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Impact of Washington's Dominant Performance on the College Football Playoff

Although all three teams are playing for a chance to win their conference this weekend and also have two losses, it's impossible to envision a scenario where any of them can make it to No. Pac-12 championship game: No. 4 Washington 41, ?No. 8 Colorado 10? On the flip side, it probably doesn't matter what happens between No. 9 Oklahoma and No.

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After bashing from Brees, Rams' defense regroups for Brady

This is the third back surgery of Gronkowski's career. The only good news is that Gronkowski has battled various injuries all season, so they've grown, to an extent, used to playing without him. Gronkowski did not make his season debut until Week 4 due to a hamstring injury, but he took off once quarterback Tom Brady returned from a season-opening four-game suspension.

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Ramos strikes in 90th as Madrid draws 1-1 at Barcelona

Luis Enrique was disappointed to have let victory, and the chance to cut the league deficit to three points, slip away from Barcelona - after his team were held to a 1-1 draw with La Liga leaders Real Madrid . "The team has done well but we must not get carried away". With Modric getting plenty of help to keep Messi from scoring for a sixth consecutive " clasico ", the visitors ventured out for a goal attempt just before halftime through Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Sooners WR Westbrook not expected to return

The rain meant simplified duty for quarterback Baker Mayfield - who announced after the game that he'll return in 2017 for his senior season - but his elusiveness on broken plays terrorized the Cowboys in the first half. "The only thing that we can control is how we play Saturday", Gundy said. That is the same number of games they have lost at home in 18 seasons under head coach Bob Stoops.

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College Football Playoff Musings

They're 0-3 in Big Ten road games, have had 20 different starters and fielded nine freshmen. Alabama, Ohio State , Michigan and Clemson are pegged as the CFP committee's top four teams, and Washington , Wisconsin and Penn State - all of whom are two-loss teams - are ranked No.

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Brock Osweiler Speaks on That Annoying Green Laser Pointer From MNF

On the other hand, Houston's defense, led by defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney, stifled Oakland's offense thought the whole game. With the defense anxious about Amari Cooper as a receiver out of the backfield in the flat, Olawale got downfield and caught a deep throw from Carr.

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Manchester United sweep past West Ham, Arsenal ousted by Southampton

To ensure his choices were vindicated, Martial and Mkhitaryan played key roles as the Red Devils put in one of the most accomplished performances of their season so far. United had drawn 1-1 with West Ham in the Premier League on 27 November to fall 11 points behind leaders Chelsea in the standings. Mourinho stressed Schweinsteiger holds the power given he is under contract at Old Trafford until 2018, but praised the midfielder's attitude since returning to first-team contention.

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Tarasenko's hat trick leads Blues over Lightning

That patience has paid off of late. The Blues host Winnipeg on Saturday, while the Lightning return home to play Washington on Saturday. This is the first meeting of the season between Tampa Bay and Washington. "I'm not going to sit here and say we deserved to win the game". Sometimes you've just got to ride out these types of games. St. Louis has won its last five at home against the Lightning, who last won in St.

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Bills' LeSean McCoy, Sammy Watkins Week 12 Status Updates

Their best option in my opinion though, would be to try and get the ball to recently acquired free agent Justin Hunter. We're not going to overdo him on the practice field. As insane as it seems, the 75-yard touchdown run was the longest of LeSean McCoy's career and it was quite impressive. "It was ideal how it played out", McCoy said.

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Manchester City have steel to win title, says Raheem Sterling

The weekend's Premier League fixtures begin with Manchester City hosting Chelsea in a battle for the division's summit - we preview Manchester City's predicted line-up. Chelsea have lost six of their last eight games away to Man City in all competitions, with their only win coming courtesy of a Branislav Ivanovic strike in February 2014.

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Gareth Southgate: Getting England job is just the start for me

Aside from the players' off-the-field culture, Southgate was quizzed about the sex abuse scandal engulfing the English game, including whether his employer - the Football Association - has a grip on the issue and whether he would encourage players to come forward with their own personal experiences.

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Trigger-happy Florida Panthers sack Gerard Gallant

A Jack Adams Award finalist for National Hockey League coach of the year last season when the Panthers set franchise records for wins (47) and points (103) by winning the Atlantic Division, Gallant was a popular figure in the Florida locker room and throughout the organization.

