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Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Washington make College Football Playoff

The College Football Playoff pairings are in and while they offer little surprise, there is a lot of intrigue. As expected, Alabama claimed the top overall seed, with Clemson and Ohio State coming in at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively. The only real suspense was No. 4, where Pac-12 champion Washington claimed the final playoff berth and the right to face the Crimson Tide. Thus, the only...
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Texans backup QB taken to hospital with elbow infection

The Houston Texans will be without their primary backup quarterback in Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers, as Tom Savage is being treated for an infection in his elbow. Tracy Wolfson of CBS Sports reports that Savage was taken to the hospital on Sunday after he woke up with pain in his elbow. Told Texans BU QB Tom Savage woke up with an infection in the elbow of his...
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Report: Browns ownership vows to stay the course in meeting

Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is prepared to suffer through a potential 0-16 season while holding firm to the decisions he’s made. Haslam, wife Dee, and most of the Browns’ leadership – including coach Hue Jackson – recently spoke at a staff meeting for all team employees designed to boost morale, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. In the meeting, Haslam...
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Meyer's daughter gives birth to coach's first grandchild

There are a lot of great things happening in Urban Meyer’s life with another College Football Playoff appearance on the horizon, but none may be better than him becoming a grandfather. ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi reports that Nicki Meyer, Urban’s oldest daughter, gave birth to a baby boy early Sunday morning. Nicki and her husband, former Georgia Tech wide receiver Corey Dennis, named...
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Report: Tommy Tuberville resigning as Cincinnati coach

Tommy Tuberville’s time at Cincinnati is reportedly over. Tuberville is resigning from his position with the Bearcats following a disappointing 4-8 season, according to reports. SOURCE: Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville is resigning. Announcement coming later today. — Pete Thamel (@SIPeteThamel) December 4, 2016 The Cincinnati job is a fairly strong one, particularly in...
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Report: Eagles interested in bringing DeSean Jackson back

Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson is set to become a free agent after the season, and there’s a chance he could end up returning to the place where his NFL career began. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Eagles are likely to pursue Jackson during the offseason and “multiple teams” believe the 30-year-old could return to Philadelphia. The Eagles are said...
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Report: Bruce Arians to consider retiring after season

Bruce Arians has had multiple health scares in recent years, and those incidents could have him thinking about calling it quits on his coaching career. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported on Sunday that some people familiar with Arians’ situation expect the 64-year-old to contemplate retirement after the season. Arians considered retiring a few years back and has done a fantastic...
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Report: Jeff Fisher signed two-year extension with Rams

Several NFL coaches are on the hot seat heading down the stretch of the 2016 season, but Jeff Fisher is apparently not one of them. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Fisher has signed a two-year extension with the Los Angeles Rams. Sources: #Rams coach Jeff Fisher has, in fact, signed a contract extension. The long-discussed deal is believed to be for 2 years. — Ian...
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Report: Tom Coughlin, Jaguars have mutual interest

The Jacksonville Jaguars are widely expected to fire head coach Gus Bradley before the start of the 2017 season, and they could be looking to bring back an old face to replace him. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Jaguars are expected to reach out to Tom Coughlin, who is interested in the job. Team owner Shahid Khan is looking to make changes within the organization...
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Report: Patriots have no intention of trading Gronkowski

With Rob Gronkowski having recently undergone his third back surgery since 2009, there has been some speculation that his career — at least with the New England Patriots — could be over. According to one report, that is not the case. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media said Sunday that the Patriots are “absolutely” planning on Gronkowski being with the team in 2017 and beyond. The...
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Report: Kaepernick to opt out of contract, become free agent

Colin Kaepernick is reportedly planning to opt out of his contract after the 2016 season and become a free agent. Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers agreed to a restructured contract earlier in the year, and the new deal includes a player option for 2017 and a guarantee that the Niners cannot use the franchise tag on him. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Kaepernick will...
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James Franklin urges committee to focus on Penn State's finish

It’s not about how you start, but how you finish. At least that’s what James Franklin wants everyone to believe. Penn State beat Wisconsin 38-31 in the Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday to win the conference. They came back from down 28-7 in the second quarter and put up 24 points in the second half. Not only did they come back in that game, but they also came back from...
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Report: P.J. Fleck not getting traction as Oregon candidate

Many thought that P.J. Fleck would be a perfect fit at Oregon after the Ducks fired Mark Helfrich, but apparently he is not getting much traction as a candidate for the job. The Oregonian’s John Canzano reports that Fleck has yet to interview for the job. He says Fleck is unlikely to do so until Monday at the earliest, if he interviews for the position at all. Fleck, 36, has...
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Noble Hall nails Josh Allen in nuts with punch (Video)

