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Alabama Crimson Tide receiver Calvin Ridley will enter NFL Draft

The expectation here is that Ridley and SMU's Courtland Sutton will vie to be the first receiver off the board when the 2018 NFL Draft comes calling in April. Ranked No. 3 by Kiper in his draft-eligible position rankings , Payne had six tackles against Georgia in the title game and a key interception and a touchdown reception against Clemson in the Sugar Bowl.

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Darrell Bevell Reportedly Fired as Seahawks OC After 7 Seasons with Team

Head coach Pete Carroll tried to take the heat for the call, but much of the blame was still put on Bevell's shoulders. Seattle finished 9-7 and missed the postseason for the first time in six years. Bevell's most controversial moment, though, came in Seattle's Super Bowl XLIX loss. Bevell would be the first Seahawks coordinator to be fired since Bates.

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Price named sole Hab at NHL All-Star game

Last year, Okposo represented the Sabres while Eichel was just returning from an ankle injury that caused him to miss the first 21 games of the season. Price started the season with a 3-7-1 record in his first 11 games, along with a 3.77 goals-against average and an.877 save percentage before being sidelined for 10 games with a lower-body injury suffered during a game in Minnesota on November 2.

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Freezing rain possible in north Georgia Monday morning

The ice will result in very slippery conditions on sidewalks, roads and bridges, especially during the evening commute on Monday. "While amounts are expected to be light, any amount of freezing rain on any untreated area roads could quickly turn them icy", the weather service said.

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Jags edge Bills 10-3

But three wins in four to end the season and a bit of help from Cincinnati ended the longest play-off drought in all of United States sport. The Jaguars defense, which ranks first in the NFL in yards per play allowed (4.6), first in Football Outsiders' efficiency ratings and second in sack percentage, has been out of this world.

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Pres. Donald Trump plans to attend Alabama-Georgia title game

Now he is going to a party to watch the game Monday night and will be the only one there supporting the Crimson tide. "There is definitely the meat and potatoes that we both know, but there are also some alternative parts that neither one of us know".

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Rams confident youth can offset Falcons' experience

The NFC established itself as the superior conference early on in the 2017 National Football League campaign, and the result is a pair of juicy wild-card matchups over the next two days. After last week's game, Rams coaches weren't sure he'd be able to play. The over, meanwhile, is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings between these two teams and 5-2 in the last seven meetings when the Rams are the host team.

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Curry propels Warriors past injury-riddled Clippers

Leading by 9 at halftime, the Warriors out-scored the Clippers 39-21 in the third quarter, expanding the lead to as many as 30 points. He was diagnosed with a concussion and the Clippers announced that he would not return to the game. He remained down for several minutes before he was helped up and walked carefully to the locker room. Griffin is averaging 23.6 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists this season.

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Titans' Marcus Mariota catches own deflected pass for touchdown

The Chiefs finished the drive with a touchdown. You can get live scores and stats, along with previews and updates from all the games on our NFL Scoreboard . Perhaps even end Smith's career with the Chiefs. An unlikely hero would show up at the most important time. Mariota clearly lost the ball before hitting the ground.

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Twitter revels in awkward banter between Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden

It had been reported from a number of media outlets that Gruden would return as coach and receive a formal introduction Tuesday during a news conference. At the conclusion of ESPN's Titans-Chiefs broadcast, play-by-play announcer Sean McDonough congratulated Gruden and shook his hand. Gruden reportedly will receive a 10-year contract worth $100 million.

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Bison make it six titles, edging James Madison to regain FCS championship

North Dakota State standout defensive tackle Nate Tanguay said his advice to his younger teammates during championship week is to "lock in" during practices and meetings but relax and enjoy the flurry of activities that includes meeting with former Bison football players and an annual bowling tournament.

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Jon Gruden's 10-year deal with Raiders to approach $100M

Appearing on ESPN's Golic and Wingo (h/t Ryan Wilson of CBSSports.com) on Wednesday, Gruden confirmed he has spoken with Raiders owner Mark Davis regarding the opening and added, "I think there's a good chance", when asked about whether he would accept the job.

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Barkley undergoes physical in Chelsea

Everton manager Sam Allardyce had confirmed on Thursday that Barkley's departure from Merseyside is just a matter of when, not if. Barkley turned down a move to Chelsea on transfer deadline day in August. Barkley nearly joined the reigning Premier League champions last summer but decided against the transfer deadline day switch at the last minute. Chelsea thought they had captured Barkley in the summer transfer window, only for the vaunted England worldwide to have a last-minute ...

