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Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Jalen Hurts arrived at the Omni Hotel with the team in Atlanta, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. The Oklahoma Sooners will face the LSU Tigers in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Saturday, December 28. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
Associated Press
December 27, 2019 - 5:02 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Burrow needed a year under his belt, along with a coaching change and a new wide-open offense, to really find his way at LSU. Jalen Hurts didn't have even that long to adjust, which makes his lone season at Oklahoma even more remarkable. Now, two transfer quarterbacks who left an...
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FILE - This May 24, 2016 file photo shows a RUSADA sign that reads: "Russian National Anti-doping Agency" on a building in Moscow, Russia. Russia is accused of manipulating an archive of doping data from a laboratory in Moscow, which was meant to be a peace offering to the World Anti-Doping Agency to solve earlier disputes. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
December 27, 2019 - 4:26 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia confirmed Friday that it will appeal its four-year Olympic ban for manipulating doping data. The Russian anti-doping agency, known as RUSADA, sent a formal letter disagreeing with the sanctions imposed earlier this month by the World Anti-Doping Agency. The case is now heading...
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File- This Oct. 21, 2010, file photo shows Jeremy Roenick speaking during induction ceremonies for the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in Buffalo, N.Y. NBC Sports has suspended former NHL player Jeremy Roenick indefinitely for making inappropriate comments about co-workers. The network announced the suspension Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Don Heupel, File)
Associated Press
December 23, 2019 - 4:02 pm
Former NHL forward Jeremy Roenick was suspended indefinitely by NBC Sports on Monday for his inappropriate comments about coworkers. Roenick made a series of questionable remarks about fellow hockey broadcasters Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp and Anson Carter during a recent appearance on the...
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Philadelphia Eagles' Vinny Curry (75) pulls down Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
Associated Press
December 22, 2019 - 9:20 pm
The Latest on Week 16 in the NFL (all times EST): 9:17 p.m. Chicago nose tackle Eddie Goldman has left the Bears' game against the Kansas City Chiefs because of a concussion. It was not immediately clear when he was hurt. The Bears announced a few minutes into the second quarter he would not return...
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Washington defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake, left, and head coach Chris Petersen lift the Las Vegas Bowl trophy after the team defeated Boise State 38-7 in the Las Vegas Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Las Vegas. Lake is taking over as head coach as Petersen is stepping down after six seasons. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times via AP)
Associated Press
December 22, 2019 - 12:47 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Bowl was always going to be about Chris Petersen. It was his final game as coach, a matchup the two programs he led to such great heights in Washington and Boise State It could have been his moment, but the humble Petersen went out of his way to share his last...
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FILe - In this, San Francisco 49ers fullback Joe Perry, right, shows quarterback Y. A. Tittle the plastic mask he has worn during the football season to protect his bridgework, during practice at Menlo Park, Calif. Tittle, who suffered a cheekbone fracture against the Detroit Lions, is wearing the mask he has used since. Helmets have evolved from the original hard leather of the NFL’s infancy to hard polycarbonate single-piece shells with various amounts of padding and air bladders that served as the primary form of head protection into the beginning of this century. (AP Photo/File)
Associated Press
December 22, 2019 - 12:07 am
Long gone are the days of the leather shell and single-bar face mask. Today’s football helmets are technological marvels, using cutting edge materials and design elements to make the headgear the safest it’s been in the 100th season of the NFL. No piece of protective equipment has undergone as much...
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Ohio State's Kaleb Wesson (34) drives into Kentucky's Nate Sestina during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Associated Press
December 21, 2019 - 9:38 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ohio State slid in for charges and blocked shots, dove on the floor for loose balls, jumped into passing lanes for steals. Doing all the little things was just what the Buckeyes needed in game that felt like late March, not late December. D.J. Carton had 13 points, Kaleb Wesson...
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New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, front, catches a pass for a two-point conversion in the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Associated Press
December 21, 2019 - 9:10 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady appeared for his postgame media session with an ice pack on his right elbow. Bill Belichick was sporting a brand new AFC East championship hat. The New England Patriots had things a little tougher this year, but they came out on top yet again. Brady passed for 271...
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Former Florida State coach Willie Taggart introduced as Florida Atlantic University's, new football head coach during press conference Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Boca Raton, Fla. (Carline Jean/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
Associated Press
December 21, 2019 - 8:41 pm
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Lane Kiffin was watching his now-former Florida Atlantic team play from elsewhere. A bunch of key FAU starters, including the school's only first-team All-American, were missing. The coaching staff the Owls had Saturday faces a very uncertain future starting Sunday...
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San Diego State cornerback Luq Barcoo (16) celebrates with linebacker Troy Cassidy (42) after an interception in the end zone during the first half of the New Mexico Bowl NCAA college football game against Central Michigan on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)
Associated Press
December 21, 2019 - 7:15 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Coming into the New Mexico Bowl, San Diego State's defense was the focus. The Aztecs ranked second in the nation in rushing defense and second in rushing yards allowed per carry. But San Diego State's offense, with only an average of 19 points-per game, ranked among the...
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