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18cced97-fdc0-4719-bfee-fa9c306ef1d9-Alabama.jpg?width=660&height=441&fit=crop&format=pjpg&auto=webp Alabama head coach Nick Saban is soaked in a sports drink in a sports drink after their win against Ohio State in an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Alabama Won 52-24. (APPhoto/Wilfredo Lee)

DeVonta Smith was uncoverable, Najee Harris unstoppable and Mac Jones impeccable. With a performance that was both surgical and explosive, No. 1 Alabama won the College Football Playoff national championship game 52

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DePaul guard Charlie Moore (11) greets fans after an NCAA college basketball game against Butler Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Chicago. DePaul won 79-66. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

Paul Reed scored 23 points on 8-of-9 shooting, Jalen Coleman-Lands added 20 and DePaul upset No. 5 Butler 79-66 on Saturday.

Coleman-Lands was 3 for 5 from 3-point range and freshman Romeo Weems had 11 points as the Blue Demons knocked off a team ranked in the top five for the first time since beating No. 5 Kansas on Dec

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How is this possible?

I don’t blame you for a second if you think this photo of Zion Williamson is fake.

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Zion has the cheat codes. @ZionW32

This isn’t just a case of photographing a perfectly-timed block attempt, it’s really everything that adds to it. Firstly there’s the obvious, Zion’s hand is a solid two FEET above the rim, but really there’s so much more to appreciate about this photo that you might not notice on first glance.

  • That Clemson player? He’s not small. Tha
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Nick Saban championship

The Alabama Crimson Tide won the national title in dramatic fashion with a 26-23 overtime win over the Georgia Bulldogs on Monday night. A gutsy quarterback change was at the heart of their victory. It was a classic game filled with talent and drama on both sides, and Alabama staged a memorable second half comeback to take home the hardware.

Here’s a look at five reasons why the Crimson Tide were able to come back and win the championship.

1. Tua Tagovailoa changed the game

The decision t

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The Jaguars donated 1,000 tickets to Sunday’s AFC Wild Card Game to Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria and refugees from around the world, the team announced Wednesday.

In the statement, the team said 500 of the donated tickets went to displaced Puerto Ricans and their families in North and Central Florida. The other 500 tickets were given to refugees from all over who are residing in Northeast Florida.

This was put together by the Jaguars Foundation and team owner Shad Kha

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S-E-C! S-E-C!

Alabama and Georgia won their College Football Playoff semifinals on Monday and will meet in the national championship next week in Atlanta, the home of the Southeastern Conference title game.

“Couldn’t have scripted it better in some ways,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said. “It will be one of the sweetest drives from Birmingham (Alabama, where the SEC offices are located) to Atlanta that we’ve ever experienced.”

The fourth-ranked Crimson Tide smothered No. 1 Clemson 24-6 in the

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Cotton Bowl, USC vs. Ohio State score, highlights: Buckeyes Dominate The Trojans


ARLINGTON, Texas -- No. 5 Ohio State thumped No. 8 USC 24-7 on Friday night at the Cotton Bowl in the battle of teams that kinda, sorta had a case for being in the College Football Playoff. The Buckeyes scored the first 24 points of the game and turned the Trojans over four times on the night before grounding the Pac-12 champions down the stretch in the second half. 

J.T. Barrett and Co. leaned heavily on their r

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Rick Pitino has sued the University of Louisville Athletic Association for $38.7 million, saying it breached his contract by placing him on unpaid administrative leave without notice and firing him last month with no legally justified “cause.”

The ULAA fired the Hall of Fame coach on Oct. 16, weeks after he was placed on leave when Louisville acknowledged it was being investigated in a federal bribery probe of college basketball. Pitino is not named in the federal complaint and has denied parti

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Chip Kelly Named Next UCLA Head Coach


Former Oregon coach Chip Kelly has been named the next head coach at UCLA, agreeing to a five-year contract worth $23.3 million with a $9 million reciprocal buyout, the school announced Saturday.

Kelly also had been considering the vacant Florida job, sources previously told ESPN.

