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2017 NCAA Division I Football Championship Field Announced

2017 NCAA Division I Football Championship Field Announced

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  INDIANAPOLIS -- The field of 24 teams competing for the 2017 NCAA Division I Football Championship was announced today by the NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee. The top eight national seeds will host winners from the first-round match-ups. VIEW THE BRACKET | SRS RANKINGS Defending national champion James Madison University (11-0) tops the bracket as the number one seed after winning the Colonial Athletic Association. The Dukes are making their fourth straight and 14th overall appearance in the championship. North Dakota State University (10-1) is the number two seed after capturing the automatic qualifying berth from the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The Bison, five-time champion, are making their eighth straight and overall appearance in the champio...
Sometimes, the cupcakes on the SEC football schedule don’t go down so easily

Sometimes, the cupcakes on the SEC football schedule don’t go down so easily

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Kam Lott’s interception was one of five turnovers forced by Mercer in its 24-10 loss at Auburn on Sept. 16. (Judy Stapleton/Mercer athletics) Among the college football postseason awards, which are believed to number in the low millions, somebody ought to dole one to the Mercer University Bears of Macon, Ga., for their scheduling valor. Good payouts be damned, it’s still true that a program reborn only in 2013, sitting in fifth place in the Southern Conference of the Football Championship Subdivision, somehow finds a season in which it played at Auburn on Sept. 16 and will play at Alabama on Saturday. You may cringe now. Actually, skip the cringe. While nobody much likes this traditional November week when Southeastern Conference teams tend to play outmanned teams from plucky never-n
Cricket: Sri Lanka dare to dream of India Test upset

Cricket: Sri Lanka dare to dream of India Test upset

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  Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal, left, speaks, with chief coach Nic Pothas seated beside him during an arrival press conference prior to their cricket series against India in Kolkata, India, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. Sri Lanka and India will play one warm-up, three tests, three one-day international and three Twenty20 match starting from Nov. 11. (AP Photo/Bikas Das) More Captain Dinesh Chandimal is dreaming of Sri Lanka making history by winning a Test in India -- despite being huge underdogs against the world's top-ranked side when the series begins in Kolkata on Thursday. Sri Lanka lost all nine matches -- three Tests, five one-day internationals and a Twenty20 international -- as they were humiliated at home by Virat Kohli's tourists from late July to September....
NBA games Wednesday, scores, highlights, updates: Durant, Porzingis held out

NBA games Wednesday, scores, highlights, updates: Durant, Porzingis held out

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  What's up everybody. Welcome back for another FANtastic night of NBA action. Getting things underway, we'll see if the red-hot New York Knicks can keep up their winning ways without Kristaps Porzingis as they take on the equally surprising Orlando Magic. Meanwhile, the Detroit Pistons will try to improve on their strong start when they host the Indiana Pacers. Later on, we'll have an ESPN doubleheader. First, the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics will renew their historic rivalry, as Lonzo Ball makes his first trip to the TD Garden, and later, the new-look Minnesota Timberwolves will face a strong test against the Golden State Warriors side that will, however, be without Kevin Durant. Stay tuned right here for all of the news, notes, scores, and highlights from W...
Live coverage of England’s second tour match against Cricket Australia XI in Adelaide

Live coverage of England’s second tour match against Cricket Australia XI in Adelaide

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  ENGLAND’S fast bowling stocks have suffered another blow, with paceman Jake Ball spraining an ankle in the tour game against a Cricket Australia XI. England hierarchy say Ball’s sprained right ankle will prevent him returning on the second day of the four-day fixture at Adelaide Oval. The CA XI are 5-128 at Thursday’s dinner break, after bowling the tourists out for 293. Ball’s injury creates more concern for the touring camp who have already sent home paceman Steven Finn because of a knee injury. Seamer Tom Curran is due to arrive on Friday in Australia after being summoned as replacement for Finn. The tourists also are planning to be without allrounder and fellow quick bowling option Ben Stokes for the looming Test series. He remains in England awaiting the outcome
Oklahoma prevails over Oklahoma State in record-setting Bedlam game

Oklahoma prevails over Oklahoma State in record-setting Bedlam game

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football is the most favorite and most played game through all over the world and we are here representing as sports news blog have a news regarding football In a game with significant Big 12, Heisman Trophy and College Football Playoff implications, fifth-ranked Oklahoma won a wild, record-setting Bedlam game on the road against No. 11 Oklahoma State 62-52. The Sooners recorded 785 yards of total offense, led by quarterback Baker Mayfield's 598 passing yards – 265 of which were hauled in by wide receiver Marquise Brown. Both players set single-game records for Oklahoma. The combined 114 points was also a series record. The Sooners and Cowboys scored a combined 76 points in the first half as they entered the break tied at 38-38. In a meeting of two high-powered offenses, more times
LaBar: WWE WrestleMania 34 Main Events, Why It Won’t Go International, Next Cities To Get It

LaBar: WWE WrestleMania 34 Main Events, Why It Won’t Go International, Next Cities To Get It

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  its Annual time of the year when WWE host a match named as WrestleMania name. 100,000 tickets get sold with high recored breaking ever,stated by officials. As tickets for WrestleMania 34 in April are about to hit the market, it's the time of year when the guessing game begins. The matches? The surprises? Future venues? Will Mania ever go outside of North America? So here I go... The four matches that could be realistically forecasted to build WrestleMania around: Brock Lesnar versus Roman Reigns. Jinder Mahal versus John Cena. Ronda Rousey versus Charlotte. Braun Strowman versus The Undertaker. The fact No Mercy in September had two first-time-ever matches both WrestleMania worthy with Reigns versus Cena and Brock versus Braun tells me Vince McMa...
St. Pierre wins UFC title fight to cap night of new champs

St. Pierre wins UFC title fight to cap night of new champs

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NEW YORK (AP) — Georges St. Pierre returned from a four-year layoff and peered through the river of blood that flowed down his face to choke out Michael Bisping and win the middleweight championship at UFC 217 on Saturday night. “I took this fight to challenge myself and I am honored to be champion once again,” he said. St. Pierre’s win in the main event made it 3 for 3 for the championship challengers at Madison Square Garden in what was easily UFC’s card of the year. T.J. Dillashaw won the bantamweight championship and Rose Namajunas won the strawweight title on the pay-per-view card. UFC 217 goes on the short list of one of the promotion’s great cards — and a promotion at a crossroads got a vintage performance from an MMA legend in St. Pierre and a breakthrough outing from Namajunas
Rose Namajunas over Joanna Jedrzejczyk by KO? Odds against it were astounding

Rose Namajunas over Joanna Jedrzejczyk by KO? Odds against it were astounding

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By: Blue Corner | November 5, 2017 12:15 am Follow @MMAjunkie Rose Namajunas came into her fight with Joanna Jedrzejczyk as the biggest underdog on the entire UFC 217 card. That makes her win to claim the strawweight title a bonafide shock, but how she did it is even more of an upset.According to at least two different sports betting sites, odds of a Namajunas win by TKO or KO were +2500 (meaning a bet of $100 would win you $2,500). That makes it one of the least likely possible results – second only to a draw (+8000) – according to the odds.Twitter reacts to Rose Namajunas' title-winning KO of Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 217It makes sense, of course. Namajunas (7-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) had never won a pro fight via strikes. Jedrzejczyk (14-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) had never lost as an MMA fighte