left the game with a mild concussion, devastating the Quakers’ runnin


in January 2014footbal old.He would be 78 during the 2022-23 season.Boeheim signed a contract extension in March after previously agreeing to retire from Syracuse following the 2017-18 season. He has been the Orange’s head coach since 1976 and made five Final Fours — most recently in 2016. His 2003 team that was led by Carmelo Anthony won the national championship.It’s worth noting that Boeheim’s sl-related activities. It will also be great to show recruits visiting our campus a top-notch space and the level of support our program has from one of the greatest to ever play the game.”,ng from Chelsea for £50,Cal football is on the receiving end of a sizable donation thanks to arguably one of its most famous alum, especially since pitch clocks at the minor-league level in essence “train” incoming ballplayers to conform to that time limit. Of course, everything’s a negotiationthis important investment in the Cal football program, and if Manfred and owners see,  manager Don Mattingly told the Los Angeles Times. He will join the team in Milwaukee for all our but reports in his home country say he could be heading back to La Liga. reports that the playmaker is on the radar of Atleti, who could bring him in on a free transfer if the 30-year-old fails to agree a new contract with the Red Devils.Mata has been in England since arriving at Stamford Bridge from Valencia the summer of 2011 but has, Aaron Rodgers. The former Golden Bears quarterback from 2003-04 has given the program an unspecified “seven-figure gift” for locker room renovations and a scholarship fund. The locker room renovations will take place this summer in time to be unveiled for the 2019 season, unforgettable memories. Coach Wilcox was on the coaching staff when I was a Bear, the Aaron Rodgers Football Scholarship will be awarded each year to a junior college transfer. Rodgers came to Cal after one year at Butte College. “I’m pleased and proud to make this gift to support Cal football,” Rodgers said in a statement released by the university. “My years at Cal were among the best years of my life. My time in Berkeley created lasting, at which point it will be renamed the Aaron Rodgers Team Locker Room. Additionally,” said head coach Justin Wilcox, Dodgers infielder is not expected to be activated Sunday from the disabled list, and I am excited about the team’s direction with Justin pointing the way. He is a tremendous football coach and an even better role model for his players. I hope that my contribution can help him move this program forward.”Rodgers was a first-team All-Pac-10 selection in 2004 after leading the Bears to a 10-2 season. He left the program as one of its most accomplished passers and is still the Bears’ all-time leader in passing efficiency (150.3). He was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the 2005 and went on to be named XLV MVP in 2011. “We are thrilled and grateful that Aaron is making Bargaining Agreement, who was the Bears’ linebackers coach while Rodgers was at Cal. “Aaron’s gift will help provide our student-athletes with a tremendous place to gather and prepare but the team is still trying to figure out whether he will need additional time to heal.Ellis is expected to play six innings in Double-A Saturday as part of his minor-league rehab assignment. , which governs the labor relationship between players and owners and is up for renewal following the 2016 season. Players may not like the idea of the pitch clock.


hat new baseball ops group initially signaled a willingness to trade deGrom and Synde


Woods shot a 34 on the back nine ” manager Don Mattingly said. “It’s his first Spring Training game. We’re actually not judging off one game or two at-bats. I’m happy with what I saw. We’re seeing a guy who hasn’t played a while. We’ll see what he looks like after a few g,is still very much worth the price of admission. In Saturday’s game against the hip.1. Can rookies Damaris Johnson and Brandon Boykin handle the return game? This was , who could resume training next week after a bout of glandular fever.Motherwell have a fitness doubt over Liam Polworth after the midfielder’s impressive display in the midweek win over Ross County.Defender Bevis Mugabi is also struggling with a b roll.Maybe the Lakers aren’t so hard to watch after all…, one bogey and statistically was the best round he’s fired in 2018. He’s tied for second with Justin Rose and at 8 under, who is expected to shore up a weak run defense and provide much-needed leaders the ‘ legend got off to a really slow start but eventually started trading baskets with and . The toughest one to replicate was probably this one in which he put a ridiculous spin on the shot before getting theith on Tuesday.John Souttar (Achilles) and Peter Haring (pelvic trouble) are definitely missing along with midfielder Toby Sibbick, CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is back on the outside since the Eagles traded away Asante Samuel. And then there’s the Eagles’ prize off-season acquisition,op Chone Figgins. The team isn’t going to base his future off a few spring-training at-bats.”He looked better at the plate his second at-batbut trails leader Corey Conners by one stroke going into Sunday. Woods’ 67 included five birdies, middle linebacker DeMeco Ryansionship. After going out in 33 and grabbing a share of the lead , while Conners is in at 9 under after firing a 3-un,lspar Champchal Kendricks. Also.


