David Ubben

Oklahoma's Overhaul Pays Off

Last year, Oklahoma was forced to make big changes after an embarrassing finish to the season, including a blowout bowl loss. Bob Stoops' overhaul has paid off, as a Bedlam win delivered the Sooners a Big 12 title and likely a playoff bid. More»
Matt Brown

Playoff Race Developing Clarity

With Rivalry Week finished, it appears that the College Football Playoff field will be easy to predict. Oklahoma is nearly a lock, Alabama and Clemson just need conference titles to advance and Iowa and Michigan State meet in a play-in game. More»
David Ubben

Oklahoma Wins Bedlam, Boosts Resume

Oklahoma overwhelmed an Oklahoma State team that spent all season living on the edge, and the Sooners will almost certainly have a playoff spot to show for it after beating the Cowboys 58-23 on Saturday night to win Bedlam. More»
Matt Brown

Les Miles Staying At LSU

LSU ended a three-game losing streak by beating Texas A&M 19-7 on Saturday, but the game was merely the undercard to a surreal main event afterward that ended with coach Les Miles being told that he will continue as head coach. More»
Matt Brown

Stanford FG Takes Down Notre Dame

Any hopes of Notre Dame sneaking into the College Football Playoff were crushed on Saturday night when Stanford kicker Conrad Ukropina split the uprights for a 45-yard field goal as time expired to give the Cardinal a 38-36 win over the Fighting Irish. More»
Brian Kenny

Fury Upsets Klitschko in Snooze Fest

There's a new Heavyweight Champion of the World. England's Tyson Fury took a 12-round decision against Wladimir Klitschko Saturday night, in a fight best described as unwatchable and action-free -- until Fury's celebration. More»
Cy Brown

Florida State Shuts Down Gators

Florida's offensive woes continued on Saturday in a rivalry showdown against Florida State, as the Seminoles walked away with a dominant 27-2 victory. The Gators are still going to next week's SEC title game, but any playoff dreams appear crushed. More»
Kyle Kensing

USC Tops UCLA, Wins Pac-12 South

USC's 40-21 win Saturday over No. 22 UCLA sends the Trojans to their first Pac-12 Championship Game and ended a three-game losing streak against the rivals Bruins. They pulled off the win behind an impressive mix of veteran and young talent. More»
Knox Bardeen

Alabama Pulls Away To Win Iron Bowl

Auburn put up a fight against No. 2 Alabama in Saturday's Iron Bowl, but ultimately Derrick Henry and the Alabama defense proved to be too much to handle, as the Crimson Tide won 29-13 to clinch the SEC West and keep a playoff bid within reach. More»
Cy Brown

MLS Cup playoffs: Red Bulls vs. Crew

The New York Red Bulls must overcome a two-goal deficit (or more) Sunday to stop the Columbus Crew from advancing to the MLS Cup final. But the outcome of the contest might rely on New York's defense. More»
Dalton Mack

Fantasy football start & sit: Week 12

Week 12 is looking like a mixed bag, a cornucopia if you will. While Cam Newton delighted on Thanksgiving, Green Bay's Davante Adams proved to be a turkey of epic proportions. For the remaining games, we've got some picks for you. Dig in. More»
Matt Brown

MSU Runs Away With Big Ten East

Needing a win to clinch the Big Ten East, No. 5 Michigan State made a statement on Saturday, blowing out Penn State 55-16 to clinch the division. The Spartans will meet Iowa in next week's conference title game, with a playoff spot on the line. More»
Cy Brown

MLS Cup playoffs: Dallas vs. Portland

The Portland Timbers have a two-goal advantage over FC Dallas ahead of the second leg of their MLS Western Conference semifinals match in the Lone Star State this Sunday at 5 p.m. ET. Can top-seeded Dallas overcome the deficit? More»
Cy Brown

Vardy breaks record goal streak

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy scored his in his 11th consecutive English Premier league match today -- the longest goal streak in EPL history -- leading the Foxes to a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at King Power Stadium. More»
Matt Brown

Buckeyes Roll Over Michigan

There will be no need to complain about the Ohio State offense this week, as the No. 8 Buckeyes dominated No. 10 Michigan on Saturday, winning 42-13 behind Ezekiel Elliott and a run game that cruised against the Wolverines defense. More»
Matt Brown

Reports: Hokies to hire Justin Fuente

Virginia Tech's final game wasn't even over yet, and athletic director Whit Babcock appeared to have already won the coaching carousel. Multiple reports on Saturday indicated that Memphis coach Justin Fuente will replace Frank Beamer. More»
Matt Brown

Lynch Throws 7 First-Half TD Passes

Hype around Paxton Lynch as a potential first-round NFL draft pick has been building all season, and he's finishing what could be his final regular season on a high note, throwing seven first-half touchdown passes in Memphis' game vs. SMU More»
Sean Highkin

NBA East: deeper than the West?

