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Tom Brady Becomes All-Time Winningest QB
- December 06, 2016

On a sunny day that featured temperatures in the 30s, Tom Brady became the winningest quarterback in National Football League history as the Patriots improved to 10-2. He's a great guy, someone I always looked up to. Blount said he was the first teammate to say "201" to Brady. "I kind of made a point to watch his first drive". (more...)
Panel's playoff picks came down to Washington vs. Penn State
- December 06, 2016

The final spot came down to Penn State (11-2) and Pac-12 champion Washington. In the AP and the CFP, Michigan (10-2) came in at No. 6, giving the Big Ten East Division three teams in the top six. But he's going to have to play well under pressure: Ohio State's defense has produced a quarterback pressure on 51.1 percent of pass plays in the last three games. (more...)
Wenger takes strong squad to Switzerland to play Basel
- December 06, 2016

The Swiss side have scored just twice in five Champions League games so far so may struggle to find the net. However, this season may not deliver on the theory that finishing second means a harder tie in the first knockout stage. The risk and potential reward of playing the best Arsenal players in Basel tomorrow do not add up in my book and besides that we do have plenty of players who are in need of more game time, such as Olivier Giroud, Rob Holding , Kieran Gibbs and Lucas Perez . (more...)
New Zealand coach Mike Hesson downplays Australia turmoil New Zealand coach Mike Hesson downplays Australia turmoil
- December 06, 2016

Australia have long dominated ODI cricket - they have won four of the last five World Cups - and it has consistently been their strongest format but they suffered a humiliating whitewash in South Africa recently jeopardising their No 1 world ranking. (more...)
Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Washington make College Football Playoff
- December 06, 2016

Two were left out, Oklahoma of the Big 12 and Penn State of the Big Ten. The Sooners finished 10-2. The four-team College Football Playoff is in its third season. The Wolverines were idle Saturday after losing in double overtime to Ohio State a week earlier. Washington (12-1) is the No. 4 seed after beating Colorado 41-10 in the Pac-12 championship game . (more...)
Clemson to face Ohio State in Fiesta Bowl
- December 06, 2016

Ultimately, the committee chose not to punish any of its Top Four teams from the week before. Regardless of what the Playoff Committee decides to do there will be plenty of caterwauling going on, and it won't be all be by the fans of teams that were left out. (more...)
Ron Rivera to Richard Sherman: I See What You Did There Ron Rivera to Richard Sherman: I See What You Did There
- December 06, 2016

The Seahawks are 5-0 at home, though three of Seattle's home victories have come by six points or less. "I guess karma gets you", Sherman said . With Mike Remmers on the left side now and backup right tackle Daryl Williams is out with an injury , Carolina will be moving around several players and starting a guy picked up just the other day. (more...)
Mixon, Mayfield lead Sooners past Cowboys
- December 06, 2016

If the Owls were going to win, they had to find a way to keep the Navy running game in check. Oklahoma State was able to run the ball easily against the Sooners in the first half, and the only reason Oklahoma stayed in the game was third down stops. (more...)
Police disburse unruly Penn State fans after victory _ again
- December 06, 2016

Certainly any outcome would've had its detractors, and so no matter which four-team field the committee chose, there would've been tears over which teams were excluded. Penn State has won nine straight games since that drubbing at The Big House and players regularly refer to the lessons learned from those two losses - ones of needing to prepare better to compete with the likes of MI and also just how explosive this offense is after storming back late in the game and losing to Pitt - as ... (more...)
No. 1 Alabama romps past Florida for SEC title
- December 05, 2016

Linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton suffered an injury in the first half of the SEC Championship and head coach Nick Saban said postgame that Hamilton is "probably out for the year". 9 College Football Playoff). - Penn State jumped three spots by winning the Big Ten title game. Meanwhile, the Big Ten had four teams in the top 10 this week: Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin and Penn State. (more...)
England cap unbeaten year by beating Wallabies 37-21 England cap unbeaten year by beating Wallabies 37-21
- December 05, 2016

The build-up to Saturday's match had featured plenty of verbal sparring between Cheika and Jones, once team-mates at Sydney club Randwick. However, Jones was happy to go on the front foot about a clown cartoon of him published by The Australian newspaper. (more...)
For Vols: Sound of Music (City Bowl)
- December 05, 2016

The Vols (8-4) accepted a bid to the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl, where they will face Nebraska (9-3) on December 30 inside Nissan Stadium. The Huskers will battle Tennessee, from the SEC conference in Nashville, Tennessee, with kickoff scheduled for 2:30pm. Nebraska is tied for second with 53 and Tennessee is tied for fourth with 52. (more...)
Hats off to EA for this incredible Chapecoense tribute on Federation Internationale de Football Association 17
- December 05, 2016

At daybreak, dozens of bodies were quickly collected into white bags while rescuers scavenged through pieces of the plane's fuselage strewn across the muddy mountainside. It started playing with elite Brazilian teams in 2014, the article noted, "and has not been relegated since, another rare feat as novice teams are likely to head back" to the B division "in the blink of an eye". (more...)
Stafford throws for 341 yards, Lions beat Saints 28-13
- December 05, 2016