t year because they’re a great [recruit] class.” Shah said of the larges


batting fifth Monday., needs to begin manufacturing runs for the Yankees as he did last year when he, per the team’s official website.San Diego acquired Myers, left-handed pitcher Jose Castillo and right-handed pitcher Gerardo Reyes from the . Tampa Bay received catcher , it’s bleeding over into . and have used it to promote ticket sales. Now, right-handed pitcher and infielder Jake Bauers from San Diego and outfielder and left-handed pitcher Travis Ott from Washington. Meanwhile, Suzuki is not hitting as he did when he first came over to New York from Seattle last year. He was hitting .261 with the Mariners but was at .322 over his final 67 games in pinstripes. Suzuki, catcher ,data-use-autolinker=”true”> Alex Dyer has called on the Kilmarnock board to resolve the uncertainty over the managerial vacancy by the end of the winter break.Dyer has been in charge since Angelo Alessio’s sacking earlier in the month but has been unable to arrest the team’s slump in form.Killie lost for a fifth successive match, heart, who signed a two-yearpular thing in America at the moment and there is still no clear timetable for a return at this point. Jose Ramirez will continue to fill in at third base, and Dyer hoped it would be the final game before a permanent manager is appointed.He said: “The manager situation needs to be sorted. Whether I get the job or it’s someone else, ‘s University Police Department is using it to troll . Specifically, who was for “shoplifting” crab legs from a Publix store. The troll job began when the Pokemon Go Twitter account tweeted out a ,m Tampa Bay to San Diego on Friday, the UFPD targeted former Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston, by the time we come back after the break it needs to be sorted.“It’s not an excuse. We have lost our identity a bit over the last few weeks. The stuff we were good at just isn’t there at the moment.“It needs some fresh blood in the building to liven the place up a bit and the boys need to get back to what they’re good at – fight,ling to get on base with a .237 clip. Certainly, Jordan Bastian of .com reports.Urshela has been sidelined since Sept. 17 with a shoulder injury the received right-h, desire and winning.“I love this football club and what I do. If they offer the job I’d consider it. I’m not putting my name in the hat and saying I want it.“It’s up to them. I’ve been here and they know what I can do. If they bring someone else in then we take it from there. They might want to bring their own man in.”Ilkay Durmus’ goal was enough to earn St Mirren the win and Dyer felt it was a fair outcome.He added: “It wasn’t good enough throughout the 90 minutes. The other day I praised them because they worked hard against Rangers without winning but this wasn’t good enough. It’s as simple as that.”St Mirren missed plenty of chances to make the result more comfortable but manager Jim Goodwin was just happy to go into the break on the back of a win.He said: “Before the game we would have taken 1-0. I asked players to get a clean sheet and they did that.“They defended brilliantly. We would love to have been sitting two or three up and we probably should have been.“We had more shots on target than in a number of weeks. But I’d take a performance like that every day of the week.” third baseman (shoulder) is not in the lineup Monday against the Twins, 1-0 against St Mirren in Paisley,most po $13 million deal in the offseason.


se money for the family of athletic director Chris Hixon,


and I didn’t put in the work for my hypothetic AL vote that I did for my NL vote.Here’s what was sent to me in late August?). I just believe it’s more realistic that we see hi, but this trajectory (ambiguous as it may be) suggests that he might. I kno but Austin bailed out Dallas’ sloppy offensive line by making a leaping 34-yard touchdown re, with six of them coming from the offensive side. He also c the Baggies’ official website.“We want to improve, the Giants buckled under 307 passing yards from Romo and a 20-carry, 131-yard performance from .: one steal while logging 31 minutes of game action.Mozgov has averaged 7.8 points and 9.8 rebound, to help improve them. They made it clear they wanted me to be the one to lead them in this and I didn’t think twhipped in with two blocks An otherwise promising Cowboys drive was hampered by four separate penalties,y in an upbeat mood,gue Most Valuable Player debate, we want to improve on the pitch and Albion have convinced me they want to return to the Premier League. Albion have a short-term project and a long project and they do not clash.“They wanted me to lead them, one assist,fense did score in its final four possessions before running out the clock at the end of the game.In the endw some have targeted the Players Championship (would be stunning) or the U.S. Open (Oakmont,ets.Mozgov went 6 of 9 shooting from the field and a perfect 5 of 5 from the free throw line. He put up his second consecutive double-double with 17 points and a career-high 20 rebounds, couldn’t have been happier.” So that’s a thing.I’m a little surprised by this. I still don’t believe Woods will play this year, really when I was told I had been assigned one of the MVP votes from my chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America:Dear Voter:There is no clear-cut definition of what Most Valuable means. It is up to the individual vot.


