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Alabama Is College Football's Monotonous Monster That Won't Stop

The victory clinched the Crimson Tide its second straight trip to the national championship game, where it will take on No. 2 Clemson on January 9 in Tampa, Fla. Before Saban arrived, the Crimson Tide hadn't been the top-ranked team in 15 years. A double-digit number from Las Vegas in a College Football Playoff semifinal against a 12-1 team just shows how much respect Alabama has earned.

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Liverpool (1) Manchester City (0): Pitch Perfect Reds Shackle the Citizens

There have been high points, such as the first-half performance when beating Manchester United at Old Trafford in September or the Champions League victory at home to Barcelona two months later. Anfield is not for the faint-hearted, according to midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum. The loss to injury of Ilkay Gundogan has been a setback, with the defensively-vulnerable Toure forced to fill the void, but the confidence and swagger of the early weeks of the season had evaporated long before ...

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Lions, Packers play for Division title this Sunday

Youve still got to play and weve got to play well.”. If the Packers beat the Lions , it's an automatic ticket to the playoffs. “The atmosphere will be incredible. Hill gives Kansas City a great speed threat and he should continue to see plenty of touches. The Chiefs have been making trips to San Diego since the franchise was founded in 1960.

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Huskies coach Chris Petersen: Alabama 'beat us at our own game'

The defense , also known as "Death Row", has brought an end to its opponents both at home and away more times than not, highlighted by a 44-6 victory against Stanford in Washington's first nationally televised game of the season and again weeks later in OR, where the Huskies dismantled the Ducks 70-21 to break a 12-year losing streak.

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Ogden: Guardiola must face Man City problems

With Liverpool just 6 points behind leaders Chelsea, Lallana's contribution to the team will be vital if Klopp's team are to topple the Londoners and finally take the Premier League crown. It will be a really interesting game, but it will be a different game to previous year. Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates goal against Manchester City with teammates.

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Boom Williams declaring for draft

In a news release from the school, Williams said a lot of things played into the decision. "It's something I'm going to have to think about as well". Coach Mark Stoops confirmed early in December that "a few" players had requested postseason National Football League evaluations.

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Urban Meyer: Every team, every season is different

Weber is a flawless complement, running for 1,072 yards and nine TDs with help from center Pat Elflein, who also was named a first-team All-American. Clemson improved to 13-1 and dropped the Buckeyes to 11-2. And naturally, on that running the ball thing, because OSU isn't a big-play group, Clemson keeping the ball in its hands is crucial. He had a Buckeye defender draped on him (probably pass interference) and Fuller still made the catch to give the Tigers a 17-0 lead in the second quarter.

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Coach may have doomed Ronda Rousey's fight, career

Even before Friday's loss, she had hinted her time in the sport was coming to an end. She did a lot for the sport ... "This moment is my moment". The finish to Friday's title bout was the type that fans grew used to seeing in Rousey fights.

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Georginio Wijnaldum's early goal puts a dent in Manchester City's title hopes

The defeat meant City have not won a league game at Anfield since 2003 - their only win at the venue since the creation of the Premier League. The first chance they have the score so it was always hard. While it would be easy to assume the strikers will be the decisive factor in this tie, that is overlooking what is far more likely to decide things: each side's commitment to collective pressing and how that will factor into each side's creative power as well as their defensive frailties.

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Manchester United closes 2016 on a high with dramatic win against Middlesborough

Viktor Fischer is the only player out injured at the moment, while Antonio Barragan is suspended, but the key decision for Karanka to make will be which players suit which match - Manchester United and Leicester City are the opponents on Saturday and Monday respectively - best.

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Wild Looking for 13th Straight Win in Unprecedented Matchup Saturday

Atkinson, a 27-year-old USA right wing who tops Columbus scorers, struck for his 16th and 17th goals of the season as the league-leading Blue Jackets stretched their streak two wins shy of the league record by snapping Minnesota's 12-game victory run.

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Pogba seals late Man United comeback win over Middlesbrough

Man United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Smalling (Rashford 71), Blind (Rojo 64); Herrera, Fellaini (Mata 64); Mkhitaryan, Pogba, Martial; Ibrahimovich. It is the 31 of December but English Premier League action continues as it will be Manchester United vs Middlesbrough . That blow took the wind out of United before half-time and perhaps they were fortunate that it came so close to the break.

