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It's Alabama vs. Washington, Clemson vs

College Football Playoff chair Kirby Hocutt told ESPN Washington's one loss weight differently than Penn State's two losses. That group will release the four-team bracket to decide this year's national champion, and it's a lock that Alabama will be the No.

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Robert Griffin III Will Start For Browns On Sunday

I guarantee you that. They will recall Griffin for the visit of a Bengals team that have notched up a 4-7 record so far. "He's everything you want in a first-round pick. "The QB is playing well". "Pacman Jones and Dre (Kirkpatrick)... they're a good football team". Despite their struggles, the Browns continue to play hard - a testament to Jackson.

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Doubles win gives Croatia the edge over Argentina in Davis Cup final

Captain Daniel Orsanic was the mastermind behind the success, selecting the best of what was available for each series and making sure the group was ahead of individuals in each of the four victories against Poland, Italy, Great Britain and Croatia.

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Police identify 4 people in unruly Penn State victory crowd

The decision, as with other years past, is sure to create controversy. Now, technically speaking, there are 10 FBS conferences, each of which crowns a champion at the end of every football season. The Nittany Lions still have the better resume even if Ohio State wins the Big Ten title with two losses and an even better loss because of how highly ranked Ohio State was to begin the season.

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The Broncos Squandered a Win Against the Chiefs on Sunday Night

But like an attention-seeking Facebook relationship status, it's complicated. Considering the Broncos were unlikely to get the ball back and McManus connected regularly from beyond 60 yards in practice, Broncos coach Gary Kubiak made a decision to go for the lengthy field goal.

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IOC approves venues for 5 new sports in 2020 Tokyo Games

The International Olympic Committee has made a decision to extend the provisional sanctions imposed on Russian Federation over allegations of widespread doping. The former French judge heading an International Olympic Committee investigation into Russian doping stepped down on Tuesday, three days before the release of a new report into systematic cheating at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.

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Prosecutors considering murder charges after Oakland fire warehouse kills 36

She said it appears there was no fire-suppression or fire alarm system in the building. "It's too early to speculate on anything", O'Malley said. Though Almena was renting space in the warehouse to multiple people, mostly young artists, city officials have said the building was not up to code and was not zoned for residential living.

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Back to the Ducks? Chip Kelly's succinct answer

OR fired Kelly's successor, Mark Helfrich, on Tuesday after four seasons and a 37-16 record. This year, OR went 4-8, gave up over 50 points four times in conference play, and now ranks as the third-worst defense in FBS per those same Football Outsiders rankings.

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Packers finish off Texans in 4th

The wide receiver did a snow angel in the end zone after a sliding, 9-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter that gave the Packers a 7-0 lead. "I mean we got two wins", Cobb said. However, Ryan Griffin lost a very costly fumble for them. "We've just got to figure out a way to finish drives", O'Brien said. And while Montgomery has been effective - he had five carries for 35 yards in the drives - he's not built for the heavy-duty, between-the-tackles running game that is needed in ...

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Cubs get closer Davis, Nats trade 3 young pitchers for Eaton

Will the Nationals sign either? Eaton played mostly right field in 2016 but has played more games in center field throughout his career. It's theoretically possible two of those guys could become everyday starters for a long time in Major League Baseball, and Dunning's an advanced college pitcher who could make his way to Chicago fairly soon at the back of their rotation or in some bullpen role.

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Seahawks' Earl Thomas Has 'No Shot' Of Returning This Season

Thomas, 27, had just missed the first start of his National Football League career the previous week due to a hamstring injury, and Carroll said he was not surprised by his comment following the team's win. Steven Terrell , who played the final 41 of Sunday night's 58 defensive snaps at free safety, will replace Thomas there this Sunday at Green Bay (6-6) and beyond.

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Liverpool to Face Southampton in League Cup Semi-Final

It was not good enough and we paid for that. We were not incisive enough in the first half. We have some examples at our club with Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Chambers, but don't forget they've also produced top quality players like Gareth Bale, Adam Lallana and of course others.