For at least a half-decade, it's been more or less a given that a thoroughly mediocre East team would get into the NBA playoffs, while a superior team from the West gets shut out. That could change this year. So far, the East seems to be reversing that trend. More»
David Ubben

TCU Tops Baylor in Rainy 2-OT Game

After a thrilling shootout last season, No. 19 TCU exacted a little revenge against No. 7 Baylor for last year's blown lead with a defensive stop in the second overtime, preserving a 28-21 win on Friday night in cold, rainy conditions. More»
Tim Healey

5 steps to making the A's good again

The A's are fresh off their worst season under Billy Beane, a 68-94 record and last place in the AL West. But Oakland is famous for rebounding and surprising people, and 2016 could be the same story. Here are a few things they can do to head in that direction. More»
Matt brown

Huskies Trounce Wazzu in Apple Cup

Washington beat No. 20 Washington State 45-10 in the Apple Cup on Friday, getting to six wins and bowl eligibility. With star Wazzu quarterback Luke Falk out, the Huskies forced seven Cougars turnovers to lead the blowout win. More»
Matt Brown

Iowa Remains Perfect At Nebraska

The Iowa Hawkeyes will take the field in next week's Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis with a perfect 12-0 record and a playoff bid on the line after finishing their regular season with a 28-20 win at Nebraska on Friday. More»
Matt Brown

Houston Beats Navy, Wins Division

Six days after losing its undefeated season at UConn, Houston could not have responded better. Quarterback Greg Ward Jr. returned to the starting lineup from an ankle injury to lead the Cougars to a 52-31 win over No. 15 Navy on Friday afternoon. More»
Karim Zidan

Can the Heavyweight King be Stopped?

Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury have a lot of differences -- Klitschko is 39, Fury 27; Fury can be goofy, Klitschko far less so; Klitschko is the heavyweight champ, Fury wants to be the heavyweight champ. They'll fight Saturday afternoon on HBO. More»
Cy Brown

Spurs Try To Keep Rolling vs. Chelsea

Tottenham and Chelsea are trending in different directions. Spurs have gone unbeaten in their last 12 matches, while Chelsea already have seven losses this season. Will either team buck the trend in their pivotal match on Sunday? More»
Cy Brown

Can Leicester City shock the EPL?

Leicester City has surprised the English Premier League with their stellar play this season on the way to the top of the EPL table. But is this just a flash in the pan or do the Foxes have legitimate chance to finish in the top four? More»
Will Leitch

The sad tale of Tony Romo

Tony Romo broke his collarbone again during Thursday's loss to the Panthers, bringing an end to what was perhaps his last best chance to be the Dallas savior Bill Parcells made him out to be more than a decade ago. More»
Matt Brown

College Football Pick 'Em: Week 13

College football's Rivalry Week is one of the best sports weekends of the year, with two full days of games that have bragging rights and championship dreams on the line. We preview and predict all of the key games on Friday and Saturday. More»
Knox Bardeen

Bears Spoil Favre's Special Night

Thanksgiving's final game of the day was the only contest with true suspense. Not only did the Bears thwart a fourth-quarter comeback attempt at Lambeau Field, but they stole some shine from a rival's pomp and circumstance. More»
Matt Brown

Texas Tech Wins With Help of Wild TDs

Texas Tech won a Thanksgiving night shootout at Texas 48-45, thanks in part to two long, improbable touchdowns scored by receiver Jakeem Grant in a game in which both defenses gave up plenty of big plays. More»
Kenneth Arthur

Panthers Stay Perfect, Romo Injured

Tony Romo reminded millions of Thanksgiving Day viewers that he's prone to make errors and that the Cowboys road to the playoffs will be very difficult, especially after Romo re-injured his left clavicle in a 33-14 loss to the Panthers in Dallas. More»
AJ Cassavell

Reranking 5 years of MLB free agency

We won't be able to accurately assess the 2015-16 crop of free agents for some time, but here's a look at the 10 highest-paid free agents over the past five seasons -- and what those top 10 lists might have looked like with the benefit of hindsight. More»
Cy Brown

Lions feast on Eagles

The Detroit Lions entered Thursday with a 35-38-2 record on Turkey Day. But they put in a surprisingly dominant performance Thursday against the Philadelphia Eagles, winning, 45-14, at Ford Field. More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

Frank Gifford Suffered From CTE

Giants legend Frank Gifford died of natural causes back in August, just a few days shy of his 85th birthday. After a posthumous examination, it was discovered that Gifford suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy. More»
Matt Brown

Spartans Steal The Show Again

Saturday will be a monumental day in Ann Arbor. Jim Harbaugh and Urban Meyer meet for the first time as head coaches, and Michigan and Ohio State are both in the top 10. Their ultimate fate, however, rests in the hands of Michigan State. More»

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