Or maybe Virginia Tech should be, since the Hokies won at Pittsburgh. It crushed ranked Washington State. As they say, you can't win a national championship in September. Be careful what you wish for. The Buffaloes had an incredible turnaround this season, which saw head coach Mike MacIntyre earn the Pac-12 Coach of the Year award.
Claiming this 37-21 loss, Australia's second-largest margin of defeat against England of all time, was no more bitter a pill to swallow than any other loss this year, Cheika was instead reflective on the year that was. "We want to be at our best that night, we've got 1020 days". "Well deserved, I think we've worked really hard". "We were probably missing seven influential players and Australia were probably at full strength".
However, the hosts were left to rue huge missed chances from Neymar and Lionel Messi before Ramos's late leveller snatched a point. "It's a long race and the one who reaches the end as the best will be the victor". In the first half we saw two good teams trying to control the ball, an equal duel without real chances, with a lot of tension and evenness. Though Madrid are still in command of the title race, Pique believes Barca can replicate what they achieved in Luis Enrique's maiden ...
The Nittany Lions fell to Pitt, which also beat Clemson this season, and to MI, which the committee ranked No. 6. Yes, the Buckeyes had to eke out wins over Northwestern and Michigan Sate, but a win is a win, right? They could have easily emphasized PSU's having more strong wins rather than the Nittany Lions' having an additional loss, but they went the Washington way instead...
He leaves behind a shredded reputation in Chicago , suspended by the team last summer after he flew into a rage and cut up retro uniforms that club was supposed to wear. Given his financial status, Sale "was controllable and projected to be damn good going forward, and it's tough to give that up", Hahn said. "At the same time, we have to be realistic about where we are and the likelihood of, with this current group, getting to where we want to be".
The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide will face off with the No. 4 Washington Huskies in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga., on Saturday, Dec. Their early season loss to Pitt does not look as bad as it once did since the Panthere are now ranked (No. 25) and they beat No. 3 Clemson . TCU lost to another Top 10 team in Baylor.
Third downs killed us. Coming out of the break, the Colts faced 3rd-and-goal at the Pittsburgh 1-yard line. Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh offense wasn't quite the well-oiled machine as in past meetings, but it was good enough. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin likens the season to a moving train that stops for no one. But those yards came at a steep cost, as Hilton was blasted by safety Mike Mitchell and left the game temporarily with a lower back injury.
In 2013, Borussia Dortmund's Gabon global clocked 3.7 seconds in a 30-meter training run - eight hundredths of a second faster than Bolt over the same distance during the Jamaican's Berlin 100-meter world record sprint seven years ago. Bolt said retirement at the age of 31 was wholly acceptable. "If you leave track and field and put weight on and pretty much do no form of running, then to come back two years from that and to compete again, it's not going to be the same".
The University of Texas fired Charlie Strong earlier Saturday. It will be interesting to see if Herman brings any coaches from Houston with him. Still, Herman remained a hot name, and Strong confirmed that he expects Texas to succeed next year without him around.
In the other quarterfinal match on Wednesday, Southampton beat a largely second-string Arsenal team 2-0 thanks to first-half goals by Jordy Clasie and Ryan Bertrand at Emirates Stadium. Mourinho said: "We know the reason we bought him and were waiting for his reputation". Mourinho received a one-match ban and an £8,000 fine for that incident.
England completed the year with a flawless winning record after overcoming Australia 37-21 in rugby at Twickenham on Saturday. Leading 16-13 after an excellent first-half display, Australia were unable to continue after halftime as Eddie Jones' side stormed to a 37-21 victory to secure a 14th successive win and remain unbeaten in 2016.
Minnesota failed to cover the ensuing onside kick and Dallas kneeled it out as the Vikes fell to 6-6 as their playoffs hopes dimmed a bit after a 5-0 start to the season. the best athletes step up their game in hard matchups-actually, I don't know if that's technically even true... all I'm trying to say is that you can expect Elliott to play well next week, despite the less-than-ideal matchup.
Kiffin and Orgeron remain close after working together in previous locales, and Kiffin is sure to sit high on Orgeron's list of candidates should he choose to leave Nick Saban's program without a head coaching contract in hand. This will be Orgeron's second stint as a full-time head coach, as he helmed Ole Miss from 2005-07. But he never had a winning season with the Rebels, going 10-25.
The play marked the third straight game that David had helped force a turnover, and marked the second time David has scored a defensive touchdown in his National Football League career. They travel to North Carolina to take on the Panthers next Sunday. Tandy got in front of a pass to Dontrelle Inman along the right sideline and picked it off.
He's gained 1,285 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground and is an able receiver, catching 28 passes for 322 yards and one unbelievable 83-yard touchdown (watch here). That doesn't appear to be any sure thing, either, although the Giants are in control of their own destiny for the No. 1 wild-card spot. They remain the only team to beat the Cowboys this season, although given how rapidly things change in the National Football League from game to game, comparing Week 1 with Week 14 might as well ...
Murray dethroned Djokovic after 122 weeks as world No.1 in November and then cemented the position by beating him in the final of the ATP World Tour Finals. Though the pair spent just three years together, Djokovic racked up a career's worth of history, prize money and titles in that span. Djokovic lost in the US Open final to Stan Wawrinka.
After 14 matches under David Moyes United had 22 points. It's not the first time United's problems in the post-Ferguson era have been dumped on his doorstep and it probably won't be the last time either. Results and results, and your point total is your point total, no matter how Mourinho tries to spin that. While the numbers United are recording for the aforementioned stats would be good enough to challenge for the top four, they find themselves a long way off City and with fewer goals ...
