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Playoff Rankings Preview: Don't Expect Much Intrigue This Week

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Miami beat Virginia 44-28 at home Saturday while Clemson beat FCS team The Citadel 61-3. Its claim on the top spot in the playoff rankings hinges on its final game, a road contest against sixth-ranked Auburn. The Crimson Tide could essentially eliminate two other playoff contenders in Auburn and Georgia. The Tigers have four wins over teams ranked in the top 20 entering the game this season. Read More »

Brazel steady in Hong Kong defence

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Brazel is tied 19th in a group of 16 at one-under-par that also features Masters champion Sergio Garcia and Rafa Cabrera Bello. The Indian finished 109th on last season's Race to Dubai but six birdies and just a single bogey have given him a one-shot advantage after the first day of the new battle to top the European Tour's order of merit. Read More »

Aiyegbeni retires from professional football at 35

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He had been a free agent after being released by Coventry City earlier this year and made a decision to end his playing career having failed to secure a new deal elsewhere. "I would like to officially announce my retirement from professional football today", Yakubu told Sky Sports yesterday. At 22, he caught the attention of English football when he scored in a 3-0 win over Manchester United, before securing a January move to Portsmouth. Read More »

PSG shatter Champions League record

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We knew what we were getting into". But overall it was a complete performance from the team, even though it would have been better without conceding the goal. Rodgers said: "Moussa left Paris when he was 15 and progressed very well". Defending champions Celtic face Motherwell in Sunday's Scottish League Cup final, but the Parkhead boss insists lifting his players' spirits will not be hard. Read More »

Nigeria to pay $2.4 million World Cup bonus

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The latest rankings, which was published on FIFA's official website, sees the Eagles assume 50th position in the world and 8th in Africa. Meanwhile, Senegal replaces Tunisia as Africa's highest ranked country at number 23 and 27 respectively. Read More »

Watford tell Everton to end pursuit of Marco Silva

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Watford were adamant they would not lose their manager at this stage of the season and it looks like they have won the battle. Watford's CEO Scott Duxbury contacted the Everton board last weekend and asked them to cease their efforts to persuade Silva to head north. Read More »

Wichita State vs. Notre Dame - 11/22/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Notre Dame was down 57-52 with the ball when Farrell pulled up for a three in transition that came up short. But that one conversion was all the Irish needed to win themselves the Maui Invitational crown. I'm thrilled that it will be there, and we'll be back in four years to check it out when it's up on the wall. "We never ran that look out of it [before], we never run that", Brey said of the inbounds play. Read More »

Shaun Marsh could miss first Ashes Test

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However, there was no suggestion from the board that a second player would be brought in to cover for Marsh, who would have moved up the order to open with his uncapped Western Australia team mate Cameron Bancroft. "It's part and parcel of playing cricket". Shortly before the announcement that Maxwell is to join the squad, Smith confirmed as-yet-unnamed cover for Warner was on its way. Read More »

Pakistan former PM appears again in anti-graft court

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According to details, the important meeting of the senior PML-N leadership was presided over by party President and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. "Nawaz Sharif only wants to use charter of democracy for his personal gains", Zardari was quoted as saying. His remarks came in reference to the National Assembly which on Tuesday rejected with majority vote the motion to consider the Elections (Amendment) Bill 2017 moved by Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader Syed Naveed Qamar. Read More »

LA's pre-Thanksgiving heatwave breaks two records set in 1950

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Forecasters said heat records could also be set Thursday in downtown Los Angeles, Burbank, Lancaster and Palmdale. Records were also set by midday in Long Beach, where the temperature reached 91 and topped the 2015 record of 88. It's not like the summer heat when the nights are still warm. Temperatures are expected to drop a few degrees Thursday, but it'll still be about 20-25 degrees higher than the average in many communities, National Weather Service meteorologist Rich Thompson said. Read More »

Clippers guard Patrick Beverley undergoes right knee surgery

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Beverley is facing a recovery period of up to nine months. The Clippers are in the middle of a nine-game losing streak and are still without fellow starting guard Milos Teodosic and big offseason acquisition Danilo Gallinari . It's still very early in the season, so the fact that it seems to be that particular diagnosis is devastating news for Los Angeles. Head coach Doc Rivers of the LA Clippers touches hands with Patrick Beverley #21 in a 108-92 Clipper win during the Los ... Read More »