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Tottenham's Son Heung-Min deserves more credit for form - Pochettino

Swansea will hand a late fitness test to Tammy Abraham after he was forced off with a stomach injury against Watford at the weekend but Ki Sung-yueng and Kyle Bartley are both out. The England global forward has not completely shrugged off his illness and will now start on the bench as he attempts to become the first player in 71 years to score hat-tricks in three successive English league games.

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Sugar Bowl preview: Clemson, Alabama sweet rivals

Without Deshaun Watson , Clemson (12-2) simply has no answer for Saban's latest group of defensive standouts, sending Alabama (12-1) to an all-Southeastern Conference showdown against Georgia next Monday night in Atlanta. Gaddy also points out Alabama's long tradition in the Sugar Bowl, with many memorable Crimson Tide wins and even National Championships being played in the Sugar Bowl.

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Week 17 Ups and Downs: Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears

Vikings running back Latavius Murray had a pair of touchdowns, while quarterback Case Keenum was 21 of 29 for 189 yards and one touchdown. Chicago's top-10 run game was stoned, managing just 30 yards on 15 carries. Chicago's offense finally scored with 8:22 to play via a 55-yard Mike Nugent field goal. A win in Minnesota would match the record he posted in his first year in charge with the Bears, which isn't the progress Fox has argued the team has made .

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Roy Hodgson 'proud' as Crystal Palace stop Man City juggernaut

The former England boss handed a fearless 15-year-old Sterling his Liverpool first-team debut in a friendly against Borussia Monchengladbach in 2010 and his growth in stature is something Hodgson fully expected. "It's a very costly game this one as the injuries look like they are not short term". It was a deserved point for both teams and now we focus on the next one.

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MSU holds practice before TaxSlayer Bowl

He announced in mid-November he would play in whatever bowl game the Cardinals were invited to, calling it an obligation to his teammates. We're excited about our opponent. Thompson rushed for 147 yards and three touchdowns as State chewed up 277 yards on the ground and finished with 404 yards of offense. The game starts at 11 a.m.

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Cenk Tosun & Steven N'Zonzi on Sam Allardyce's January list

The Guardian reported that Everton have beat off competition from several Premier League sides to agree a deal for Besiktas striker Tosun. And they are now looking to January for reinforcements, with Tosun, who has 14 goals this season, chief among the targets.

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Dana White: I Have A Meeting With Floyd Mayweather's Team

To that, Dana White says hold your horses. If you thought, or were hoping...that all the talk about Floyd Mayweather fighting under the UFC banner was wrapped up, well, it looks like that's not the case. Do you think that a deal could be reached to put Mayweather inside the Octagon for a fight? As far as Mayweather, most believe the very idea of the undefeated boxer, at 40 years old and having zero MMA experience, making the jump to the UFC - as a fighter - is not very realistic ...

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Southern Miss-Florida State football (Independence Bowl)

While some of the crazier stories have been cleared up, the Seminoles are still going into this bowl game with an interim head coach and missing three of their best defensive players as they prepare for the NFL Draft. Odell Haggins, who went 2-0 as interim, will return to his role as defensive line coach. Hit first, hit fast - For the Seminoles, they have only been successful in mounting any sort of comeback once this season, in their win over Wake Forest.

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Lingard double saves Manchester United against Burnley

Wenger was today asked to respond to Mourinho's observations about United's supposed financial disadvantage in the context of Manchester City's dominance. Burnley were content by defending deep and seemed to have held on for their first win at Old Trafford in over half a century, but Lingard popped up with an equaliser deep in injury time to prevent United from falling to a second home defeat of the season.

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Wilson's goal helps Bournemouth

Long's flag had been raised nearly immediately as Nathan Ake's header went into the net via Wilson's head then shoulder. Arnautovic took his tally to five goals in as many games with his late double, the first of which came after Asmir Begovic's slip when attempting a regulation clearance.

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National Football League draft shake-up: 5 groups that would shock with daring strikes

Prior to Tuesday's Cactus Bowl game on Tuesday, Rosen told media members that he would "rather be a lower pick at the right team than a higher at the wrong team", via ESPN's Josh Weinfuss . USC quarterback Sam Darnold isn't sending any signals that he is too good for Cleveland. Cleveland had the top pick in the 2017 draft as well, taking defensive end Myles Garrett.

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Manchester City set to beat rivals for £60 million rated star

The Dutchman had been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool in the summer but a move fell through as Southampton put their foot down. Evans remains an alternative target, along with Inigo Martinez of Real Sociedad, and should the Van Dijk deal hit complications, either of the two could be pursued during the January transfer window .