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Alabama's  roster also includes a list of experienced starters in their junior and senior years. Dabo Swinney has turned the Tigers in to a national powerhouse, amassing a 56-11 record over the last 5 seasons. "It was a slight sprain in my MCL".  Clemson  has  Heisman  candidate quarterback Deshaun Watson. He commended Watson on his dedication and transformation into a team leader in the 2015 season.
  • Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal to win ATP Qatar Open

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    But what, the packed audience - which included Bayern Munich players and its high-profile coach Pep Guardiola - eventually witnessed was Djokovic giving a proper hiding to Nadal, with the title clash done and dusted in one hour 13 minutes. "I know his character, how big of a fighter he is and how hard he works", the world No. 1 said, adding that "there's a reason" why the current world No.
  • Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney has roots in Pelham

    Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney has roots in Pelham

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    After Ford was sacked, Stallings brought McCorvey, Pearman and a number of former Clemson people to Alabama . He's a reporter's dream for a quote, and he's arguably the most interesting coach in college football. The Clemson offense was held to 20 points, its lowest total all year, against Louisville in September then 296 yards, also a season low, a game later against Notre Dame.
  • Jordan Spieth dominates in Hawaii to win seventh PGA Tour title

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    I'm very excited with where I am at as a start to my career and what Tiger has done. But it's nice to be in that company.... "It's fantastic being out here with what we're trying to do, and doing it well". "Everybody has their own swing that is personal to them and the secret to teaching is you don't want to take away what someone does naturally and I think Cameron and Jordan have done that beautifully".
  • Rose Bowl: Stanford embarrasses Iowa; Band Embarrasses Stanford

    Rose Bowl: Stanford embarrasses Iowa; Band Embarrasses Stanford

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    The Iowa Hawkeyes' hopes of adding win number 13 to their already record season total disappeared quickly in a 45-16 loss to Stanford in the Rose Bowl Friday. McCaffrey kept his head on his shoulders after taking runner up in the Heisman Trophy voting to Dererick Henry. "From what I saw, I think the players were not as focused as they usually are in other games".
  • Alabama Wins The College Football Playoff National Championship

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    It's far from the first time Saban has pulled out a timely trick. Alabama blanked LSU for No. 2 and crushed Notre Dame to repeat. He led Clemson to its 15th ACC title in December and a second straight blowout bowl victory over Oklahoma , this one in the national semifinals.
  • Cowboys offer alternative plan for Chargers to join Rams in Inglewood

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    In addition, Goodell's report declares that both Los Angeles plans - Rams owner Stan Kroenke's Inglewood stadium, and the Raiders' and Chargers' joint venture in Carson - are "first class stadiums", the source said. After that, the other two teams suddenly felt pressure to act now or risk being the big loser, especially the Chargers. Likewise, the Raiders have no new viable stadium plan in Oakland and didn't want to forfeit the option of their old market in L.A.
  • Johnny Manziel showed up to practice drunk

    Johnny Manziel showed up to practice drunk

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    On Sunday Haslam elevated Brown to the position of executive vice president of football operations. "I don't really know what his background is per se or anything like that". The Browns were unable to reach Manziel by phone on Sunday, according to Sports Illustrated . It appears that there is far more to the story than meets the eye.
  • Dabo Swinney Not Concerned About Alabama's Extra Practice Time

    Dabo Swinney Not Concerned About Alabama's Extra Practice Time

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    Alabama , led by the machine that is Nick Saban, is no stranger to championship games. In my mind, the biggest factor in the title game will be Watson. Faced with the possibility of going 15-0, Swinney said, "That would be we're the best ever". "We'll see him out there today, but I think the prognosis is good at this point.
  • Stephen Curry out injured as Golden State Warriors are beaten

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    Nor are they aren't letting anything take away from their win, which is the fourth in a row. The player who set a nasty physical tone for the Mavs was center Zaza Pachulia, who brought his lunch pail to work again and produced his 17 double-double of the season.
  • 5 hilarious things Dabo Swinney said during epic press conference

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    He has gained 100-plus rushing yards in five of the last six games, with 145 against Oklahoma . The last to do so was Florida in 2007 when they were 7-point underdogs against Ohio State but cruised to a 41-14 victory. The defense was even more impressive, especially since star end Shaq Lawson was knocked out of the game in the opening minutes with a knee injury. What time is the College Football Championship? While coaches appear optimistic he will play, Lawson doesn't sound so sure.
  • Spurs equal best start in franchise history after romp over Nets

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    On the photo: Brooklyn Nets interim head coach Tony Brown talks to San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich before an NBA basketball game between the Nets and the Spurs, Monday, Jan. Donald Sloan recorded 15 points and 10 assists, earning his first double-double of the year. Beyond that, unless the team wants to explore the trade market for Lopez and Young as a way to tear it down and recoup some assets via trade, the only other piece that might net them a return is Bojan Bogdanovic, ...
  • United finally wins, Arsenal goes clear atop Premier League

    United finally wins, Arsenal goes clear atop Premier League

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    It helps the team as well because you go through moments where you don't play well. "To not drop points with the way we played, I think it is very important". "He made two big saves", Wenger said of his goalkeeper. "On our side, we have shown qualities that are more mental today". Watford went ahead against City when left back Aleksandar Kolarov diverted Ben Watson's corner into his own net after halftime.
  • Alabama Annihilates Michigan State, Will Play Clemson For National Championship

