• Can the upset-minded Chicago Bears take the cheese?
Can the upset-minded Chicago Bears take the cheese?

Seemingly reeling after a 17-point lead slipped away in the fourth quarter, the Packers made the play of their season so far, as quarterback Aaron Rodgers hit receiver Jordy Nelson deep on a 60-yard bomb, setting up a walk-off field goal.

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  • Dez Bryant rips 'fake Cowboy fans' after win over Buccaneers
Dez Bryant rips 'fake Cowboy fans' after win over Buccaneers

For starters, they can win at home tonight. The Falcons defeated the San Francisco 49ers 41-13 to raise their record to 9-5 with two games remaining in the regular season. Prescott started the season in place of the injured Tony Romo and hasn't looked back. At times , offense was heavy on the dink-and-dunk, and settled for field goals too often...

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  • Koeman: I have no problem with Klopp
Koeman: I have no problem with Klopp

Ronald Koeman is aware of the extra intensity involved when Everton square off with Liverpool in the Merseyside derby. Everton will be without captain Phil Jagielka as the defender serves a suspension after being sent off in his side's 2-1 win over Arsenal last week.

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  • Sounders Edge Toronto in Epic MLS Cup
Sounders Edge Toronto in Epic MLS Cup

Penalty-kick shootouts might not be the fairest way to decide a title, but they might be the single most dramatic as the teams traded punches and counterpunches in the shootout. I love being able to play for my city and represent my city and play for the best fans in the league and play in front of my family. But it was a stunning save from Fre...

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  • Dallas Cowboys still Dak Prescott's team despite poor outing
Dallas Cowboys still Dak Prescott's team despite poor outing

However on the next play, defensive lineman Cedric Thorton knocked the ball out of Eli's hands and recovered the fumble. The Giants were able to get some pressure on Prescott, and sometimes it was due to a great play by someone like Olivier Vernon .

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  • AFC taking shape as Chiefs move up, Ravens-Patriots looming
AFC taking shape as Chiefs move up, Ravens-Patriots looming

Raiders offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele was a late scratch with an illness that sent him to the hospital, though Del Rio said he'll be able to travel home with the team. "They might have re-thought what they wanted to do, when they chose to throw a fade with two time outs", Edwards told KNBR 680. MACK TRUCKING: Khalil Mack had a strip-sack fo...

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  • Ramos strikes in 90th as Madrid draws 1-1 at Barcelona
Ramos strikes in 90th as Madrid draws 1-1 at Barcelona

The match ended in a 1-1 draw. "Barca at Camp Nou? ". Luis Suarez had opened the scoring for Barcelona but then Sergio Ramos tied it up at one with a 90th minute goal. Both missed from close range. Ramos, a World Cup victor in 2010, added: "The points difference is reward for the hard work we've been doing since the start of the season".

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  • Pep Guardiola doubts Manchester United's Premier League chances
Pep Guardiola doubts Manchester United's Premier League chances

I want to finish the season strongly with Celtic and see where it goes from there. But there was to be no victor and Brendan Rodgers will no doubt be the happier of the two managers, with Celtic avoiding defeat on its travels for just the fourth time in Champions League history.

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  • Lions using productive paranoia to surge atop the NFC North
Lions using productive paranoia to surge atop the NFC North

The Lions played with a goal, in a higher gear, with a strong mindset, and put forth a total team effort for 60 minutes. Brees told me that even those numbers are deceiving. The Saints took the approach of having their backs against the wall this week, much like last week, but didn't respond in the loss. 3 of the 4 teams lost this weekend, includ...

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  • Royals to trade Wade Davis to Cubs
Royals to trade Wade Davis to Cubs

Davis will be a free agent after the 2017 season. Soler also had an outstanding 2015 Postseason, setting a Major League record by reaching in each of his first nine plate appearances in the National League Division Series vs. Sources confirmed to MLB.com on Tuesday evening that the A's are in on trade discussions for the speedy outfielder, but ...

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  • Why Big 12 has no shot at college football playoff
Why Big 12 has no shot at college football playoff

College Football Playoff predictions reveal some bad news for Penn State and MI. What if this team loses? Should both Clemson and Washington win, they are the only two teams that could jump them. Could the Big Ten champion win and still be ranked behind MI? MI has no quality road victories and it could be argued, the worst loss (at Iowa)....

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  • Playoff Pairs: Alabama-Washington and Ohio State-Clemson
Playoff Pairs: Alabama-Washington and Ohio State-Clemson

After Ohio State was placed at the No. 3 spot, taking on Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl, and Washington nabbed the final position in the playoff , Kanell pointed out that the Buckeyes" "brand' likely made the difference in getting Ohio State in over Penn State.

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  • John O'Korn Essentially Guarantees Victory Over Ohio State
John O'Korn Essentially Guarantees Victory Over Ohio State

Win their next two games and the Tigers are in. There was just one huge problem: the play should have never happened and now it is having a huge impact on the College Football Playoff picture. According to the Playoff Projection panel, the teams most likely to move in beyond votegetters Washington and Wisconsin are Penn State, Oklahoma and even U...

