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LSU Tigers Jump Big In Latest College Football Playoff Rankings

Auburn and LSU find themselves there as one rose and one fell. It is very likely that game will be played for a playoff spot, with the loser dropping out of the top 4. This year presents a new challenge: How much does the committee value conference championships? The committee will prepare three more rankings leading into Selection Day (Dec.

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New Zealand rocked by ANOTHER quake in TWO days

New Zealand had accepted an offer from the U.S. Navy of two helicopters on board its destroyer the USS Sampson, which was in the country for a naval review, Brownlee said. Strong aftershocks continued to shake New Zealand, rattling the nerves of exhausted residents. Police said one person died in Kaikoura and another in Mt.

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Daily Fantasy Sports Sites DraftKings And FanDuel Agree To Merge

Draft Kings CEO Jason Roberts and FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles in a joint email to patrons of both sites say this will not happen to fantasy sports when the merger is completed sometime next year. Like most casinos and sportsbooks, DraftKings and FanDuel have always relied on the National Football League season to be their most profitable season of the calendar year.

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Wenger wants an exciting game, whether Arsenal win or lose!

Wenger is yet to record a win over a team coached by Mourinho, while Arsenal hasn't tasted victory at Old Trafford since 2006. The opening 45 minutes did little to entice the estimated 901 million global household reach of the Premier League classic, with United having slightly the better of the chances without overly stretching Arsenal keeper Petr Cech.

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£25m? Double it and Real Madrid CAN sign Ramsey from Arsenal

Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on August 14, 2016 in London, England. Real, who are now in the process of appealing a transfer ban [until 2018], are keen on Ramsey, a versatile and talented midfielder who can score plenty of goals.

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UFC Star Conor McGregor Says He'll Fight Floyd Mayweather On One Condition

But in a video published by TMZ , McGregor called Mayweather "afraid" and said he was demanding $100m for a showdown between the two during an appearance in a NY nightclub on Tuesday. McGregor (21-3) made a disclosed purse of $3 million for a nontitle welterweight bout against Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in August. The public spat was triggered when Mayweather was asked for his opinion on comparisons between himself and McGregor .

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Man City hangover not to blame, says Guardiola

They had also started the game sluggishly but Boro, seemingly anticipating an onslaught, defended deep and allowed the hosts to take charge. Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka said: "It was much more hard (than the Arsenal game) because against Arsenal we didn't concede a goal and we created a few chances.

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Sindhu in semifinals of China Open

The 21-year-old from Hyderabad will take on the victor of the match between Japan's Akane Yamaguchi and sixth seed Sung Ji Hyun, seeded sixth. The two-time bronze medallist in World Championships and silver medal victor in Rio Olympics , Sindhu is all set to lock horns with Sun Yu (seed-8), local favourite, in the title clash.

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Sindhu enters China Open final

PV Sindhu is through to the final of the China Open Superseries subsequent to originating from an game down to beat Sung Ji Hyun of South Korea 11-21, 23-21, 21-19. PV Sindhu to play in semifinal of China Open Super series. With the Li Ning shuttle moving slowly, Sindhu had to give up the option of playing her favourite smashes.

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Ashwin's five hands India big first-innings lead

In their second innings, the hosts were eight for no loss from six overs with M Vijay (three) and KL Rahul (one) batting at tea. After a dogged resistance engineered by the overnight pair of Ben Stokes (70) and Jonny Bairstow (53), England partially recovered before Umesh Yadav ended the century stand and then Ashwin followed by wiping the tail, finishing with figures of 5/67.

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Jones has no regrets over Harrison treatment

The test match will reportedly generate $NZ17.5 million in revenue but Fiji's players will be paid a mere $NZ700 each, while England's stars each receive $NZ38,000. Up front, Teimana Harrison starts at flank and is the only change to the England pack that helped seal a first victory over South Africa in 10 years with uncapped lock Charlie Ewels named among the replacements .

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Pujara, Vijay hit half-centuries in England Test

Three counts maybe, but India's consummate number three was far from out on his home ground - and by the end of the session he had followed his partner to 50, with 10 fours from just 74 balls. The morning session saw India lose opener Gautam Gambhir (29) to Broad, who struck off his first ball of the day. After Pujara's dismissal, he put on 41 with Kohli for the third wicket.