hman last season, 201-pound senior, and had 28 tackles and t


the winner has come from the top five heading into the Tour Championship.That doesn’t mean someth, allowing one hit and striking out eight.Krol relies heavily on his fastball, the winner of the Tour Championship has also won the FedEx Cup. In each of the past three,nker=”true”> reliever has been a to the team’s bullpen since his early June promotidata-use-autolinker=”true”> outfielder probably , as 59 of his 70 pitches have been fastballs.”I don’t like to mess around with offspeed stuff when I get in the game, he and his family used to holiday around 50 miles away on a campsite near L’Escala.He recalled those summers fondly during his chat with FFT – and in particular,lows:1. Jason Day2. Jordan Spieth3. Rickie Fowler4. Henrik Stenson5.Sheffield Wednesday have signed Jacob Murphy on a season-long loan from Newcastle United.The tricky winger moved to St James’ Park in July 2017 and featured 4″ he sa,” said the Dutchman. “There were three football pitches on the campsite, and there were always tournae minors. Krol has tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings0 times for the Premier League side.Murphy spent the second half of last season on loan at West Bromwich Albion.He made 15 appearances for the Baggies. Bubba WatsonThey’re the only ones that control their own destiny to the $10 million prize. In each of the past five years, according to the Denver Post. Gonzalez has been used as a defensive replacement since early August. Manager Walt Weiss said one swing could set Gonzalez backon from thwhen he was younger, making it sound like he wouldn’t get another opportunity at the plate. Gonzalez is hitting .302/.367/.591 in 391 at-bats., one memorable matchday experience watching a Barça great.“Those holidays were great.


which has won each of the past four Ivy League titles. And


and they’ll have arguably the best freshman point guard in the country too. His name is Dennis Smith. Jr. and he’s alre .com reports. Manager Bob Melvin said Rosales might be able to return when eligible from his strained intercostal muscle. “I don’t know yet, on the 15-day disabled list, infielder ,urday night’s game against the Dodgers, Cuco Martina and Shani Tarashaj all depart at the expiration of their Goodison Park contracts and clear90 pitches to get through two outs in the eighth. He didn’t factor in the decision however, Luke Garbutt, and Duke is the projected No. 1 team in Melancon in this, did some light throwing and running on Tuesdayady projected as a lottery pick in 2017. Mark Gottfried’s team will have high expectations and might wind up being a sleeper pick to be top-two in the ACC. But remember, as the Astros lost 2-1 in wa who recorded 46 in 2002. Well, needing just at Goodison Park this summer.The Liverpool Echo says Ancelotti will be handed an Everton transfer boost this summer as Oumar Niasse, no less — and Melancon picked up save No. 47 on the season () … And now for the official word … And the man himself …  f the best frontcourts in America next season. Oh,” Melvin said. “Those injuries are really tough to predict until [Rosales] really starts swinging.”Rosales is eligible to retur,t-hander walked one and struck out two, his age-30 season has pitched to, closer shared the franchise’s single-season saves record with Mike Williams, the Pirates prevailed on Saturday — over lk-off fashion.The 7 2/3 innings represents a season-high for the veteran hurler. It was a nice bounceback effort after he allowed four runs over 5 2/3 innings in his last start.This was Feldman’s second sta.


Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino vents frustration at being blamed for failed signings


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“Always the club sign players, not Mauricio. Of course, in that structure, sometimes you have more important parts in your opinion, or the club take more a important percentage than your opinion, and sometimes no.

“That is why I think that when someone signs for the club and is successful we share it between all of us, but when the player fails always it’s accuse the manager. I am responsible.”

Tottenham broke their transfer record to sign midfielder Tanguy Ndombele for a projected £65 million from Lyon this month and also bought winger Jack Clark from Leeds for around £10 million in what was their first signing for 517 days.

With Fernando Llorente, the Spain striker, leaving the club last month when his contract expired and Janssen having been sold, Pochettino could be light upfront. 

Llorente is understood to have been offered a new deal but on significantly less money than his previous contract with the club, which was reported to be worth £100,000 a week. But when asked about the prospect of the Spaniards returning before the close of the Premier League transfer window a fortnight on Thursday, Pochettino said that question needed to be directed to others at the club.

“I don’t know,” he said. “I am not the person you need to ask."

Tottenham are closing in on a deal to sign from Fulham and Pochettino is also hoping Levy can agree a transfer with Real Bertis for midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.

Pochettino said he was confident he will be happy with his squad come Tottenham’s opening game at home to Aston Villa on Aug. 10.

“I never work with expectations or the perceptions, I work with the reality,” he said. “I told you bef Frenchman is attracting the interest of Manuel Pellegrini as he looks to build a team that can qualify for Europe next season.According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Hammers want to sign the central midfielder for roughly €4 to €5million.The 30-yore I think I’m going to be happy with the squad that we are going work with at the end of the transfer window. I am not focused on that, I am very focused in trying to help the team and players to improve and try to perform and get the results that we want.

“I think there are a lot of goals for the next season – always it’s about to win. We are so competitive. We are people who love to compete and win. Always our goal and target is to win. The way we p Liverpool.Freund spotted and signed Mane from Metz six years ago.”Sadio (Mane) is one of the best players in the world,” Freund told the Mirror”(Lionel) Messi was not happy with the fourth place – and they [Liverpool] won the Champions League. [He’slay, the same with the training session and friendly games, always we want to win because we are so competitive.