“I am thrilled to welcome Chip Kelly to Westwood,” said UCLA director of athletics Dan Guerrero in a statement. “His success speaks for itself, but more than that, I firmly believe that his passion for the game and

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UConn's record 111-game winning streak came to a startling end when Mississippi State pulled off perhaps the biggest upset in women's basketball history, stunning the Huskies 66-64 on Morgan William's overtime buzzer beater in the national semifinals Friday night.

William hit a 15-footer to cap it, moments after a replay review awarded UConn two free throws for a flagrant 1 foul call that tied the game with 26.6 seconds left.

"I live for moments like this," William said. "UC

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It's getting good, folks.

The tournament hit full madness Friday night when Zak Showalter hit an improbable three to send Wisconsin's Sweet 16 game against Florida to overtime, and then Florida's Chris Chiozza one-upped him with an even more improbable three-point runner at the buzzer for the win.

The Elite Eight has three Blue Bloods, three SEC teams (say what?!) and Gonzaga on the doorstep of its first Final Four with a Cinderella story (hello, Xavier) in the way.

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The 67-game March Madness basketball tournament begins Tuesday, with many games taking place during the day when you’re, ahem, supposed to be working.

Fortunately for you — but not your bosses — all NCAA Tournament games will be available online. For many of the early round games, thou

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Alabama’s suffocating defense bottled up LSU running back Leonard Fournette and provided Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts the luxury of a few scoreless quarters to get accustomed to deafening Death Valley.

Hurts finally escaped the grasps of LSU’s stingy defense on a 21-yard touchdown run that broke a scoreless tie early in the fourth quarter, and No. 1 Alabama remained unbeaten with a 10-0 shutout of the 15th-ranked Tigers on Satu

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College Bowl projections


College Football Playoff semifinals

College Football Playoff at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Georgia Dome, Atlanta
Saturday, Dec. 31, TBD (ESPN)

Schlabach: Alabama vs. Washington
McMurphy: Alabama vs. Washington

College Football Playoff at the Fiesta Bowl

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Saturday, Dec. 31, TBD (ESPN)

Schlabach: Clemson vs. Michigan
McMurphy: Clemson vs. Michigan

College Football Playoff National Championship

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Monday, Jan. 9, 2017,

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The Connecticut Huskies still rule the women’s college basketball world, and by a margin that’s almost incomprehensible.

The Huskies added to one of the greatest dynasties in the history of any sport at the expense of Syracuse University on Tuesday night, crushing the Orange 82-51 to win its fourth straight title.

All-time collegiate great Breanna Stewart led the way for UConn with 24 points, 10 rebounds and six assists en route to winning a Most Outstanding Performer of the Final Four for a

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North Carolina’s Justin Jackson (44) fighting for a loose ball with Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiacono (15).

Villanova 77, North Carolina 74: Villanova’s Kris Jenkins nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Wildcats their first N.C.A.A. championship since 1985.


In an atrium inside the Davis Center, Villanova’s practice complex, twin 19-inch monitors inside a glass trophy case show a looping highlight montage of the 1985 men’s basketball national championship game. At the press of a

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Azura Stevens had 24 points and 10 rebounds for her sixth double-double of the season and No. 13 Duke beat Massachusetts 70-46 on Monday night.

It was Stevens' fourth 20-plus game this season.

Duke led 33-26 at halftime and scored the first 10 points of the third quarter, capped by Stevens's 3-pointer. The Blue Devils held UMass to just six points in the third — on two field goals.

Rebecca Greenwell had 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Duke (8-2). Lyne Belton tied a career-high

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Mark Dantonio couldn’t see much from his vantage point, only that Jalen Watts-Jackson had the ball and was gliding down the sideline, the final seconds on the clock ticking down and the north end zone at Michigan Stadium looking like football nirvana.

“I didn’t know what was happening. I was with all you, some green, some blue,” said Dantonio, shaking his head in amazement. “Everybody’s mouths just dropped open.”

No, the Stanford band wasn’t on the field at the end o

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Charles Barkley, the voluble former professional basketball star, thinks people criticizing President Barack Obama for filling out a “March Madness” bracket are racist.

“You people in America who are upset that President Obama did a bracket, why don’t ya’ll just go say you don’t like him because he’s black,” Barkley told TMZ while leaving the London Hotel in New York City.

Barkley’s comments come after actor Charlie Sheen told the Hollywood gossip website that Obama was “wasting … time when t

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