• MI football players accept missing the College Football Playoff
MI football players accept missing the College Football Playoff

The 9-3 Seminoles will play MI, which finished at No. 6 in the rankings, at 8 p.m. on December 30th. The Wolverines are 21-23 in all bowl games. With the conference championship weekend winding down, MI would need a huge upset from Virginia Tech over Clemson in the ACC title game to have a chance to make the playoff.

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  • Penn State gives playoff committee something to ponder
Penn State gives playoff committee something to ponder

Alabama has played Washington four times previously, twice in bowls and not since 1986. Ohio State didn't play in the Big Ten title, but won 11 games and knocked off Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Nebraska and MI. The Buckeyes started the College Football Playoff rankings as the No. 6 seed and steadily moved up when the rankings were released starting in ...

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  • Clemson remains fourth in playoff poll
Clemson remains fourth in playoff poll

That's where No. 24 Stanford (no change) finds itself after defeating Cal for the seventh year in a row, giving the Cardinal its fourth-straight win of the season. "Oklahoma made a push to be in the top four with its smack down of West Virginia ", said panelist Rich Brooks. Similarly, Washington State didn't drop out of the rankings after a lo...

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  • Lallana in line to make Liverpool return at Bournemouth
Lallana in line to make Liverpool return at Bournemouth

The former Paris Saint-Germain captain has been training with Liverpool's under-23 squad ever since that late-night outburst in September, though was able to attend a Victoria's Secret fashion show in the French capital this week. Klopp went on to say that "nothing has changed" when subsequently asked if Sakho had edged closer to a first-team retur...

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  • Wenger expects Arsenal to regain momentum after Cup blow
Wenger expects Arsenal to regain momentum after Cup blow

Kick-off is set for 5:30pm GMT. Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs said he nearly retired from football in 2009 after losing the Champions League final 2-0 to Pep Guardiola's Barcelona. His output will be even more important following the news that Santi Cazorla is likely to be out for up to three months after an operation on his injure...

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  • Beltran reaches deal with Astros, $16M for 1 year
Beltran reaches deal with Astros, $16M for 1 year

According to an initial report from Buster Olney of ESPN , as confirmed by FanRag Sports, the Houston Astros and veteran outfielder Carlos Beltran appear to be in line for a reunion. He was acquired by the Astros on June 24th of 2004 from the Kansas City Royals to help invoke a spark in a team that was built for a postseason run, but was struggli...

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  • Could this be the world's first cheese advent calendar?
Could this be the world's first cheese advent calendar?

As a kid, I loved December for the chocolate-filled Advent calendars. "I got a pretty unbelievable reaction", she explains. "I've already spoken to manufacturers, but by showing your registered interest, I can take it to retailers. Somewhat devastatingly, you won't be able to get your hands on one this year, as the calendar is just a prototype. H...

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  • Edinson Volquez signs two-year deal with the Marlins
Edinson Volquez signs two-year deal with the Marlins

When Jose Fernandez passed away in September, Miami was immediately left with a need for starting pitching. Here are three things to know about the reportedly imminent deal between Volquez and the Marlins. He spent 2012 and part of the 2013 season with the Padres, finished that season with the Dodgers and joined Pittsburgh in 2014. The terms ...

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  • Returning Tiger Woods soars with two eagles in pro
Returning Tiger Woods soars with two eagles in pro

Woods converted several up-and-down opportunities throughout the round, including a 15-foot par save on the final hole to finish with an unofficial score of 2-under 70. Call me naïve, but I believe it. "I want to do this as long as I can, as long as the body will allow me to". Those with long memories can recall when nothing gave the PGA Tour gre...

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  • Brewers sign former Blue Jay Eric Thames
Brewers sign former Blue Jay Eric Thames

Milwaukee has a $7.5 million option for 2020 with a $1 million buyout. Thames hit.262 with 12 homers and 37 RBIs over 95 games in his rookie season of 2011 with the Blue Jays. Thames was traded to Baltimore in June 2013 but did not play in the majors that season. Manager Craig Counsell said Thames not only fills a hole in the lineup but can se...

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  • LSU pulled offer to Tom Herman after he backtracked
LSU pulled offer to Tom Herman after he backtracked

He led LSU to a 5-2 record. Orgeron arrived at LSU as a defensive line coach under Miles in 2015. There had been rumors that LSU would fire Miles since a year ago when expectations were not met midway through the season. LSU is one of those football programs that recruits itself. "By the end of that process, our decision was clear", Alleva said...

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  • Bristow sparks fury over footballer abuse tweets
Bristow sparks fury over footballer abuse tweets

The Football Association has launched a review into the escalating child sex-abuse scandal to discover what professional clubs knew about crimes being committed by coaches, the report continued. "Everybody that works on TV is frightened to say the truth because they are frightened to lose their job, life shouldn't be like that". He wrote, "sorry ...

