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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From small-town Ohio kid to Louisiana legend, Joe Burrow capped his record-breaking, Heisman-winning season by bringing a national championship to LSU.

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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — LSU’s Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Clemson’s Travis Etienne have much more in common than their Louisiana backgrounds heading into the national title game. 

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa put an end to the initial question about his future, announcing Monday that he is entering the NFL draft and closing the book on a college career that began with a splash and ended with a devastating injury.

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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert scored his third rushing touchdown of the 106th Rose Bowl on a thrilling 30-yard run with 7:41 to play Wednesday night, and No. 7 Oregon held off No. 11 Wisconsin 28-27 to win its third straight trip to the Granddaddy of Them All.

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — With a few exceptions, the Patriots’ defense demoralized opposing offenses this season by limiting big plays and opportunities in the red zone. 

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At a crowded news conference last December, Ryan Day sat next to Ohio State legend Urban Meyer whose sudden decision to retire overshadowed the announcement of Day’s ascension to head coach of the storied program.

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DALLAS (AP) — Even though the Dallas Cowboys still have a path to the playoffs, there’s a feeling of inevitability in one of the most disappointing seasons for Jerry Jones in 30 years as owner and general manager.

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ATLANTA (AP) — Derek Stingley Jr. sat flanked by the Heisman Trophy favorite and LSU coach Ed Orgeron, as usual the youngster in the group.

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Hayden Fry, the Texan who revived Iowa football and became a Hawkeye State institution over two decades as a Big Ten coach, has died. He was 90.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein’s bail was increased from $1 million to $5 million on Wednesday over allegations he violated his pretrial release conditions by mishandling or disabling his electronic ankle monitor dozens of times in recent months.

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The man and woman who stormed a Jewish market in a deadly shooting in Jersey City clearly targeted the place, the mayor said Wednesday, amid growing fears the bloodshed was an anti-Semitic attack.

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The way the Tennessee Titans offense is rolling under Ryan Tannehill, an early interception proved to be an easy obstacle to overcome.

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano has endured insults and injury during a topsy-turvy junior season. He persevered, and on Saturday night he threw for 415 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Volunteers to a 24-20 victory over Missouri.

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Busch casually collected the championship flag from his team and did a slow, subdued celebratory lap. The most polarizing driver in NASCAR had just won his second Cup title and wanted to soak in the moment with his true fans.

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KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee’s frontcourt concerns heading into the season are even greater than anticipated now that the NCAA has determined 7-foot Arizona State transfer Uros Plavsic can’t play for the Volunteers this year.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Christian McCaffrey had 166 yards from scrimmage and scored three touchdowns, and the Carolina Panthers bounced back from an embarrassing defeat with a 30-20 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

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HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg paraded the MVP trophy for delirious fans packed behind the dugout. Max Scherzer tearfully hugged his teammates. Gerardo Parra did the Baby Shark chop, Sean Doolittle flapped snow angels next to the mound.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — George Springer shook his head at the mere mention of Houston Astros teammate Justin Verlander’s past October trouble, the only pitcher in baseball history to go 0-5 in the World Series.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — NL MVP candidate Anthony Rendon surveyed his teammates scattered around the Nationals Park diamond, whoopin’ it up after clinching a World Series berth.

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HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole, Max Scherzer and a slew of aces get the World Series started in Houston, then the scene shifts to Capitol Hill.

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The temptation to look to the future is understandable for Mississippi coach Matt Luke. After all, the most productive skill position players are freshmen, and a rebuilt defensive unit is filled with first-year starters and newcomers filling key roles.

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ATLANTA (AP) — Marcell Ozuna and Kolten Wong each hit two-run doubles in the ninth inning as the St. Louis Cardinals overcame shaky defense and a wild finish to extend Atlanta’s postseason misery, holding off the Braves 7-6 in Game 1 of the NL Division Series on Thursday night.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — After all the heartache and close calls, all the early exits, maybe it makes sense that a 20-year-old kid who never had been to the postseason, Juan Soto, would help the Washington Nationals finally advance.

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CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Alex Bowman had just advanced to the second round of NASCAR’s playoffs, climbed from his car and slumped to the ground, dehydrated and overcome by the heat. As he was receiving medical attention, Bubba Wallace approached him and angrily splashed liquid in Bowman’s face.

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NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been almost two decades since the Atlanta Braves advanced in the playoffs. After a sluggish conclusion to another rousing regular season, they’re positive this year can be different.

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers have successfully navigated one-third of the season largely because of one of the Southeastern Conference’s better defenses.

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NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans got an extra day of much-needed practice Monday after giving themselves plenty to fix after a terrible performance under the lights in Jacksonville.

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees and Wil Lutz supplied the accuracy and poise New Orleans needed to overcome another officiating gaffe and its defense’s late collapse.

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia (1-0) will be eager to get plenty of players into the game, especially those who didn’t make the trip to Vanderbilt for the opener last weekend, in its home matchup with Ohio Valley Conference program Murray State on Saturday in Athens.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s decision to shift $3.6 billion from military construction projects to build 175 miles of President Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border drew sharp pushback Wednesday from some Democrats.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley has a foot injury that could sideline him all season.

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