Cousins completed 21 of 30 passes, three for touchdowns, for 375 yards. Late in the fourth quarter of the Washington's 42-24 thrashing of the Green Bay Packers Sunday night, thousands of fans who remained to courageous the chilly wind at FedEx Field joined in unison to chant, "We want Dallas!" Cousins shouted twice at Scot McCloughan before rubbing the GM's hair.
But his unbeaten run of 565 balls - spanning three innings - ended when he was out for 12, caught in the gully as he drove at a full ball from Starc. It was a massive blow for the Proteas' hopes of posting a defendable target for Australia to chase down in the fourth innings.
Reading between the lines, Kubiak is getting Lynch ready to start again this week at Tennessee. He said he was eager to earn his first win, and boy, do the Broncos need him to get one. "That's my whole premise in going out there is letting them know I'm a problem and you let this problem go and now you have to deal with me". "Whatever it takes to get those, we are going to do it".
The announcement was made on ESPN's Monday Night Countdown. For the first 24 years, Clemson never had a finalist reach the Big Apple. Others were Josh Heupel (2000), Jason White (2003 and 2004) and Adrian Peterson (2004). OU won its 10th Big 12 title under head coach Bob Stoops. In many ways, it's hard to argue against Westbrook, who was arguably the best receiver in the country this season.
Celtic, who made just the one change compared to City's nine, started as if determined to treat their final European outing of the season as more than a dead rubber. Fighting broke out among several supporters in the 73rd minute of the 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium before being contained by a heavy security presence.
Sale joins a rotation that already boasts this year's Cy Young victor Rick Porcello and previous recipient David Price . The Red Sox finally acquiesced on Tuesday, sending along a package that includes uber-prospect Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech, a right-hander who easily tops 100 miles per hour with his fastball.
New Zealand's prime minister, John Key, surprised the country on Monday by announcing he would resign next week, citing a desire to spend more time with his family. Supporters say English has managed the economy exceptionally well under Key and would make for a steady hand as leader. "That was the notion that everyone could become Prime Minister given the opportunity, no matter how humble their family background or financial circumstances".
Seattle is a very tough place to play, and those fans are going to remember that the Panthers eliminated them last season. The loss of center Justin Britt, having an All-Pro caliber season by some estimation, definitely hurt. Russell Wilson had a horrid day as he went just 17-for-33 through the air for 151 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. Furthermore, even if against Tampa he didn't have the best of days, he still managed to notch up 80 yards, showing his danger in so many areas ...
If the opponent can't string together first downs, they can't get into field goal range so easily. The Detroit Lions defeated the Minnesota Vikings 16-13 in the Lions' 77th Thanksgiving Day Game. Slay is the biggest differencemaker. That's up 5 percent from the 13.7 overnight rating for the early game a year ago, when the Lions beat the Eagles in a blowout.
Pat McAfee had a terrific punt when he managed to get the punt off and pinned deep in Jets territory. Soon, the Colts were up 24-3 - after Allen scored his third touchdown of the first half. Nowhere is this seen with more clarity than how cheaply the tickets are going for the game. The former Stanford star has accounted for 2,827 yards, 19 touchdowns, and eight interceptions, while completing 62.9% of his passes for a passer rating of 94.0.
Mike Pennel of the Green Bay Packers has been suspended without pay for the team's next four games for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Pennel's appeal, scheduled for Tuesday was postponed. The Packers could call up rookie tackle Brian Price from the practice squad to fill the vacancy; Price was brought up for one game early this season and was later released and placed back on the practice squad after clearing waivers.
Warning that "we can not let this happen again", Coe said too much power had been concentrated in too few hands under Diack, now facing corruption and money-laundering charges in France. "But it is a good day and there is now a whole heap more work to do to make sure that we drive on into a far better future", he added. The IAAF wants the so-called integrity unit launched by April.
Minnesota failed to cover the ensuing onside kick and Dallas kneeled it out as the Vikes fell to 6-6 as their playoffs hopes dimmed a bit after a 5-0 start to the season. Then came a 17-15 home loss to the Cowboys on Thursday night when the Vikings rallied valiantly in the absence of Head Coach Mike Zimmer, who underwent emergency eye surgery - his third procedure since November 1 - the night before.
It started nearly immediately too, as they marched to the Chiefs' 10 on their next drive and made a decision to go for it on fourth-and-1 instead of kicking a field goal. He certainly did, frustrating Atlanta's star quarterback in the process. Berry also intercepted a pass earlier in the game and returned it for a touchdown.
For a position that places so much stress on the knees, one ACL tear could mean a move to first base or a corner outfield spot. After undergoing Lasik surgery last offseason, Ramos broke out in a big way in 2016, the final year of his contract, hitting a career-best.307 while posting career highs in hits (148), doubles (25), home runs (22) and RBI (80).
Dutch forward Virgil Misidjan scored in the 15th minute and Brazilian forward Wanderson made it 2-1 in the 68th, shortly after Edinson Cavani had leveled for PSG. Back PSG to see off Ludogorets 3-0 this Tuesday at 11/2 with bet365. Natanael's curling cross from the left was met emphatically by Misidjan's downward header.
Last week in Abu Dhabi, nobody took his father's words seriously. NIKI LAUDA, Mercedes' non-executive chairman, on the difficulty of replacing world champion Nico Rosberg. "We certainly need a driver for the first test of the new auto in February", Lauda Lauda told BBC 5 Live's Sportsweek. "We certainly need a driver for the first test of the new vehicle in February but I can assure you it will happen earlier because whoever it is we have to train them on the simulator, train him into the ...
Woods made 24 birdies for the week, more than any player in the field other than victor Hideki Matsuyama. It was not the story book return for the 14-time major victor but being able to swing the club pain-free for a whole tournament would have come as a massive relief.