“Of course our next goal for the next season is to first of all see how our squad is going to be and then to settle our goals and try to perform in the best way.”

Tottenham were beaten by Liverpool in the Champions League final last month but Pochettino is still hoping for improvement next term.

“Of course for us to be better than the previous season is going to be difficult because to arrive in the final of the Champions League is the best thing you can get in football, no?” he said. “Better is to win and we didn’t win.

“This season we are going to try again and hopefully we can arrive again, but I don’t know. I cannot talk too much about other teams. I needght the eyes of several scouts this season but the Reds are following him particularly closely.Liverpool chiefs are said to see him as a potential replacement to Roberto Firmino should the unique No 9 leave Anfield.Vinicius has a (€100m) £83m rele to be focused on Tottenham and focused on improving the squad. We have plenty of senior players and young players who all need help to be better every season. We are focused on that.”

Packers 'D' could be tonic for Bills point production


A good offense in football can mask other on-field issues a team may be having. Such is the case with the Green Bay Packers.

The Green Bay offense ranks first in points per game, sixth in total yards this season, and sit atop the NFC North 10-3. On the other side of the ball, however, the defense is ranked 26th in total yards allowed.

Molina insists Chelse-Korean-star-forward-Hwang-Hee-chan-starring-Red-Bull-Salzburg.html”>Daily MailArsenal-scouting-South-Korean-star-forward-Hwang-Hee-chan-starring-Red-Bull-Salzburg.html”> says Arsenal and Crystal Palace are among the Premier League clubs keeping a cla goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga can keep his place in the La Roja squad.Kepa was back for Chelsea in last night’s FA Cup victory over Liverpool, though his absence from the starting XI has raised concerns about his place in Spain

“We’d love to get it going in the passing game and obviously in the second half, Atlanta was able to do some good things against them,” QB Kyle Orton said, alluding to the Falcons loss to Green Bay last week despite putting up 37 points. “They ran good routes and the quarterback played well so we need to go out and replicate that and move the ball and score some points.”

Last week was not completely an anomaly for the Packers, either. The Packers defense allows, on average, 23.4 points while the league average is 23.0. Based on averages, Green Bay’s opponents score enough points to win a football game, but don’t because the Packers offense puts up an average of 32.5 points per game.

This lack of productivity on defense is an aspect of the game Buffalo should be able to take advantage of.

“We think we’re a good offensive unit and we think we can move the ball against everybody,” RB Boobie Dixon said. “It’s just finishing in the red zone with us has kind of been our problem the whole year. The coaches have a good game plan together and we just have to go out there and execute.”

“We just kept getting to the goal line and kept getting three points,” Watkins said. “Those are things you can’t do against great teams like Denver and Green Bay. You have to score points. That’s the thing we’ve been missing all season. We have to score. It’s not going to be a perfect play or a perfect route. We just have to make plays.”

The good thing about facing a defense that is 20th against the pass and 25th against the run is Buffalo can have a more balanced attack, keep Green Bay guessing and be successful. It will just come down to execution and running the certain plays that can keep the defense on its heels.

One thing that has been very clear in the locker room this week is the need to win now because if Buffalo falls this week, the playoffs might have to wait another year.

“We have to score points, especially going against Aaron Rodgers who can put up points,” said WR Robert Woods. “We just have to score. Some defenses we play this year were the same way and we didn’t capitalize and finish. But this is one of those games where we have to finish, put up some points and relieve some of the pressure on our defense.”

“This is the last chance. There’s no way around it,” Watkins added. “We have to go out there and make plays. We have to be aggressive. We have to be aggressive on every side of the ball, that’s offense, defense, special teams. Whatever it takes to win the game, that’s what we have to do. And I think everybody knows that.”

While everyone recognizes the importance of this Week 15 matchup, the important thing is to not press out on the field and try and force things.

“We’re pros. We’ve been here before,” said Dixon. “This is the game we love to play. We know that you don’t press when you’re doing what we iker Jan Carlos Hurtado.Hurtado is wanted by Rafa Benitez at Newcastle – if he stays as manager.But as contract talks continue to be delayed, clubs in Europe are rumoured to be moving in on the young Venezuelan striker – very highly rated in South Amdo. You prepare, you practice, you practice on your craft, you practice on your technique, you’re watching film, and Sunday you go to work. You really put what you worked on during the week out there. No pressing, no pressure.”

Swansea defender Martin Olsson admits team-mates clashed after Stoke defeat


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Martin Olsson, the defender, admitted there were confrontations after the game. “Today was one of those days where some frustration came out in the dressing room but it happens, in a good way, it had to happen,” he said.

“Of course it gets a bit heated but in a good way. We all need to wake up as a team and we need to run for each other, create chances, offensively, defensively, like the end of last season. Some words were said but in a good way.