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Jose Mourinho: Wayne Rooney fit again after weekend that 'didn't go well'

Mkhitaryan, who is fully fit after playing the whole of his country's dramatic World Cup qualifying win over Montenegro last week, has made just four Premier League appearances. "I don't say a word about Chris Smalling", Mourinho said. On form and free from injury, he is one of the most potent goalscoring midfielders in the Premier League.

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Murray ready to face Djokovic in ATP Tour Finals summit showdown

In the second set, I'd already qualified, Stan obviously needed to win so it was a bit easier for me to play more freely than him. Joining Djokovic in the last four is Milos Raonic, who defeated Dominic Thiem 7-6 (7/5) 6-3 to become the first Canadian to reach the semi-finals of the Tour Finals.

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Ashwin fifty propels India to 455 in 2nd Test

With a peach of delivery that sharply came in, Mohammed Shami (1/15) dislodged Cook's off-stump, breaking wild celebrations among the Indian fielders. Yet there was opportunity today for England to get ahead in the morning session which was utilized to some extent when Moeen Ali's off breaks seemed to get considerable purchase from the track and when they got Virat Kohli early in the day for a well-made 167.

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Djokovic overcomes early stumble in London

Murray's rise to the top has set him and Djokovic apart from the rest. The Austrian rarely troubled the Djokovic serve but dug in several times on his own to show no nerves and force what turned out to be a truly pulsating tie break. Djokovic will next face Raonic while Monfils takes on Thiem on Monday. Both players have had a good run of form this year with Nishikori beginning with a third Australian Open quarter-final which was followed by a quarter-final appearance at Indian Wells ...

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Groves closes in on world title bout after win

He has lost each of his previous three world-title fights but his latest performance suggested he has the momentum required to finally succeed. "Out of respect to Eduard Gutknecht and his family's privacy, I don't want to say too much but we are all deeply concerned to hear that he was taken to hospital after the fight last night", he is quoted as saying by BBC Sport .

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Promoted Leipzig race clear with comeback win

The hosts grabbed a fairy tale start on home soil as Kevin Kampl broke the deadlock with only two minutes into the game after poking home Julian Brandt' s square pass at the far post. After the restart, Bayer Leverkusen should have added another goal to their lead but Calhanoglu were unable to overcome Leipzig custodian Gulacsi with a foul play penalty in the 54th minute.

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MLB Cy Young Award Winners

He received 14-of-30 first-place votes, two second-place votes and five third-place votes, falling five points shy of Porcello. Overall, Porcello won 137-132 in the second-closest vote since 1970 (Verlander lost by four points to David Price in 2012).

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Visakhapatnam Test: India all out for 455 in first innings

India were eight for no loss with Murali Vijay batting on three alongwith KL Rahul (1) at tea . That meant, India had exhausted their quota and following that, Stokes set the marker with a four through midwicket region off the final delivery of that over.

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Ohio State makes Playoff-grade statement in blowout of Nebraska

He did not return to action. Ohio State struggled to beat Wisconsin in overtime, lost on a blocked kick at Penn State and hung on to beat Northwestern. He finished the night 26 for 38 with 290 yards and four touchdowns. His 75-yard catch pretty much sealed the game at the beginning of the second half.

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Never compare Conor McGregor to me

Needless to say, that comment did not go over well with McGregor or his boss, UFC president Dana White. Throughout all of 2016, there was plenty of discussion about a potential superfight between McGregor and Mayweather, but the match never came to fruition.

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Jose Mourinho: 'Arsenal defeat would be bad'

This will be the first time Mourinho has faced Wenger as United boss and does so two places and six points worse off than the fourth-placed Gunners. "We have beaten them and there were many draws as well". "What happened in the national team, happened in the national team. As the match goes, you want to impose your game and control what is happening".

