They sat at home like the rest of us and watched the Penn State Nittany Lions take home the Big Ten Championship against 6th ranked Wisconsin. Alabama appears locked into the No. Ohio State knocked TCU and Baylor out of the playoff picture two years ago by winning the Big Ten championship game. The Buckeyes are the first team to reach the playoff in its three-year history without winning its conference.
Penn State was picked fourth in the Big Ten East in the preseason and 2-2 after an ugly loss at MI, prompting the athletic director to issue a public vote of confidence for third-year coach James Franklin. Penn State throttled the Hawkeyes at home, 45-14. Penn State won at Purdue, 62-24. "He's practiced all week long and he looks great", Franklin said at his pregame news conference.
Head of the IAAF Taskforce, Rune Andersen, reported that Russia's athletics federation (RusAF) has progressed towards satisfying the reinstatement conditions as of June. The reforms also give more governance power to the IAAF Executive Board, in nodding to the abuse of the presidency of disgraced former president Lamine Diack, who's now under investigation by French authorities on corruption and money-laundering charges.
But after just two plays, Cousins was sacked by defensive tackle Calais Campbell , and the ball fell out of Cousins' hands. Cousins completed 21 of his 37 passes, adding a touchdown pass and an interception. Washington's Dustin Hopkins missed an easy field goal attempt late in overtime in London against the Cincinnati Bengals. -Redskins WR DeSean Jackson vs.
The Crimson Tide maintained its spot at No. 1 in the College Football Playoff Rankings and will play a semifinal game against No. 4 Washington in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta. Wisconsin and Penn State will meet in the B1G Championship Game, kicking off at 7:00 PM Central on FOX. There's about a 0.001 percent chance that Ohio State drops out of the top four.
We suffered against a very good team. He entered at a key moment and, despite the difficulties of being out for so long, he gave us quality, vision and hard work. "There's a long way to go in the season, and we've been in worse situations". But since then it has thrived, winning nine of its last 11 games. "We could have closed the game out, we had it in our hands, but we have not achieved it", he said in quotes reported on the club's official Twitter feed.
De Grandhomme picked his first wicket, that of Azhar Ali, as the best of the six, and the Pakistani said conditions were ideal for the New Zealand medium pacer. Tailender Sohail Khan notched a career-best 40 off 39 balls, the highest score of the Test by any Pakistan player. In contrast, opening partner Raval recorded a fine double on debut, having top- scored with 55 in the first innings.
Russell Westbrook has been on an absolute tear through 18 games of his first season as the Oklahoma City Thunder's clear-cut alpha dog. ABOUT THE THUNDER (10-8): Westbrook joined Magic Johnson as the only players in history to post 15-assist triple-doubles on back-to-back days with Saturday's performance and is averaging 31.2 points, 11.1 assists and 9.9 rebounds.
Hes obviously somebody we know well but its his understanding of worldwide football and the development set-up at St. Georges Park that is important. "I had a desire to change some of the way we work in training and some of the meetings we held but also I wanted to keep a lot of continuity in the way players have been given time off and some of the culture around the team", he said.
But when Allardyce was forced out following one game in charge, Southgate had an unexpected chance to get a taste of coaching England for four games. Southgate said he believes he is qualified to fill a role previously occupied by veteran coaches Fabio Capello and Sven-Goran Eriksson despite his only previous first-team managerial role at Middlesbrough ending in 2009 after three years.
But the outcome was what Broncos fans wanted: The Navy fell 34-10 to Temple in the AAC championship game. An American title would have kept the Midshipmen in the running with Western Michigan for the Group of 5's New Year's Six berth in the Cotton Bowl and would have delayed bowls from selecting their schools until after the Army-Navy game.
Luck, who suffered a concussion on November 20 against the Tennessee Titans , was required to go through a full practice without restrictions and be cleared by a team physician before moving onto the final step of the concussion protocol. The difference this season is that Indy doesn't have a longtime veteran with Super Bowl experience to bail them out, so they need Luck to continue lining up, getting up and making plays over this final stretch.
Though Oakland still pulled out wins in both contests, their offense sputtered. Perhaps. But Derek Carr showed no ill effects of the ailment as the Raiders defeated the Panthers, and the Bills, meanwhile, have seen their red-zone defense go from tops in the National Football League to 19th over Buffalo's last five games.
We are playing very well at home. "Yesterday we worked really well and everybody was prepared. At half-time I could be face to face with the players and I trust my people, my assistants to pass the information on that we need". West Ham's Ashley Fletcher hopes his first goal for the club midweek will help cement his place in the starting eleven, and that there are many more goals to come.
The win also caps off an undefeated season as Alabama will go into the College Football Playoff as the top seed. Ohio State (11-1, 8-1 Big Ten ) dropped but still held onto its Top 4 seed at No. Such ball control and execution just doesn't happen to Alabama . Adapting? Yes. The Tide went on to score 16 unanswered points without even netting positive yards on offense.
It's the first Grey Cup win for Ottawa since 1976 and the Rough Riders. And he did it by shredding a Stampeders defence that was an integral part of the team that went 15-2-1 during the regular season. After trailing Ottawa 27-7 in the third quarter, Calgary had whittled the deficit to 33-30 late in regulation. Mitchell finished the game with 391 yards on 28-of-38 passing with two touchdowns.