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Hamilton tactics 'in the past' - Rosberg says Mercedes should move on

It's just an unbelievable feeling to think I have achieved that childhood dream and I am World Champion. Wolff is contemplating taking disciplinary action against Hamilton, victor of 10 races this year for the team but who lost out on the title to Rosberg by five points.

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[Photos & Videos] Chelsea Players Celebrate In Changing Room After Beating Spurs

Mauricio Pochettino's side are not in good form at the moment, and they do need to start picking up positive results soon in order to not fall further behind behind league leaders Chelsea . "We don't want to stop now, ' said Hazard ". Chelsea manager, Antonia Conte, says Victor Moses "is a good player" who deserves his moment in the spotlight.

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Texans not benching Brock Osweiler for Tom Savage

The Packers aren't exactly setting the woods on fire this season either, as they are suffering through a frustrating year, but the way Houston is playing, you have to figure with the game being at Lambeau Field in Green Bay next Sunday that the Texans will probably drop to 6-6.

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Kevin Durant scores 39 as Warriors fall to Rockets in double-overtime

But it also diced up any traditional big the Warriors put in the game. After putting up 41 points, 15 assists and seven rebounds against Cleveland on November 1, Harden followed that up with 30 points, 15 assists and six rebounds in a win over the Knicks.

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Chelsea extend lead at top of table after win at Manchester City

The weekend's Premier League fixtures begin with Manchester City hosting Chelsea in a battle for the division's summit - we preview Manchester City's predicted line-up. 'Guardiola is trying to match them [Chelsea],' he said. MORE: Get TREBLE the odds on any sports bet. "In the games where it doesn't look like there's going to be a goal he comes out of the blue".

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MI vs. Ohio State is most expensive ticket this season

If Washington loses this week, the Pac 12 will have a tough time getting a team into the playoff (since another win over WSU wouldn't help the Buffs very much). Wisconsin will continue being rewarded for that unless another two-loss teams proves worthy to hop them. Penn State moved up one spot to No. 7 in the latest CFP rankings on Tuesday night.

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Barcelona v Real Madrid, La Liga 2016/17

Ronaldo lashed an ambitious effort high and wide before Suarez broke the deadlock in the 53rd minute when he headed Neymar's free-kick past Navas. But Ramos, as he does so often, came up with a goal when it mattered most. 3, 2016. Sergio Ramos powered in the resulting delivery from Luka Modric in the 90th minute to snatch a 1-1 draw for Zinedine Zidane's side and hand Barcelona their third draw in a row.

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Tottenham simply must sign a striker in January - and here's why

They did not need as many chances. "It's been a good opportunity to see the bigger picture and analyse everything". "The manner in which it went, getting behind, having to try to take chances, makes us all in the moment feel frustrated and angry but now we know that there" s a lot to play for in the next five or six matches .

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Navy loss leaves Western Michigan positioned for Cotton Bowl

After its season was on the brink in mid-October, Temple completed its turnaround with a 34-10 victory over Navy in the American Athletic Conference championship game in Annapolis, Md. But the Midshipmen's loss should make things more straightforward Sunday. A win for the Midshipmen would mark its first conference championship in its 136-year history- being that the team was independent before joining the AAC last season.

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Gabbidon - Wales must act quick to cap Liverpool sensation Woodburn

Woodburn became the youngest ever Liverpool goalscorer in the 2-0 victory at Anfield on Tuesday night, but Klopp said the 17-year-old needs to stay grounded. His strike breaks previous record, held by Michael Owen , by nearly 100 days. "We know what Ben is capable of", Klopp said. "So that means when he's on the pitch he's absolutely allowed to score goals, to prepare situations, to make crosses - how Trent [Alexander-Arnold] did, for example".

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Big 12 de facto title game this week, year before real thing

All of those teams already have the minimum of six wins that are needed for bowl eligibility, though a handful of extra spots will be available because there won't be enough six-win teams to fill the 80 postseason slots. SEC), Liberty (vs. SEC), Cactus (vs. Pac-12) and Armed Forces (vs. Navy). Westbrook caught four passes for 111 yards before being knocked out of the game on a crushing hit by Oklahoma State safety Jordan Sterns.

