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How Alabama Won the National Championship, Drive by Drive

How Alabama Won the National Championship, Drive by Drive

on January 9, 2018, 6:24 AM / in Football

The New York Times Alabama went into halftime of the national championship game trailing Georgia by 13 points, but a switch to Tua Tagovailoa, a true freshman, at quarterback proved prophetic as he led them to a shocking 26-23 victory in overtime, throwing a 41-yard pass to DeVonta Smith to seal the win. The victory, which was as much a Georgia […]

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No. 4 Alabama dominates No. 1 Clemson 24-6 in Sugar Bowl

No. 4 Alabama dominates No. 1 Clemson 24-6 in Sugar Bowl

on January 2, 2018, 5:52 AM / in Football

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A pair of Alabama defensive players scored touchdowns 13 seconds apart in the third quarter, and the No. 4 Crimson Tide dominated top-ranked Clemson 24-6 in the Sugar Bowl semifinal game Monday night to give coach Nick Saban another shot at his record sixth national title. The third straight playoff meeting between the college football powerhouses […]

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Dawgs run wild: Georgia beats Oklahoma in Rose Bowl

Dawgs run wild: Georgia beats Oklahoma in Rose Bowl

on January 2, 2018, 5:40 AM / in Football

By Ralph D. Russo – Associated Press PASADENA, Calif. — Sony Michel burst through the line for a 27-yard touchdown run to give No. 3 Georgia a 54-48 victory Monday night against No. 2 Oklahoma, winning the first overtime Rose Bowl and sending the Bulldogs to the College Football Playoff championship game. Michel, who had a fumble in the fourth quarter […]

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Raiders fire Jack Del Rio after loss to Chargers ends 6-10 season

Raiders fire Jack Del Rio after loss to Chargers ends 6-10 season

on January 1, 2018, 7:04 AM / in Football

By Matt Kawahara   |   SFGATE CARSON, Los Angeles County — The Raiders did not wait until the new year to begin cleaning house. Moments after they lost 30-10 to the Chargers on Sunday to finish the season 6-10, head coach Jack Del Rio told reporters that he had been fired by owner Mark Davis. “Mark let me know that he’s not […]

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Ravens admit anthem protests have caused ‘noticeable’ issues, reach out to fans

on December 24, 2017, 6:44 AM / in Football, National News

By Zach Vogel    |    The Wild Card The Baltimore Ravens have surprised many this season as they have overcome a plethora of injuries to position themselves in the hunt for the playoffs. At 8-6, the Ravens control their own destiny: If they win their last two games against the Indianapolis Colts (3-11) and Cincinnati Bengals (5-9), both at home, […]

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Army Defeats Navy in Philadelphia ‘Snow Bowl’

Army Defeats Navy in Philadelphia ‘Snow Bowl’

on December 10, 2017, 6:02 AM / in Football

By Timothy Meads  |   Townhall In the 118th Army vs. Navy football game, the Army Black Knights defeated the Navy Midshipmen 14-13 in wintry conditions, securing the Commander-In-Chief Trophy for the first time since 1996. Due to the snow and wind, the offensive  scheme for both teams was played largely on the ground as opposed to passing. Army quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw rushed 21 […]

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Memphis, Mike Norvell agree to 5-year, $13 million contract extension

Memphis, Mike Norvell agree to 5-year, $13 million contract extension

on December 6, 2017, 6:26 AM / in Football, State News

The Memphis Commercial Appeal Mike Norvell agreed Tuesday to a five-year, $13 million contract extension to remain the Memphisfootball coach. According to two people with direct knowledge of the agreement, Norvell’s new contract runs through the 2022 season. He signed the new deal Tuesday. The extension also increased his salary pool for assistant coaches and football staff by $250,000 to $3.01 […]

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LaVar Ball pulls son LiAngelo Ball from UCLA over team suspension

on December 5, 2017, 7:26 AM / in Basketball

LaVar Ball told ESPN on Monday that he planned to pulled his son, basketball player LiAngelo Ball, out of UCLA because the school was punishing him too harshly for a shoplifting incident during a team trip to China. LiAngelo Ball, a freshman, was suspended indefinitely, as were teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill. China released the players after detaining them […]

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Georgia, Alabama join Clemson, Oklahoma in College Football Playoff

on December 4, 2017, 7:02 AM / in Football

By DAVID WHARTON   |  Los Angeles Times College Football Playoff officials Sunday named their top four teams — Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia and Alabama — and set their matchups for the major bowl games. Now let the arguing begin. The CFP selection committee made the obvious choices when it placed Clemson, Oklahoma and Georgia at the top of the final rankings […]

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UCLA suspends 3 basketball players arrested for shoplifting in China