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Buffalo Bills lose composure, lack confidence in meltdown against Oakland Raiders

For the day, Murray rushed for 82 yards , adding 23 yards via the air. His yards per completion, yards per game and quarterback rating are also down from previous year. The experience this team has built in multiple fourth quarter comebacks allowed Oakland to overcome its first deficit of 15 or more points since the Raiders beat the Colts in a 21 point comeback in 2000.

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Southgate overcomes own misgivings to land England job

Pictures of a blurry-eyed Rooney drinking in England's hotel, The Grove, surfaced last month. England manager Gareth Southgate confirmed Wayne Rooney will remain captain on Thursday (Dec 1) as he faced the media for the first time since his permanent appointment.

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Vikings' special teams falters with coordinator Priefer subbing for Zimmer

Dak Prescott struggled badly in this game. Prescott finished with 139 yards passing and 1 touchdown, along with 37 rushing yards. LOCKED OUT: Vikings punter Jeff Locke has been enjoying a career-best season in his fourth year with the team, but he slumped badly in this game with a 16-yarder, a 25-yarder and a 33-yarder that led to a field goal.

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Guardiola speaks out over Man City move for Barcelona favourite

Pep Guardiola echoes Jose Mourinho's statement on having Lionel Messi finish his career at Barcelona in a recent press event on Friday. Speculation continues to link the five-time Ballon d'Or victor with Manchester City, even though former Barca boss Guardiola spoke on Friday of his desire to see Messi remain at Camp Nou for the rest of his playing days .

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Chapecoense awarded Copa Sudamericana

Chapecoense have officially been awarded the Copa Sudamericana by CONMEBOL after most of their team died in the fatal plane crash en route to the first leg of the Copa Libertadores final in Colombia. An official investigation into the cause of the crash has been opened and footballers from across the world have offered to play for Chapecoense. Arena Conda is a 22,000-seater.

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6 instant observations from the Patriots 22-17 victory over the Jets

And the Patriots' visit to North Jersey on Sunday was originally scheduled for "Sunday Night Football" but flexed out of the spot after it became abundantly clear that Bill Belichick's team is likely on its way to its eighth-straight AFC East crown and 13th in 14 years, while the Jets have been flying without fuel for most of the season and will be missing the postseason party for a sixth consecutive campaign.

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International Olympic Committee prolongs sanctions against Russian Federation

Tokyo's estimated costs have ballooned in the face of construction costs that have soared since the city launched its bid for the Olympics in 2011 and secured the Games in 2013. The International Paralympic Committee imposed an entire ban on Russian athletes for the Paralympics. International Olympic Committee medical director Richard Budgett said re-tests for Beijing were now finished due to a statute of limitation but he said he expected more positive tests from the London Games to emerge ...

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Tottenham needed 'a big victory' - Pochettino

They didn't shoot and they didn't create chances. "I had a couple of chances towards the end where the keeper pulled off a good save and then a couple of exhausted finishes, you could say, but I'm happy with the two goals and the most important thing is the three points".

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Liverpool defeated in historic comeback, Manchester United held with late penalty

However, the Cherries scored thrice in the final quarter, which included Nathan Ake's victor in the third minute of stoppage time to help Bournemouth seal three points. Klopp said his side gave the points away although he was surprisingly sanguine about the outcome. We opened the door and they ran through and scored some wonderful goals.

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Jurgen Klopp talks January plans Philippe Coutinho injury news

The Brazilian was substituted in the first half of the Reds' 2-0 victory over Sunderland on Saturday and underwent a scan at Spire Hospital in Liverpool on Monday afternoon. That has lead to reports that Jurgen Klopp will look to plug the gap in his side by making another firm bid for Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic.

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Deshaun Watson named Heisman finalist for second straight season

The junior quarterback from Clemson has thrown for 3,914 yards and 37 touchdowns this season while rushing for 529 yards and six scores. When the two met on October 1 at Clemson, Watson threw for 306 yards and five touchdowns, ran for 91 and was picked off three times.

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City and Blues charged after mass brawl

Agüero's offence was effectively his second dismissal of the season after he served a three-match ban for violent conduct, issued retrospectively after he was adjudged to have elbowed West Ham's Winston Reid in August. "When you play well there is nothing more you can do". And as stingy as Chelsea have been this season, City created numerous opportunities to add to their lead given to them though a Gary Cahill own goal.

