• Crunching the numbers in Clemson's win over 'Bama
Crunching the numbers in Clemson's win over 'Bama

Scarbrough had been the Tide's most potent weapon on offense before he exited in the penultimate quarter of UA's loss to Clemson , rushing 16 times for 93 yards and two touchdowns. Much like Alabama's Reuben Foster, the 235-pound Boulware will be expected to help shore up the middle of Clemson's front seven against the Tide's strong rushing offe...

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  • DEVELOPING: Sonny Dykes Out At Cal
DEVELOPING: Sonny Dykes Out At Cal

That's all she wrote, as the Golden Bears are in the market for a new head coach. He made his name as an offensive mind working under Mike Leach at Texas Tech, but over seven combined seasons as a head coach at Louisiana Tech and Cal Dykes has a 41-45 record with just two bowl appearances.

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  • Blues recall defender Nathan Ake from loan spell at Bournemouth
Blues recall defender Nathan Ake from loan spell at Bournemouth

At the end of December, Eddie Howe politely declined to comment on the possibility of Cherries tabling a bid for Ake out of respect to his parent club. It's something that I'll remember for the longest time. Ake's return to Stamford Bridge comes after manager Antonio Conte revealed he was "evaluating" Ake's situation away from the club prior to t...

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  • Real Madrid crush Granada to equal Spanish record unbeaten run
Real Madrid crush Granada to equal Spanish record unbeaten run

To mark the occasion, other Real Madrid winners of the Ballon d'Or were paraded, including his compatriot Luis Figo, Brazil's Ronaldo, Michael Owen and home coach Zinedine Zidane . MF James Rodriguez, 7 - On for Kroos at half-time, James started where he left off against Sevilla . The fifth goal came from an unlikely scorer, as Casemiro snuck...

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  • Warriors blow 24-pt lead, fall in OT
Warriors blow 24-pt lead, fall in OT

He scored 17 points in the first and another 17 in the third. Golden State is 11-1 since that loss, with the lone setback coming by one point at Cleveland on Christmas Day, and pushed their latest winning streak to four in a row with a 125-117 triumph over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday.

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  • US beats Canada for gold in WJC thriller
US beats Canada for gold in WJC thriller

Three periods of back and forth hockey between Team Canada and Team USA had the bar on the feet and groaning in frustration all night long. "I felt the best way to score on him was going five-hole as the second and third time, I was just trying to figure it out as I went down".

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  • Arsenal sneak past Preston to advance in FA Cup
Arsenal sneak past Preston to advance in FA Cup

We were beaten everywhere, we were not compact, we did not win our duals and we were outplayed. But Arsenal improved after the break, with Ramsey powerfully firing home from the edge of the box just 30 seconds after half-time. He evidently had an impact, Aaron Ramsey firing Arsenal level within seconds of the restart. He was pressed, but played...

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  • The NBA Unveiled Their Perfectly Fine 2017 All-Star Game Jerseys
The NBA Unveiled Their Perfectly Fine 2017 All-Star Game Jerseys

The Golden State Warriors are the most hated team in basketball. Kevin Durant leads all Western Conference players as he sits comfortably on top of the forwards. The fan vote only counts towards 50% of the total votes. The fan-vote for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game will continue until January 16. Both uniforms will have an aged metal design tr...

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  • Renshaw to be assessed ahead of day four
Renshaw to be assessed ahead of day four

In October 2014, Younis Khan became the first Pakistani and 12th batsman, overall, to complete Test hundreds against all oppositions when he slammed twin hundreds against Australia in Dubai. 4 - The number of times Jackson Bird has been involved in dismissing Misbah-ul-Haq in the series. Since Australia hit rock bottom when all out for 85 in ...

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  • Bills QB Taylor has surgery, team releases interesting statement
Bills QB Taylor has surgery, team releases interesting statement

The team can opt out of Taylor's deal if he is deemed healthy by March 11, but if he cannot pass a physical by that date, his contract becomes guaranteed for 2017, per Nick Veronica of the Buffalo News . However, the team's statement indicates there they have some doubt as to whether Taylor will be fully healed by the time the team could release...

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  • #3. New York Giants @ Green Bay Packers
#3. New York Giants @ Green Bay Packers

That's where they won in overtime in the 2007 NFC championship game , two weeks before slaying Goliath in Super Bowl XLII, and it's where they won again in the 2011 divisional playoffs, three weeks before once again upsetting the Pats in Super Bowl XLVI.

