with the progress but says the current crop have a long way to go to match that led by Martin Johnson. But Jones, speaking after the match, said the Wallabies had been invited into England's dressing room for a drink he hoped would suit Australian tastes. [Full Article...]


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