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The remarkably successful College Football Playoff

The college football Bowl Championship Series of old was flawed for a lot of reasons: it tried to use a lot of subjective reasons to “prove” who the best two teams in the nation were and why those two teams should get the chance to play for the national title. ...

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Longtime ESPN sportscaster Scott dies at 49

>>Associated Press   Stuart Scott was in his element, working a “Monday Night Football” game, when he was forced to leave for an appendix operation. Doctors discovered a tumor during surgery and Scott was diagnosed with cancer. But he made a point of continuing to live his life — at ...

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Govs end season with loss on Senior Night

CLARKSVILLE — The tears in senior defensive lineman Nii Lartey’s eyes told the story on Senior Night. A group of 18 seniors have witnessed another disappointing season unfold in front of them, with the journey ending on Saturday against Tennessee Tech. Lartey has only been in the program for a ...

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Lakers get 2nd win

>>Associated Press   ATLANTA — Kobe Bryant scored 28 points and the Los Angeles Lakers won for only the second time this season, beating the Atlanta Hawks 114-109 Tuesday night. Bryant’s biggest shot came with 1:11 remaining, when he backed in against Thabo Sefolosha and made a fadeaway jumper despite ...

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No. 1 Kentucky, No. 4 Duke take easy rout in Indy

>>Associated Press   INDIANAPOLIS — Top-ranked Kentucky and Duke looked like championship contenders Tuesday night. Kansas and Michigan State showed they’ve still got a long way to go. In what had been billed as a potential Final Four preview, less than a mile from where the championship game will be ...

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