Angela Rye rips Trump: 'We don't say "thank you massa" over here'

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UCLA is one of the top basketball programs in the country, and the Ball family - including LiAngelo's outspoken father, LaVar Ball - has become well-known in the sports world. "Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out". "If exposure is half the problem, then I think it's got to help". "I have to know what somebody is doing before I say 'thank you.' I'm not just going to go around saying thank you". Read More »

Tennessee dismisses star receiver after expletive-filled tirade

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A new coach could attempt to get Jennings reinstated but would likely need Currie's blessing. Wednesday during the coaches teleconference, interim head coach Brady Hoke announced that injured safety Todd Kelly Jr. Since then, the 4-7 Vols have lost to LSU and are on the verge of completing an SEC season without a conference win for the first time since the league was formed in 1933. Read More »

Jerry Jones backs off litigation threat over Roger Goodell

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But that doesn't mean he's given up putting stumbling blocks in Goodell's way. As Ken Belson of the New York Times reports , Jones took a different tone in a letter sent to Arthur Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons and chairman of the NFL's compensation committee who has been described as the "point man" on negotiating Goodell's extension. Read More »

Ray Allen refutes alleged 'catfisher' claim they had romantic relationship

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In documents filed Tuesday, Allen acknowledges he communicated with who he thought were those women and that he eventually entered into an agreement with Coleman to not disclose details of those conversations. Allen, 42, chose to take legal action in order to stop the threats made against him and his family, and that the National Basketball Association star was the victim "of an online scheme to extract money and embarrass him by someone who appears to be troubled", Allen's attorney David ... Read More »

Ireland great Ronan O'Gara joins Crusaders as assistant coach

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As well as 128 games for Ireland, he has played for the British and Irish Lions in their 2001, 2005 and 2009 tours and has also captained Munster, Ireland and the British and Irish Lions. "He was a brilliant player and has gone on to prove himself as an outstanding coach with Racing 92 in Paris", he said. "We are lucky to have the continuity of Brad and Jason in their roles, while Ronan will bring his fresh perspective and new ideas, which is always welcomed". Read More »

Clippers guard Patrick Beverley has right knee surgery

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However, he's expected to need nine months to make a full recovery, so that could mean he's limited at the start of training camp. The 29-year-old apparently re-aggravated the injury in the loss. Beverley, a first-team all-defensive team player with the Rockets last season, averaged 12.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists with the Clippers. The loss of Beverley leaves the Clippers (5-11), on a nine-game losing streak entering Wednesday's game in Atlanta, without their opening-night ... Read More »

Kansas City Chiefs sign coveted cornerback Darrelle Revis

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What is clear is that the Chiefs defense has struggled without Pro Bowl S Eric Berry , who ruptured his Achilles tendon in Week 1 and is out for the year. The Chiefs will be Revis' fourth team after playing for the Jets (2007-12, 2015-16), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2013) and New England Patriots (2014). The Jets host Kansas City at MetLife Stadium next weekend. Read More »

Beleaguered Kevin Sumlin maintaining focus, working to beat LSU

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The news, first reported by the Houston Chronicle , has elicited an emotional response from players unhappy with the way A&M is handling the situation. "He has to do better than he has done in the past". "I think our team has done a really, really nice job of focusing on games at hand", Sumlin said. Read More »

Dybala 'can't promise' staying at Juventus next season

Dybala is just 24, and it would be unusual if he were to commit to Juventus for the rest of his career, but those interested in him will no doubt welcome such comments. "I must admit I miss Dani Alves and Pogba", he told France Football . Alaba has twisted his back and Rafinha has a knock to an ankle, sidelining them for a game which Bayern need to win to keep up the pressure on Group B leaders Paris Saint-Germain.Bayern head coach Jupp Heynckes will have to re-arrange his defence after ... Read More »

LaVar Ball Says Lakers Are 'Soft,' Don't Know How to Coach Lonzo

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Coming off his second triple-double of the season, Lonzo Ball chipped in with eight points, four assists and 13 rebounds. "'Be patient with him?' Ain't no patience if you're winning". The elder Ball told Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report that Walton and his staff need to be tougher on Lonzo . But they put together a 38-19 run spurred by an energetic third quarter from reserves Jordan Clarkson , Josh Hart and Julius Randle , who finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Read More »