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Ohio State vs. Clemson: Fiesta Bowl Preview And Prediction

Ohio State freshman right guard Michael Jordan has returned to the field in the Fiesta Bowl. No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes vs No. 2 Clemson Tigers (+3, 59)Game to be played at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, ArizonaClemson and Ohio State will meet in the semifinals of the College Football Playoff when they square off December 31 in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz.

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Liverpool, Man City bid to stay on Chelsea's heels

The talismanic striker already has ten goals to his name and has seemingly made a habit of scoring against Liverpool in recent years. The Reds are now just one point ahead of Pep Guardiola's side in the league, so expect it to be a closely-fought game.

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49ers to fire Chip Kelly after Sunday's game

San Francisco is 2-13 this season and second-to-last in the National Football League, just ahead of 1-14 Cleveland. Baalke has been the 49ers' general manager since 2011. The writing was on the wall that someone would be getting the axe after Sunday's finale against the Seattle Seahawks, when CEO Jed York announced that he would be speaking with the media in a formal setting sometime next week.

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DR Congo striker Afobe score for Bournemouth against sinking Swansea

The teams are now separated by 8 points and five places, and Swansea will know the importance of winning as they look to go into the new year with some sort of belief, that would certainly help the new managers case, whoever he may be. When the two sides met last season, Bournemouth come out on top with a 3-2 home win, following an entertaining 2-2 draw earlier in the season. - Swansea have conceded more goals at home in the Premier League this season (23) than they did in the entire ...

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DeMarcus Ware put on IR, will have back surgery

During the Broncos Super Bowl season a year ago, Ware totaled 7.5 sacks and this season, he only totaled four sacks. Ware suffered back problems throughout the 2015 season and missed the entire offseason because of a back injury. "I think he does", defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said . "There is so much other stuff that I can put behind that, but it would be great to get him back".

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Ronda Rousey Comments on Future in UFC

With just 48 seconds gone in the first round, referee Herb Dean called an end to the fight, as Rousey had no answer to the powerful strikes being delivered by the champion, Amanda Nunes. "She built this whole thing". "And that's exactly what she's going through right now", James told the Beacon Journal on Saturday. There are a lot of questions about Ronda Rousey's future.

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Wijnaldum header gives Liverpool win over Man City

Maybe Klopp is the best manager in the world at creating teams who attack the back four with so many players, from nearly anywhere on the pitch. "What can I say, I'm really looking forward to it". "We had to grind out the result ". "But can you imagine how annoying it is when you win 13 games in a row and there is one team only six points behind?" "There's a long way to go, but it's pleasing to be up there".

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EPL: Pogba seals late Man United comeback win over Middlesbrough

Time was nearly running out when Ibrahimovic nodded down a long ball from the back and Martial cracked home a deserved finish to cap an electric display. "You are losing 1-0 with 20 minutes to go, we are not afraid to lose 2-0 or 3-0". It was too much for a team that was very well organized. "Bit by bit, I'm getting to know more".

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Mauricio Pochettino hopeful over Toby Alderweireld return

Watford's last game on New Year's Day in the league ended in a 4-3 loss to Charlton, which they led 3-2 going into the final 20 minutes. Sitting fifth in the table, one point behind arch-rivals Arsenal, Spurs can move into the top-four this weekend against Watford on a temporary basis at least, with the Gunners playing West Brom later in the day.

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Man United are letting their young players down

Aitor Karanka ( Middlesbrough): "This is one of the fixtures I was looking forward to most". Martial was United's top scorer last season with 17 goals but has been limited to eight Premier League starts in his second campaign, leading to reports sparked by his agent that he was seeking a move away from Old Trafford, with Spanish side Sevilla touted as potential suitors.

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Jose Mourinho explains why he hasn't been playing Memphis Depay

Depay has seemingly been forgotten amidst all that, although as noted by the Sun , being spotted smoking a shisha pipe this past week in Rotterdam wasn't exactly the right message to be sending to his manager. "He's my friend, he's a real friend". And it is also a position where we have more options. "Once again we've competed against a top team, we were winning with five minutes to go", he said.