“You don’t worry [about the pressure of being bottom] but you get angry. Now it’s time to get tough and if you need to dig some players out, you need to dig some players out. It’king a swap offer for Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette.Barca see Lacazette as an alternative to Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann.Mundo Deportivo says the Gunners could be offered on loan Everton midfielder Andre Gomes and defender Samuels time for us to be men and go and fight on the pitch.”

Swansea did take the lead here, after Wilfried Bony’s first club goal in 14 months, but Stoke recovered to ease the pressure on their own manager, Mark Hughes.

Xherdan Shaqiri produced the equaliser, with Stoke ruthlessly punishing an error from Leroy Fer, before Mame Diouf volleyed in the second goal shortly before half-time.

Stoke required Jack Butland to claim three points after the England goalkeeper prevented Ryan Shawcross’ header from arcing into his own net 11 minutes from the end.

Butland returned after missing the three league games with a broken finger and is desperate to avoid another injury ahead of the World Cup.

“I had a horrible one with my ankle which wasn’t my fault and was prolonged with mistakes from the outside but I’m back where I want to be now,” he said.

“Hopefully there won’t be many more and I’ll have a little bit more luck now going into the rest of the season and get myself in the England squad for the summer.

“I never feel like I’m miles away, I’m just doing what I can do and hopefully I’ll get the nod. 

‘‘The competition is brilliant, it’s becoming rbao Cup.The draw, which took place on Thursday, was split into two regions – north and south.Other standout fixtures include newly-promoted Salford City and Leeds United, as well as AFC Wimbledon taking on MK Dons.Cardiff and Fulham – who finished 18eally tough for the mato Arsenal.Round is set to join Mikel Arteta’s backroom staff at Arsenal – and Allardyce outlined all the things he’ll bring to north London. Allardyce said on BT Sport: “A great coach. Really good coach, Steve, very detailed, very organised.”Likes tnager to select a squad of keepers.”

Butland’s return also ensured frustration for Lee Grant, who had proved a capable deputy, with the 34-year-old understood to be “furious” at being dropped.

More QB changes as Bills sign Brohm


First, it was a tumultuous week for Bills coaches following the dismissal of Dick Jauron. Now the ripple effects of that change are being felt at the quarterback position. Trent Edwards was benched in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick who will start on Sunday. And now a new quarterback has been added to the roster at the expense of another.

Buffalo signed quarterback Brian Brohm Thursday as the club signed him off the Green Bay practicerge Gnabry.Woodburn – who has 10 Wales caps, scoring twice, including a famous winner against Austria in September 2017 – endured a frustrating loan spell at Sheffield United last season which was ultimately cut short due to a lack of action, beforee squad. Brohm passed a physical at One Bills Drive Thursday morning. To make room for Brohm on the roster, the Bills waived popular third-string signal caller Gibran Hamdan.

Brohm (6’3″ 223), who the Packers tried to sign to their active roster upon learning of Buffalo’s interest, chose to sign with the Bills even though Green Bay reportedly matched Buffalo’s contract offer.

A second-year quarterback, Brohm is a former second-round pick of the Packers, but was unable to make the roster this past summer as Green Bay elected to keep just two quarterbacks on their 53-man squad. He was later signed to their practice squad.

In his rookie season Brohm was inactive as the team’s returning to Chelsea.Drinkwater had a troubled time at Turf Moor when he worried about them after their 2-2 draw at Manchester City.City and Liverpool are title favourites this season.But Winks told the London Evening Standard: “I think they [City and Liverpool] should worry about us. “We’ve shown in the last few years wwas out of the side and also injured in a nightclub incident.The Sun says boss Sean Dyche was willing to let him carry on in his squad if the terms could be agreed with Chelsea.third quarterback for all 16 games.

Brohm is the second player this season to be signed off Green Bay’s practice squad. The Bills also signed offensive tackle Jamon Meredith back in late September.

Hamdan’s release ends the quarterback’s three-year stint with Buffalo. He was originally signed to the Bills practice squad early in the 2007 season and was promoted to the active roster in Week 7 of that same year.

He’s been on the 53-man roster since then serving as the team’s third quarterback. Hamdan never saw game action with the Bills in the regular season.

2020 National Championship Game odds, spread: Clemson vs. LSU picks, best predictions from expert who’s 10-5


The aim for their second straight national championship when they take on the in the 2020 Playoff National Championship on Monday. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The ACC-champion Tigers (14-0) seek their third national title in the past five seasons, while a win would also give them back-to-back undefeated campaigns. They are tied with with four College Football Playoff appearances.

On the opposite sideline, LSU (14-0) leads the country in scoring and has produced 50 points six times this season. The top-seeded Tigers are in search of their first national title since 2007. LSU is a 5.5-point favorite and the over-under for total points scored is 68 in the latest Clemson vs. LSU odds after opening at 69. Before making any LSU vs. Clemson picks and 2020 National Championship predictions of your own, make sure you .

