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Navy, Western Michigan could put bowls on hold if CFP waits

Tickets are still available for the American Athletic Conference championship game. Might the committee under those circumstances select the Mountain West champion - Wyoming or San Diego State - for the Cotton Bowl berth, creating near-chaos as the bowl season approached? At the very least, a Navy win could have warranted a delay in the Cotton Bowl announcement until after Navy's game against rival Army next Saturday.

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Heisman finalists: Jackson, Watson, Peppers, 2 Sooners

That didn't stop Peppers from expressing delight at being chosen as one of the quintet invited to NY for the award ceremony December 10. On Saturday night, Watson was named Most Valuable Player in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Game for a second straight year after accounting for five touchdowns in a 42-35 win against Virginia Tech in Orlando, Florida.

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Liverpool's Roberto Firmino has £82.6m contract clause which blocks Arsenal transfer

According to the latest Football Leaks release, the Brazilian has an £82million release clause in his contract at Anfield which can be activated by any club in the world - other than the Gunners. It has been revealed recently that Firmino's deal with Liverpool may not be as secure. Firmino cost £29m from Hoffenheim a year ago and has proven a big hit under Klopp, particularly his link-up with the now injured Philippe Coutinho.

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Jaye Marie Green wins LPGA Tour Q-school

Jaye Marie Green of the United States won with an overall score of 13-under 347. The 22-year-old Green closed with a two-over 74 to finish at 13-under 347 at LPGA International. "I definitely wanted to win, I think that was a good goal for me", said Green. "I scored but in the end it only got me and the team one point". Aditi Ashok is now three-under for four rounds.

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'Milwaukee Bucks vs. Brooklyn Nets - 12/3/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction'

Green had 20 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists . Bojan Bogdanovic had 24 points to pace Brooklyn, which also got 19 from Sean Kilpatrick, 17 from Joe Harris and 13 from Brook Lopez . "I thought tonight was a ideal example of that". Milwaukee is easily the more balanced and backable bunch tonight in Brooklyn. The team lost Khris Middleton before the start of the season with a left hamstring injury that could sideline him for the entire year.

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Rodgers: Celtic growing in confidence in Europe

The Dutch defender has been linked with nearly every single contender in the Premier League for most of the year, as he has been one of the most prolific and solid defenders for Claude Puel's Southampton. Tonight's opponents, Celtic, travel to the Etihad Stadium hoping to secure their first win in the competition this term and will take inspiration from their dramatic 3-3 draw against City at Celtic Park in September.

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CFP rankings leave top 4 unchanged; Louisville tumbles

That puts a one loss Ohio State team in a hard spot, or a two loss MI. Lady luck is on Ohio State's side slightly as it gets to play the biggest game of the season at home against rival MI who might be without their starting quarterback. If Penn State beats Michigan State and Ohio State knocks off Michigan , Penn State will represent the East Division in the Big Ten title game. Tuesday's rankings didn't change at the top from last week .

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The Cleveland Browns are 0-12 and are becoming a Laughing Stock

The New York Giants (8-3) continued their playoff march, as they defeated the Cleveland Browns (0-12) at FirstEnergy Stadium. "The game got pretty tight". Browns quarterback Josh McCown made Pro Football Focus' list of the 10 worst players from Week 12 . Cleveland couldn't convert in a goal-to-go situation and had to settle for a 20-yard field goal with 1:43 to go to cut the lead to 7-3.

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Is Tiger Woods finally ready to make comeback?

Woods has not played on the PGA Tour since August 2015, having undergone surgeries in September and again in October of that year due to ongoing back problems. I can channel that energy into focus, aggression, a heightened feeling. "After 15 months of not competing, I'm sitting here in front of you guys with a different reality, because things have improved so much that I'm able to come back and do this again.

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Gasol, Grizzlies outlast Pelicans, 110-108 in double OT

Davis had 28 points (on 10-of-27 shooting) and 17 rebounds for the Pelicans. The Grizzlies announced that forward James Ennis , sidelined since straining his right calf at Charlotte on November 21, has begun non-contact, on-court basketball activities.

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Tiger Woods wants to play a full schedule in 2017, after comeback

I love it". "Today I had two sevens (double bogeys at six and 11) and another double banger at 18 (after his tee shot finished unplayable in a bush)". Woods is unlikely to see as much sand as he did this week since the Albany course is basically lined with waste areas instead of rough. "But somehow I was able to pull it off".

