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College basketball Power Rankings — Michigan State back on top, but for how long?

[ad_1] So, uh, last week happened.It's often said, most notably by Mike McDermott in "Rounders," to always leave yourself outs. While the weekly Power Rankings might not be considered high-stakes gambling, hedging predictions is always a sound strategy. In other words, don't make Kentucky No. 1 and then write that "The Wildcats don't have any true tests on their schedule until late December ... get used to Calipari's Cats at

Kyle Busch leads Gibbs trio to win 2nd NASCAR championship

[ad_1] HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch emerged from the Joe Gibbs Racing juggernaut as NASCAR’s latest champion, winning his second title Sunday after two teammates were slowed by pit-road gaffes. Busch won the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to snap a 21-race losing streak and beat Gibbs teammates Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr., as well as rival Kevin Harvick, for the Cup. Busch won the 2015 title and

Double pass – Patriots’ Julian Edelman throws TD pass to Phillip Dorsett

[ad_1] PHILADELPHIA -- Struggling in the red zone against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, the New England Patriots turned to some razzle-dazzle to score their first touchdown early in the third quarter of Sunday's game. The results struck the Eagles with the suddenness of a "Golden Flash."At the Eagles' 15-yard line, Tom Brady lateraled the ball to his right to receiver Julian Edelman, who had initially come in half-motion to
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Stefanos Tsitsipas’ ATP Finals win highlights the bright future of tennis

[ad_1] LONDON -- A couple of days into his final ATP Finals, Chris Kermode, the outgoing CEO and chairman of the ATP Tour, was asked about his faith in the future of the sport."I have always [said] and I genuinely mean this, the game will carry on when Roger [Federer], Rafa [Nadal], Novak [Djokovic] and Andy [Murray] all leave the game," Kermode said."They have played an immense part and are

The Latest: Kyle Busch wins NASCAR’s Cup Series championship

[ad_1] HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR’s Cup Series championship (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Kyle Busch has won his second NASCAR Cup Series championship, giving team owner Joe Gibbs his fifth title. Busch emerged from the Joe Gibbs Racing juggernaut and clinched his second title in five years after two teammates were slowed by pit road gaffes. Busch won the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to snap

Todd, Taylor tied for lead with 3 holes left in Mayakoba

[ad_1] PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Brendon Todd and Vaughn Taylor were tied for the lead with four holes remaining in the rain-delayed Mayakoba Golf Classic when play was suspended Sunday because of darkness. Todd, coming off a victory in the Bermuda Championship two weeks ago, shot a 6-under 65 on Sunday morning to take a one-shot lead into the final round over Taylor (66) and Harris English (68).

Relapse by Dolphins’ D shows permanent fix won’t be easy – Miami Dolphins Blog

[ad_1] MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Just when it appeared the Miami Dolphins had turned a corner and put their terrible performances behind them, the team's defense was shredded by Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills in a 37-20 defeat. It was a return to their woeful September ways and a disappointing step back after a strong month of progress.The Bills' offense had its way in nearly every facet of the
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Texans’ DeAndre Hopkins — We need ‘someone new’ deciding PI calls

[ad_1] BALTIMORE -- After what appeared to be a clear instance of pass interference wasn't called even after a replay review, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins called for action by the NFL.In the first quarter of the Texans' 41-7 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, cornerback Marlon Humphrey appeared to grab Hopkins while trying to make a play in the end zone.Texans coach Bill O'Brien challenged the play,
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Going for 2 down 8 points

[ad_1] An NFL team is down by 14 points in the fourth quarter, and it scores a touchdown to pull within 8. The consensus says the team should kick the extra point, right? Not so fast.In analytics circles, attempting a 2-point conversion when down 8 points late in the game has long been discussed as a slam-dunk decision that NFL coaches should make. Recently, it has become a choice that