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  • Amari Cooper to demand ball in Raiders' Wild Card game
Amari Cooper to demand ball in Raiders' Wild Card game

The Texans are coming off a 24-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans, who were without their starting quarterback Marcus Mariota. "You play this game to be a starter", Osweiler said via ESPN . And now he gets another chance against the Raiders, this time at home in a win-or-go-home scenario. He dominated up front in this season's previous meeting, and...

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  • Winter Classic starts on time, but weather could play factor
Winter Classic starts on time, but weather could play factor

It wasn't like we weren't in the hockey game", coach Joel Quenneville said. The Blues were fortunate, but Chicago "got the bounce in the first and then we got the one in the third, so it evened itself out", forward Alexander Steen said.

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  • Bills' GM Doug Whaley holds season ending press conference
Bills' GM Doug Whaley holds season ending press conference

My role is not to figure out why. "So I didn't ask". Whaley claimed repeatedly Monday that he " wasn't privy " to the discussion or thought process that led to Ryan's firing after less than two seasons as coach. Whaley said he does not know if that structure will remain in place when the Bills hire their next coach. #Bills GM Doug Whaley: The...

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  • Manchester City 2-1 Burnley, 2017 Premier League
Manchester City 2-1 Burnley, 2017 Premier League

Many Premier League managers are calling for a winter break as they feel they can not cope with the fixture pile up, while other love the tradition of the festive games. He said in quotes reported by the Guardian: "We are not going to be flawless". "Like I said before, the team with more ball possession, we always have a sending off".

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  • Bills close out season with loss to Jets
Bills close out season with loss to Jets

The Jets got a turnover on the Bills' next drive when Corey Lemonier - claimed off waivers during the week - got a strip-sack of Manuel and Jordan Jenkins recovered at the Buffalo 13. Taken in the sixth round, there's a very good chance he becomes a steal and we'll get to see that on Sunday . On the other side of the ball, the Jets defense fin...

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  • Washington' star QB looking to knock off Alabama
Washington' star QB looking to knock off Alabama

The four-team College Football Playoff will contest its semifinals on Saturday, first with No. 1 seed Alabama squaring off against fourth-seeded Washington in the Peach Bowl. The top-ranked Crimson Tide (13-0) are going for their second consecutive national title and fifth in the last nine seasons under Coach Nick Saban.

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  • Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: Gunners confirm Shkodran Mustafi to return to squad
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: Gunners confirm Shkodran Mustafi to return to squad

Allardyce says he also received a Chinese offer when his stint in charge of England ended after just one match due to a newspaper scandal, but rejected the approach in favour of remaining in the Premier League. "From the last game, I think we lose Kieran Gibbs", Wenger told Arsenal Player while giving the latest team news. Wenger stated yesterday ...

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  • Heisman victor Rashaan Salaam died of gunshot to head, coroner says
Heisman victor Rashaan Salaam died of gunshot to head, coroner says

Salaam was found dead on December 5 near the University of Colorado, where he was a star running back who was later selected in the first round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. The Raider cut him and he signed with the Cleveland Browns where he played two games. The next day, the body was identified as that of Salaam. Police say at the t...

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  • Will the Redskins make the playoffs?
Will the Redskins make the playoffs?

Running the table requires just one more victory, this Sunday at Detroit, that would send the NFC North crown back to Green Bay. At 8-6-1 on the season, the Redskins are just outside of the playoff picture in the NFC. Regardless of how other teams do, the Redskins must beat the New York Giants next week to have any shot at the playoffs. The NFL...

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  • Carmelo Anthony makes Christmas special for young Knicks fan with cancer
Carmelo Anthony makes Christmas special for young Knicks fan with cancer

Smart had enough time to set his feet and calmly hit the uncontested 3-pointer. Anthony said . "This is bigger than basketball". Knicks: Visit Atlanta on Wednesday to start a three-game trip that takes them through the rest of 2016. Derrick Rose came up with 25 points in 38 minutes of action for NY, which suffered its 14th loss in 30 games. Th...

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  • Falcons WR Julio Jones will play this week
Falcons WR Julio Jones will play this week

The Seattle Seahawks are at No. 2. The Falcons only had to beat the San Francisco 49ers, a awful team whom the Falcons completely dominated in Week 15. Jones said he has been impressed by watching Ryan from the sideline the last two weeks. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, on the other hand, is struggling.

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  • Liverpool and Man Utd target Gundogan praises Klopp appointment
Liverpool and Man Utd target Gundogan praises Klopp appointment

I have spoken to him and he is very positive, but he is out of training and if we have other players training then we will choose them". Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi are available as centre-forwards, and Klopp could also turn to academy star Sheyi Ojo as a wide option.

