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College football rankings: First 2017 Playoff poll features Georgia, Alabama at the top

College football rankings: First 2017 Playoff poll features Georgia, Alabama at the top

FOOTBALL
The first set of College Football Playoff rankings is here. Buckle up, folks. There’s plenty to discuss.But first, a look at the complete poll:We’ll start at the top, where Georgia is peering down at the rest of the pack. Yes, including No. 2 Alabama. That may have been a bit startling if you were watching the live CFP rankings show — especially if you’ve been following the AP Top 25 closely. Alabama hasn’t budged from the top spot all year.That said, it makes sense. The Bulldogs have better wins — the Tide tried to schedule a marquee nonconference game, but Florida State has been the most disappointing team in the country. That win doesn’t carry nearly as much weight as Georgia’s road victory over No. 3 Notre Dame (we’ll get to them next). Simply put, the committee doesn’t operate
College Football Playoff rankings: Two-team SEC playoff alive with Bama, Georgia and Auburn

College Football Playoff rankings: Two-team SEC playoff alive with Bama, Georgia and Auburn

Sports
The first set of College Football Playoff rankings was unveiled Tuesday. Cue the outrage, right? There's still a long way until that final set of College Football Playoff rankings on Dec. 3, but that won't stop the arguments after Georgia, Alabama, Notre Dame and Clemson took the top four spots heading into Week 10. Things will play out on the field, but the playoff committee dropped some not-so-subtle clues about how it might play out the next month. Here are five overreactions from the first set of rankings: 1. Two-team SEC playoff is real Whether putting Georgia (8-0) in the No. 1 spot ahead of No. 2 Alabama (8-0) was done for television purposes is debatable at best. The Crimson Tide would be favored if the SEC championship game was this week. The 1-2 p...
The Story Of First Special Olympics, A Heroic Woman's Story Set As Feature From ShivHans Pictures & Ken Kwapis

The Story Of First Special Olympics, A Heroic Woman's Story Set As Feature From ShivHans Pictures & Ken Kwapis

OLYMPICS
Provided by ShivHan Pictures, with permissionEXCLUSIVE: Diversity also includes the disabled and now there is a feature film project in development about one woman’s struggle to make sure the disabled were recognized and allowed to participate in their own Olympics during a time when Olympic fever was at its height. Shivani Rawat’s ShivHans Pictures has partnered with Ken Kwapis’ In Cahoots to produce Special, the story of Anne Burke and the first Special Olympic Games. Kwapis is attached to direct and Matthew Scott Weiner will write the script based on his pitch. ShivHans has already acquired the life rights for Burke and will finance the project’s development.Special is the true, inspirational tale of 24 year-old Anne Burke who, in 1968, during a time of social and poli
WWE 2K18 serves up massive roster and expanded match area

WWE 2K18 serves up massive roster and expanded match area

WWE
Sports video game fans get new iterations of their favourite games each year. It is no different with the WWE wrestling game series, which is refreshed around October. For this year though, its developers Yuke's and Visual Concepts have decided to stop support for last-generation consoles.This breakaway from outdated hardware has allowed them to introduce fresh enhancements.The menu layout is reworked to make it less cluttered and for easier navigation of options.One of the features that has made every release unique is the roster, and this year's is massive with selected personalities from three current brands of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) - RAW, Smackdown and NXT. The roster also includes past legends who have retired or died.There is also much diversity due to WWE's recent r...
NBA games Tuesday, scores, highlights, updates: Westbrook, Giannis to duke it out

NBA games Tuesday, scores, highlights, updates: Westbrook, Giannis to duke it out

Score Center
It's a spooky Tuesday night of NBA games and it's featuring some big names as well as a few up and comers. The Pacers have a chance to knock off a not-very-good Kings team and they have the offense to do it while the PIstons will look to continue a successful west coast road trip against the Lakers. Just be careful of Suns and Nets on this Halloween night. Brooklyn puts up points in a hurry, but Phoenix is the basketball equivalent of a jump scare. Just when the Nets think they're safe out pops the Suns and puts a scare into 'em. NBA scores for Tuesday, Oct. 31 Sacramento Kings at Indiana Pacers, 83-101Phoenix Suns at Brooklyn Nets, 7:30 p.m. ET (GameTracker) Oklahoma City Thunder at Milwaukee Bucks, 8 p.m. ET (GameTracker) Detroit Pistons at Los Angeles Lakers, 10:30 p....
Duchess of Cambridge seeks tennis tips for Prince George

Duchess of Cambridge seeks tennis tips for Prince George

TENNIS
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceThe Duchess of Cambridge has said she is teaching Prince George to play tennis - but admits her four-year-old son "only wants to whack the ball".Catherine, a huge tennis fan who is patron of the Lawn Tennis Association, told LTA coach Sam Richardson of her attempts to encourage George.Mr Richardson told her it was better to wait for children "to show interest".The duchess, on a visit to the national tennis centre, said she had also sought tips from Andy Murray's mother Judy.The duchess is a regular spectator at Wimbledon, which is just three miles from the national tennis centre - and perhaps has an eye on a move from its royal box to a seat in the players' family box in the years ahead.Mr Richardson revealed: "She asked what kind of stuff Geo...
College Football Playoff rankings: Georgia, Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson are in top four

College Football Playoff rankings: Georgia, Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson are in top four

FOOTBALL
CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' college football reporter Paul Myerberg breaks down the hottest headlines from Week 9. USA TODAY SportsGeorgia wide receiver Mecole Hardman (4) reacts with running back D'Andre Swift after scoring a touchdown against Missouri.(Photo: Dale Zanine, USA TODAY Sports)The first rankings from the College Football Playoff committee were released Tuesday evening with some surprises among the top four teams. At the top are two unbeaten SEC teams in Georgia and Alabama. The Bulldogs and Crimson Tide are in opposite order in major polls. However, committee chairman Kirby Hocutt noted Georgia's wins against No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 16 Mississippi State as the reason for putting Kirby Smart's team ahead of the Alabama, which has no wins among te...