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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — This is Clemson coach Dabo Swinney's favorite time of the year — his league champion Tigers primed for bowl practice and ready to chase a national title. "This is fun for me," Swinney said Tuesday night. The top-ranked Tigers (12-1, No. 1 CFP) have had most of the past 10 days off since dismantling Miami 38-3 to win their third straight Atlantic Coast Conference crown. That brought a third consecutive trip to the College Football Playoff where they'll face No. 4 Alabama (11-..

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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — This is Clemson coach Dabo Swinney's favorite time of the year — his league champion Tigers primed for bowl practice and ready to chase a national title. "This..
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Nick Saban isn't happy about one major new distraction, and it has nothing to do with Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt's hiring at Tennessee. The..
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis understands the position the Jacksonville Jaguars are in, maybe even better than anyone. Lewis is the lone holdover from ..
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Shout it from the top of Mount Washington: It's the Game of the Year! Perhaps the Game of the Decade!! Maybe the Game of the Millennium!!! Or, very possibly, a big dud. Until their..
The 2017-18 college football bowl season begins Saturday, and that means the same debates that have tugged at the college football postseason for the last several years are going t..
Gus Malzahn was named one of seven finalists for the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award on Wednesday, the American Heart Association announced. Malzahn, who won the award in 2013 ..
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Photo: Paul Kuroda, Special To The Chronicle Serra isn’t playing with house money, says coach Patrick Walsh. Completing the Padres’ already greatest season with a win Friday over C..
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SCOREBOARD Monday, Dec. 11 New England at Miami, 8:30 p.m. EST. Tom Brady and the Patriots have won eight games in row, and will clinch their ninth consecutive AFC East title with ..
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Former Briar Woods and current Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley is one of a large number of D.M.V. natives playing in a bowl game this season. (Photo by Richard A. Lipski/The ..
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Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph watches his players prior to an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Denver (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) INDIANA..
Waived by the Tennessee Titans on Saturday, fullback Jalston Fowler returned to an NFL roster -- although as a practice-squad member -- on Tuesday. The Seattle Seahawks announ..
For the record, Tre Williams is healthy. The Auburn linebacker said he is ready to go when the Tigers face Scott Frost and Central Florida in the Peach Bowl on Jan. 1. William..
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Approaching 30, Demaryius Thomas isn't the same wide receiver who combined breakaway speed and superior size to join Tory Holt and Marvin Harrison as the on..