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Kohli accused of ball tampering, ICC rubbishes

To me, a newspaper article doesn't matter over the ICC's decision. "He's played enough cricket to understand this kind of situation". Kumble had on Thursday dismissed the allegations saying, "First of all, I don't want to react to any report that is there in the media".

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Cowboys Clinch; Patriots, Raiders Still Fighting For Top Seed

Well this year, all that great young talent has finally arrived, led by quarterback Derek Carr (3,375 passing yards and 24 TDs) and receivers Amari Cooper (68 catches, 981 yards, four TDs) and Michael Crabtree (67 catches, 785 yard, seven TDs).

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Westbrook bags sixth triple-double

It's still early, but the fact that Russell Westbrook is averaging 31.0 points, 11.3 assists and 10.9 rebounds and leads the National Basketball Association with 11 triple-doubles through 22 games makes him a legitimate threat to become the first player since Oscar Robertson (1961-62) to average a triple-double throughout an entire National Basketball Association season.

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Pakistan passenger plane 'on fire' before crashing with 47 onboard

Sehgal said the plane was fit to fly and it was unclear what caused the crash. Among those on board was Junaid Jamshed, a former Pakistani pop star turned evangelical Muslim who was embroiled in a blasphemy controversy in 2014, according to the Chitral airport manager and a local police official.

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Mariners Rumors: Don't Expect Andrew McCutchen to Come to Seattle

McCutchen remains a strong fit for the Nationals , but it will be interesting to see if the club also considers alternative trade possibilities like Lorenzo Cain and Adam Eaton. The Pirates feel that they already have that in Austin Meadows. Part of the reason for this, was possibly linked to the Pittsburgh Pirates' reluctance to part company with the 2013 NL MVP.

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Sean Kilpatrick and the Nets stun Clippers in marathon

The Los Angeles Clippers are fighting through their first stretch of adversity this season with two consecutive losses. "I guess you're a little happier, because they did give us a good beating, to put it in New York-ese". DeAndre Jordan had 21 points and 23 rebounds in the loss, with Blake Griffin getting the night off for rest. With 18.6 seconds remaining in the first overtime, Rivers was upset by a foul call made by official Lauren Holtkamp , when the other official, Ken Mauer , ...

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Korea's Park makes rare public appearance amid scandal

In the event of her impeachment or resignation, elections are expected to take place within 60 days, in which South Koreans would nominate a new president to serve a five-year term. The president claimed through a spokesman she would "fully cooperate with the team's investigation, including face-to-face questioning". The public was not convinced.

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Aubameyang Real dream 'normal' - Tuchel

Dortmund had already drawn 2-2 with Madrid when they met in Germany . Zinedine Zidane said in the press conference before the game that Los Blancos are not doing any calculations and that they will play to win and beat Borussia Dortmund.

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Seattle Seahawks vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Preview and Prediction

Look, I get it. Watching Seattle give up scoring drives on Tampa's first two possessions was disheartening. The offense? No such luck. He really missed Prosise, who had provided the club with a dual threat as a runner and receiver who could line up anywhere and cause mismatches.

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Joel Matip returns to training ahead of West Ham clash

Liverpool welcome West Ham to Anfield looking to bounce back from their defeat on the south coast last weekend which has left them sitting third in the Premier League table and four points adrift of leaders Chelsea. Cook's right-footed volley from the centre of the box levelled the score 3-3 in the 79th minute before Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius spilled another Cook shot, allowing Nathan Ake to score the injury-time victor.

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Mats Hummels urges Jose Mourinho to play ex-teammate Henrikh Mkhitaryan

But it was a landmark outing to forget for the Belgium global, who promptly fouled Idrissa Gueye in the penalty area, with Leighton Baines scoring the resulting penalty as Everton claimed a 1-1 draw. Everton is not a passing team. "When my teams, like now, play very, very well, you say that what matters is to get results no matter what". Liverpool are not in a position to be laughing about anyone today, with the team throwing away a two goal with 15 minutes remaining against Bournemouth ...


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