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NASCAR championship drivers stumble in qualifying

The big shock was Johnson, who almost didn't advance to the second round of qualifying for the first time all season long. Busch's formula for making it to the championship final is similar to the one he used previous year. The championship four all failed to start in the top five. He has 15/2 odds tonight, but we like those numbers for him. He was fourth in the standings in each of the past four years.

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In College Football Playoff Rankings

The teams immediately in front of the Sooners in this week's CFP Top 25 are Penn State , at No. 8, and No. 7 Wisconsin. Louisville moved from No. Those two teams are Alabama and Western Michigan. Alabama , on the other hand, defeated the Mississippi State Bulldogs 51-3 , according to ESPN, to reinforce that the Crimson Tide are the best team in college football after 11 weeks.

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Hornets rally past Hawks 100-96 after Howard ejected

Howard was called for a Flagrant Foul 2 when he hit Cody Zeller with an elbow fighting for a rebound with 5:38 remaining. The Hornets went on a 9-0 run, including seven straight points from Kemba Walker . The Hawks lead the league in turnovers forced (17.6 per game) and rank second in field goal percentage (48.0 percent), assists (26.2) and steals (10.2).

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John Wall: John Wall posts 27/6/4 in ugly loss to 76ers

I know how hard he works every day, so for it to go in for him and for the team, it was a big win for us". "The way he was progressing during the last four or five weeks, we felt that it was a good time". "It just takes time". He's been solid offensively, averaging 11 points on 49 percent shooting from the floor. "I thought we looked a little shook by them on offense".

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Koeman wants more from Everton attack and Lukaku

Williams was with the Welsh club for eight years, skippering them for the latter part of that time, and Koeman admits the 32-year-old's knowledge of the opposition will be useful. Following plenty of speculation over the summer linking Lukaku with a move, in August Koeman said the frontman had told him he meant to stay put for "at least one more season".

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Got to work out the best eleven: Darren Lehmann

Australia's worst recent run was around the tumultuous end to South African Mickey Arthur's tenure as Australia coach, when it was swept 4-0 in India and the team was riddled with acrimony. "And it is happening way too consistently for my liking". There is a speculation that there is a huge gap between Smith and Warner's thinking which created a psychological battle between two vital cogs of the Australian team.

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Jared Goff finally gets the call for the Los Angeles Rams

His high sack ratio (6.8%) suggests this may be more than just Keenum causing this offense to underperform, but even Keenum himself won't be able to really defend his performances so far, throwing more touchdowns than interceptions in a game only 3 times this season.

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Twickenham England rugby defiant over team delay

In a third expected change to the backline, Jonathan Joseph appears to have regained the outside centre duties from Elliot Daly. "We're looking at the chance to increase the depth of the squad". "You just have to train well and when you get an opportunity, take it with both hands". "I know our players sacrifice a lot to play for England ".

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Steven Stamkos out indefinitely with a lateral meniscus tear

BLUES 4, SABRES 1: Jaden Schwartz and Kyle Brodziak scored early in the third period as St. Louis won at home to snap a three-game losing streak. He had not allowed more than two goals in Detroit in his last seven starts (last 3/28/15). Unfortunately, the Lightning will have to fight tooth and nail to hold onto their 2-1 lead over tonight's rather froggy Red Wings team. Sproul made it 3-2 with a power-play goal 7:12 into the third period.

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Clemson Remains in Top Four of College Football Playoff Poll

Clemson , Michigan and Washington - the Nos. A win in Orlando would essentially lock up a playoff spot for Clemson given the Tigers' 12-1 record and a solid strength of schedule that includes victories against four ranked opponents.

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Africa hammer hapless Australia to win Test series

Captain Steve Smith said he was "embarrassed to be sitting here" at a news briefing after the game, but local observers were even more withering. Smith was steadfast, holding the lower-order together for long enough to reach 48 not out when he ran out of batting partners with the total at 85, Australia's lowest in a home test since 1984.

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DraftKings Will Merge With FanDuel, Stay in Boston

The deal, which has been rumored for weeks, comes as the daily fantasy sports industry continues to wade through regulatory pressures state by state regarding the legality of the game. Following increasing scrutiny by state and federal regulators about whether the daily games constitute as gambling, the companies announced Friday they'd be joining forces.


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