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Sports Alabama, Oregon, FSU, Ohio State are in playoff Alabama, Oregon, FSU, Ohio State are in playoff
Alabama is the top seed and will play No. 4 Ohio State in one semifinal at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Oregon is the second seed and will play third-seeded Florida State in the other semifinal at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Both games will be played New Year's Day.
Sports NFL begins final quarter with key games NFL begins final quarter with key games
Now, the Baltimore Ravens get a chance to perhaps replicate Denver's 201 yards rushing two weeks ago. Or New York's 277 yards rushing last Monday night - but not repeat the final score, which went in Miami's favor.
Sports Raiders, 49ers dealing with off-field issues Raiders, 49ers dealing with off-field issues
One team had its owner publicly apologize for the team's latest performance, the general manager's daughter call for the firing of the offensive coordinator and faces weekly reports about the head coach's possible departure after the season.
Sports OF Jayson Werth gets 10 days for reckless driving OF Jayson Werth gets 10 days for reckless driving
Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth was convicted Friday of reckless driving and sentenced to 10 days in jail for driving his Porsche over 100 mph on the Capital Beltway earlier this year.
Sports Boise State up one spot to 22 in playoff rankings Boise State up one spot to 22 in playoff rankings
Boise State is the highest ranked — and only ranked — team from outside the Big Five conferences, which puts the Broncos (10-2) in position to receive a bid to one of the four New Year's Day bowls.
Sports Ohio State player dead of self-inflicted gunshot Ohio State player dead of self-inflicted gunshot
A missing Ohio State football player who disappeared shortly after sending a text message about his concussions was found dead Sunday, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
Sports Adderall caused most MLB positive drug tests
While 113 big leaguers had exemptions in the past year to use otherwise banned substances to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Adderall caused eight of the 10 positive tests for stimulants under Major League Baseball's drug program.
Sports Sounders need rally to oust LA and reach MLS Cup Sounders need rally to oust LA and reach MLS Cup
This is not where the Sounders wanted to be. Worst case it was. The Sounders lost the first leg of the MLS Cup Western Conference finals 1-0 in Los Angeles a week ago. The second leg is Sunday in Seattle.