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  • Big 12 commissioner seeks clarity on Ohio State, Washington playoff..
Big 12 commissioner seeks clarity on Ohio State, Washington playoff..

After all, the league's Playoff representative is the Buckeyes, and they didn't win the Big Ten, either. The final spot, as it turned out, came down to Penn State (11-2) and Pac-12 champion Washington. The same day, the fourth-seeded Huskies will meet the top-seeded Crimson Tide in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta. UW's game against Alabama - the Pe...

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  • Washington gets playoffs nod over Penn State
Washington gets playoffs nod over Penn State

The Nittany Lions punted twice, lost two fumbles and turned the ball over on downs on their first six possessions and trailed, 28-7. Penn State faces No. Top-ranked Alabama, the SEC champ, is the only unbeaten team in the Power 5 conferences. Despite having a nonconference schedule ranked 127 out of 128, Pac-12 champion Washington earned its...

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  • Brown scores 3 TDs for Steelers in 28-7 win over Colts
Brown scores 3 TDs for Steelers in 28-7 win over Colts

Mr. Automatic, Adam Vinatieri, pushed a 52-yard field goal wide right in the first quarter. Hilton had his defender beat running down the sideline and dropped an nearly certain touchdown. While many on Twitter spent a decent amount of time debating the merits of each path, it's important to remember that Tomlin did not. Pat McAfee executed a fl...

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  • Bengals snap skid on Dalton's arm, Nugent's foot
Bengals snap skid on Dalton's arm, Nugent's foot

Andy Dalton hit Tyler Eifert for 13 yards and the TD with:07 left in the half. The Bengals (3-7-1) are on pace to have their least-productive season with the run since 2010, which stands as a recent reference point for bad Cincinnati running games.

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  • Bruins win first trip to Rupp
Bruins win first trip to Rupp

The No. 11 Bruins (8-0) travel to No. 1 Kentucky (8-0) for their first trip to Rupp Arena looking for their second upset over the top-ranked Wildcats in as many years. Why something was missing in a 12:30 p.m. ET game. It did appear like Ball was out to prove something , and there's no need. So in the half court, he attempted one jump shot the e...

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  • Bucky's 5th Quarter's Fifth Quarter: Thoughts on Wisconsin's loss to Penn State
Bucky's 5th Quarter's Fifth Quarter: Thoughts on Wisconsin's loss to Penn State

The top four are No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Washington. "Let's stop talking about 2-2 and let's start talking about the last nine games", Franklin said as he received the Big Ten Championship trophy. Selection committee chairman Kirby Hocutt made it clear that the 12-person committee did not. In the previous two Col...

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  • Oklahoma QB Mayfield says he'll return for senior season
Oklahoma QB Mayfield says he'll return for senior season

It's been disappointing second half of the seasons for both these teams. Bonus prediction: Dede Westbrook and James Washington account for 500 total receiving yards. In a steady rain, he passed for 281 yards. "(He) probably wasn't far enough along to figure out the situation he was in", Gundy said this week. The result was fourth-and-goal fro...

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  • Carroll to make West Ham return against Arsenal
Carroll to make West Ham return against Arsenal

Arsene Wenger's charges were guilty of wastefulness with their final pass, however, allowing their opponents to keep the scores level for longer than they may have expected after Arsenal's dominant start. The Gunners made the breakthrough in the 24th minute via a mistake from Angelo Ogbonna . Only bottom side Swansea have conceded more goal...

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  • Ohio State holds firm to 2nd in CFP rankings
Ohio State holds firm to 2nd in CFP rankings

Oklahoma dropped below Colorado this week, to No. 9, followed by Oklahoma State at No. 10. Is that why the committee loves Ohio State so much right now? It's clear that the Big Ten has shown itself to be the most hard conference in the country.

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  • College football Championship Week preview
College football Championship Week preview

The four teams making it to the College Football Playoff will be announced at the end of December's opening weekend . The Badgers only slip ups were against the Wolverines of MI, and Ohio State . The committee could get saved by one simple scenario: both Clemson and Washington losing. If they don't, it will be dramatic. 8 p.m. ET: C...

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  • Mercedes to bide time over Hamilton
Mercedes to bide time over Hamilton

Rosberg did not criticise Hamilton's tactics, saying he understood that it was the British driver's best chance. The son of 1982 champion Keke Rosberg, he is the third German to reach the F1 summit after Michael Schumacher and Vettel and the first to win driving for a German team.

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  • Unbeaten 'Bama looks to stay perfect in SEC title game
Unbeaten 'Bama looks to stay perfect in SEC title game

Alabama is a virtual lock to make the College Football Playoff, win or lose against Florida. Alabama was dominant, with a ideal 12-0 season. He's said by some analysts to have cracked the top five for Heisman candidates. Then in the season finale the Dawgs lost to Georgia Tech 30-24 in overtime, but what most fans remember is Richt's decision to sq...

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