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Rosberg to stay involved with F1

He seems to be the most likely candidate to replace Rosberg, as he is a member of the Mercedes junior program. Mercedes has been the class of F1 since the turbo-hybrid era started in 2014, with its W05 and W06 Hybrids winning the constructors' championship each year and taking Lewis Hamilton to drivers' titles.

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Hamilton pulls out of testing with Mercedes

Is Hamilton sick with a bug, or just sick of Mercedes? Nico Rosberg celebrated his second place finish in Abu Dhabi with a handful of donuts, throwing up tyre smoke and putting down rubber as he whooped over the radio. However, Herbert believes Hamilton was right to employ the tactics he did to keep the race entertaining. "I have not made up my mind". I'm sure you'll understand this.

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Jackson, Watson likely to be among Heisman finalists

Mayfield and Westbrook are two of five finalists , along with Louisville's Lamar Jackson , Michigan's Jabrill Peppers and Clemson's Deshaun Watson . Despite a slow start while recovering from an injury, Westbrook totaled 17 touchdowns - 16 receiving and one on a punt return - and 1,465 receiving yards in 12 games.

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Donald Trump's deal-making skill to resolve Kashmir issue: Pence

His Majesty has congratulated Trump on winning the USA presidency and described the conversation in a recent TV interview as very fruitful. But Stephanopoulos countered by saying the study's author said there's still no evidence of widespread voter fraud .

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Cowboys blitzed and bruised Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford

What also showed up on this prime-time stage was the keen sense of preparation and sound game-day process that Zimmer has helped create in Minnesota. "I knew coming into this game it was going to be a tough match and I had to be on my "A" game", Bryant said .

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Jones changing England through evolution, not revolution

England's current winning sequence started at last year's World Cup where a "meaningless" success over Uruguay came after Australia had knocked the tournament hosts out earlier in the group stage. Australia hit back through prop Sekope Kepu, Joseph rounded off a brilliant year for England with his second try of the night. "It's all been pumped up and has no relevance at the end of the day because it's about the 23 best players and on this instance it was England ".

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Celtic will learn from Euro exit, says Rodgers

Messi will play for Barca after overcoming a sickness bug to make the trip to Glasgow. Barca progress to the last 16 as group winners. "No matter who plays, we know Barcelona are a very good side". Celtic's journey in the Champions League came to an end on Wednesday after a 2-0 defeat to the Spanish side, coupled with Borussia Monchengladbach's 1-1 draw with Manchester City , meant that they will finish bottom of their group.

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Woods 17th out of 18 players at Hero

The 14-time major victor, however, failed to continue his good form into the back eight and made a string of errors which included two double bogeys and a visit to the water hazard which saw him drop from four-under to one over to end the first day of the event just above the last place which was occupied by 2016 Olympics gold-medallist Justin Rose.

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These are the 2 most ridiculous Man United January transfer rumours

On Sunday against Everton, United again was leading 1-0 after Zlatan Ibrahimovic's 42nd-minute goal when Mourinho made another defensive substitution in the 85th, bringing on Marouane Fellaini for Henrikh Mkhitaryan. In the process, Mourinho becomes angered by a referee's decision and bemoans the team's luck after the game. "It's hard", said Koeman who made three excellent substitutions to rescue the point.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Wayne Rooney is 'perfect' and deserves more respect

Mkhitaryan, 27, has made just one start in the Premier League - in the 2-1 home defeat against Manchester City on September 10 - and one in the 4-0 Europa League defeat of Feyenoord on Thursday as he has struggled with fitness issues. On his European record, Rooney said: "It's a great feeling to score goals and to score goals for this club". "I think we should appreciate him for the player he is, what he did".

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Clemson to meet Ohio State in College Football Playoff semifinals

The Tigers (12-1) were No. 3 in the next-to-last College Football Playoff rankings and leapfrogged the Buckeyes after beating No. 18 Virginia Tech 42-35 in the ACC championship game . Bama has to done these 2 things and they have the game won. I've been a fan of the College Football Playoff format since its inception. Kickoff has not been announced, but it will be at either 3pm EST or 7pm EST, a ideal way to start your New Year's Eve celebrations .

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Pride at stake against Bayern, says Atletico's Simeone

Their position in the group will be of comfort to the manager and fans alike who have seen the side drop off the pace in La Liga and Saturday's goalless draw at home to Espanyol saw them remain nine points behind leaders Real Madrid. "Now we want a good performance", said Thiago. Their opponents on Tuesday night are also not having things their own way domestically with Bayern Munich sitting three points behind newly promoted RB Leipzig who top the Bundesliga.