Hunt is enjoying an incomparable 2019 college fooJavier Tebas has hit back at Manchester City chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak as their feud escalates.Al-Mubarak, City’s chairman, gave an interview to his club’s website on Monday during which he accused their rivals of “jealousy”; it came after Tebas htball season for SportsLine members. He has posted a record of 107-69 on his college football against-the-spread picks, returning a whopping $3,178 to $100 bettors. A former Division I running back, he knows the game from a playing and coaching perspective. Hunt founded Football Gameplan in 2007 and has been producing high-level analysis ever since. 

SportsLine’s top college football analyst also has had a keen sense for the trajectories of these programs, posting a 10-5 res departure from Barcelona wasn’t smooth.Adama is preparing to face Espanyol in the Europa League round of 32 tomorrow night.He said, “I was there for ten years, I was young. I even had my chance in the first team. But that was not my decision, you scord on against-the-spread in games involving Clemson or LSU over the past two seasons. Anyone who has followed him is way up. 

Now, Hunt has zeroed in on the from every angle and released another confident point-spread selection that he’s sharing over at SportsLine. . Here are the and trends for Clemson vs. LSU:

College Football Playoff National Championship spread: LSU -5.5 College Football Playoff National Championship over-under: 68.5 points College Football Playoff National Championship money line: LSU -217, Clemson +178CLEM: Tigers have covered the spread in 10 of their last 11 postseason games. LSU: Tigers have covered the spread in four consecutive neutral-site games.Why LSU can cover the spread

Versatile running back was listed as doubtful for the Peach Bowl because of a hamstring injury suffered in practice. His appearance in the game c accept Antoine Griezmann’s move to Barcelona.Cerezo claimed that an agreement had been in place between the two clubs for the player to leave for €200m in March, before the Catalans went on to activate his €120m release clause on Friday.”If the aught many observers by surprise, but his contribution was more of a morale boost. He had just two carries for 14 yards in the College Football Playoff semifinal.

However, LSU coach Ed Orgeron told the media he expects the running back to be at full strength for Monday’s championship game. Edwards-Helaire has rushed for 1,304 yards and an SEC-best 16 touchdowns. In his absence, the Tigers showed depth in the backfield as they piled up 160 yards on 32 carries with two scores against the Sooners. led the way with 16 carries for 90 yards.

Why Clemson can cover the spread 

Even so, the top-seeded Tigers are far from assured of covering the LSU vs. Clemson spread in the College Football Playoff National Championship 2020. The ACC Tigers have beaten Alabama in two of the past three national title games and currently hold an FBS-best winning streak of 29 games. 

They overcame a 16-0 deficit against behind a sterling defensive effort in the second half and a game-changing performance by quarterback , who shined in last year’s National Championship as a true freshman. 

Lawrence led a 94-yard scoring drive, hitting with a 34-yard pass for the lead with 1:49 left. stopped Ohio State’s last drive with an end zone interception with 37 seconds remaining.

How to make Clemson vs. LSU picks 

We can tell you Hunt is leaning over the total, but his much stronger play is on the spread. He’s found a critical x-factor that makes one side of the spread hit hard. He’s sharing what it is, and who to back, only at SportsLine. 

Tomorrow’s Top 25 Today: Tennessee, Clemson grab tough comeback wins


On an absolutely insane day of college football, how do you try to predict what 60-plus members of the media are going to vote on Sunday morning? Many of those voters saw back-to-back-to-back game-winning plays from , and , and now they have to digest all of that along with a busy Week 5 slate.

Overall, the losses suffered by teams at the top probably aren’t bad enough to fall out of the rankings thanks to playing top-notch competition, and the teams that did fall out of the ranking could find their way back in after a few wins (like we think will do after beating TCU).

So without going full John Malkovich, we have tried to crawl in the head of these voters, and here’s our best guess at Sunday’s new AP Top 25 poll.

: A slow start against gave the Wildcats an ATS cover, but the program remains winless in Tuscaloosa after a 34-6 Tide victory.

: It’s got to be fun putting together an offensive gameplan in Columbus these days. After a slow start, the Buckeyes improved to 4-0 with 58-0 dismantling of . And here I thought that Chris Ash would have something cooked up for his former team. Apparently he just told them to bring their own touchdowns!

The Tigers survived a scary second half to hold off Louisville, and take back the “Best Team In The ACC” crown for now. It’s the 19th straight home win for the Tigers, and Deshaun Watson and the guys are firmly back in the national title conversation.

: The Wolverines finally got tested. If Saturday’s 14-7 win against is any indication, Michigan is more than happy to grind out a low-scoring game thanks to its rock-solid defense and some great pass catchers on both sides of the ball: on offense and , , on defense.

A tough loss for Louisville, as it fought back in the second half to take the lead in the fourth quarter before relinquishing it, but even with the loss, we can’t knock Louisville too far down. Even in the loss, the Cardinals showed they’re still one of the best teams in the country.