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  • Hertfordshire Olympians shortlisted for Sports Personality of the Year award
Hertfordshire Olympians shortlisted for Sports Personality of the Year award

The other nominees are: Nicola Adams , boxing; Alistair Brownlee , triathlon; Sophie Christiansen , equestrian; Kadeena Cox , athletics/cycling; Mo Farah , athletics; Jason Kenny, cycling; Laura Kenny, cycling; Adam Peaty , swimming; Kate Richardson-Walsh, hockey; Nick Skelton , equestrian; Dame Sarah Storey, cycling; Max Whitlock , gymna...

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  • Alexis Sanchez contract is important but Arsenal have time, says Arsene Wenger
Alexis Sanchez contract is important but Arsenal have time, says Arsene Wenger

However, they got back to winning ways on Sunday to move to within three points of league leaders Chelsea. Walcott spoke of his delight of scoring on his return to the starting line-up and focusing exclusively on football after a couple of long days at home.

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  • Man United's Luke Shaw reacts to 4-0 win over Feyenoord
Man United's Luke Shaw reacts to 4-0 win over Feyenoord

The ESPN FC guys share their thoughts on the images of Wayne Rooney following a recent night out. Rooney's Old Trafford future has appeared to be in some jeopardy this season, with sources telling ESPN FC last month that manager Mourinho had told the player's camp that he could not guarantee the 31-year-old regular first-team football and that se...

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  • Kompany out for up to six weeks as injury woes continue
Kompany out for up to six weeks as injury woes continue

However, Guardiola's side have had limited training time after an away trip to Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League on Wednesday, and he is expecting a hard test in the weekend's early kickoff. Neither side seemed interested in exploiting the greater space in the final half hour, however, and the match petered out as City made sure of t...

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  • Penn State Beats Michigan State to Reach Big Ten Title Game
Penn State Beats Michigan State to Reach Big Ten Title Game

The was one that specifically could have been an 80-yard touchdown. Ohio State (11-1, 8-1) took possession and gambled on a fourth-and-1 from the 16-yard line. There's absolutely nobody else on the roster - not Mike Weber , not Parris Campbell, not K.J. Hill, not Noah Brown - that could have made that play.

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  • Real Madrid 2-1 Sporting Gijon
Real Madrid 2-1 Sporting Gijon

That will rule him out of the clasico on December 3, and the Club World Cup later in the month. Ankle is feeling ok. Zinedine's Zidane side did not demonstrate their usual attacking quality, but a first-half Cristiano Ronaldo double was enough to see Real Madrid labour to victory.

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  • Ed Orgeron, with LSU going well, to stay as coach
Ed Orgeron, with LSU going well, to stay as coach

This will be Orgeron's second full-time stint as a coach in the SEC West. Coach "O" earned this job. "He's one heck of a coach, him and I are very close and I can't wait to spend my college career with him!" By the end of that process, our decision was clear.

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  • Bills WR Watkins set to make return
Bills WR Watkins set to make return

He can run a little bit. "He looks pretty good to me". We're not going to run him until his tongue's hanging out. To have him play on Sunday against Jacksonville, the Bills would need to announce the move by Saturday. "I'm hopeful he'll be able to get back", Ryan said of Harvin. Heading into Sunday's game, a lot of the conversation has center...

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  • Group A top spot remains undecided, Arsenal, PSG draw
Group A top spot remains undecided, Arsenal, PSG draw

It's not a disaster to finish second to PSG, I think we've got to get that right, because PSG are a very good side and they showed that last night at the Emirates. Qualification could have been determined in this group on Wednesday, but a couple of draws mean three teams are fighting for two spots on Matchday 6.

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  • Dez Bryant: Washington needs to get their money back from Josh Norman
Dez Bryant: Washington needs to get their money back from Josh Norman

If we were to make a guess, we'd bet Norman is on Bryant more often than not. "Got to play your game. He's not", Bryant said. I honestly feel like the guy's extremely soft. "It's like, sheesh, these guys have had the rivalry for ages", he said. "You supposed to be a lockdown corner, and you can't even play man". There's nothing Norman relishe...

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  • Conor McGregor makes UFC history
Conor McGregor makes UFC history

He said he wants part-ownership of the company as part of any new deal. People have shares - celebrities. In the aftermath of perhaps his most memorable triumph, in front of a packed crowd full of Irish supporters, the 28-year-old chastised the UFC ownership for not immediately presenting him with both of the belts he now holds.

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  • India strike late on day 4 to oust England's skipper
India strike late on day 4 to oust England's skipper

Kohli says the way England played gave his team more confidence to kick on and finish the job of winning the Test match. Ben Duckett, whose place in the side will now come under severe scrutiny after he managed only 18 runs in three innings, set the tone by falling to spinner Ravichandran Ashwin for the third time in the match.

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  • Spieth wins playoff to claim 2nd Aussie Open
Spieth wins playoff to claim 2nd Aussie Open

However, he would be left to rue a double bogey at the par-four 15th. Jordan Spieth of the United States chips on the 11th hole during the single matches in 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club. "Eventually I'll win one, I hope". It just felt like I went out trying to just take advantage of each hole when I sit on the tee box and it d...

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