Late in the Mountain West Conference Championship Game between Wyoming and San Diego State on Saturday night, there was a vicious nut punch. The Aztecs’ Noble Hall climbed on top of one of his teammates, and when he came down, he nailed Cowboys quarterback Josh Allen right in the groin: perfectly legal imo pic.twitter.com/2h2UzYsbEJ — st. nick (@nick_pants) December 4, 2016...
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JJ Watt loves brother TJ’s big play against Penn State

T.J. Watt made a play like the kind fans are used to seeing from big bro J.J. Watt, so it’s no surprise the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year loved what he saw from his brother on Saturday. T.J., a junior linebacker for Wisconsin, came on a blitz on a 4th and 1 play late in the second quarter of Saturday’s Big Ten Championship Game between his Badgers and Penn State. T...
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Steve Kerr laments how marijuana story became headline

Steve Kerr expressed surprise and disappointment that his admission to using marijuana as a pain killer following back surgery became a headline story. Kerr talked prior to the Golden State Warriors’ game on Saturday against the Phoenix Suns about the marijuana story. Kerr had multiple back surgeries last year, which led him to be sidelined for a good portion of the season. He...
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Taven Bryan ejected for bodyslam against Alabama

Florida defensive tackle Taven Bryan was ejected from the SEC Championship Game on Saturday after slamming an Alabama running back during the fourth quarter. The referees had to throw hats on the play because the Gators committed three personal fouls, including Bryan grabbing the facemask of Joshua Jacobs and then slamming him. The body slam pic.twitter.com/wTmq2QRweJ — Vikings...
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Report: Red Sox still unlikely to pursue Edwin Encarnacion after missing Carlos Beltran

The Boston Red Sox aren’t going to get desperate after missing out on one of their big free agent targets. Despite previous target Carlos Beltran reportedly agreeing to terms with the Houston Astros, the Boston Red Sox will not begin a pursuit of Edwin Encarnacion, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. red sox still looking for a hitter, but i hear they do not plan to take...
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Baker Mayfield plans to return to Oklahoma for senior season

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield will be back in 2017 for one final run at a championship. The junior quarterback announced Saturday after the team’s win over Oklahoma State that he intended to return to school for his final year of eligibility. Baker Mayfield says he's coming back to OU next year. Will not enter NFL. — SoonerScoop.com (@SoonerScoop) December 3, 2016 ...
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Patriots officially place Rob Gronkowski on season-ending IR

Rob Gronkowski’s 2016 season is officially over. The New England Patriots announced Saturday that Gronkowski has been placed on injured reserve after back surgery, thus ruling him out for the remainder of the season. Running back D.J. Foster was signed from the practice squad in a corresponding move. Even if expected, it’s a big blow for the Patriots, who lose a top target on...
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Draymond Green defends himself again after kicking Harden

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green lost control of his limbs again on Thursday and accidentally kicked Houston’s James Harden in the head. His defense this time is that people just don’t understand how his limbs operate. On Saturday, Green questioned the NBA’s increased emphasis on “unnatural acts” such as his kicking, even trying to link them to a tactic Harden...
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Houston denies report that Art Briles is candidate for coaching position

The Houston Cougars denied that former Baylor coach Art Briles was a candidate for their coaching vacancy. After reports circulated that Briles was on Houston’s shortlist, athletic director Hunter Yurachek issued a statement Saturday stating that he was not under consideration for the position. “Earlier this week Art Briles expressed interest to me regarding the Houston head...
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Astros reportedly agree to terms with Carlos Beltran

Carlos Beltran is staying in Texas, though he’s switching cities. The veteran designated hitter has reportedly agreed to a 1 year, $16 million deal with the Houston Astros, according to reports. Carlos Beltran has agreed to terms with the Astros. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 3, 2016 Source confirms: Beltran in agreement with the #Astros, one year, $16M, full no...
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Angry LeBron James says ‘the honeymoon stage is over’ after third straight Cavs loss

For the first time since Tyronn Lue took over as head coach, the Cleveland Cavaliers have lost three consecutive games, and LeBron James is intent on putting a stop to that. James, clearly irked after Friday night’s 111-105 loss to the Chicago Bulls, called out the team after the game with a clear message: they can no longer rest on their laurels. A ticked off LeBron James: ...
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Trevor Siemian recreates famous Peyton Manning photo as part of rehab

Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian won’t play Sunday with a foot injury, so he’s stuck hanging around the team facilities and rehabbing the injury. Naturally, he’s seeking a successful rehab, so to do that, he’s turned to his predecessor for some ideas on how to successfully come back from the setback. This seemed to work out well for the last guy. pic.twitter.com...
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