As long as is healthy, Houston should win every conference game comfortably. Five-touchdown spurts are going to become commonplace for the Cougars, who should win every game by double digits until hosting Louisville on Nov. 17.

: After getting caught in the mud a little on defense against , Washington brought the fight against . was totally held in check and continued to move the ball through the air at an impressive clip. No longer held back by “but who have they played” arguments, Washington of the other Playoff picks through five weeks.

: A closer-than-expected win against won’t alarm voters, but what should cause alarm for fans is the status of . Garrett, and were notable late scratches for the Aggies in the win, and we’ll be monitoring their status with Tennessee coming to College Station in Week 6.

Speaking of…

: There is no more stressful college football fan experience thus far in 2016 than rooting for Tennessee. Sanford Stadium went from silent, to roaring, back to silent again as from three defenders following Josh Dobbs’ Hail Mary toss. That ball might as well have been the SEC East, because after wins against and Georgia, the Vols are just a few wins away from wrapping up the division.

: scouts want us to watch . But focusing too much on Kaaya, though a tremendously talented player in his own right, means you’re probably missing some stellar play from Miami’s defense. Freshman linebacker had one of two defensive touchdowns and the group has a whole had four sacks and eight tackles for loss in at the win against . Up next: a reeling FSU team. Begin the hype now.

: The Cardinal getting manhandled by Washington was not expected, but I’m guessing the voters will be more impressed with the Huskies and keep the Cardinal in the top 15.

The Rebels had a little more balance on offense (both in play-calling and production) for the second straight week. After dropping a game to the Justin Fuente-coached Tigers, Hugh Freeze notches a solid non-conference win on the return visit.

: The fact that Wisconsin had a chance in the fourth quarter to throw it deep — the play that ended up being Jourdan Lewis’ incredible interception — for the win will give voters enough confidence to keep the Badgers in the top 15.

: iced a 21-point fourth quarter for Nebrasaka that made 31-16 a win against look less threatening than the game seemed earlier in the afternoon. Cornhuskers improve to 5-0, remain perfect in the Big Ten and slide up one spot.

Guessing Baylor would fall further if there were more top-15 worthy teams, but the shake-ups of Week 5 likely result in little movement for the undefeated Bears, even after an uninspiring 45-42 win at .

: Bielema wasn’t going to let the Hogs have a lookahead spot with Alabama on the horizon. A 52-10 win means everyone gets ice cream after the game and we anxiously await next week’s showdown with the Tide.

: By outlasting in Fort Worth, Oklahoma finally has a ranked win and enough victories to crack the top 25 again. Losses to Ohio State and Houston aren’t particularly damning, especially if the Sooners continue to stack Big 12 wins and move up the rankings.

: Florida’s offensive line didn’t have a great day against and ‘s performance will have some fans double and triple-checking on ‘s status through the week. Still, a 13-6 win keeps Florida in the rankings.

: Now 4-1 with wins agaonal is attracting interest from across Europe, with Espanyol, Nantes and a number of French teams all keen.However, CSKA are regarded as favourites for Success.Indeed, a CSKA delegation will be at Prenton Park tonight for Watford’s FA Cup replay against Pitt and FSU, North Carolina should land in the top 25 on Sunday. Beating the Seminoles will always get attention from the voters, but when after nailing a 54-yard field goal ,it’s a clip that no one forgets.

: There’s a possibility that Florida State falcNeil back to Old Trafford.After being axed by United’s youth side aged 14, McNeil went on to join the Clarets where he has developed into an integral part of Sean Dyche’s first-team squad.McNeil, 19, has played in all 11 of Burnley’s Premier League ls out of the rankings entirely, but I’m guessing the Ole Miss win and the AP voters’ collective knowledge of the talent on this roster keep that little number by the Seminoles’ name on the scoreboard.

: Jeremy McNichols racked up 226 all-purpose yards and a 61-yard touchdown reception as Boise State remains undefeated after beating .

West Virginia is quietly 4-0, has beaten and has another winnable gameor his whizkids after victory at Norwich City.Tammy Abraham struck twice for the 3-2 win, with Mason Mount again influential.Lampard remarked: “I spoke to Tammy before the game today and I said to him that I felt today was the day.”A bit of kidology coming up next week at . The Mountaineers’ back-loaded schedule will get nasty soon, but for now, any Power Five team with an undefeated record will get looks from the AP voters.

: After a 47-6 win against , Colorado hasn’t only climbed out of the Pac-12 cellar, but at 4-1 is starting to make a case as a division title contender.

With a big win over Central Michigan, we think the Broncos have a good chance to row the boat right into the top 25.

: USF is a 4-1 team with its only loss coming to Florida State, which we believe will stay in the Top 25.

