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Presidents, commissioners put brakes on CFP expansion talk

College Football

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The College Football Playoff is not close to expanding. After a month of chatter about possible changes to the four-team playoff, the conference commissioners and university presidents who constitute the playoff brain trust met Monday at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Jose and quelled the speculation.

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Top 4 unchanged, rest of AP Top 25 poll a jumble

College Basketball

The top four in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll remained unchanged for the third straight week. The rest of the poll, however, underwent major changes after three top-10 teams lost.

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Gameday Preview: No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 1 Alabama

College Football

No. 2 Clemson (14-0) takes on No. 1 Alabama (14-0) at Levi’s Stadium on Monday in Santa Clara, California.

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No. 2 Michigan stays unbeaten, beats No. 21 Indiana 74-63

College Basketball

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan got Indiana’s best players in foul trouble in the opening minutes and took full advantage, building a cushion it used to stay undefeated.

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Alabama-Clemson IV: Can Saban’s dynasty reach new heights?

College Football

Alabama coach Nick Saban and Clemson coach Dabo Swinney went through the familiar routine Sunday.

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Clemson-Alabama IV has precedents in other sports

College Football Playoff Championship

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — LeBron vs. Steph in the spring, Dabo vs. Nick in the winter.

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Embry-Riddle women’s hoops drubs Simpson in 40-point laugher

College Women’s Basketball

REDDING, Calif. — Let this serve as a warning to Cal Pac Conference opponents that might face Embry-Riddle’s women’s basketball team after an Eagles loss this season – don’t let your guard down.

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White scores 19, ASU rolls over Colorado

College Basketball

TEMPE — Romello White scored 19 points, Luguentz Dort added 14 and Arizona State jumped on Colorado from the start of an 83-61 victory on Saturday.

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College Football in Brief: Alabama QB Tagovailoa says sprained ankle feeling good

Alabama quarterback and Heisman Trophy runner-up Tua Tagovailoa said his sprained left ankle is feeling good two days before the top-ranked Crimson Tide play No. 2 Clemson for the national championship.

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Randolph, Jeter lead Arizona to OT win over Utah

College Basketball

TUCSON — Arizona escaped with an intense 84-81 overtime win over Utah on Saturday, an outcome that had a lot to do with who wasn’t playing at the end.

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Matchups that could determine Alabama vs Clemson Part IV

College Football

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Clemson and Alabama are playing in the College Football Playoff for the fourth straight season, and the third time for the national championship. The winner Monday will become the first 15-0 FBS champion

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Arizona opens Pac-12 play with 64-56 win over Colorado

College Basketball

TUSCON — Brandon Williams had 14 points and six assists to lead a balanced Arizona attack and the Wildcats opened defense of their Pac-12 regular-season title with a 64-56 victory over Colorado on Thursday night.

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Utah rallies from 17 down to beat Arizona State 96-86

College Basketball

TEMPE — Utah got its Pac-12 season off to a stumbling start, struggling against Arizona State's defensive pressure while watching the Sun Devils take off in transition. Down 17, the Utes found their way at both ends of the court, turning what appeared to be headed toward an ugly loss into an uplifting win.

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No. 8 Baylor women beat UConn 68-57 for 1st win over No. 1

College Women's Basketball

WACO, Texas — Kalani Brown had 20 points and 17 rebounds as No. 8 Baylor won over a top-ranked team for the first time, beating UConn 68-57 Thursday night and handing the Huskies their first regular-season loss in more than four years.

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Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa headlines all-bowl team

College Football

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had to settle for second place in the Heisman Trophy balloting, but he delivered arguably the best bowl performance of any player in the country.

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Tickets for CFP title game available for cheap

College Football

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Qualifying for the college football championship game never has been harder for teams other than Alabama and Clemson.

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Preview: Colorado at Arizona State headlines the Pac-12 this week

College Basketball

A look at things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference.

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A bigger college football playoff faces series of obstacles

College Football

When talking about the possibility of expanding the College Football Playoff, the word momentum gets tossed around a lot. Expansion seems inevitable. Why? Because playoffs always expand. But when?

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Former USC assistant coach pleads guilty in corruption case

College Basketball

NEW YORK — A former assistant basketball coach for the University of Southern California pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit bribery, admitting he accepted $4,100 in cash to steer players at the school to certain financial advisers and business managers.

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Houston hires coach Dana Holgorsen away from West Virginia

College Football

Houston hired West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen as its coach Wednesday, ending his eight-year run with the Mountaineers. Holgorsen was 61-41 and 33-30 in the Big 12 as he helped guide West Virginia through the transition from the Big East.

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Playoff Preview: Rams face busy bye week with assistant coaches in demand

NFL

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — It will be a busy bye week for the Los Angeles Rams on and off the field as they prepare for a NFC divisional playoff game at home on Jan. 12.

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Courier Bowl Challenge: Doug Cook claims title for 2nd time

College Football

PRESCOTT VALLEY — For the second time in four years, sports reporter Doug Cook has claimed the Courier Bowl Challenge.

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Iowa rallies past No. 18 Mississippi State in Outback Bowl

College Football

TAMPA, Fla. — The Iowa Hawkeyes lost a yard on the last play of the Outback Bowl, pushing their final rushing total to minus 15 yards, and didn’t mind a bit.

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Snell runs wild, No. 16 Kentucky holds off No. 13 Penn State

College Football

ORLANDO, Fla. — Benny Snell Jr. ran for 144 yards and two touchdowns to become Kentucky’s career rushing leader and help the 16th-ranked Wildcats wrap up their best season in more than four decades with a 27-24 victory over No. 13 Penn State in the Citrus Bowl on Tuesday.

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UCF’s championship claims die on the field at Fiesta Bowl

College Football

GLENDALE — There will be no self-proclaimed national championship for Central Florida this year.