Author: 0 Fiesta Bowl could be a QB showdown

Josh Reaves and Lamar Stevens added 12 points apiece for the Nittany Lions (6-3) who won their fourth straight. With the college football season finishing up and moving towards the Bowls, there is a lot of talk about the playoff. 8 CFP) on January 2 in the Dallas Cowboys' home stadium. Unbeaten Alabama finished No. 1 in the CFP committee rankings. There is not a chasm separating Washington from MI and Penn State .

Author: 0 Bolt, Ayana emerge year's best

In the previous season Bolt believed he could break his 200m world record of 19.19 seconds but said he no longer thought it likely going into his final campaign in 2017, which will peak with the August world championships in London. • He ruled out playing American football, saying he doesnt want to get hit. Asked if he could understand the decision to retire announced today by the newly-installed Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg, Bolt's initial reaction was to say that he did not.

Author: 0 Beckham baffled by exchange as Giants lose to Steelers 24-14

Beckham would be correct seeing that the Giants were penalized just four times for 24 yards in the game compared to the Steelers, who earned 12 flags for 115 yards. The Roethlisberger-to-Antonio Brown TD pass play was the 49th for the duo, tying them with Terry Bradshaw and Lynn Swann for the most by a Steelers QB-wide receiver combination.

Author: 0 Gerard Pique: Barcelona can be 'unstoppable' if we recover our style

And for a while it appeared like Barcelona would emerge victorious, having taken a deserved lead in the second half through Luis Suarez' 53rd minute goal . Meanwhile, Zidane admitted Los Blancos were "in trouble" but believes they deserved to score the opener. The draw , however, was hugely significant for Real and left them in the driving seat to secure a first title since 2012.

Author: 0 Lord Coe's IAAF reforms to tackle corruption and doping backed

It will handle doping cases involving all international-level athletes, taking that job away from IAAF member countries. A view shows the logo at the The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) headquart ... A new version of report by Canadian professor Richard McLaren is expected to come public on December 9, which may reveal more about the organisation and doping in Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Broncos' Marshall, Jaguars' Jackson eager to face ex-teams

The Broncos are now 7-4 and ranked 3rd in the AFC West. With starting quarterback Trevor Siemian out due to a sprained foot suffered during a hard overtime loss to Kansas City last week, the Broncos struggled on offense. "I'd say Paxton was decent". As for the helmet that weirdly remained on Manning's head in this shot, he apparently kept his helmet on while he rested his foot in the team's training room cold tub so he could stay abreast on the offensive play calls that occurred in ...

Sports College football playoff teams announced
Author: 0 College football playoff teams announced

Washington was the next best team. Washington is also ranked No. 4 in the AP and Coaches Poll. But Ohio State and Washington only lost one game apiece and Penn State had two losses. There don't need to be any great think-pieces or takeaways from this year's decisions. Is that the best way to determine the four best teams, as the committee so often repeats is its mission? Washington , its semifinal opponent, is a much less likely contender.

Sports Fading Vikings, losers of 6 of 7 games, almost out of time
Author: 0 Fading Vikings, losers of 6 of 7 games, almost out of time

In a game where Jason Witten's catch streak ended, things turned up great for the Dallas Cowboys. It was a bitter loss, however, the loss can be blamed on the bad interception thrown by the quarterback, Sam Bradford, that gave Lions the chance to win the game when it was just a few seconds to the end of the game.

Author: 0 Mayfield, Oklahoma Top Oklahoma St. 38-20 to Win Big 12

OU had to overcome injuries - only four defensive starters - tackle Jordan Wade, linebacker Jordan Evans, cornerback Jordan Thomas and free safety Ahmad Thomas started every game. Mixon (one-game suspension) and Perine (muscle pull) spent some time off the field from each other, but are getting back to peak form together. "I was actually blocking for Nick, initially", Lewis said.

Author: 0 Smith record century leads Aussies to ODI win

Australia will be hope to seal the series when they take on New Zealand in the second ODI in Canberra on Tuesday. He later latched onto a flying one-handed screamer to dismiss BJ Watling for six off Mitchell Marsh, hurling himself to his left in the gully for a stunning catch.

Sports Latest playoff rankings look promising for Ohio State
Author: 0 Latest playoff rankings look promising for Ohio State

While doing so, O'Korn made a decision to get the fans pumped up for this week's game against the hated Ohio State Buckeyes by essentially guaranteeing victory. The only question is if there is any possible way it can stay that way over the next two weeks. The game between these two giants is scheduled on November 26 but the tension can already be felt in each squad's locker room.

Author: 0 Playoff Pairs: Alabama-Washington and Ohio State-Clemson

The final four teams were announced at 12:30 pm Sunday afternoon. Even after a wild finish to championship Saturday, selection Sunday went pretty much as expected. "I feel like I know him, I see him on TV so much", Petersen said. College Football Playoff chair Kirby Hocutt told ESPN Washington's one loss weight differently than Penn State's two losses.