Dalton had completions of 50, 44, 29, 23 and 21 yards as the Bengals scored on each of their first six possessions for a 29-0 lead, reinventing themselves with Green and running back Giovani Bernard sidelined by injuries. The Eagles came into the game determined to get to Dalton, but he wasn't sacked. "We just have to find ways to be better". They hadn't done that in their last 116 games.
Murray admitted he will struggle to produce his best in the final, adding: "Obviously I'm exhausted". But with the top ranking up for grabs the 29-year-old, who had lost 13 of his last 15 matches to the Serb, turned up the heat as the first set went on.
Despite the end result, it was City who began the game the more dominant of the two sides although Chelsea came close to taking the lead when John Stones - back in Pep Guardiola's starting line-up - headed the ball to Leroy Sane, whose subsequent clearance fell to Pedro.
Fifty! Parthiv Patel brings up his half-century in his comeback Test in Mohali . Finally he got the guts and the strength! Resuming the day at 78 for the loss of four, England were bowled out for 236 in their second innings, setting India 103 for a win.
They were gifted the opener after a costly error from centre-back Steve Cook , whose pass to goalkeeper Adam Federici was intercepted by Sanchez, but a failure to push on from the early breakthrough allowed the visitors back into the game.
Hillary Clinton's attorneys filed a motion Tuesday seeking to join the lawsuit, arguing the recount could affect her. An Arizona elections official at the Maricopa inserts ballots into a machine to recount the votes in the 5th Congressional District race Tuesday, Sept.
Koike proposed a review of the three venues, including the option of using existing venues rather than building new ones, based on recommendations by her panel for reviewing costs for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. In addition, the budget was submitted to KPMG, a "Big 4" accounting firm chosen by the City of Los Angeles to independently evaluate the budget. Bid chiefs said the LA 2024 plan would require "no surprises" and would benefit from more than 30 competition and non-competition ...
Davante Adams looked excellent, catching five passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns, while Jordy Nelson chipped in eight catches for 91 yards. The Packers didn't practice Friday but will be on the field Saturday, when McCarthy indicated Rodgers could do a little more work.
Cheika said England had played with a "conservative style" but were the premier side in the northern hemisphere. Saturday saw England beat Jones's native Australia 37-21 at Twickenham as they enjoyed their first unbeaten calendar year since 1992.
Kickoff will be Friday, Dec. 30 at 2:30 p.m. CST at Nissan Stadium. This will be Nebraska's 53rd bowl appearance, which is the third most appearances in the NCAA. "Our entire program is excited about representing the University of Tennessee at the Music City Bowl", Vols coach Butch Jones said. As a staff, we are looking forward to spending the additional practice time with this team and preparing for a strong performance.
Baltimore has won three of its last four to take control of the AFC North. Once upon a time , the Miami Dolphins looked destined for the cellar of the AFC. Adam Gase has turned this team around and they'll give Baltimore hell all day long. ABOUT THE RAVENS (6-5): Baltimore's second-ranked defense (297.8 yards per game) is led by linebacker Terrell Suggs, who recorded two sacks and two forced fumbles last week and three of each in the last three contests.
The Raiders are the surprise package of the AFC West and are besting the Kansas City Chiefs and the Denver Broncos in the race for the division title. He's caught 36 passes for 323 yards. Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is still recovering from an ugly finger injury he suffered on his throwing hand during the team's comeback victory over the Panthers on Sunday.
Asked about repercussions for Hamilton for ignoring team orders, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff was non-committal. Jackie Stewart says Lewis Hamilton is a "little ballerina", and the three-time F1 champion calls for Mercedes to punish Hamilton following his behavior during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Pac-12: If Washington loses, Colorado will be compared with two-loss champs from both the Big 12 and the Big Ten - not to mention two-loss MI - opening the door for the Wolverines and one-loss Ohio State to possibly finish in the top four .
Zidane also saved special praise for his defenders, and in particular captain and goalscorer Ramos. "We mustn't get carried away because there's still a long way to go in La Liga". Neymar cut inside before shooting over on 68 minutes before Iniesta fired into the side netting a minute later and two minutes after that Neymar saw another shot blocked.
Japan's Hideki Matsuyama, making the most of a hot putter, shot a five-under par 67 on Friday to match US Open champion Dustin Johnson for the lead at the Hero World Challenge. Woods lipped out a 25-foot birdie putt at 10 and settled for par, then made a tap-in birdie at the par-5 11th, another hole where he made bogey Thursday.
Nico had one aim, to win the championship, and that's it'. Reflecting on the reason as to why he was not surprised by Rosberg's retirement, the three-time world champion insisted that the former has won the F1 title for the first time in 18 years and, therefore, it was a right time to quit.
A team that has been awfully reliant on its defense, thanks to the bad play of Brock Osweiler , losing a key cog for this battle will nearly certainly lead to its demise in Green Bay . Yet here we are, the Packers entering yet another must-win game. Matthews injured his ankle against the Packers last week. Trailing 13-3 in the fourth quarter, the Packers rallied behind a 24-yard touchdown reception by Donald Driver from Brett Favre followed by a 39-yard Ryan Longwell field goal to tie ...
Woods tees off in the sixth of nine pairings at noon in Thursday s opening round alongside fellow American Patrick Reed , ending the longest layoff of his career after 466 days. "I would say probably the most I'm concerned about is trying to get a feel for the distance", Woods said. "I'm ready to go", Woods said. "It was a smart decision in the end to pull out of the tournaments".