UCLA suspends 3 basketball players arrested for shoplifting in China

on November 16, 2017, 7:41 AM / in Basketball, International News, National News

Three UCLA men’s basketball players arrested on shoplifting charges in China were suspended from their team on Wednesday. “They’re going to have to regain the trust of this athletic department,” said head coach Steve Alford at a press conference at the university on Wednesday. Freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill were accused of stealing sunglasses from a Louis […]

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NFL Just Lost One of Its Biggest Advertisers Due To Anthem Protests

on November 12, 2017, 6:56 AM / in Football
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Breaking: UCLA players busted in China for shoplifting

Breaking: UCLA players busted in China for shoplifting

on November 10, 2017, 8:04 AM / in Basketball, International News, National News

BY DML NEWS Instead of preparing to play in their season opener in Shanghai this weekend, three freshman players on the UCLA men’s basketball team — LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill — went shopping… and shoplifting. According to an ESPN report, the three players are reportedly out on bail after they were arrested in China. They stand accused of […]

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Former star MLB pitcher Roy Halladay dies in plane crash

Former star MLB pitcher Roy Halladay dies in plane crash

on November 8, 2017, 7:55 AM / in Baseball, People

Two-time Cy Young winner Roy Halladay was killed Tuesday when his single-engine plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico. Halladay was the only person on board when the single-engine plane, registered to his father, went down in six-foot-deep water and flipped upside down. Halladay retired after the 2013 season due to constant back injuries. Halladay played Major League baseball for […]

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Harvick captures spot in final four

Harvick captures spot in final four

on November 6, 2017, 7:14 AM / in NASCAR

By AMANDA VINCENT The Sports Xchange FORT WORTH, Texas — Kevin Harvick claimed his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win of 2017 and clinched his spot in the Championship Four with his victory on Sunday in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Harvick passed Martin Truex Jr. to take the lead with nine laps remaining. Truex finished […]

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Papa John’s Blames the NFL for Hurting Pizza Sales

Papa John’s Blames the NFL for Hurting Pizza Sales

on November 2, 2017, 7:41 AM / in Football

By Craig Giammona  and Eben Novy-Williams Papa John’s International Inc. founder John Schnatter is going after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, saying weak handling of the league’s national-anthem controversy has hammered sales of his pizza. “The NFL has hurt us by not resolving the current debacle to the players’ and owners’ satisfaction,” Schnatter, who serves as the pizza chain’s chairman and chief executive […]

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Astros thrash Dodgers, 5-1, in Game 7 to claim franchise’s first World Series title

Astros thrash Dodgers, 5-1, in Game 7 to claim franchise’s first World Series title

on November 2, 2017, 5:23 AM / in Baseball

By Dave Sheinin  |  Washington Post LOS ANGELES — As they awoke from restless sleep on the first day of November, as they stared into their morning coffee, as they held their faces under their hotel-room showers, as they gazed out bus windows at the gray haze of afternoon on their way to work, the Houston Astros couldn’t shake the magnitude of […]

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Dodgers beat Astros to force Game 7 of World Series

Dodgers beat Astros to force Game 7 of World Series

on November 1, 2017, 8:24 AM / in Baseball

The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Houston Astros 3-1 Tuesday night in Game 6 of the World Series, forcing the first World Series Game 7 in Dodger Stadium history. George Springer hit a solo home run in the third inning to give the Astros an early lead, but the Dodgers came back in the sixth inning with two runs. Joc […]

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Ohio State overcame a whole lot to beat Penn State, thanks to J.T. Barrett and this defensive front

Ohio State overcame a whole lot to beat Penn State, thanks to J.T. Barrett and this defensive front

on October 29, 2017, 7:29 AM / in Football

by Bud Elliott    Ohio State beat Penn State 39-38 Saturday in an absolutely epic comeback. According to one model, the Buckeyes had just a 2.7-percent chance of winning the game with barely over seven minutes left. But let’s be clear about something: the better team won the game. There were so many things that went right for Penn State in this game, […]

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Georgia set for No. 2 after decisive Florida win

Georgia set for No. 2 after decisive Florida win

on October 29, 2017, 7:25 AM / in Football

By ANTHONY DASHER The Sports Xchange JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Own the burden. That was Kirby Smart’s message to third-ranked Georgia coming into Saturday’s game at EverBank Field against arch-rival Florida. While some coaches don’t want their team thinking about rankings, Smart took a different approach, challenging his Bulldogs to embrace the opportunity. That’s just what they did with a 42-7 […]

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Pitino fired, but not done

on October 17, 2017, 8:42 AM / in Basketball

By JARED PECK Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader LOUISVILLE — The University of Louisville Athletics Association voted unanimously to fire men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino for cause Monday afternoon following revelations from an FBI investigation into alleged corruption in college basketball. The determination came after Pitino’s lawyers presented their case for why he should not be fired for cause during a lengthy […]

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