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Don't panic. Even if the team were forced to lean on Tyler Zeller for the entire season (and that's really the worst-case scenario), they'd be okay and would still make the playoffs. Golden State made it particularly tough on the Celtics during the third quarter when it expanded its seven-point halftime lead to a 29-point advantage.
  • Raonic unfazed over likely semi-final clash with Murray

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    But Raonic, showing lovely variety to compliment his easy power, earned a break point in the fifth game and three more at 4-4 when an increasingly ragged Murray was given a time violation warning by the umpire. Playing a match knowing victory is not essential is a odd scenario for sportsmen who rarely play anything other than knockout tennis, while Murray had three hours and 20 minutes in his already tired legs from Wednesday's epic clash with Nishikori.
  • Oklahoma got the biggest boost from Louisville's loss to Houston

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    Plus, teams #1 and #2 would not face-off sometimes due to the bowl restrictions. The victor gains a big advantage on Saturday. Iowa just like Pitt wasn't going to let that happen.No. While the current system is better, it still has its weaknesses. After all of last week's upsets, there's an abundance of possible chaos to inflict on the playoff selection committee.
  • LSU Tigers Jump Big In Latest College Football Playoff Rankings

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    There's no guarantee, of course, that the committee would take a one-loss UW team with a relatively weak schedule over, say, a one-loss Louisville team. One other note, keep an eye out for 1-loss West Virginia who are right behind the Trojans at number 14. Now a year ago the decision was easy, but just imagine how great the playoff would be if it expanded to eight teams.
  • Tracking the College Football Playoff

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    Those big cheers you heard? No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4 in the College Football Playoff rankings all lost and have sent the committee into a black hole of chaos. CLEMSON - The Tigers, who were runners-up to Alabama last season and figured to be the Crimson Tide's strongest challenger again, stumbled badly with a home loss to Pittsburgh.
  • Webber ends career with endurance podium

    Webber ends career with endurance podium

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    With Toyota unable to challenge and the championship-winning No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid hitting trouble in the opening hour, Audi paved the way for a fitting sendoff after a remarkable 18-year run in top-level sports auto racing. It had been the sister #97 auto of Darren Turner and Jonathan Adam that made the early running, the British duo leading the first half of the race before losing a front-right wheel at the start of hour four.
  • Liufau scores 3 TDs, No. 12 Colorado beats No. 20 Wash State

    Liufau scores 3 TDs, No. 12 Colorado beats No. 20 Wash State

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    Led by senior quarterback Sefo Liufau (1,535 yards, 10 touchdowns, three interceptions), the Buffaloes offense will look to keep up with the Cougars in points; Colorado averages 35.2. According to ESPN's matchup predictor , which is based on its Football Power Index, Colorado wins the matchup between the two teams 59.2% of the time.
  • Oklahoma Beats West Virginia 56-28

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    WVU's Skyler Howard got away with one at Texas, leading the team to victory despite throwing three interceptions. "These guys are way smarter than me, so they know how big this game is for our program", coach Ken Niumatalolo told the Washington Post.
  • Big 12 Week 12 preview

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    According to ESPN.com, both of these teams are ranked in the top 15 of both the college football playoff ranks and AP Poll this week. "We need to be more consistent and we can't have the game-changing moments, just can't have it", Holgorsen stated.
  • Ohio State hoping to avoid tripping at Michigan State: Crowquill

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    The first-time starter mustered his heroic feat on the road to added to this already impressive feat. Clearly if the committee agrees with me, things will get sticky if they win out and don't go to Indy. Now if the Buckeyes beat the Wolverines, they have the division title to the Nittany Lions. "We would hope that they would reconsider this decision and that Ohio State would follow the lead of MI and Penn State in not participating in this endeavor".
  • Ko shoots 10-under 62, leads LPGA Tour finale

    Ko shoots 10-under 62, leads LPGA Tour finale

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    Lydia Ko and Ariya Jutanugarn will settle the LPGA Tour's biggest awards and prizes Sunday at Tiburon. She started well with birdie on the second hole, but then bogeyed the third. England's Charley Hull is just a shot off the lead after the opening round of the LPGA Tour's CME Group Tour Championship in Florida. Jutanugarn had her coach on-site earlier today to give her some encouraging words prior to teeing off Saturday.