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Nationals making progress on trade for Chris Sale

With the Sox looking to alter course from their pieced-together hopes for contention the last several years, it appears almost every player on their roster could be up for discussion in trade talks, including the five-time All-Star. Several teams that have interest in Sale were surveyed by ESPN's Jayson Stark, and the consensus was they'd be surprised if a Sale deal gets done at these meetings.

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NBA Wrap: Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder to victory

Russell Westbrook extended his streak of triple-doubles to six games, leading the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder to a 102-99 victory over the skidding Atlanta Hawks on Monday night. The Clipper bench struggled again - when Chris Paul , J.J. Westbrook finished with 28 points, 17 rebounds and 12 assists . Kyrie Irving added 24 points, his career-high 10th straight game with at least 20.

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National Football League moves time for Sunday's Saints-Bucs game

The improved play has aligned with the schedule getting softer, as the past six Lions games have featured five opponents ranked in the bottom eight in offensive DVOA. These advanced stats merely suggest that other areas of the game are more to thank for where the Lions are now than what the defense has done so far.

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Parthiv Patel retained in Indian squad for Mumbai Test

But with, England trailing 2-0 in the ongoing Paytm Test series against India, the skippers' future has come under the scanner. Jennings and Dawson are in the test squad for the first time, although Dawson made his Twenty20 debut in July and his one-day worldwide debut in September.

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Berry Saves the Day With Conversion Return, Chiefs Move to 9-3

But back to mother and son, with Berry adding, "I try to give her whatever. I take pride in a lot of things people take for granted so when opportunities come my way I cherish them and try to make the majority". They ran out the clock. However, you could also argue that paying Berry isn't just paying for a safety, it's paying for a playmaker. LIONS 28, SAINTS 13: In New Orleans, Matthew Stafford passed for 341 yards and two touchdowns.

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Matsuyama's streak reminiscent of Tiger's winning ways

Of course he will need to smooth out some of those rough edges and cut out the mistakes, but the bogeys are nothing to worry about when you previously hadn't played a tournament for 466 days. I played the par-4s quite frankly very bad. While he gave every indication that good stuff is at hand in the future, Woods knows there's plenty of work to do.

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Bills vs. Raiders: Rex Ryan's defense collapses in crucial loss (10 observations)

This will be the first time the Bills and Raiders have played each other since 2014. Known as mostly a special teams standout during his first nine seasons in the NFL, Alexander has emerged as a big-time pass rusher in Buffalo . The contrast between early game and late is staggering. Walford had three catches for 43 yards against Carolina, including a 14-yard catch on third-and-11, followed by a 12-yard TD on the tying drive in the fourth quarter.

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Washington could be the toughest test for Alabama's defense

The Crimson Tide will square off against No. 4 Washington in the national semifinal on New Year's Eve in the Georgia Dome. "It feels really good, but better when you're national champs", said Roger Flowers. By halftime, he was 17-for-26 for 184 yards and two touchdowns. Alabama was held to minus-7 yards in first quarter yet led 16-9. Now it's just a matter of whom the Tide will play.

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Alabama Still Owns The SEC

Now all Alabama has to do is sit back and wait. Saban said he's spoken with Kiffin about job possibilities and thinks the offensive coordinator is talented enough to land a head coaching position. Jordan Scarlett attempted to leap over the line on third-and-goal, but he never got off the ground. Florida gave up a late 36-yard return after a line-drive Johnny Townsend punt.

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Everton forward Bolasie to have knee surgery

Scans on Monday revealed that Bolasie has damaged his anterior cruciate ligament and will now have an operation to fix the damaged area before commencing rehab. "Come back stronger, Yannick", tweeted Everton , without saying how long he might be out of action for. Bolasie's injury provides further headaches for manager Ronald Koeman, with the summer signing having recorded a goal and four assists among an underwhelming Everton attack.

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Penn State misses College Football Playoff final four

Some sort of lightbulb must have gone off in the heads of Hawkeye football players after their crushing 41-14 loss to Penn State in Week 10. Penn State capped off an unbelievable season by rallying from a 21-point deficit to beat Wisconsin 38-31 in the Big Ten Championship game on Saturday night.

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Russell Westbrook Now Averaging Triple Double for the Year

With 27 points, 18 rebounds and 14 assists against the New York Knicks in a 112-103 win Monday, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is now averaging a triple-double and doing so later in the season than any player has since Oscar Robertson in 1963-64.


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