ESPN has revealed the matchups for the third annual College Football Playoff. No. 1 Alabama will face No. 4 Washington, and No. 2 Clemson has No. 3 Ohio State. Both games will be played on December 31, with the final on January 9 in Tampa.
Saturday afternoon, Warriors forward Draymond Green went off on the NBA for its stance that kicking other players can be an unnatural act:
The challenge of looking away from the NFL has two parts.
Today’s cricket match between Australia and New Zealand was a big win for the Aussies, letting them keep their number one spot in the one-day international rankings. It also included this completely sick one-handed diving catch from Australia team captain Steve Smith:
Just when it looked like the jig was up for Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher, he reminded everyone that for Jeff Fisher, the jig is never up.
As time expired on Penn State’s win over Wisconsin in tonight’s Big Ten championship game, Fox announcer Gus Johnson tried to capture the gravity of the moment—and the Nittany Lions’ first conference title since 2008—but managed to utter some regrettable words about it being a “milestone in the healing process.”
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Another Harvard men’s athletics program has been disciplined for creating and maintaining a spreadsheet used to evaluate sexually their female counterparts; unlike the men’s soccer team, the men’s cross country team cooperated with the investigation, leading to a lighter punishment.
The father of a California high school football player arrested on suspicion of sexual assault has tried to defend his son by saying that everything was consensual, as the girl “basically chased my son down.”
Less than a week after one of the Baylor officials directly involved in the sexual assault scandal landed a job, another seemed primed to possibly snag one of his own—until the school in question said “fuck that.”
The University of Oregon’s president has called for an investigation of “free-speech policy violations” by the school’s athletic department—two weeks after department officials threatened to pull credentials from the student newspaper for an article on reported acts of violence by a football player.
To celebrate the holidays, Amazon’s offering a pretty spectacular deal on a few dozen grocery and household essentials: Buy $75, save $25 at checkout.
Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers leads the NFL in receptions and now, apparently, in identity crises. Some questions and non-answers from a conversation with reporters yesterday, as captured by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Spurs are up 2-0 at the half against Swansea thanks to Heung-Min Son’s magic in stoppage time. We told you!
With Manchester City losing 3-1 to Chelsea in stoppage time, Sergio Agüero apparently wasn’t ready to start taking things easy. With just a few minutes left, Agüero lunged for a truly dirty tackle into Chelsea’s David Luiz—which didn’t go over well, and so we got ourselves a fight. Highlights (or, perhaps, lowlights)…
It’s been an odd start to the 2016-17 Premier League campaign for Tottenham Hotspur: Sitting fifth after 13 matches played, Spurs suffered their first defeat just last weekend to a Chelsea side currently playing some of the most dominant football in Europe. Normally, this would not be such a bad position to be in. But…