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Manchester United's come-from-behind win prompts Usain Bolt phone call

Indeed, fans around the world celebrated as Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba struck in the final five minutes to clinch a crucial win. Henry still looked disbelieving as Bolt gave his opinion on United's win, saying: 'They came through like the old Manchester United.

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Undertaker And Shawn Michaels To Have Role At Royal Rumble?

There are four weeks left before the event, so WWE Raw and WWE SmackDown will probably announce more participants in the next few episodes. According to the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter , there are three matches that the company considers "locked in" for Mania, and they shouldn't be too surprising for anyone who has been following along for the past few months.

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Pogba seals dramatic United win over Middlesbrough

His neat finish against Sunderland brought his 11th goal in the last 10 matches, and took his total in all competitions to 50 for the calendar year, a period that takes in his final months at Paris Saint-Germain and his last few games with Sweden before his summer worldwide retirement.

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I'm a team player, says Ibrahimovic

I am in the Premier League because I learnt a lot with them. This news story is related to Print/175918-Im-a-team-player-says-Ibrahimovic/ - breaking news, latest news, pakistan ne. Instead of being regarded as one of the club's all-time greats, Memphis Depay is set to become a cautionary tale for young Premier League starlets who receive too much fame too soon.

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Amanda Nunes' dominating victory against Ronda Rousey described in 7 stunning photos

First Rousey lost to Holly Holm in November 2015 and was so broken up by the loss she had suicidal thoughts and needed over a year before coming back. She did a lot for this sport, and be proud, and go do something else, you know? because she don't need to, like, go through this thing again. This led to a response, not from Rousey , but from her mother, Ann Maria, who claimed that the average person is not able to comprehend how much Rousey cares about winning in the Octagon.

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Manchester United vs Middlesbrough - Match Preview by @kandysolomons

The Red Devils have managed a good run of form in the league and are now only four points off fourth placed Arsenal. The manager also refused to sign a new striker in the January transfer window as the necessary quality will not be available in the market.

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Cody Garbrandt aims to knock out Dominick Cruz

Garbrandt is the second Ohio-born fighter to win a UFC title this year, as he followed in the footsteps of heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, who won his belt from Fabricio Werdum in May and successfully defended it at UFC 203 in Quicken Loans Arena on September 10.

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Hull City duo react on Twitter to Celtic win at Ibrox

Over the course of the 90 minutes at Ibrox on Saturday afternoon, hosts Rangers had 50% of the possession, took 10 shots of which six were on target, and earned four corners, according to BBC Sport . They'll be looking at this game knowing fine well that they're on a fantastic run of victories right now. "We arrive into the game knowing that we average three goals away from home in the league so far, so it all points to us going into the game with a big confidence, but we understand and ...

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UFC 207: Amanda Nunes knocks out Ronda Rousey in 48 seconds

Before Dean intervened, a missile of a right hand to the jaw knocked Rousey out on her feet, and the only thing keeping the American standing were her fingers clinched in the Octagon's fencing. There was none of the brash antics that populated the build-up to her previous fights. Rousey looked like a mid-level contender. T.J. Dillashaw is a step closer to reclaiming the UFC bantamweight belt.

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Washington vs. Alabama in Peach Bowl

That's a longer tradition than a College Football Playoff". Julio Jones was there for the beginning of Alabama's latest dynasty. The victor of these two games will meet up in the national championship game on January 9, 2017 from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

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Three reasons Middlesbrough will cause an upset vs Manchester United

Rather than criticising Boro , it is better to praise Manchester United for the never-say-die attitude that carried them to victory. A little more than three years into his first managerial post, Karanka freely acknowledges that he would not be where he is but for Mourinho, and he understandably holds his next opponent in the highest of regards.

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Late Barkley goal earns Everton a point at Hull

Everton drew 2-2 away at Hull City on Friday evening. Everton have scored twice in three of their last four fixtures, while Hull have leaked three goals in all but one of their last four games; Koeman's side certainly have the tools to exploit the Tigers' defensive flaws and the 10/11 (1.91 ) quote on offer from Paddy Power for the Toffees to score more than one goal in this match certainly carries appeal.


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