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  • Joe Mixon Set To Address The Media Friday Afternoon
Joe Mixon Set To Address The Media Friday Afternoon

Since the 2014 incident, Stoops has faced criticism for not booting Mixon off the team. I apologize to President [David] Boren, the AD [Joe Castiglione], my teammates and most of all my family. He didn't want to wait so long but "at the same time, I was advised to keep my mouth closed and now I'm here to this day still trying to apologize". Molit...

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  • OurMine hacks Netflix's U.S. Twitter account
OurMine hacks Netflix's U.S. Twitter account

All the tweets had the same message: "Hey, it's OurMine, Don't worry we are just testing your security", along with contact information for the group. A check of Netflix's U.S. Twitter account, which has 2.48 million followers, shows it's back to normal. This isn't the first time that OurMine has been in the news for hacking activity on Twitter, ...

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  • Cavs guard Smith faces surgery for fractured riight thumb
Cavs guard Smith faces surgery for fractured riight thumb

Expectations may have to be recalibrated, however, now that J.R. Smith has gone down with a broken thumb. Now Smith has at least temporarily joined them. He has played in at least 70 games in each of the last eight full National Basketball Association seasons. No one is claiming the Cavs are better off while Smith is hurt, but it also bears repea...

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  • Red Sox trade pitcher Clay Buchholz to Phillies
Red Sox trade pitcher Clay Buchholz to Phillies

Boston recently acquired Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale to lead a rotation that also has former Cy Young Award victor David Price and reigning Cy Young victor Rick Porcello . The depth would also allow the Phillies to continue to take a conservative approach with their young starting pitchers and also enable them to avoid pushing Aaron Nola an...

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  • Unique Messi dazzles Espanyol with derby exhibition
Unique Messi dazzles Espanyol with derby exhibition

League leader Real Madrid have only 4 drawn and no defats. However, he is hopeful Madrid suffer a spring slump similar to that which Barca suffered past year in losing three straight La Liga games in April as the demands of travelling to Japan for Club World Cup duty took their toll.

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  • Fans will be selecting players for All-Star Starters
Fans will be selecting players for All-Star Starters

Fans can select up to two guards and three frontcourt players from each association when choosing starters. Players can now vote for each other as All-Star starters . While fans can submit one ballot per day, each player can send in just one ballot total. For Facebook and Twitter, fans can use the hashtag #NBAVOTE plus the player's full n...

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  • Stanford's Christian McCaffrey Sitting Out Bowl Game
Stanford's Christian McCaffrey Sitting Out Bowl Game

But what if McCaffrey did play in the bowl, got injured, and could never play football again? There is nothing Fournette or McCaffrey could do in a relatively meaningless bowl game to improve his stock. He also had 1,603 rushing yards. The biggest problem for McCaffrey is that he's competing with the likes of Leonard Fournette and Dalvin Cook i...

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  • Christian McCaffrey will skip Sun Bowl, focus on NFL Draft
Christian McCaffrey will skip Sun Bowl, focus on NFL Draft

He has nothing left to prove, even if skipping the Sun Bowl was unexpected, and the Cardinal will now give sophomore tailback Bryce Love (90 carries, 664 yards) a chance to give us a preview of next season in a beatable matchup against a vulnerable North Carolina run defense in El Paso on December 30.

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  • Titans rally to defeat Chiefs 19-16
Titans rally to defeat Chiefs 19-16

KC actually got out to a 14-0 start in the game and was up 17-7 in the fourth quarter, but they were outplayed in the final quarter and lost the game. Alex Smith completed 15-of-28 passes for 163 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception in the Chiefs' Week 15 loss to the Titans. Game over, Titans win.

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  • Kashima Antlers' performance vs Real Madrid proof of rise of Japanese football
Kashima Antlers' performance vs Real Madrid proof of rise of Japanese football

Real Madrid will be able to proudly display their badge all the way up to the next FIFA Club World Cup final, which will take place in the United Arab Emirates in December 2017. Madrid captain Sergio Ramos returned to the starting lineup for Sunday's final. Shibasaki struck again six minutes after the break when he collected a poor Real cle...

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  • Suarez signs contract extension with Barcelona until 2021
Suarez signs contract extension with Barcelona until 2021

Ballon d'Or victor Cristiano Ronaldo signed a bumper new five-year contract with Real Madrid last month which will keep the Portuguese star at the European champions until he is 36. "I am feeling overjoyed about being where I want to be". So I am very happy. I never put any obstacles in the way of a renewal. So, given the big speculation that's s...

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  • Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea
Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew says his side will have to be at their best to get a result against Chelsea on Saturday. In more immediate matters, as we continue our march towards a potential first place finish in the Premier League, we can often look back at previous seasons for any good or bad signs that could forecast our future in the compet...

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