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Try to focus on title game _ not playoff

They never lost their game-to-game focus, even after suffering back-to-back one-touchdown losses to MI and Ohio State and a run of injuries at tailback and linebacker. The blocked field goal in the fourth quarter against Ohio State changed Penn State's season. Lose, and the dream of resolving unfinished business in January is over for Deshaun Watson and Co.

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Tiger Woods roars back on Day 2 at Hero World Challenge

Only four players have won multiple majors after turning 41 - Old Tom Morris with three 1860s British Opens and Harry Vardon, Julius Boros and Woods pal Mark O'Meara with two each. US President-elect Donald Trump tweeted before the round began. Woods impressed on Albany's outward nine for the third day running as he birdied four of the first five holes to get within two shots of the lead, but a wayward driver hampered his progress after the turn and he carded his second double-bogey of the ...

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Miami Dolphins vs. Baltimore Ravens

Ryan Tannehill has a passer rating of 104.7 over the course of the winning streak, with nine touchdowns and just one interception. Can the Dolphins find Seventh Heaven in Baltimore? When you do that you want certain production from yourself and everybody.

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Jim Delligatti, inventor of the McDonald's Big Mac, dies at 98

But the lure of the double beef burger and that tangy sauce paid off, and having spread to Delligatti's 47 stores, it went on sale nationally in 1968. It was originally given the name of "The Big Mac Super Sandwich". Fast food isn't traditionally associated with healthy eating though. Notably, today his brilliant initiative had set the fast food giant on a profitable and long running path in offering a better selection on its menu, rather than sticking to the basic soft drinks, fries, ...

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Gronk is out of surgery and already walking in new Instagram video

FILE - In this November 13, 2016, file photo, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski looks on before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass . Rob has always been one of our hardest workers and was voted captain for the leadership he provides our team. He has had ankle and knee surgery once, three operations on his forearm, and two previous back operations.

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New York Giants know they need to get better

Victor Cruz had another big reception down the sideline, 37-yarder, his only catch of the day.Beckham took a punt to the house on an incredible return but it was called back when Mark Herzlich was flagged for holding.Eli Apple battled another former Buckeye, WR Terrelle Pryor , Sr., most of the day.

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What's Hot and What's Not from this weekend in the Premier League

Just three points separating first and fourth place in the league, but Hazard feels there are only two teams that can actively challenge the Stamford Bridge club for the title. "It's good", he said. Conte has been fortunate to an extent in that he rides on a system suited to two attacking players, Pedro and Victor Moses , who had previously looked as if they were surplus to requirements.

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LeBron James is Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of Year

The others were Dwyane Wade (2006), Tim Duncan and David Robinson ('03), Michael Jordan (1991), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1985) and Bill Russell (1968). But to do his legacy any justice, let's use this moment as a call to action to all professional athletes to educate ourselves, explore these issues, speak up, use our influence and renounce all violence and, most importantly, go back to our communities, invest our time, our resources, help rebuild them, help strengthen them, help change them.

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Australia vs South Africa 3rd Test: 5 talking points

Usman Khawaja, a stylish lefthander of undoubted talent, has been in and out of the Australian lineup since 2011. The Australians were coasting until Warner was run out and Usman Khawaja, who scored 145 in a first innings that spanned three days - was trapped lbw with the total on 64.

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Horner says Mercedes was 'naive' in Abu Dhabi

Hamilton stood in the corner sipping water as Vettel - himself a four-time F1 champion - smiled and congratulated Rosberg. Notably, the three-time world champion's contract with his German constructors ends in 2018. However, a spokesman for the team made it clear there would be no knee-jerk reaction. The turning point, as he explained on Sunday in a floodlit Abu Dhabi paddock, came in Texas last October on the day Hamilton clinched his third title and tossed a cap in his team mate's ...

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Protestors Question Why Killer of Unarmed Black Man Isn't in Custody

He was named Louisiana's "Mr. Football" in 2006, and The Times-Picayune newspaper named him the male high school athlete of the decade in 2009. In response to the criticism, the sheriff said at a news conference that "external influences will not motivate this office one way or another as to how we are going to conduct this investigation strategically".

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Tiger Woods holes out from bunker at the Hero World Challenge

Woods is now six shots behind the leaders Dustin Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama. Five-time Challenge champion Woods was flawless at the start, finding fairways easily and making a two-foot birdie putt at the par-4 opening hole and a four-footer for birdie at the par-3 second.


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