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Alabama has time and the No. 1 spot on its side - Tue, 21 Nov 2017
The latest rankings keep the Tide in prime position for the playoff, even if they were to lose to No. 6 Auburn in the Iron Bowl. Miami improves to No. 2, but the options are dwindling for two-loss teams such as Ohio State, USC and TCU.

Miami moves up to No. 2 in latest CFP rankings - Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Despite rolling to a victory, Clemson fell to No. 3 in this week's CFP rankings, switching spots with No. 2 Miami. Oklahoma remains at No. 4, while top-ranked Alabama readies for the Iron Bowl against No. 6 Auburn.

Trump blasts Goodell, LaVar in series of tweets - Wed, 22 Nov 2017
President Donald Trump continued his criticism of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and LaVar Ball, bashing both in a series of tweets Wednesday morning.

Sources: Othani can join MLB under agreement - Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Major League Baseball and the players' union reached an agreement Tuesday on a new posting system that would allow Shohei Ohtani to leave Japan and play in the majors next season, sources confirmed to ESPN.

Big Ben: Crazy to say my heart's not in game - Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said critics who have questioned whether he still cares about the game are "absolutely nuts," saying, "I go out there and give everything I have."

LaVar says Lakers 'soft' on Lonzo: 'Get the W' - Tue, 21 Nov 2017
"They're soft. They don't know how to coach my son," LaVar Ball told Bleacher Report in discussing the Lakers' approach to coaching his son. Lonzo Ball has two triple-doubles but has generally struggled with his shot through 17 games as a pro.

Olympics star Douglas says Nassar abused her - Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Three-time gold medalist Gabby Douglas has become the third member of the "Fierce Five" U.S. women's gymnastics team to say she was "abused" by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor.

Why has Harbaugh-mania subsided in Year 3 at Michigan? - Tue, 21 Nov 2017
In the past, Jim Harbaugh couldn't make a move without it being national news. It has been strangely quiet at Michigan this season and there are a variety of reasons for the lack of drama.

Lakers rally late to avoid embarrassing loss to Bulls - Wed, 22 Nov 2017
After stumbling to a 19-point deficit early in the third quarter, the Lakers turned things around as Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's 21 points and Lonzo Ball's boardwork led a late rally past one of the East's least fearsome teams.

Now that Shohei Ohtani is coming to America, where will he play? - Tue, 21 Nov 2017
The path is clear for the "Japanese Babe Ruth" to play in the majors in 2018. Here are seven teams that have a chance at securing his talents.

Week 12 NFL Power Rankings: Train wrecks, triumphs and toss-ups - Tue, 21 Nov 2017
The Patriots are still the class of the AFC. The Packers' season is off the rails. The Chiefs are, well, still trying to figure things out.

With the first pick in the 2018 NFL draft, the Cleveland Browns should ... - Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Whether it's Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold or Josh Allen, the Browns need to use the No. 1 pick to finally secure the quarterback they have needed for years.

All-access with Lane Kiffin as FAU keeps rolling - Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Everyone knows Lane Kiffin is a Twitter troll who speaks without a filter, but how has he turned FAU around so fast? We spent a week inside his program to find out.

Those Tennessee Grumors? Unbelievable, even in the Bottom 10 - Mon, 20 Nov 2017
False rumors about Jon Gruden's lunch plans might be the most SEC thing ever, even in the Bottom 10.

What we learned (and didn't) in Week 11: Players about to get paid - Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Remember that one-year deal Alshon Jeffery took last offseason? Expect him to do much better in free agency in 2018. He's not alone. This week's lessons run through guys in position to land big new contracts.

Barnwell: 17 moments that shaped Week 11 -- and the NFL playoff race - Mon, 20 Nov 2017
The Bills benching Tyrod Taylor. The Vikings signing a backup QB for $2 million. The Seahawks losing half of the Legion of Boom in one week. Which moment had the biggest impact on the season?

In two minutes, Michael Porter Jr. -- and all hope for Missouri -- was lost - Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Players like Michael Porter Jr. don't often choose to play basketball at Missouri. His decision was supposed to lift the Tigers, make them relevant again. And even before Porter played, you could feel it. Then, after it barely started, it ended.

Porter Jr. (back) likely out for season - Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Missouri freshman forward Michael Porter Jr. will have back surgery and is likely out for the remainder of the season, the school announced on Tuesday.

NBA player rankings: Embiid, Simmons challenging the NBA's best - Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Who were the best of the best in Week 5 of the NBA season? Philly's two young stars highlight our latest rankings.

For the Timberwolves, the time to live off 'potential' has passed - Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Tom Thibodeau sent a message to his team in the preseason: The future has to be now. The Timberwolves have embraced the challenge, and they look poised to end a 13-year playoff drought.

This Thanksgiving, football isn't an argument. It's THE argument. - Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Football has long been a conversational side dish at Thanksgiving. This year it's the centerpiece. Pass the gravy!

Matthew Stafford's Thanksgiving memories include Dallas, Megatron, sore shoulders - Tue, 21 Nov 2017
For the Lions quarterback, Thanksgiving has always revolved around football, but he's excited to celebrate it for the first time as a father.

Giancarlo Stanton to the Dodgers? If he wants L.A., he'll get L.A. - Tue, 21 Nov 2017
He's MLB's most powerful slugger and, with a no-trade clause, its most powerful negotiator. To go from South Beach to SoCal, he need only say the word.

From Bam-Bam to Bleepin' Boone: Who will be Yankees' next manager? - Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Brian Cashman is keeping a poker face, but the GM has held several key interviews already. Let's handicap the race to replace Joe Girardi.

Morgan to voters: Keep PED users out of HOF - Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Joe Morgan, a two-time MVP second baseman who was voted into the Hall of Fame in 1990, sent a letter Tuesday to Baseball Hall of Fame voters saying they should not vote for suspected PED users.