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    Alabama finally broke through by going to its star freshman receiver. Henry will run for 125 yards and two touchdowns, while Coker will continue with his accurate passing and throw for 260 yards and two more touchdowns. Clemson's challenge is to possibly bait Kiffin to call a play for Ridley and have the coverage there to defend a Coker deep throw to him. Michigan State could not get anything going on the ground against the Tide's fierce front and the best drive of the first half, a ...
  • Bengals criticize Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter for going on field

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    Davis took the opening kickoff 106 yards to give Kansas City a 7-0 lead over Houston in the first AFC wild-card game Saturday. "He deserved a Grammy Award for that", Jones said . Roethlisberger finished 18-of-31 for 229 yards and a touchdown. I didn't even touch him. However, this time the tables were reversed, as the Steelers scored two quick touchdowns to finish the first half with what proved to be an insurmountable 24-3 lead.
  • Bengals LB Burfict suspended for first 3 games next season

    Bengals LB Burfict suspended for first 3 games next season

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    The NFL announced Monday that Burfict has been suspended without pay for the first three games of the 2016 regular season for repeated violations of safety-related playing rules. At the South Point hotel, Jimmy Vaccaro said he was leaning toward putting up a number with small limits just to give bettors some options. Pittsburgh survived a bumpy four months that included significant injuries to Roethlisberger, running back Le'Veon Bell, center Maurkice Pouncey and left tackle Kelvin ...
  • Johnny Manziel Partied In Vegas With A Fake Wig And Mustache

    Johnny Manziel Partied In Vegas With A Fake Wig And Mustache

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    Unfortunately for him, the club did not permit this to happen and Manziel used his credit card to pay, signing the name on the card. And although the team's turmoil at quarterback belies it, Haslam said he concurs with Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas , who said after Sunday's loss that quarterback is the most important position on the team.
  • Five keys from the Redskins playoff loss against the Packers

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    Aaron Rodgers threw for 210 yards & 2 TDs in today's Wild Card victory. They rose to the occasion during a first quarter goal line stand that prevented the game from snowballing into a dumpster fire. Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) pulls in a touchdown pass as Washington Redskins free safety Dashon Goldson (38) closes in during the first half of an NFL wild card playoff football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Jan.
  • Isco delighted with Real Madrid recall

    Isco delighted with Real Madrid recall

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    The key is the team's attitude. "I had a good relationship with Rafa [Benitez] and it was disappointing to see him go, but this happens in football". "Zidane is Real Madrid's fifth Coach since 2009, but is the Coach always to blame? I have just arrived and things need time".
  • Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg declares for NFL Draft

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    He made the right decision to leave now, because he's already given so much to Penn State that staying another year, Franklin runs the risk of ruining him even further that he is best served getting to the league now and learning from quarterback coaches and offensive masterminds who can get the most out of his talents, something Franklin couldn't or didn't know how to do.
  • Arizona Cardinals open as 7-point favorites over Green Bay Packers

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    He gained 9 yards after catching a short pass from Aaron Rodgers on the first play of an 80-yard drive, and stayed on the ground after being tackled. The Arizona Cardinals (13-3) are coming from a bye after a disappointing 36-6 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the final week of the regular season.
  • Adam 'Pacman' Jones: Antonio Brown was not hurt, he was faking

    Adam 'Pacman' Jones: Antonio Brown was not hurt, he was faking

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    Roethlisberger went back in and drove the Steelers to midfield, where the Bengals appeared to have them beaten before Burfict and Jones lost their composure at the worst possible time. The question should be "what in the world were the Bengals thinking in the final minutes of that game?" The truth is Joey Porter had no business being out on the field and jawing at players.
  • Lionel Messi wins — FIFA Ballon d'Or

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    For the last seven years, the Ballon d'Or have been shared between Messi and Ronaldo as the two aspired to outplay each other on the pitch. Lionel Messi said it felt "incredible" after he was announced as the victor of the Ballon d'Or for a record fifth time .
  • Burfict will face suspension for hit on Antonio Brown

    Burfict will face suspension for hit on Antonio Brown

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    Burfict's status as a repeat offender could lead to a suspension. And now the real question comes into play: Who was responsible for this mess? That housecleaning needn't include Coach Marvin Lewis, however. All they had to do was to keep their cool and close it out. That's because there was a bunch of incidents from the first two games this season that went past the limits of the game.
  • Patriots WR Julian Edelman cleared to play vs. Chiefs

    Patriots WR Julian Edelman cleared to play vs. Chiefs

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    And to not be able to compete with the guys you work hard with every day in the spring, summer... you know, it sucks", he said. Edelman, who suffered a foot fracture in the first quarter of the Patriots' Week 10 win over the Giants, has been practicing since Dec.
  • Adrian Peterson: 'I hold myself responsible' for Vikings' loss

    Adrian Peterson: 'I hold myself responsible' for Vikings' loss

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    All of which, of course, makes the inevitable Minnesota fan reaction videos to Walsh's blunder all the more heartbreaking. "He's got to make it", Zimmer said after the game. "The hold was fine", he told Stacy Dales of the NFL Network. That wasn't easy during the third-coldest postseason game in National Football League history.
  • Clemson expects DE Shaq Lawson to play against Alabama

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    And, besides that, I don't think Alabama, when you spread those guys out, that's not the kind of football they want to play, like Texas A&M did when Johnny Manziel beat them. The last time they met, the Alabama Crimson Tide came out on top, 34-10. Watson runs like a tailback (1,032 yards this season) and throws like the All-American he is: 68.2 percent completions, 264 yards per game, 31 touchdowns, 12 interceptions.