Author: 0 Colorado misses Rose, heads to Alamo Bowl

The Cowboys (9-3 overall; 7-2 Big 12) enter the bowl season having won seven of their last eight games and ranking among the Big 12's best teams in terms of passing offense, turnovers gained, kickoff coverage and punt coverage. While dry, and a deflection one could see CU was excited about the prospects of a bowl game. "We didn't go to the Rose". "Playing in a championship game was a great experience for them also".

Author: 0 Late Kane double propels Spurs in 3-2 win over West Ham

Winston Reid was sent off in injury-time to round off a pulsating London derby that leaves West Ham 17th in the table, one point above the relegation zone, while Spurs sit fifth and three points off the top. A lot of people are going to speculate about contracts but I am happy here. "All I am feeling is pain". "No, it was never my intention when I started as a manager, facing Cristiano Ronaldo or [Lionel] Messi, to try to do something special or be focused on trying to stop this type of ...

Author: 0 India take 2-0 lead against England in five-match series

The opener batted at No.8 due to the injury and will now head home for treatment. With the finish line in sight, Pujara was out caught sweeping off Adil Rashid (1-28). The Roses alliance appeared to represent England's last realistic chance of a great escape, and Root completed a determined and flawless 147-ball half-century when he clipped Jadeja past midwicket for just his third boundary.

Author: 0 Ageless Wonder Burris Leads RedBlacks to Major Grey Cup Upset

Burris was 35-of-46 for 461 yards, passing for 3 TD's and rushing for two more. Slotback Jerome Messam, form nearby Brampton, cappped the drive, coming out of the backfield to haul in a seven-yard touchdown pass. Calgary finished the regular season with a 15-2-1 record. Calgary was looking to finish its banner season with a championship and gain consideration as the best team in league history to win a Grey Cup.

Author: 0 Panthers Fire Coach Gerard Gallant

So, until we see how the Panthers play with a new coach in place, I'm not sure you can pick this team on the road against a team such as the Chicago Blackhawks. He talked to the whole team on Tuesday. Rowe said that management had planned to evaluate Gallant based on the entire six-game road trip before making any decisions, but "after we collapsed in the second period last night, it came to a head a lot quicker".

Author: 0 San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears

Critics say while they respect Kaepernick's right to freedom of speech, they feel this is not the place to express his views. NFL Media believes there will be plenty of suitors for Kaepernick this offseason, but he'll likely use that interest as a negotiating ploy to get the most appropriate deal for him with the 49ers, who have stood by him through the kneeling during national anthem controversy.

Sports No. 8 Penn St. rallies to beat No. 6 Wisconsin 38-31
Author: 0 No. 8 Penn St. rallies to beat No. 6 Wisconsin 38-31

Not experience just from the field, but how you approach this game and how you believe in yourselves and how you play this game. The Badgers pressured McSorley, and he threw it out of bounds. The Nittany Lions' furious second-half run came after a first half Wisconsin dominated early and in just about every facet of the game. Time and time again this year, the Lions have been in seemingly impossible positions and needed help or created their own magic to keep the run going.

Sports Jeff Fisher reportedly gets two-year contract extension with Los Angeles Rams
Author: 0 Jeff Fisher reportedly gets two-year contract extension with Los Angeles Rams

The 58-year-old head coach as remained atop the Rams' franchise for the last four-plus seasons. Things could be worse, so the Rams chose to give Fisher a contract extension. Five seasons of losing should be enough to not extend Fisher. According to a Sunday morning report from Ian Rapoport of , the Los Angeles Rams have finally done what many have speculated - or dreaded depending who you are - throughout the better part of the 2016-2017 season.

Sports Tennessee to take on Nebraska in Music City Bowl
Author: 0 Tennessee to take on Nebraska in Music City Bowl

Tennessee has averaged 36.2 points for the season and the Vols have seen their scoring output expand to 50.2 points per game over the last four games. "I know our players, coaches and fans will enjoy the trip to Nashville, and we anticipate a great week of activities and an excellent football game".

Sports Eagles, DeSean Jackson could be interested in reunion
Author: 0 Eagles, DeSean Jackson could be interested in reunion

Later that year, Jackson signed with Washington where he has played for the last three seasons. National Football League insider Adam Schefter reports the Eagles are expected to make an effort to bring DeSean Jackson back to Philadelphia this offseason.