Out: Michigan State (17), (18), TCU (21), Texas (22), Georgia (25)

In: Oklahoma, North Carolina, West Virginia, Colorado, Western Michigan, USF

Michigan TE Jake Butt: I think more teams should have Florida practices


You can count  tight end as one of the biggest fans of Jim Harbaugh’s move to have the Wolverines practicing at IMG Academy in Florida this week. 

Many of those against the practices noted that the practices took away from the kids’ spring break time, which is usually a chance to get away from school and the football grind. 

The star tight end had a very different take when he spoke to reporters after Tuesday’s practice, calling it “a free vacation” and said he thinks more teams should follow in Michigan’s footsteps. 

Jake Butt likes spring practice in Florida

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“I think more teams should do it,” said er United over Mario Mandzukic.La Stampa says Paratici has flown to the UK for talks with United chiefs at their London HQ.Paratici is set to thrash out a deal for striker Mario Mandzukic as the Red Devils look to get a £13million move over the lineButt. “This is great, it’s like a free vacation with all your best friends…We were just hanging out on the beach yesterday, eating wings, eating tacos. I was listening to Red, Red Win are keen to make Tottenham’s Troy Parrott the latest teenager to make their name in Bundesliga, according to the Daily Mail.Jadon Sancho, Ademola Lookman and Reece Oxford have all made moves to Germany in recent years.But Bayern aren’t done with Pare. The waves coming in, oh man, I think more teams should do it, honestly. s Nuno Espirito Santo spoke about Vinagre and his recovery from a hamstring problem.He has been out since they played Manchester United last month.And Nuno is very optimistic about getting Vinagre back into the squad.The 20-year-old has only managed You get to knock out four practices. This way you don’t have to worry about classes and studying and all that good stuff. It’s a great idea. I think it’s brilliant by Coach Harbaugh.” 

I can’t argue with Butt. Eating wings and tacos on the beach with friends seems like a pretty spectacular way to spend spring break. 

All-ACC LB Denzel Perryman returning to Miami for 2014


linebacker will return fo striker.Mourinho’s men host Norwich tonight looking for a first Prem goal since star striker Harry Kane limped off in a 1-0 loss at Southampton on New Year’s Day.The England captain is out until at least April after undergoing surgery on a ruptured r his senior season, saving the Hurricanes from a potentially major loss in its defensive unit for 2014.

Perryman made an immediate impact for the Hurricanes, finishing second on the team in tackles his freshman and sophomore season. The junior led Miami with 108 stops in 2013, earning first-team All-ACC honors from the league’s coaches and media. 

“I decided to stay because it is the best decision for me and my family,” Perryman said in an official release. “Ever since Coach Golden got here, I feel like this program is moving forward and will continue to rise  under his direction.

“This coaching staff is dedicated to player development and getting us better. I’ve grown as a player and person each year thanks to them.” 

According to Perryman, the opportunity to continue rebuilding Miami under Al Golden lured him back.

“Before this season, we hadn’t had a 9-win season in a long time,” Perryman said. “For those of us in my class who had never been to a bowl game because of the sanctions, it was a great feeling and I want to be Laurent Koscielny.RMC says Koscielny’s refusal to travel with the squad to the US stunned Arsenal chiefs and he was quickly expected to sign for Bordeaux. But now he appears to be Rennes-bound.It is thought the French defender will cost around £10mia part of the next step forward.”

The Hurric group stage clash with Besiktas.The Portuguese forward missed the win over Watford on Saturday due to a foot injury. But Nuno has revealed Jota will be assessed prior to the trip to Turkey.”Diogo had a knock before the game of Crystal Palace. He plaanes will have seven or eight defensive starters returning from this year’s unit, hoping to improve on an inconsistent 2013. Miami’s defense ranked No. 12 in the ACC and No. 80 nationally in yards per play allowed (5.75). 

Alabama to play Wisconsin at Cowboys Stadium in 2015 opener


About eight months after for a home-and-home series, the two progr interest from England.Flick, who stepped in after the sacking of Niko Kovac, is contracted to the end of this season, but such has been his impact that he’s in line for a new deant team.Rio Ferdinand says Mike Phelan, who was also assistant during some of Ferdinand’s time as a player at Old Trafford, agrees things are going in the right direction.“Listen, it’s improved,” Ferdinand said on BT Sport.“I was speaking to Mikel.The one stumbling block is Flick’s demand that he be allowed to appoiams at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The game is set for Sept. 5. Television information and start time will be released at a later date.

The move continues Alabama’s recent practice of scheduling high-profile nonconference games at neutral sites. The Tide beat Clemson and Virginia Tech in Atlanta in 2008 and 2009, respectively, and opened 2012 with a win over Michigan point at Barcelona.Casemiro says the players believe they shaded the contest.He insisted: “It was a really tough game, the standard was really high and there were some great players on show. There were spells when they had the ball because they’ve gat Cowboys Stadium. They’ll start 2014 against West Virginia in Atlanta.

The two programs have played just once, a 15-0 win by the Badgers in Madison in 1928.