He completed 16 of his first 17 passes, the only incompletion coming on a bubble screen that he sailed high to TJ Jones and was almost intercepted, and finished 30 of 42 for the game with a 111.3 passer rating. Their passing attack is tops in the National Football League, averaging 330.6 yards per contest. Brees failed to throw a touchdown pass for the first time in 61 home games - ending his NFL-record streak. (more...)
Redblacks win thriller at 104th Grey Cup
- December 05, 2016

The drama started long before the opening kickoff when Burris limped off the field at the end of warmups after tweaking his left knee. This championship is the Redblacks' first Grey Cup win. That was made significantly more hard after he lost his favourite downfield target, when Marquay McDaniel left the game in the first quarter because of a shoulder injury. (more...)
Michigan-Florida State: Game Time, Channel, Location
- December 05, 2016

So while the CFP final four remains with No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Washington - the only four major-conference teams with zero or one loss - Michigan's reward is warm weather and a spotlight game. MI could end up at the Rose Bowl only if the Big Ten champion gets into the playoff and MI does not, which is an unlikely scenario. MI went 10-2 on the year, blowing out Colorado and Penn State, and taking down Wisconsin. (more...)
Time to find out bowl destinations Time to find out bowl destinations
- December 05, 2016

Penn State has not won the Big Ten or played in the Rose Bowl since 2008. Paterno was sacked in 2011 after Jerry Sandusky, his former longtime assistant was arrested for sexually abusing children. Cabinda, who was lined up slightly to the right of the center, heard what happened before he saw it. "I think you have to look and really respect what Penn State has done (lately)", he said. (more...)
Road Rage Ends in McKnight's Death; Criticism of Case Looms Road Rage Ends in McKnight's Death; Criticism of Case Looms
- December 05, 2016

The 28-year-old running back was standing outside his auto when he was shot by Ronald Gasser , 54, Normand said during a news conference at the scene of the shooting. Speaking of Gasser's release, the sheriff said the state has certain "statutes" that provide a defense to certain crimes but did not go into detail. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand on Thursday said Gasser was the person who shot McKnight. (more...)
League title may be out of United's reach, says Mourinho
- December 05, 2016

Just when you thought Manchester United had run out of ways to draw a game of football! Mourinho went on. "To perform in five consecutive matches against hard opposition, I am so happy with the individual performances". The home side were aggrieved after 15 minutes when a two-footed challenge from Marcos Rojo on Idrissa Gueye only resulted in a yellow card when it probably should have been a red card. (more...)
LiveBlog: Big Ten Championship Game - Penn State vs. Wisconsin LiveBlog: Big Ten Championship Game - Penn State vs. Wisconsin
- December 04, 2016

I'm taking Wisconsin and I'm making it my play of the year! Franklin and Chryst, whose teams square off Saturday night in the Big Ten Championship game, aren't focused on how the evening might impact the four-team playoff. "This is a big deal that we're here". "It stands on its own". The Michigan football team was ranked fifth when this week's College Football Playoff rankings were released on Tuesday night. (more...)
Tannehill, Dolphins look to continue surge vs. Ravens Tannehill, Dolphins look to continue surge vs. Ravens
- December 04, 2016

In the teams history the Dolphins have run the table eight times. The Dolphins under coach Joe Philbin went 8-8 in each of their two seasons with Wallace. I would've expected him to have a solid season, but he hasn't gotten as many looks as he did before his hip injury. OUR PREDICTION: The under has cashed in four of the last five meetings between these two teams and is a near-perfect 4-0-1 in the Ravens' last five games overall. (more...)
Jones challenges England to improve
- December 04, 2016

The result also was England's 14th straight win, four of them against Australia , to match the national record streak by the great 2002-03 team. "We're only the number two team in the world and we want to be number one". We don't have that yet. "The 2003 side is a much better side than we are at the moment", Jones said. England , clawed their way back into the game and somehow found themselves 13-10 up after two Owen Farrell penalties and Jonathan Joseph's converted breakaway try ... (more...)
Beltran reaches deal with Astros, $16M for 1 year Beltran reaches deal with Astros, $16M for 1 year
- December 04, 2016

The Astros have been busy boosting their lineup, recently trading for Yankees catcher Brian McCann and signing free agent outfielder Josh Reddick . A nine-time All-Star with 55 games of postseason experience, he would provide significant value in the clubhouse as a mentor to 22-year-old star shortstop and countryman Carlos Correa and the team's other young players. (more...)
Durant leads Warriors to 10th straight win
- December 04, 2016

Lakers Nation reported that the Los Angeles Lakers were without two of their best young players on Wednesday night. "It was a pretty incredible shot by him". We're just getting used to each other a little bit more. Veteran guard Lou Williams continues to be a pleasant surprise, averaging 16.6 points a tilt. (more...)
Patriots' Gronkowski to undergo back surgery
- December 04, 2016

The news Thursday that New England tight end Rob Gronkowski is likely to miss the rest of the season hit home to one Seattle Seahawk - safety Earl Thomas . The Patriots said Gronkowski sustained a hit to the chest November 13 against Seattle that resulted in a pulmonary contusion to his lung. He had missed time earlier in the season with a hamstring injury and bruised lung, and he left last week's game against the New York Jets in the first half with what was described as a herniated disk ... (more...)