Sports Conte plays down Chelsea's title chances after Spurs win
Author: 0 Conte plays down Chelsea's title chances after Spurs win

The win lifted Chelsea back to the top of the Premier League and one point ahead of second placed Liverpool . "We don't want to stop now, ' said Hazard". Antonio Conte's side next travel to the Etihad Stadium where they face Manchester City on Saturday. Chelsea then won it shortly after the break when Victor Moses fired home at the far post to secure the west Londoners a seventh consecutive victory and reclaim top spot in the Premier League table.

Author: 0 New world champ Rosberg calls it a day

Will I miss the rivalry? The 31-year-old German, who beat off team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the finale, is the first reigning champion to quit since Alain Prost in 1993. There will be some, Lewis Hamiton being one of them, who will feel robbed of the opportunity to take the title from him next year. I'll race them. I'm here to race.

Sports Woods makes sizzling start to comeback at Bahamas event
Author: 0 Woods makes sizzling start to comeback at Bahamas event

The 14-time major victor playing his first tournament for 16 months after multiple back operations. The ball rolled back down the slope, and Woods pitched the next one to just outside 3 feet and made that for bogey. Woods hosts the 18-man invitational event on an Ernie Els-designed par-72 course complete with natural Caribbean brush and sand collecting wayward shots from a field that includes six of the world's top-10 players.

Sports Pardew wants Palace to build on Southampton win
Author: 0 Pardew wants Palace to build on Southampton win

Ledley's energy disrupted Southampton's normally smooth passing game but it was Delaney who made the difference. "He'd be the first to admit he's not blessed with masses of talent", said Pardew of his centre-half, "But he's got masses of personality, of desire and of leadership".

Author: 0 Arsenal boss Wenger hails hat-trick ace Alexis: Killer instinct

I don't think there's a whole lot of debate about this, but in case you were unaware: Alexis Sanchez is a fair country ballplayer. "But when they walk off with the ball under their arm, it's a good feeling". "I'm very disappointed, frustrated, and humiliated", admitted Bilic. It was really bad. Olivier Giroud is a major doubt for the game as he continues to nurse a groin injury that he picked up against Bournemouth last weekend but the Frenchman is expected to be back for the Champions ...

Author: 0 Death of ex-NFL player Joe McKnight came during road-rage incident

Authorities say the other man, Ronald Gasser , shot McKnight three times from inside his auto while McKnight was standing outside. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand confirmed that the three casings from the bullets shot from Gasser's gun that struck McKnight were all found inside of Gasser's vehicle.

Author: 0 Tiger roars with bogey-free 65 in second comeback round

Matsuyama, a victor in three of his last four tournaments, holed out for eagle with a wedge and kept his mistakes to a minimum at Albany on his way to a 7-under 65 that gave him a seven-shot lead over British Open champion Henrik Stenson and U.S.

Sports Cowboys vs. Ravens, By The Numbers
Author: 0 Cowboys vs. Ravens, By The Numbers

Andrew Luck threw for 262 yards and two touchdowns as the Indianapolis Colts hung on for a 24-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans , their 11th straight victory against their division rivals and a win that evens their record at 5-5 this season.

Author: 0 A Quick History of The Iron Bowl

It was the second straight year the quarterback missed the Iron Bowl. Next week: Like Auburn, Florida has a great defense but not enough offense to beat Alabama. Scarbrough ran for 90 yards, including 83 after the half. Auburn will get leading rusher Kamryn Pettway back after missing two games, and the Tigers have the SEC's No.1 running attack at 297.5 yards per game.

Author: 0 Texans-Packers Preview: By The Numbers

The Eagles had the misfortune to get Rodgers in one of those games in which he can lift a team all by himself. There were only two times in the game's first 57 minutes that the Eagles legitimately stopped the Packers on a third down .

Sports Patriots' Alan Branch wins appeal of four-game suspension
Author: 0 Patriots' Alan Branch wins appeal of four-game suspension

He suspension reportedly stemmed from testing positive for marijuana-use. After Branch was previously suspended by the league for four games as the result of a failed drug test, it appears that he has won his appeal . After the Patriots' 22-17 win over the Jets on Sunday, Branch insisted that he was innocent. He has recorded 39 tackles and one sack, and has been a big forced for the Patriots on early downs and non-passing situations.

Author: 0 India's winning moment against England in Mohali

Woakes picked up the wicket of Murali Vijay early on, caught at second slip by Root, but that was as good as it got for England as Parthiv went into one-day mode, picking up boundaries easily, and Cheteshwar Pujara kept things ticking over at the other end.

Sports Bolivia suspends airline as Colombian crash probe points to lack of fuel
Author: 0 Bolivia suspends airline as Colombian crash probe points to lack of fuel

The Bolivian Civil Aviation Authority announced it had indefinitely halted all flights operated by LaMia and also was suspending some aviation officials during the investigation. The pilot had the option to refuel in Bogota, it said, but headed straight to Medellin. The LAMIA pilot requested urgent permission to land before the audio went silent.