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The long road to PGA Tour for 42-year-old rookie Chris Thompson

Considering the long road he traveled and the setbacks that followed, it’s hard to imagine anyone at the Sony Open who appreciates this island paradise more than Chris Thompson. He could have swum to Hawaii in less time than it took him to reach the PGA Tour. Read More

Arizona Cardinals hire ex-Texas Tech coach Kingsbury

The Arizona Cardinals have hired former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, a move aimed at providing guidance for young quarterback Josh Rosen and resuscitating the worst offense in the NFL. Read More

Even in era of offense, NFL playoffs come down to defense

The NFL’s wild weekend of wild-card games demonstrated that even in this age of explosive offenses, defense still dominates in the playoffs and it often comes down to a toe, a few fingers or even a 40-year-old hamstring. Read More

Clemson blowout draws lowest TV ratings for CFP title game

Clemson’s blowout victory over Alabama in the College Football Playoff drew a 14.6 overnight rating for ESPN across its multiple-channel broadcast, the lowest-rated title game in the 5-year-old postseason system. Read More

No. 2 Clemson uses big moments to topple top-ranked Alabama

Clemson needed a big performance to unseat defending champion Alabama. The Tigers got plenty of them from start to finish. Read More
 

Clemson topples No. 1 Alabama for national title

Dabo Swinney kissed the championship trophy and proclaimed this Clemson team the greatest of all time. Read More

Presidents, commissioners put brakes on CFP expansion talk

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 at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Jose and quelled the speculation. Read More

Chicago’s missed field goal ruled a block

Cody Parkey’s missed 43-yard field goal in the final seconds that gave the Philadelphia Eagles a 16-15 upset win over the Chicago Bears in Sunday’s wild-card playoff game was officially ruled a block by the NFL. Read More
 

Other than top 4, rest of AP Top 25 poll a jumble

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. Read More

Chargers hold off Ravens, 23-17, in playoff opener

The Los Angeles Chargers kept Lamar Jackson grounded, and by the time the rookie got the passing game going it was too late for the Baltimore Ravens. Read More

If not for his family, Tua Tagovailoa could have been at USC

To understand Tagovailoa’s choice, you must first understand the dynamics that exist within his family. Read More

Alabama quarterback 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. Read More
 

Matchups that could determine Alabama vs. Clemson Part IV

Clemson and Alabama are playing in the College Football Playoff for the fourth straight season, and the third time for the national championship. Read More
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Clemson-Alabama IV has precedents in other sports

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As much as Cleveland and Golden State became annual opponents in the NBA Finals before James left the Cavaliers last summer to join the Los Angeles Lakers after losing the title for the third time in four years to Curry and the Warriors, Clemson and Alabama have squared off in the winter to help determine college football’s champion. Read More

Nauseating or just right? NFL officiating in the crosshairs

Mike Pereira was in his customary spot next to Troy Aikman in the Fox Sports broadcast booth for the Bears-Vikings game on the final week of the regular season, ready to chime in when needed on any close calls on the field. Read More

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